Jessica Sanchez Headed to 'Glee'
'American Idol' runner-up lands recurring role, details not divulged
"American Idol" runner-up Jessica Sanchez has booked a recurring role on "Glee." The 17-year-old vocal powerhouse may have lost to Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips earlier this year, but she has won a coveted spot on the Golden Globe-winning program.
Although the details of her character have not been divulged, "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy took to Twitter about a possible themed episode now that Sanchez is on board. He wrote, "Jessica Sanchez on Glee. With voices like Jessica, Lea, Naya, Melissa, Amber, and Jenna... Streisand episode?"
Since the "Idol" season finale, Sanchez spent the summer with her fellow finalists on a summer tour and has been working on tracks for her debut album with Interscope Records. She also performed at the Republican National Convention in August.
"Glee" airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on FOX. "American Idol" returns in January 2013 on FOX.