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OCT
15
1 years

'American Idol' Alum Jessica Sanchez Officially Joins 'Glee'

The Season 11 runner-up will join the Fox show's fourth season in an unspecified role.

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It's official: American Idol Season 11 runner-up Jessica Sanchez is signed to a recurring role on Glee.

Although there are no details on what the 17-year-old Chula Vista, California native's role will be, rumors are buzzing about a new love interest for the character, Finn (Cory Monteith), according to TVLine.

VIDEO: Jessica Sanchez on Being 'American Idol' Runner-up

Sanchez has been busy recording tracks for her debut CD, and recently tweeted that the studio is her "second home."

The singer also performed at the 2012 City Of Hope Spirit of Life Awards Gala held at Exchange LA last Wednesday night, along with American Idol Season 6 winner Jordin Sparks, Britney Spears, The Pointer Sisters, and Miley Cyrus

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