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MAR
18
2 YEARS

Jessica Sanchez Returns to 'American Idol' on Thursday; Confirms 'Glee' Air Date

The season 11 runner-up will perform her new single, "Tonight," with Ne-Yo on the Fox show's March 21 elimination episode.

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Season 11 runner-up Jessica Sanchez will return to the American Idol stage for Thursday night’s results show. On the night season 12's finalists are cut from nine to eight, the 17-year old Chula Vista, Calif., native will debut her new single, “Tonight,” accompanied by special guest Ne-Yo.

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Sanchez’s debut album via 19 Recordings/Interscope, called Me, You & the Music, is scheduled for release on April 30 and is available for pre-order now on Amazon. A fan-exclusive pre-order also will be available March 21 at Sanchez's official site and includes an instant download of "Tonight."

Sanchez's album is said to be "high-energy" and "beat-soaked," according to a release to be issued Tuesday. 

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In other news, Sanchez will guest star as a legendary singer from a rival high school on the May 2 episode of Fox's Glee. She'll also appear on the May 9 season finale.

Twitter: @Idol_Worship ; @Michele Amabile