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American Idol

Jessica Sanchez Dishes Glee and the American Idol Judges — Exclusive

It’s been a big year for Jessica Sanchez, but 2013 is proving to be even more exciting for her! The American Idol Season 11 runner-up snagged a multi-episode arc on Glee and will be releasing her debut album shortly. She performed her debut single, "Tonight" featuring Ne-Yo, on the American Idol 2013 Top 8 elimination results show.

Wetpaint Entertainment caught up with Jessica on the red carpet for Trevor Live, a special event for the LGBTQ support organization The Trevor Project, where she performed alongside Kristin Chenoweth, Darren Criss, Naya Rivera and many more before Christmas last year.

Wetpaint Entertainment: What are your plans for the Holidays? Will you be seeing DeAndre?
Jessica Sanchez: DeAndre is actually here right now so we’ll be watching the show together but for Christmas and stuff I’m just going to be spending time with family. Which is amazing to me because I’ve been so busy this past year running around I haven’t seen much of them.

How is recording going for your debut album?
Amazing, I’m almost done and it’s almost finalized so I’m very excited to put it out next year. It’s going to be amazing and I’m very excited.

Any idea when it will be coming out?
Sometime around the spring.

What can you tell us about your upcoming appearance on Glee?
I haven’t filmed yet and I don’t even know who my character is yet!

Do you know if you’ll be in the NYC plot or at the school?
I have no idea! But I’m very excited; I’ve been taking acting classes.

Is there someone on the show that you would love to work with?
Everybody, I’m very excited to meet the whole cast. I hear that I’m like Finn’s new love interest or something, those are just rumors but that would be fun to play.

How would you feel playing Finn’s love interest?
It would be awkward because he is A LOT older than me! You know I guess that is what acting is; you’ve got to pretend that he’s your age or you’re that person’s age. We’ll see, whatever happens, happens.

What do you think of the new American Idol judges?
I’m very excited to watch the show... Randy is a classic, Keith Urban he’s amazing and Mariah Carey is a legend, Nicki Minaj, I love her she’s so colorful. It’s going to be crazy. American Idol, they always have those judges that make big sparks just to make the show colorful.

04.26.2013 / 04:15 AM EDT by Carita Rizzo
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