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This is interesting, and maybe a very smart idea by Fox!

Network synergy at its finest: Glee is looking to cast recent American Idol contest Jessica Sanchez, who was the runner-up on season 11.

TV Line broke the story:

Jessica Sanchez, whose monster pipes and near-perfect pitch carried her all the way to a second-place finish on Season 11 of American Idol, is nearing a deal to join Glee‘s fourth season in a multi-episode arc, TVLine has learned exclusively.

There are no details yet available on what role Glee executive producer Ryan Murphy might have in store for the 16-year-old California native, but the plan would be to have her join the cast midway through the first half of Season 4, after she completes her duties on the Idols Live summer tour. Presumably, though, Sanchez’s character would in some capacity — either as part of McKinley High’s New Directions show choir or at the New York Academy for the Dramatic Arts where Rachel Berry is headed in the fall — compete for solos with the show’s existing and impressive stable of vocalists. In other words, if you love a diva-off (and who doesn’t?), Season 4 of Glee is about to get intense.

Do you think Sanchez would be a good choice for Glee? Arguably, it could be a bigger career prize than a record contract from Idol.

Watch her performance of Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” to get a feel for her vocal power:

  • SarcasticLuna

    -_- <——this sums up my opinion

    • Josh

      So sarcastic.

  • Selenalover12345

    why can she be on glee at 16 years old, but we can’t audition for it unless we’re 18? that’s sooo unfair.

    • http://hypable.com John Thrasher

      Yeah they’ve been pretty adamant about that policy with The Glee Project etc, so this is interesting. I suspect we’ll hear something about this at Comic Con.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tard-McShitty-Titties/100003942868820 Tard McShitty-Titties

      Because she is more talented than you. 

      • Guest

        And you know that how…? 
        We don’t even know whether she can act or not actually.
        But seeing that this is Glee they might not even care…

    • Lucia

      legally it’s a lot more complicated to have minors on a film set so they would try to minimise it as much as possible. Besides, they would be looking for people that can portray these YA storylines, and if you legally can’t participate in what they’re putting on screen then they won’t get a very believable performance, will they?

  • http://twitter.com/Dillon_Mays Dillon Mays

    This will be a better career for her.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKZIG7MXV2IMZZ3JDKGSNMJ2RE Chris

    I don’t watch Glee, but her voice is fantastic and this would be really great for her!

  • Anon8

    She’s talented no doubt, but Glee’s always had a very strict +18 policy, so I wonder how this will play out. Hey, it worked for Katherine McPhee and Smash!

  • jozefd14

    Look at all the buzz surrounding Jessica Sanchez ever since she became runner-up. Where is Philip? =/ Love the photo that John Thrasher posted on his instagram that the majority of the people who became runner-up on American Idol, had a stable career and were remembered the most. 

  • ca

    this is great! she’s really talented. although I don’t really want her to become a regular.. glee’s a mess.. she’s too good for that.. a guest star would be nice though.. at least I can watch her on TV again :p but she’s a singer first and foremost.. so.. can’t wait for her album! :))

  • GoodGollyMissMolly

    From watching Idol from the auditions this seasons, she immediately stuck out in my mind as an amazing singer. Yes she is an amazing singer, but from every interview I’ve seen from her she seems extremely fake. I can’t make any real judgements since I’ve never seen her in person, but she doesn’t strike me as someone who could act. I honestly hope this deal falls through. 

  • Trel

    As hard as Todric Hall has tried to get on Glee and for them to give him this crap about not wanting to mix Idol with Glee and then Jessica is in “talks” to be on Glee and utterly unfair. 

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