October 18, 2012 05:11 AM by Stephanie Gustafson
It was tough to say goodbye to Jessica Sanchez last season on American Idol. She’s such a sweet and talented young lady, so we couldn’t be more excited when we learned that the Idol runner-up will once again grace our TV screens! That’s right, Jessica is officially on board for a recurring role on Glee!
A huge subset of the American Idol fan population also happens to be obsessed with Glee. These Gleek idols have been particularly excited to learn about Jessica Sanchez’s new role on the hit TV show. Several responded with great enthusiasm on Twitter after Ryan Murphy tweeted, “Michael Ausiello broke news of Jessica Sanchez on Glee. With voices like Jessica, Lea, Naya, Melissa, Amber, and Jenna…Streisand episode?”
There’s been plenty of themed episodes on Glee, but we’re inclined to agree with Ryan…a Barbara Streisand episode would be amazing! She is, after all, Rachel’s idol!
We don’t know much as to the nature of the role Jessica’s taking on, but rumor has it she could be playing a new love interest for Finn. If that rumor is true, it would mean we’d be seeing more of the good Mr. Monteith, and we’re cool with that! The age difference is a little weird, what with Jessica being 17 and Cory being 30, but they are playing teenagers.
Another detail that also has yet to be released: when Jessica’s tenure on the show will begin. We’re guessing it won’t happen right away, as Glee just introduced a ton of new characters. But as far as we’re concerned, the sooner the better!
Are you excited to see Jessica Sanchez on Glee? How do you think she’ll fit in with the rest of the cast? Feel free to share your thoughts and reactions in the comments section below!
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