Jessica Sanchez: 'Glee' will give the season 11 'American Idol' runner-up a recurring role. Jessica Sanchez may play a love interest to Finn on Glee. Sanchez is not the first 'Idol' contestant to leap to TV or Broadway.
Sanchez, who came in second behind “Idol” winner Phillip Phillips in season 11 of the show this past May, will appear on multiple episodes of the show later in the season, and some fans are wondering if the singer will play a love interest for high school graduate Finn (Cory Monteith).
“With voices like Jessica, Lea, Naya, Melissa, Amber, and Jenna… Streisand episode?” Murphy wrote on Twitter.
Sanchez isn’t the first “Idol” runner-up to parlay her appearances on the hit Fox singing contest into success in other areas of entertainment.