According to TV Line, Season 11 runner-up, Jessica Sanchez is nearing a deal for a multi-episode arc on Season 4.
Co- creator, Ryan Murphy has casted some American Idol rejects on his hit show Glee. Amber Riley (Mercedes) sang for American Idol producers when she was 16. Glee project winner, Samuel Larsen made it to Hollywood in Season 9. But an American Idol finalist has never been casted on Glee…until now.
Jessica Sanchez dropped by the Today show this morning to perform. Phillip Phillips was scheduled to perform with her, but he has cancelled all of his promo appearances this week in anticipation of having surgery that will correct a congenital kidney problem. UPDATED: Added Jessica’s performance of “And I Am Telling You”
Severe storm warnings in Washington DC cut short the PBS Memorial Day Concert, but at least Jessica Sanchez got to sing the National Anthem to open the concert. Unfortunately, the show was stopped before she could appear again.
Daughtry was the first musical act. The band’s hit “Home” was set against a backdrop of soldiers reuniting with their families.