Jessica Sanchez To Shoot Glee Episodes in January

Here’s some scoop from American Idol runner-up, Jessica Sanchez, and her upcoming role on Glee from E News.

When Marc Malkin asked the American Idol runner up about the Finn (Cory Monteith) romance rumors at Saturday’s Carousel of Hope ball, she brushed them off. “Everybody thinks that, but I’m not even sure. That would be interesting.”

What is certain is that she’ll be in a “a couple” of episodes that will be shot in January and will air in the spring.

“We met up with Ryan Murphy,” the singer said. “I guess he found me interesting after that, and now I’m going to be on Glee. It’s amazing. It’s awesome.”

Boo that we’ll have to wait until spring to see Jessica on Glee. But we’ll have plenty of opportunities to catch her on the concert stage and promoting her upcoming CD.

As an aside, it’s hilarious to me that TV Line’s recent speculation on Jessica’s Glee character becoming Finn’s love interest has become a full blown rumor on the internet. It was nothing more than a super-lazy way to link to a previous “scoop.”

I mean SERIOUSLY? 16 year old Jessica will no doubt play a student–either at McKinley or at a rival high school, while Finn is set to become the temporary director of New Directions. I know Glee co-creator, Ryan Murphy has produced some questionable plot twists, but I can’t see him hooking up an underage student with a teacher’s aid–particularly when the actors in question are 16 and 30 years old in real life.

The internet really bugs me sometimes. Maybe I need to start making up stupid spec that makes no sense just for hits.

ETA: A correction. Jessica just turned 17. But still.

VIA E Online

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