Filipina-Mexican singer Jessica Sanchez on ‘Glee’

Her debut album ‘Me, You and The Music’ is set to release on April 30

Filipina-Mexican singer Jessica Sanchez, who was a first runner-up at Season 11 of ‘American Idol’ (AI), is playing the role of a legendary diva in the US musical comedy-drama ‘Glee’.

“I’m playing as a student from a rival school who is supposed to be a legendary diva—a powerhouse singer,” Sanchez told ‘People’ magazine. “It’s going to be a very busy month for me. I’m very excited because I’ve never acted before.”

She is the second Filipina singer after Charice Pempengco to be featured in ‘Glee’, which is created by American film and TV screenwriter Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, a director and producer of ‘Nip/Tuck’and ‘American Horror Story’ and producer Ian Brennan.

In 2010, Pempengco did three episodes for Season 2 of Glee, where she played the character Sunshine Corazon, who is the tough rival of Rachel Berry (Lea Michele).

Playing as Frida Romero, Sanchez will have an affair with Finn, played by Cory Montieth. She has already shot two episodes for ‘Glee’ this month and she will also be part of the season finale episode which will be aired on May 9.

“Yeah, my mum and my friends tell me, that I am going to be Finn’s love interest!” she said. “I am very excited if that happens. It would definitely be the role to play!”

Reports said the fans and followers of ‘Glee’ are extremely excited about Sanchez’s appearance in the TV series, as her debut album, ‘Me, You and The Music’, is due for release in the US on April 30.

Sanchez has posted photos of her visit to the studio of ‘Glee’ on her Twitter account . Also on her Twitter are her photos with ‘Glee’ stars Matthew Morrison, Amber Railey and Irish-American-Filipino Darren Criss. Her photo with Criss is also posted on her Instagram page.

On April 15, she tweeted, “Ahhhh I’m so excited for glee!!!:D” She followed this with two more tweets, “Doing some glee things today ;)” and “Oh my gosh. Walking through the sets makes everything so real… #glee”.

Sanchez, whose mother is a Filipina, has visited the Philippines twice, the first one was with the Top 10 finalists of ‘AI’ in September 2012 and the second was last February 14, when she did a Valentine’s Day concert at Smart Araneta Coliseum, in Cubao, Quezon City. 

She is now the face of Philippine brands Bench, Jollibee (restaurant) and Smart Communications.

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