Jessica Sanchez has officially set a deal to appear on Fox’s musical comedy-drama television series “Glee,” according to Entertainment website TVLine on October 15.
“It’s a done deal, Jessica Sanchez, has closed a deal to recur on Glee, TVLine has learned exclusively.”
International singing sensation “Charice,” Disney star & granddaughter of Reyna ng Kundiman Sylvia La Torre “Anna Maria Perez de Tagle” and American Idol Season 10 finalist “Thia Megia” being groomed for the role of Kim in Miss Saigon made the rounds in media last year.
This year, American Idol runner-up Jessica Sanchez is being considered to play the lead role in the long-rumored film adaptation of Broadway and West End hit, “Miss Saigon.”
In a report by Broadway World, the original Kim star Lea Salonga thinks she would be great for the part. “If she’s the one that they’ve chosen, or she’s somebody in serious consideration, then that’s a good thing,” Lea said. “We all know she’s talented, we all know she’s actually quite beautiful.”
“The film, which is still in the early stages of development, had previously announced Lee Daniels as director; no official release date has yet been set,” the report added.
Miss Saigon is a story of an American soldier and a Vietnamese girl who fall in love, only to be separated during the fall of Saigon. Their struggles to find each other over the ensuing years end in tragedy for her and a fighting chance for the child he never knew he had.
American Idol Season 11 runner-up Jessica Sanchez sang the US national anthem “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the 2012 NBA Finals Game 1 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma, on Tuesday (Wednesday, Philippine time).
This is the third performance of Jessica singing the US National Anthem at a major event after winning second in the “American Idol Season 11” finale.
Jessica is coming to the Philippines together with the rest of the “American Idol” Top 10 for the “Idol” concert tour on September 21 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The concert is part of American Idol Live Tour 2012 featuring the Top 10 contestants of the show.
Aside from Jessica, American Idol winner Phillip Phillips, Joshua Ledet, Hollie Cavanagh, Skylar Laine, Elise Testone, Colton Dixon, DeAndre Brackensick, Heejun Han and Erika Van Pelt are all coming to the Philippines in September. Meet-and-greet events in malls will be announced.
The show was confirmed to Funfare by Renen de Guia of Ovation Productions which also handled the 2011 American Idol Live Tour.
Meanwhile, AMERICAN IDOL LIVE! returns this summer for another hit tour to showcase this season’s talented Top 10 finalists. The tour launches in Detroit, Michigan at the Joe Louis Arena on Friday, July 6th and wraps up on September 11th in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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