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'American Idol' Alum Joins 'Glee' THR

"Glee" has tapped a former "American Idol" contestant for a role on the Fox musical series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Jessica Sanchez, who was a runner-up on “Idol” in season 11, will have a recurring role on “Glee,” the story reports.

Details about her role weren't available, although it's thought the 17-year-old Sanchez might play a love interest for Finn, played by Cory Monteith, the piece notes.

Sanchez has been working on recording tracks for her debut CD and performed last Wednesday at the 2012 City of Hope Spirit of Life Awards Gala, the story adds.

jessica-sanchez.jpgJessica Sanchez