Jessica Sanchez was the runner-up on Season 11 of 'American Idol,' losing to Phillip Phillips, who has gone on to have a platinum-plus career on the back of his coronation single 'Home.' Sanchez is not lagging behind, though. On April 30, she is set to release her dance-oriented debut, 'Me, You & the Music,' a beat-drenched record that is much younger and groovier than what we saw from her on 'Idol.'
In the months since concluding her stint on the show, former 'American Idol' runner-up Jessica Sanchez has had to patiently wait for her turn at the spotlight while winner Phillip Phillips saw his career take off -- but with her debut album around the corner and a 'Glee' appearance in the works, she's ready for her time to shine.
Jessica Sanchez and Deandre Brackensick competed on Season 11 of 'American Idol,' yet neither took home the crown (though Sanchez did come pretty close, as the runner up). Their consolation prize is better than winning the title, actually. The duo found love on the show and are currently dating. Aw! What a cute (and incredibly talented) pair these two make.