AMERICAN IDOL Finalist Jessica Sanchez to Release Debut Album Featuring Ne-Yo

Related: AMERICAN IDOL, FOX, Reality TV reports that American Idol runner up Jessica Sanchez is set to release her debut album this February. "I'm so ready for everyone to hear it!" Sanchez told Billboard. "It's going to be dancey and something that I could definitely see being remixed and in the clubs."

"It's a big mesh of stuff. It's completely Jessica Sanchez," she says of the album, which will feature both ballads and an "R&B/Pop/Urban kind of feel."

The singer also confirmed that recording artist Ne-Yo will be featured on one of the new tracks. "He was writing a song when I was in the studio and it took him about 40 minutes to write it. I'm actually doing that song with him and it's going to be on the album," she explained. "I love him so much and I can't believe that I got that opportunity to work with him. It's crazy!"

Who would she love to collaborate with on future recordings? "I would love to work with Eminem one day," she divulged. "He's amazing."

In addition to her music career, Sanches will appear on several upcoming episodes of the FOX musical drama 'Glee.' "I'm taking acting classes right now to prepare for it. I can't wait to get on the show and see how I do and see how everybody reacts to it." She adds, "I have no idea what my character will be like. It's exciting!"

Sanchez will appear along with fellow season 11 contestant Colton Dixon in her first solo concert in The Phillipines on February 14th.

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