American Idol runner-up Jessica Sanchez returned to the Idol stage last night (March 21) with Ne-Yo to perform her debut single “Tonight.” Today Sanchez has premiered the accompanying video, and the 17-year-old certainly looks like a pop star now. But does she sound like one?
Well, we’re happy to report the song is much stronger than that clunky-ass ballad the show foisted upon her last season, “Change Nothing.” They changed everything, with Sanchez and Ne-Yo turning out a fun, if by-the-numbers, dance-pop track. The video features the expected club footage and the unexpected Sanchez-busting-synchronized-moves footage. All in all, a pretty promising start for a teen reality show castoff! Check it out up top.
“Tonight” is off Sanchez’s forthcoming debut album, Me, You & the Music, out April 30 on 19 Recordings/Interscope Records.