‘American Idol’ Runner-Up Jessica Sanchez Preps Debut Album, With Help From Ne-Yo

Carl Williott | January 15, 2013 2:17 pm

American Idol season 11 runner-up Jessica Sanchez has been pretty quiet since the confetti fell last season, while Phillip Phillips and his debut single “Home” have seemingly soundtracked every sporting event and movie trailer since that night. Well that’s about to change, as Sanchez preps her as-yet-untitled debut album for a spring release.

The singer spoke with MTV and divulged some of the details from the forthcoming LP, including the tidbit that Ne-Yo sings on  the lead single, which will drop in February. He also had a big hand in songwriting and producing on the record, as did industry vets like Toby Gad (One Direction), Harvey Mason Jr. (Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake) and Rykeyz (Wiz Khalifa). As for the sound? “It’s me, soulful, but more dancey,” Sanchez said. Is it greedy for us to hope there’s a secret track featuring her cover of “And I Am Telling You…”?