It’s official… Jessica Sanchez will be recording music in the near future.
The 16-year-old half-Mexican American Idol runner-up—who will be making a multi-episode appearance on Glee next season—has signed a new record deal at Idol mentor Jimmy Iovine’s Interscope Records.
News of Sanchez’s signing should come as little surprise to Idol viewers, who saw Iovine repeatedly sing her praises throughout Season 11.
Sanchez, who recently sang a rousing rendition of the National Anthem at the NBA Finals, will be releasing her debut album in October.
It will reportedly feature a more urban flavor devoid of the middle-of-the-road ballads Sanchez performed on the show.