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'American Idol's' Jessica Sanchez in serious talks to join 'Glee'

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"American Idol" finalist Jessica Sanchez may be starring in Fox's "Glee."

Runner-up, schmunner-up! Phillip Phillips may have won a mouthful of ticker tape (and the grand prize) on "American Idol," but it's the singer he bested, Jessica Sanchez, who appears to be sticking around on Fox.

Sources confirm Jessica is currently in negotiations to join "Glee" for the fourth season. So who will she play?

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Sources tell me the "Glee" masterminds are specifically creating a role for Jessica, and she would join the series halfway through season four (after the "Idols Live" summer tour wraps). She is set to appear in multiple episodes, as first reported by TVLine.

The deal is not finalized yet, but negotiations are happening.

Assuming it all goes through, Jessica joins previously announced guest stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Kate Hudson for the fourth season, which will include graduated seniors Rachel (Lea Michele), Kurt (Chris Colfer), Finn (Cory Monteith), Santana (Naya Rivera), Brittany (Heather Morris) and more.

At only 16 years old, Jessica would be "Glee's" youngest cast member. Perhaps she'll play a McKinley High freshman and New Directions' new leading lady?

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