‘American Idol’ Alum Jessica Sanchez Up For The ‘Challenge’ Of ‘Glee’

'I've been practicing my acting,' last year's 'Idol' runner-up tells MTV News of her upcoming 'Glee' debut.

Be gentle, Gleeks, it’s Jessica Sanchez’s first time!

The season 11 “American Idol” runner-up is set to appear on “Glee” this season, and when MTV News hit the set of her first music video last week, she took a break to chat with us about her upcoming acting debut.

“As far as ‘Glee,’ I have no script yet,” the 17-year-old singer said. “I’ll be taping very, very soon. I got a call from them, like, a couple days ago, very, very excited. I’ve been practicing my acting. It’s like a whole new element for me. I’ve never acted before, so I mean, it’s just like dancing; it’s unexpected. So we’ll see how I do.”

As of last week, Sanchez said she still had no details about her character, but with the May 9 season finale fast approaching, we should see the singer-turned-actress soon.

“It’s an opportunity, and I love to take challenges. I love to do that stuff,” she said. “I want to play somebody else and see how that feels, but I haven’t gotten my script yet or know who I’m going to be playing, but I’m very, very excited.”

Will a woman win “American Idol” this year? We think so.

MTV News previously reported that Sanchez was slated for a multi-episode arc with the McKinley High gang in season four.

“Glee” creator Ryan Murphy has been pretty hush-hush about her role, but he did share a tidbit with The Manila Bulletin. “I would imagine she is going to be the big voice star of another competing choir who gives them a run for their money,” Murphy told the newspaper in her mom’s native Philippines.

And here’s even more good news for you LittleBluJays: Sanchez has wrapped filming her debut music video “Tonight,” which features Ne-Yo, and it will be officially released very soon. Stick with MTV News for more on her debut single and video.

Are you excited for Jessica’s “Glee” debut? Let us know in the comments below!