Jessica Sanchez the next “Miss Saigon”?

When it rains, it pours, at least for American Idol Season 11 runner up, Jessica Sanchez!

Will Jessica be the next Miss Saigon?

The 16-year old diva may not have won the plum prize in American Idol but the Fil-Mexican American powerhouse makes up for her loss by headlining several high-profile gigs.

Fresh from inking a record deal with Interscope Records and a possible multi-episode arc in the hit Fox show Glee, she is now rumored to be seriously in contention for what could possibly her chance to score an Oscar ala Jennifer Hudson, a starring role as Kim in the film adaptation of the hit musical ‘Miss Saigon”.

Miss Saigon is the musical adaptation of the opera “Madame Butterfly,” and tells of a tragic tale of doomed love between a Vietnamese prostitute and an American G.I. in Saigon during the Vietnam War.

No release date has been announced for the film, but Sanchez is not the only actress vying for the part: The rumor mill claims “Glee” guest star Charice is also in consideration.

Jessica has never acted before except for her Cricket commercial but she has already received support from the original “Miss Saigon” of Broadway, Lea Salonga, who was a mere 18 when she took on the role.  Leah has this to say:

“If she’s the one that they’ve chosen, or she’s somebody in serious consideration, then that’s a good thing.  We all know she’s talented, we all know she’s actually quite beautiful.”


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