'American Idol': Phillip Phillips may have beat Jessica Sanchez, but she's no loser!

All of you Jessica Sanchez fans shouldn't lose hope! The 16-year-old might have ended up a runner-up to Phillip Phillips on American Idol, but that hasn't stopped her from starting negotiations for her first album! The half-Mexican singer is already in talks to work with Tommy Mottola, co-owner of Casablanca Records and husband of a fellow famed Latina singer you may know named, Thalia.


In fact, it was Thalia who first shared the news with the world, taking to Twitter to express her excitement. "WOWgreat news! #TommyMottola just call me from #AmericanIdol & he is confirm to work in the first #JessicaSanchez CD!#MexicanFilipinoPower," she wrote on her profile.

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Mottola has a history of working with some of Hollywood's biggest female vocalists, including Latinas Gloria Estefan, Mariah Carey, and American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez--which makes him the perfect candidate to kickstart Sanchez's career and help her create her first ever album.

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This is such HUGE news for Sanchez! When she didn't win, I was really disappointed but I knew that any truly intelligent label would come running to sign her--and they did! I couldn't be happier or more excited for her. After working so hard and repeatedly proving her talent throughout the show, she truly deserves this. And I can't wait to hear what she and Mottola will come up with for her album debut!

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