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Artist of the Week: Jessica Sanchez

April 29, 2013 (7:14 am) GMT
The runner-up on 'American Idol' season 11 offers a different side of her with dance single 'Tonight' ahead of her album release.

is well known for her commanding voice in the eleventh season of "". Though falling short of winning the competition, she got signed to major label almost immediately after graduating from the show due to her overwhelming popularity on the singing contest.

Instead of staying where she was well known for during her stint on the show, the 17-year-old singer introduced the other side of her that many haven't witnessed before. She fearlessly stepped up to the plate and made her first move with a dance single called "Tonight" with as a featured guest.

Despite switching gear, she still managed to show off her vocal chops quite well with the clubby song. " 'Tonight' is a song about people that are usually stressed out, everybody has problems and everything, and 'Tonight' is a song about going out that night and having the best night of your life," she explained.

For those who miss the old Jessica singing big anthems with her diva voice, she offers some ballads in her debut album "" that is set to be released in the United States starting April 30. This should place her in the ballpark of "Divas in Training".

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