American Idol's Jessica Sanchez Will Play 'Legendary Diva' on Glee

She may have been runner-up on American Idol, but Jessica Sanchez is stepping in to the main spotlight for the season finale of Glee.

“I’m playing a student from a rival school who is supposed to be a legendary diva – a powerhouse singer,” the season 11 Idol contestant told PEOPLE last week after performing with Ne-Yo on the FOX reality show that made her famous.

Phillip Phillips Undergoes Kidney Surgery

American Idol winner Phillip Phillips has finally had the surgery he’s needed since he started the singing competition earlier this year.

The Georgia-bred heartthrob, 21, was under the knife for six and a half hours yesterday, according to TMZ, to remove kidney stones that were too large to pass.

“Surgery went well,” his rep tells PEOPLE. “He’s resting.”

American Idol's Jessica Sanchez & Joshua Ledet Look Back – and Ahead

Best 11 Moments From American Idol's Season 11 Finale

Wednesday’s two-hour American Idol finale culminated in an big win for Phillip Phillips, but that emotional moment was just one of the best of the night. Former contestants Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young got engaged on live TV – which scored high on the emotional richter scale. Besides those two, here are the top 11 moments from Idol’s season 11 finale:

Jessica Sanchez: Phillip Phillips 'Deserved' to Win American Idol

There were tears shed during Wednesday night’s American Idol finale, but not from the show’s runner-up.

“I’m happy,” Jessica Sanchez told reporters backstage after Phllip Phillips beat her out as the show’s winner. “I don t have any regrets at all. I was in the top two. That’s crazy.”

In fact, Sanchez, 16, was prepared to take second place.

Phillip Phillips Is American Idol Season 11 Winner

Jessica Simpson Rooting for Phillip Phillips to Win American Idol

Jessica Simpson has taken sides in the American Idol finale.

The new mom, who welcomed daughter Maxwell Drew Johnson on May 1, is rooting for crooner Phillip Phillips to win Wednesday night.

“Crossing my fingers for hot stuff Phillip Phillips!!” she Tweeted Wednesday afternoon.

American Idol: Who Do You Want to Win?

It’s almost over!

Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips had already come a long way before having to perform three songs each on American Idol’s final night of competition Tuesday.

After the show, they spoke together with reporters about taking the stage on a night with the highest stakes yet.

American Idol Finale: Jessica Sanchez vs. Phillip Phillips

Finale week of American Idol has finally arrived – but there’s one more fight to go for the final two before the country chooses its next Idol winner.

Joshua Ledet Was 'Relieved' to Be Eliminated from Idol

Only a week after his friend Hollie Cavanagh was eliminated from American Idol, Joshua Ledet had another tearful night on the show Thursday – but this time it was because he was the one sent home.

Ledet said afterwards that he hadn’t planned on crying but became overwhelmed when judge Jennifer Lopez and others came up to hug him after the results were announced.