Jessica Sanchez is ready for her return to her Idol roots this week when she appears on Thursday’s ‘American Idol 2013′ to debut her new single “Tonight” featuring Ne-Yo. Jessica fans are no doubt ecstatic at the singers return and can’t wait to finally get to hear the closely guarded single.

In an interview with MTV Jessica described “Tonight” as a party song to celebrate going out and having a great night. Seems obvious. Jessica isn’t sure how her collaboration with Ne-Yo came about but she’s overwhelmed by the opportunity.

Jessica’s appearance on American Idol 2013 follows Phillip Phillips’ last week where he performed his single “Gone, Gone, Gone” which was selected as the farewell theme this season. Sounds like Jessica’s song features a little happier subject considering the topics!

Check out Jessica’s interview below along with her cover art for the new single “Tonight” and then share your thoughts on both. Are you excited for Jessica to appear on American Idol this Thursday on FOX?

Jessica Sanchez - Tonight

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