Jessica Sanchez may not have won American Idol, but neither did Adam Lambert or Katherine McPhee. More than one runner up has made it above and beyond. It looks like Jessica’s is already taking off, as record producer Tommy Motola has expressed interest in her first album.
The Mexican-Filipina singer Thalia, whom also happens to be Tommy Motola’s wife, broke the news across Twitter. It seems every major headline nowadays debuts on twitter before anywhere else.
Who is Tommy Mottola?
Tommy is primarily a music executive and record label producer. He is co-owner of Casablanca Records in a joint-venture with Universal Musical Group. He’s worked with a long list of big names, especially across South America–including Celine Dion, Destiny’s Child, Shakira, Gloria Estefan, the Dixie Chicks, Barbra Streisand, Bruce Springsteen, and Billy Joel.
He’s credited with influencing the “Latin Explosion” music genre. During this period, he produced albums under Sony for Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, and Marc Anthony.
Long story short, it looks like Jessica Sanchez is in good hands.