Ah, the perils of placing second on "American Idol." The emotional distress is bad enough. But the says the contract for season 11 runner-up Jessica Sanchez is especially troubling.
It's apparently the first time in the show's history "that producers are not offering the show's runner-up an album deal that in previous years came with a guaranteed advance of at least $175,000," according to the AP.
Do I feel a little bad for Jessica? Sure. Am I surprised? Nope.
Marketability is a huge concern for anyone who comes out of "Idol." I think the public has become increasingly cynical about buying music from singers who come out of reality TV contests, regardless of their level of talent.
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