Jessica Sanchez Preps For ‘American Idol’ Return; Plus Ratings Drop

"American Idol" 2012 season runner up Jessica Sanchez will make her anticipated return to the Hollywood stage next week.

Following several months of work on her debut album and the American Idols Live Tour, Jessica Sanchez is slated to perform her first single.

Not returning to the stage alone, Sanchez will perform the single, "Give Me Everything (Tonight)" with Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Ne-Yo.

As seen last year, Sanchez placed second in the competition, losing only to Phillip Phillips, who clinched the American Idol title in May of 2012.

In related news, American Idol ratings are continuing to drop this season (see "Fire Nicki Minaj, Fix Ratings). Despite having a mostly new panel of judges, including Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and Mariah Carey, just over 13 million viewers tuned in last Wednesday. That is down from the premiere, which pulled in 17.9 million in January.

Nonetheless, Jessica Sanchez is performing Thursday night so, tune in :-)