'American Idol' runner-up 'not guaranteed record deal, gets paid less'
Published May 25 2012, 20:34 BST | By Kristina Bustos
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reportedly changed its runner-up agreement for the first time in the show's history this season.The AP
reports that the Fox show is no longer offering its runner-up a definite album deal, which in previous years had a guaranteed advance of at least $175,000 (£112,000).
Under the apparent new terms, season 11's runner-up Jessica Sanchez
does not have a guaranteed contract and might now earn only $30,000 (£19,000) in advances for recording singles.
The 16-year-old aspiring singer confessed during her post-show press conference that she is "relieved" Idol is over
"Now that I have time to put myself into my music, it's going to be all me - 100% me," she explained.
Watch Jessica Sanchez perform 'My All' below:Picture gallery - American Idol's finale:
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Host Ryan Seacrest presents finalists Phillip and Jessica to the audience