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Jordin Brianna Sparks (born December 22, 1989) was a contestant who won Season 6 of American Idol.


For more about her, see Jordin Sparks/Personal.

Audition[]

Jordin auditioned in Seattle. She sang "Because You Loved Me" by Celine Dion. All three judges voted "yes", sending her to the next round.

Hollywood Round[]

Jordin's stay in Hollywood was not televised much, but she did make it to the judges' final forty. During the final day in Hollywood, she sang "Some Kind of Wonderful" by The Drifters. Afterwards, the judges told her that she had landed a spot in the Top 24.

Top 24[]

Jordin sang "Give Me One Reason" by Tracy Chapman. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for that week.

Top 20[]

Jordin sang "Reflection" by Christina Aguilera. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for that week.

Top 16[]

Jordin sang "Heartbreaker" by Pat Benatar. She received enough votes to make the Top 12.

Top 12[]

Jordin sang "If We Hold On Together" by Diana Ross. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 11[]

Jordin sang "I (Who Have Nothing)" by Ben E. King. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 10[]

Jordin sang "Hey Baby" by No Doubt. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 9[]

Jordin sang "On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)" by John Cullum. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 8[]

Jordin sang "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You" by Gloria Estefan. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 7[]

Jordin sang "A Broken Wing" by Martina McBride. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 6 [Week 1][]

Jordin sang "You'll Never Walk Alone" from the musical Carousel. Because that week was Idol Gives Back, the voting results were not announced and everyone advanced to another week.

Top 6 [Week 2][]

Jordin sang "Livin' on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for that week.

Top 4[]

Jordin sang "To Love Somebody" by The Bee Gees and "Woman in Love" by Barbra Streisand. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 3[]

Jordin sang "Wishing on a Star" by Rose Royce (as chosen by Simon Cowell), "She Works Hard for the Money" by Donna Summer and "I (Who Have Nothing)" by Ben E. King. She received enough votes to land a spot in the American Idol Finale.

Season 6 Finale[]

In the Finale, Jordin sang "Fighter" by Christina Aguilera, "A Broken Wing" by Martina McBride and "This is My Now". She received more votes than Blake Lewis, making her the American Idol .

Season 18[]

Jordin appeared in the Finale of Season 18.

Performances[]

Week # Song Choice Result
Audition "Because You Loved Me" Advanced
Hollywood "Some Kind of Wonderful" Advanced
Top 24 (12 Women) "Give Me One Reason" Safe
Top 20 (10 Women) "Reflection" Safe
Top 16 (8 Women) "Heartbreaker" Safe
Top 12 "If We Hold On Together" Safe
Top 11 "I (Who Have Nothing)" Safe
Top 10 "Hey Baby" Safe
Top 9 "On a Clear Day" Safe
Top 8 "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You" Safe
Top 7

"A Broken Wing"

Safe
Top 6 "You'll Never Walk Alone" Safe
Non-Elimination Week
Top 6 "Livin' on a Prayer" Safe
Top 4 "To Love Somebody"
"Woman in Love"
Safe
Top 3 "Wishing on a Star"
"She Works Hard for the Money"
"I (Who Have Nothing)"
Safe
Finale "Fighter"
"A Broken Wing"
"This Is My Now"
Winner

Trivia[]

  • She is the daughter of former NFL player Phillippi Sparks.
  • Jordin appeared as a guest mentor for Season 20's Hollywood Round.

Gallery[]


Season 6
Finalists
Jordin Sparks  · Blake Lewis · Melinda Doolittle  · LaKisha Jones  · Chris Richardson  · Phil Stacey  · Sanjaya Malakar  · Haley Scarnato  · Gina Glocksen  · Chris Sligh  · Stephanie Edwards  · Brandon Rogers
Semifinalists
Sundance Head  · Sabrina Sloan  · Antonella Barba  · Jared Cotter  · Leslie Hunt  · A.J. Tabaldo  · Alaina Alexander  · Nicholas Pedro  · Rudy Cardenas  · Nicole Tranquillo  · Amy Krebs  · Paul Kim
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