Jordin was born on December 22, 1989. Her father plays for the NFL. Growing up, Jordin was already recognized for her talent. She joined junior competitions, such as “Star Search”, and many more. On 2003, she made a five track album. Currently, she is about to make another album.
On 2006, Jordin auditioned for “American Idol,” the judges loved her. She made it on to the top 24 round of “American Idol.” On March 8, 2007, she made it on the top 12 of “American Idol.” She won the competition on May 23, 2007 against runner-up, Blake Lewis.
Jordin’s lucky charm is her cross pin with a music note.
Her nicknames are Jo Jo and Jordin Speezy.
Her height is 6′(1.83 m).
Jordin’s musical inspirations include Hanson, Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey, Beyonce Knowles, and Christina Aguilera.
Brand of Make-up: MAC
Color of Nail Polish: Black
Gym Workout: Spin Class
Athletes: Larry Fitzgerald, Steve Nash, Amare Stoudemire, Leandro Barbosa & Shawn Marion and Tiki Barber.
Judge: Simon Cowell
Female Artist: Christina Timberlake
Male Artist: John Mayer & Justin Timberlake
Movie: The Notebook
Jordin will be opening for Alicia Keys on her 30 date “As I Am” tour.
She sang the “National Anthem” for the Super Bowl XLII.
Jordin Sparks Track Listing
2) One Step At A Time
3) No Air
5) Shy Boy
6) Now You Tell Me
7) Next To You
8) Just For The Record
9) Permanent Monday
10) Young And In Love
11) See My Side
12) God Loves Ugly
13) This Is My Now
At age 17 Jordin Sparks is the youngest American Idol so far.
Jordin Sparks won American Idol season 6 on May 23, 2007 (1st place/winner.)
Teri Hatcher went to one of the American Idol shows and told Jordin how much she loved her.
Jordin’s first run in with the paparazzi was when she was eating lunch at Johnny Rockets.
Jordin wanted to make a strand of her hair in front pink, but thought she’d be copycat since her fellow contestant, Gina, has a bunch of red hair.
Jordin sang at a memorial service for Pat Tillman.
Jordin has met former Idol contestant, George Huff, who was also known for his big smile and warm heart not to mention Christian beliefs.
Michael W. Smith is leading an all out campaign on Jordin Sparks behalf for as long as she’s on American Idol. He has a regularly updated page on his site and has also mentioned her in his blog.
Jordin has been to the home of contemporary Christian star, Michael W. Smith, and became close with his daughters.
In 2003, during the Glendale Youth Fest: Teen Talent Show, she won 1st Place.
In 2003 she won the Family Night Talent Show Five-time 1st Place Finals Winner at Mr. Lucky’s in Glendale, Arizona.
List of Songs Sung On American Idol:
February 21, 2007 – Gimme One Reason by Tracy Chapman
February 28, 2007 – Reflection by Christina Aguilera
March 7, 2007 – Heartbreaker by Pat Benatar
March 13, 2007 – If We Hold On Together by Diana Ross
March 20, 2007 – I (Who Have Nothing) by Shirley Bassey/Tom Jones
March 27, 2007 – Hey Baby by No Doubt
April 3, 2007 – On a Clear Day
April 10, 2007 – Rhythm Is Gonna Get You by Gloria Estefan
April 17, 2007 – A Broken Wing by Martina McBride
April 24, 2007 – You’ll Never Walk Alone from the musical Carousel
May 1, 2007 – Livin’ On A Prayer by Bon Jovi
May 8, 2007 – To Love Somebody by Bee Gees
May 8, 2007 – Woman in Love by Barbra Streisand
May 15, 2007 – Wishing on a Star by Rose Royce
May 15, 2007 – She Works Hard for the Money by Donna Summer
May 15, 2007 – I (Who Have Nothing) by Shirley Bassey/Tom Jones
May 22, 2007 – Fighter by Christina Aguilera
May 22, 2007 – A Broken Wing by Martina McBride
May 22, 2007 – This Is My Now
May 23, 2007 – This Is My Now (Win)
Her number for auditioning on American Idol is 80066.
If she wins American Idol, she will first thank God and her parents.
The toughest obstacle in her life is getting through math class.
Jordin’s heroes in life are everyday people who work hard, and honest and have integrity.
Making it to the top 24 has not changed her life.
She thinks people will be surprised to know the number of music genres she likes.
Jordin’s definition of an American Idol is someone people of all ages can look up to.
If she couldn’t sing, she would like to be able to play piano by ear.
The proudest moments in her life are winning the Overall Spotlight Winner for the GMA Academy in 2004 and making it to the top 24 of American Idol out of thousands who auditioned.
Before performing, Jordin prays and breaths to warm-up.
Her American idol is Tony Dungy because he’s gone through so much and still holds his head up high.
She thinks people would be surprised to know that she has Blake Shelton’s CD.
Her goals in life are to write meaningful stories through her songs, she also wants to touch people’s lives through her songs and make a difference in their loves. She would also want to sing for a living.
If she does not win American Idol, she will still pursue a career in music.
Her other talents besides singing is that she can do great accents.
She does not have any formal singing training.
She started to sing when she was 18 months old.
On 2006, Jordin won the Colgate Country Showdown, Arizona state title.
Jordin won the Coca Cola Rising Star 2002.
Adult contemporary, Christian, Country, Gospel, Pop and R&B are some of the genres Jordin specializes at.
She auditioned for American Idol at Seattle, Washington.
Jordin is a fan of football, reading, church, and music.
Jordin attended Sandra Day O’Connor High School in Glendale, Arizona, but only for her freshman year. After that Jordin was home-schooled.
Jordin appeared in a compilation CD that was released on 2004. The title of the album was Live at Mr. Lucky’s
Jordin recorded a five-track album on 2003, titled For Now
She performed with Alice Cooper at a Christmas show on December 2004.
She toured with Michael W. Smith two times in the past.
Jordin has sung at Country Thunder. Country Thunder is a famous country music venue.
Jordin has sung the national anthem at Phoenix Suns, the Arizona Cardinals, and the Arizona Diamondbacks games.
Randy Jackson hinted that Jordin might win American Idol Season 6.
On 2004, Jordin was on America’s Most Talented Kids twice and she won the first time.
On 2003, Jordin auditioned for two talent shows, American Juniors and Star Search.
She had a full page ad for the December 2006 issue of “Seventeen” magazine.
Jordin is one of the two winners for Phoenix Torrid’s search for the “Next Plus Sized Model.”
Jordin starred in the play Magdalene, she played two characters. Namely Deborah and Bea. She performed at the Plumbline Theater in Franklin, Tennessee.
Jordin is and was raised by Pam Wiedmann, her maternal grandmother.
Jordin is the daughter of Phillippi Sparks (former NFL football player) and Jodi Sparks. She has only one sibling, a younger brother named Phillippi Sparks, Jr.
Jordin is a singer, actress, and model.
Jordin (about the American Idol Live! Tour): I learned so much being out there every night singing live. How to grab hold of a song. To have and keep that control. I’ve always been a student of singing – listening to stuff on the radio and trying to figure out how a singer is ‘breathing,’ how they do harmonies. What was great about performing live every night is building the strength in my voice and seeing it resonate with the audience. I tried to bring that into my sessions for the album. Giving that kind of power to the material.
Jordin (about being bi-racial): Amazingly, I never felt singled-out. Even at school, we were always treated with respect, never out of the ordinary, which when I look back, is really an incredible thing. I try to be that accepting whenever I encounter a new or difficult situation.
Jordin: I was standing on the stage and I was doing it. I was actually doing what I said I wanted to do.