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03 12th, 2008

Jordin Sparks finished second overall in 2004 at the Music in the Rockies national competition for aspiring Contemporary Christian Music artists, and won the talent portion of the event.  In 2004, Jordin Sparks appeared in America’s Most Talented Kids twice, winning in her first appearance. She was one of seven to appear in a special championship edition of the show. This appearance followed two noted auditions in 2003, one with American Juniors and the other, Star Search. Jordin Sparks has performed the national anthem at various sporting events, notably for the Phoenix Suns, the Arizona Cardinals, and the Arizona Diamondbacks. She has also sung in such events as Country Thunder, a country music venue. She has appeared with Alice Cooper (in his 2004 Christmas show) and has twice toured with Grammy-winning Christian contemporary singer Michael W. Smith. Smith has shown support of Jordin Sparks by encouraging Idol viewers to vote for her on his website.  In 2003, at the age of thirteen, Jordin Sparks recorded a five-song album which is titled For Now album, working with Matthew Ward, a legendary Christian music artist, and Gary Leach, an engineer who has worked on several of Leann Rimes’ albums. She appeared in a compilation album titled Live at Mr. Lucky’s in 2004. As an actress, Sparks has appeared in several plays, recently starring in a dual role as characters Deborah and Bea in Magdalene at the Plumbline Theater in Franklin, Tennessee. She’s also performed several times with Vaudeville Youth Theatre Company and Valley Youth Theatre in Phoenix. Her first appearance was in March 2002 as an Emerald City dancer and as a poppy in The Wiz. She also appeared in Viet’s production of Cinderella in June 2002 and another production of The Wiz in August 2002.

Jordin Sparks appeared on the January 17, 2007 broadcast of American Idol, earning a “gold ticket” and the right to appear in the Hollywood Round. American Idol judge Randy Jackson made the offhand prediction that “Curly hair will win this year,”  which he admitted was Jordin Sparks. Before going on to American Idol, she had won Arizona Idol. In 2006, Jordin Sparks was one of two winners who won the Phoenix Torrid search for the “Next Plus Size Model.” She was flown to California where she was used in a number of Torrid ads and promotional pieces. A full-page ad for Torrid featuring Jordin Sparks ran in the December 2006 issue of Seventeen magazine.