Powered by i.TV
July 24, 2014

jordin sparks

Jordin Sparks Talks About Her Post-'Idol' Career with Kathie Lee and Hoda (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 27th 2011 1:40PM
Hoda Kotb, Kathie Lee Gifford, and Jordin Sparks on 'Today'Jordin Sparks hasn't had much time to sit back and reflect on her 2007 'American Idol' win. She's been too busy releasing albums, touring large venues with other pop acts, and appearing in the Tony-winning Broadway musical, 'In the Heights.' But Sparks came up for air long enough on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC) to look back on the wild ride she's been on for the past four years.

"It seems like forever, but at the same time, it seems like only yesterday," she said. "And I think about it and it's like, almost five years, and I'm just like, I can't believe it." Sparks said she loved working on Broadway and would do it again if the right project popped up. Of course, she'd have to fit that in between tours to support her music. "I just finished in July, but it's like, I'm just like the Energizer bunny," she said, "I just keep going and going and going and going and going. It's insane."

Read More

Jordin Sparks and Matthew Morrison Will Headline PBS' 4th of July Special

by AOL Music Staff, posted Jul 2nd 2011 5:55PM
Jordin Sparks, Matthew MorrisonFormer 'American Idol' champ Jordin Sparks and 'Glee' star and new solo act Matthew Morrison are set to headline the annual 4th of July celebration 'A Capitol Fourth,' which will air live on PBS on July 4 at 8pm EST.

Both Jordin and Morrison are opening acts supporting New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys on their co-headlining NKOTBSB summer tour and their patriotic performances for the special will go down on the West Lawn of the US Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

Read More

Jordin Sparks is All Grown Up As She Returns to the 'American Idol' Stage (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted May 12th 2011 11:20PM
Jordin Sparks, 'American Idol'When Jordin Sparks won 'American Idol' (Thu., 8PM ET on FOX) back in its sixth season, she was 17 years old and the youngest ever winner. Now, at 21 years old, she returned to the stage that made her, as an adult.

She performed her new single 'I Am Woman,' and proved herself every bit of that with seductive moves and a strip tease out of a silver coat. When we saw it on her, while we thought she looked fabulous, we knew she was going to have trouble with those tight sleeves when she decided to lose it.

Nevertheless, she didn't lose her composure and eventually got down to her little black dress. Sparks was confident and commanding as she moved around the new 'Idol' stage, and even took a moment to sneak a quick kiss with Steven Tyler.

Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Listen to Jordin Sparks' Girl-Powered New Single, 'I Am Woman'

by Hilary Rothing, posted May 5th 2011 2:00PM
'American Idol' season 6 winner Jordin Sparks may have just turned 21 in December, but her new single 'I Am Woman' leaves no doubt the Grammy Award nominee and Broadway star is all grown up.

AOL Music sat down with Sparks to discuss her new, high-energy dance anthem and the meaning behind it. "'I Am Woman' is a song about different aspects of the lives of women," explained the singer/actress. "It could be a mother, a performer, a woman working in a corporate space -- its all about what we go through as women and how our lives are so crazy."

The bubbly Sparks also dished on her love life, this season of 'American Idol' and her role model, Gwen Stefani, in a revealing, exclusive interview.

Jordin's music is clearly growing and evolving, as the performer herself comes into her own after shooting to stardom at just 17. After losing 30 pounds over the past few months, Jordin seems more confident and comfortable in her "stilettos" than ever. Take a listen to the exclusive premiere of 'I Am Woman' and hear for yourself!

Read More

'American Idol:' 10 of the Competition's Freshest Faces

by Hilary Rothing, posted Apr 4th 2011 2:00PM
With the age requirement lowered to 15, 'American Idol' is all about discovering young talent ripe for the picking this season.

But 'Idol' has always had a knack for uncovering fresh-faced talent, as evidenced by these 10 young superstars who've proven that you're never too young to start wailing on a little 'Dreamgirls.' (We're looking at you, David Archuleta!)

Here are our picks for 'American Idol''s 10 freshest faces and a look back at their places in 'Idol' history.

Read More

Jordin Sparks Weighs in on New 'American Idol' Judges (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Feb 17th 2011 4:00PM
Jordin Sparks Weighs in on New 'American Idol' JudgesSeason six 'American Idol' winner Jordin Sparks weighed in on new judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, and noted with surprise how well the revamped panel seems to be working on 'Access Hollywood Live' (weekdays, syndicated).

Sparks recalled Lopez as a mentor from her season and said she seemed to grow into her role as a judge. "J-Lo was actually a mentor on my season when we did Latin week. So, I kind of have a little bit of history there with her ... It's so endearing to see that she ... had a hard time saying no during the first couple of episodes," she said, adding that Lopez soon grew accustomed to giving contestants bad news.

Read More

Where Was David Cook Among the 'American Idol' Winners?

by Andrew Scott, posted May 26th 2010 10:40PM
Departing judge Simon Cowell was supposed to be the center of attention in the 'American Idol' season 9 finale. But ironically, it was the former 'American Idol' winners who stole the show during his special farewell tribute segment, which also featured the return of former judge Paula Abdul.

In a true show-stopping moment, winners Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks and Kris Allen took to the stage to sing 'Together We Are One' by Delta Goodrem, during which they were joined by a revolving door of 'Idol' finalists that included everyone from Kimberly Caldwell to Constantine Maroulis and, yes, Justin Guarini.

Noticeably absent, though, was season 7 winner David Cook -- the only 'Idol' winner who did not take part in the group performance. According to Twitter, Cook was attending a charity event for cancer in Kansas City. An official word from Cook's camp has yet to be released.

Check out the clip after the jump.

Read More

TV Casting: Joanna Garcia Joins ABC; Jordin Sparks Returns to Fox

by Andrew Scott, posted Jan 25th 2010 1:40PM
Joanna GarciaJoanna Garcia is getting a second chance at TV stardom. The former 'Privileged' star will lead a new untitled comedy from 'Friends' scribe Shana Goldberg-Meehan, about two sisters and their dating lives. The show was recently picked up by ABC and is slated to air in 2010 (more on that here). [Hollywood Reporter]

Read More

Spoilers Anonymous: Bones, Glee, Lost and much more!

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Jan 24th 2010 10:00AM

This is Spoilers Anonymous, a weekly column here at TV Squad where we supply you with the dirt on some of the more popular shows on the air. We'll never put spoilers up here on the main page in order to help the reformed stay unspoiled. If you have anything to add to the group, feel free to step up and let yourself be heard, either with our tips form or by emailing us at tvsquad at gmail dot com, or call and leave a message at (775) 640-8479. Your anonymity is guaranteed, if you wish to remain as such.

This week we have spoilers for: 90210, Bones, Brothers & Sisters, Chuck, Cougar Town, Glee, Gossip Girl, Grey's Anatomy, How I Met Your Mother, Lost, Melrose Place, NCIS: Los Angeles, Smallville, Supernatural, and Ugly Betty.

Read More

'American Idol' Winner Auditions: High Notes & Humble Beginnings (VIDEO)

by AOL TV Staff, posted Jan 19th 2010 11:10AM

Having waited tables or shoveled cow poo before becoming pop stars, famous people often don't care to rehash history. But when 'American Idol' is the vehicle that launched that superstar career, it's difficult to obscure the past with the sparkle of a Grammy and the gleam of platinum records, especially when the show's audition clips are some of the most fun viral videos out there.

Former 'AI' contestants like chart toppers Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and David Cook and Broadway babes Fantasia Barrino and Taylor Hicks once had to audition, too. Their tryouts are time capsules of raw talent that make you wonder how these artists ever wallowed in the same pool of hopefuls as William Hung, "Bikini Girl" and some of this season's worst auditions. Plus, watching Simon Cowell discredit Jordin Sparks during her audition because of her "weird smile" and "cutesy" delivery -- and knowing that he would eat his words when she won season 6 -- is priceless.

Take a look at the audition videos of all the 'American Idol's and see if you can spot the birth of a winner in each one.

Read More

VH1 Divas returns with Paula Abdul as host

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 26th 2009 11:02AM
Paula AbdulI'll admit I have no way of knowing what Paula Abdul's thinking at any given time. Even people who listen to her talk generally have no idea what she's thinking. You have to figure that after negotiating to join So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing With the Stars and Ugly Betty, Adbul hosting the latest VH1 Divas special on Thursday, September 17 is a bit of a let-down.

It's a great nab for VH1; people will be curious to see her first post-Idol gig. You can even argue that the choice makes sense, considering the concert will feature two former American Idol winners: Kelly Clarkson and Jordin Sparks. Joining them are Adele, Leona Lewis and Miley Cyrus. It doesn't take nearly as much to be a diva these days.

It'll be fun watching Abdul try to steer an entire show rather than just a single coherent sentence of criticism. Who knows, maybe she'll find out that she's great at this and she can take over VH1 the way Ryan Seacrest took over E!. As long as they don't do a Who's That Girl? series with male skanks like Corey Clark trying to date her.

Read More

American Idol: Hollywood Round #3

by Kona Gallagher, posted Feb 11th 2009 1:24AM

(S08E09) Seacrest begins the show with some cold, sexy numbers. We started this season with over 103,000 American Idol hopefuls, and now, going into the last night of Hollywood week, we're down to 72. Now that we're under the century mark, we get to be fancy: the contestants have backup singers, bands, and can play instruments if they want.

The way they're doing this is pretty hardcore: Each singer takes the stage, but receives no feedback afterward. Since this is their last chance, it kind of doesn't matter if Simon makes them cry, or Randy calls them Dawg. Either they're good enough or they're not. After they're finished singing, they have to wait until the end of the day, when the entire group is broken up into two groups: those who are going forward, and those who are not. Or, those who are immediately fading into obscurity and those who will fade more slowly, singing some goofy songs while hamming it up in some sort of Ford vehicle on the way.

Read More

American Idol: Phoenix auditions (season premiere)

by Kona Gallagher, posted Jan 14th 2009 12:25AM
(S08E01) it's that time of year again: American Idol auditions. It's the good, bad and tone-deaf all vying for their chance to be the next Taylor Hicks! Or... you know, someone else. So let's get started:

We open up with a really weird slow-motion retrospective of notable past auditions to "It's a Wonderful World." I always forget how skinny and young Clay was. Seacrest has changed a lot too-- and informs us that "THIS is American Idol" from what looks to be a perch on the edge of the Grand Canyon.

Oh my God. They're showing that amazing video of those little girls completely losing it over David Archuleta not winning last season. I am laughing so hard right now. This is officially the best episode of American Idol ever.

Read More

Worst 'American Idol' Hair Ever

by AOL TV Staff, posted Jan 13th 2009 12:00PM
From faux-hawks, to dye jobs to perms gone wild, 'American Idol' has suffered its share of truly bad hair days -- and no, we're not just talking about Sanjaya.

Despite help from professional stylists, even 'Idol' winners like Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood went for looks that gave new meaning to the phrase "hair don't."

We're counting down the 16 worst 'American Idol' hairdos ever. See all of the hair-raising moments after the jump.

Read More

American Idol's new judge, Kara DioGuardi, loves everyone

by Kona Gallagher, posted Jan 13th 2009 10:14AM
american idol judges
The premiere of American Idol's new season is tonight; can you stand it? Last year brought us a format change with the addition of instruments; this year, we have a new judge. Controversy has been following Kara DioGuardi since she was named AI's fourth judge. Is she taking Paula's place? Are there catfights? Will she screw up the balance of the show?

To help drum up enthusiasm about the new season and ostensibly to answer some of these questions, FOX set up a conference call with Kara. Unsurprisingly, she stayed as far away from minefields as humanly possible, instead gushing about how wonderful everyone on the show is and how well they all get along, and blah blah blah, puppies and rainbows. Luckily, she also chatted about what she thinks of the newest crop of contestants as well as past Idols.

Read More

Follow Us

From Our Partners