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American Idol surprised many viewers with its elimination last night.

But the solid, entertaining performance of Jordin Sparks could not have come as a shock to anyone, as this singer returned to the stage that made her famous and performed her new single for fans.

Check out the video below to watch Sparks roar. She's making a clear statement about her strength and independence with the track "I Am Woman."

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Hear her roar.

Jordin Sparks is back with a new single, an empowering single titled "I Am Woman" that the star will perform this week on the American Idol results show. Says the former champion of the song's title:

"I just turned 21, I'm breaking out and the world is my canvas! The song is for me and all the young women who are discovering who they are and are proud of it!" 

Sparks is set to join the New Kids On the Block and the Backstreet Boys as a guest on the groups' NKOTBSB tour stop in Rosemont, Illinois on May 25.

Click on the video above and sound off: What do you think of Jordin's latest?

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Jordin Sparks is ready for the summer.

The former American Idol champion Tweeted a photo of herself this week in order to show off a slimmer figure, depicting how many pounds she has shed over the last year. She simply wrote along with it: I don't know why but my bathing suit reminds me of fruity pebbles. :)

Compare the Tweet pic with a red carpet photo of the singer from May 2010 below:

  • Jordin Sparks Twitter Photo
  • Showing Sparks

If Jordin is happy and healthy, we're happy for her. But what does it say about society when a female celebrity must Tweet an image of herself to show the world how thin she has become?

[Photos: Twitter, WENN.com]

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Jordin Sparks made headlines over the weekend, but it wasn't for a new album or single.

Instead, the former American Idol champion posed on the red carpet of Muhammad Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night in Phoenix with a new figure sources say is 30 pounds lighter than the one she carried around in 2010.

Slimmed down a size 6, Sparks shined at the event - which isn't to say she was overweight before. But there is a noticeable difference in Jordin's look from just a month earlier, isn't there? Compare these before and after pics:

  • Jordin in Red
  • A New Figure

Sparks has said she loves "food and curves" too much to ever be considered "stick thin," adding a couple years ago: "I learned that I'm not ever going to be a size 2. I would look so weird as a size 2. Somebody would blow and I would fall right over. It just wouldn't be healthy."

[Photos: Pacific Coast News]

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Before American Idol viewers decided to vote for the same guitar-playing male every season (David Cook...Kris Allen... Lee DeWyze), they selected Jordin Sparks as their champion.

We've been big fans of the talented singer since since she took the Fox stage and we were lucky enough to speak with her this week, as she took time away from her summer tour. We thank Jordin for her time and we present this exclusive interview below...

Nothing But Sparks

What has the American Idol experience been like for you? Can it be compared to what you imagined it would be like?
I imagined it would be easy, just a singing competition. HA! It was a lot of work and pretty stressful. But I made friendships that will last forever and I am really happy with how it turned out.

You've sung with Chris Brown. You've sung at the Super Bowl. What has been the most memorable professional experience for you?
Well, the fact that I get to sing for my job is the best thing. Everything else, the duet, the Super Bowl, touring... it's all a bonus.

Idol has received some criticism for naming three consecutive winners that were all very similar. Any thoughts on that?
I definitely think that when the show started to allow instruments, it opened itself up to a whole bunch of people who wouldn't have auditioned before. So I'm glad those people can have the opportunity as well. But the show shouldn't receive criticism for naming winners the audience voted for.

Any thoughts on Simon leaving?
It's bittersweet. Simon was made out to be the villain. I'm going to miss him for sure... It's going to be so different without [Paula and Simon]. I wish them nothing by the best in whatever they do moving forward.

What was it like to participate in the We Are the World remake?
It was amazing for me. The original is such a classic and pretty much everyone knows it... to see all the artists there for a cause bigger than ourselves was so humbling.

This is your first-ever solo tour. Talk about your plans and hopes  for it: 
I've been so used to being the opening act. I'm adjusting to having more songs to sing, going on later, etc. But I've been having so much fun!

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Jordin Sparks is off to Broadway.

The season six winner of American Idol is the latest finalist to land a role on stage, following in the talented footsteps of Clay Aiken and Constantine Maroulis, the latter of whom was even nominated for a Tony Award.

Beginning on August 19, Sparks will star in In the Heights, a musical set in the Dominican-American community of New York's Washington Heights. She'll play the character of Nina Rosario for 12 weeks, through November 14.

In January, former High School Musical star Corbin Bleu debuted in the lead of the play. He's received sold reviews for it.

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Not so fast, Aaron Kelly!

While American Idol viewers are already comparing the aforementioned season nine contestant with David Archuleta, the former runner-up proved this week that he won't be replaced without a fight.

The talented young singer took to the stage with Jordin Sparks at the 2010 Jordin Sparks Experience, a pre-Super Bowl event held at Miami Beach on Wednesday night. Don't they look adorable together?

The former American Idol alumni performed a duet to “No Air," the single Sparks originally made famous with Chris Brown.

Could she have replaced Brown with anyone more opposite from him? We doubt it. This, of course, is a big compliment to David. The day he beats his girlfriend is the day Jon Gosselin starts caring about his kids.

Watch the pair entertain the crowd below.

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A pair of contrasting celebrities celebrate birthdays today.

First up, Ali Lohan turns 16. She's still too young to go clubbing with her screwed up sister or wear a bathing suit that exposes her cleavage - but, hey, at least she can earn her learner's permit in some states!

Ali is on record as saying she wants to follow in Lindsay's famous footsteps, so expect a solid, Mean Girls-like comedy from her in the near future; followed by a series of box office busts, drunk driving arrests and cocaine smudges on her nostrils.

For now, let's try to celebrate her quasi innocence while it lasts. Enjoy the photo montage below...

  • Lindsay's Sister
  • Ali Lohan Image

Jordin Sparks also celebrates a birthday today. The former American Idol champion turns 20.

She can't drink legally for another year, but we can all raise a glass in appreciation of this seemingly normal, grounded, talented singer. She's the anti-Ali Lohan in every possible way, even swearing off sex until marriage.

Send in your birthday wishes to Jordin - and to Ali, if you really want to - right now and click on the following pics of Sparks to enlarge each one...

  • Pic of Jordin Sparks
  • I Won

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We hear a lot these days about Adam Lambert, Kris Allen and the season eight finalists on American Idol. For good reason, they rule!

But let's take a moment and recognize the talented season six champion, Jordin Sparks, who has enjoyed a solid career in the spotlight since her victory in 2007.

Jordin's most impressive accomplishment? Dueting with Chris Brown on "No Air" and coming out of it without a black eye! That's not as easy as it sounds.

Over the summer, Sparks has sported a pair of contrasting hairstyles. She looks cute in both, but we're asking readers to choose their favorite. Study the photos below and then vote in our poll...

  • Nothing But Sparks
  • Jordin Sparks Bangs

Which Jordin Sparks style do you prefer?

 

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The circus just got a lot more talented.

Jordin Sparks announced last week that she's joining Britney Spears for the second leg of the latter's North American Circus Tour. Said the American Idol champion:

"Britney's show is incredible and for me to be a part of it is a great opportunity,"

Sparks will perform on the U.S. portion of the tour, which includes concerts in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Philly, Miami, Detroit, Chicago and Las Vegas.

We wonder if Britney is afraid of being overshadowed by Sparks. Or if she even knows who Sparks is. Or has a clue what time zone she's currently in.

  • Jordin Sparks Image
  • It is Britney, Bitch

Jordin Sparks Biography

Sparks Smiles Congrats to Jordin Sparks, the sixth-ever American Idol! This young, adorable singer has a very bright future ahead of her. We can't wait... More »
Born
Birthplace
Glendale, Arizona
Full Name
Jordin Sparks

Jordin Sparks Quotes

Sleep as much as you can because you don't get any sleep. It's a year later and I still haven't gotten a whole eight hours of sleep yet ... I'm still reeling from winning last year. But, I guess I would say just try and enjoy every moment you have.

Jordin Sparks [to David Cook]

It's not bad to wear a promise ring because not everybody - guy or girl - wants to be a slut.

Jordin Sparks
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