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Blake Lewis who?

After being linked with her American Idol runner-up romantically, Jordin Sparks appears to be moving on... to his best friend from the show!

The celebrity gossip mill is working overtime on this one, as word is spreading that Sparks has a serious crush on Chris Richardson.

Yes, the same Chris Richardson that almost definitely tanged Lauren Conrad a couple months ago after a night at Les Deux.

TMZ says Jordin and Blake are just friends, but Sparks' family members are trying to keep a handle on her feelings for C-Rich.

After all, girlfriend has a burgeoning career ahead of her, who has time for love?

Just ask the original American Idol about that, as Kelly Clarkson has done less than stellar in the dating department.

Of course, it's hard to say which, if any, of this Idol talk is legitimate.

Blake Lewis was supposedly dating Antonella Barba for a bit, but that was never verified. How cute that former finalist is, however, cannot be denied.

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Rumors that Blake Lewis has seen Antonella Barba nude were never confirmed.

Neither is the following story regarding the second place finisher's love life, but it's our duty to report it anyway: Blake may be dating Jordin Sparks.

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TMZ says these American Idol finalists have denied hooking up, but they were spotted "holding hands" while shopping at a Fry's Electronics store near L.A., a source reports.

They wandered around the store, seemed "happy" together and then Blake was overheard saying Jordin: "We should call your mom." And why would that be the case unless these two were more than friends, right?

Blake Lewis may be beat boxing in bed with Jordin Sparks these days. Call it celebrity gossip, but call it an exciting possibility, as well.

Lewis and Sparks will join other contestants from this season, such as Melinda Doolittle, during the American Idol summer tour. It appears, however, that these two have formed their own, naked duet.

But be careful, Blake: Jordin is only 17. We're talking about Hayden Panettiere territory here.

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While most high school juniors are rejoicing over the start of summer vacation, Jordin Sparks has bigger reasons to celebrate.

Since Ryan Seacrest announced her as the newest champion of American Idol, her life has become a whirlwind of excitement - and the Idol nationwide concert tour is still to come.

Just days after her victory over beatboxer Blake Lewis, Jordin Sparks chatted with Us about her newfound fame, dish about what really went on during "girls' night" and more. Here are a few excerpts from the chat.

Us: Has the fact that you are the American Idol hit you yet?
Jordin Sparks: It hasn't really set in yet. It's been really crazy. People keep saying, ‘Hey, we're on the air with the new American Idol, Jordin Sparks' and I'm like, ‘What!?!?! Can you repeat that?' It's just crazy, because I've always wanted to do it and now that I have, I can't believe that I did and I couldn't ask for anything more. It's so much fun.

Us: You have frequently said how when you turned 16, it wasn't the opportunity to drive a car that excited you, but rather the chance to audition for the show.
Jordin Sparks: It was. It's been really amazing because having watched the show for so long, I've just been like, ‘I want to do that,' but I was too young. So I just watched the show and I saw what songs really got people going and what songs didn't. Being on that stage was one of the most amazing things ever.

Us: And not only did you take the American Idol crown, but you were also gifted with a new Mustang on the show's season finale.
Jordin Sparks: I woke up on my 16th birthday and I was more concerned about auditioning for American Idol than driving a car.

I did get my driver's license eventually, but now I can drive and I am the American Idol and I have a new car! This is so weird. I haven't driven it yet. I know [driving will] be kind of scary because there's paparazzi now that will follow me - crazy!

Us: Your dad, Philippi Sparks, once played in the NFL, so you must remember the media during his football fame. What advice did he offer about your celebrity?
Jordin Sparks: Since my dad has been famous-ish and has gone through having paparazzi and stuff like that, he just told me "It's fun, but at the same time you've got to be careful. People will try and use you. It's scary, it's hard, but if you just handle yourself well and trust the people around you, you'll be fine.' So far, so good.

Us: On the show you were very close with Melinda Doolittle, who finished in third place. Since you two were roommates, what types of things did you discuss during your "girls' nights?"
Jordin Sparks: It stays in girls' night! We did talk about boys and stuff like that. [smiles brightly] We talked about life in general and about each others' lives. We were living under the same roof for I don't know how many weeks. I asked her how she grew up and what advice she can give me, because she's so much more experienced than I am. I just love her so much â€" she's so amazing! So yeah, we talked about boys, the competition, and crazy fan things that happened.

Us: Lastly, did runner-up Blake Lewis happen to teach you how to beatbox?
Jordin Sparks: He tried really hard to teach me. He goes "Okay, do this [starts beatboxing].' And that's how I beatbox. That's all I can do.

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Blake Lewis and Jordin Sparks get along very well.

But the American Idol champ had always named her favorite male artists as John Mayer and Justin Timberlake. In an interview with The Associated Press this week, though, she pointed to a former contestant from this season of the FOX reality show.

Jordin Sparks at the Grammys

Sorry, Blake. It was Sanjaya Malakar.

"He had so much guts," Sparks said. "He had so much strength. He got a lot of criticism, but for him to go out on that stage and hold his head high ... I really look up to him for that. He's just an amazing kid."

Seems like somewhat strong praise for Sanjaya. Although his sister, Shyamali Malakar, ain't too shabby.

Sparks said "the point of the show ... is to keep who you like, who you want to see the next week. Sanjaya gave that to the people."

We can't argue with that. Most men, however, would prefer it Antonella Barba nude had given a little somethin somethin to them.

Sparks and Malakar will sing with other finalists on the American Idol concert tour, which kicks off July 6 in Sunrise, Fla., and wraps up Sept. 23 in Manchester, N.H.

After that, Sparks says she intends to "hit the studio very hard" to finish work on her upcoming solo album, which "has to be out before Thanksgiving." Her main goal, she says, is to record "encouraging" tracks.

"I want people to roll down the windows and blast the music loud. ... It will be just a Jordin album and, hopefully, people will like it."

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Millions of American Idol fans made the right decision last night:

Jordin Sparks was named the winner of this reality show's sixth season. As she joins the ranks of Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson and more, Jordin talked about the experience:

I WonWhat was going through your mind right before Ryan announced that you won?
I was standing up there and Blake Lewis was holding my hand and he was like, "I love you, sweetheart." I was like, "I love you too." He squeezed my hand and I knew whatever happened I'd be okay and everything would be fine. He's such a great supporter and so encouraging of me. I'm one of his biggest fans and he's one of mine. It turned out pretty cool, I guess!

You became very emotional during your last song, 'This Is My Now.' What were you feeling then?
It was a mix of a lot of things. I can't believe that it's over. It seems like years ago that I auditioned in Seattle, but at the same time it's gone by so fast. It was a mix of everything was ending and I don't know â€" the song is just so amazing. I looked up at all the people and I saw my parents sitting there and I realized that what I said I wanted to do a long time ago, I was doing it. And it just totally overcame me.

Did you know you had such fan support going into the finals?

I've been in a bubble, so I didn't. When I went home I got so much support there, but that was my home state. I had no idea what everybody else was thinking. I love the love, what can I say?

* The Hollywood Gossip note: You can say for sure if Antonella Barba is dating Blake or not.

Are you ready to record your first album?
I might be getting some material during the [Idols Live] tour and then I guess right after I'll start working on that.

Will you write your own songs?

I would love to write. I've written a couple of songs but I don't know if they'll go on the album. But I've written and I hope I can write a little bit on my album.

Do you have a favorite performance?
I have no idea. I loved each and every performance that I did. There were some that I liked more than others. I think that I tried to top myself every performance. I liked them all. I don't regret anything.

* The Hollywood Gossip note: We think her rendition of A Broken Wing was the best.

Did you speak with Simon after tonight's show?
He was like, "Congratulations, Jordin. You deserved it." And I was like, "Thank you." And he gave me a hug and it was like, "Oh my God! Simon Cowell is hugging me!"

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It was an unusual night on American Idol, as Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry sold his soul and rocked out with Sanjaya Malakar for some reason.

But at least viewers showed they were nice and sane by voting for Jordin Sparks as this season's Idol champion.

The 17-year old proved far superior is singing talent to fun-loving beat boxer Blake Lewis on Tuesday night, draining a bit of tension from Ryan Seacrest's announcement at the end of a long evening.

It was one that included the return of every past American Idol champion except Fantasia Barrino. But Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Hicks and Ruben Studdard joined eliminate Idols from this season in reprising a few songs by The Beatles.

Yes, fellas, Haley Scarnato was one of them. And you better believe she was wearing a skirt shorter than the duration of the upcoming marriage between Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag.

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Blake Lewis, you seem like a very nice guy. And you'll beat box your way to a successful music career, we have no doubt.


But after last night's American Idol performances, it's apparent that Jordin Sparks is simply a much, much better singer. Here's what a slew of insiders had to say about the results:
Simon Cowell (to Jordin): You just wiped the floor with Blake.
USA Today: Jordin Sparks can handle a saccharine ballad with ease, and even threw in a little extra artificial sweetener by sobbing a bit to finish it up � but not before she had soared through the chorus and hit a crowd-pleasing glory note toward the end.
TV Guide: Jordin�s slated for the big win. That�s my story and I�m sticking with it! Jordin is my pick. After all, it is a singing competition.
People magazine (on the final song:) [Jordin] just stood there, opened her mouth and out came beautiful music colored with emotion. She somehow infused the song with radiance and strength.
Opinions haven't been this much in agreement since readers spoke up in support of Greg Laswell. Or against Tameka Foster.
So tune in tonight to American Idol to witness the deserving coronation of Ms. Jordin Sparks.

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We know, we know: these two have a lot more to worry about on tonight's American Idol than which photograph Entertainment Weekly goes with later in the week.

But we don't. We're a celebrity gossip blog.

Sparks, Jordin

So we're asking readers to decide between magazine covers right here and now. You see, the good people at EW will be publishing an issue with the American Idol victor on the cover. But they haven't decided which Blake Lewis photo to go with (if Blake wins) or which Jordin Sparks photo to go with (if Jordin wins, as she should).

What do you guys think? Which photo shoot is the best? And do either look better than the recent spread of a nude Jodie Marsh?

You can also vote in our new American Idol poll and voice your view on which singer has the brightest future.

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The night is almost upon us. When American Idol broadcasts its season finale this week, millions - and millions and millions - of eyes will be upon the show.

Before we learn who will follow in the winning footsteps of Carrie Underwood, though, let's hear from the final two contestants.

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Both Jordin Sparks and Blake Lewis talked with reporters after they moved on in the competition last week. Here are some highlights, beginning with Jordin:

If she loses: If I don't win, it won't be the end of the world. It's not going to be, ‘Oh my God, I'm never going to sing again.' I'd be happy if I win. I'd be happy if Blake wins.

Simon Cowell saying she sounded old last week: Simon's comments always stay with you. But at the same time, I can't really base what I'm doing on that. Sometimes I do. But he says what he feels. It was old fashioned. But it was a song I loved. I just wanted to sing it really badly.

Favorite judge and best advice: I loved meeting Martina McBride. I've listened to her music for so long. She's amazing. I loved meeting Gwen Stefani… I think I cried when I met her. The best advice came from Jennifer Lopez. She was just so amazing. She made us feel so relaxed. ‘Don't worry. Sit down, let's talk awhile.'

Favorite past Idols: I love Kelly Clarkson… the way her career has gone so amazingly well for her. She manages to stay out of the tabloids. She is so amazing. Also, Carrie Underwood has had an amazing career so far.

Now, let's hear what that hottie, Blake Lewis, had to say...

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A few weeks ago, we urged fans of American Idol to vote for Antonella Barba.

At that time, though, we found the young singer attractive and - let's be honest - just wanted to see more of her on stage.

Acoustic Adam

But we're now urging all readers to get out and vote for Jordin Sparks for a very different reason: the girl can sing. Very, very well. Please don't punish the 17-year old for one poor Bon Jovi performance - if anything, admire her for going outside her strong suit.

In the view of our experts, Jordin has the second best pure singing voice on the show next to Melinda Doolittle. We'd like to see those two square off in the finals.

Of course, if fans were as blown away by Blake Lewis and his beat boxing last night as the judges were, it could become a three-horse race. And that's fine by us.

As long as Jordin is one of the horses, and not Lauren Conrad's piece of man candy, Chris Richardson.

Jordin Sparks Biography

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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.

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