Wednesday, February 6, 2008
7 News Features: Idol Top Two
They made their mark in season six. Two unexpected singing sensations, one just a teen, the other a beat boxing breakout. Life's been super for Jordin and Blake since the show. Here's Idol's Top Two.
WSVN -- Ryan Seacrest: "The winner of American Idol 2007 is ... Jordin Sparks."
This big moment cementing celebrity for Idol winner Jordin Sparks and runner-up Blake Lewis. The beat boxer with a boy band look and the bright-eyed girl with a big voice haven't stopped since.
Jordin Sparks: "This is so amazing, I had no idea it was going to get as big as it did."
Jordin has moved on to even bigger gigs. This one with a worldwide stage.
This past weekend she sang the national anthem at the Super Bowl, one of the few venues that makes Idol seem like small potatoes. The super showdown going down in Jordin's hometown, Glendale, Arizona. There is no place like home.
Jordin Sparks: "I'm still based out of here, based out of Glendale. I don't know if I would want to get a place in L.A., I'm not really sure."
You go, sweetie. Keep it real.
The two became BFFs on the show, and just because Idol ended doesn't mean they haven't stayed close. They hit the road on the 56-city Idol tour. Then, both went straight into the studio.
Blake's "Audio Day Dream" dropping in December, we asked him what it's all about.
Blake Lewis: "This whole record takes you on a journey, basically you are going to hear many styles of music, basically I try to make my Michael Jackson bad record on crack. That's what I call it."
Umm, OK, Blake.
Jordin Sparks: "The album was so much fun to make, and it actually made me realize why people love to be in the studio so much."
Sweet Jordin also released her debut CD and single "Tattoo," and that brings us to another passion they share. Jordin celebrated her 18th birthday by getting her first tattoo. Her family came along and even got some tats, too.
Blake's hardcore, and it was a real pain for him to make room for something bigger and better!
Blake Lewis "I'm going to La Ink sometime in January, and getting my whole back done, I just had some laser surgery on the current tat that's across my shoulder blades, and, needless to say, it didn't feel too good."
But it was good from the beginning for both of these Idol favs.
Paula Abdul: "I'm going on record. I love you. I think you are really talented."
We need to know, does the youngest American Idol have any regrets?
Jordin Sparks: "No, I loved every second of it, and, the thing is, it is such an insane process, literally, American Idol is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Once you've been on the show, you can't try out again. I don't want to change anything."