Jordin Sparks Hangs Out With ‘Access Hollywood’ After ‘Idol’ Win

Jordin Sparks is the new ‘American Idol’, and ‘Access Hollywood’ was by her side every step of the way when her reign got rolling and the publicity tour began. “Hey ‘Access’, it’s my first day as your ‘American Idol’. It’s 5:25 in the morning and the sun is coming up.” Accesshollywood.com has since removed the video.

Jordin Sparks’ Little Bro Talks With Phoenix’s KISS 104.7

Johnjay and Rich of KISS 104.7 in Phoenix get an ‘American Idol’ update from Jordin Sparks’ little brother PJ on Wednesday (May 23), as the show’s finale appears to be more of a coronation for the 17-year-old Arizona native with Intrade bettors currently giving her a 95% chance of winning.

The interview audio at johnjayandrich.1047kissfm.com has since been removed.

Blake Lewis & Jordin Sparks Visit LA’s KIIS FM

Blake Lewis and Jordin Sparks talked with Ryan Seacrest of KIIS FM at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles after their final performances last night on ‘American Idol’. Jordin talked about crying in her last performance and doing school work every day and needing her mom around as a guardian, while Blake talked about being cool and relaxed last night and showed off his beatboxing skills.

The interview audio at kiisfm.com has since been removed.

Bettors Give Jordin Sparks 75% Chance Of Winning ‘American Idol’

Ahead of Tuesday night’s ‘American Idol’ performance finale between Jordin Sparks and Blake Lewis, intrade.com shows Jordin a big favorite over Blake. The Phoenix 17-year-old is bid at $75 to win $100, while Bothell’s beatboxer is at $25 to win $100. With Jordin, Blake and last week’s castoff Melinda Doolittle all being within the margin on DialIdol last week, it is largely expected that most of Melinda’s votes will shift towards Jordin, ensuring her an easy victory barring a Tuesday night on-stage meltdown.

Simon Cowell Says He Can’t Predict ‘American Idol’ Winner

May 19, 2007 – During a conference call with reporters, Simon Cowell admitted he cannot predict who will win ‘American Idol’ and he wants contestants on the show to be rude to him when he is offensive to them. “I can’t call it at this stage,” Cowell said. “For Blake [Lewis], he’s a brilliant entertainer, but the negative is he’s not a fantastic singer. The advantage for Jordin [Sparks] is she is a great singer and the negative is she hasn’t done one performance yet which I can remember as a ‘wow’.”

‘Scarborough Country’ On ‘Idol’ Ratings Decline

Carmen Rasmusen 'Scarborough Country'

May 19, 2007 – Melinda Doolittle, the ‘American Idol’ contestant that even Simon Cowell liked, was voted off on Wednesday night as another Fox show beat the program in the ratings. ‘Scarborough Country’ host Joe Scarborough asks former ‘Idol’ contestant Carmen Rasmusen if the hit show is dying. Video of the segment, aired Thursday (May 17), at Bing.com has since been removed.

Melinda Doolitle Talks With LA’s KIIS FM

May 18, 2007 – ‘American Idol’ castoff Melinda Doolitle was on the phone with Ryan Seacrest of KIIS FM in Los Angeles this morning, talking about her surprise ouster from the hit show last night. Doolittle said she was a little relieved to get the boot and doesn’t feel cheated, the judges reaction afterwards, her family’s reaction, and more. Audio at kiisfm.com has since been removed.

‘GMA’ On Melinda Doolittle’s ‘American Idol’ Ouster

May 18, 2007 – Melinda Doolittle was voted off ‘American Idol’ on Wednesday night, but ‘Good Morning America’ reports the singer has a good chance at a successful career. The segment, featuring comments from Entertainment Weekly’s Michael Slezak, has since been removed at abcnews.go.com.

Former ‘Idol’ Contestant Robbed At Gunpoint While Working At IHOP

May 14, 2007 – Alexis Lopez, a ‘American Idol’ contestant from season one who was eliminated in the wild card round, was held and robbed at gunpoint while working at a Granada Hills, California IHOP restaurant early Sunday morning (May 12). “He kept demanding the combination to the safe and I told him I didn’t have it,” Lopez said. “I said, ‘Shoot me, I don’t have it.’ Then he put the gun at my forehead and all that ran through my mind and I was on ‘American Idol’ at 17, I’m ready to come out with my album and he’s holding a gun at my head,” Several video clips, including an interview with Lopez, have since been removed at flynetpictures.com.

On TV: Jordin Sparks, Paula Abdul, Tori Amos

Pop acts on television this week include ‘American Idol’ castoff Lakisha Jones, who visits ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ and ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Monday; remaining ‘Idol’ finalists Jordin Sparks, Melinda Doolittle, and Blake Lewis, who along with last season’s ‘Idol’ winner Taylor Hicks, visit ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Monday; ‘Idol’ castoff Sanjaya Malakar, who visits ‘Rachael Ray’ on Monday; ‘Idol’ season one champ Kelly Clarkson, who performs on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Monday; Paula Abdul and Feist, who appear on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ from a Santa Monica Big Blue Bus on Tuesday; Lindsay Lohan, who visits ‘The Tonight Show’ on Wednesday; Avril Lavigne, who performs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Wednesday; Lily Allen, who visits ‘Tavis Smiley’ on Wednesday; former The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show’ on Thursday and ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ on Friday; Tori Amos, who performs on ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ on Thursday; Peter Bjorn and John, who perform on ‘The Tonight Show’ on Friday; and Maroon 5, who are musical guests on this weekend’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ season finale.

Jordin Sparks Visits Phoenix’s 104.7 KISS FM

Johnjay and Rich of 104.7 KISS FM in Phoenix hung out with ‘American Idol’ finalist Jordin Sparks in the studio on Friday (May 11), as the top three ‘Idol’ contestants visited their hometown. They had sparklers in the studio and people were choking at the start of the interview. Arizona Cardinals QB Matt Leinart was the studio, giving her an autographed jersey and claiming he’s a big fan.

The interview audio at johnjayandrich.1047kissfm.com has since been removed.

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