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Sparks was the most recent female to win the competition until the twelfth season.
In a comedic clip on the finale titled "We Were Sabotaged", the boys of the twelfth season realize that she was the "mastermind" behind the girls' sabotage because it was five years since a girl had won.
She rose to fame in 2007 after winning the sixth season of American Idol at age 17, becoming the youngest winner in the series' history.
Sparks attended Sandra Day O'Connor High School until 2006 when she was homeschooled by her grandmother, Pam Wiedmann, to better concentrate on her singing.
Her father is African-American with French and Cherokee roots and her mother has German, English, Scottish, and Norwegian ancestry.
She grew up in the suburbs of Ridgewood, New Jersey, while her father played as a defensive back for the New York Giants.
She remains the youngest winner in American Idol history.
Cowell said, "Jordin was the most improved over the whole season – didn't start the best, but midway through this was the girl who suddenly got momentum." He included that "Young girl, likeable, and the singer won over the entertainer [Lewis]." Four selected songs Sparks had performed on American Idol, including the season's coronation song, "This Is My Now", were made available on her self-titled EP, released on May 22, 2007, the day before the grand finale.