Finally after a shocking departure of Melinda Doolittle, American Idol announced the contestant who is worthy taking the 'supposed' place of Doolitle. The often-lauded 17 years old Jordin Sparks has won over Blake Lewis and rightfully crowned the winner of this 6th season. Through this winning, Jordin therefore, is recorded as the youngest American Idol winner by far.
Three songs-finale, it was by all means an obvious choice since Jordin has displayed a blast of performance last night with Blake only preceding her by beat-boxing in the song "You Give Love a Bad Name". Jordin meanwhile put all her vocal skill in the rendition of "Broken Wing" and has the first two rounds under her belt. For this cycle's theme song "This is My Now", Jordin certainly had a better idea of the song rather than Blake who was slightly all over the place with his rendition.
Guest performers appearing in the finale include alumnae Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Hicks, Carrie Underwood, Ruben Studdard, Sanjaya Malakar and Chris Daughtry. Other performers to fill in the two-hour slots before the big announcement were Doug E. Fresh, Green Day, Gwen Stefani and the African Children's Choir.
Although Jordin took the crown, Blake is almost certain to make it in the music industry and so do the rest of this season's contestants. Since the truly amazing season 1, the contest has been criticized for its choice of winners who is more into the popularity rather than the quality. Thus, it's likely that Blake who is both attractive and charismatic through his beat-boxing will earn an equal success with Jordin, only he didn't get the first prize.