May 23, 2007 09:11 PM by Joe Blackmon
On the American Idol finale, Blake Lewis and Jordin Sparks kicked off
the musical performances with a duet of “I Saw Her Standing There.”
Next up was Gwen Stefani via a satellite feed from her concert tour.
Stefani performed her new single “Four In The Morning.”
The original American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson returned to the Idol stages to sing “Never Again.” In the first of the night’s comedy segments, Ryan Seacrest presented a Golden Idol Award for Best Presentation to Big Bird impersonator Margaret Fowler. The top six American Idol male finalists performed “Ooh Baby, Baby,” and then were joined on stage by Smokey Robinson to perform “Being With You” and “Tears Of A Clown.”
Blake Lewis and Doug E. Fresh performed “The Show.” After Blake’s performance, Ryan Seacrest presented the Golden Idol Award for Most Original Vocal to Sholandric Stallworth. The top six American Idol female finalists performed “I Heard It Through The Grapevine,” and then were joined on stage by Gladys Knight to perform “I Feel A Song In My Heart” and “Midnight Train To Georgia.”
Tony Bennett performed “For Once In My Life.” Ryan Seacrest presented the Golden Idol Award for Best Buddies to Jonathan Jayne & Kenneth Briggs. Melinda Doolittle and Bebe & CeCe Winans performed “Hold Up The Light.” In the Ford music video, the American Idol finalists performed “Time After Time.” After the video, Seacrest presented Blake Lewis and Jordin Sparks with two brand new Ford Mustangs.
American Idol 4 winner Carrie Underwood performed “I’ll Stand By You.” Clive Davis presented an award to Underwood for achieving six million sales on her debut album. After the African Children’s Choir gave a special performance, Sanjaya Malakar and Aerosmith’s Joe Perry performed “You Really Got Me.” Green Day performed “Working Class Hero.”
American Idol 5 winner Taylor Hicks performed “Heaven Knows.” Jordin Sparks and Ruben Studdard performed “All I Need to Get By.” Bette Midler performed “Wind Beneath My Wings.” Former American Idol winners Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Hicks, Carrie Underwood, and Ruben Studdard performed a tribute to The Beatles Sgt. Pepper with the American Idol 6 finalists.
Before the results were announced, Randy Jackson and Simon Cowell predicted that Jordin Sparks would win, while Paula Abdul refused to make a choice. Ryan Seacrest announced that after a world record 74 million votes that Jordin Sparks was the winner of American Idol 6. An emotional Jordin Sparks said “I can’t thank you for keeping me around, and thank you so much for everything. Mom, dad, I love you.”
Topics: American Idol, Jordin Sparks |
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