American Idol’s Jordin Sparks gets shoutout in hilarious Trump cold open
American Idol season 6 winner Jordin Sparks got quite the unusual shoutout on Saturday Night Live. It happened during the cold open of the October 21 episode. The sketch lampooned the congressional House Republicans’ struggle to elect a Speaker of the House. In it, Mikey Day playing Jim Jordan, who had just lost the vote to be speaker the day before, is confronted by Trump, played by James Austin Johnson.
“Yoo hoo! Is this the losers office!” says Trump. Because everyone knows how he loves “losers.” Jordan complains “You endorsed me, and then you just kind of disappeared.”
“I prefer the Jordans who win, Okay? Like the great Michael Jordan. Or the even greater Jordin Sparks.”
Trump replies, “Yeah, well, that’s because I prefer the Jordans who win, Okay? Like the great Michael Jordan. OR THE EVEN GREATER JORDIN SPARKS.” He continues, “No Air. Remember that? That was a song.” And then, the comic goes on to imitate Trump singing the song, “Tell me how am I supposed to breath with No Air?” He goes on, “You can’t! You can’t do it!”
It’s funny because Johnson does the best Trump of any SNL cast member who has attempted it. The clever way the writers incorporate Trump’s mannerisms into the bit is like the cherry on top of the sundae.
For her part, Jordin was thrilled, writing on Twitter/X “Yooo! I made it! Thanks
“No Air” is Jordin’s 2008 Grammy nominated hit single, with Chris Brown.
On Tuesday night, the singer appeared on ABC’s 100K Pyramid, facing off against Jason Ritter. She wrote on Twitter/X “I’m putting up a fight!
Jordin Sparks signs deal with music licencing company Epidemic Sound, set to release Christmas music
In other news, the singer-songwriter has formed a new partnership with Epidemic Sound, a music licensing company.
The deal includes creating and distributing a collection of classic Christmas songs to be released later this year. The singer will be working in collaboration with Epidemic Sound’s expert in-house team, which includes Grammy-award-winning and nominated musicians, producers, and A&Rs. Epidemic Sound will make the tracks available to its worldwide community of content creators and distribute them on all major digital streaming platforms.
Epidemic Sound provides upfront payments, a 50/50 royalty split from streaming revenues, and a quarterly soundtrack bonus. Meanwhile, Epidemic Sound also gives artists the freedom to work under non-exclusive agreements and to be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
Jordin Sparks, U.S. singer-songwriter, said: “I’m excited for this new partnership with Epidemic Sound. They have empowered artists to thrive commercially, creatively, and to reach new audiences. The freedom they give artists to choose their own path and work on different projects at the same time is unique and inspiring. I’m excited to join a roster of incredible artists and I’m looking forward to working with Epidemic Sound’s team!”
Jordin’s past singles include “No Air,” “One Step At a Time,” “Tattoo,” and “Battlefield,” among other global hits. Cumulatively, her singles have sold over 10 million tracks in the U.S. alone. Jordin also co-wrote Ariana Grande’s smash single, “The Way,” earning her a BMI songwriting award.
Her latest single is “Call My Name.”