Check out Team Plaid for last night’s video of the Final 3–Blake Lewis, Jordin Sparks and Melinda Doolittle–on last night’s Tonight Show With Jay Leno. After Jay interviewed the kids Taylor Hicks performed what will probably be his next single, “Heaven Knows.”
The online bookmakers are predicting that Melinda Doolittle will be eliminated this week, with Jordin Sparks eventually taking it all. Blake Lewis, though, will get a little help from the folks at Vote For The Worst. He’s been chosen as their candidate after Lakisha Jones (who only lasted a week as their pick) was voted off last week.
The latest bit of PR around Jordin Sparks, Season 6 heir apparent, is that she initially auditioned in LA, but did not get past the 1st round. She went back home and auditioned successfully for Arizona Idol and a chance to audition in Seattle, where she was advanced to Hollywood by the judges. She has also auditioned for American Juniors (AJ was a 19E production–it’s possible she came to the attention of Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick back then) and Star Search. She auditioned for America’s Most Talented Kids twice–winning the first time.
More homecoming news. Chris Richardson’s hometown, Chesapeake, VA threw him a party at his old high school last night and Phil Stacey went home to Jacksonville, FL where he’s making the media rounds and greeting fans.