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Jordin Sparks talks Tampa, Twitter and Sanjaya




When tbt* last caught up with Jordin Sparks, we were palling around with the singer during Super Bowl week.

She’d come to Tampa to put on charity concerts at Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine and Grace Family Church. She was also in the stands to cheer on her hometown Arizona Cardinals at the big game. (Better luck next year.) Before the week’s end, we’d introduced the 19-year-old to Twitter (@TheRealJordin), and she had us hooked on Roy’s lobster potstickers.

The American Idol season 6 winner has been busy since then. Besides returning to Idol as a guest performer, Sparks embarked on a whirlwind European press tour and recorded her second album, due out July 14. She’s also gearing up for a North American tour with the Jonas Brothers this summer.

But before they criss-cross the continent, Sparks will return to Florida to kick off Universal Orlando’s first-ever Summer Concert Series. The performance is Saturday night, but come earlier in the day for a possible glimpse of Sparks on one of the rides.

Last week Sparks called tbt* from her bedroom in Glendale, Ariz., to talk Tampa, Twitter and — why not? — her old Idol compadre Sanjaya Malakar.

Click here to read Dalia Colon's interview with Jordin. And after the jump, get the full lineup of summer concerts at Universal Orlando and Busch Gardens...

[Last modified: Friday, June 12, 2009 12:30pm]


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