American Idol

Season 6 Episode 41

And The Winner Is............

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM May 23, 2007 on FOX
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Episode Summary

And The Winner Is............
The most anticipated night of the television season is here! Two finalists, one American Idol – find out tonight who America has chosen. The Top 12 reunite on the Kodak Theatre stage one last time before the newest American Idol is crowned.

And the winner of American Idol Season 6 is...Jordin Sparks!moreless

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  • Blake got gypped!

    So Jordin Sparks wound up winning the sixth season of American Idol. Are you kidding me!?! This is my review, so it's only my opinion of course, but Blake Lewis definitely got gypped! He should've been the winner. Personally, I think he was a far better singer and overall better performer than Jordin Sparks was. He just had a lot more talent and potential. Plus he was definitely a cutie! But it's all over now and I guess there's no more use for crying since it won't change a thing. Jordin won it fair and square; even if I'm not happy with it.moreless
  • Jordin Sparks

    Ok I usually just watch the auditions because they are really funny. But this year I watched Most of the season because I wanted to watch sanjaya get voted off and him and that girl start crying! And I wanted to see Melinda or Jordin win! I hated Sanjaya and everyone else. I was about to die with all the suspense in this episode. But it was worth it I got to see Jordin win and Blake trying not to cry. It was so, so, so funny!!!!!! In your face Blake! I was so happy when Jordin Sparks won !moreless
  • Yawn.

    This was the most boring finale of American Idol yet. It just seemed to got on forever. They really tried to stretch it to two hours. They had empty space, so they filled it with another singer singing another song. I thought that the episode would never end! Speaking of endings, the result for this year was ridiculous. It was the worst result since Ruben won in season two. The judges usually say "You're only 17", but this year they were backing Jordin to the top. Blake should have won. I thought that the episode was boring, and the result was ridiculous.moreless
  • i can't bielive jordin won

    i can't bielive that jordin won. she should have been out bon jovi week. blake rocks so much more, blake;'s more unique, he should try out for america's got talent if he can. he's the best and who in the world can still beatbox besides jazzy jeff and doug e fresh and some dudes from philly? blake can do anything and everyone's saying he can't sing, if he couldn't sing then why woulk dhe be on american idol. the highlight of the finale was doug e. fresh and blake beatboxing, doug e fresh danced very well and i recommend you to listen to his music, but overall blake batboxed better than him in that performance. but doug e. fresh can beatbox better than blake in his concerts. jordin and rubin wasn't the top highlight but the 2nd top hihlight. i think that they did well together, but ruben sung over her, he "owned her" in that performance. i was watching american idol extra when jordin said she could barely hear herself over ruben and claimed that blake insulted her. this all was not true. infact, i'll change my mind about jordin and ruben being the number 2 highlight. number 2 was blake and jordin, it made me think they would be a perfect couple and their duet was real good together. on american idol extra they all thought jordin should have won including jeff foxworthy, but not that guy from that new comedy show with husband and wife. the number 3 highlight was jordin and ruben. the number 4 highlight was the award part, i only like that because i thought that scallandric Stallworth was real good and has an amazing voice and should try out for operah, but if you're an operah singer don't try out for americanidol. i also thought the friendship thing between lemur and the other guy was really nice. but bottom line is, great finale but a fraction of last yearsmoreless
  • The winner of the six season of American Idol is choosen and the top 10 come back to perform.

    I thought the season finale was very good. Some of my favorite parts where when Carrie sang "I'll Stand by You" I also liked Blake's beat boxing performance. Jordin singing with Ruben was also nice. I thought the children Choir was a nice way to remember Idol Gives Back. Those kids are so talented. It was also nice to see Melinda again. In the end I was so happy to see Jordin win. She is a great singer and she deserves it. She sings with so much emotion and that makes it real. All in all this season had some good talent.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • During the Top 12 performance of "With a Little Help From My Friends" Gina trips on the stairs. It is a bit noticeable, but what makes it really obvious is a few seconds later they show her on stage and she is laughing about it.

    • Before Bette Midler performed Ryan and Brad Garret were in judges seats with no sign of Simon or Paula. Part way through her song though it showed both Simon and Paula at the judges table.

    • After Carrie Underwood performed "I'll Stand by You", Clive Davis gave a speech extolling the state of "the American Idol album franchise", then presented Underwood with a special award for achieving 6 million U.S. album sales for her album Some Hearts.

    • The gentleman that helps Margaret Fowler out of her chair is Nigel Lythgoe, one of the executive producers of American Idol.

  • QUOTES (2)

  • NOTES (11)

    • Jordin becomes the 4th Winner and 5th person overall to never be in the Bottom 2/3, while Blake becomes the third Runner Up to appear there more than once.

    • As with last year there are a special awards show called the Golden Idols awards. The following are all the categories, winners and special notes about each.

      1. Best Presentation:
      -Isadora Furman
      -Margaret Fowler (Winner) She came up on the stage in her all yellow costume and thanked people. She also read a poem she wrote and part way throw her phone rang. Ryan picked it up and said "she is on national TV can you call her back?"

      2. Most Original Vocal:
      - Nicolas Zittsman
      -Sandie Chavez
      -Sholandric Stallwoth (Winner) He came out on stage and sang without a mic to show how loud he was. When presenting him, Ryan said the back of the auditorium would see him, but it is obvious he meant hear him.

      3. Best Buddies:
      -Jonathan and Kenneth (Winners) They came out on stage, accepted the award and talked about Simon's bush baby comment. Ryan then showed a picture of a real one and said AI was sponsoring one on Kenneth's behalf and its name was Simon.
      -Amanda and Antonella
      -Ryan and Simon

    • A new record of votes was set. A total of 72 million votes were casted.

    • The Performances tonight:
      -Blake LewisandJordin Sparks- "I Saw Her Standing There" by The Beatles. First time the Top 2 duet was first. Usually it is at the end, with the exception of Season 4 where it was close to the beginning but not first.
      -Gwen Stefani-"4 in the Morning" via satellite as she was on tour
      -Kelly Clarkson-"Never Again".
      -Top 6 male finalists sing "Ooo Baby Baby", then are joined bySmokey Robinsonfor a medley of "Being with You" and "The Tears of a Clown".
      -Blake Lewis beatboxed withDoug E. Fresh, performing variations upon "The Show".
      -Top 6 female finalists- "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", then are joined byGladys Knightto sing a medley of "I Feel a Song (In My Heart)" and "Midnight Train to Georgia".
      -Tony Bennett-"For Once in My Life".
      Melinda Doolittle-"Hold Up the Light" withBeBeandCeCe Winans, with whom she used to sing backup.
      -Carrie Underwoodsang her charity single "I'll Stand by You".
      -TheAfrican Children's Choirperformed.
      -Sanjaya Malakar- "You Really Got Me" withJoe PerryofAerosmithas well as an appearance by "The Crying Girl", Ashley Ferl.
      -Green Dayperformed their charity single "Working Hero". This was a pre-filmed performance, originally scheduled to be shown on Idol Gives Back.
      -Taylor Hicks- "Heaven Knows".
      -Ruben Studdard, with Jordin Sparks-"You're All I Need to Get By" by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell.
      -Bette Midlersang "Wind Beneath My Wings".
      -An ensemble tribute toSgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Bandwith the pastIdolwinners as well as the top 12. Included were portions of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" featuring Kelly Clarkson and Joe Perry, "A Day in the Life" featuring Taylor Hicks, "She's Leaving Home" featuring Carrie Underwood, "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" featuring Ruben Studdard, and "With a Little Help from My Friends" from the top 12.
      -After winning Jordin Sparks performed the songwriter contest winning single "This Is My Now".

    • The song that the contestants sang in the Ford music video was "Time After Time" by Cyndi Lauper. The video was of bloopers from every music video shown this season. The entire Top 12 sang the song.

    • Jordin Sparks is the fourth female to win in the series. The other three are Kelly Clarkson from Season One, Fantasia Barrino in Season Three and Carrie Underwood in Season Four.

    • Blake Lewis is the fourth male runner-up in the series. The other three were Justin Guarrini from Season One, Clay Aiken from Season Two and Bo Bice from Season Four.

    • Jeff Foxworthy, Jerry Springer, Teri Hatcher, Justin Guarini, Brad Garrett, Joely Fisher, Ace Young, Jennifer Hudson, David Hasselhoff, David Alan Grier and Constantine Maroulis were all in the audience.

    • Fantasia Barrino was the only former American Idol winner not to appear in this episode.

    • Jordin Sparks is the youngest among the previous winners of American Idol at the young age of 17.

    • This is a 2 hour & 8 minute episode and also marks the first time a season finale in the series ran late.


    • Sesame Street

      The theme the band plays when Margaret Fowler accepts her golden idol contains the base line from Sesame Street, mainly because the honoree resembles Big Bird.