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Thursday, May 24, 2007

The New American Idol

NEWS FLASH - 10.15am

Jordin Sparks is the new American Idol.

After more than 74 million votes were counted, the 17-year-old was declared the winner at the end of the two-hour American Idol season finale on Wednesday night.

Sparks beat Blake Lewis, 25, who squared off against her on Tuesday night's final.

"You just wiped the floor with Blake," judge Simon Cowell told Sparks on Tuesday's show, after she belted out the saccharine Idol single "This is My Now."

The season-ender kicked off with Lewis and Sparks singing The Beatles classic "I Saw Her Standing There." Later, both were presented with keys to brand new Ford Mustangs.

Jordan Sparks is the youngest ever American Idol winner - John Kennedy,