AMERICAN IDOL FINAL 12 Jordin Sparks Why She Might Win: Jordin is the youngest of the female contestants and her girl-next-door vibe will probably play well for young voters. While other teenage "Idol" finalists have come across as robot, Jordin seems appealingly normal. It helps that she has a big voice and she's already used it to cover artists as different as Christina Aguilera and Pat Benatar. Why She Won't Win: Mixing it up is good, but Jordan hasn't had a defining performance that says "This is who Jordan is and this is the kind of music she'd record if she won this show." And while age is a virtue, most of the show's winners have been older.
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