Friday, June 22, 2007

Fourth Of July Sparks ‘Idol’ Reunion

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – This year, the 4th of July is aiming to be very patriotic with some good ol’ American Idol.

That’s because Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular in New York will light up the night sky and feature performances from Idol finalists Blake Lewis, Melinda Dolittle, and even Idol winner Jordin Sparks.

And sparks will really fly, since host Tiki Barber gets to enjoy a trip down memory lane with the young American Idol singer.

That’s because Barber played in the NFL with Sparks’ father, Phillippi Sparks, on the New York Giants, and he remembers when young Jordin would come to the locker room with her brother.

Barber says, “She was such a beautiful girl with a cute smile, and nine years later she’s winning American Idol! Now, she’s so tall she’s outgrown me!”

And the former NFL running back says he even voted for the rising starlet and felt like a small part of her Idol fame.

As he puts it, “When you know someone very young, you feel pride for having known them before they become famous.”

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