Jordin Sparks: From ‘American Idol’ To ‘Sparkle’!

Jordin Sparks has sure come a long way since being crowned the season six winner of American Idol in 2007 at the tender age of 17. The now-22-year-old has had several radio hits under belt and has also managed to start a blossoming acting career, following in the footsteps of another famous Idol alum, Jennifer Hudson.

Jordin currently stars in the upcoming flick Sparkle alongside the late Whitney Houston. The movie is inspired by The Supremes and is centered on three singing teenage sisters from Harlem who form a music group in the 1950s. Sparkle opens in theaters on August 17th.

Here is a retrospective look at Jordin from her Idol days to her shining moment in Sparkle!