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By: Savannah K.
California, Grade 6

The American Idol finale was one of the most watched shows totaling over 160 million viewers watching the finale alone.

The whole journey for Blake Lewis and Jordin Sparks started in the auditions.
Blake auditioned in Seattle, showing off his famous beat-boxing skills. He told the judges nothing out of the ordinary he simply stated “I’m 25 years old, I’m from Seattle and I’m a musician. I beatbox, play guitar, and piano.” Paula re-acted with a “ I love you, I think you’re really talented.” This began his journey on American Idol. He went through his performances, week after week, and near elimination a couple times. When Blake sang his first song in the show, he had chosen “Somewhere Only We Know” by: Keane. After his performance the judges had their own opinions. Randy “

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