What 'American Idol' Taught Jordin Sparks

Jordin Sparks is back  after a three year hiatus to concentrate on her personal life, but she is now making music, acting and working harder than ever.

It takes a crazy work ethic to juggle it all and she credits her time on American Idol to instilling that in her.  She tells Billboard:

"I still use everything that I learned from Idol in terms of dealing with crazy schedules, early mornings, pressure and timelines. Working under pressure is the main thing that really blossomed on Idol, but I was doing that before Idol because I was and am still a huge procrastinator. So I think on Idol, because how crazy it became, I can get it done."

Jordin’s new movie God Bless the Broken Road arrives September 7th.


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