Season 6

Winner: Jordin Sparks
The sixth season of AMERICAN IDOL® had some of the biggest names in music mentor the finalists, including Diana Ross, Jon Bon Jovi, and future IDOL™ judge Jennifer Lopez. Idol Gives Back made its debut during Season 6 and raised over $70 million for charities in the United States and Africa. It was also the season of teenagers – Jordin Sparks became the youngest IDOL™ at 17, and teen Sanjaya Malakar was a very polarizing contestant.