Interview with Jordin Sparks!
Posted on 17 Jun 2010 by Desiree Kane
Grammy-nominated vocalist Jordin Sparks kicked off The Battlefield Tour on June 2nd and is stopping though Charlotte to sing. Lucky for us she agreed to answer some questions I couldn’t wait to ask! I’m a big Jordin Sparks fan mostly because she’s one of the performers that keeps her name out of the gossip rags, takes on a lot of good causes and uses her influence as a pop star positively. She’s performing at The Filmore this Sunday! Tickets are $25 bucks.
On to the interview!
DK: What was it like working with Chris Brown on “No Air”?
JS: IT WAS AMAZING. I HAD SUCH A GOOD TIME SHOOTING THE VIDEO. EVERY TIME THEY
YELLED ‘CUT!’ WE WOULD BUST OUT LAUGHING. I THINK HE’S IMMENSELY TALENTED
AND AM SO GLAD HE WAS ON THE SONG WITH ME.
DK: What is it like being so young and being viewed as such an influencer of
JS: IT’S SO COOL TO SEE MY FANS OF ALL AGES AND THEM SAY THEY LOOK UP TO ME.
IT’S VERY HUMBLING.
DK: It’s wonderful that you’re involved with X The TXT campaign. Please tell us
about the program.
JS: I GOT INVOLVED WITH ALLSTATE LAST YEAR WHEN THEY ASKED MY MOM AND ME TO BE A PART OF THEIR CAMPAIGN. WE TEAMED UP TOGETHER TO SHOW THAT TEXTING AND
DRIVING NOT ONLY EFFECTS PEOPLE MY AGE BUT MY MOM¹S GENERATION AS WELL. X
THE TXT IS ALL ABOUT STOPPING TEXTING AND DRIVING. IF THERE ARE HANDS FREE
LAWS AGAINST BEING ON A PHONE CALL WHILE DRIVING, IT ONLY MAKES SENSE TO
HAVE NO TEXTING LAWS. ITS JUST AS DISTRACTING, IF NOT MORE, THAN TAKING A
CALL BEHIND THE WHEEL. IT’S ALL ABOUT MAKING OUR STREETS SAFER. CURRENTLY,
ALLSTATE X THE TXT IS ON TOUR WITH ME AND WE HAVE A BOOTH WHERE MY FANS AND
PARENTS CAN TAKE THE PLEDGE TO NOT TEXT AND DRIVE. IF THEY CANT MAKE IT TO A
SHOW, THEY CAN TAKE THE PLEDGE AT FACBOOK.COM/THUMBSUPPLEDGE.
DK: What’s the trick to maintaining your sanity with such abrupt fame?
JS: MY FAMILY AND THE PEOPLE I SURROUND MYSELF WITH. HANDS DOWN.
DK: Who would you most like to work with?
JS: FERGIE, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, CELINE DION, DAVID ARCHULETA, ETC.
DK: What can Charlotte expect during your “The Battlefield” tour stop here?
JS: WELL, I DON’T HAVE CRAZY PROPS, A MILLION DANCERS OR INSANE COSTUMES. IT’S
JUST ME, MY BAND AND THE MUSIC. WE HAVE A BLAST UP ON THE STAGE SO I HOPE
YOU GUYS DO TOO!
DK: Do you have a favorite place here in Charlotte you like to visit while on
JS: I HAVEN’T HAD MUCH TIME TO EXPLORE THE CITIES I VISIT BUT HOPEFULLY THIS
TIME I’LL FIND SOME PLACE!
DK: What is your pre-show prep routine?
JS: I WARM UP, HAVE A FEW MEET N GREETS, DO MY OWN MAKEUP, GET DRESSED AND PRAY
WITH MY BAND.
DK: What’s the weirdest thing on your rider?
JS: MY RIDER IS ACTUALLY PRETTY NORMAL. CHIPS AND SALSA, APPLES, THROAT COAT
TEA, VEGGIE AND FRUIT PLATES. JUST SOME LIGHT STUFF. I CAN’T EAT BEFORE I
PERFORM. I FEEL LIKE I CAN¹T GET THE NOTES OUT AND PERFORMING ON A FULL
STOMACH IS NEVER A GOOD IDEA FOR ME ANYWAY. I EAT MAYBE JUST A FEW BITES TO
KEEP MY ENERGY UP AND THEN I’LL HAVE CHICKEN OR SOMETHING AFTERWARDS.
That’s it! Thank you Jordin, see you Sunday!