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Jordin Sparks

Whitney Houston's Family

LOVED My Billboard Song

6/1/2012 7:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

060112_jordan_sparks_launch_v2Jordin Sparks had the daunting task of singing the Whitney Houston classic "I Will Always Love You" at the Billboard Awards -- and she told us that she got two thumbs up on her performance from the people who really matter ... Whitney's family. 

Sparks told our photog she got a chance to talk to Whitney's daughter, Bobbi Kristina, and sister-in-law, Pat Houston, after the tribute in Las Vegas on May 20. Sparks said it was the first time she met Bobbi and Pat, both of whom told Sparks her performance was epic

The former "American Idol" champ also says she's gotten great feedback on her duet with Whitney from the upcoming movie "Sparkle."

And best of all ... she gave our a photog a little XYZ moment as she walked away. 

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16.

Areader    

For those of you living under a rock. Jordan Sparks is an award winning multi platinum recording artist and winner of American Idol season 6.

812 days ago
17.

IMO    

WHO'S song? Correction...written and sung by Dolly Parton YEARS before Whitney COVERED it. However, I thought Jordin did a very nice job of it.

812 days ago
18.

MrHarrybawls2010    

Who is this person? Is this the fat girl from that movie Precious? Thanks in advance.

812 days ago
19.

Sincerity    

Some of you "HATERS" really need to "GIVE IT A REST"!!! Jordan Sparks did a very fine job singing "I Will Always Love You"!!! Since she'll be appearing in the last movie Whitney Houston made before she died, allowing Jordan to sing one of her "signature songs" makes very "shrewd" promotional "GOOD SENSE"!!! I doubt if most of "YOU" are even able to sing "ANYWHERE NEAR" Ms. Sparks' vocal range let alone Whitney Houston's!!! It's rather "COMMON KNOWLEDGE" that Dolly Parton wrote and sang this song long before it was used as part of "The Bodyguard" soundtrack. I seriously doubt if, Ms. Parton objects to hearing others sing this songs since she's PAID QUITE HANDSOMELY IN ROYALTIES!!! If she's NOT "SWEATING IT" -- WHY SHOULD "ANY" OF YOU!!!

812 days ago
20.

Rodney    

Dolly parting is rolling in her Bentley all the way to the Bank.

812 days ago
21.

mrs. smith    

Jordan's tribute was the best so far!!!

812 days ago
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