The season finale also moved from the Kodak Theatre to the larger Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
Singer, model, and actress who was the third place finalist on the seventh season of American Idol. She attended a visual and performing arts school in Sarasota, Florida.
Ryan Seacrest continued to host the show with Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson returning as judges.
It was later adapted into a motion picture from Dream Works and Paramount Pictures in 2006.
The film starred Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé, Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Hudson, Danny Glover, Anika Noni Rose, and Keith Robinson.
Staged with a mostly African-American cast and originally starring Jennifer Holliday, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Loretta Devine, Ben Harney, Cleavant Derricks, Vondie Curtis-Hall, and Obba Babatundé, the musical opened on December 20, 1981, at the Imperial Theatre on Broadway.
The musical was then nominated for 13 Tony Awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical, and won six.
For the contest, the Dreamettes sing "Move (You're Steppin' on My Heart)", a song written by Effie's brother, C. Unfortunately, they lose the talent show, but backstage, the girls and C. meet Curtis Taylor, Jr., a car salesman who becomes the Dreamettes' manager.
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American Idol 6 Contestants: Blake Lewis, Brandon Rogers, Chris Richardson, Chris Sligh, Gina Glocksen, Haley Scarnato, Jordin Sparks, Melinda Doolittle, Lakisha Jones, Phil Stacey, Sanjaya Malakar, Stephanie Edwards.
The seventh season of American Idol, the annual reality show and singing competition, began on January 15, 2008 and concluded on May 21, 2008.
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