The chubby, virginal Jordin Sparks is dead and gone. In her place is a slightly awkward, but leggy young woman who has spent a few afternoons and evenings studying her The Beyonce Experience DVD closely. After a flop album, what else you were expecting? Jordin had no choice but to tart things up.
Like Beyonce, her obvious inspiration, Jordin is pushing girl power in her new single "I Am Woman." Lyrically, it's serving light garbage with a side of whatever, but the chorus is kind of shouty fun in the way that Kelly Clarkson's "Miss Independent" was.
But Jordin hasn't gone all bad girl on us. She showed her humanitarian side by planting a big wet one on senior citizen Steven Tyler. While the gesture was sweet, it's a good thing she didn't sit on Old Steven's lap. That could've been really awkward.