urx unit loader Jordin Sparks sings the National Anthem for New Orleans Saints, Green Bay Packers

Admittedly, even though we voted for her it sometimes slips our mind that Jordin Sparks won “American Idol.” Seriously, we remember Taylor Hicks before her.

But win Season 6 she did. She beat beatbox boy Blake Lewis! And on Thursday (Sept. 8) she followed up a weekend performance at the MDA Labor Day telethon by singing the National Anthem at the 2011 NFL Kickoff Game: Saints at Packers.

Love the ombre hair, Jordin.