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.