6. Arizona native Jordin Sparks was the show’s youngest winner ever when she won the 2007 title at the tender age of 17. The victory set the stage for a wildly-successful three-year span in which she’s released two platinum albums and was honored with a Grammy nomination. 8. Kris Allen emerged the winner of the 2009 competition despite his underdog status to heavily-hyped Adam Lambert. The handsome Arkansas native’s first two singles, No Boundaries and Heartless, both made the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 upon their releases.
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