I MUST point out first that I've made my feelings on American Idols abundantly clear previously, here and here. That in mind, I really tried to give Battlefield a fair crack of the whip - but sadly Jordin Sparks failed to spark a change in my opinion. Sparks straddles a line between being a 'big' singer, doling out a emotional ballads a la Mariah Carey or Leona Lewis, but there's also a fair amount of dancefloor diva too, competing with the likes of Rihanna and Ciara. And when these two combine - such as on the majestic Battlefield or Let It Rain - Sparks is on fire, it's just sadly not balanced right on most tracks. So while Sparks may have won several battles over my prejudice here, for me Battlefield is a failed campaign.
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