“The Voice” Winner Sundance Head Congratulated By Jordin Sparks

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Sundance Head Jordin Sparks American Idol

By Shari Weiss

Sundance Head Jordin Sparks American Idol

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Sundance Head, the new winner of “The Voice,” was congratulated on Wednesday by an old friendly foe: “American Idol” winner Jordin Sparks.

As Gossip Cop has reported, Head competed on season six of “Idol” back in 2007. He was eliminated during the Top 16 week, and Sparks went on to win the season. Now more than nine years later, Head was named “The Voice” season 11 winner on Tuesday night.

In a nod to their shared past, Sparks tweeted the following morning, “OMG @SundanceHead!! Congratulations!!! So proud of you! #AI6forever #thevoice.” Head has not yet responded to the message.

Interestingly, the singer’s “Idol” history was never mentioned once on-air during the NBC show this season. In fact, his coach Blake Shelton repeatedly said how shocked he was that Head had not been discovered before. Of course, “The Voice” and “Idol” were long considered rivals, and have had other contestants in common in years past.

But this is the first time an “Idol” reject has actually gone on to win the entire “Voice” competition. For Shelton, the victory means he continues his streak as the show’s winningest coach. He excitedly tweeted Wednesday, “So proud, so happy. @sundancehead you are going to do amazing things and I can’t wait to witness it!!!”

He added, “Thank you everyone for voting for @sundancehead. I love y’all!!!!!” Head has also received congratulatory tweets from first-time coach Alicia Keys, as well as runner-up Billy Gilman.

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