Former American Idol winner Jordin Sparks has offered words of advice to the U.S. hit show's newly crowned champion DAVID COOK - telling him to get as much sleep as possible.
The singer congratulated triumphant contestant Cook, who scored a landslide victory over fellow finalist David Achuata at Wednesday's (21May08) series finale - achieving 12 million more votes than the 17-year-old hopeful.
But Sparks, who performed her hit No Air Round at the finale, says rocker Cook better be prepared for a hectic schedule, insisting she hasn't had a decent night's rest since she won the show last year (07).
She says, "Sleep as much as you can because you don't get any sleep. It's a year later and I still haven't gotten a whole eight hours of sleep yet I'm still reeling from winning last year."
And when asked by People magazine who she wanted to be crowned as the winner of this year's hit U.S. talent show, Sparks remained diplomatic, claiming she had voted for both finalists.
She says, "I voted for both of them last night so I can't really say I had a favourite. I got to meet both of them and they were so sweet! Both of them are going to be fine. I'm so proud of both of them."