Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks' 'Idol' Wager
By ROBERT PACE
May 23, 2012
The winner of American Idol's eleventh season will be crowned tonight, and the suspense lingers as Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips eagerly await the results. Jason Derulo, who performed on last night's show, is also eager to find out the results due to a bet that he made with girlfriend and Idol winner Jordin Sparks.
"I'm Team Jessica and my girlfriend is Team Phillip," the 22-year-old singer revealed. "We have this little wager going on...If I win, she has to massage my feet for 10 minutes--she hates feet--and if she wins, I have to cook her a meal, and I can't cook for anything."
While Derulo was candid about his Idol preference, the judges remained undecided in a probable attempt to not unfairly sway fans to vote for a certain contestant. "I actually don't know. I think it's dead-even right now," said judge Randy Jackson. "You know what I do know? Somebody with hair will win."
Although Jackson didn't reveal his pick to win the show, he noted the immense talent of this season and credited himself and the other judges for selecting the contestants. "I got to give us props because out on the road, me, [Ryan], Steven, and Jennifer--we found this talent," he said backstage after the show. "I look up there and I go, 'Yo! We did good!"
Out of the two talented singers, only the winner is guaranteed a record contract but past seasons have proven that winning is not necessary to launch a professional music career, which serves as a relief to the two. "It's the last show and we just sang our hearts out," Jessica Sanchez said. "We're kind of glad that it's...over because we don't have to stress about it anymore. It's just all fun."
Check out the full backstage interviews above to see Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson sing a duet of the Bee Gees' "New York Mining Disaster 1941." American Idol's winner will be crowned tonight on FOX.