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This exclusive clip is from season 8’s episode of March 28, 2008. Jordin SparksFor an emotionally charged conversation with contestant, return Sir BlaykeHis performance at Hollywood Week. 

Blayke opens up about how he struggles to bring his story to the stage.

Jordin is told that he comes from a family of eight children and a single parent. “I have always felt I must make myself smaller.”

Jordin says to him, “You have the right to take over space.” You deserve to be here.

“It’s my nature to share my stories,” he said. He says, “But it’s not something I bring into the music.”

Blayke’s pep talk to Jordin ends with him singing a song from Cyndi LauperPanelists love’s True Colors. Katy PerryVisibly emotive 

Looks like the chat with Jordin helped— and it shouldn’t come as a surprise. Congratulations on your win! IdolJordin earned two singles among the top 10, and was nominated in Grammy 2009 for “No Air”