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Jordin Sparks, a multi-platinum recording artist and actress, will be a keynote speaker at RootsTech 2023, FamilySearch announced Tuesday, Jan. 17, in a blog post.

The American Idol Season 6 winner will share her personal story and speak to the power of uniting through song and word on the first day of the conference, held March 2–4, 2023, in Salt Lake City, Utah, and virtually at

Sparks is the first keynote speaker RootsTech has announced for 2023. The worldwide event has featured an internationally diverse group of speakers in 2021 and 2022.

Who is Jordin Sparks?

Sparks was 17 years old in 2007 when she became the youngest winner of American Idol.

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