publication date: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 (part of Round XXXIII)
clue: This performer has been idolized ever since her electric performances in a certain TV singing contest a year ago.
explanation: Sparks won the sixth season of American Idol ("idolized") which began a year before this goo was published. The word "electric" was a play on her last name. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, David Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Tony Peters, Scott Horowitz, Sarah Kyle, Walter Chesser, Shawn Brandt, Greg Bair, Jim Kraus, Allison Bair, Jason Evans, JB Brenner, Sam Boyarsky, Jesse Vengrove, Eric Wallhagen, Jacob Martin, and John Tate