Grammy® Nominated Multi-platinum Singer/Songwriter Sensation Jordin Sparks to Close Out 135th Rose Parade as a Part of the Grand Finale

The Mansion Theatre in Branson, MO. will have the last float at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. right as Jordin Sparks performs.


Candy Carlson


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PASADENA, Ca. (Dec. 19, 2023) – Today, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® joins The Mansion Entertainment Group in announcing the highly anticipated Grand Finale of the 135th Rose Parade® presented by Honda on Monday, January 1, 2024. As the two-hour mark approaches and the final float begins its trip down Colorado Blvd., the vibrant, unstoppable force that is Jordin Sparks, winner of American Idol's electric sixth season, gears up to deliver a captivating performance to a global audience with her infectious energy and sensational vocals.

Jordin Sparks is a Grammy® nominated, multi-platinum singer/songwriter and actress who, in one of the show's highest-rated seasons, garnered worldwide attention as the winner of season six American Idol. Cumulatively, Sparks' popular singles have sold over 10 million digital tracks in the U.S. Sparks is also a gifted songwriter. Arianna Grande's smash single, "The Way," was co-written by Sparks and earned her a B.M.I. songwriting award. She has toured with superstars Britney Spears, Alicia Keys, The Jonas Brothers, New Kids on The Block, and the Backstreet Boys and headlined her own tour.

Sparks has garnered two B.E.T. Awards, one American Music Award, and one People's Choice Award, and has been nominated for two MTV Awards and a Grammy®. She made her Broadway debut starring in Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway smash, In the Heights, and made her film debut playing the lead role in the SONY Pictures film Sparkle, opposite the legendary Whitney Houston. Jordin's positive body image, message, and success have impacted people worldwide. She considers philanthropy an integral part of her life and was recently profiled by CNN Heroes and Dress for Success for her charity work.

Jordin has since returned to the Broadway stage as the lead in the TONY® award winning WAITRESS with music by Sara Bareilles, to critical acclaim, and Executive-Produced and starred in Hallmark's, A Christmas Treasure. She is a sought after successful social media influencer due to her impressive social media following. She has also successfully transitioned into network broadcasting hosting/co-hosting on some of television's most iconic programs, such as N.B.C.'s TODAY Show, A.B.C.'s Good Morning America, A.B.C.'s The View, C.B.S.' The Talk, PBS' Great Performances (with John Lithgow), amongst others. She currently holds the position of Governor of the LA Chapter of the Recording Academy (GRAMMYS).

Sparks released two previous albums in 2020. "Sounds Like Me," and her first-ever Christmas album, "Cider & Hennessy." She received a Dove, Billboard and Grammy nomination in 2023 for her #1 single with For King & Country, LOVE ME LIKE I AM, and released the single, CALL MY NAME along with her latest single, Candy Cane Lane.

The Grand Finale is presented by Mansion Entertainment Group based in Branson, Missouri which encompasses a well-defined brand of global entertainment production entities including the internationally award-winning Mansion Animation, Mansion Sound, Mansion Film & Television, Mansion Studios and are in the development/construction phase of American Heartland theme park and Three Ponies RV Park and resort located in Vinita, Oklahoma. As the presenting sponsor of the Grand Finale, their historic family entertainment venue, The Mansion Theatre For The Performing Arts in Branson, Missouri, will be showcased on an unforgettable floral float. From the soaring circular ceiling and magnificent regal staircase in the grand lobby to the three iconic horses welcoming you to the venue.

With its theme, “Celebrating a World of Music,” the 2024 Rose Parade is set to bring us together through music. In a world of different cultures, beliefs, hopes, and dreams, one language unites us all — music. The sound, texture, rhythm, form, harmony, and expression meld together to move, soothe, excite and delight the world.

Join us on Monday, January 1, 2024, to experience the floats, bands and equestrians as they parade down Colorado Blvd. as we ring in the new year.


About the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® and Rose Parade® presented by Honda

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® is a volunteer organization that hosts America’s New Year Celebration® with the Rose Parade® presented by Honda, the Rose Bowl Game® presented by Prudential and a variety of accompanying events. The Association’s 935 Members supply more than 80,000 volunteer hours, which will drive the success of the 135th Rose Parade, themed “Celebrating a World of Music” on Monday, January 1, 2024, followed by the CFP Semifinal at the 110th Rose Bowl Game presented by Prudential. Visit, like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and YouTube.