With Ashlyne Huff and Days Difference, 7 p.m. Monday, June 28, at House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, 888-402-5837 or www.hob.com/houston.
Given the goody-goody image she cultivated on American Idol, Jordin Sparks seemed an unlikely candidate to sell a song like "Battlefield," the title track from her 2009 sophomore disc. Last time we caught her, though, she came on way stronger than expected, making the Jonas Brothers (for whom she was opening) look like little boys. Not a miracle, perhaps, but a nice surprise.
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