Oprah's Idol Choice: Jordin Sparks
05/22/2007 AT 11:00 AM EDT
PEOPLE asked the influential philanthropist whom she would like see take the Idol crown and she immediately responded "Jordin."
"[I like her] personality. She can sing," Winfrey told PEOPLE Sunday night at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, where she received the distinguished Humanitarian Award from the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity.
"She has 'it.' I know a few things about 'it' because I chose all my girls at the school [in South Africa] based on "it." So Jordin has 'it.'"