Adam Lambert Is Not the New American Idol – Kris Allen Is

kris allenThe results have been announced and no one is more surprised than Kris Allen, our new American Idol. The look of shock on his face when he found out that he had beaten Adam Lambert for the title was genuine. Kris had been the dark horse, but had been improving his game every week. He had started out with a remote chance, and kept using the judges’ comments to improve each week. Kris had a couple of poor performances along the way, but someone else was always worse, and Kris was able to take that experience to make sure it didn’t happen two weeks in a row.

The biggest single thing that helped Kris Allen win the contest was Simon Cowell’s suggestion early in the competition to stop mentioning that he had a wife. To repeatedly mention that fact would surely have alienated a large share of his young female fan base. Kris took this advice, and all the other suggestions and used it to win the big prize.

Adam Lambert was almost crowned the next American Idol with comments like “we’ll see you in the finals” by Paula Abdul and Kara DioGaurdi saying that as an artist he is “iconic”.  The people still were in control of voting for who they wanted to win despite the judge’s compliments. Adam was extremely congenial in congratulating the guy who beat him in the finals. I heard Kris say “Adam deserves this”.

Kris Allen’s confidence is higher than ever, but it still has a way to go. His rendition of the American Idol song “No Boundaries” was the better of the two finalists. It is sad to think that that crappy song was the deciding factor of who would become the next American Idol. Adam was the most consistant performer for the entire competition. The people decided that he may be a great artist, but he is not who they want to represent them as America’s Pop Idol.

Nearly a hundred million votes were cast–a new Idol record.  There could have been more.  I attempted to vote continuously for 2 hours and only got through 3 times.

The American idol competition has evolved into something that is no longer a winner-take-all prize.  I expect big things from the top 4 contestants, and I expect the people from American Idol to make sure that there will be more than one new pop star in America.

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  1. How did this happen people? I thought Adam had this in the bag….Oh….my heart hurts!


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