Kris Allen is The New American Idol Season 8

Thursday, May 21, 2009

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"American Idol" winner Kris Allen performs during the finale on May 20.

Kris Allen's smooth vocals and boy-next-door image propelled him to "American Idol" victory Wednesday, turning the theatrical powerhouse Adam Lambert into the most unlikely of also-rans.

"I'm sorry, I don't even know what to feel right now. This is crazy," said a stunned Allen, 23, of Conway, Ark.

As host Ryan Seacrest said in announcing the result of the viewer vote, "The underdog, the dark horse, comes back and wins the nation over."

Lambert's commanding vocal range and stage presence _ and the judges' adoration of him _ at times turned "Idol" into "The Adam Lambert Show," with the other contestants mere guests. But it turned out that "Idol" viewers could embrace a gifted performer like Lambert, one who sported black nail polish and bold self-assurance, only to a point.

Simon Cowell tipped his hat to both contestants Wednesday.

"To both of you, and I don't normally mean this, I thought you were both brilliant. .... The future's all yours," the judge said.

Before the results were announced, Lambert and Allen had a moment of musical camaraderie: They joined together with Queen on the rock anthem "We Are the Champions."

"Adam did win. So did Kris. Nobody lost tonight. These are two champions," said Paul Stanley from Kiss backstage.

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Imee Rocks said...

Hi Guia! So this is your blog :) Nice post. I didn't know you liked Idol, haha

Loved Adam and Danny from the start, but Kris caught my attention since his first performance of "Ain't No Sunshine" a few weeks ago :) How 'bout you, who was your bet?

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Unknown said...

American Idol TV Show is the best reality show. And Kris Allen is really an amazing singer throughout the whole season.