The final vote for American Idol

The final vote for American Idol May 20, 2009

I started chronicling this series, so I suppose we should discuss the final choice on “American Idol.” Who should it be? Adam Lambert, the goth gay guy with spectacular talent, or Kris Allen, the low key small town worship leader with a subtler talent? In my judgment, Adam SHOULD win, but Kris WILL win. (He’ll get the teeny-bopper vote, a demographic that is really good with cell phones and speed dials.) I like Kris better, but I think Adam sings better.

UPDATE: I called it.


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  • Adam will win but Kris is easier to listen to.
    I didn’t enjoy last night at all… it’s sad that this will be my first post on your blog.

  • Adam will win but Kris is easier to listen to.
    I didn’t enjoy last night at all… it’s sad that this will be my first post on your blog.

  • Jay

    Hmmmm, I don’t think this is my first time posting, but it’s kinda sad that I too never post on the more substantial subjects. I voted last night, for the first time ever… for Kris. I should have voted last week… for Danny AND Kris.

    I’m not an Adam fan. He has showmanship and an amazing vocal range, but really do you want to listen to screaming for a WHOLE record. ok ok, KISS fans have forever, but not me.

    It’s not just about the best singer, it’s about whose music you want to hear. For me it’s Kris all the way. (actually, it is Danny, but……) I really liked Kris and Danny’s duet. It was a real duet, not just two singers taking turns!

    I doubt I’ll ever listen to Adam Lambert again. But there are SEVERAL of this years contestants who I hope to hear again. Kris, Danny, Scott, Matt, Michael. All in all, it was a pretty good season. For what it’s worth, I usually record it and watch it later. Mostly so I can fast forward through much of it. I even skipped through a couple of Adam’s performances they all sound alike, even the one that was supposed to be country.

  • Jay

    Hmmmm, I don’t think this is my first time posting, but it’s kinda sad that I too never post on the more substantial subjects. I voted last night, for the first time ever… for Kris. I should have voted last week… for Danny AND Kris.

    I’m not an Adam fan. He has showmanship and an amazing vocal range, but really do you want to listen to screaming for a WHOLE record. ok ok, KISS fans have forever, but not me.

    It’s not just about the best singer, it’s about whose music you want to hear. For me it’s Kris all the way. (actually, it is Danny, but……) I really liked Kris and Danny’s duet. It was a real duet, not just two singers taking turns!

    I doubt I’ll ever listen to Adam Lambert again. But there are SEVERAL of this years contestants who I hope to hear again. Kris, Danny, Scott, Matt, Michael. All in all, it was a pretty good season. For what it’s worth, I usually record it and watch it later. Mostly so I can fast forward through much of it. I even skipped through a couple of Adam’s performances they all sound alike, even the one that was supposed to be country.

  • DonS

    I didn’t vote, but my wife voted for Kris this week, and Danny last week. They both fit our style better. Also, Kris is a true musician. One song on the piano, another on the guitar, and he played both beautifully. We get Adam’s screaming because that’s what the judges want. Kris got criticism for his second song, which was great, because it wasn’t “big” enough for “this stage at this time”. Yes, Adam is a better singer, with a great voice and range, but he is one-dimensional.

    I think Kris has a chance, because of the backlash factor. Adam has been the anointed ultimate winner by most of the judges for the past several weeks, and the last round of comments to Kris by the judges panel was more or less a “thanks for playing” dismissal. So, we’ll see.

  • DonS

    I didn’t vote, but my wife voted for Kris this week, and Danny last week. They both fit our style better. Also, Kris is a true musician. One song on the piano, another on the guitar, and he played both beautifully. We get Adam’s screaming because that’s what the judges want. Kris got criticism for his second song, which was great, because it wasn’t “big” enough for “this stage at this time”. Yes, Adam is a better singer, with a great voice and range, but he is one-dimensional.

    I think Kris has a chance, because of the backlash factor. Adam has been the anointed ultimate winner by most of the judges for the past several weeks, and the last round of comments to Kris by the judges panel was more or less a “thanks for playing” dismissal. So, we’ll see.

  • Bryan Lindemood

    I imagine the better gig – with more opportunity – with greater freedom for musical artistry sooner – to be second place in this contest. So I hope that Kris get’s second place.

  • Bryan Lindemood

    I imagine the better gig – with more opportunity – with greater freedom for musical artistry sooner – to be second place in this contest. So I hope that Kris get’s second place.

  • Adam is annoying to listen to. And in the same vein, I want to see a new trick other than raising your voice to the stratosphere.

    Just because you have a gun, that doesn’t mean that a gun is required for every situation you encounter.

  • Adam is annoying to listen to. And in the same vein, I want to see a new trick other than raising your voice to the stratosphere.

    Just because you have a gun, that doesn’t mean that a gun is required for every situation you encounter.

  • LAJ

    The first time I heard Adam sing he blew me away with Mad Mad World. Last night’s was not nearly as good. It’s very apparent whom the judges want to win, we’ll see if they get what they want. I agree, too much with the screaming high notes. One song per concert please!

  • LAJ

    The first time I heard Adam sing he blew me away with Mad Mad World. Last night’s was not nearly as good. It’s very apparent whom the judges want to win, we’ll see if they get what they want. I agree, too much with the screaming high notes. One song per concert please!

  • Kate

    I’m rooting for Adam. At least he has some flair and personality, while Kris is the standard AI contestant with an okay voice.

  • Kate

    I’m rooting for Adam. At least he has some flair and personality, while Kris is the standard AI contestant with an okay voice.

  • Both are incredibly talented and both deserve to win. I also think both will go on to have long and rich careers. I love Adam’s voice and theatrical flair, though I wonder what he plans to do with his talent. I love Kris’ overall package and find his voice and presentation very pleasing.

  • Both are incredibly talented and both deserve to win. I also think both will go on to have long and rich careers. I love Adam’s voice and theatrical flair, though I wonder what he plans to do with his talent. I love Kris’ overall package and find his voice and presentation very pleasing.