May 19th, 2009
09:13 PM ET

Top 2: Not so fast

I know this is the part where I am supposed to say Adam ate Kris' lunch and we have our new "American Idol," but my mama didn't raise no fool.

Practically no one foresaw Kris in the finals not that long ago, so I refuse to count him out of the game yet. It's up to America to choose. Who is your pick?

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  1. Donna Fickes

    Why would people try to make Chris feel like he did not deserve being the American Idol? He is a great singer and most deserving...

    May 27, 2009 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. ghost9

    Yes! justice prevails Chris is the American Idol.
    He truely is the better artist.
    Adam was good but he was a one trick pony with the screaming his staged performances. He'll be great on Broadway.
    Kris once again took that poorly written kara song and made it tolerable to listen to. He and Keith Urban were great together.
    Adam was lost on stage with Kiss. If he wasn't screaming at the end you would not have known he was there. He was better with Queen.

    May 21, 2009 at 2:58 am | Report abuse |
  3. richard

    My previous message should say "rock band", not "back".

    May 20, 2009 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
  4. richard

    Some of you who voted for Kris will think this insane, but the best comment from last night was Paula's, who said that Adam was iconic. You will always remember that I said that Adam may be the biggest talent in a generation. He could front any rock back, including Kiss, G & R, Queen or Zeppelin and many more. He may be the next Elvis. Tonight, no doubt, should have been the coronation of a new "King"!

    May 20, 2009 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  5. pierce hellams

    A.dam has a broader and better range than Kris. This is a bad decision.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. M Mark

    Well, it just goes to show that America loves the underdog! You could tell that Kris wasn't even convinced he should have won - as much as I liked A.I. and Simon Cowell (he was the ONLY judge who really gave any credibility to the show) tonite's results (compounded with last year's results - Cook v. Archeletta) just goes to show that either we're the sappiest bunch of people on the planet (no wonder we're in the financial debacle in the history of our nation) but we love being duped! So much for the '100 million' votes, etc., etc. - A.I. has lost all credibility with me....too bad...I loved watching the 'tryouts' - as for Kara D. - if you have to compete with Bikini Girl...get a boob job...and don't just be a boob!!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Linda T

    All I know is I adore Adam, sat on the phone for opver 2 hours putting my votes in.
    IS there anywhere online i can watch Idol since i am not near a TV???

    May 20, 2009 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Sheila

    I seen Kris last eve, and I was astonished, as I have never heard anything like him. I want to buy his first CD, that boy can sing, I believe that he is the best I have ever heard in my life! And oh so sexy!

    May 20, 2009 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  9. RedHeadGina

    Adam was always impressive... But Kris peaked and hit his stride right at the end of the season and in perfect time for the finale.

    Kris connected with me on each song and I really loved the sound of his vocals. I voted for Kris even though I like Adam too. Kris sounded better, acted more down to earth, and really showed off his musical talent.

    Adam actually disappointed me on this finale episode because he didn't knock it out da park, and really sounded bad on that last song. Another thing I don't care for about Adam is that he screams/screeches too much during each song. He should save his ability to do that rocker scream for 1 or 2 points in a song for impact... he does it so much it's actually irritating to me.

    For me Kris really stepped it up and I actually iked the way he sang the last song – despite the fact that the song sucked. He really sounded beautiful expecially in comparison to Adams cries of agony.

    Anyway – I know they'll both be successful artists... just WAY different genres of music.

    May 20, 2009 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  10. DeAnna

    I'm voting for my Conway guy Kris!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jo McDaniel

    Kris is my pick. I can really relate to his songs. I love his style.

    Adam, on the other hand, has a great voice, but he not someone I want to see. He is just too sweet and the long this goes on the sweeter looking he isbecoming, sort of reminding me of Boy George

    May 20, 2009 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Kelli

    I love Kris Allen's voice. The last song was so terrible. I felt bad that both of them were forced to sing it. Original songs are tough to debut as you never know how the audience will react. It lack a lyrical hook who could remember.
    I felt Adam started straining in his belter scream to try to bring excitement to this song when he thought the song didn't get the reaction he expected. That one level high pitch vocal can get very pearcing to the ear. It no surprise when you do it right after the first verse every song Kris was never in his key to begin with.
    I wish Adam would sing like he did in the first song. He really has a beautiful Broadway Belters voice but for the radio or album choice I would love to hear Kris' album. Both men have benn given the chance of lifetime.
    Enjoy the rewards of exposure you gotten. For most people it takes years of pounding the pavement to get where you both are.

    May 20, 2009 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Dee

    I've always like Kris; therefore, I have voted for him. I hope he wins! Good luck to you Kris!

    May 20, 2009 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  14. RedHeadGina

    Ummm…. are my husband and I the only ones out there who thought Adam sounded screechy and off key last night and Kris sounded beautiful, soulful and emotional? Even on that last song – we got goose bumps when Kris sang it and thought his voice sounded great and we thought Adam shouldn’t have ever tried to sing a ballad. We had been Adam fans until we heard him sing that last song and compared him to Kris who sounded so great! And Kris actually connected with us, thru TV, while Adam seemed like a theatrical, snobby celebrity… We wonder if anyone else felt/heard the same thing we did.

    May 20, 2009 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mommatri

    If it were me, I'd wanna lose so I wouldn't have to record that god awful single! Man, that was painful!

    May 20, 2009 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Milt

    I'm a believer and I love Adam...chris has got to go!

    May 20, 2009 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Ru

    "Adam, duh! Good god, no comparison! Who’s voice is more extravagant and original? Kris is just another Jack Johnson, American dream blow off that no one will remember in a year…Adam’s gonna be a star kids."

    Funny... You remembered Jack Johnson.

    I like Kris more, but I think its a matter of musical preference.... face it, they are both super duper talented.

    May 20, 2009 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  18. deb

    Hey,
    What fun it all has been this year! Kinda hokey when it all comes down to the end. A bit of a snooz fest.... Not looking forward to two hours of misc. stuff to finally hear who the winner is.
    It would be nice if Adam would win in my opinion, because he is an excellent artist and singer. Even the "Blast It Way Out There" notes! Part of the excitement, for sure! It may be that he would prefer at this point NOT have to be beholden to the American Idol ball and chain. I don't know how that works, but he may like being a free bird instead. I think I would, if I were him......
    I think Kris would get more out of being touted as the American Idol, as it is the Teeny Bopper Idol that may be sought out for now. Eight, Ten and Twelve year old girls and boys on cell phones, Oh Boy! .......
    Adam can carry himself to the top with his character and talent alone. Maybe he's gay, maybe he's not. Maybe he's really Dracula in disguise? Oh My! Hee, Hee...... Doesn't matter..... He's a lot of entertainment wrapped up in one talented young man. Kudo's to him for entertaining our socks off this year!

    May 20, 2009 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  19. sarah

    KRIS ALLEN ALL THE WAY!!

    I am so tired of everyone reeming about how "Great" Adam is and for the judges and producers being biased towards him. Kris Allen is so musically talented and has been humble from the start. He truly deserves to win and if he doesn't, I am going to be laughing when Adam turns out to be no big deal at all after Idol.

    May 20, 2009 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Caroline

    Adam Lambert. Has it all. Had it all, from the moment he arrived. Eat your hearts out music biz aficianados who didn't pick up on his talent years ago.

    May 20, 2009 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Lee

    Round 1: Tie! They both came out swinging. You can't clearly give the edge to either

    Round 2: Adam was just on another level. Although Kris was good

    Round 3: Kara should be FIRED! What a horrible song and once again she made it all about her! "Thank you for giving me that"? Just like with bikini chick Kara had to make it about her. They had alread said multiple times that she was a co-writer. Kara get over yourself cause the rest of America has be over you for months!
    Both Adam and Kris sucked!

    Tally for the night? Adam should win. But Kris was good

    May 20, 2009 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Allen4Kris

    For me, it's not all about the music. It's about character, likeability and who can best handle fame with integrity. In my opinion, that is clearly Kris Allen. I believe Adam's wild lifestyle (as reflected in distasteful photos that are easily found on the Internet) is not the image that the American Idol should be presenting. It's not about Adam being gay (I myself am gay) - it is about how he chooses to live as a gay man. If there were pictures on the Internet of Kris doing the same things with his wife as Adam is doing with young males, I would not want either one of them to win. This is one time I hope the fundamentalists come through and vote for Kris!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Shaun

    Don't get me wrong–Adam has talant–no doubt about it, HOWEVER, I have to say, Kris is a more well rounded talant. Adam can put on a show, but, can he write, play, etc? Who knows–he never showed that. I love Kris' humility. He is humble and seems to genuinely feel blessed to be where he has landed. For myself, I was and will continue to be a HUGE Danny fan and I will buy CD's should he release them, as will I for Kris. Something about Adam that just rubs me the wrong way and I am not sure exactly what? I wish them both the best, but, will wish a win for Kris.

    May 20, 2009 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Ghezal Beliakoff

    This is a singing competition, not a religious or sexuality game. Let's be fair and vote for the one who CAN sing, ADAM! It's so sad that religion is going to hold back an extraordinary talented person. Seriously, people get an education and a life! Go ADAM!

    May 20, 2009 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  25. DJ

    Kris. I would never buy Adam's album.

    May 20, 2009 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  26. angela

    Adam is clearly the best and has been all season. If he doesn't win I will no longer support American Idol.

    May 20, 2009 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Jan

    I think both Adam and Kris are great ... both will go far in the music business. Who cares what there sexuality is? I look at the person ... I want a good, clean, fun American Idol show. I want to be proud of the person chosen – because he is the best singer, showman, person that year. I did not read anything about Adam and I was very surprised by some of the talk I am hearing. Just because Adam is wearing black nail polish and eye makeup doesn't mean he is gay. And what if he is? I still think he is great and will be wonderful. Either choice is fine with me!

    May 20, 2009 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Michelle

    Adam hands down is this years American Idol. He sings far better than Kris. If the vote was just based on singing Adam would win in a landslide but this is a America and Kris will probably win. Some people in America still can't get over their prejudices. My husband, my 17 year old son, all of our neighbors and even my 60 year old parents think Adam is the best singer Idol has ever had on the show. Adam will be a success no matter what the outcome is tonight.

    May 20, 2009 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Mike

    In basketball great players are compared to Michael Jordan. In a few years it will be Lebron and Kobe. In music it is Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson. In a few years it will be Adam Lambert.

    May 20, 2009 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Maria

    Can you imagine a whole concert or album of Kris singing? Ugh, I can't. Each song would sound the same. I think he is totally boring, with just an ok voice. Adam sounds great live and the studio versions of his songs are terrific. No contest for me.

    May 20, 2009 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Paul

    Well I'm not sure who Jesus wants to win, but I took the liberty of polling my favorite deities. Zeus, Hera and Poseidon all favor Adam but Apollo is a big Kris fan. So if you want the sun to come out tomorrow, keep your fingers crossed for Kris.

    Or better yet, keep your fingers crossed for whoever you think is the better singer. It's bad enough we have a religious litmus test for our presidential candidates. It has even less to do with who is a good singer.

    May 20, 2009 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  32. bambi

    The best year ever for American Idol. I was a huge Danny fan, but I have to be honest and say that Kris is no comparison in the singing department to Adam. If Adam doesn't win tonight, there is something wrong. He way outsang Kris last night – Kris only had one good song.
    The Idol song was horrendous and no one could sing that well. Surely there could have been a better last song for them to sing. No one will buy that!!
    Kara has been a sad and disappointing addition to the judges panel – we need someone to tell it like it is like Simon does.

    May 20, 2009 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  33. jamie

    could kara's song writing skills be any worse.

    May 20, 2009 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  34. judy

    I think that both are extraordinary talents, and therefore I did not vote last night. However, I do think that it's unfair that the final song chosen is one that naturally suited Adam's voice rather than Kris's. I am wondering if that was deliberate, because the judges have obviously been pulling for Adam over Kris. I am wishing now that I would have voted just for Kris to counterbalance the unfairness of the situation.

    May 20, 2009 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Jill

    Adam is on his way to superstardom no matter what the outcome. Kris has a great future, but not in a totally standout way. Yeah, he's enjoyable to listen to, but Adam makes you really stop and take notice. Hope he takes it all, but it really doesn't matter.

    May 20, 2009 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Elsa

    I originally believe that the winner will be Adam and the 2nd runner up will be Alison., but what a shame that not enough people or the latin community per say did not vote. Having said that my next choice to replace Alison was Danny. Kris is just one more in the bunch, he is so plain and very much a "copy cat" of the spanish singer "Enrique Iglesias", how can you compare him to Adam? America, is not about gender, religious believes or looks.... it's about singing!! Adam is it.

    May 20, 2009 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Andy

    I voted about 40 times for Kris.I respect Adam's talent,but he just comes across as presuming he should win.Kris is humble and have a radio-friendly voice.I think Kris should get into country music.

    May 20, 2009 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Matt

    Adam is entertaining, but I cringe when he hits those high notes. He's an overly dramatic glam-rocker from the 80's. That music is dead.

    Kris has a pleasant voice and I look forward to listening to his music in the future.

    I voted for Kris quite a few times.

    May 20, 2009 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  39. rt

    Adam will win, he can do a variety of song, love, rock, etc. His voice can be soft or hard, great at both! Kris is good, but vote for the best.

    May 20, 2009 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Christina

    As a fellow Arkansan, I will vote for Kris. That is one this folks from Arkansas do, is give support to one of our own. Kris is a wonderful artist & person. Praise God for people who stand for Christ!

    May 20, 2009 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Latrice Armstrong

    Hello All,

    My name is Latrice Armstrong and my husband and the entire family are American Idol Nut's. I actually fell asleep last night waiting on the program to begin, but while sleeping I heard the most angelic voice I had ever heard, it was Kris. I have never awakened out of a sleep with a smile before. I love His voice. I'm not taking away from Adam he is a great singer and a even GREATER SCREAMER, but in terms of quality of tone Kris is the man.
    America don't get caught up in the hype, we want quality, vote for Kris and give Adam a contract for Broadway

    Smooths from Columbia Sc

    May 20, 2009 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  42. laura

    Adam deserves to win just based on his performance of "Change is Gonna Come'.

    It was one of the most magnificent things I have ever seen.

    I wasn't born yesterday..and i know true genius when I see it.

    Adam is light years ahead of anyone on the music scene today.

    He is a gift.

    May 20, 2009 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  43. diane

    Adam is one of a kind, Kris is a dime a dozen. Adam is like Judy Garland, Freddy Mercury, Janis Joplin, Elvis all rolled into one amazing performer. They were all unique. Need I say more? Who would I pay to see in person? Adam! I picked him to go all the way when I saw him at the auditions. Come on folks...vote for the best they ever had on the show!

    May 20, 2009 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Jean

    After watching Idol over the years, I have never felt the anticpation and excitement on a Tuesday night for any performer the way I did for Adam. His ability to sing soft and touching to loud and rockin' is nothing short of amazing! Kris, although a good guy, I'm sure, has always had weak vocals that almost got him sent home in the beginning. As his confidence has grown, he has really gotten better, but as that last song showed, his vocals will always be weak helped only by the magic of the studio.

    Adam has been a strong performer from day1 and needs no such magic. Every star who stood in front of him as he sang was in awe of his abilities. He made Smokey R. cry for goodness sake! The haters that maybe do not prefer his music or his appearance, and therefore enjoy bashing him as an "untalented screecher" are delusional IMHO.

    The great thing is now we can all enjoy the future music of the guy we liked best. They both deserve success; to wish them otherwise is downright mean, hateful, and reveals a whole lot about the person posting.

    May 20, 2009 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  45. VH

    it doesn't matter how the performances went last night. I am a HUGE fan of Adam, but i am worried that Kris will win it tonight. Why???? Because they just conveniently had to put it in an article that Kris is affiliated with his church and being so religious. Im sorry, but religion has NOTHING to do with talent. i will feel sorry for Kris if he does win because he will only live up to Taylor Hicks's fame. . . . . . .which was NOTHING. Go Adam!!!!! He is the one that deserves it the most!

    May 20, 2009 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  46. VP

    Is it just me but doesn't Adam scream a lot in his songs? I don't call that singing. I am beginning to find him very annoying because he thinks he has won the whole thing.
    If I want to hear scream in my music I will listen to Robert Plant. Why listen to an imitation when the real thing is still around

    May 20, 2009 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Tina

    This is the first year that I will be happy no matter who wins! They both did an awesome job last night, with the exception of Kara's song – I just did not like it by either of them.

    They both have successful careers ahead of them!!

    May 20, 2009 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  48. VOTEFORADAM

    ADAM is the most amazing American Idol contestant ever–ever! Adam is the American Idol 2009 winner!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  49. uhhhh

    alison should have won

    May 20, 2009 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Annie

    This is the first season that I've ever watched American Idol, and I'm amazed at how quickly I was sucked in.

    I was going for Kris ever since he sang "She works Hard for the Money." It really showed his artistic capabilities.

    While I do think Adam has an excellent voice and is a great preformer, I'd rather listen to Kris's music...but I think no matter what, they will both be getting record deals.

    May 20, 2009 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  51. SMITTY

    You have two different styles of singers. You have two new American Idols tonight...Both Adam and Kris were awesome

    May 20, 2009 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Tina

    I will take the guy who can sing and play multiple instruments over the guy who can squeal in multiple octaves.

    I'm really surpised Simon kissed Adams but all season like he did. One, I thought Simon was the judge that was honest. Two, because Simon should know better than anyone that Adam does not have a radio friendly voice.

    May 20, 2009 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Mark

    Kris is so forgetable. His range is limited, his voice is a dime-a-dozen. There are so many other artists like him out there. Nothing unique. During his performances, I usually can't wait for them to be over.

    Adam is a one-of-a-kind. The range in his voice is incredible – even if you think he's screaming in the high falseto. He'll have a much bigger career than Kris. I can't wait to see him live.

    Regardless of the results show tonight, Adam is my American Idol.

    May 20, 2009 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  54. snow white

    Adam should definitely be the winner, but for some strange reason, I think there is room for shock. Kris was horrible last night, nothing new, nothing fabulous, and like Simon said, being your last wow chance to performance and outshine – it was boring. I really thought Adam would have performed a strong rock balland either from Queen, Journey or Aerosmith. As for Kara's tune, it was absolutely old time music from the 80's, sad, sorrowful and she should be voted off as a judge.

    May 20, 2009 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Alicia

    Adam Lambert has Natural born talent that is unique and refreshing to watch. A true American Idol.

    May 20, 2009 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  56. BG

    So here's my theory. Both sang the one new and 1 old songs last night. Tonight, they'll both sing again. Whichever one sings the new song will be the one who's the winner since that's the song they'll release first. Will it give us enough time to call Vegas and lay a bet? Hmmmm.

    May 20, 2009 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  57. NYC2009

    As much as I would LOVE for Adam to win, my gut feeling is telling me that America will be voting for Kris Allen to win. He doesn't have the amazing range that Adam has, but there is something very John Mayer-ish/Jason Mraz-ish about Kris Allen... They're both talented in their own right. But here's to keeping my fingers crossed that America truly votes for the uniquely talented as opposed to the generic voice we here so often nowadays. Go Adam!!! 🙂

    May 20, 2009 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  58. yepye

    I gotta say this. I am seeing some semblance of Elvis Presley in Adam. I cannot take away that image of Adam since a few episodes ago!

    Adam is performer, singer and truly a star.

    May 20, 2009 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Kapowski

    Adam is the entire package and is so professional and confident. Adam had 3 flawless performances. Kris's first one was good, but the last 2 were not so good. Just sayin'. GO ADAM!!!!

    Kapow

    May 20, 2009 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Rosemary Orzel

    I think they are both very talented, however, I think Adam is more well-suited for the stage. Broadway is definitely where he belongs. He will do well no matter if he should win or not. I've liked Kris' style and followed him along the way and considered him a "dark horse" in this competition long ago. He has grown and become what I would consider to be the next Michael Buble. I would like to see Kris win for that reason. He is the recording artist. Go Kris!!

    May 20, 2009 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Anna

    Kris is a good singer but his whole package is a dime a dozen. Adam, on the other hand, is unique, fresh and with that amazing-flawless voice, will take him far. I got thru and voted for Adam.

    May 20, 2009 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Steve

    I thought Kris was the much better singer of the two. Adam tends to dramatize his performances and gives EVERY song (except Tracks of my Tears) too much vibrato...

    May 20, 2009 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  63. jumpinjenn

    My girls (8, 6 and 3) vote for Adam "because he looks so weird."

    To the target audience, bad is good. Every little girl is inherently intrigued by the non-conformist... or is that, like Adam, an American Idol oxymoron?

    May 20, 2009 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Kevin

    Better singer – Adam probably wins even thought he tends to squeal. Have fun on Broadway.

    Better artist – Kris is by far the better artist. His piano and guitar skills will carry him farther in the music business.

    May 20, 2009 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  65. gary

    I thought the Show was kind of Boring. I like both performers and thought Chris and Adam both did well with their song picks and I think they should be allowed to pick all three songs. It should have been choice 1 a song they have already performed. Song two a song they have not done on the show and song three should be from a list of songs that are from composers and have not been covered by anyone else. The forced single that they had to performed sounded bad by both and thats because it is a lousy song and if I was either one of them just knowing I was going to be forced to perform and release that song I would hope I cam in second.

    May 20, 2009 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  66. EB Allen

    Didnt watch the show last night but heard the new Kara song which sounds like something the "talent" sings during a costume change on "Miss America."
    This has been an AI season of firsts. I was hoping Allison would end up the winner but that dream is dashed.
    So I propose a DRAMATIC FINAL: Duel Winners.
    ADAM is already an American Idol...the title is superfluous AND he will fill concert halls.
    America is HUNGRY for his persona and his singing (even though I think he screeches a lot and needs to view some Robert Plant concert footage fr Zep days). He is a GOLDMINE!
    KRIS is much better musically and is going to sell a lot of CDs. He hasnt even begun to show his range which we have already seen is much better than past AI contestants. He is a DIAMOND in the rough!

    I'm just sayin....it's an option that I would think about exercising. They've already had one goof (unofficial) with Clay and the guy who repped the entire "Bama zipcode but whose name escapes me.
    Let's not make a mistake judges and let's think about that "save" option and give it a lil harmony.
    Allison and Adam need to get an act together too....they were way too cool for school!

    May 20, 2009 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Molly

    I would love for Kris to win just to see Adam get a good smack in the face so that he stops parading around like he's the best thing since sliced bread! But I don't think it's gonna happen, but even if Adam wins, I think the only way Adam is gonna be successful is to latch onto an already established rock/alternative band. There is not a lot of radio time or fan base for a SOLO metal rocker. Which with all his screaming (screeching) Adam is. Not to mention with his cocky, smug attitude not sure if any band would even want him!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Madge

    Adam and Kriss are both extremely talented. Let the people decide who they want to be our "Idol." I resent that the Judges favored Adam so blatantly. It really turned me off. Especially the "new" female judge & Simon. Made me mad!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  69. thatsallfolks

    All season I've noticed comments about how Kris Allen's style wouldn't work in a big arena.

    Well, that may be true, but most of the concerts I've gone to in my life have been in clubs and smaller theatres - not in huge stadiums. And Kris would do just fine in those smaller venues. Unless it's someone like U2 or its one of those big charity events with dozen of superstar talents all performing, who the heck sells out stadiums anyway? I don't see Adam Lambert selling out the L.A. Coliseum any more than I do Kris Allen. His style and voice may be big and sometimes OTT theatrical, but I still think he's better suited for clubs and small theatres rather than stadiums.

    I think both guys are very talented and have really appreciated the fact they seem to have become real friends and have not go up in the whole "gay" vs. "Christian" crap that has sprung up around this year's competition. There styles are completely opposite, but I won't be at all surprised if they both go on to have very successful careers.

    One last thing. That coronation song is a pile of hot steaming poo. Hopefully they won't make the winner release it as his first single.

    May 20, 2009 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Stephanie

    Kris! Kris! Kris! Adam's screaching does not appeal to me at all!

    May 20, 2009 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  71. StephenG

    I am so glad to see that I wasn't the only one who felt that the "Cara" song sucked so bad it could end up blowing the competition for either of the finalists. I mean, come on! That piece of crap was so bad, I doubt anyone could make it sound like a HIT.

    On to the topic, I think Adam is so far above Chris in talent, that it's no-contest. Having said that, knowing the girls of America, they'll probably have tied up the phone lines voting for Chris. Sad, but true, as someone said, remember Taylor Hicks, hmm, you never know. But in the end, does the winner really matter. The exposure will get Adam a gig anyway. I mean, he's already been approached by former 2nd place winner who blew away the Idol who beat him, Clay Aiken. The fact is, even if Adam loses, he'll win. The list of awesomely talented folks who've gone on to succeed dispite "losing" on Idol is probably bigger than the winners-list.

    I'm looking forward to Danny Gokey and Alison Iraheta's CDs, I figure they"ll be better than both of the finalists', as far as being a wider-audience based song set. Best of luck to all of the final 10.

    May 20, 2009 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  72. ken from fla.

    To be an "idol", just singing the song is not enough! You must be an all out, no holds barred performer that can capture an audience, Must be able to handle all types of music at a very high standard. For the entire season, Adam has stood head and shoulders over everyone else. Yeah Chris has a voice, but as far as Idols go, It's Adam, win or lose. He should win, simply because he has proved what he can do over and over again.

    May 20, 2009 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  73. DaveM

    The American Idol producers were certainly trying to engineer a victory for Adam last night. Kris was amazing performing his own song selection, but struggled with producer Simon Fuller's song pick, which was clearly chosen to showcase Adam's vocals. The same thing goes for the song judge Cara wrote – clearly in a high range suited for Adam but too high for Kris. Shame on American Idol!

    May 20, 2009 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Neil

    Adam has won American Idol since the show started. Win or lose, Adam will be filling stadiums non stop while Kris will be a bar act.

    Well done Adam!!

    May 20, 2009 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  75. kaci

    I see absolutely nothing in Adam worth buying a cd of! I work too hard for my money to waste it on someone who shows no real artistry and screeches like an owl 90% of the time. Adam will probably win simply because the judges and media have built him up so much over the last several weeks but Kris is the true artist. I am a very big fan of the singer/songwriter genre and he would fit well. I can see myself shelling out my hard earned dough for an album from kris.

    I say don't count him out completely though... he could pull it out because I don't believe anyone really saw him in the final two... not to mention with people like John Mayer, Jason Marz, Gavin Degraw and Matt Nathanson doing so well, the pop singer/songwriter genre is booming! So Kris may pull it out...

    May 20, 2009 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  76. ber

    if my child will vote 100 times for Kris,she(I suspect are the shes)will be punished for the extra use of the phone and a severe case of bad taste!!!!!No phone privilege for the Kris' fans!!!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  77. RJ

    I'm sorry but Kris just proved he should be the winner. Adam proves he should be on Broadway. That is not an insult, because not everyone can sing Broadway! There's nothing wrong with musical theatre. But overall, I find Kris's music to be more appealing in the long run to the general masses of American public. I know, I know, people will say its b/c Adam is gay or Kris is Christian or whatever. I personally don't care about it. Musically, I prefer to listen to Kris because I like the style he sings. LOTS of people I know do, too. Adam only appeals to certain segments of the population.

    Overall, I think the "Idol song" (which SUCKS BTW and makes me really want to vote out Kara now) was not good for either singer and Kara admits it. They should've done like last year and picked a song from a viewer submission. But, Kris sang his songs better, more emotive.

    And besides, when Kris sings, the audience is generally louder and more responsive. Maybe its the girls, maybe its the talent. i say its both.

    Adam is talented, but limited. Kris is talented, but has the ability to be more versatile in his audience. He has "artistry", Adam has theater appeal.

    Vote Kris!

    May 20, 2009 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  78. cb

    Adam has my vote, but any of the top 4 could have been the next idol.

    May 20, 2009 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Jan B

    All of Adam's songs sound the same. Why can he stand there like a big lug without the judges sayinghe should move around more. But the others are told to dance, even when they can't i.e. Danny.

    May 20, 2009 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Mimi

    The last song was such a waste of breath for oth singers. Simon Fuller should be shamed for letting one of that new judges songs she co-wrote even be in the show. I agree with Simon Cowell.....hurricanes and mountains and all that other crap in the song...YUCKO! Bad choice for a final song. Nothing but a cheap way for her to publicize her song writing which if that is all she's got she can keep it!

    May 20, 2009 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Matt

    ADAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

    May 20, 2009 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Donna

    I have been an Adam fan from the beginning and have tried to like Kris' style (and by the way who names a boy Kris with a "K"), but I cannot stand to watch him perform because the facial expressions he portrays when he sings. I often close my eyes when he performs. It is not easy on the eyes at all. Having Kris sing the last song (while it was a horrible song) it showed the limitation of Kris' ability to sing. I want to hear and see someone who can sing with the range that Adam has and I especially want to be entertained which Adam does also. If you put the two performers in Vegas, who would be the one that could entertain. The only movement we get out of Kris is picking up a foot from the floor while singing. What is that suppose to do? Adam all the way!

    May 20, 2009 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Debra

    Adam. Definately Adam. He is an incredible talent.

    May 20, 2009 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Brittany

    Kris Allen all the way baby!

    May 20, 2009 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Brian W.

    Kris will win by a slim margin (isn't it always)...
    I also am tired of hearing Adam screech without any diction whatsoever...
    Rock On Carrie Underwood, You are Hot !!!
    I do think that Kris is the next Jason Mraz but Mr. A to Z hasn't exactly become an icon... He does his own thing which is what Kris needs to stay true to...
    Adam will be a Rocker with maybe two albums at most... His better bet would be to front for an already established band like Seether or maybe Live...

    May 20, 2009 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  86. stacey

    Adam all the Way!! He deserves it! His voice rang is terrific!! He performs out of this world! Kris needs to learn to perform better. Kris is adorable but Adam is Hott!!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Mike

    JOKE. KRIS should not even be in the top 10, let alone the final. I'm done with AI, its turned into a teeny-bop popularity contest. I'm not crazy about Adam either. I think he is very talented, but he has a PROFESSIONAL singing background!!! AI should not allow those with professional singing backgrounds to enter the competition. AI should be about an undiscovered AMATURE singer becoming a star. Again, JOKE.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  88. loveidol

    I'm voting Kris, he's the American Idol!!!

    Can't stand Adam and all his screaming it gets on my last nerve, all his songs sound the same, it gets a bit boring!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  89. Hans

    Everyone just tune in tonight and in all fairness, they both win. Neither will have any problem getting signed by the biggest names in the business. I did like Adam in terms of range and control, notice I didn't say pitch.. it's not who can inhale the most and then scream out to the highest pitch that's not talent, it's screaming, and with a lot of music in the background it all sounds like someone's yelling something but ya just can't make out the words exactly.

    I say, Good Luck to both singers and remember, talents not only found in once voice, but someone that's talented, it goes beyond that.

    Allen's Good, But Kris "Rocks"

    May 20, 2009 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  90. Francine

    I would love for Adam to win. He is clearly the better performer of the two. My problem is I could only get through maybe one vote out of every ten times I tried because I kept getting busy signals on all three numbers. So, even if more people tried to vote for Adam, not all the votes were received. AI needs to have more than 3 numbers each for the finale!!

    May 20, 2009 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  91. Blanca

    I do agree that the last song was horrible. It did not showcase any of the finalists and really let the audience down. I'm just tired of AI clones that come out every year. Adam is different and he has all that is needed to be an Idol and a Star! Whether he wins or not, you haven't heard the last of Adam......!!! Kris will simple fade in the sea of nice, cute guys who play guitar and piano as they sing their ballads....AI needs someone to shake the fans....and Adam is the guy!!

    May 20, 2009 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  92. Dan

    Kris will win if this turns into a popularity contest. Adam will win if the competetion is judged on talent.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  93. Adjo

    Clearly Adam is a vocal powerhouse, BUT his is a talent that thrives in a live setting...don't see it translating to a listenable album. I was really impressed with his rendition of "A Change Is Gonna Come", primarily because he sang the majority of the song in his middle register and it was really lovely. BUT...*not the capitalization*...he killed it with the vocal acrobatics at the end, which again speaks volumes for the fact that in a concert setting he'd be fantastic...on the radio...I'm changing the station. Kris is obviously not as vocally gifted, but he's relevant to today's popular music...which is really all that matters...because the point of American Idol is to find an artist that America will connect with beyond the show...anything less (i.e. an Adam win) takes away from the show's credibility (think Taylor Hicks minus Adam's talent). Kris embodies everything that music is today...that kinda folksy, look at me with my guitar, laid back, rock/pop/r&b sound...and that's what makes him great. Having said all that, I really could care less who wins. They'll both be massively successful...Kris on the radio, Adam on the stage (I'm thinking Jesus Christ Superstar...lol). I pity them both for being subjected to Kara's "Climb every mountain, reach for the clouds" bs...clearly not a song that showcased either singer's strengths. But what that last song did do was remind me that NEITHER is an ideal idol. As the show ended with Cari Underwood's rendition of this season's theme song, I realized that the possibility of discovering a singer like her (someone who can sing absolutely ANYTHING and make it sound current and relevant) is what keeps me tuning in to AI...and will keep everyone tuned in for years to come. Good luck to both contestants...wish one had been Allison...but I digress. AI ROCKS!!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  94. JR

    I voted 1000 times (litterally) for Kris!!!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  95. Dan E

    Plain and simple..........Kara's song was HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  96. KarenB, central Florida

    The Public supposedly wants an "Idol" – superstar, true performer.
    The winner is obviously, even to the most tone deaf person alive
    that would be Adam. He "owns" the stage, can (as they all say)
    "sing the phone book"... High notes, low notes, middle range notes,
    the total package.
    Kris is a nice, light, bland, mellow, keeps in tune kinda guy – sort
    of like James Taylor and others, but not as good. (not too many
    are as good as "sweet Baby James" at what he does).

    Kris if he "wins" this "dial-a-thon" will be soon forgotten like a lot of the past ones. All these little dollies and dudes that swear to "always love him and buy his music," well- maybe til next Idol season.

    Adam is a star for the ages. He makes an impact. He makes some "sense" of this American Idol frenzy.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  97. Give me a break!

    Just read on this thread that Kris sang the LAST song BETTER than Adam? WTF? You must be deaf.

    Kris Allen = Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Dave Matthews wanna be. His second song last night was totally beneath an Idol Finals. You can go to any coffee shop or bar in america and hear the exact same rendition of this song. There is nothing unique about Kris or his music. Although, he is a talented musician I will give him credit for his ability.

    Adam Lambert = previously unequalled talent. Adam PROVED last night that he is a vocalist that can sing any genre or any song. That's what a vocalist does, people. This is a vocal competition.

    Adam has taken his theatre background and incorporated it into the show unlike any other contestant in Idol's history. I have NEVER seen any other contestant apply so much creativity to 1) the arrangement of the song, 2) lighting and 3) the clothing ensemble. When you go to a concert, the showmanship of the artist is PART of the show! Elvis Presley ring a bell you freakin' idiots!

    Biggotry has no place in music, people. Fair enough that you don't like Adam's eye-liner, but you cannot look past Adam's undeniable musical genious when compared to Kris Allen's coffee house talent.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  98. kerie

    What a setup!!! Never seen anything so obviously rigged for Adam. The song written "in too high of a range" for Kris!! THe judges gushing over Adam. Adam thanking Karla for having written that song for him. Adam is a 27 year old professional singer-actor and it shows. The judges have been ga-ga over having a professional in their midst. Kris is listenable-Adam screeches. I voted for Kris.Those who love Adam can have him-it appears to be all set up that our "next American Idol is..." Adam. Sorry to be so cynical but the judges were appalling last night!

    May 20, 2009 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  99. Joe Bass

    It is a tough call.

    I like Adam because, not only for his incredible singing ability, but also that he gives you a performance. Love him or hate him, you can't wait to see what Adam will do next, and more often that not it is very entertaining. He's like a cross between Freddy Mercury and David Bowie. I'm not comparing him to either of those two performers respective legacies, I'm just saying that he brings a similar style to the table as those guys. While I see the comparisons to Elvis, looks wise, that is where the similarities end. Their musical styles and impact on modern music are light years apart. Elvis will always be the King and Adam will always be Adam.

    Kris is also a very talented guy. I enjoy his stripped down style and his approach in making a song his own. His performances are much more low key and intimate than Adam's. I thought that his performances of Heartless and She Works Hard For The Money were stunning.

    I think they both will make some excellent music and sell a lot of records, regardless of whether they win or not.

    In a live setting is where the difference comes into play. It's like comparing a Freddie Mercury type of live performance, full of great music and spectacle, to a James Taylor type of live performance, which offers great music in a intimate setting, but not much more. Adam clearly falls in the Mercury arena and Kris in the Taylor mold. The question becomes which you want spend your money on? Each person is different.

    Personally, I would rather go to see someone that is both entertaining musically and visually, but that's just me. Therefore, I hope Adam takes it.

    Either way, gentlemen. Good luck to each of you.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  100. Belinda Strickland

    I think Kris Allen is deserving of becoming the next American Idol! As i listened to the judge's comments, it sounds as though he has been counted out. Kris is multi-talented. He can play the instruments and sing. This version of "Ain't No Sunshine" and "No Boundaries" rocked the house. Based on last night's performance, He is The American Idol to me. North Carolina loves Kris Allen.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  101. real review

    Kara DioGuardi did a complete disservice to both performers. That was truly an awful song, which could not be interpreted with any kind of value by Adam, Chris and for the audience. Whoever allowed that to happen should be fired from the show.

    Kara had no place doing this to these excellent candidates ...especially in the last show. What it did is diminish any possibility of either performer of excelling and trying to outperform the other by using their song choice. It cornered them into a dreadful situation where neither performer could showcase their merit and virtues for the type of artist each of them is.

    Kara needs to be booted from the show as she has way too much esteem in her own skills as a songwriter and the producers need to be wrapped on the knuckles for allowing this to happen. What a sad way to end the last show of the season ...missing such a great opportunity to let these two fantastic performers dual it out with their own song choice ...as the final song. Now that would have created a really great match up to the very end.

    Kara and the producers should be ashamed of letting Adam, Chris and the audience down in such a way ...no excuse for it except for someone's inflated ego.

    Both have a great chance to win tonight although Adam does have the lead.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  102. Barb

    Don't care who wins. Prefer Kris.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  103. Lee

    Horrific song written by Kara! Come on! When the the top 2 talents on AI can't make the song tolerable, there is a HUGE problem. I think if the producers have any sense at all they will scrap that song and let the winner do something else on the finale and as a first cut. They will only damage the singer by forcing them to sing and record that awful mess. I expected SO much more from the professional songwriters. I'm sure Kara is a great person, but a judge (and writer in this case!) she is not. The song choices at the finals should be the competitors' choices or be written by the contestants themselves.

    Totally underwhelmed by the show thanks to the song choices by the producer and judge/writer. Not at all what I had hoped for. BYW, I think Randy was the only judge with any comprehensible comments last night.

    Love both contestant's styles and could deal with either winning. The sad thing is that no matter what the results, comments, controversy, and conspiracy will explode about who won/didn't win and why.

    Good luck to both! (PS I did vote for Kris!)

    May 20, 2009 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  104. kreestol

    I voted 31 times for Kris, Adam is a good singer, but he screeches toom much for me.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  105. BR

    Great Tuesday night!!! It is almost as exciting as it was in presidential elections. I'm a Danny voter.. from San Diago...voted 300 times for KRIS! Do not like screaming- broadway style of Adam and don't forget Adam's porns pictures with his boy friend.

    The show needs a little re-organization in judges, especially Simon. He's not supposed to favour anyone. His job is to judge and give his opinion. I'm so glad we can vote as many times as we can.

    The winner is KRIS baby!

    May 20, 2009 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  106. Carolyn

    Adam is a good entertainer and came to American Idol as a seasoned performer. Kris represents what American Idol is all about, he has really grown as an entertainer. I really don't think Adam (as good as he is) will appeal to the general audience as far as selling cds. Adam performs to appeal to the judges but it is obvious that his love is heavy metal or gothic rock or whatever you call it. Then again.....who knows. Really enjoyed them both last night, mostly Kris.. Hope Kris wins due to the fact it is expected that Adam will.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  107. Kit Summers

    Ok you people who are voting for Kris I have one word. Consistancy, and Kris has not been consistant. Adam has DOMINATED the AI season, AND I WAS A HUGE DANNY FAN. And Adam is unique, we dont need another Jack Johnson, we already got one. So obviously I think Adam should win, and even if he doesn't, Adam will sell WAY more records than Kris.

    Oh and for Kristen, i have two words for you: MUSICAL TALENT. and you obviously lack the competency to understand what that is and what the sole purpose of american idol is. A SINGING COMPETITION.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  108. leave it to Bieber

    If they bring back the fourth judge from hell next year I will stop watching the show....to use her two songs in the finale was a serioius mistake...I felt bad for both the guys having so sing that crap...bleah!! Her critiques grate on my nerves...I'd rather watch Paula in her own parallel universe any day, and am I the only one that thinks Paula is not med free yet...she looked like she just lost a major battle with Jose...Cuervo that is!!

    May 20, 2009 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  109. Blanca

    I'm an Adam fan...ALL THE WAY, right from the beginning.

    I do love Kris and Danny, but they are just more of the same and Idol is ready for a change of style....theatrical or not...it does make money!! Either way all three already have record deals, and we will be hearing them. I just think Adam brings much more to the table....vocally and style wise....he is truly unforgetable!!!!

    Go Adam!!! You have MY vote!

    May 20, 2009 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  110. Amy

    Mary from Champaign... I said the same thing lastnight when everyone at my house was busting on Adam. Too many people hate him.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  111. shelly

    I love the tone in Kris's voice- I hope he wins! I am really disappointed in the judges’ blatant favoritism this year- could Paula be any more clear who she likes? You would think she was having Adam's baby- it makes me sick!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  112. Carol W.

    This was an interesting finale. The two are so different that it is hard to compare. Kris is an excellent musician. Adam has a an amazing range in his voice. Both of them are likable. Adam was the most polite contestant of them all. He always thanked the band and the judges. I agree with many of the posts which said that the contestants should be allowed to pick all of their songs in the finale. The song by Kara was boring, but I think that they both did a good job with it.

    Anyway, I voted for Kris, because I think that he represents idea of an unknown finding fame on the show. I would be happy if either one of them wins. Both of them can be stars.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  113. Debbie

    Why on earth did they make them sing that horrible song by Kara and Company? That didn't do justice to either of them, and the lyrics were over-the-top CHEESE.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  114. ayt

    I don't get the love for Kris Allen–he's cut from the same mold as Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers–BORING!!! But America will vote him in as the winner because the tweenyboppers vote with their eyes instead of their ears.

    To all of you who say Adam will fade into obscurity like Taylor Hicks...I say come back in one year and it'll be Kris Who?

    May 20, 2009 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  115. e.c.coleman

    Kris and Danny should have competed.
    This would have been a FAIR competition.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  116. Justin DQ

    I voted for Adam Lambert, of course. AI this year would be soooo boring without Adam. I'm sure he will change AI forever. Thanks to Adam, people more open eye and mind about a lot of things and music. Just like Simon said last night about Adam, the show has found a "world wide star." Adam or Kris? It is all about the final voting, so I am not sure who's going to win, but for me, Adam Lambert so deserves to win this year. I would be sad if Adam didn't win. But hey, if he didn't win, doesn't mean that can stop him from becoming the next big thing in music history. Kris, ummm not so much... Kris who? I already forgot, sorry...

    Now it's the end, and this is my top 5 pick of AI this year:

    1. Adam
    2. Danny
    3. Allison
    4. Matt
    5. Lil

    Hope to hear their music again in the future, especially Adam Lambert. GO ADAM!!!...

    and thanks CNN for this fun blog!...

    May 20, 2009 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  117. Haha

    I think Adam needs to take his guy-liner and stay in the theater where he clearly belongs. He's not Elvis Presley, or Steven Tyler, or Axel Rose or any other talent that has earned their career and success. Now if Liberace would have been a screamer.......the comparisons could be endless. I voted for Kris because his "props" were his guitar and piano...not smoke, eyeliner and fingernail polish. Gag me Adam.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  118. e.c.coleman

    That Adam Lambert could possibly be selected American Idol is a complete travesty of what this show means to our American Youth.

    American Idol may as well have had a competition between a Dog and a Cat.

    Lambert should NOT be in the running and should have been excluded from the Final Competition.
    Why? Because Lambert is a PROFESSIONAL ENTERTAINER....
    Lambert is NOT an ingenue or a young talent seeking a 'break' on American Idol.
    Lambert has talent, but he is NOT an 'aspiring novice talent!'
    The American Public is not fooled, but disgusted.

    The Final Competition should have Excluded Lambert.
    Kris and the 3rd contestant should have battled it out.

    Surely, it has been disheartening and degrading for the other contestants to hear and watch Paula and Simon heap sickening praise and adulation upon Adam Lambert who is a Professional.
    American Idol should have eliminated Lambert long ago for this certain reason.
    A Professional should not be competing with a NON-Professional.
    Lambert's existing career will be moved forward by his appearance on the show, but Lambert should not be chosen the next
    American Idol.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  119. Alfred

    Kara songs is very very lousy.....very teeny-booper type. I want Kara out next season!

    Can there be a joint winner American Idol this year?

    May 20, 2009 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  120. M Mark

    This is the first AI that I've watched from top to bottom. Before the news stories came out about Adam, I knew he had professional training and experience (definitely stage-experience, too). I really like Adam and there's no doubt he's incredibly talented; however, I believe this competition should be limited to 'amatuers-only' - no previous stage, broadway experience; no previous record contracts; no previous back up singing experience (i.e., Melissa Doolittle)....this should be a competition to give the "common, girl/boy next door" a break in this maddening, dog-eat-dog industry (go, Randy)! Wasn't that the original intent?? Get back to the basics and the amateurs...leave the professionals to their agents!!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  121. kris Rocks

    I absolutely loved Kris' first two songs!! Third song was pretty bad for both.
    Kris will win!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  122. Tammy

    Voted for Adam, because he was simply the best all season and last night as well, which was blatantly obvious especially after the 3rd song. But, if Adam wins, I hope he won´t have to record the coronation single...that idea in and of itself makes me not want him to win! He deserves a bigger, bolder debut than that! Honestly, what was Kara thinking? !

    May 20, 2009 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  123. Elise

    A. D. A. M. !!!! Of course!

    But I don't think he will win, too many bigots and anti-gays in this country.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  124. Tom

    Adam has star quality!!!!!!!!!!! He should win. Kris is a snooze fest...who would buy his record???

    May 20, 2009 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  125. linds

    Remember last year when 'everyone' swore that David Archuleta would take the Idol crown? I mean he had thousands upon thousands of screaming girls around the world on his side. Too bad he LOST. Although Cook failed to put out a good album, he took the titile despite America's sworn thought that Archie would win. The same could (and should) apply this year. Kris Allen deserves to win by far. Adam needs to stop screaming for heaven's sake. But anyways, I might be mistaken but the week Jamie Foxx was the mentor or whatever he told Kris that if he doesn't win Idol that he would love to make an album with him. Either way, win or not, Kris will overpower Adam BY FAR. Cannot wait for the results show tonight!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  126. Mark

    Adam...DUH!!
    He is miles ahead of Kris' talent, easy win 4 Adam tonight

    May 20, 2009 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  127. betty

    Adam belongs on stage. Kris belongs in a recording studio. Both will do great.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  128. Debbie

    Round 1 was a tie, but 2 and 3 put Adam head and shoulders above Kris. They only people who voted for him were already gonna do it.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  129. ANDY

    This is a competition that is highly monitor in the americas and the world at large so, there's no reason to under estimate
    any contistant no matter what. the button line is on winner so BRAVO TO KRIS n to ADAM keep the good work you are not a luser.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  130. Thorne

    I voted last night. I voted for Adam. I did not vote against Kris. I voted against Some of the people who are voting for Kris (and I won't even diminish Mr. Allen by calling them his "fans").

    Leeroy.. you are what is wrong with this country and you are what made me pick up not one, not two but three phones to vote for Adam. Your good vs. evil schtick is disgusting and when you meet your maker he is going to be so disappointed in your hatred.

    It doesn't matter who wins in my mind, not as far as their career or talent goes at any rate (which is WHAT this show should be all about)! (How lucky either one of them could be to NOT have to sing that KD song!) It only matters because of people like Leeroy and his ilk. shame on you, shame. Shame on you for taking something like AI and turning it into your personal hatred-zone. Shame on your for taking the fun out of the show. Shame on you for your bigotry, I certainly hope that its ugly head is never turned against you.

    Even Kris doesn't want to win based off of votes from people like you. He said so. He wants to win based on his talent, as he should.. cause he's classy AND talented.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  131. Stephanie Pine

    We already have enough 'John Mayers' in the music industry. It's time for a talented individual to win. Adam clearly sings better and of course, he looks good on stage. What more do we need? Good Luck, Adam – may glam live on!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  132. Mary from Champaign

    Kris will end up winning because he will get the votes from the Danny fans.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  133. Roe

    Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Stop comparing Adam to Elvis Presley.
    Elvis was a singer (and still is to this day)....Adam, well, what can I say? His so-called high notes are more like a woman. Kara, I thought you were a song-writer? Hope you were only a "guest" judge.
    Good luck to Kris....he deserves to win....he is the talented one!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  134. Bird

    Though Kris is a likeable guy, Adam is HANDS DOWN more talented. He has unbelievable range and stage presence, and let's face it, he is always memorable. Kris strains when he sings, has too many flat notes, and has left me remembering only a handful of songs. If Adam doesn't win I will fully believe that this is a popularity/political contest, and not one based on pure singing talent.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  135. Angela Moritz

    I can't stand to hear Adam screaching, although, I do think he has a GREAT voice. He belongs on broadway somewhere where he can be "theatrical". I am not saying that Kris is better, I just think he is "normal".

    May 20, 2009 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  136. Tim425

    I have to agree with MIKE who just posted a comment above. Sorry, but Adam is a freak and frankly, he scares me. Kris reminds me of Jason Mraz, a versatile, clever, talented individual who could be terribly entertaining. I'd buy Kris' album in a heartbeat but would never buy anything from Adam. If Adam wins, he dissolve into mediocrity just like Taylor Hicks.

    I have to say I'm totally disappointed with the judges, especially with their performance last night. I think there's something really wrong with Paula – her comments to Adam practically deified him – this is a singing competition, Paula, not the Second Coming! Jeez – she made Adam sound like he'd solve all that's wrong with mankind today, including global warming! I was cringing during her comments.

    I think the judges are out of step with the rest of the country and need to get with the program. I thought Randy Jackson was the only one that was remotely realistic last night. They clearly were disappointed that Kris beat out Gokey and I'm sure for last night they were told (in no uncertain terms) to compliment Kris on his accomplishments regardless of what happened.

    Kris deserves to win and should win and I wish him the best. I frankly have little interest in what happens to Adam, win or lose.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  137. Nancy

    Kris, Kris, Kris, While Adam IS talented, I cannot STAND all that screaming!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  138. k morgan

    I could definetly see adam in vegas, I could see kris doing well with a cd like chris daugherty. good luck to both

    May 20, 2009 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  139. Kim

    I wouldn’t be upset either way simply because we all know they both have record deals waiting for them backstage. Also, it isn’t uncommon for the runner up to put out an album first and do better than the actual winner.

    Having said that… I think the final song proved a point I’ve made all season… Adam does not scream… Danny screamed… Adam is a very high tenor and can hit notes that most men can’t with ease. His style may not be everyone’s taste, but his ‘screams’ are on pitch everytime. Very few people can do what he does. He sang that last song (as bad as the song was) as though it was a walk in the park. Kris could barely get through the song. He strained and struggled all the way through it. He was in tune, but he can’t handle songs like that. I wouldn’t be surprised if he couldn’t speak this morning. Even the judges said the key was too high. Why didn’t anyone think to bring it down a little? He must’ve known it was too high. It isn’t like last night was the first time he sang it.

    Kris is cute and a sweet singer, but Adam is amazing. He can sing and put on a great show. People knock the theatrics, but those theatrics will put more butts in the seats than an acoustic guitar simply because it’s more entertaining to watch… and after all… the music industry is part of the greater entertainment industry.

    To the person that compared Adam to Taylor Hicks… what? I was so confused by that.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  140. k morgan

    adam is a talented singer, charisma on stage, but kris is talent that is also versatile along with musical instruments, he has worked very hard in developing his singing and musical talents, I really think that he deserves to be the next american idol. I know that adam will be doing something with his talent within the next year.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  141. Tom

    Both of these singers have done well this season. Adam has far and away more talent than any other perfomer on this show in many years. I bet Kris wins however because of the teen vote and their almighty cell phones. We have tickets to the Charlotte, NC show and will enjoy all ten of the finalists. I do hope Adam wins.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  142. sharon brown

    I have come late to the competition, but it doesn't take a second to see that Kris has the staying power for a long career. Besides, I feel that Adam is a ringer...he's already a professional.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  143. virgo 514

    Didn't like that last song that was written by Kara.....terrible to put those young men through singing it. I vote for Kris..

    May 20, 2009 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  144. Jill

    Adam makes me sick, maybe it's the constant cramming of the judges adulation down my throat. He's so incredibly fake and ridiculous. Love the smoke and screaming Adam...NOT. I voted for Kris because he actually has talent.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  145. Fran

    Adam has been the best since day 1, and I hope he wins!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  146. Odette

    It should be Adam who wins. Kris kind of crawled his way into the final! it should have been Danny! I find Kris a bit pitchy but that might be because of the tv.

    May 20, 2009 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  147. firsttimevotermom

    This year is the first time I was even interested enough to vote on Idol. Adam Lambert was the reason why. Kris seems like a nice guy, but it will be a travesty if Adam does not win, and that will be it for me with Idol for good. It has become apparent over the last few weeks that there is another agenda out there with the message to not vote for the most talented, but "against" another. How sad. I will miss seeing Adam perform each week. And I will buy his music, I will not buy Kris's music. His critics should listen to the studio versions of Adam's Idol music. That is what this is suposed to be about. Finding a star. How sad for America if he does not win, and how ridiculous we will look to the rest of the world. I love you Adam, thank you for bringing some light into my world.

    May 20, 2009 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  148. George

    Adam is iconic, Kris is forgettable.

    May 20, 2009 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  149. Bob

    People say Danny's votes would go to Kris – and I agree. But remember, it's not a one person/one vote thing. Adam's fans flooded the lines – but according to Dial Idol, Kris has the lead by a hair.

    So you have one group fighting to keep their guy in it, and another guy who maybe didn't have the same strong support but benefited from the people who liked Danny. I think this does give Kris the win – but not by a landslide at all.

    In my opinion, Danny was the best of the three and that he did suffer from Paula's choice. I do believe a better song would have found him in the final. Terrence Trent D'Arby? Is he even still making records?

    Anyway, I predict Kris wins. I think we'll learn that the overly vocal Adam fans were actually outnumbered all along.

    May 20, 2009 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  150. adrinkonme

    Toronto Canada loves Adam Lambert ! Love the comment above Welcome to AMERICAN-ADAM.

    May 20, 2009 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  151. Sandi

    I loved the first two performances by both Adam and Kris. I felt that both showed them for the artists they are. And then American Idol went and screwed it all up. First of all, I cannot believe that they had these two very different singers do the same song. Are you kidding me? The show harps all season long about how each of them need to find their niche and stay true to themselves and show America what kind of artist they are – and then they make them sing the same song??? (and at best it was a mediocre song at that) The song chosen gave Adam – the belter – the real advantage. Totally unfair to Kris and goes against everything the show supposedly "taught" him about finding his "artistry". Can you imagine anyone asking James Taylor to sing that song? Really, really unfair. I like them both, but I have for many weeks now thought Adam should win – and I still do. But they did a major disservice to Kris Allen last night. The guy is clearly talented – why couldn't they let him shine? He deserved it. Bad call, AI. I'm disappointed in you – I thought you all were smarter than that.

    May 20, 2009 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  152. Pamela

    The final song chosen from the Kara D portfolio was awful. Poor song choice and stupid song. Kudos to Randy for pointing out the pitchy singing of mister theater himself, Adam. Sorry folks. Not a fan of Adam. While I did appreciate his toned down vocals last night, we all know that's not who he is. He likes to scream and screech his songs and changed it up to take-on Kris. Kris gets my vote. Kris doesn't rely on smoke and mirrors, makeup and theatrics. Kris brings his guitar, or plays the piano, changes the song arrangements to make them his own. He's talented, not a show boat.

    May 20, 2009 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  153. John

    I would buy Kris's album today. I will never ever, let me be clear, ever buy an Adam Lambert CD.

    May 20, 2009 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  154. Leo

    Adam is clearly better, but the only ido winner who has done better than all the other contestants is Kelly Clarkson. Adaim will still do well, but he would be MUCH better off getting second place. If he wins, his first disc or two will be cheesy.....

    May 20, 2009 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  155. LOL

    ok read the comment above some chic said she tried to vote and got a porn-line. i mean lets be honest it was already on your redial. hilarious......... why would you even put that.

    Adam your the one baby ! Its all about YOU !

    May 20, 2009 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  156. fr_sabo

    Kris won rounds 1 and 3.

    Kris should win. He represents America more than Adam. But Simon is right, Adam will have more worldwide appeal.

    Only reason producers want Adam in the finals is because of ratings. Adam has gimmick and the sensationalism aspect. But as was the case with prior Idols (Fantasia, Taylor Hicks, Ruben Studdard) ... they don't translate to record sales.

    In terms of downloads on iTunes, Kris beats Adam 400%.

    Kris should win. We need to get back to moving people through music and not watch vocal calisthenics. Adam is like a circus. Interesting to watch. But he does not move me.

    May 20, 2009 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  157. c_loves_Adam

    Watch the Adam Finale I mean the American Idol Finale LOL.

    Its all about Adam.......Kris cute but plain, Adam hot, hot, hot & talented.

    A star is born, look out world here comes Adam Lambert

    May 20, 2009 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  158. skydiverchic

    Welcome to AMERICAN-ADAM !

    May 20, 2009 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  159. RangerPrimeX

    Kris seems really sweet but was mostly forgettable during the season but made a great run at the end. Adam was unique and showed a range of styles and the ability to change up the songs given to him except that last one which neither guys could get a handle on. For me Adam all the way. Kris, I hope you have a nice career but Adam seems more the winner even if he does not win the title tonight and Kris does.

    May 20, 2009 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  160. Jerry

    Adam all the way. I love Kris, think he is crazy talented, but when you line up the talent side by side, it has to be Adam. I think both will have wonderful careers – in very different directions. BTW, that song they ended with - what a piece of trash. While it was fun watching the judges tiptoe around being critical of it - it was absolutely horrible. For future Idol competitions, let's forget this little idea - because the songs really REALLY do suck.

    May 20, 2009 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  161. Tom

    Adam is the American Idol!!! He is amazing and should win this, he deserves it!!! I would buy his music. Kris was terrible last night and is the most boring performer. All of you who say you would buy his music, I do not believe you...everything Kris does sounds the same....you all would be bored and would not buy his music. Adam has an amazing 3 octave voice and will be around forever. He has so much more to show us!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  162. MIKE

    Anyone who knows ANYTHING about music clearly sees that Kris Allen is the talent in this competition. Adam is a GIMMICK. The only reason anyone voted for him is because you only got to see him sing 1 minute clips of songs where he could screech out his one famous high note and make all the little girls tremble. Imagine how painful it would be to ACTUALLY hear him sing an entire album? His first performance last night was just laughable – I mean c'mon...seriously? In a few months, America will get tired of Adam Lambert just like they did with the other gimmicky idols (Taylor Hicks, anyone?) and then we'll see who can really sell more albums.

    May 20, 2009 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  163. Herakles

    God's honestly, I don't know why I even write in on this stuff, but after last night's finale, I have to say that I am completely disappointed in American Idol, Kara, and Simon.
    first off, Kris Allen had this in the bag until the last song, then American Idol did not transcribe Kara pathetic song and octave lower for Kris's range... poor judgement, poor planning, and poor sprtsmanship on A.I.'s part.
    Second, Kara, after listening to the song that you had a hand in writing, you should be fired and never asked back to judge... that song was awful and your obvious slanted judgement for Adam... please.
    Third, Simon, how and why you put up with this on a show that you clearly dominate is beyond my comprehension.
    If Kriss Allen loses this tonight, i will never watch A.I again... he was set up by kara and the musicakl staff on A.I.; he was set up too lose. What a disgrace!

    May 20, 2009 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  164. Pat

    Chris...boring, unforgettable, can sing a little. Adam....theatrical, musical, fantastical, unforgettable. Love him or hate him Adam gives you a gut reaction. Chris, blah.

    May 20, 2009 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  165. ber

    kRIS IS BORING,BLAND MEDIOCRE AND PREDICTABLE
    ADAM HAS MADE "IDOL"INTERESTING AND THE GUY CAN SING
    EYELINER OR NOT(ARE YOU JEALOUS,RYAN???)HE DESERVES TO WIN IF IN FACT THIS IS A SINGING COMPETITION.

    May 20, 2009 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  166. Sharon

    I still prefer Chris. Don't get me wrong Adam did great last night, but when you think of the songs chosen by Simon and Cara, both were geared to make Adam shine. Chris's second song was a boring song that you could never switch it up to be really good. And Cara even said she knew that the key was too low for Chris on her song.....if she knew it was going to be a problem why not give them a 2nd option for a song. Even Adam struggled in the beginning with this abhorrent song!!!!!!!!! Both are tallented and regardless of the winner they will go a long way!!!!!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  167. Mary Stewart

    Why did the judges not go ahead a "pin" the crown on Adam last night – it would have saved everyone a lot of time and money – if by some far off chance they do let Kris win then we may be in for another one of Simon's surprises – 2 FIRST PLACE WINNERS!!!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  168. Wendy

    ADAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is the one!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He gets my vote!

    May 20, 2009 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  169. dawn c

    Ok, let's get real for one moment. Is it possible for people to vote honestly!? On singing ability and artistry? This is a singing competition not who plays an instrument or who is a good christian or who looks like what YOU think an American Idol should look like competition! People listen up – vote for who sounds the best, who has never been off-key since day one, who has had consistently perfect performances, who has a great range with great power and who can change a tune everytime and make it his own. Finally who surprises you the most and pulls it off staying true to himself. ADAM. Not boring, not pitchy,not really good once in awhile
    with some talent Kris. Sorry I even really like SOME of Kris's songs alot but overall, come on guys get real!

    May 20, 2009 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  170. KATHY

    SHOW WAS NOT ENTERTAINING
    SONGS WERE BORING
    CLOTHES WERE BORING

    May 20, 2009 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  171. novelpigeon

    Adam is the clear winner. He's amazing.

    If America chooses Kris, it will be almost as lame a choice as giving Bush a second term in office.

    Not matter, I'll be buying Adam's albums, regardless!

    May 20, 2009 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  172. amazedinky

    Kris did very well on his first two songs, but Adam blew him out of the water on his last two songs! Adam has consistently been the most innovative performer throughout the contest. If America votes for true talent – it'll be Adam all the way. I voted last night but never received a confirmation that my text went through. That has me concerned that the votes are not going to be accurate. No matter who wins, they've both done a great job and Kris has come a long way in the final stretch. It might be doing Adam a favor not to be tied down to the Idol title! That guy is a winner that is not going to fade away like Kris. Congrats to both for a job well done. It's been the most exciting Idol season ever!

    May 20, 2009 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  173. marco_ccs

    According to dial idol, Kris is slighty ahead, is it to late to vote??? VOTE FOR ADAM!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  174. David

    t is an idiot.... Kris is going to make it and I think he will win. Last week these two were only seperated by less than 1 million votes. Now we have all the people who voted for Danny G now voting for one of the finalists. I believe danny's fans are more likey to vote for Kris than Adam.... Kris will win!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  175. Kay

    I voted for Kris 10 times but i voted for Adam 100 times so do the math

    May 20, 2009 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  176. Sara

    This season would be far too predictable is Adam wins. I'm all about the underdog here who would make some great Jason Marz-y records.

    May 20, 2009 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  177. Kat

    Albeit that both are very talented in their own unique ways, and I forsee both of them having successful future careers of some sort. It all depends on what you are looking for. Call me a little old fashioned, but I like songs that will stick with me and sometimes get stuck in my head. I don't think any of Adam's did that for me, but a couple Kris's did – SO – I will have to give my votes and kudos to KRIS!

    May 20, 2009 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  178. Shannon

    I voted for Kris as many times as I could in 45 minutes! BOOOOO on freak-boy Adam.

    May 20, 2009 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  179. t

    My vote is for Adam, some of the songs he sing he did scream
    but looking at the big picture Adam can sing and well deserve.
    Kris has no emotion, it is not coming from the heart. He is cute
    but not a better singer than Adam. If Adam does not win he will make it anyway. Kris on the other hand will be a fly by night singer. Another
    Taylor Hicks because he thinks that his look will get him somewhere
    will it did on AL but it is a dog dog world and they will eat him for lunch.

    May 20, 2009 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  180. no no doubt

    Tough competition.
    Not letting them choose their own songs sucked.

    Vocally, as Simon said, Adam's the winner.

    But there are a billion 13-yr old girls with a crush on Kris, and a billion conservatives who would never vote for a person of questionable sexuality, so Kris might easily win the popularity contest.

    Too bad this can't simply be a straight up vocal competition.
    Then again.. it would've been over long ago if it was.
    We all knew from day one that Adam's the best "singer."
    But that's not how audiences vote.
    So who knows?

    May 20, 2009 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  181. Patricia MacAuley

    For the record, not everyone (including me) feels that Adam Lambert is the hands down next American Idol. I'm very impressed with his talent and know there is a place for him in the rock n' roll industry, but to me he is not an American Idol. When definnig the word idol, there were several definitions, but I'll choose "a perfect embodiment of a concept " and to me that would encompass artists like Neil Diamond, Gladys Knight, Billy Joel, Cher, Celine Dion, Barbara Striesand, Marvin Gaye, etc...people who when they entertain, reach all walks of life (young and old, black or white, male or female). I like Adam and think he has a tremendous rock voice with high range, especially when he's screaming and has his tongue out, but I couldn't listen to a whole album or sit through a concert of it. Kris Allen has demonstrated a knack for making songs his own regardless of the genre. You know Adam received so much praise for his rendition of "Ring of Fire" but it was a copy of Jeff Buckley's version. Now compare Kris Allen's version of "Ain't no sunshine when she's gone" and to Bill Wither's version and you'll see the true artistry of Kris Allen. To me he is more original than Adam, so we'll just have to see how America votes.

    May 20, 2009 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  182. mg

    Well, Adam is the obvious winner so, I guess it is better to vote for Kris. VOTE VOTE VOTE!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  183. Patty

    Adam has been captivating from the beginning and the one to beat all along. He is phenomenal and has made this season very entertaining. He will be the new American Idol!

    May 20, 2009 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  184. Mari Allen

    This is the best season this year....I would say they both are pro-singer, but offcourse, there is only one winner and to mention would be either Adam or Kris. Both of them are my favorites but Adam most likely to claim the winner.

    ~Maria~

    May 20, 2009 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  185. YB

    Adam Lambert can sing, no doubt!

    But so do Kris, he is more suited to be the next 'America Idol'. overall. Kris is more rounded than Adam. Other than Kris' amazing voice, he's got more things to offer, like know how to play the piano and guitar. As an idol to my kids, I prefer Kris. So I am voting for him.

    May 20, 2009 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  186. Andrea

    Who will probably win: Kris, because he's the "boy next door," "dark horse," etc. .... "Idol" needed Adam to pull in the ratings all season, but now that it's the last show, they can finally get their big shocking finale with a win by Kris.

    Who deserves to win: Adam, because he's unique, original, and wickedly (no pun intended) talented. He's got star quality and a tremendous vocal range. No, he's not perfect; he reaches a little too hard sometimes, but he's by far the more talented of the two finalists.

    Of course I'd be thrilled to see Adam win, but I'm bracing myself for the John Mayer copycat to take home the prize. Regardless, I think Adam has more staying power and will have a more successful career.

    May 20, 2009 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  187. Lee

    It took the full 4 hours but finally voted 20 times for Kris. I concede that Adam out performed Kris on 2 songs, but his screeching (like fingernails on a chaulk board) drove a nail in his performace for me. Will be rooting for Kris tonight.

    May 20, 2009 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  188. Boomer

    I see Adam in a similar mold as Michael Jackson. A bit shy and reclusive but amazingly talented. He has the potential, as Simon commented, on global appeal. I think all of the judges realized that the last song was out of Kris' range and – therefore – should not count againt him. There really is no loser at this point. Kris will have a contract, and I'll probably buy his record. Danny, too. No chance I'll buy an Adam record.

    May 20, 2009 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  189. MichelleG

    Australia loves Adam Lambert! C'mon America, vote for the man, he's an entertainer!

    May 20, 2009 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  190. idolcritic

    It's a no-brainer – Adam has by far the best talent and should be the winner. However, America tends to be conservative and likes the underdog so tonight could be an upset. I hope not – Adam deserves the win. He has lifted AI to new heights and engaged viewers all across the world. That's something Kris can only dream about. Kris is a nice guy and he can sing but so could Danny, Matt, and many of the other contestants. I wouldn't put my money on any of them becoming big stars except perhaps Allison who still has room to grow.
    No matter what, watch Adam's career soar. He is one of the most talented singers to have ever graced the AI stage. Good luck, Adam!!

    May 20, 2009 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  191. Joyce

    I tried to vote for Kris 4 times and got a PORN line!! FOX should postpone the Finale until it actually allows us to vote for the contestants...or is their way of getting the "chosen one" a win???

    May 20, 2009 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  192. Sue

    Hands down Adam. Chris will be forgotten in a year. Still lacks self confidence and shrugs his shoulders and lowers his head when praised. Not star quality.

    May 20, 2009 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  193. Kris Allen Fan

    I'm sorry...all these months later and I'm still scratching my head asking "What is so "brilliant" about Adam Lambert?" I ALMOST give him a second glance when he started "Change..." but then he started shrieking and I thought, "No way."

    Adam is a great entertainer and belongs on stage most definitely...in some sort of musical, but not on my pop/rock radio station.

    Kris Allen is humble, polite, well put together and the boy can sing and interpret like there is no tomorrow. Last night was proof that he can steal the show by being understated and calm rather than going for the obvious and cliched antics of belting and shrieking through every song.

    Go Kris! Best of luck!

    Adam...it's been...well, it's been.

    May 20, 2009 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  194. MikeGA

    Kris has been my boy for weeks now.....nothing changed that last nite. Kris got all my votes. Hope he pulls the upset and wins it all!

    May 20, 2009 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  195. ernie

    i dont know what is up, but we (the family) have tried to vote all night and this morning. we all voted for chris. but none of our emails went thru. we tried numerious times. but they all came back. but we just tried 1 for adam and it went thru. well that means that chris is getting so many votes that it is kicking some out, or that his lines are out of order and makin adam the winner. just like the judges have done all year long. maybe idol does pick who it wants to win...hummmmm

    May 20, 2009 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  196. kimchi

    I think, this is going to be first year a gay American Idol will win. I think, America is ready to accept this. In the previous seasons, they (you know who they are) placed second,even if they were better .

    May 20, 2009 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  197. Maddi

    Adam is a star! He has the voice, the creativity, and the confidence it takes for success.

    May 20, 2009 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  198. kissmetwice

    Adam Lambert ...... there is something about you is it the hair, the eyeliner, the winning smile i dunno but you are HOT. Congratulations for making this year worth watching. love ya

    May 20, 2009 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  199. Scout

    From 9 to 11 I could vote without the busy signal, but from 11 on I got through once in every 15 attempts trying to vote for Adam. He is the real McCoy and will be an international star. Kris looked to me, like he just wanted it all to be over with so he could get back to normal. Both contestants looked beat and Kara's song was awful. I will buy it from I Tunes, but only Adam's version, and only because I have every song he's ever done, both the Video 2 minute versions and the studio 4 minute versions. Major differences in the two. If you want no shreek but Adam working a song the way he should taking time to develop it, listen to the studio veresions of Cryin, One, and Mad World.

    May 20, 2009 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  200. Nancy

    Kris had a great 1st song but he didn't even come close to Adam in his first 2 songs. However, Kara needs to forget about song writing. That was horrible for both Idols. Go back to letting the fans submit a song. Adam is my choice hands down – and I am NOT a rocker. I am definitely over 60 years old but even I love Adam. He is unbelievably talented and versatile and is going to be a superstar, no doubt!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  201. Cherryontop

    Adam ... You give every woman out there an ADAM-GASM ! Wow you are HOT !

    May 20, 2009 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  202. YummyMommyTO

    Adam its all YOU Baby ! I agree Ryan should come out saying " THIS IS AMERICAN–ADAM ".

    May 20, 2009 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  203. Tawni Ridgley

    I am betting on Kris Allen to be the next American Idol. He not only sings with his heart, but he also plays the piano and guitar and he can sing.
    If you ask me, he is one of the few who have really taken any risk and made each song he has performed his own.
    Adam is very talented as well. I just feel that Kris is the true "American Idol" is all ways!!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  204. Liss

    Adam got my vote last night...that Sam Cook song was AWESOME!
    I cannot wait to see who wins tonight.

    May 20, 2009 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  205. cuehic

    okay for all of you with the comments that Adam is no good. Give your head a shake. This guy wins hands down. The lights and the camera have been different on him all season why ? because the guy is a STAR. He stood out. Makes your mouth water. this guy is not only hot he is HOT. Adam you give every woman out there an Adam-gasm. He can put on my eyeliner anytime. This season should be titled: AMERICAN-ADAM

    May 20, 2009 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  206. AN

    I loved Mad World but wish Adam sang something new. Maybe he was reaching out to "Twilight" fan teen girls? The last song they both sang was HORRIBLE!! Not their faults, it was the song. It was actually uncomfortable to listen to. Adam is definitely more talented but strange things happen and I have a weird feeling Kris might win.

    May 20, 2009 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  207. Barbara

    If Kris wins, it will only be because all the teeny-boppers voted 100 times each for him because they think hes' cute. There is something just missing from this guy. Funny thing this morning on Fox 5 New York visited a high school in NJ and a boy sang and played his guitar.....he would have blew Kris away. Adam is clearly more talented and doesn't even need to win the title tonight....even the judges realize that. Adam is going to be around a long time. The music industry needs him now....there's no one else like him!!

    May 20, 2009 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  208. Towanda

    Kris or maybe Adam. I think Adam will become a supernova rock star and I would go see him in concert – but only once – his music style is not what I like to listen to over and over and I can't see buying a CD by him. I think Kris will sell more music eventually- I would buy his CD's. He's "calming" and there's too much turmoil around right now. So – either deserves to win for their individuality – and whoever wins I won't be disappointed. But – I voted for Kris.

    May 20, 2009 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  209. Lisa

    I don't know why people cannot notice, but Kris cannot reach those higher notes (he struggles very hard to get there). Adam absolutely has a range comparable to Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey. That's what makes a superstar. Not to say Kris won't be seen perhaps at a show or two, but his voice just can't sustain him long-term and with multiple genre's of music.

    May 20, 2009 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  210. rpm20

    adam rocks, he is the winner in my eyes.

    May 20, 2009 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  211. Dave

    Finally got through and voted 1,000 times for Adam! He is contestant number two, right???

    May 20, 2009 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  212. eddy

    adam should just come out and admit he is gay, all the screaming is very annoying and really this guy diesnt sing well at all, can scream with the best of them, but very limited as to genres he could possibly scream for.

    May 20, 2009 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
  213. Billiam

    Well both guys have great talent, unlike a couple years ago when we were down to Blake and Jordin. So I am thankful for that.

    Looking at last night as any other night, I am disappointed in the judges. They just gave vague answers and said both were great at the end. Blah blah blah. I want Randy, Kara, Paula and Simon to say something critical. I suppose at this point they have nothing to take back with them and improve on next week so fair is fair.

    Adam – was flat on a few notes in Mad World, but came back in Round 2 .

    Kris – blew everyone away Round 1, did ok Round 2, but clearly out sang Adam in Round 3.

    Based on last night? Kris with the slight edge. Admittedly I lean to Kris' style of music, so I would be pleased with Adam winning. Why you ask how that makes sense? The winner has strong contractual agreements and Adam needs that platform to sell his albums. Kris could do just fine selling an acoustic album on his own.

    May 20, 2009 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  214. cycoblitz

    What a competition! Dialidol.com has it too close to call. So, it's anybody's win. If Kris doesn't win I fear he will fade away. If he does win, Adam already has his future scripted. So, for me it's already over. It's a done deal.

    Thank you Adam for giving us your surprises and joy! What an amazing voice you have. We'll be hearing you for a long time.

    May 20, 2009 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |
  215. Denise

    Adam blew Kris out of the water. I like Kris, but not enough to go buy an album. He's like watching paint dry. Kara's song was beyond AWFUL, for both singers, very difficult, but Adam did better out of the 2. And could anyone beat a Change is coming? GO ADAM!

    May 20, 2009 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |
  216. Maryam

    Adam Lambert is the next American Idol.

    May 20, 2009 at 7:36 am | Report abuse |
  217. jaye

    What was that horrible last song that Adam and Kris performed – did Kara (or whatever her name is...the new judge) write that horrible piece of music? It was a fiasco. And I'm glad Simon said he wasn't going to judge them on that song. LOL

    May 20, 2009 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
  218. jaye

    Adam Lambert is a star, and whether he wins American Idol or not he'll be a HUGE success.
    Kris is a nice guy and sings well, but, Adam is a musical genius and should win this competition hands down.
    I would go to an Adam concert and buy Adam's album, but I can't say the same about Kris.
    I'm just glad Danny Gokey is gone. 🙂
    Best of luck to both Adam and Kris.

    May 20, 2009 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
  219. Bob

    Fitzwilly56, what do you mean "by some fluke (remember Ruben vs Clay)"? Ruben was pimped to the high heavens by the judges and they made darn sure he won even though America voted for Clay. Fluke? No way.

    May 20, 2009 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
  220. Pam

    Voting Kris all the way....Had my land line and my cell phone going all night......

    May 20, 2009 at 7:12 am | Report abuse |
  221. Diane Reinhart

    Adam deserves to be the next American Idol. He is so versatile and can sing so many different songs. You never know what to expect. Where Kris is monotone, sounds the same with every song he sings and is not exciting. With Kris you know what to expect. I had to switch the channel last night when Kris sang so I could stay awake long enough to finish watching the show. Good luck Adam....I hope America gets it right and votes you the next American Idol.

    May 20, 2009 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
  222. Topper

    Oh yeah, and I agree with TJ earlier in the messages. The show was definitely biased toward Adam, so much that it probably hurt him in the long run. Have anyone else noticed that Randy would cut off the audience applause on Kris and then let the applause go on for Adam? It was so obvious. I bet if you put a timer on it, it woud be a difference of about 10-15 seconds. And it 's not that there was more applause for Adam than Kris, Randy would literally start talking during Kris' crowd response to stop it.

    May 20, 2009 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
  223. birdwatcher

    I cannot LOOK at Adam. He creeps me out. Yuck. I think Kris is more talented, but I have a sick feeling that the woo-hoo generation will vote in Adam. Ugh.

    May 20, 2009 at 6:59 am | Report abuse |
  224. Topper

    My vote for Kris. He's clearly the better artist. Adam has the best theatrics for sure but that won't sell CD's. I predict Kris will be a steady artist on Billboard's top 100 for years to come. Adam will drift off with some put together 80's type rock band playing in college auditoriums. The judges make me sick how they swoon over him. Kris appeals across all age and gender barriers. Adam does not. Besides, Adam has had shots at stardom before and look where it got him...something must not work for him otherwise he'd be successful already. The proof is in the pudding. Kris is up and coming and Adam is already a has-been.

    BTW, DialIdol.com predicts Kris as the winner and they've been right every season thus far.

    May 20, 2009 at 6:50 am | Report abuse |
  225. Kay

    Adam was better but the win will probably go to Kris. Adam may be more deserving and talented, but as we all know, talent and being deserving has nothing to do with who wins. It's all in how many votes their fanbases can cram in. Kris has the teen girl fanbase and that's huge.

    May 20, 2009 at 6:36 am | Report abuse |
  226. Mike H

    I agree that we can't count Kris out. Someone by the name of Chris Daughtry lost out to Katherine McPhee, was it, during the competition.... One is a five time platinum selling artist and the other is known more for short skirts and high heels.

    Taylor Hicks?

    Can't tell what the voters are going to do. Still, Lambert will be a staple on MTV and radio for a long time.

    May 20, 2009 at 6:06 am | Report abuse |
  227. family idol

    Our whole family watches and votes together and the clear vote getter from the beging to the end was Adam from ages 5 to 80 every one agreed that kids got spme talent and lungs as my 80 yearold grandma put it i havent seen the swager like that since elvis. and my 10 year old and i love to listen to his downloads fro i tunes to gether. He brings out my inner goth

    May 20, 2009 at 5:34 am | Report abuse |
  228. BuckeyeMark

    I really enjoyed reading the posts abroad as I did not get to see the performances live.

    What I appreciate the most about these posts is most people recognize – these guys are BOTH talented. Very uniquely different and each to a specific taste.

    I probably would choose Adam because I like more theatric intense music but on a chilled Sunday afternoon I would likely spin some Kris.

    May 20, 2009 at 5:12 am | Report abuse |
  229. Richard Wolfe

    Kris was completely lost on the final song. He was pathetic the whole way through. He looked like a lost child when he was finished. The judges were too kind to say how bad he was at the final song. And he is so boring. He has nothing to say. As far as Adam shrieking at least he CAN sing the high notes and on pitch too unlike Kris who was flat often this evening. As far as Adam being theatrical. Guess, where he performed, that's right, in a THEATRE!!! Adam can put on a show. Kris can put you to sleep. Adam can entertain you, Kris cannot. I voted for Adam 4 times and have never voted for any Idol. Adam has never been boring and all of his performances were good. You cannot say that about Kris – his last song was the worst ever.

    May 20, 2009 at 4:55 am | Report abuse |
  230. Elizabeth

    For the first time in my experience with AI, I am stumped. Adam and Kris are both on the top of their own games...so different, and really not comparable, like apples and oranges. I like them both very much, Kris has grown on me...and Adam won me over with Mad World. I have replayed that song a thousand times, but I also bought Heartless. If I had to really vote or die, then I'd go with Adam.

    Good luck to both.

    May 20, 2009 at 4:30 am | Report abuse |
  231. Roy

    I would have to say Adam for sure. Unfortunatley can't vote here in Canada. Some of Adams songs I question wether I like them but over all he is unique. There is no Whow! factor to Chris, there is
    plenty singers like him doing the same thing.

    May 20, 2009 at 4:26 am | Report abuse |
  232. Jen

    Kris!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 3:12 am | Report abuse |
  233. Rowin

    Adam should win!

    May 20, 2009 at 3:07 am | Report abuse |
  234. Judy Matheson

    Adam is the most versatile performer with hot talent. I think he needs coaching before making a record so that he leaves the screamy sections out of his interpretations- then he would be an icon.

    May 20, 2009 at 3:06 am | Report abuse |
  235. Bedtime Prayer

    Dear Idol Gods,

    Please help America embrace uniqueness, originality, and individuality by giving Adam 1 million more votes than Kris. Just one million, please, I don't want to make Kris feel bad. It should be close.

    I know, there are a lot of, I mean TOO MANY, little prepubescent girls voting for Kris. He sure is cute, though. But, you've blessed me with the same trait, which for that I thank you very much, and I humbly sit here just praying that America allows 10-20% of the population to finally have a wonderful icon to look up to.

    Thank you very much.

    Oh and please, please, please, I would love a pony. I'll call him Adam.

    May 20, 2009 at 3:00 am | Report abuse |
  236. amimnguyen

    Kris should win. The winner song is favorable to Adam. But we don't need a big mounth and gay man for American idol. We need a true musican who can sing, play instrument and compose. It s' Kris.

    May 20, 2009 at 2:58 am | Report abuse |
  237. J

    The criticism of Adam having been a professional is rather ridiculous, don't you think? How many Idol performers have already been professional? Example: Remember David Cook? He had a record contract, and lost it, and Idol was his way back. So, as they say in the South, "that dog don't hunt."

    And where is the criticism of Kris throughout this competition? If Adam screeches (and if he does, then so did Robert Plant, and that's laughable), Kris goes flat in half of his performances. And that guy can't dance! Where were the judges critiquing his dancing like they did Danny, who at least attempted to. No, Kris hid behind a piano, a guitar (which I must say, he really does play well, and seemed more confident on stage when playing it), and a mic stand.

    Adam was consistent this entire season. He can perform, but, more importantly, he can sing, with a far greater range, and the ability of raising and lowering his range without going flat, than any other competitor. And, he consistently gave credit to the band that played behind him, which few others did. (How's that for small town values? He thanked each judge, no matter what they said, with the same manners that my own parents raised me with.) I was a Danny fan...but Adam is this year's American Idol, whether he wins this vote or not.

    May 20, 2009 at 2:53 am | Report abuse |
  238. Ayumi

    I voted for Adam. He was great all season and he was especially amazing tonight. I love kris but if kris wins tomorrow, American Idol is going to lose all credibility.

    May 20, 2009 at 2:51 am | Report abuse |
  239. Gee Dub

    Kris loved hiding behind his guitar and piano all season....he should've been gone long ago.....He's like Obama with his teleprompter...take it away, and he chokes! Adam Lambert is the true American Idol!

    May 20, 2009 at 2:50 am | Report abuse |
  240. Peachy Keen

    Kris is a nice balladeer, but I'm sorry, Adam blew him out of the water tonight, as he has all season. There isn't any song Adam cannot take to another level. I think a fairer fight in this final would have been Adam and Allison.

    Congrats Adam, our new Idol, and well deserved. You are a STAR!

    May 20, 2009 at 2:50 am | Report abuse |
  241. jls

    VOTE FOR KRIS ALLEN

    May 20, 2009 at 2:50 am | Report abuse |
  242. Scott

    Adam is way over the top like a strawberry shake made with twice the sugar as normal. Way too sweet for the majority!! Too much drama.. too much broadway. They obviously both have talent. Kris had 1 million more votes than Adam last week and I dont see Danny's fans going for Adam. Kris will win by a mile.

    May 20, 2009 at 2:49 am | Report abuse |
  243. Gee Dub

    Adam has already WON. Kris will go up in smoke similar to that grey haired winner of a couple years ago.....definitely forgetable. I am proud of calling Adam Lambert the winner from day on e after his audition in SF......boy do I know talent! I would pay to see him perform. Kris, no. I do believe Kris willl carry the Christian vote and in turn carry the crown.....oh well, you may not hear from him again!

    May 20, 2009 at 2:48 am | Report abuse |
  244. Charles

    Just so Kara doesn't return next year! Whoever wins, if Kara goes, I'm happy! She totally sabotaged Kris.

    May 20, 2009 at 2:47 am | Report abuse |
  245. Sam Grider

    I will vote for Kris only because I know Adam have more success whether he wins or not.

    May 20, 2009 at 2:46 am | Report abuse |
  246. Charles

    KRIS!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 2:45 am | Report abuse |
  247. Tim

    It's easy to crown Adam the winner, but remember, all the votes for Danny will now go to Kris.....this years American Idol!!! he is the most marketable and has the mainstream thing working. Adam is very good but looks like he's waiting for the call from the producers of the new Rocky Horror.......

    May 20, 2009 at 2:45 am | Report abuse |
  248. Nancy

    I love Kris and I will buy his CD when it comes out!!!! I voted for KRIS....

    May 20, 2009 at 2:44 am | Report abuse |
  249. Denise

    I gotta say I really like them both. And it's stupid to compare because you can't....they're completely different. And not just apple and oranges different. More like roses and tigers, or peacocks and egg salad sandwiches.

    Anyway, I voted for Adam numerous times. I didn't like him initially, I thought he was pretentious and only knew how to scream like Axel Rose. But I loved his version of Mad World, that was the highlight of the whole season for me. And I've come to like him as a human being, he seems to be a nice guy, who I bet would be really, really, really fun to hang out with. He is uber talented and destined for great things whether he wins the stupid show or not.

    That's not why I voted for him a bunch of times (for me, which was between 10-20). I was simply trying to make up for all the haters of gays out there who I knew would be voting for Kris so Adam wouldn't win. I hope it works. This is so futile, CNN NEVER posts my comments.

    May 20, 2009 at 2:43 am | Report abuse |
  250. christo

    I am voting for Kris, it's the type of music I like to listen too, its relaxing . Adam screams songs

    May 20, 2009 at 2:42 am | Report abuse |
  251. Chris in VA

    this is not news. please move it to the entertainment section, and not the headlines. you are all perpetuating the "dumbing down of America". you should all be ashamed. CNN, wouldn't you rather have people viewing your programming during that timeslot? then why promote another network's show? someone in marketing is a little unclear on the concept...........................

    May 20, 2009 at 2:41 am | Report abuse |
  252. Dan

    I wanted to vote for Adam but I honestly could not get through at all for the 4 hours of voting. So I couldn't vote!

    It's very curious though, because I was reading some other comments about exactly what happened to me.

    May 20, 2009 at 2:41 am | Report abuse |
  253. Clent_in_AZ

    It's simple math. Kris wins, hands down.
    The problem is that Adam has to win over more than 50% of Gokie voters in order to close a million vote gap (or keep that gap). With 90+ million votes coming tonight, it'll never happen. The majority of Gokie votes are going to Kris, while both the guys will keep their existing fan-base.
    Either way, nice finish for both of them. Can't wait to buy Adam's 'Meatloaf' and 'Guns and Roses' cover albums. Kris has actual recording-artist talent – I'd buy his Jamie Foxx collaboration, or whatever he comes up with.

    May 20, 2009 at 2:34 am | Report abuse |
  254. Sea Siren

    They were both great! Adam is my favorite hands down and I hope he is the winner but I also think Kris is awesome. Honestly I hope to hear more from both Adam and Kris after the season is over. I also want to hear more from Allison, Danny and Scott.

    May 20, 2009 at 2:26 am | Report abuse |
  255. luis soto

    all of you are idiots. Find something to do.. raise children better.

    May 20, 2009 at 2:19 am | Report abuse |
  256. A.G.

    I tried to vote for Adam but the phone stayed busy. But I would even be happy if Adam lose because he's guaranteed a deal. And it may be for the better because he would have more control over his image instead of American Idol trying to create one for him like they did Kelly Clarkson.

    May 20, 2009 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
  257. luis soto

    kris is no challenge. It's stupid to see him try to win..

    May 20, 2009 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
  258. Dr RatstaR

    You say yo' momma didn't raise no fool?

    You mean yo' daddy had to do all the work?

    May 20, 2009 at 2:16 am | Report abuse |
  259. Erik

    The only reason Kris has made it thru to the finals is because of googley eyed hormonal teenage girls drooling over his physical features. They must be so captivated by his looks that they drown out his sharp pubescence voice. It seems like American Idol is judged more on appearance than voice these days. Come on really? If they were voting for his voice he would not have made it this far. Adam has the voice and the unique quality about him that makes him stand out from all the rest unlike Kris who blends right into the background and will be forgotten many years down the road. Pretty sad tonight when Kris forgot the lyrics on the final show. I guess the pressure is too much for that pretty face. Enjoy the American Idol title Adam!! You deserve it buddy!

    May 20, 2009 at 2:14 am | Report abuse |
  260. Cyndi

    Adam is great. Yes, he is an imitation of Sam Harris, but the guy has soul and pipes and he's great. Even though he clearly has studied everything Sam Harris ever has done, he is making things his own. I think he's a big star and I hope he wins. Kris is pleasant, but doesn't create any real anything. He is sweet and genuine and would be great in a boy band. Adam is a star.

    May 20, 2009 at 2:10 am | Report abuse |
  261. deborah

    I agree with Bridgette. It looked like they were both worn out. It seemed all they could do to get through the last song. I thought the last song was horrible material to work with...strained the vocal chords and not pleasant for the listener or the singer. What a disappointment for a last performance. I liked all their other songs. It's going to be tight since I think their fans will vote for them regardless of performance tonight. Loyal to the end!

    May 20, 2009 at 2:10 am | Report abuse |
  262. MD

    I think they both sounded good tonight.
    Since Danny was sent home last week, I wasn't that excited..I figured it'd be no doubt Adam all the way. Kris just never had that "OOMPH!" factor that Adam always has. But I must say that after tonight, I really wouldn't say I could guarantee anything!

    Personally, I'm on the fence.
    I'm sort of leaning towards Adam just because I think that's who was always intended to win the show–but at the same time, I can't say I'd be shocked if Kris came up from behind and won it all anyway.
    I do think Adam has more of a stage presense than Kris does..but I also think that Kris has really gained more confidence and is slowly showing a little somethin somethin!

    We'll definitely be watching tomorrow to see who wins..but either way I'll be alright with it. Either of them could pull it off, IMO.

    May 20, 2009 at 2:08 am | Report abuse |
  263. Christie

    ADAM ADAM ADAM!!! Voted 200 times for him last week. Only at 140 this week much harder to get through but I still got time. Back to voting!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 2:08 am | Report abuse |
  264. Ned Nadkarni

    I think Kris is a better singer,but Adam has the Star Appeal,he dresses like an idol and also speaks like an idol,also all the judges including Simon adore him,I suppose he will be a clear winner.Ned

    May 20, 2009 at 2:07 am | Report abuse |
  265. lizzy

    kris is ok...i like the voice...but adam is something american idol has not seen before! he brings something new to the table and has a range that is rare. thats why i found adam to be the best vote.

    May 20, 2009 at 2:06 am | Report abuse |
  266. Christians4Adam

    Kris = American Idol
    Adam = Worldwide Superstar

    May 20, 2009 at 2:05 am | Report abuse |
  267. jean

    Adam has star qualities and Kris does not!
    I and my family have never watched AI like this season, because of Adam,He should and will be next AI.

    May 20, 2009 at 2:02 am | Report abuse |
  268. Allison

    I reallllly hope Kris wins. Adam is a fantastic performer, but that's all he is..a performer. He would be amazing in Vegas or on Broadway. But he's no American Idol. Kris could be.

    May 20, 2009 at 1:56 am | Report abuse |
  269. betty

    I think it is going to be closer than its ever been on Idol. Hard to say which one will win. My bets are on Kris to be top seller from this season though!

    May 20, 2009 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
  270. lilC

    Screamer=Adam

    Seriously am I the only one thats ears want to bleed after listening to Adam. The only song that he didnt scream (mad world) was the only one I enjoyed. Not saying he cant sing, but was it necessary to see his tonsils on every song?

    May 20, 2009 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
  271. lilC

    Screamer=Adam

    Seriously am I the only one thats ears want to bleed after listening to Adam. The only song that he didnt sing (mad world) was the only one I enjoyed. Not saying he cant sing, but was it necessary to see his tonsils on every song?

    May 20, 2009 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
  272. Juan

    I don't understand why Adam is so popular...his screeching high notes pierce my ears to the point of bleeding. His style might have been more enjoyable back in the 80s with the likes of Twisted Sister but not in today's radio. I agree with what someone said earlier, I don't think I could stand to listen to Adam on the radio either, however, I could see myself purchasing a Kris CD. My vote, Kris.

    May 20, 2009 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
  273. deb haeson

    Kris- Boring no range!
    Adam screecchy

    Danny the best and would have blown that coronation song out of the sky!

    Very boring finale this year- Coronation song stunk

    May 20, 2009 at 1:42 am | Report abuse |
  274. J

    Kris is by far the better singer...but adam seems to be more polished at playing the crowd.

    I think adam sounds good in a slow song...but when he goes loud it's not soothing to listen to....I admit he's good but I've never understood why the judges drool all over him...he certainly is NOT the best contestant I've seen on the show. He'll be another Taylor Hicks.

    May 20, 2009 at 1:42 am | Report abuse |
  275. Kathy

    This is the final note for both of them! Kris can perform no doubt. But, I can hear him in Vegas, night club and maybe select songs for a CD. Now give me Adam all the way as an entertainer, artist and a star. He has his own style and that man can sing notes! I am 64 and looked forward to every week that Adam performed. Even old ladies know talent when they see it. To be an Idol you have to be all around and different to stand out. Kris did not do that for me. I believe his best is behind a piano on the first round. Kris was good but Adam was great!

    May 20, 2009 at 1:40 am | Report abuse |
  276. Kim

    Adam ftw! He's great!

    May 20, 2009 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
  277. Christina

    Wow did that last song SUCK. Won't line up to download that one.

    Adam wins all the way – he will be ICONIC someday, Kris will only be remembered as the guy who came in second to Adam – what was his name again??

    15 years from now we'll remember several Idol contestants, Kelly, Clay, Jennifer, Chris, Carrie and Adam.

    May 20, 2009 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
  278. norma

    I am all for Kris, so tired of the judges being for Adam.. and I agree with many here that Kara should go. and I am still sad that Allison didn't make it..

    May 20, 2009 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
  279. Tony in LA

    Um, did you watch the show? Kris is not even in the same league. Adam kicked his cute little butt.

    May 20, 2009 at 1:36 am | Report abuse |
  280. Neil

    Adam has taken AI right from day one. Win or lose, Adam will be filling stadiums while Kris will be singing in lounges.

    Well done Adam!!

    May 20, 2009 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |
  281. Tully

    Adam 100% all the way. That Sam Cook's song, the way he sang it was superb.

    May 20, 2009 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |
  282. JC

    Adam gets ALL my votes...and on the west coast here...he is still getting them! Go ADAM!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |
  283. Ernestine

    Adam reminds me of Sam Harris (First Star Search winner) and where is Sam now? That will be adam in a few years. I'm not a fan!

    May 20, 2009 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |
  284. Mylene

    Go Adam!!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 1:31 am | Report abuse |
  285. Meredith

    Your vote...if you vote for Chris because he is good in his genre...that is a good vote. If you vote against Adam because you have some preconceived agenda that is an evil vote.

    Blogging America almost universally acknowledges Adam's amazing talent...even though some may not like his vocal style...okay...that's valid.

    But if you are not absolutely entertained by Adam then I suggest you keep your heart and mind closed...because that is where you are safe.

    But it is not about Adam or Chris...it is about the basic fairness of Americans...in whom I trust!

    May 20, 2009 at 1:27 am | Report abuse |
  286. GiroGeezer

    What happens to their careers as artists after tomorrow? I feel that Adam stands a better chance to break out independently and develop a solid fan base. That is want recording companies want to sign and invest $$ to promote.

    May 20, 2009 at 1:27 am | Report abuse |
  287. GlambertGirl

    What a great season... until the finale. Kris proved that he can only sing in one octave tonight, and I am sure there is a chili cookoff for him to perform at in the near future.

    Voting DialIdol first time this year all 4 hours for my man Adam! ❤

    May 20, 2009 at 1:25 am | Report abuse |
  288. Yaron

    The entire season ADAM has been the BEST. Can America get beyond it's prejudice? We could do it for Obama so why not for Adam?

    VOTE for the best Singer/Performer – that is what American Idol is all about – Adam Lambert is it without a doubt the absolute best all season long. We have waited every week to see what he will do next and never disappointed.

    VOTE for Adam Lambert~!

    May 20, 2009 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
  289. Jane

    Adam and Kris have completely different styles and dontcha think that Danny's voters are more likely to bend to Kris? Results will be interesting!

    May 20, 2009 at 1:20 am | Report abuse |
  290. Caligirl

    Kris = American Idol
    Adam = World Class Superstar.

    May 20, 2009 at 1:20 am | Report abuse |
  291. honowoowoo

    Thorne: 100% agree with you! Great kids, class act!

    Being 50 years old, it's been Adam's performances that have been exciting and leaving me in anticipation for his next performance. It's been a very long time since an artist has touched the masses. (Good or bad; that young man touched a nerve and for me it's been good!) To top it all off; no matter the mania that the fans of this season have acted (good/ and unfortunately VERY bad); the kids remained grounded and supportive of each other.

    Adam will have my votes again tonight ... all 4 hours! Great season!

    May 20, 2009 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
  292. Barbara P.

    Kris has evolved into a good singer but Adam is a showstopper, a true artist and probably the best performer I've ever seen (and I'm 61 yrs old so I've seen a few)

    May 20, 2009 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
  293. Change Gonna Come

    Kris all the way.

    Adam ruined one of Sam Cooke's great songs. If you want to hear a good version of it, google Gavin DeGraw's version.

    May 20, 2009 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |
  294. t(RUTH)

    Adam, the one and only! All my votes that could go through within the one hour that I tried,went to Adam.
    Nothing agianst Kris but when it comes to the votes...all of mine yes, went to Adam. ADam can sing anything and tonight showed his soulful side. Eat your words those of you who said that he only know how to scream. How many people can sing and scream and not once lost his voice, pitch etc...?
    I knew even before the judges gave their critiques that the song 'Boundaries' was too high for Kris. Not his choice.
    Kara looked pleased with herself.

    May 20, 2009 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
  295. M.Millard

    This contest is about album sales. Adam is an amazing singer, actor and entertainer. He sings opera and has been involved in theater, since he was a boy. He's an amazing talent.

    Kris on the other hand is a talented singer song writer. He can't challenge Adams vocal chops, but he's appeal is unmistakable.
    He would fall in the same category as John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz or Ben Harper. This kind of music is hot right now and it will sell albums.

    I see Adam selling out theaters, not concert venues. His 80's Hair Band" vocals, have no place in today's music scene.

    May 20, 2009 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
  296. Chris

    After reading all the comments posted here, I again feel sad about how far we still need to mature as a giving, accepting, and forward looking society. Rationalizations like "what American Idol stands for...", "he's too Broadway, too theatrical," "a true musician plays instruments," and other such nonsense all betray narrow minds, fearful psyches, and sublimated bigotry. This guy Adam Lambert is the real deal, folks. He has sick, ridiculous vocal talent, the kind that would compel many of us to make a deal with the devil for even a tenth of what this kid showed weekly on this year's program. He's got the kind of talent that makes those of us who wish we did, weep with envy and joy.
    I don't want a cute kid with the pop artist kind of voice, I want to move on! Give us someone who can wow the world! Why can't the AI voters send someone out there who the rest of the world will look at and say "yeah, they got that one right." I fear once again, we will fail to do so, because too many of us can't celebrate and embrace the talent regardless of the vessel in which it resides and lives.
    Adam Lambert should be our American Idol, that we all know. Whether we're big enough to embrace that is another question altogether, and I hope this kid's future success shames you all.

    May 20, 2009 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |
  297. Joan

    Adam was far superior to Kris throughout the series....and also by a long shot tonight. The only reason Simon said that Kris took Round 1 is that he was trying to make a contest out of it. The reality is that although Kris is a good singer, there's nothing special about his voice. Adam is a star.

    It would be an insult to the other contestants if Kris won American Idol. In my opinion, Allison and Danny were both better than Kris. It's not so bad for the two of them to lose to Adam....but for them to lose to Kris....come on!!!!!!!

    Adam IS the next American Idol!

    May 20, 2009 at 1:05 am | Report abuse |
  298. CT

    I will buy Kris's CD no way would I buy Adams.

    May 20, 2009 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
  299. kris

    What the heck was that stupid last song???? I replayed it on my DVR and it was the worst thing ever, for both of them. Talk about ended the show with a thud instead of the usual bang....yuck.

    Maybe Danny could have saved the show tonight....I don't even care who wins tonight. Both have talent and both forgot to use it tonight.

    May 20, 2009 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
  300. Julie

    Kris is completely vanilla. I find him so uninteresting. Sure he's cute and he has a great voice, but its just "ho hum". Adam belongs on Broadway. For me, it was Danny Gokey.

    May 20, 2009 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |
  301. Northern Virginian

    I tried to get thru several times tonite to vote for Kris but the lines were all busy. 😦 The only good news may be that everybody's voting for Kris..

    May 20, 2009 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
  302. Laura

    Two Thumbs down for Kara's song. What a disappointing way to end the season. It sounded less-horrible to Kris's voice but still, I wouldn't want to hear either of them sing it again. I also thought the producer's-choice songs were unimpressive, underwhelming. I loved the first two songs of the show, though we had heard them already. So not a great finale for me. I will probably like Kris's album better than Adam's, but Adam got my final votes for being the over-all better performer through-out the show. I want to see him perform the American Anthem at the Superbowl.

    May 20, 2009 at 12:55 am | Report abuse |
  303. Katie

    I'm voting for Kris. I don't really mind Adam all that much, although not a big fan of the screeching, screaming and the tongue. But what turns me off of Adam is actually the way the judges act towards him. They have been extremely biased, and so have the producers of the show (ie allowing Katie Perry's cape). I think they have done Adam more harm than good by pushing Adam's talent down the throat of the American public each week. I know I'm not the only one out there that feels this way.

    May 20, 2009 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
  304. Sheri

    Adam Lambert all the way! Kris has a nice voice and I like him, but I don't think I'd ever go see him in concert because he would be a bit boring. Adam can entertain! I've downloaded about six of Adam's songs, one of Danny's, two of Allisons and one of Kris's. We're on the East Coast and have been dialing into Dial Idol on line for the last three and a half hours or so and have logged 418 votes for Adam and gotten 285 busy signals. Regardless if Adam wins or not, he has a fantastic career ahead of him and I can't wait to see him at the Idol Live Tour!

    May 20, 2009 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
  305. cmb

    I voted for ADAM LAMBERT!!He deserves to win. His vocal range is incredible, he never struggles- the notes are always perfect & effortless. He's hands down the best singer in the competition & that's what it's all about. He's been consistent from start to finish. Kris is a good singer, and he will do well- but he's not better than Adam. The one thing that irritates me about the Kris factor are all of the excuses that come along w/ him- "the song was wrong, the notes were too high, the judges favor Adam". If he were the better singer, he wouldn't need passes or excuses- that's lame, that's weak.

    May 20, 2009 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
  306. MnMsMommy

    I think Kris should win, although I do not think the song the AI creator picked for him was very good. He did good, put the song chosen for him was not. I would have to say the same about both of them for the song co-written by Kara. Just did not fit with either one. I sometimes like Adam, but to me it seems he is constantly screaming his songs and it honestly hurts my ears and I would not buy an album from him. Kris on the other hand seems all-american and sounds like he sings from the heart. I hope he wins.

    May 20, 2009 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
  307. Alexa

    I think Adam is the Anti-Christ. That would explain America's unfounded obsession with him.

    May 20, 2009 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
  308. Erin

    I've been voting for Adam since the lines opened. He is truly amazing. His vocal range is unreal and he has incredible stage presence. Adam's personality and attitude are also better than Crisis–oh wait, I mean, Kris. He is so humble and polite and grateful. Did Kris stop his limo and following cars to comfort a little girl who was crying because she wanted to meet him? No. Adam did. Not bashing Kris, but there's just nothing outstanding about him. And isn't it time for change in America? Adam is all about change and being different. Adam is THE American Idol! 😀

    May 20, 2009 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  309. Lawrence From Canada

    I watched the entire season up here in Canada. I can not believe anyone would vote for Chris. Are you Americans tone deaf? I can not vote being in Canada so could someone please slide a vote or two from me to Adam. This guy is the best talent that has ever been on the show!

    Adam Rocks!!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 12:46 am | Report abuse |
  310. Not a Fan

    DO NOT VOTE FOR ADAM YOU FOOLS! LET HIM GET A BETTER RECORD DEAL THAN AMERICAN IDOL!!!!!!!!!!!!! VOTE FOR KRIS! HE NEEDS THE HELP!

    May 20, 2009 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
  311. Louisiana Man

    Kris is the man.

    May 20, 2009 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
  312. Mikhastur

    ok, if you won't say it, I will... Adam ate Kris' lunch.

    Kris actually had an opportunity with Kara's song to make it more melodious and sweet. Had he done that, he would have stood a fighting chance. he didn't. You may not love Adam's edgy version of the winner's anthem, but it was head and shoulders above Kris' lukewarm rendition that didn't make anything of the melody and utterly lacked passion.

    May 20, 2009 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
  313. Chris

    Voted for Kris about 500 times since it ended. Two more hours to go. I expect to vote about 2000 times tonight for Kris. Adam = The Next Taylor Hicks.

    May 20, 2009 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
  314. Chris

    Adam is by far the most entertaining and vocally talented of anyone that was on that stage this year. While I agree that neither of them did an amazing job tonight (and agree that the final song was god awful as it usually is), Adam has been my favorite since the very beginning when he sang Bohemian Rhapsody. It's 12:40 am on the East Coast and I'm still voting for Adam. Definitely don't want to take it for granted.

    Bottom line is, even if Adam doesn't win he's still amazing and I'm as excited to have him release a CD as I was for Chris Daughtry!

    May 20, 2009 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
  315. Lare Mcafee

    Adam has a world wide voice. He showed his vocal diversity and can handle BIG songs and ranges! !

    May 20, 2009 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
  316. A. Dale Rose

    Adam is clearly the most talented but I'm voting for Kris because he shares the same faith as me.

    May 20, 2009 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
  317. Brad

    Kris ROCKS!

    Adam is so strange and I can't listen to him screaming anymore! As much as I would love a gay idol. Go Kris!

    May 20, 2009 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  318. KT

    Adam had me sold at the beginning of this competition. He was unique and had a fresh new style. Here's my problem...there are some songs that can't be screamed. His rendition of Tracks of My Tears and Mad World were great, because he didn't feel it necessary to wail through the whole song. I was SO mad when he sang One by U2 and basically yelled his way to the end. The fact is, it got old. He's a one trick pony to me at this point.
    When you look at Kris, though, you see an artist who has come into the spotlight and stolen people's hearts. He may not have the "unique" abilities that Adam seems to like to overuse, but he can sure as hell sing! He has a voice that is recordable and sellable and because of that, he deserves to win this competition hands down!

    May 20, 2009 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  319. Lola

    I know that Adam was the best singer and performer. He has been all along, but I feel Kris will get a lot of Gokey's voters tonight and Kris will probably win. I liked Kris very much, but Adam was by far the most talented of the two and he should, in all fairness, be the winner. Whatever the outcome is, Adam will be a s superstar in the near future. He is the one who will be remembered most this season. I hope he wins it because he deserves it.

    May 20, 2009 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
  320. Monica

    I have never heard "falliny slowly" till kris sang it immediately i fell in love with the song i listen to it daily
    vote for a child of God KRIS ALLEN GOD BLESS YOU

    May 20, 2009 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
  321. Steve

    Can we vote Kara off the show? That would be a better use my time and energy if I'm ever to watch the show again. Hopefully that, "original" of hers will seal her fate.

    May 20, 2009 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
  322. RODAN

    I really enjoy the first few episodes of Idol every season... but as the contest progresses every season.. I usually wind up not caring who finishes and then wind up skipping the final few episodes because as it boils down to which person gets the most votes and not who's the better qualified, talented artist I just usually wind up watching something else.

    As for this seasons finalists, if you can't guess how I feel now....I think Allison should be standing on that stage... I'll tune in next year, maybe.

    May 20, 2009 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
  323. Trina

    Considering Adam is "trained" ... he SHOULD BE good. While he can clearly sing, I'm cheering for Kris!

    May 20, 2009 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
  324. Jackie

    The American Idol is the whole package. I vote for KRIS! The black nail polish, constant screaming, and tongue-wrestling with another dude is not our idea of an American Idol.

    VOTE FOR KRIS! (okay, back to voting!)

    May 20, 2009 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
  325. TRMK

    Adam is the real deal here. He has tremendous talent both vocal-wise and artistic creativity. And Adam has always been very courteous to everyone on the show, so self-sufficient he is that it makes him to appear both humble and consummate, passionate at the same time, AND he never forgets to acknowledge the musicians/artists that played for him or supported him (which I always believe how a real artist should behave). He has it in his blood. Kris Allen doesn't even come close to Adam's feet. He simply lacks the artistic soul that Adam possesses. In the end, I could not help but had to wonder what do people really see when they watch or listen to somebody perform especially on stage..the artist or a so-called cute face. Regardless of the Idol result, Adam has nothing to lose for since he has been a star all along that will shine and last longer than many Kris Allens to comeby.

    May 20, 2009 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
  326. kenneth huens

    Lambert has the best voice, top to bottom, in that I mean he can hit high notes Kris cant dream about, and he can hit the low note. He has much more charisma than Kris. Kris seems to be in pain with some of the songs he,s singing. His singing out of the side of his mouth also isn,t a great attribute. It will be a close vote but Adam Lambert should win and I feel will win tomorrow night.

    May 20, 2009 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
  327. John Robinson

    Adam Lambert should win American Idol after a season of stellar performances, however, mainstream America will be voting and that is why Kris Allen will win. They will not let an ambiguously gay contestant win the show. With all of the controversy around gay marriage and gay rights in the last couple of years, we know that we are still not where we as a nation need to be on this topic. That is why Adam Lambert will not win. If he would win, it would change the face of American Idol and what it stands for and would, therefore lose viewership and ratings which for the creators is a loss of revenue. And, we all know, the world of television is all about shows that make money and put out the ratings. American Idol would cease to deliver on both parts if Adam Lambert won and the producers know this. My personal vote is that Adam Lambert IS the 2009 American Idol even if Kris Allen gets the votes, Lambert proved himself worthy and that is all that matters!!

    May 20, 2009 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
  328. Patti

    I have to agree with everyone who has stated that "AI SONG" SUCKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why in the world they EVER thought that was a good last song pick is beyond me... and according to the blogs – everyone else too! Kara and AI – you should be ashamed – not to mention be extremely embarrassed by how obvious you stacked the deck!! Kuddos to both of them! It's a win-win situation either way!

    May 20, 2009 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  329. ero

    adam adam adam!! go adam, been voting all night 🙂

    May 20, 2009 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  330. Caroline

    ps American Idol – re-think Kara, she was not a great addition to the show!

    May 20, 2009 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  331. Caroline

    Adam has flash, and he knows how to scream, but after a while that kind of wears thin for me. Kris has depth, and sincerity, he makes me feel what he is singing. I get goosebumps when I listen to his songs. Also, his are the songs I keep hearing in my head the next day. I hope he wins. Adam will surely have a career either way as a new kind of heavy metal rocker type.

    May 20, 2009 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
  332. Sarah L. Fayetteville, AR

    It's stupid for people to pick on either of these boys. They're both good even if you don't like them. People need to learn the difference between quality and taste–i.e. some people like chocolate, some vanilla, but one isn't necessarily better than the other.

    May 20, 2009 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
  333. Matt

    Kris is a very good singer, guitar player, and musician. It's just that he is not exciting. Adam is a better singer, but really knows to entertain. Kris is missing that. Adam will be around in 5 years. Kris will make one record and lots of money, but nothing more.

    May 20, 2009 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  334. Melanie

    American Idol is SO worth it because of the laughter that ensues when I read your blog. You are hilarious! With that said - I do agree with you. My mamma didn't raise no fool either. I think Kris is the very person to compete with Adam and I hope he takes it!! Let's see Adam cry and make his make-up run!

    May 20, 2009 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  335. Jamie in AZ

    Kris Allen all the way!!! Adam is so damn dramatic and over the top! He scream all of his songs! Never would buy his music! Go Kris go!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  336. Jaxon

    i am VOTING FOR KRIS! i believe he can produce songs people of all ages would listen to. Adam has himself cornered for glam rock at the casino. anyone who can sing and play like that (and two instruments at that) has my vote as well as the rest of my family's!

    VOTE KRIS!

    May 20, 2009 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  337. Linda

    Adam WILL NOT make it as a professional if he keeps SCREAMING his way through every song. It's going to get old real fast!!! It's also going to spell trouble for his vocal chords if he keeps it up. But, what the heck! Everyone thinks he's the best, so who am I to argue. Can't wait to say I TOLD YOU SO when his record sales hit the dumper and he loses his voice. . Que sera sera!

    May 20, 2009 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  338. ruserious

    The last song choice for both artist really sucked. I waited all season for the last song which sounded like 2 old ladies singing at the mardi gra.

    May 20, 2009 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  339. jackie

    it comes down to this for me and those i know - who's cd will you buy? who can you listen to while taking a long drive or during a casual dinner? KRIS is the only one. i can already hear him on the radio, on many stations, where as Adam is best suited for Broadway or the only rock station on the radio. plus, Kris' range and versatility is amazing. raw talent. I VOTE FOR KRIS TO BE THE NEXT AMERICAN IDOL! i will be up voting for the next hour. God bless!

    May 20, 2009 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  340. Ryan

    I'd like to know how Adam's squeeling is great? Kris is better and more talented.

    May 20, 2009 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  341. bridgette

    Kris was awful on that last song, he was struggling to sing it. When he finished that song, there was a short applause for it. Even the audience in the theater realized, that he wasn't that good. I like Kris, but I am not going to buy his cd, because there are already a number of guys just like him, who are a little bit better.

    May 20, 2009 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  342. Lisa

    Kris has a nice voice but he is forgettable....Adam is not forgettable. He should win.

    May 19, 2009 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  343. Eilleen

    Regardless who wins, I hope neither one gets stuck having to record that mess Kara helped write! Otherwise I really don't care who wins, as they will both have promising careers, each with their own very different following. Now we just have to suffer thru the Oldies the AI producers bring in tomorrow night for that last glimmer of a spotlight... Best of luck to the Top 4 this year! Just goes to prove America DOES have talent!

    May 19, 2009 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  344. KK

    Kris seems like a sweet person and has a nice smile. I wish him well, but if he wins over Adam ...then there is seriously "something very wrong" somewhere. If you didn't vote for Adam, you must be tone deaf? OMG, in my opinion, this wasn't even a contest.

    May 19, 2009 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  345. RandyV

    I think that if he never mentioned to them that he was into theatrics, it wouldnt be somethin others could feed off of. The band Adam was in before idol was pretty good.. i'm sure he'll know how to manage mainstream.

    May 19, 2009 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  346. Lis

    Based on the final song..... Kris. Even though it was painfully out of his range, I could "hear" it on the radio. I did not like Adam's version of the song.

    Based on the season... Adam. He had a strong season altogether.

    This Cheesehead Gokey fan is anxiously awaiting his next move. Fan for life here!

    May 19, 2009 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  347. Peggy Howard

    Adam is too weird and thinks he knows it all, has it all, etc.
    My vote goes for the guy who really has talent true and through out.
    Kris Allen.

    Here to you Kris!

    May 19, 2009 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  348. Siegfried

    idol:
    1.a. An image used as an object of worship.
    b. A false god.
    2. One that is adored, often blindly or excessively.
    3. Something visible but without substance.

    I will say this. Adam and Kris both have artistic qualities as well as good vocal capabilities.

    The thing for me that sets them apart at least from a TV audio mix perspective is Adam sounds VERY one dimensional monochromatic the voice is even and has been trained well. the tongue is flat jaw unhinged for the high & LOUD phrases.

    Kris on the other hand has many hues of color to the sound. He shades words and shapes phrases like a very intuitive actor. And the ending to his songs are not predictable.

    Whereas Adam's High sustained note blairing, camera so tight I can see the veins that run in the soft palette, literally, every single week. The most real sincerity was the moment he sang "Whole Lot of Love".

    Simon Fuller proved to me who the better artist is by his song selection for each. He chose pieces from the SOUL era, which proves my point. Soul is internal. The music and lyric is an outward display of the SOUL. Nothing over-killed but deep with an undercurrent of wisdom.

    Let me be on record as saying i do not vote. nor will I vote. This is my opinion and it REALLY boils down to APPLES and ORANGES.
    My final comment is this. One is great at the interview and a GREAT performer. The other is a GREAT ARTIST. And there IS a Difference.
    Any questions see definition number 3.

    May 19, 2009 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  349. Knowstalent

    Didn't I see Chris in a bar band the other night? That kind of sums up my thoughts on Chris. He does have some talent, but it kind of blends in with every singer-want-a-be. He did a good job tonight, but i really don't think I would buy his music. Adam is unique. His voice pentetrates your heart when he sings. His flawless performances and total ownership of the songs make him the obvious choice. You can tell the judges believe he is the next winner. I say vote for Adam. If he loses he will become the next Clay Aiken. Clay kicked Ruebens butt in after Idols sales and entertainment talent. Adam will be a winner either way. I would definately buy his music.

    May 19, 2009 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
  350. Wanda

    Adam and Kris remind me of Elvis and Pat Boone...They were both good, but totaly different in everyway...I liked them both, but Elvis always had the energy ,style and carisma.......

    May 19, 2009 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  351. Greensleeves456

    I'm not sure why or how Kris made it to the top two. I think he's talented, but not that talented. I wouldn't buy his albums or listen to him on the radio, I just don't think his songs are that great. Everyone likes different music, so to each their own I guess.

    May 19, 2009 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  352. edandcaro

    Voting for Kris. Why do the AI people continue to torture the finalists with sappy, poorly written songs each year? Let someone who can actually write have a shot or stick with something that's tried and true.

    May 19, 2009 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  353. marc

    that last song stunk. over the top lyrics. melody left no room for play. voting for adam though. kris sounds like a million pub singers across the country.

    May 19, 2009 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  354. Mayrunn

    Adam, Kris and Allison have been my favorites all season. So now I must pick between two of them and I choose Kris. Kris has the all around style and talent that I am drawn to the most. What sealed the deal for Kris was the last song both of them had to sing "No Boundries" . Adam sang the song beautifully but something was missing. Whereas Kris sang the song in a way that you could actually hear the heartfelt feelings. I expected Adam to blow Kris away on that song but to my surprise he did not. Anyway, I'll be happy with who ever wins. They both are very talented in differway ways and everyone needs to give both of them the utmost respect and recognition they both deserve.

    May 19, 2009 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  355. Bruce

    Kris has the looks, but he is a total bore. Nothing to remember him by. He should go into acting and use his looks for that profession. Perhaps in a soap opera. Singing is not his cup of tea. Sorry Kris, I am voting for Adam. This is a singing competition.

    May 19, 2009 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  356. connie

    Adam is fantabulious, he can hit notes I didn't know was possible.
    He is truly AMAZING....love him

    May 19, 2009 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  357. Karen

    Adam will be HUGE is Japan!

    May 19, 2009 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  358. Clive

    I was either screamed at or sung to sleep.

    This year’s winner is DVR with back up from FF Button.

    May 19, 2009 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  359. Josh

    No question. Adam has what it takes. Kris is nice in his element, but take him out of his comfort zone and he falls flat. He just didn't shine tonight, and I was willing to give him a chance too.

    May 19, 2009 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  360. ashley

    kris is the next american idol. sorry, adam fans.

    May 19, 2009 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  361. Ray

    This isn't a broadway show. Adam has got the wrong show! I've been trying to vote for Kris for almost 2 hours and still am not getting thru! Kris has got this! GO KRIS!!

    May 19, 2009 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  362. Angel11

    Here is the truth: Sweet Kris is no match for Adam! Love him or hate him we all couldn't have enough of Adam Lambert! He brought American Idol ratings up! Rest was sweet but boring. Try to vote for Adam tonight? Only one out of ten calls go through because his lines are so busy! If he looses at the end he'll because his phone lines are locked up!

    May 19, 2009 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  363. Nola

    .Kris is a better singer..... Adam is a better showman and "if all the world is a stage" then im guessing Adam will win.......... :(:(

    May 19, 2009 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  364. Jerome

    I think Kris is the more talented musician as far as being able to play different instruments, sing, and probably compose different songs.

    No doubt Adam Lambert is talented though. He has amazing range, but honestly, he sounds like a girl a lot of times. I mean that's just his voice so not totally knocking him, just the truth.

    In the end, Kris Allen will probably make more listenable records. I just can't hear Lambert translating too well to radio or to the everyday listeners Ipods, CD players, etc.

    But in my final assessment. I think neither is bound for any greater stardom then Kelly Clarkson, Underwood, Daughtry, etc. I think the show is losing it's luster. There's so many flaws too the process and it's based more on a perception then a reality. We used to think we were witnessing these singing stars coming from nowhere. Fact is, most of those who finish in the top 5 are established musicians in the music community. Not all, but most. There are hundreds of musicians out there as talented if not more talented then Kris Allen and Adam Lambert, but are grinding through the natural process of forming bands, building fan-bases, and building respect in the music community rather then vying for the quick fix and instant fame that American Idol proves to those who make it far enough.

    Maybe in the long run Lambert and Allen will prove to be worth the hype, but there's something to the whole show and process that rings hollow to me. A certain fakeness to it all...this perception that we are watching these people be discovered is what the show is all about, and in some sense we are watching them be discovered. But it bothers me that people get so caught up in these final contestants when there is some guy as talented out in Arizona, New York, Indiana, etc. grinding it out the way most singers and musicians have had to in the past yet by writing great songs, forming a loyal fan base, and having his music spread by word of mouth....rather then just instantly becoming famous through a show based on karaoke. Again, I still watch American Idol occasionaly...I love music, and love watching the talented singers. But I'm starting to become disenchanted with show because I think it lacks soul/depth at the core.

    May 19, 2009 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  365. Don, NY

    Kris voters are homophobes. He clearly is NOT as talented.

    May 19, 2009 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  366. Hfx

    I saw an article in a NY paper today that I found really offensive...the premise of the story was that the Adam/Kris battle was blue-state/red-state, a battle of liberal Democrats against conservative, church-going Republicans. Besides being a flimsy, made-up concept for an article, it was insulting to every fan of the show. And btw, I am a liberal, left-wing Democrat and I voted for Kris. Adam is fun and fabulous and I would watch him on stage any day, or fronting a band, but Kris is a real musician with a soulful, appealing voice and I would buy his cds. Enough said.

    May 19, 2009 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  367. suentx

    I like Kris and can see him singing in a nice little club somewhere. Adam has more star power than even most of the celebrity singers who have been on Idol this season. I think he is the most all around outstanding singer they have had on any season of Idol. But, I think he needs every vote because of the Christian music fans who supported Danny but now will vote for Kris. Strange to me that they have almost hidden Kris's wife and family .. always showing his mom and dad.. they did not want all the little girls to know that he is a mature man with a wife and family, and not waiting to meet them and elope on a great white horse. I thought
    Adam was powerful and head and shoulders better than Kris tonight, although I did love Kris' first song. In the second song, there is no way people could think Adam was screaming. There is so much tone in that and he is not straining. He has amazing vocal control.

    May 19, 2009 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  368. Wendy

    Have tried voting for Adam since 9 pm. The lines are busy, I may have gotten through 20 times. I LOVE Adam!!!

    May 19, 2009 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  369. Fariba

    I have watched American Idol since its inception. Great wholesome family television in an ocean of raunchiness. I am so proud of America for supporting this type of show.

    However, I have never voted for a contestant. Tonight I voted – for Adam. One of the judges used the perfect word to describe him – "Iconic". I know in my gut that I am watching history in the making in Adam...

    May 19, 2009 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  370. Dorothy

    Adam wins ..... or should win; hands down. Kris is a very good singer but I think Adam is the better of the two.

    (And how about that Olympic Gold Medal winner on Dancing With the Stars??) Great pick, She is a champ.

    May 19, 2009 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  371. Donna McGuinness

    I HOPE YA'LL VOTED FOR KRIS.....ADAM SCREAMS AND SUCKS AND I DON'T WANT TO GIVE HIM EVEN A SECOND OF MY TIME!!!!

    May 19, 2009 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  372. jaime

    Adam's voice sounds like when my cat runs his nails down my wall. Kris I could listen to all night. Been voting for Kris all night...

    May 19, 2009 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  373. shirley

    Come on America. There is no comparison. It's Adam all the way........

    May 19, 2009 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  374. Jeff

    Adam Adam Adam!!!!!

    May 19, 2009 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  375. Yvonne

    A+dam!

    May 19, 2009 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  376. Mercy Me

    After 2,5 hrs, I only got 43 votes in for Adam. Rest of the time I got a busy signal, or a "Your call did not go through" or "it is now necessary to dial an area code and a seven digit number". AI had the same problem with the Clay-Ruben finale.

    May 19, 2009 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  377. loving Chris in Little Rock

    Definitely biased by location – everyone here knows Chris or a member of his family. However, if I had to watch Adam for one more week – tongue hanging out screaming, I think I would have to find a new show. Tonight's show format left much to be desired, the judges were a bit over the top with their heavy lean on Adam as the winner, but ....'Ain't No Sunshine' was the remarkable highlight. That said, I wish I was as good with the eyeliner as Adam! I predict Chris by 5 million.

    May 19, 2009 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  378. Rebecca

    No Boundaries...possibly the worst song ever written/ performed.

    May 19, 2009 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  379. shirley

    There is no comparison what so ever. It's Adam all the way..........
    Come on America!!!!!

    May 19, 2009 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  380. Alison

    Is it just me? I don't like it when Adam goes into that "high register" voice in his songs. I look at a potential winner and ask "Would I buy his/her cd". I could see myself buying a cd by Kris, but not Adam. I'm one of those that think Adam is best suited for Broadway. I know a great many people feel differently, but that's my opinion.

    May 19, 2009 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  381. sabrina

    THERE IS STILL TIME 1 HOUR AND 40 MINUTES LEFT.. KEEP VOTING FOR ADAM 8664365701.......8664365703...8664365705.. KEEP VOTING FOR ADAM..

    May 19, 2009 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  382. Darlene

    Are you kidding me, Adam has had this win in the bag for OH I don't know ,4 MONTHS, Chris can sing, but dosen't hold a candle to Adam. If Chris pulls this off it will be a total upset

    May 19, 2009 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  383. Alan

    Kris is going to take this one. Danny's votes will overwhelmingly go to Kris, plus tonight, Kris was better.

    The "dark horse" will beat the most overrated Idol contestant of all time.

    May 19, 2009 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  384. Marshall

    Voting for Kris, but will go and see Adam in the tournig production of Rent.

    May 19, 2009 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  385. Ken

    Kris all the way! Although Kris did have a few pitch notes, it must be decided on who achieved the best during the season and Kris is very much a down to earth Gentleman that deserves to be where he is today. Either way, they are both winners in their own rights.

    Both will have a very bright future with or without the title of "AMERICAN IDOL"!

    You can't blame the contestant for flaws in a song when it was chosen for them when they wouldn't necessarily have chosen this song themselves.

    Kris will always have my vote and thank you for showing your real self throughout the season.

    May 19, 2009 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  386. Slade

    Go Adam, but tonight was a total bore, thank goodness, Fox saved the night with GLEE. Kara's song was awful.

    May 19, 2009 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  387. Ed

    Kris was really bland tonight, not one of his performances equaled Adam. It was hard to listen to his last song, it was that bad. Kris, although he has had a few decent performances, has proven to be rather one dimensional.

    Adam has been by far the most consistent and best performer throughout the competition. The ratings have been high as people look forward to see Adam. Adam on the other hand can do any type of song and knocks it out of the park! I've rarely voted over the years, but this time he's got my vote.

    May 19, 2009 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  388. Leeroy

    Sorry . . . but I have to vote for morals too. And this is clearly a vote of good versus evil . . . cowboy in white versus cowboy in black . . . John Wayne versus Jane Fonda . . . Darth Vader versus Donald Duck (It's late). Anyway, I still can't vote for a dude who kisses dudes, no matter how much talent he has. Kris gets my vote . . . easily. He represents America like Apple Pie and . . . and . . . and I need to go to sleep. GO KRIS!!!

    May 19, 2009 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  389. Ali

    I cannot stand Adam's broadway and screaming. Kris all the way!

    May 19, 2009 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  390. MMM

    Vote! Why are you talking?
    (Should have been Allison, but the producers wanted someone in a different category than Kelley Clarkson.)

    May 19, 2009 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  391. Sara

    Kris FTW!!! I'm voting for Kris cause I can't bare an Adam win.

    May 19, 2009 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  392. Louise

    ADAM DEFINATELY!!!! He has been the best and most original singer all season. I think he may be the best to ever walk the Idol stage!!!! Thanks for a great season, Adam!!!!

    May 19, 2009 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  393. Jen

    I love Adam!!! He is an all around great artist. Kris is a good singer, but just a bit dull to me

    May 19, 2009 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  394. Greg C.

    I don't care for Adam as a singer; I think he's entertaining and he's definitely Vegas material. I did like Adam's first song but Kris was better on the first two songs than Adam. Adam did better than Kris on the third song but I would have never had Kris do that song. I also think it was a gross mistake for American Idol finale based on anything but what the finalists choose for all three songs. Again, to reach this point it should be about song choices they make as artists not what someone else chooses for them.

    May 19, 2009 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  395. RW

    I have never voted before but tonight I am voting for Adam. I just want to see the right thing happen tomorrow. Adam should clearly win. Close-minded people will do their best to stop it. I hope good wins over..the other guy.

    May 19, 2009 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  396. Jen

    DialIdol is showing Kris in the lead....let's hope we Kris fans can keep it up!!

    May 19, 2009 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  397. tripp

    Adam was better tonight but Kris has been the best throughout the season. Whether he wins or not, Kris Allen will be very famous in the near future. He has my vote.

    May 19, 2009 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  398. bojangles226

    Seriously people.....Adam screeches in almost all of his songs. It is overkill and all of his songs are overdone every single week. As a choir director, it is a no brainer in the world of music. Kris all the way. What a natural, clear, pure voice.....perfect for this SINGING competition!

    And I agree with what a lot of people have said so far, the producers really stacked the deck against Kris. The Sam Cook song was such a powerful song, whereas Marvin Gaye's was more relaxed and laid back. I don't think the judges should have slighted Kris for the producers' choice. And that last song???? Oh good grief.

    May 19, 2009 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  399. Fitzwilly56

    Dear "Me"

    You're using Adam's background to smear him as if he's done something unsual. Stop setting up false premises as if this is some new wrinkle, if you think this is the first time a "Professional" (not a dirty word) has been in the contest, you are sorely mistaken.

    For about half of the show's life the rule is simply this, a contestant cannot currently be under contract, but may have had recording contracts in the past. It has been this way since they raised the age limit on contestants as well. Plenty of them had contracts before, Latoya London and Taylor Hicks both come to mind in that category.

    Adam is doing nothing wrong, is acting within the rules, as did Latoya (who I liked a lot and who was eliminated) and Taylor (who I detest to this day and who won the top slot).

    So take your Lambert smear campaign back to wherever you come from.

    May 19, 2009 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  400. JG

    If you don't mind listening to someone scream a song, Adam is definitely your guy.

    May 19, 2009 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  401. joan

    My votes go to the artist with the big, powerful voice.....and yes, you kris allen fans know it isn't him although he tried to reach those high notes tonight but to no avail.....Allison/Adam show would have been more entertaining....Kris is a mediocre performer....switched to the ballgame when he came on...but I did have it on dvr and watched again after the game....he still hasn't amazed me....Adam can sing anything.....even Adam has left a mark on all the Adam haters...face it...he is a very memorable performer....one you will never forget....Adam Lambert all the way....

    May 19, 2009 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  402. Melanie

    Adam was AMAZING tonight. That last song wasn't a great song for either of them. If enough people refuse to vote for someone gay (which is shockingly sad and ignorant in this day and age) Kris has a shot – but you know what – losing may be the best thing for Adam – he won't have to release that lame song as his first single and people will rally behind him more than ever for having lost – so while he is clearly the winner, he may lose.

    May 19, 2009 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  403. Molecule

    Of all the contestants Kris Allen is the most commerciable. I see a lot of people buying his records. As for Adam he is just so dramatic and I dont see him to be selling a lot of records.

    May 19, 2009 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  404. Jen

    My vote comes down to one simple thing: Who have I had to mute in the past, and who have I not? Adam does not pass the mute test – I've hit the button on his performances more than once, especially when he launches into the stratosphere toward the end for no reason at all. Kris all the way.

    May 19, 2009 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  405. Dean T Dunham

    Leeroy – you are an intolerant, homophobic idiot for your comments. So what if Adam kisses dudes? That does NOT diminish the enormous talent that he is.

    May 19, 2009 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  406. Fitzwilly56

    Versatility = Adam
    Showmanship = Adam
    Range = Adam
    Confidence = Adam
    Originality = Adam

    All around I think its Adam. Kris may have it on looks (so he gets the little girls' vote), but for talent, I think its Adam. Been voting steadily since 9 PM now. two phones. I'm 53 years old and never thought I'd find myself voting like this.

    I seriously suspect that if by a fluke (remember Ruben v. Clay?) Kris gets the top, Adam has nothing to worry about (I suspect Simon's already hovering with a contract of his own).

    Conversely, if its Adam over Kris, I don't think Kris has much to worry about either.

    My money is still on Adam.

    May 19, 2009 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  407. L

    Kris all the way! Adam screams way to much when he sings. Kris has an all around talent. He is instrumental; can play the piano and guitar. Didn't see Adam play any instrument; he is good but he is no Kris Allen! Kris Allen the next American Idol!

    May 19, 2009 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  408. Gabi

    You may not want to say that Adam at Kris' lunch.... but lets face it... he did! Adam is amazing!!! If Kris wins I will be shocked beyond belief.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  409. Me

    Good god, you arrogant Glamberts.... when are you going to admit that he's been a PROFESSIONAL performer for over a decade???!!! Idol has officially jumped the shark – it's no longer about amatuer talent – it will from now on be a showcase for professional musical theatre performers.... not the same show it was meant to be. The Kelly/Justin, Ruben/Clay, Fantasia/Diana seasons had so much charm... now the show has become a parody of itself. Sad.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  410. demj

    Adam Lambert = Landslide

    May 19, 2009 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  411. Follix

    Kris is kind of boring... However I can understand that some people like him...

    Adam got real talent and all people who say he scream, well try it yourself, without going pitchy and you will see how difficult it can be...

    Its like if you was telling that Clare Torry was only screaming on Great Gig in the Sky...

    May 19, 2009 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  412. Barn

    Adam by a country mile. But I would consider Kris for bedtime music. Zzzzzzz.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  413. GracieZG

    I'm just not wild about either one of them. They are so different. I am actually, however, much more interested in what Kris Allen will do next than Adam Lambert. I think Adam doesn't yet understand that if you keep pulling out all the stops, there are quickly no more surprises. And I think that Kris has great potential for subtlety. I actually prefer subtlety to flash. So I guess that means I'm for Kris. Yep, that's who I'm going to vote for.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  414. glk

    ADAM definitely won the night...the season...etc! BUT DON'T FORGET TO VOTE FOR HIM! I'm having a hard time getting through and I've been at it for 2 hours...SO, ADAM FANS, VOTE!!!!!!!!!

    May 19, 2009 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  415. Terri C

    My vote goes to Adam! He is in a league of his own and has been the shining star thru this whole competition. He has made this season the best of any and I couldn't wait to tune in week after week to see what he would do. Adam truly deserves to be the winner of this competition but he will do great no matter the outcome, GO ADAM!!!!!

    May 19, 2009 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  416. Sally

    My vote is for Adam. His performances are far superior to any of the contestants. I like Kris, too, but he didn't take it out tonight like he had to.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  417. Rob

    Kris got my vote.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  418. Dave

    Adam – wow.

    How he continues to have people love him amazes me. It feels like a bad joke that I just don't get.

    Hope he wins and goes the way of "Soul Patrol".

    Kris is the one that has the career ahead of him.

    So I hope you win Adam and are so bound to play by the Idol rules that we don't hear from you again outside Broadway.

    Take your squeals and exit stage right.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  419. stoph

    PS – I'd fire the judge who wrote that god-awful song that they both had to sing. it was the low-light of the night for sure!

    And the award goes to......PAULA, for surviving yet another year! Amazing!

    May 19, 2009 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  420. dlm

    hey Susie – you're a freaking idiot! anyone who wants Kris doesn't know music? I'm forty something and have been going to concerts since I was 13. I have honestly seen EVERY rock band out there. Even had the privilege of meeting Springsteen, the guys from Foghat, Van Halen, YES, met Ozzie and just a couple of years ago got to hang with Collective Soul after a show. This year alone I saw Shinedown a few times and already have tixs for Dave Matthews, STP, Live, Def Leppard, Greenday, Aerosmith, Creed & U2. I think I KNOW music.

    I'll tell you what, Adam is a fake rocker wanna be. Yes, he has incredible range and can hit those INCREDIBLE HIGH notes that sound like a cat in heat...but dude, a rocker he ain't! At least Kris has talent..piano, guitar. Maybe I wouldn't go see him live, but I would definitely listen to his music when I want to hear some cool mellow stuff. Here's to America getting it right.

    Oh yeah, and Carrie Underwood singing Motley Crue? That is so wrong on SOOOOO many levels!

    May 19, 2009 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  421. gail

    Voting for Kris .I hope that he wins!

    May 19, 2009 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  422. stoph

    Adam will win. Those who would vote against him because of his "lifestyle" are ignorant fools and will not prevail. It's a talent competition and Adam wins hands-down.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  423. karuna

    Kris can win, but he will end up like the other forgettable winners like Hicks and Studdard. Yo, Adam, you go man, you do NOT have to win to be someone big like Daughtry, Hudson etc.. AI has provided you the exposure and you will be a big star when the others are long forgotten. Tell me, how many remember Hicks? Tell that to Daughtry!!

    May 19, 2009 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  424. Nora

    Adam all the way!

    May 19, 2009 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  425. Leeroy

    I'm sorry . . . but I saw pictures of Adam kissing dudes today on Fox News . . . and he's no American Idol to me! He's one sick puppy. Kris has the values I want to see in an American Idol. Yes . . . I know many will say it's a "singing talent" contest. But that's really not true and everyone knows it. Looks, dance, performance, style, behavior, friendliness, etc., it's all being evaluated. And those images just plain turned my stomach. So, my vote/s go to Kris! 🙂

    May 19, 2009 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  426. joy

    I loved Paula saying Adam is "Iconic" because he is. Win or lose, we watched a true star being born this season. He is so unique. With his first note, you'll know it is Adam Lambert singing. Then to get to actually watch this cutie sing...what a treat. Adam, I will buy your first cd and all the other's you make. You've made a fan of me for life. I, for one, am going to miss seeing you each week. Thank you for the "escape" from the real world. You really took AI to another level. Thank you to AI for bringing this talent to the world. Great, great season.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  427. Dan

    Kris was atrocious on the last song. Adam has been the clear winner from the start. A pity that he wasn't facing off against Danny tonight, who is also clearly a better musician in every way than Kris.

    Also, Kris sucks at both guitar at piano. Decent voice; no musical intelligence or spirit.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  428. Sam

    Adam should win. Kris is forge table. He's ok, but not a huge talent.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  429. Stace68

    ADAM will win!

    May 19, 2009 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  430. Donna

    I'm voting for Kris.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  431. Linda

    Adam! Kris is very good but Adam is breathtakingly awesome. I'll buy the records of both of them. But what was with the awful Kara song they were forced to sing? it would have been far more fair to have them each pick their own songs that they had yet to sing.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  432. Mel

    It wasn't even a contest. Kris had trouble reaching some of the notes in the songs and sounds the same on every song. Adam can sing anything and everything. He's the whole package. He's awesome!!!!! I hope he wins this thing.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  433. Mamta

    A part of me feels that Kris is gonna make it. But with Adam's stage show experience, he does have a chance of winning. This year's season has the best talent! It gets better every year!

    May 19, 2009 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  434. chloe

    I am not even voting tonight. Both deserve to win, and I am not partial anymore. Both did great. Adam was great all season, and Kris just kept getting better and better and has the musical versatility, guitar and piano and Adam doesn't, but Adam has the theatrics which Kris doesn't, so a total toss up, and whoever wins will be fine with me. Both have a career now. Even Hokey Gokey, and am sure Matt and Allison have it made also. Good job to all the top finalists. You all deserve success.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  435. Gyro

    I thought Ring of Fire was really cool – very very different. Unexpected. I like that. No other would take that chance. So for that – My vote goes to Adam. Way to go.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  436. John

    Where are you tonight Allison, the new Janis Joplin? I found the show deadly boring, and Kara the nail in its coffin. What's up with that? She's awful! Screeching per Axl Rose is what Adam is mostly about. Kris is more nuanced. Both of them should lose. Is that possible? I'm not voting. I voted two hundred times for Allison and she was booted off. Blah.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  437. DCMata

    Prefer Kris...Adam is too dramatic and is typical Broadway. Adam sounds like so many others...Kris has an unique sound to his voice.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  438. dude

    no one is going to wine

    May 19, 2009 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  439. cici

    I think that after the first song by both, the whole show was kinda boring. And I don't know who told Kara that song was good, but if you listen to the Miley Cyrus song The Climb, it sounds like a total ripoff.
    What a joke. Can you imagine having to listen to that crap on the radio being sung by anybody?

    Go Kris!!

    May 19, 2009 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  440. Lyn

    I think overall Kris should win. Both are good singers, and arrangers, but Kris can also play guitar and (some) piano.

    The big thing for me is watching the other musicians when they perform with each- the guys that play with Kris are really enjoying themselves! Very important if you want to get along with people you'll be touring with.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  441. Suzanne Nickson

    Adam is definitely the winner here. His voice, his presence, his style....is awesome. A rare find, his talent surpasses Kris's by a long shot.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  442. Farrah Laine

    ADAM LAMBERT!!! All the way...

    May 19, 2009 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  443. court14

    Kris by far. He's multi-talented with the voice, the piano and the guitar. Adam can wear a long coat and walk down stairs... (which I give him credit for b/c I would definitely fall). They both seem like really nice guys, but I just find Kris mesmerizing, He can simply stand there with a guitar or sit at the piano and put on an awesome performance. Adam apparently needs stage effects and Revlon.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  444. Danielle

    Im voting for Kris. Adam can sing but hes not that exceptional in creativity as Kris has been.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  445. Alan

    The show is designed to find a pop singer. For me, while Adam's vocal range and volume are impressive, I found Kris' performances more relatable. Adam is too Vegas for me. If I'm in Pittsburgh or Kansas City, Atlanta or Denver, I think I'm more likely to go to a Kris concert than and Adam show. Kris is a pop singer, Adam is a stage singer, and I think (hope) that most music consumers will agree. Kris should win.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  446. steven sullivan

    Lets face it folks, Adam is by far an extremely talanted singer that can vurtually hit any note on the spectrum. Add up his talant along with his carisma on stage and you can't compare him with Kris. Kris is a talanted singer and a wonderful artist but when push comes to shove Adam holds the winners key in the final outcome.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  447. Thorne

    All I have to say is Class. Class. Class.
    I have been a fan of both of them (and Allison!) for most of the season (Kris was a late comer for me, but once he was there, yeah!).
    They have both handled themselves with grace under pressure. The juxtaposition was all in their styles, not in their character. I don't care what anyone else says. What I've seen of their personality and heart makes either one of them worthy of the title.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  448. Anthony from Tampa

    Go Adam! You are the true American Idol. Kris is a nice guy, good voice but not much range. Adam on the other hand – WOW. People, keep voting for Adam. He is the best contestant in years.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  449. James R

    I'm guessing that anyone who thinks Adam is "too theatrical" hasn't been to a rock concert – rock is all theatrics. That's part of what makes it so much fun. Kris seems really nice and has a good voice – but an international star? Not so much.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  450. Boston Guy

    Kris Allen was the best. Adam is good too but he will end up like some of the other winners.......the ones you don't hear much of anymore. Lots of fans during the show but very few to follow and buy his music. It would be in his best interest to come in second so it won't be such a let down in a year or two. If Adam does win, Kris will still do better in the real world after the show.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  451. TJ

    The show is pathetically "scripted" for the producers and judges' benefit. The judges probably pow wow before the finale and decide who is going to say what more or less in order to sway votes but not appear "pushy." The finale song written by that horrible Kara judge was just very uninspiring. They should let the contestants pick the finale songs rather than choose songs to the producers and judges likings. I would not be suprised that they purposely made Kris sing in a higher key just so he would sound strained and less talented.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  452. Elizabeth

    My husband and me didn't know how to vote!! Love both of them!!
    So, I told my husband: "Vote for Kris and I vote for Adam". I'll be happy tomorrow with any winner. Both deserve it.
    PS: The true is I love Danny the most!!

    May 19, 2009 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  453. sabrina

    What is wrong with you AMERICA... Especially you "baby boomers" and generation xers that are commenting on here. What is with making this an issue about "all american stuff" This was a talent contest, a singing contest not a political contest. Do you remember when the famous Elvis "pelvis" was too much or the Morrison issue on the Ed Sullivan show happened. ELVIS AND MORRISON went on to be way more successful than the conservatives, cookie cutter types that KRIS ALLEN is... ADAM LAMBERT IS ABOUT CHANGE AND CHANGE IS COMING TO AMERICA AND CHANGE IS GOOD.... That is America now.. we have our first "black" president and even we may have our first "gay" American Idol winner tommorrow night.. CHANGE IS HERE.. EMBRACE IT AMERICA DONT FEAR IT.. Even if Adam doesnt win, look how far he got.. You can stop it.. YOU CANT STOP THE ADAMS OF THE WORLD.. LOVE YOU ADAM.. YOU MAKE ME FEEL ALIVE INSIDE.. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!!!!

    May 19, 2009 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  454. Al Gonquin

    It's a tie in so many ways...idol should have Kris and Adam sing together – sort of like Sonny and Cher or Natalie and Nat King Cole. I vote for Kris because I would go to a music venue to see him. Adam is great and belongs in a theater, I would probably buy tickets for a good show with him singing (Elvis/Liberace is back!).

    May 19, 2009 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  455. que

    TERRY – You are long winded. Allow me to summarize.
    ADAM is the BEST. Forget the rest.
    done.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  456. Bob

    Terry, nice post and spot on. I think we as the audience have lost sight of what made AI great in the first place. It was plucking a true talent from obscurity and letting them live their dream.

    It's unfair that they let seasoned professionals compete.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  457. kwoodie

    I think Adam should win, but I have been pretty interested in the fact that Kris has held on for this long. My wife keeps telling me he keeps getting better and better every show, but I really don't see it to be honest.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  458. KLG0816

    Adam could win and, to be honest, I hope he does. I only say this because I am a Kris fan and, let's be honest, there aren't many American Idol winners that have gone on to illustrious careers. The exceptions are Carrie Underwood (my true Idol) and Kelly Clarkson, the others have been not even near as successful. That being said, should Kris not win AI, he may have an even larger career than Mr. Adam GLAMbert!!! (GLAMbert courtesy of dlisted)

    May 19, 2009 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  459. Lil

    I think both did really well. I think based on tonight's performance and consistency all throughout the competition, Adam should win. He is very entertaining to watch, and he has the musical chops as well. I dont know why the judges dont like "theatrical" – isn't a concert as much about theatrics as it is about vocals? Why do artists like Madonna, Janet Jackson, and others spend a lot of time on conceptualizing their shows if they didnt want to entertain? If that's not the case then maybe it is enough to sit on the stage and sing and be b-o-r-i-n-g.

    Next year they should pick a different average person judge the singing. I think it will be more valuable and refreshing for the contestants to hear what the public thinks.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  460. what the?

    Hold on a minute. What was that for Kris' last performance? Am I seriously supposed to believe that Kris practiced that in that key and said yeah, I like this. It was way too high for him. He is way too musical to make that blunder. And why isn't it transposed to a better key for him? Or into his own style? Something's up. No fair.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  461. Clayton

    Anyone who says Kris has a better voice is ill-informed about the world of music. Not only is Adam's voice clearer and purer, he has much more range, bravado, and intensity. Kris has a great pop voice, but in sheer volume and range he can't compare.

    And I'm tired of hearing this "Adam is a screamer" nonsense. He is SHRILLING incredibly high notes, he is not screaming death metal style. If pro-Kris people weren't so heavily biased they could concede that even without the high notes that are shrilled by Adam, which are way beyond any range of the other contestants, he STILL has a far greater range than Kris in all other registers- see Mad World.

    Kris is good. But Adam is insane. Anyone who cannot concede that and writes him off as a "screamer" is merely refusing to see the voice, whether that be because of his sexuality, his looks, or (most likely for every single girl voting for Kris) Kris' looks.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  462. Laura

    Kris rocked!! Adam has an amazing voice but i can only listen to him for a few minutes. He sounds like Mariah Carey and I can only stand so much of her voice. Kris has such a soulful voice and really changes things up to make them current.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  463. BG

    In the seven seasons I've been watching, I have never picked the winner. So my vote may be the "kiss of death". Overall, I was very disappointed with the season compared to season 7. I don't "like" the bulk of season 8 contenders. Every time Adam performed, with Ring of Fire being the exception, I was awed. He's amazing. Kris was truly a dark horse. The early weeks he very "meh" (versus Sarver, who was "blech"). These last few weeks, Kris has exploded – screw Simon, his 2nd song tonight was better that Marvin's. I also don't like the fact that the gay bashing has started for Adam. It's a cheap shot.

    You'll be listening to them on 2 different stations but they will both be heard from. I think Adam should win...but I voted for Kris. The judges dis'ed him at the end...."thanks for coming".

    May 19, 2009 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  464. Angel - To Kristen

    Hi Kristen,

    You obviously do not know what talent is. Taylor HIcks my feet....Adam smokes Taylor's doors and Taylor is not even in Adam's league. What kind of musical training do you have...Obviously none....I saw Taylor in person and I had a nice nap during the performance. Adam had me on my feet and cheering during his. OMG you must have been raised in a nunnery. What an insult to compare Adam to Taylor.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  465. Beaglie

    Since when does screaming = artistry? I'd go to a "Coffee House," to see Kris before I'd go anywhere to see Adam!

    May 19, 2009 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  466. Mary---Oswego,Illinois

    Adam is very entertaining! His true call, I feel, is theater and or Rock/ metal soloist. I would go see Adam IF it were theater!
    Kris has totally improved from the beginning of this contest! I would buy his CD and even go see him preform in concert.
    I also believe that Allison and Adam could make a song or two as they were really good together.
    The tour will be in Chicago and that will be a show to attend.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  467. Jane

    Kris definitely has more long-run appeal. Have all the Adam fans forgotten about that horrendous Ring of Fire performance? That has got to be one of the top three worst American Idol performances EVER, and probably ranks as the Number 1 Worst. I can't believe he wasn't voted off that week. I'm kinda glad he wasn't, because he was entertaining, but as I said earlier, I couldn't sit through a Screamin' Adam concert. I could, however, listen to Kris Allen for hours and hours. VOTE FOR KRIS! 🙂

    May 19, 2009 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  468. renegadejenn

    I think that Adam was "indulgent" and the whole Mad World performance was too Broadway-ish. I think that the mist and the trenchcoat were a bit over the top. I think Kris was screwed when Simon Fuller gave him "What's Goin' On" because there's only so much you can do with that particular song and that particular type of song. I think Kris did the best that could be done with it without having it sound like the original and I thought it was great. The finale doesn't have to be over the top, it just has to be something that stands out and I think Kris stood out by being himself and not resorting to having to add theatrics. I hope he pulls it off and I think I've seen enough of Adam's creepy tongue and heard enough of that same weekly screech to last me til next season. GO KRIS!!!

    May 19, 2009 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  469. Terry

    The show was wonderful, just love to hear the talent. All season, the different levels of talent.
    Adam is truly a performer, who has had training, and really does have a voice. Even if the screaming does get to you......did to me !
    However, I am partial to Kris, because he really does remind me of "All American", and is someone, to look to as an "Idol," for young and old. I love his voice, and his artistic talent, the way he projects his voice, and the artist's song, that he is singing.
    When I watch the show all season, this is what I am looking at,- just what the title advertises "American Idol",.
    I think of the everyday, next to you guy, who has this hidden talent, and that he decides to take a "big" chance on it, expose himself, as well as his family, and most of all, his self confidence and his humility. To put yourself out there, in front of millions, without any real previous public exposure, and sing your heart out, and compete with people who have been doing this for years, to me, is a real Idol . This is what America needs, to give an example to all, who have dreams, and will go for it, with the support of friends, family, and the American public. In these troubled times, I think that this show is amazing, because it gives you great hope, and while listening to these performers, you get a lump in your throat, or tears in your eyes, because it is beyond compare, that there are still "real" things in this world, that we can get excited about, and turn to that channel every week, to watch and see what these people will "pipe" out to us.
    For me, I always feel a great sense of hope, and I am grateful, and congratulate this show, and it's producers, and of course the people who bring their great talent to us.
    Thank You !

    May 19, 2009 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  470. Barney Rubble

    Kris is so dull and boring, so he has mainstream appeal. I hope he doesn't win. I will be so irritated. I LOVE Adam. His voice is beyond awesome. His voice is what a rock voice should be, not what passes for rock on the radio. Nickelback I'm looking at you ick.

    Yes So GO ADAM!

    May 19, 2009 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  471. Mara

    Although I have been an Adam fan from day one, Kris did a remarkable job. I didn't see the electrified performance expected from Adam, but I did the see Kris owning the stage. I believe that either man could take the title.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  472. Patsy

    I have to say personally Chris has done a wonderful job this season though I can not see him sell any albums right, at this moment, needless to say I know he will. I love his family! Adam has been consistent since the show started, on the other hand I hate when he hits those high pitched notes. The sound annoying. So for now anyone can win....I have say I am very... very proud of both contestants and I wish them luck! They are both winners no matter what.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  473. marshall autry

    Adam's Dad got it right. He is a screamer!!!!!! He can't even sing Johnny Cash without screaming. Kris is a singer, Adam a screamer.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  474. LORI2U

    Kris gets my vote (again). Adam is good for Broadway, but I would not download his songs. Kris, on the other hand, could sell a lot of music.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  475. Jonathan

    Kris wins hands down. There is a reason Adam has to wear the costumes and be overly dramatic – cause his singing isn't enough on its own.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  476. Harry

    Voting for Adam!

    May 19, 2009 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  477. candy wilson

    I was a Danny Fan. So it's Not really fair how I feel.. But I have thought that although Adam is talented he does tend to scream.. It is Not something that I personally am fond of hearing..And there is that underlying tone of Witchcraft.. If that is real? anyway A great year!! Good Luck to all!!! My favorite was Danny then Scot....I can see both doing Modern Christian Music.. Thanks for allowing me to comment.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  478. RSC In Washington DC

    Simons comments at the end are outragous.. If he's not commenting on the last song, and it means nothing, then why have them sing it?? Simon and these judges are trying to hand this over to Adam despite what america wants... I hope they're surprised by how america votes...

    May 19, 2009 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  479. Rosie

    Adam is by far the most talented performer American Idol has ever had on the show. He has the best range in vocals. He is going to be a huge star and will go down in history with the greatest singers. Rock on Adam.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  480. Jose

    I still do not understand why people like Adam. His performances tonight were the same as always. Too anoying to be heard. My wife and I definitely vote for the musical talent, Kris.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  481. erin

    I'm rooting for Kris Allen – absolutely. If Kris records an album I will buy it. If Adam records an album it's unlikely I'll even listen to the singles on the radio. He seems like a nice enough guy, but enough with the Broadway wailing and theatricals on practically every song.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  482. Susan Plano

    Adam was definitely the best singer by far. The song that Kara wrote was the worst thing I have heard all season. You could tell Adam and Chris were hating to sing it. What an awful song! Too many cutsie words and too sappy. I hope they don't have to sing it for the final tomorrow.

    GO ADAM!!!!

    May 19, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  483. Diana

    This whole season has been slanted toward Lambert. His screeching got old after the first week for me. And to say he has versatility and can sing anything is laughable. He can sing anything that allows him to screech at some point.
    Kris has my vote all the way. He is the real deal, genuine, humble and likable. Adam is ......THEATRICAL. Period. Enjoy your off-Broadway fame Adam because that is all you will amount to.
    Go KRIS!!!!!
    I keep trying to vote but the line is busy, guess that's a good sign 😉

    May 19, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  484. RSC In Washington DC

    If you've heard SCREECH once, you've heard them all.. Trust me, you hear one of his songs and you'll skip right through the rest of the album because every song sounds the same high pitched screechy mess... VOTE FOR KRIS....

    May 19, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  485. Upperhand9978

    Adam is a textbook broadway singer, he will follow the same path as his buddy Clay Aiken. Kris is the more talented all-around musician, the guy is a solid instrumentalist and vocalist, plus he can write/compose music, something that seems lost with a majority of the pop stars who buy their music off the mass market.

    My bets are on Kris for winning the vote. I think he'll pick up a majority of Danny's votes which will ultimately give him a landslide win.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  486. LMC

    VOTE FOR KRIS...........he did soo good tonight. I had to put in earplugs for Adam and his screaming.

    Vote for Kara to leave the show. Her judging along with her song writing is trash. She can not judge and she for sure can NOT write a song.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  487. Rickymo

    Adam clearly is more talented but the demographics of the show are mostly white middle class americans who relate better to Chris. The same types that voted for or supported Bush twice..so while Adam should win it will be Kris.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  488. Susan

    Kris!! He has that voice you just love to get your ears into. Adam is great no doubt, but Kris has such a beautiful sound to his voice. It's like the perfect light in a room.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  489. Deni

    Kris all the way!!!! Voting as long as I can! I do NOT want to see that Adam win... His voice is annoying!!!

    May 19, 2009 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  490. bkenn

    i get so tired of people saying Adam was screaming when he was singing on key in his high register. He has incredible range and is clearly the better singer. Kris is very sweet, but completely forgettable. I vote for Adam all the way.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  491. Rob

    Danny's fans will go to Kris more than Adam. As a result that should push Kris to the winners circle.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  492. Dean T Dunham

    Kara should be ashamed that she had a role in writing that HIDEOUS song that Adam and Chris had no choice but to sing. What an awful way for a great season to have to end – and what a terrible injustice to both Adam and Chris.

    FIRE KARA – SEND HER PACKING NEXT YEAR!

    May 19, 2009 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  493. Kathy

    It's all about who can make the most money...and for the long haul, that is Adam. Now Adam won't be broken hearted if he doesn't win America's popular vote because if he does he will be chained in their iron clad contract for a year...and you can bet he could so easily do much better elsewhere. He doesn't need AI to groom him in the way Kris would need to be handeled. He's been in the business and knows what goes on. All that aside, Adam is very talented and can carry off so many venues, whereas Kris is very one dimensional. We'll be seeing Adam everywhere....Broadway, Vegas, and at the Grammy Awards for sure!

    May 19, 2009 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  494. Jersey

    I would say Kris for song 1 and possibly 2, more of a tie for me. 3rd was geared to Adams voice more and was a little unfair. still think Kris is much more marketable than Adam. Sorry, the theatrics will wear very thin, very quickly.. if they didnt already.. But, he will be a brilliant broadway star.. will def. go..

    May 19, 2009 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  495. Marilyn

    I have watched all the American Idol seasons in the past, and I must say this is the first time I am torn between two very telented performers. They are both so good, I feel there should be a dual American Idol award.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  496. Mar

    I really was hot for Adam until I saw the front page photo of him dressed up like a major weirdo. Now I wish I had someone else to vote for,

    May 19, 2009 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  497. greatdane813

    I can only get through on my cell phone (but always busy). House phone indicates "Network problems won't allow calls to go through at this time".

    May 19, 2009 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  498. Danny J

    Kris is nice, but way bland. He's musical beige.
    Adam is polarizing. Musically, he's a lot more colorful.

    I'm voting for a world of colors.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  499. alexandra

    Kris is good but Adam is great. He's the best talent that Idol has ever found. Regardless of what happens tomorrow night, Adam is the American Idol. Can't wait to see what the future holds for him!

    May 19, 2009 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  500. que

    Hate Guitar-guy kris. All the same. Hear on the radio every bloody day.
    What's new here??? Nothing- if a high note comes along, he ducks.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  501. Northeast Gal

    Terrible show. Really didn't do either singer justice. Best part of the show was when it ended. Who thought up those song choices? How lame was that?? Who to vote for? Adam? Kris? Both YUK. Season 8 was a bore.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  502. ac

    No matter who wins, Kris is going to be more successful. Adam is not relevant at all. I want Kris to win purely to prove everyone wrong, but even if he doesn't, all Adam fans, the producers, the judges will be wrong.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  503. Kevin

    If it was a close vote last week (and Kris led), the results of tonight really don't matter as long as neither of them exploded (which they didn't).

    Danny's voters are more likely to swing more to Kris, so I say Kris wins by 4 million votes.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  504. Javier

    For me,Adam is the best.Hope America vote for his talent because sexual orientation is not a important thing any more....WE ARE THE NEW GENERATION...

    May 19, 2009 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  505. William Dorval

    Folks, it is called American Idol.
    Adam takes you on a thrill ride of emotions and energy.
    Each Idol performance is bigger than life is and is a stand alone show!
    Chris sings within his safe John Denver tune box (no disrespect to John who was awesome) and will probably win – tshirts, packaged really cool songs and the sweet home boy look = American Idol.
    I truly hope I am sooooooo wrong.

    That said, 2 years from now, superstar Adam will say...........uh, Chris who? What lounge does he play in? Was he ever on TV?

    .

    May 19, 2009 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  506. Dana

    I think regardless what happens, Adam will record this generation's "Don't Stop Believin" and other such anthems of the free spirited!! I want to be rocking out to his music every Friday night at the bars for years to come! I'd pay $1 for the jukebox, $18 for the CD, $70 for a ticket to his show (+ taxes and fees) and $150 for my phone bill after voting for him tonight!!!!!

    May 19, 2009 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  507. Chuck

    I loved Adam all season however I believe Kris could be the dark horse and win. America its in your hands.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  508. Scott

    Adam = Fantasia = Ruben = Taylor Hicks = where are they now?

    May 19, 2009 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  509. RSC In Washington DC

    These judges need to climb out of Adam's a#@$.. It's despicable that they continue to say how Adam has won, Adam's best song ever.. Adam could cry up there and they would say it's the best cry they ever heard...

    It's obvious, the show shouldn't be called American Idol, it should be called Judges Idol.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  510. Rich

    Kris is getting my vote...

    May 19, 2009 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  511. Manny

    Adam has the best voice, so he deserves to win. But Kris will win. The conservative element in America is not ready for Adam Lambert as the American Idol.

    For those that keep saying that Kris is the better singer; imagine that your job is to pick a song for Adam that he can't sing, that will stump him. Hard to think of one, isn't it ? Now imagine picking a song that will stump Kris.. easy, isn't it ? MANY songs immediately jump to mind. There you have it. But AI is not a really a singing competition, it's a popularity contest. Kris could have forgotten all his words tonight and he'll still win. He's likable and talented but he'll win not on his own merit, but on the anti-Adam vote.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  512. mgray

    I voted for Kris, but it looks like there are a lot of Adam fans here. I hope all the Kris fans are still texting and calling.

    Love Kris, but do not care of Adam at all. Two different types, I prefer the Kris type. I hope the better man wins and that is Kris and I'm not talking about his singing.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  513. Phyllis

    Adam is talented, I'll give him that. But Chris is the Idol that America will vote for. The person that watches Idol does care about what Idol represents and I sure don't think it's Adam Lambert. Chris is more marketable. He reaches a wider audience that Adam. I'm pulling for Chris but let's be real, both guys will go far.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  514. JudyChicago

    Adam. He out sang Kris from day one. But the fact is, he doesn't need the title.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  515. joe

    I was expecting Adam to blow away Kris since he has been hyped up as the professional musical performer and Kris is just a newbie. But I think Kris took 2 out of 3 songs. Too bad he was stuck trying to sing that hideous Kara creation.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  516. Amelia

    Adam definately has talent, but do I want to hear his voice on the radio? Not really. He's much more suited for theatre or a Vegas show. He vocals are powerful but it's all projection. I don't feel any emotion from his singing. Kris, on the other hand has a pleasing voice. You can hear the lyrics coming from deep down and know it's honest. The song they both sang by Kara, well I can imagine hearing Kris' version on the radio but not Adams. I'd buy a Kris Allen CD but highly doubt I'd spend money on one by Adam.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  517. Jane

    There's no denying that Adam has a killer voice, but Kris has a great voice too. As talented as Adam is, I frankly got tired of the Steven-Tyler-ish screaming. Kris, on the other hand, kept my attention continually. I'm voting according to who I think I could sit through a 2-hour concert and come away entertained. Adam would frankly wear me out. I would totally enjoy a Kris concert from start to finish. Kris has my vote(s).

    May 19, 2009 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  518. Lucy

    ADAM. Your voice is wonderful. All season. I always looked forward to your performance. You deserve to win.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  519. greatdane813

    Party punch or tap water? Which would you choose? It's Adam!!

    May 19, 2009 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  520. Karen

    If you have any kind of head for music............clearly Adam is the winner.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  521. Angela

    Kris all the way! Good luck on Broadway Adam!

    May 19, 2009 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  522. michele

    The song by Kara was awful! Can we get rid of her now? No one should have to sing that horrible song.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  523. Eric the Socialist

    Adam. Sorry, Kris. It's just that Adam reminds me of my all-time Idol... Cher. Adam is the male Cher in my opinion. Adam is emotive, reaches high AND low notes (when he wants to)... all four judges got it right this season. Adam has been at the top of his game ALL season. In my opinion, not ONE bad week. Kris, he's cute (really adorable, boy-next-doorish)... but when he sings he's nowhere near as emotive as Adam. I don't feel he puts his heart into all of his songs. When Adam sings, it's like he is living, and breathing the lyrics and the music. Like he means what he sings. I voted Adam 30 times. I hope it was enough. Well, I'm going to vote more, now.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  524. Pat

    I think it was obvious that it would come down to Adam and Kris. Who else could possibly have been Adam's contender? However, as charming and John Denverish as Kris is.........Adam is a star. He knows how to take over a stage and hold (and thrill) an audience. Kris is cuddly, but Adam is AWESOME.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  525. DAVID WATT

    The past week must have been hell for both of them because they both looked exhausted. Secondly, if I knew I had to sing a song on the final night of my competition(the one that Kara wrote) I would be hoping the song would be pulled at the last moment. It was a terrible choice and the lyrics were rediculous. At least the song that David Cook made his own last season ("The Time of MY Life") gave you a tear in the eye and was a hit on the charts. There are a certain number of people that will not vote for Adam because of his glam and sexual ambiguity and innuendos..which is totally insane because he DOES have talent. It is going to be hard to pigeon hole him in a contract and make him sing the songs he's handed. He is way too independent for that. You could get by giving Kris a contract that dictates more toward his genre...he is a favorite with the ladies event though he is married..My prediction is that Kris could take it in a very close race..They will both do well and this is one of the most talented groups that we have seen in allot of the seasons. Good luck to both contestants..

    May 19, 2009 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  526. PKW in N. Ga.

    ADAM! ADAM! ADAM! I LOVE me some Adam! Although I loved Chris' first two songs tonight, Adam is just too wonderful ALL the time!

    May 19, 2009 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  527. Mark G.

    Adam has performed at different levels and has clearly shown that he is a diverse singer as well as entertainer. Kris is a good singer but doesn't have the talent that Adam has...so hopefully Adam will win and deserves to based on his week in and week out performances.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  528. Samantha

    KRIS ALL THE WAY!! i truly hope he wins. i LOVED his version of 'no boundaries' it better suits radio

    May 19, 2009 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  529. bloom

    I am sorry that Danny did not make it through. I think he is an excellent singer.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  530. jennyl

    oh and what was up with the last song. sorry kara, but it was horrible. and definately not written for either one of them!

    May 19, 2009 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  531. Glo

    Adam-Nay
    Kris-YES!!

    May 19, 2009 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  532. Kevin

    I voted over 500 times for Kris. But if Adam wins, who could argue.

    It was a great season!

    May 19, 2009 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  533. chipper

    I agree the Idol song is crap. But the folks who would respond would do so more with Kris than Adam. Both are incredible! I favor Kris – though NOT the song. Wish he could lead with another and bury the Idol song in the dustbin track 13.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  534. jenny

    VOTING FOR KRIS!!! im so freakin sick of adam...

    May 19, 2009 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  535. Mike

    I attended an idol party tonight. Many of the people were Danny fans and were now voting for Kris. The final vote tally was Kris-17 and Adam-3. I think Adam may be in trouble tomorrow night.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  536. sean

    Adam is not only our next American Idol but he is our next rock superstar with or without the AI Champion Title. He is soon to be the global idol!

    May 19, 2009 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  537. Eric

    Kris all the way – Adam is painful to listen to he screams like a girl and I can't believe u people think that is singing...give me a break. What a terrible last song to have them sing...that's the best AI could come up with – what a joke!

    May 19, 2009 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  538. KP

    Hey! I missed the show but want to call in for Adam. What's the number?

    May 19, 2009 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  539. Wizard

    I liked Adam's first song (because not every song needs the screaming...only some of them.) However, I voted Kris overall. If Adam had occasionally laid-off the screaming and the tongue throughout the season, I would've liked him a little more.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  540. Ryan

    Oh Kris performed?

    May 19, 2009 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  541. April P

    I love them both......but I'm voting for Kris! I just love his style! Kris all the way!!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  542. NJC

    It really doesn't matter whether Adam wins or not, he has secured a very long career for himself in music and I bet we will be seeing him on Broadway someday too. Kris, he sings nice, looks like a sweet guy, but he is no match for Adams plethora of talent.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  543. Mairi

    HOPE ADAM WINS! He has been a consistently great performer week after week. Adam is definitely the better singer. Wish it had been an Adam/Allison finale. The No Boundaries song is awful and both Adam & Kris struggled with that horrible song.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  544. WOW

    I like them both, but I would seriously never buy and Adam album. The theatrical stuff would get old quick.

    I would realistically listen to Kris' music almost any time of the day, so I'd buy his Album. I hope he puts one out soon.

    I definitely voted for Kris, but I wish Adam well.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  545. Euphie

    I think the majority of Danny voters will vote for Kris. It will be very close.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  546. Susie

    Those who want Kris simply put – have absolutely no knowledge of music, singing or talent. Kris is cute, has a nice voice, would be great at a sophisticated coffee house or maybe making one album. You cannot compare the star quality, the vocals, the movement, the look, the charisma that Adam – this superstar – has. He will sell millions of albums and I'm already waiting on baited breath for his first concert tour. Plus, he's a gentle soul, humble, kind, genuine, a rare mix with such earthy sexuality. He literally drives me crazy, insane.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  547. Matt

    Very anti-climatic with the lame song at the ending. Bad lyrics, bad melody=bad performances. The final two, at least, were able to make it sound decent. Hopefully, people will vote on what happened all season, as opposed to the anti-finale. Adam clearly should be the Idol.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  548. dan w.

    Kris was horrible in a horrible song. He was just awful and I like him. And if I want to base it on a season as Kara suggested, I would pick Adam. I thought Adam won but I really think he needs to learn restraint. It might feel good but it doesn't serve the song when he pushes like he did on "A Change ..." and "One." I think Kris will win because he's non-threatening and a nice guy with a wife. Doesn't matter – Adam will be huge and when he learns how to handle his voice, he will be great.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  549. Kati

    Adam. Sure, he screeches a lot, but at least he has some originality going for him. Kris has one mode: acoustic guitar squak fest.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  550. CW

    Kris was great!!!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  551. Alma Basile

    I like both,but we all know Adam is going to win. I really want Kris to win, Adam has a very good voice but he screams too much. I guess we have to wait until tomorrow.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  552. someone

    Honestly i didnt like either one of the performances from the last song that was a teriable song no matter who sings it...I am a Kris fan though. Adam is a Great singer just not my type though. they both deserve it either way!!!!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  553. Alison

    I actually think Kris did the final song better. Voting for him tonight – go Kris!!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  554. RH

    Kris is not a smooth singer and doesn't have the range needed to carry him to the radio circuit where he will be judged against many, many current artists. He is forgettable and needs a lot more training before he can be considered a professional singer. He may have got by on AI with the school boy charm but in the real world out there he won't sell originality like Adam can! Kris cannot sell records. The people who support Kris now are casting FREE votes but will not spend $$$ to buy his records. Kris lacks imagination and creativity. Adam is overflowing with that! Adam will go the route of Jennifer Hudson – a class act through and through!! Go Adam!!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  555. Tarheel

    Already got through and voted for Adam seven times. At least I think it was for Adam. The message thanked me for voting for contestant one. Can't wait to see the results. A.L. will be the next A.I.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  556. Ben Dover

    Nothing against Chris, but Adam is the clear winner as the better singing talent. He is a certified star. No matter who wins, Adam's ticket is already written.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  557. Ken Johnson

    Kris Won, Hands Down. Adam is a screamer, he sings half the song the screams the other half. His own parents even admitted it. To much screaming and not enough singing. Did you hear Simon tell Adam that he would not "Judge his song", free ride hey. The Judges are trying to Sway the American voters to chose their Champion, "Adam". Kris beat him badly. The shows producer and even Kara picked songs that they thought Adam would do better at. You talk about trying to RIG a show. No, Kris won fair and square. Go Vote America, VOTE KRIS!!!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  558. ResultsSoFar

    50 minutes since voting opened and Kris is ahead by 2 million. I can't believe it !!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  559. marc

    Adam will win! Now vote, vote, voye for ADAM!!!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  560. Nicole

    I have never been an Adam fan. Too theatrical and over the top for me. He would be great on stage, but radio...I'm not sure. Kris will definitely be getting my vote!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  561. Betsy

    I finally figured it out! I thought my cat was getting caught in the air duct every tuesday night. I found out it was Adam singing. Whew, that's a relief.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  562. Steve

    America's New IDOL... Kris Allen

    May 19, 2009 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  563. Sarah A

    A sleeping pill is kris. Good way to put it JJ. Boring. John mayer. Ugh.

    Adam should win, hands down. Need people to vote.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  564. shane

    crap... crap.. crap... that last song was written specifically for ADAM... not KRIS... we all knew that KARA was only watching out for ADAM. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    May 19, 2009 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  565. maggie t

    BOB! you did watch with us, i knew you would. see you next year.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  566. Kell

    Kris is a good performer but he is forgettable. I think he could win but I think he would be another Fantasia or Ruben. I think Adam should win. Adam has knocked it out each week with his performances. I would buy his music and I would much rather see Adam in concert. He would always leave me wanting more!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  567. chris

    It seems to me that Adam screeches when he sings...

    May 19, 2009 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  568. grizz

    Kris rocks! He is appealing in every sense of the word. Adam is an entertainer but he is too over the top! I would not buy any of Adam's CD'S!
    Kris...yes! I agree with the guy that said "it took three song writers to write the last song" It sucked! Did'n't leave much for both entertainers to work with! What was American Idol thinking! The song was awful!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  569. kathy soukup

    Adam...Adam...Adam

    May 19, 2009 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  570. gregg

    who freakin cares who wins this dribble,, its not gonna put anymore $$$$ in my pocket,,, watch the history channel,,, life after people,,, now thats entertainment

    May 19, 2009 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  571. Madeline

    KRIS! I think he did better tonight.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  572. jonR

    That screaming from Adam will not translate well on the radio. I prefer to hear finger nail on the chalk board – at least it doesn't last as long.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  573. Kathy

    Adam will be an international star. I work for a major oil company and everyone I work with and e-mail on a daily basis in the UK, Middle East, Australia, Kuala Lumpur, the guys in Moscow and Beijing are all crazy about Adam. Most of them get up in the middle of the night to watch live feed on their computers. Forgot Canada also is crazy about Adam and all of my co-workers in Latin America, especially Mexico. Vote Vote, I am voting and typing at the same time!!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  574. c.mit

    Vote for Kris. That was not Adam's best performance.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  575. Sonya

    Kris pulled off all three songs really well. A++++ for Kris! Adam pulled off one and a half songs. Sorry, I did not love Adam's version of the great "Change is going to come"! I love that song and Adam, it was interesting but not good enough. Kris even pulled off that terrible song by Cara D. and friends. Even I can't hold that one against Adam. It was a bad song al the way, but Kris still managed to work his magic on it. Good luck Kris!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  576. Love

    ADAM – Love your voice, your talent, your gorgeous looks. I will buy your CD.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  577. Monty

    Why do they still have that awful sappy song at the end of every season? The song may have been bad to begin with, but Kris made it sound even worse. That was painful to watch.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  578. Knoxville guy

    Not sure why Adam feels compelled to scream the high note in every song he sings. I could listen to 10 songs on an album by Kris...couldn't do that with Adam. Adam is talented..but too dramatic for my taste.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  579. Anita

    OH PLEASE get OVER it... Gokey is SO gone and I am SO glad. He was AWFUL>>>>

    May 19, 2009 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  580. Margie

    I have already registered on Amazon to buy Adam's first album. Adam is the winner throughout the whole competition. VOTE FOR ADAM!!!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  581. Natasha

    OMG!!!!!! Adam will live on foever even if he doesnt win....but like for real if adam got eliminated i would never watch american idol again.....adam is clearly the best singer in the compition;he always has been!!!! Adam all the way!!!!!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  582. Sondra (High Point)

    Kris will win, it will be an upset. I love Adam he is very talented, amazing but when Kris sang last week and was not eliminated I decided then and there that Kris would be the winner. We shall see.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  583. Scott

    Kris is by far the better artist. He plays multiple instruments and doesn't have to depend on make-up, costumes, and fog machines to make his performances relevant. The sad part is that when Adam isn't screaming he can actually sing.

    Kris wins in spite of all of Paula's efforts to sway America to Adam.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  584. Amanda

    I think Adam will win...the "No Boundaries" song didn't do either of them any favors.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  585. Anita

    I just can't help it. I want Kris to win big time!!!!! Adam has a career in Vegas and he sucks.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  586. Lani

    Both guys did a great job all season but my vote will go with Kris he is someone I could listen to an entire CD of his music

    May 19, 2009 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  587. JJ

    Kris is an absolute bore. Sleeping pill in a song.

    Adam grabs my (and my family's) attention and keeps it. He gives us energy...makes us feel alive. And I love that he came out the way he likes to look – goth with eyeliner and nail polish. This is the real Adam and I love it.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  588. Maria

    Kris is a nice looking, congenial, very good singer; Adam Lambert, on the other hand, is simply brilliant – he's got the "it", the "wow" factor – exceptional voice, amazing talent (most of the songs he chose to sing he made his own), and the look. That look – awesome; unabashedly confident and comfortable with who he is, however out there some may think him to be. America – this is just the beginning of Adam Lambert's climb. He's so powerful and wonderful. Good luck to both.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  589. DP

    Love Kris! As far as the final song, I thought Kris sounded better no matter what the judges tried to convince us. They knew it to. That is why they tried to tell everyone that Adam was better when he was not. Even Simon knew Adam stunk on that song but he was too clever to say it "Adam, I won't judge you on THIS song, I will judge you on the season!" That translates into You were awful on this song but we the judges want Adam to win. It makes me sick. I think the people of America will speak tomorrow night and pick the person who is truly deserving of the title of the American Idol. A small town boy without professional music experience with small town values and a great radio friendly voice. Vote for Kris!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  590. Chris

    Kris is the better artist...will sell more cds

    May 19, 2009 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  591. jim

    Kris is what American Idol is all about. He grew so much as an artist through out the season. Adam was the same week after long screaming week.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  592. exactaman2003

    For me this season has been Adam, Allison, and Danny as the 3 stand outs.

    I feel that Adam and Allison were the most unique performers who each had a wonderful color and vocal control that only a select few performers ever achieve. Danny was just plain out a good singer, but probably not quite the standout artist that Adam and Allison were.

    I will never understand why Simon was so negative towards Allison. As Kara said, he must be crazy.

    Kris isnt really in the top 4 as far as his vocal ability but he must have a tremendous fan base of young girls who think he is cute. It cant be talent.

    So based on that...anything is possible when the votes are counted but Adam deserves the win.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  593. Sherri

    Round 1-Adam Round-2 Adam Round 3-Adam If I wanted to see Kris I could go to the local coffee shop, there are thousands out there just like him, sorry. Adam is a thousand times more talented.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  594. Rosie

    Adam did Sam Cooke proud! he was awesome as usual!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  595. Vicki

    It's gotta be Kris, hands down!!!

    Both are great singers but I can certainly see great things ahead for Kris in the future because of his style. And I can see Adam's style fading like yesterday's news. He style has just been done and re-done to death.

    Best of luck to you, Kris! I got my vote(S) in for you=)

    May 19, 2009 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  596. Brian

    Adam Lambert is a screamer and a Sam Harris wanna be....anyone remember him from Star Search? Besides, we already have the Scissor Sisters too! If Adam wins he will be a flash in the pan like Fantasia and Ruben Studdard.

    Kris is someone who can actually have a sustainable career which is what the competition is really about. He may not be the most dynamic performer, but he can sing and play multiple istruments, something Adam is not able to do.

    Sorry Adam....you lose!!!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  597. Ken

    I think Kris is a great singer, but he is not in the same class as Adam!!
    Kris's best performance was his first and Adam was great on all three.
    The Final song,not a great song by any means, was done so much better by Adam. Kris was straining to hit notes and even sounded at one point that he either forgot the words or was completely out of breath.
    ADAM ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  598. Susan

    Was it just my TV or did Paula look orange?

    May 19, 2009 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  599. carl

    I thought tonight's show and all the media hype surrounding it has definitely been slanted TOWARD Adam. You have celebrities rooting for...and predicting a Lambert victory tomorrow night. I think the judges were almost consoling in their comments to Kris. On the other hand, it was nothing but adoration and praise for Adam. They are two very different types of singers. Kris is a crooner...whose albums will have a broad appeal. Adam's talents belong more to the theatrical stage...broadway... Kris has an easy going style while Adam is more edgy. It all comes down to $$$$ in the music biz. I would expect that if Kris loses tomorrow night...you will see the Clay Aiken effect again. Aiken lost to Ruben Studdard but has been much more successful...and sold many more albums. Good luck Kris...no matter what the vote totals show...in the end...your star shines just a little more brightly.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  600. Gwen

    Anyone else having problems with the phone lines for Adam? None of his 3 phone lines seems to be working. Getting weird ring tones, not like theones for Kris.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  601. rick

    adam, hands down, kris is just another boy band type like all the rest

    May 19, 2009 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  602. ChristiansForAdam

    Hey Fellow Christians, god doesn't require you to vote for Kris. In fact Adam is god's creature also. And remember how some folks didn't like Jesus cause he was different and a rabble rouser and stuff. See, sort of the same with Adam. And why would the good lord give Adam such awsome performing talents far beyond the talent of thousands and thousands of other contestants – well the good lord didn't give him that talent to waste now did he. So fellow Christians just vote for Adam in good conscience and say your prayers before you go to bed. You'll be just fine.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  603. Peg L

    I love love love Adam Lambert, he is an amazing singer, I think he deserves it. He dresses awesome!!!! His stage presence is very good!! He knows how to entertain the people. He is an Amercian Idol.

    Peg Laplante
    Claremont,NH

    May 19, 2009 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  604. Patti

    KRIS KRIS KRIS!! Love 'em! Adam is definitely an excellent singer/performer – but Kris' soul and humbleness along with his unbelievable voice and musical abilities pull him through for me!! Minnesota loves you Kris!!!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  605. M&M

    We are really in the presence of a new Elton John, Freddy Mercury, Meatloaf.......and sorry why not an Elvis.... Adam is truly the best singer/performer in the history of AI. Kris, is good, but nothing special, we'll hear his songs in the radio. Maybe!! ...But for Adam, people will fill up stadiums, and venues to see his shows...his concerts...
    Leave all prejudices behind, vote for the talent !!
    Sad that there are no more shows , to see what Adam brings each week...Kudos for a great season..!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  606. Mary

    Adam is the sure winner if you have watched from the very start of the competition. Kris has really stepped it up and I thought they both did very good tonight but I agree that it wasn't their best performances.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  607. Linda

    Is there something wrong with Adam's numbers? I'm getting a porn site!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  608. Maya

    Adam was the best. He deserves to win because he brought it EVERY week.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  609. Mark

    Kris is clearly the better of the two, but after hearing that GOD AWFUL song, I'm rooting for Adam to win. The talent Kris possesses is SO beyond that song. He has more opportunity if he's the runner up.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  610. Mitch

    Kris. He can sing without screetching. Unfortunately, all Adam does is screetch.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  611. Kris for the win!!

    I hope Kris wins. He is genuine and the one with orginality to go all the way. I am tired of Adam screaming his way thru.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  612. Sherri

    Not even close, Kris is a good singer but Adam is a great artist! He is better than anyone that show has ever produced. Adam all the way!!!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  613. cindy

    adam is and has been the only singer on this shows history that has real talent. he gets music, he understands himself and knows his voice unlike so many of the contestants. he's seems like a humble and genuine fellow, who appreciates other musicians and a variety of sounds. sorry american idol, you haven't had talent like adam, you better be kissing his butt for that!!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  614. TGIT

    Adam – Thank you for signing up this year. You made it the best season. Tonight was great.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  615. rome114

    Adamerican idol!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  616. Todd

    Six weeks ago I would have said I would be voting Adam all the way. But the last 3-4 weeks, I fell in love with Kris' voice. I loved the first song tonight. I think Simon Fuller is an idiot for picking the second song. And the last song... that is just a bad song by anyone who sings it. GO KRIS!!!!!!!!! I have texted the word vote to 5702 over 100 times. 🙂

    May 19, 2009 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  617. Cheryl

    This is a singing contest people! Kris does not have the range Adam does. I yawned through Kris' performances this season, while I couldn't wait to see what Adam was going to do. Adam all the way!!!!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  618. Jamie

    Adam is the only choice, Kris was horrible on the last one, it was like he was screming it. You can tell how will win by who sings the AI song for that season, Adam sang it much better, it could be his song.

    Kris is cute, but that only goes so far.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  619. Missi

    Adam seemed flat tonight. Kris was relaxed and great. Throughout the season, the only songs I found myself downloading were ones done by Kris.
    Adam needs to go back to broadway – Kris is the one who is going to make an album that will actually have staying power.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  620. th

    Kara's song sucked for both of them, I hope they never do that again. VOTE FOR KRIS, he is definately someone I would want my kids to idol. Talent with vocals and instruments. Kris all the way!! No matter if he does not win, he will go far.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  621. Sandy - St Louis

    Pleaseeeeeee VOTE VOTE VOTE for ADAM!!!!!!!!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  622. Jill

    I really hope Kris wins! But, I think it is going to be Adam.
    Either one is ok.....Kris will do fine....

    May 19, 2009 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  623. caitlin

    i was underwhelmed by all of the performances tonight (except for mad world, but it was a redo so i dont count it!). that original song was so cheeseball, and wasnt up to par with what either contestant is capable of doing it was better suited for the less original david archulettas of the world.
    i love adam, kris has grown on me, but i just have a hard time because when he sings he looks like rick moranis and i find it so distracting!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  624. Lisa

    Adam is a one-in-a-million find. Hell be around for 100 years. Vote for Adam!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  625. Kathy

    I have to say I was surpised that Kris made it to the top 2, but I really enjoyed him over the past few weeks. However, overall I think Adam will be the winner, he just has that range and can sing any song (except for that crap that it took 3 people to write)

    May 19, 2009 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  626. Joan

    They both looked incredibly tired, their performances on 2/3 lacked lustre but Adam's Change was the greatest moment EVER in Idol History. Second maybe only to Bo Bice's In Dreams when he sang A Cappella

    Adam, for sheer consistent star studded performances and being able to sing almost better than the invincible Ted Neely....gets ALL of my votes.

    That being said, if he has to sing that crap for his contract, give it to Kris...and let Adam sign with Slash and start selling out stadiums.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  627. Babba

    One word....

    ADAM

    May 19, 2009 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  628. Mark

    I only vote for the last show. Why, do not like the way this is voted because we should only have a one vote limit. With that said.

    I read the boards and people are voting for Kris because Adam has prior experience and Kriss does not so it is no fair. I do believe Kris was in a band so he has experience also just not the same kind as Adam. The rules say one can not have a record contract and both don't so that is not a reason to vote for Kriss and not vote for Adam.

    I do not think Adam screams but does go high at times and that is just his style..

    Adam always did the best and I do like good acting singers so I guess I will vote one time for Adam. I just hope he wins by one vote and it will be mine. for the rest of you vote as much as you can because both sides will.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  629. Scott

    Adam sucks. He is not going to be a rock singer. No self-respecting person who would listen to AC/DC, etc would listen to this light-in-the-loafers Broadway castoff! If they did, they would get their a$$icked. Kind of like the kid on Beavis and Butthead who used to weat the Winger shirt!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  630. Jack in TampaBay

    They are both good ... but ADAM ALL THE WAY!

    GO ADAM!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  631. just joe

    ...somewhere along the line this season, I believe it was Simon who said that this "is a singing competition." This pretty much says it for me.....Kris sang.....Adam is good....but couldn't picture him singing for an hour or so, or on a cd, without reverting to Elvis, who has been there and done that, or hyped up with a lot of theatrics supporting him.
    Sorry, Adam.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  632. deb shankar

    kris performed much better than adam. adam is a better showman. kris is a better singer.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  633. Janet Mikula Enders

    Both Adam and Kris were absolutely incredible tonight. They both are extremely talented. However, my vote goes for Kris. He appears to be more natural, unassuming, and less dramatic than Adam. He does not put on a show. He demonstrates his talent as a singer and a musician.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  634. Mel.

    Well based on tonight, and over the course of the show, I think Adam has proven himself a great entertainer. Win or lose. Kris has proven himself to be capable but I just don't hear enough of a unique sound that will make Kris stand out from all the other voices on the radio. Good luck to them both... I'm sure they'll do fine.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  635. Kathy

    Voted for Adam; though we can't judge based on that last song, because that song was just a bad song.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  636. JL

    Adam cant sing he screams!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  637. Robin

    While Adam does have a great voice and probably a better range, I don't think anyone should count Kris out. Kris is a great singer and I think more Americans will relate better to Kris and enjoy his style of music.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  638. GoAdam

    I wish they had been able to pick their own songs- I still think Adam has been the best singer this season. It may work out for him to be the number two guy though. Either way he has won the season and will go far!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  639. joan

    Adam won all three rounds as far as I'm concerned....Adam is memorable.....Kris forgettable....sorry....Adam rocks!!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  640. Jesse

    I think the judges succeded in their unproffesional attempts over the past few weeks and might have said enough to sway the votes adam is talented but screams Kris did awesome tonight and has done arkansas proud hopefully the buyist judges dont have more influence than the performers themselves

    May 19, 2009 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  641. Kia Xtreme

    Kris is hollow. Does not sing with an ounce of feelings.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  642. Hans

    I like Kris, he sings not screams. If you want raw talent, pure in it's true form, then Kris wins it hands down. If you want the white male virsion of Patty Label then pick Adam. And yes, Adam has talent but I've seen all the screamers I can handle in a lifetime. It's time that talent wins over popularity. Just remember to last Idol, battle of the David's. But the David with the real talent, in the purest form didn't win, David another screamer won... lets get with the program people, Kris rocks..

    May 19, 2009 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  643. Sue

    Kris all the way!! He has much more than talent! He touches hearts! He is truly an idol, all ages could look up to him and that is what American Idol should be about!!! America get it right and vote for Kris Allen!!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  644. Diane

    My husband and I have loved Adam from the first moment he took the stage at the beginning of the season. Not only does he have a most amazing voice, but his stage presence and the way he delivers a performance is unsurpassed on the American Idol stage. Adam is clearly the best contestant in A.I. history besides Carrie Underwood!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  645. Kristen

    Loved Kris. As for Adam, I have two words: Taylor Hicks. I would never buy Adam's CD or buy his music on iTunes. I might watch him in a musical that was way, way off Broadway if the price was right (read cheap, under $20). Kris' voice and stage presence is much better. He's so at ease on the stage, like he belongs there while Adam is so forced and "look at me, look at me! I'm trained to do this!" I really hope Kris wins.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  646. f2Jam

    Hey, Adam was wonderful.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  647. Bill

    Adam has so much potential. Kris will do well but Adam is the next idol and will do great things in the future. You all will buy the album.

    Rock ON!!!!!!!!!!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  648. Mickey

    Adam all the way. I wish Kris could hit some of the high notes but he just cannot. Adam has pretty much sealed it with these performances. I have known to be wrong but only time will tell. Adam ges my vote.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  649. Louise

    I think the contestants should pick their own songs in the final day. If they can blame anyone it would be themselves, not the judges. No Boundaries really didn't do much for me. Kris is a very talented singer, but Adam has the powerful voice that I love. I wish them both well!!!!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  650. Bonnie

    It is Adam....I can really see him putting on one heck of a concert.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  651. lottie

    Adam was great!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  652. Tubor

    Adam is great for Broadway where you're supposed to sing a wide variety. If Kris can write songs or get with someone who does he's gonna be huge.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  653. Wesley

    Kris will win!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  654. willis

    Kris is very good and the only one who could give Adam a run for his money, but Adam does deserve to win!
    His rendition of Change Is Gonna come was brilliant!
    That said, the votes could very well go to Kris, because that is probably were the Danny fans' votes will go!
    My bet is that less than a million votes will separate the two and "advantage Adam"!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  655. Youmna Naufal

    I think they both did well. I do. I agree that although Adam is favored to win, Kris could take the crown...what a sweet competition.

    I actually enjoyed this Finale. I thought they both gave it their all.

    May the best win...the best being Kris.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  656. Julie

    Kris is likable.

    Adam had me with his unique, ethereal interpretation of "Ring of Fire". He lifted the lyrics above base lust into a complex realm of passions.

    Win or not, I predict Adam will be an American music idol for more than one generation. In my own family, four generations are all gaga over him already! Two of those generations liken his charisma to a young Elvis Presley.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  657. DeeG

    Kris!!!! He has actually grown this season and shown he has what it takes. You rocked tonight Kris!!!!!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  658. Bob

    American Idol Producers – You ruined the last night for me.

    A Total cheesy last song that was geared toward an Adam win. Make them sing it tomorrow night when nothing is on the line for Gods sake. These guys can choose their own songs for almost the entire season and then on the most important night, 2 songs are chosen buy others?!

    Why the heck do they make these guys sing the same awful song? Last year the Davids got to choose their last song, why not this year? terrible format change – just terrible. I feel really bad for Kris. I don't care who wins but taking about stacking the deck against one contestant.... You should be ashamed AI producers.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  659. Adam Forever...

    Adam is the better artist. Period. However, if Miley and Jonas are stars, that shows that Americans care less about singing ability than the pop star package that will look cute on a backpack. Adam is the only person on that show that I would actually go to a store and purchase a CD from.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  660. Scott

    Round 1 – Kris

    Round 2 – Adam

    Round 3 – Adam, despite the song that sucked.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  661. Britany

    Kris is good, and has a few songs that he did very good on. But i think Adam did better after all. So Adam all the wayy! 🙂

    May 19, 2009 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  662. Alex

    From the start of the season Adam no picture

    May 19, 2009 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  663. DavidC

    If you base who won American Idol than it is easy choice. It's Adam, But if you base it on tonights performance than it is to close to call.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  664. PCS

    Rounds 1 and 2 to Kris. Round 3 to Adam. I can't believe it took 3 people to write that junk of a final song! Anyway–great finale and I would be happy if either won it. They both deserve it.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  665. Spammy

    Definitely Adam! He stole the night. Please make sure all you Adam fans VOTE!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  666. DC

    Both Kris and Adam are amazing talents. They are different and it will boil down to personal taste in music styles. I can't pick! I love them both!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  667. Linda

    I think they both can sing well, but you can find dozens who look and sound like Kris. Adam is unique. I guess it depends on what you prefer – apple pie or devil's food chocolate cake. For me, I'll take chocolate.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  668. Dan from Iowa

    Nothing against Kris, but I voted for Adam. For all you Adam fans, don't take anything for granted – please vote!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  669. gigi

    Adam didn't shine tonite. But neither did Kris. Based on the season, it should be Adam to win it all. But don't forget...America votes!

    Congrats to both contestants! They will both have a great carrier.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  670. DB

    I thought for sure that Kris would beat Adam, even though I love Adam... the first two songs were the best of the night (we can't ever count the awful Idol song, can we?) but Kris blew it when he phoned in the second song. Regardless, this is the best Idol top two ever.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  671. Cristy

    It is defintiely not the run away that I was hoping for, being a huge Adam fan. However, I think Adam has what it takes. He has never backed down, he has never changed who he is and he is willing to take risks. That being said, I think Kris has a nice disposition and a sweet voice, so I know I can not rest comfortably tonight. I am Canadian and unfortunately can not vote, so all I can do is keep positive about it. I loved Adam's version of Mad World and although Simon hated the theatrics, I still feel that his performance was stronger and much more memorable. I loved his version of that beautiful Sam Cooke song. This has been an interesting year on Idol. I called it as an Adam and Danny finale, so really anything can happen.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  672. Katie

    Adam, duh! Good god, no comparison! Who's voice is more extravagant and original? Kris is just another Jack Johnson, American dream blow off that no one will remember in a year...Adam's gonna be a star kids.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  673. DB

    Adam did not even get the lyrics correct on Mad World. It is not Worn out Spaces Try Places... Atleast he didn't squeal it out tonight...Voting for the musical talent over the theatrical talent.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  674. Isabelle

    vote for kris

    May 19, 2009 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  675. Mike Stone

    I have to say that Adam pretty much sewed it up. Kris gave it a great try, but when it comes down to being able to sing different styles, I have to say Adam has the ability to do a wider variaty than kris.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  676. bridgette

    Is it my imagination but both guys looked tired. I would tilt the night in Adam's favor because of the Sam Cooke song and he was a little better on the final song. Both guys lacked energy, and neither knocked it out of the park. I think it was a combination of fatigue and nerves that brought their performances down. I wasn't overwhelmed by the show, but I am hoping for a Adam victory tomorrow.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  677. JL

    Adam and Kris both have unique styles and voices, and if the show is about finding the best talent, then Adam is the clear winner. Kris is good, but Adam is great. Depending on the type of record Adam makes will determine just how huge his fan pool will be. If he goes the rocker road, I will not purchase his album. Kris will land on his feet nicely, and I will purchase his album regardless if he wins or not.

    Thanks for the insightful blog for those of us on the west coast. It's been a delight to read your comments. Same place, same time... next year!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  678. bkenn

    I am with you on this. I think it should be Adam, but I am worried Kris will win.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  679. Christine Michaud

    Kris, all the way... Adam is an entertainer... his voice is like nails on a chalk board... but it's his entertaining that gets the votes really... Kris has an amazing, fresh voice... that I could listen to over and over!!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  680. Isabelle

    I still like Danny. I think he is much deserve to be in the final 2. Paula Abudul's song choice for Danny cost his chance.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  681. marc

    Still can't get through on any line for Adam. Vote for Adam! By a far margin the clear winner tonight!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  682. ShayHay

    I'm voting for Kris. I can't stand to listen to Adam.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  683. js

    I could listen to all 3 of Kris's songs on the radio. I could listen to 1 of 3 of Adam's. That kind of sums up why I voted for Kris.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  684. lottie

    Yes, Fast. Adam was the best.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  685. Michele

    Adam all the way!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  686. Dave in Altmar

    God love him, Kris Allen is a totally forgettable performer who will have a correspondingly unexceptional run in the music world. Bill Orally's mouth running notwithstanding, Adam Lambert is the American Idol, whether he wins the competition or not...

    May 19, 2009 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  687. Well****

    Kris

    May 19, 2009 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  688. Erinn

    Voting for Kris!

    May 19, 2009 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |

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