May 20th, 2009
10:07 PM ET

Top 2: And your 'American Idol' is ...

** SPOILER ALERT: Wednesday night’s blog reveals the winner of the show. Do not visit this entry of the blog if you do not want to know the result. **

OMG!!!!

Kris Allen

Kris Allen won!!!

Down goes Frazier! Down goes Frazier!!!

Kris can't believe it and actually said "Adam deserves this."

They are going to have to get him a better first single!


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  3. Barbara

    As far as I am concerned, the real American Idol did win......we all won when Adam wasn't picked for the 2009 American Idol. Now we can have great music to listen to from Adam instead of the junk that American Idol would of had him record under their contract. Adam is a free-spirited young man who is now free to do just about anything he wants musically.......reminds me of the greatness that came from Chris Daughtry because he didn't win. Think about it people.

    June 17, 2009 at 7:21 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jayhawk Fan

    Oh yes Adam who screams in every song should have won? Please. I think they are both great artists but Adam just kept having the same sound over and over. I hope Adam does well and I'm sure he will but if Danny couldn't win it Kris deserved to.

    May 26, 2009 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Terah

    I don't believe that the real winner won. Adam out-sang Kris and even Kris knows it. It has been said that the "Christian" vote pushed Kris on top and I believe that is possible and probably true. The problem is that the "Christians" who voted for Kris to vote against Adam, are not really "Christians" but simply religious narrow-minded promoters of the people they can control.

    Change gonna come, oh yes it will!
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    I've been outsted from many churches and hated by most who call themselves "Christian," but the proof of their Christianity is in love, not hatred.

    Well.... at least Adam knows now that he will never have a future in Country music or amongst the religious. THANK GOD!

    Terah

    May 21, 2009 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  6. nathan

    Being a part time musician and not really an idol fan...my mom turned me on to adam...and from someone who does have a clue about being a musician, Adam has amazing talent. Does he overdo it sometimes? Absolutely, but a good producer will reign him in. He completely blows the other guy away in vocal ability and performance...It really is not even close. That is the problem with a show where they let fans determine the winners...you have a lot of people with no clue about music and clearly others with an agenda. Both Kris, based on his reaction, and simon, based on his non-reaction knew this was a complete joke! Gay, straight, eyeliner, acoustic guitar...this is a sad country! If you don't think he lost this because he is gay, you need to get your head checked! And yeah, I am not gay.

    May 21, 2009 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Dish

    Adam should have won if the contest were based on skill and talent – however, it's based on public opinion which in this case and probably more to come – is clearly texting tweens.
    DItto to those who are happy that Adam is not bound to a 2 year Idol K – perhaps Queen will pick him up for a tour??? Sounds much better than Paul Rogers....Can't wait for Adam's album – he's going to make it!
    Both are talented – yes – Adam a bit more refined and polished – Kris needs some help – will probably sell a lot of posters to tweens at the local Walmarts. Good Luck to both

    May 21, 2009 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Lauren

    Are you kidding me? Adam did not lose because he's gay! Maybe not eveyone likes listening to screaming all the time! Did that ever cross anyone's mind? Everyone that's on here saying that the results of AI make America homophobic is ridiculous and ignorant. "I thought now with Obama, a there could be a gay AI." Please. What about Clay Aiken?? Where we homophobic then? No. Eveyone just wants something to whine about. Boohoo. Cry me a river.

    May 21, 2009 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Brian Riback - Waldwick, NJ

    What does it matter who wins? How many other Idols have records now anyway? What does being the actual Idol have to do with anything? And isn't that kind of...the problem!

    May 21, 2009 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Brian Riback - Waldwick, NJ

    I think, who cares? I care a heck of a lot more that this show is FINALLY over and pray it doesn't come back. This show is the single greatest depiction of everything that is wrong with the Music Industry.

    May 21, 2009 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  11. B

    Adam gets a lot of comments along the lines of "he thought he had it in the bag"--that is rubbish. Adam had confidence. It was the media machine pushing Adam as the frontrunner and that probably hurt him, in all honesty. I think if we are going to criticize, it should be the way Idol marketed Adam (obviously preferring him) etc, but not Adam personally.

    May 21, 2009 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Josie Minniti

    I coudn't wait for the Idol finale. When the show finally got underway, it was great to see a variety of music personalities take the stage. It proves what a large audience this show has.

    I was devistated that Adam didn't win. He truly is a wonderful performer with a great voice. Simon, America did not get it right.

    May 21, 2009 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Dottie

    I think that the way they pumped Adam during the show was shameful. America chooses the person they would like to see in concert and whose music they would buy. Adam has a much smaller group of possible choices. Maybe people are tired of weird makeup (Kiss for example) and vulgar pictures on the internet. Clean cut won for a change. Good for Kris.

    May 21, 2009 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  14. S. Clark

    CONGRATS TO KRIS, THE AMERICAN UNDERDOG.
    This show is called "American Idol" and Kris is the all American guy whose looks appeal to all. As a marketer in the entertainment field, Kris is a public relations dream! Donny Osmond, Jonas Brothers, Kris Allen, need I say more. Lambert is a rocker and will always be stereotyped as such. No offense, I want my son to look like Kris, an Abercrombie & Fitch model guy, than a little Gene Simmons wearing his mothers make-up and not confident enough to support his sexual identity. Lambert will get a contract and we will be hearing from him soon. In the meantime, America voted for the American Idol that represents them and that is Kris Allen. He's talent, HUMBLE and a star on the rise; but then, that is what cream does, it rises.

    May 21, 2009 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  15. W

    My IQ dropped 10 points reading these comments. Its rigged...George Bush comments...this country sucks....America isn't ready for a gay idol...Kiss and Queen only came on the final cause they wanted to play with Adam (LOL)...etc...

    you people are idiots. Adam sounds like a 90's glam rocker

    May 21, 2009 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  16. flaggert

    I can't beliebe Simon didn't have the "BALLS" to tell America what he really thought as he didn't want to argue with the text messages from teenagers. The fact of the matter is that ADAM is a LEGEND. No one can sing like him! Kris will be singing Christmas songs soon and Adam will go on to become a true legend in this industry. I can't stand that Idol left the fact out as much as they could about Kris being married. His votes would have been down big time!! Simon you should say what was in your heart! You know ADAM should have one, I hope you're happy with yourself!

    May 21, 2009 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  17. haitham Fekry

    Poor Kris, nobody is happy for him. I was rooting for Adam from the start but Kris is Excellent too and he probably needs it more than Adam. Congratulations Kris.

    May 21, 2009 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Suzy

    Adam was a better performer and entertainer. He has vision. He had a great range and suprised the audience every week. I looked forward to seeing what else he was going to do. On the other hand, Chris was the same each week. He can sing but he fit the "American Idol" profile. He did not change it up as much. Adam is probably better off not being bound to an Idol contract. It will be interesting to see where they both are in a year. I tried serveral times to vote during the alloted hours and was not able to vote because I believe the Adam lines were blocked off. Things that make you go hmmmm.....But anyway, congratulations Chis and ADAM!!!!!

    May 21, 2009 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Rhonda

    I think Kris Allen deserved it more than Whats his name. Kris has way more tallent .

    May 21, 2009 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Sherry R

    It is what it is and both young men have potential for fabulous careers....so let's move on....they were both winners!

    May 21, 2009 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Linda

    They were both deserving, but I'm glad Kris won. Apparently Adam has more class than his fans.

    May 21, 2009 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Scooper

    This really sucks! Chris is a nice guy and talented, but as Simon likes to say: "This is a singing competition" and Adam had the superior voice by far!

    Voters got it right twice in 8 seasons: Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood are the only two true "Idols" selected in 8 seasons.

    May 21, 2009 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Q

    Amazing result but somewhat predictable, considering that America voted. Just reading some of comments above makes me wonder what's wrong with the value system in this country of ours!

    It's not about talent, it's about people voting hundreds and hundreds of time not based on talent but based on the finger nails being polished or not, about wearing eye liner or not and about being different versus not being different! Performing is ART, real artists are different then the next "door guys"!

    One commenter says it all – Adam was more talented but Kris needed a second chance! That implies our society is better off without elites! That's not capitalism it's the total opposite. I can bet the South voted this way – head first!

    So be it, Adam is THE REAL IDOL – sit on your back and wait for his albums!

    May 21, 2009 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Ivan

    I love that Kris Allen won. Because finally, the show is OVER. My goodness, how much longer do we have to put up with shows like that. Oh no, that means the reality shows will start filling in the gap. Bring back IDOL!!!.

    May 21, 2009 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  25. The Dude

    Cry babies. America voted for Kris because the majority of people don't want to hear wild high octave screaching

    May 21, 2009 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  26. beth

    Both Adam and Kris are very different despite both being extremely talented artists and singers. Adam did not need to win Idol to be a star - he will succeed in music, theatre, or whatever his heart desires regardless of the win. Kris (even though he amazingly talented) needed the win more to propel his career. In my humble opinion, in the long run, both Adam and Kris will come out as winners/successful artists. So ulitmately, we all win.

    May 21, 2009 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Melissa

    My ears would bleed if I listened to an entire CD of Adam's! I can not take his screaming. He can stick to his dragshows!! America did choose the best winner!!!

    May 21, 2009 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  28. SueG

    Hello America: this country has voted Bush TWICE into the whitehouse, the AI voting system allow single source to vote as many time as you want. Therefore, it's a competition of who has the most obssesive fans base, not who has the most talent. Akansas has 3 million in population but sent out 38 millions vote. Go figure! I am happy for Adams didn't held under AI's two year contract, he can go out to have a sold out concernt NOW, who cares the AI crown thing. You see Simon's reaction after the result announced? It's AI's lost, Simon must be deeply upset because Adam is a money tree, he knows it. It's AI's lost Adam didn't win, Adam is the winer by losing the game.

    I have never be fans of any singer, die or alive, but I am a SOLID fan of Adams, this guy is iconic, legendary singer for many generations to come.

    May 21, 2009 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  29. melissa

    Chris is amazing, he deserved to win. I was quite shocked when he said Adam deserved to win. I think that came from lack of confidence in his self but thats becuase America and the panel of Judges, intimidated alot of the idols over Adams amazing performances.

    They were all amazing this year in my die hard American Idol fan opinion. Chris needed this most. Adam was already on his way to an Album. That was known after a week of the show airing. With or without the winning place, Adam was already going to be a shining star. Chris needed it more. He lacked many things Adam already had. Quite frankly, I think Chris Adam Danny and Allison will all have an on going career ahead of them. Congradulations Chris. I will be a fan of yours for a long time.

    May 21, 2009 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Linda

    Chris Allen deserved the win. He did an amazing job. Being modest is not a crime. Not everyone in America is a tween girl texting and not everyone likes all the screaming in his/her music. Adam did a good job but I think Chris was better.

    May 21, 2009 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Jason

    Really happy Kris won. He evolved week after week, was consistantly better than the week before, and really earned the win. Adam will probably fair better as the loser, because he isn't limited to making that first Idol album. He can make any kind of album that he wants now. Buck up kiddies, he'll land on his feet, and he better off without the title. Unlike Daughtry, who had the offer to join the band Fuel, I think that if he is offered the job, Adam should ABSOLUTELY join Queen. He would reinvent that band, and actually give them a leg to stand on in this day and age.

    May 21, 2009 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Steve

    The judges "pumped" Adam all season long..they hurt his chances. Chris is an "All American" congrades to him!

    May 21, 2009 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Betty

    Kris deserved to win. Adam sounds the same for every song he sings. Adam would have been a one hit wonder. KRIS is awesome!

    May 21, 2009 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Deeply Disappointed (America Got It WRONG)

    Frankly, I feel that Adam Lambert was TOO talented to be on IDOL. He has been a star from the beginning. I am very thankful to him that he made this IDOL season one of the MOST interesting and entertaining EVER. HE MADE THE FINALE LAST NIGHT. He could be the front man for Queen. Face it....Adam can musically do anything. I sincerely hope that good things await him in the future. As for Kris Allen....I predict his name, face and voice will fade away in a few years.

    May 21, 2009 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Traci

    I've watched this season, my first season really. And I like the top 3 they were the best. There was a lot of tallent. But for me, I keep hearing about all Adam's range but I never heard it when he sang. He always sounded the same and if he can't sound different in 10 or so performances what is his album going to sound like. He is the best "performer" by a mile. His stage presence AWESOME! But as he said himself it's a singing competition.

    May 21, 2009 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Bonnie

    I am SOOOO glad Kris WON 🙂 I was tired of the screaming vocals of Adam a great Theatrical Performer with great talent that needs to be on Broadway. Kris to me is the total package great talent, good looks, and great voice. I would buy his album any day over Adam's I would need ear muffs for that 🙂

    May 21, 2009 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  37. TexasGirl

    I, like a gazillion others, am TOTALLY shocked at last nights winner. I can't believe Kris won just because of the way he "looked and dressed". Adam is the REALLLLLLLLLLL winner. He WAS and IS the best singer in the history of American Idol. What a disappointment... In spite of Adam not winning the "title" to AI, he will definitely go far, and will probably be a bigger star than Kris. Funny how things work out...

    May 21, 2009 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  38. dereck

    Two different artists, however, Kris can sound like alot of singers where as Adam is very unique and has more range with his vocals. I liked Kris and it did not bother me that he won, but Adam was by far the superior singer.

    May 21, 2009 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Linda J

    I am done with IDOL...ADAM will go on to fame and fortune...Chris will just be remembered as the ONE that Won who should have LOST...because he will get lost. Adam & Carrie U. will be famous forever but Chris's fame will be over tomorrow!

    May 21, 2009 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Idollost

    What happened to a singing competition??? Even I, a middle-aged grandma, could hear the difference. We can't even say Adam peaked too early because he is still soaring. I know losing was better for Adam and winning was Chris' only shot but I am done with AI. I can't stay up until two a.m. to battle with the tween set on the phone. I will save my energy for the 10 Lambert concerts I plan to attend before I die. KISS Rocked!!!

    May 21, 2009 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  41. rick

    Once again the spagehetti-o's crowd wins. Adam was too spicey and complexed for that crowd of tweenies to understand. I said it before, Adam is way above this bubble gum show. He will be a super star. Kris will be the tweenies flavor of the month. At least Adam got some great exposure and wasn't a total waste of his time. Adam, hurry and get that first album made. I need to hear you.

    May 21, 2009 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  42. LA513

    I was hoping Adam would be eliminated weeks ago – why – first reason – because the judges anointed him the winner weeks ago and that is just wrong. I would have hoped they learned their lesson from past years but no, they did it again. I think people vote for the underdog and the judges made Kris the underdog and probably cost Adam the title. That said – I was not on the Adam bandwagon. I also believe that he screamed way too much. I am a card carrying liberal from the Northeast who hated George Bush (and Richard Nixon) and who believes in live and let live! So don't accuse me of being homophobic! The 'tweens could not get Archie in last year so they do not control the vote. Kris picked up most, if not all, of Danny's supporters and probably won in a landslide. Funny that they did not give the vote totals.

    May 21, 2009 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Cullen

    I don't really get this. In spite of the obvious favoritism showed by AI producers and judges and the supposed huge fan base of Adam Lambert, a very unassuming cutie won over a flamboyant performer.

    Am not complaining. I love KRADAM! I love Kris more though. I don't think it's a Christian vote or fans of Gokey votes which helped Kris Allen win the AI title. His fans grew as weeks go by. There are a lot to explore about Kris Allen unlike Adam. Adam is a rocker, an over-the-top performer which isn't bad but it got tiring especially w/ the judges 'pimping' of Lambert. Give the other guy a break So America had spoken. Let Kris Allen be heard.

    I think Adam will do Broadway. And Kris, hopefully, will be a male Carrie Underwood. What I'm afraid is how Kris will handle all the pressure and the adulation. He just might quit or might choose the simple life he once had.

    Whatever, KRADAM is the best!

    May 21, 2009 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Anita

    I've had my last. Giving up AI will be a tough addiction to break but between this result and the incessant babbling of the judges ("Hello, it's a singing contest - think we could focus on the singers?") my patience is spent.

    May 21, 2009 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Bill

    Adam should definately have won, but he won't loose too much sleep about it. Recent history shows that winning the competition isn't a guarantee of success (Taylor Hicks, Ruben Studdard etc) One only has to see the amount of airplay that Chris Daughtry gets now, and he finished 4th I think a couple seasons back?, to prove that if you have the talent and ability, that someone the likes of Adam will do extremely well in the charts. Certainly Chris will have success too, but over time, I think we will see Adam will have the more successful career over time

    May 21, 2009 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Jim

    I truely believe all the Glam, and the prissiness That Lambert brought to the table worked against him!!! No one really cares about all that pomp and flash anymore....just ask Gene Simmons.... But I'm sure it broke the hearts of millions of Teeny boppers to see another jonas Clone fall!

    May 21, 2009 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Eggroll

    Can anyone really remember what Kris sang on any given night? Bland and boring. My wife and I tried really hard to remember what he sang during the second half. Adam is much better off in second thouogh as he will have a genuine career, not a propped up one like Hicks, et al.

    May 21, 2009 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Lisa

    Kris seems like a very nice guy but he did have trouble singing a few songs on the show.
    Adam breezed through his songs every week.
    I think alot of people want that boy next door Idol.
    It's too bad because Adam deserved to win.
    It's not the first time Idol has let the wrong person win.
    Its all about image...not singing.

    May 21, 2009 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  49. DL

    WHAT A TOTAL SCAM!!!! Adam Lambert was the most talented Idol contestant in the history of the show. He will go on to fame and glory while poor Kris will disappear into obscurity after his fifteen minutes...
    How sad that this country is so full of bigotry that it can't be fair minded and give sheer talent it's due. I guess any ation that would vote George W. Bush into the White House for 2 disasterous terms, would ALSO vote for Kris, the snooze fest contestant, as America's "Idol". Sad, sad, sad...

    May 21, 2009 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Nan

    Congrats to Kris! Adam is a performer....but Man! the screaming was a bit much, week after week after week.

    May 21, 2009 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  51. MM

    Kris will be another Taylor Hicks. He may get the votes to win AI, but no one will buy his music. Enjoy the moment, because it is short lived. Adam will be the bigger star.

    May 21, 2009 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Lilly

    They both are good, both are for people with completely different tastes. Who cares who won, they both will still go far!

    May 21, 2009 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Dawn in Texas

    I don't see what the big deal is. Yes, I voted for Kris several times. In fact, several times. I didn't vote for Adam at all. It had nothing to do with appearance. Personally, I think that Adam screams a little too much when he gets into the high ranges. Although I hate the song they both had to since (sorry Kara) at least with Kris I could understand the words.

    Adam will have his own career now that idol is over. It was all about him all year. Give someone else some time in the spot light. Sometimes second or even 6th isn't bad. Let's face it . . the only Oscar has gone to someone who didn't make it into the top 5. And winning . . .where is the guy with the grey hair now. Most likely doing cruise singing somewhere.

    Give the people credit . . they voted . . and Kris won! Get over it and let's put some real news out there. How is our miliary doing overseas? Send some love their way instead of the hate over here due to this silly singing contest.

    May 21, 2009 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Jamie

    this is crap..!!! Kris dude, you cant even sing with a straigt face..:( how could he?? this idol voting sucks.

    May 21, 2009 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Jonny B

    Im glad Kris won. It got old fast watching Adam screem in the mic every time he was on stage.

    May 21, 2009 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Paula Walter

    Lambert NEVER had a bad performance, Allen had many!!! ???

    May 21, 2009 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  57. KM

    I think its a great thing this happened. He was so humble and they crownded adam everyweek
    Hes an example to people that people can really do what they put their mind too. Im a danny fan and was ecstatic about this. Adam will get a career on broadway
    Loved the finale , best Ive ever seen

    May 21, 2009 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Oleg

    I think it's time to prohibit voting more than 10 times from one phone number.
    It's against AT&T bottom line, but...

    May 21, 2009 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Brad

    How can anyone claim AI is rigged?? The judges were clearly not happy with the result. Having a personal vested interest in the outcome, you would think the judges would be involved in the "rigging." Use some common sense. If the judges were involved in a conspiracy, they would have showed more enthusiasm at the result.

    Also, the argument that teen girls again decided the outcome by repeated dialing and texting is without merit. How many teen girls do you think voted for David Cook last year??

    Bottom line: IMHO Adam is more of a lead man in a band. AI would have tried to launch him as a solo artist. I do not think that is his niche. I think a band like Queen would do well to bring him on as their front man. That is an opportunity Adam would not have had if he had won the title. When you think of the success Queen has had in the past, it would be an honor beyond Adam's dreams. No AI finalist or contestant has ever landed on their feet like Adam will. He has the talent, charisma, and voice that will do well with Queen. Adam fans should be happy he lost. What is the old expression?? Sometimes you have to lose a battle to win the war. Just leave the conspiracy out of your argument.

    May 21, 2009 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Joe

    No Kris Allen should have won because if you really pay close attention the only thing adam lambert is good at is singing high like some sissy girl, he can't sing anything normal theres really no place for him even gene simmons said "He's better off singing with queen" Well if that doesnt tell you something hUmmm I wonder and you no what im sure we'll see him sitting in the stage in a couple years next to ruben studdard, and taylor hicks. but as for kris allen way to go buddy conrgatulations.

    May 21, 2009 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  61. carslile

    Adam should have won this but in the end Adam will hopefully come out on top bigger than the lil coffee shop singing Kris. Maybe the radio stations here are correct Kris had to win or he would not be known where as Adam will make it huge even without wining the contract. Adam still should have had the title for American Idol. Adam will rise and shoot to the charts before Kris. Go Adam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 21, 2009 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  62. bernie

    yes they got it 100% right adam to be american idol i never thought so

    May 21, 2009 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  63. James

    Kris has limited ability and proved it over the last two weeks.
    Adam has incredible range and depth as a performer. Massive stage presence.

    Kris will go the way of James Taylor and Simon and Garfunkel.
    Adam will be the next Freddy Mercury merging Rock with Opera, Broadway and orchestras!!!!! He is incredibly talented.

    Oh well..at least Adam won't be stuck with the Idol contract.

    May 21, 2009 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  64. FoursAcrowd

    Kris appeared to have recognized that Adam deserved to win over himself. Nice guy. Adam probably has multiple offers just waiting for him to get started and is not at a loss by not being the one to be crowned American Idol by millions of teenie boopers texting thier votes for four hours straight. Intelligent individuals did not have the time to vote in that manner. The many faces of Adam we have seen is only the beginning show of his potential. He is a creative artist and I suspect that he will surpass Kris in the versality aspects. Adam is probably at peace because of opportunites awaiting as soon he is free of Amer Idol. Talent is not marked by physical beauty or individual mannerisms – Susan Boyle has taught the world that. Kris has that all american apple-pie look and Adam is rocky road ice cream. Like em both, and both are so gifted each with a variety of talents. I admire Adam more for his orginality, not only as a mesmerizing singer, but as a person that is sure to gain further respect in the near future from the Kris fans: speed dialers, Jimmy Crack Corn fans and teenieboppers .

    Oh, my thoughts of Kara – even though she may write songs and can sing, it does not make her any better at judging what appeals to the heart and minds of people, so I hope she looses the know it all tude. It took the spontaneous out of the panel of judges, and as a viewer, I could cut the tension on the panel with a butter knife. The panel of judges should display camaradeship and like one another or at least act like they do.

    Congrats to both, Kris and Adam.

    May 21, 2009 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  65. Kimberley

    I had so much fun watching the 2 hour finale. I was disappointed when Danny did not go into the finals but I did not go crying that I will never watch AI again. Grow up you babies. So your guy did not win. The last four standing all deserved to be number one but someone had to win and America voted Kris. Way to go Kris. As for the stupid morons who cry out about Adam not winning because of prejudice, homophobias, and their dislike for American I really feel sorry that you have to go there. You are the ones that really make America suck. You forget what AI is really all about, finding great singers and talent and they found four (Kris, Adam, Danny & Allison)

    I can't wait for Danny's first CD to come out.

    May 21, 2009 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  66. Jill

    Somebody needs to step up and get rid of the ridiculous song.....No Boundaries needs to hit the circular file. It's just awful. Congratulations to Kris, good luck to Adam. Very entertaining evening.

    May 21, 2009 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  67. Joel

    Hey Gene $immons

    Before you dismiss Adam take a look around you...
    Where is there REAL "Ace Frehley" and "Peter Criss"???
    Maybe you could kick Paul to the curb and paint up Adam
    in his place...

    But then again... the show would never start on time due to
    the amount of time it would take him to put on HIS make up
    and all that eye liner!!!

    Carrie Underwood – you my dear, could sing a lunch menu from a truck stop and make it sound very pleasing to the tastebuds!!!

    You wanted the best ... You got the best.... KRIS!!! LOL

    May 21, 2009 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  68. Mike

    The amount of relative talent Adam Lambert possesses sure as hell was NOT determined by the "votes" cast in this lame-o-rama TV show. So little kids with multiple cell phones can call in and vote hundreds of times each? Yeah, that's a real representative vote of what "America" thinks.

    But enough of the inanity of the so-called voting process. All you tools who love this Kris guy shouldn't be wasting time on this blog. Quick! Go get your wrist bands for his mega-worldwide tour now! I hear it's going to be nothing but sold-out shows!

    Yeah. Right.

    May 21, 2009 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  69. tina

    I was happy to see Kris win but would have been just as proud if Adam had won–or Danny or Allison (she was my personal favorite). I seriously don't think the results had anything to do with anyone's sexual preference. I think Kris got a lot of the votes that had previously been going to Danny. I do think a lot of young girls tend to vote multiple times, though. Go Kris, Adam, Danny and Allison!!!

    May 21, 2009 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  70. Dana

    Way to go, Kris! While Adam is very capable of doing one type of song - screaming with tongue hanging out - Kris is a far more talented artist! America got it very right 🙂

    May 21, 2009 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  71. carmen

    It was shocking! I coudn't believed what I heard ! From the start, I've been rooting for Adam. He can sing unlike Kris Allen who moans like a cat. I can't stand his voice and his facial expressions everytime he sings. I don't care who Adam is, whether he is gay , straight , all I care is he's got an incredible singing talent ! I could have accepted if it was Matt Giraud or Allison or Danny who won but this Kris , it's a big joke. I think this homosexuality thing about Adam was a big factor why he lose and didn't deserve to be an American Idol but I can foretell that he will be selling records and I will be looking forward to that. I am against gay marriage but a gay singer isn't bad, I wished instead of people voting , there should be judges.

    May 21, 2009 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  72. Pammy

    I think Simon was wrong for not standing up and applause for Kris. I like both Adam and Kris. When Adam told TMZ that he was guy I knew he wasn't going to win. Me persoanally I thought he was a excellent singer. He should have waited until the Idol show was over before he admitted to being guy like Clay did. He basically lots it for his self. He will still get a contract. I knew three weeks ago that Kris would take the title and he did.

    May 21, 2009 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  73. Rae

    I am happy for Kris!! But come on America! We were looking for and idol. And Adam was definitely better than Kris when it came to talent. I honestly think that America couldn't deal with the fact that Adam may be bisexual or gay! So what! Sexual prefernce should not have been a factor in the voting! I don't want to take anything away from Chris, cuz he was and is good. Adam took it very well, and I think he almost expected not to win! I am sort of happy he didn't win cuz now we can see a REAL album of his, AI can't tell him what to sing! I can't wait to see him in concert! Oh yeah, and Queen is looking for a lead singer, they should give him a call!!

    May 21, 2009 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  74. Aimee

    I knew that if Kris won, the world would try and attribute it to homophobia, but I really don't think that's what did Adam in. I could care less about his sexuality. I was tired of hearing him scream everything. The judges spent every episode gushing over his originality when if you paid attention, every one of his performances was identical to the previous one. He'd start the song slow and then scream it to the end. Kris' performances were much more original and creative and you could actually hear his singing voice.

    May 21, 2009 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  75. hahaha.

    it's so funny to me when people say 'Everyone knows Adam is better blah blah blah' Uhm, apparently not! hahaha. That's why there were Kris fans and that's why Kris won. What a stupid turn of phrase.

    May 21, 2009 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  76. JC

    But while the public gaped in awe at Lambert’s virtuosity, one quiet young man, week after week kept delivering performances that were a quiet way solid at worst, and often intensely beautiful. We never saw his audition video. We never saw his Green Mile sing-off. Nothing cued us to expect anything of Kris Allen. Indeed, every week he seemed almost to expect to be eliminated. But he stayed and little by little, while others' virtuosity flowered, Kris Allen slowly came to embody the "American Idol" dream – the idea that a kid from the outskirts of nowhere could line up to sing a song, a few months later, if he stays true to who he is and where he came from – a world beyond his wildest dreams could be his.
    Adam is going to do fine, and for those who are swearing tonight they will never watch again, they have "American Idol" to thank for the great career that lies before Adam Lambert. One of the things "American Idol" does is introduce the nation to a regular stream of supernaturally virtuoso performers. These tend not to win "American Idol" but to go on remarkable careers. Chris Daughtry and Jennifer Hudson obviously come to mind.
    But choosing a winner is not just about mathematically choosing a performer; a TV show choosing a winner is about telling a story. Kris Allen, more than any winner since Carrie Underwood, brought the show back to its original promise, its central narrative; that all this could be given to someone truly plucked from the masses, and that they could take it all, live the fantasy, while remaining true to themselves. Kris. in the quiet power of his performance, and his humble, unmistakable personal goodness, gave the show back its heart and a story that will bring tears to the eyes of all who behold it for ages to come.

    Rushfield –

    May 21, 2009 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  77. Tres

    Also, this is why I only tune in on occasion for maybe a few minutes during the last couple episodes.

    People like some of you get WAY too worked up over this show. The reality is that next year, there's gonna be a new Adam Lambert, a new "greatest singer ever", and both of these guys are gonna be fading out already.

    May 21, 2009 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  78. Dr. Raj

    Congrats Kris...but you should have lost...Everyone knows Adam is a much better and much more talented singer. However, Kris is better looking and I'm sure he received all the votes from the young teenage girls. I am not sure anyone would disagree with this. Had the judges voted, Adam would have won for sure. He's been the strongest all season with very few poor performances. Oh well...

    May 21, 2009 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  79. WHAT!?

    Adam should front QUEEN!? The legendary QUEEN. For God's sake, get real. To compare Adam Lambert to Freddy Mercury is just a disgrace. Leave the band as it is, without a front man. No need to dig up a music grave.

    And the person trying to be 'Simon Cowell" ha! I'm pretty sure Simon isn't as illiterate as you made him sound.

    🙂

    May 21, 2009 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  80. Joe

    Adam did not loose because of homophobia. More than likely just a many people voted for him because he was gay as voted "against" him. Adam lost simply because his style does not appeal to the majority of listeners. Typically people who like adult contemporary/county music (Danny, Kris, Anoop, etc...) would not vote for Adam. Overall Adams fanbase was too small to sustain a win for him. Had Adam used his upper register ( or screaming) appropriately for emphasis instead of going their for every song he would have won hands down. Just because you can do something does not mean you should.

    He sounded great fronting Queen with Kris. However he was swallowed up by KISS and at times he looked and sounded awkward next the true rock gods. Adam may have a long career ahead of him if he tones it down a bit and follows in Steven Tylers footsteps. Bigger isn't always better.

    May 21, 2009 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  81. linds

    What do you mean the teeny boppin girls of the nation prevailed 'again'? I can recall last year for a fact that they didn't prevail. Remember that cute faced (not so much in my opinion though) little 16 year old boy named DAVID ARCHULETA. Ya...he LOST. so I guess your point isn't quite as valid as you thought. Face it, the whole Adam publicity thing lost it's spark far long ago. He burned out before he was even a flame in the industry. He had too much publicity way too early. And about the homophobia thing....COME ON! I find it so amusing how people swear that just because Adam is homosexual or has homosexual tendencies that America just didn't vote for him based on that. You people swearing that point are the ones who need to grow up. Kris won because he has raw talent. He is more current than Adam is. Stop being bitter and pissed off at a TV SHOW. Don't like Kris? – don't buy his record, or turn the radio station when he comes on. You can be bummed and have an opinion but some of you are just ridiculous.

    May 21, 2009 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  82. Martone

    Last night the singer beat the showman plain and simple. Ask yourself this and give an honest response from the people who think Adam was robbed because he was so much better. If Kris had Adams vocals how far would he have gone in the show or any of the others for that matter? Answer: absolutely no where! Not that Adam could not sing but he didn't sing as good as everybody thinks. Listen to the songs he sang without watching the TV. Rock, classic, motown, judges choice etc...EVERY song had the high pitched scream or what have you regardless of what it was.

    May 21, 2009 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  83. p k

    I THINK ADAM SHOULD HAVE WON. KRIS IS GOOD BUT ADAM WAS BETTER. I THINK YOU SHOULD TAKE THE WHOLE SEASON INTO
    CONSIDERATION WHEN PICKING THE WINNER. BUT AS SOME OF THE OTHER PEOPLE SAID ITS THE 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, YEAR OLD GIRLS VOTING. JUST LIKE ON DANCING WITH THE STARS.
    THEY NEED TO CONSIDSER SOME SORT OF VOTING BY THE JUDGES IN THE FUTURE. BY LOOKING BACK ON ALL THE SEASONS NOT ALL IDOLS WERE AS GOOD AS SOME OF THE RUNNER UPS. THANK YOU

    May 21, 2009 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  84. Karen

    I for one will never watch "Arkansas Idol" ever again. lol It should be one vote per person. Kris won by the "Revenge" voters. If they couldn't have Danny, they opted to go for Kris and ruin it for Adam. Never fear, Adam will go on to be a Superstar. Kris will end up like Taylor Hicks and Fantasia. Don't get me wrong, I like Kris, but he clearly hasn't the talent or staying power to be the Idol. The little girls can have this show all to themselves next season. There won't be another Adam for a long time to come and even if there was, the voters didn't have the sense to appreciate it. Major letdown, America! Shame on ya! And I think we should know how the voting went.

    May 21, 2009 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  85. Adam

    Adam was good, and he will do very well. Adam is a great performer, one of the best on Idol for sure. Adam deserves to be in theatre, but IMHO he's not the type that is going to draw crowds to concerts. While I have a hard time believe Kris will draw crowds as well, his style of music is longer lasting than Adam's style. I lenjoy Glam rock, I grew up listening to Ratt, Poison, Dokken, and other Glam rockers in the 80's. But that style isn't as impacting these days as it was in the 80's.

    For anyone to be overly upset by this, they should have been prepared. What Danny Gokey voters were going to vote for Adam Lambert? Danny is from my home town, I don't know Danny but a friend of mine goes to the same church as Danny, when Danny lost, I can tell you all of Milwaukee switched focus to Kris, because Kris and Danny's style were the most similar.

    I liked our top three, all are going to do well, and really 2nd and 3rd place is better because you don't have to be on idols contract for 2 years. The majority of successful idols weren't the winners.

    May 21, 2009 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  86. Steve

    Announcement of guests for Larry King on Friday shown on the Nancy Grace program about 7:15 pacific. (45 minutes before AI aired), said that "winner" Kris would be the special guest, along with "runner up" Adam. My wife and I were terribly bummed to know the result before the show. How does that happen? It really put a pall on the whole evening for at least one household, and made us suspect the integrity of the show. Either Fox or CNN REALLY bumbled this. Apparently, my wife and I are the only two people in the country who watch Nancy Grace on HNL, and also watch American Idol on Fox. When I called CNN to express my chagrin, I was transferred to a voice mail machine to leave a comment. I think CNN owes Fox a BIG appology, and Fox owes the fans a big appology for spreading around spoilers of this magnitude. Winners need to be kept secret until they're revealed on the show. It's the only reason I even watch the usually lame results shows. Fortunately, last night we also saw Kiss, Steve Martin, Queen, Santana, Cyndi Lauper, etc. Great show, but it was still a bummer knowing in advance how it would end. Shameful promo spoiler. Shame on the leaker from Fox, and double shame on CNN HNL.

    May 21, 2009 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  87. AI Fan

    VERY EXCITED for Kris. He deserved it. No one is homophobic... people just didn't like the rock. Kris proved he can sing almost any genre, while Adam is only a rocker.

    May 21, 2009 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  88. YB

    I voted for Kris, congratulations, well done! Now go out there and make some sound. Not worried about Adam, he'll be okay, he can sing, and good at it. If I am not mistaken, there are some offers already.

    May 21, 2009 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  89. Sasha

    If it's not the race card, it's the gay card. People, please GET OVER IT! Believe it or not, sometimes that has nothing to do with things.

    ANYWAYS... I love a good upset! Hooray! And let's face it, at this point, it doesn't matter who wins anyways.

    May 21, 2009 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  90. deb

    Hmmmm.......once again......It's interesting on the varied comments here about how we feel toward so many personal issues facing our lives. Homophobic? I don't think so..... Out of almost 100 million votes, many of those were for Adam too! I think sometimes that subject keeps being beaten like a dead horse. I know I'm getting a bit weary of hearing about it all. I'm ready to get busy with the business of getting on with life. How about you?
    I think Adam and anyone else of his possible interests in the area of relationships would like to say the same thing. No, I'm not gay, but really.......We are wasting a lot of time with this issue. I like Adam quite a bit. I look forward to seeing him succeed in whatever it is he sets his mind to do. I found him to be a very kind and intelligent person. Those are qualities to be prefered.
    Glad for Kris! He's great too! I'm a Christian person and very happy for his persona and talent to show through to such an extent that he gained the higher tally of votes. I have faith that true Christianity is what we need more of. I live amoungst many different faiths, I feel this way about all the basic tenants of goodness, kindness, wisdom, and the kind of love it takes to work through all kinds of issues in this world. Without bashing, maiming, killing, and destroying everything in sight. Ah well......I can keep hoping for the best.
    American Idol was a blast this year! I had a good time watching it! Great final show...... And I thought it would be a total Snooze Fest.....SURPRISE! for me..... Congrats to Kris and All The Best for Adam too!

    May 21, 2009 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  91. Jon

    I actually loved both these performers. While I have no doubt that Adam will go on to do incredibly well on his, I'm sure, soon-to-be-released album, I still think Kris was a great artist. Not only did he have a John Mayers sound, he was also the total package by being able to write and perform with multiple instruments.

    While I was an Adam fan throughout, I don't view this as a travesty. Adam was a singer while Kris was a musician.

    May 21, 2009 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  92. Jeannie

    To those who are upset that Adam didn't win, did you vote? I voted for Kris and no I'm not a 12 yo girl. They’re both talented and will get their shot at fame and fortune. But the judges and producers need to stop blatantly throwing their support to one contestant cause it just ticks people off.

    May 21, 2009 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  93. Susan

    I am so happy for Kris!!! While Adam can perform, (except for the screeching and the tounge) I believe the right man won. Thank goodness people have sense!!!! Way to go Kris!!!

    May 21, 2009 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  94. theresa

    I agree with the teens voting for Chris, but for people my age who have jobs and money to buy a CD Adam hands down is going to do much better than Kris he had a couple of moments in the competition, but Adam had alot more and he is the complete package they both can sing, but why do you think artists like prince and madonna are pop icons because they are great ENTERTAINERS!!!!!!!!!!

    May 21, 2009 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  95. Jim Talbert

    This is unbelievable! Kris is a nice guy with a nice voice but that's it. Adam should have won by a landslide. Kris is not in his league in any way. The vote had to be rigged. Those who wanted to upset the winner have devised a mechanized way to submit the most votes for the underdog. It's the equivalent of computer hacking. Automatic dialers used by telemarketers may have been employed. Surely there is some way to determine this and prevent it in the future. If not, I see no point in watching Idol anymore.

    Jim Talbert
    Birmingham AL

    May 21, 2009 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  96. Deonne

    I have been an Adam-holic since the beginning, but about 5weeks ago, I knew Kris would win because the little girls thinks he is cute. I was surprised he lasted so long, but after he did the Donna Summer song, I was impressed with his ability to put his touch on songs(he rocked Kanye). I don't think he deserved to win, but congratulations. Adam, it was a PURE JOY to watch you every week!!!!!

    May 21, 2009 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  97. Emily Caitlin

    The homophobic people of this country, were the winners. So sad.

    May 21, 2009 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  98. DoNotJudge

    Has Adam come out and said he was gay? Not that I heard. What is wrong with everybody just assuming he is gay? It's not up to us to judge him if he is or not. I don't agree with who won, but I don't like the screaming, the eye liner or the black fingernail polish. I didn't think there was enough talent to warrant me spending money on a phone call.

    May 21, 2009 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  99. Kevin

    I voted for Kris (I'm 49) because he is from my state (Arkansas). I voted over 200 times for the final (texting). Numerous people (and many of them adults, not teenies) voted literally THOUSANDS of times. It was quoted in today's paper that three people voted over 11,000 times. There were 38 MILLION votes out of Arkansas (ATT Stats) . That is how Kris won. He had grass roots support. Adam did not. Never underestimate the appeal of a hometown legend.

    Congrats to both Kris AND Adam. Great season!

    May 21, 2009 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  100. Annie

    Well, this is my last comment. Now I know why my friends who use to watch American Idol stopped. This was my first fimte and definitely my LAST time. I can't believe that teeny boppers made this travesty of justice.. I know he is cute but cute isn't what this show is supposedly about. It is talent, and yes, while Adam can scream he can also do other quality tones to a song, any song, and the TRUTH and by right HE IS THE REAL WINNER!! I guess the saying is true: Ignorance is bliss and and you have many teeny boppers that are such. For the past three shows, I noticed Simon making comments to Adam, he KNEW what the outcome was going to be and didn't want to stay with a winner and lose his closeness with his fellow judges!!! Well, you will still have suckers watching your next diasater but you now have one less sucker watching. Can't blame Kris, he tried but HAS TO KNOW – he was not the right one chosen. Even Danny Gokey, Scott McIntyre, Allison were better than Kris. Kris has a voice and it sounds the same whether it be ballard, rock or fast – there is no difference in ANY song he has sung. Farewell, American Idol!!

    May 21, 2009 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  101. Jessie

    WAY TO GO KRIS!!! Adam was amazing too, but he was out of his league. He deserves to be on Broadway and shine. Kris is the true American Idol!!

    May 21, 2009 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  102. joan

    Simon said it right......if Adam didn't win this contest it would have been the biggest upset on AI

    May 21, 2009 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  103. Jenny

    This show was the best Idol ever! I was thinking WOW! I have to get this on DVD -but then came the results. YIKES!! OMG Kris won. Is this real? Adam had much more support. The cheers for him in the crowd were louder for him then Kris.I can't belive Adam didn't win. I think America wants a recount. Hanging chads anyone?

    May 21, 2009 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  104. Bill

    People seriously think this is about his sexuality? Come on now. Just because the person you liked didn't win, you don't have to get all sour grapes and point fingers at people.

    May 21, 2009 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  105. MEG

    I was absolutely stunned when they announced Kris the winner. Vocally it isn't even a close call, Adam is clearly in a different universe talent-wise. Kris is a good guy, but his victory makes me wonder what America is voting for or against. It conjures up the same feelings I had when George W Bush was elected.

    May 21, 2009 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  106. Simon Cowell

    Susan Boyle, where are you!! I can't believe America made this hideous choice. Thanks USA for getting me paid on my show....

    Adam you are a star.........Gosh, I could feel your passion And to Allison, I will watch the both of you sale a lot records.... American Idol is rigged,,how can last week in 1 hour 87 million people vote and this week in 4 hours only 100 million people voted DUH you do the math................................ Adam, I am waiting on your album and Allision, I am glad you shared the stage with Cyndi Lauper last night she is one of the best performers. Now if I can find Pat Benatar so that the three of you can make history all over it would be awesome.... America you got it wrong......................$ $ $ $$ appreciate you though

    May 21, 2009 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  107. Darrell

    What a set back for American Idol, how could this have happened? I willing to bet the ratings for American Idol will be way down next season. Great show though, to bad the ending ruined it.

    May 21, 2009 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  108. Ethan

    Adam had his fingernails painted and wore eyeliner...I depise any musician that does that. Can't get any more Emo than that!

    May 21, 2009 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  109. bears

    You probably should have tried harder at voting for Adam if you wanted him to win so bad. You can't blame the rest of America for getting it wrong when you were capable of changing the vote...

    By the way, Kris wasn't shocked because he "knew Adam should have won". He looked shocked because he has a humble heart. I know it sounds crazy... but believe it or not, people are still humble in this country. Not everyone is trying to get fame and fortune for themselves but actually enjoy watching others succeed too.

    May 21, 2009 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  110. wendy

    Why is everyone so upset?? They were both talented in thier own way.
    Besides I think Chris Daughtry proved you don't have to be "the American Idol "winner to go on to a very successful career!!
    Country music just recieved a new superstar!Let's remember... It's only a show. Good Luck to Adam...now he can front Queen and they will be a great band again!!!

    May 21, 2009 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  111. reality

    Adam deserved to win. He is a much better singer and performer than Kris. There is nothing unique about Kris' voice or talents. The final two should have been Danny and Adam. I truly believe that Kris only made it as far as he did because he is cute in a way that little girls and teenagers find appealing. The look on the judges faces and lack of enthusiasm when Kris was announced the winner said it all.

    May 21, 2009 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  112. Joan

    You've got to be kidding! Well, now American Idol and some record company will spend millions trying to turn Kris into a top ranked singer.....and it will NOT happen.

    May 21, 2009 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  113. Mag

    Once again this proves that idiots know how to text also....Adam can take some solace from the success of Daughtry even when (can't remember his name with the grey hair) won.

    I have to think that the people that voted Kris in were the same ones that voted for Bush a second time.....except that I know they weren't and aren't old enough to vote. 🙂

    May 21, 2009 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  114. diana v

    kris congrats. But I have to agree with you that Adam deserved the title. But Adam didn't need a title because is a legend that will live on forever.

    May 21, 2009 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  115. Heather

    Please stop playing the homophobia card. If he wasn't gay then you'd want to blame some other thing about him.

    May 21, 2009 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  116. Heather

    Wow, people are really taking this personally. Listen, to make it to the top five is excellent and to win AI doesn't necessarily guarantee success. AL screamed EVERYTHING and it got a little too much to handle. He should be on Broadway. KA was a good all around singer and proved he can sing with anyone in any genre. The better singer won. Don't let it get you down though, its just TV.

    May 21, 2009 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  117. Amy

    Adam was totally robbed. But look at how unsuccessful past Idols have been- maybe second place will work out better.

    May 21, 2009 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  118. Derb

    Simon didnt stand up and applaud because he's a tool.

    Kris won, get over it. I wish you people would stop acting like the teenagers you're ranting about and just be gracious.

    And for the record, I'm not a girl, homophobe, or whatever stereotype you want to throw out there – and I voted for Kris. Yes, the 24-year old white democratic male who lives in the state that just legalized gay marriage..voted for Kris.

    May 21, 2009 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  119. Marilyn Geiger

    I was totally stunned Kris won. Adam was so clearly the winner vocally, talent-wise it wasn't even a close call. Kris is a good performer and will have a great career.... but it leaves me wondering why America picked him over Adam. I kind of feel like I did after George Bush got elected.

    May 21, 2009 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  120. Barbara

    This whole America voting thing has got to stop. Danny and Adam are way better vocalists and performers than Kris will ever be. We have again a Taylor, a Fantasia, and a Ruben type of season where the wrong and untalented person is voted as the new American Idol. My only saving grace here is that Adam's CD will way out sell Kris' anyday and that makes me happy. I will not be buying anything from Kris Allen because it will be over done in the studio and won't be his voice. Feel bad when / if he tours because he is NOT a good enough singer to sing live and pull it off. I'm sure Adam is much better off with not winning like Chris Daughtry. GO ADAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't make us wait for the CD : )

    May 21, 2009 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  121. kissme

    Adamania !!!!! AmericanAdam !!!!! next year Kris will be forgotten people will be saying who won last ? Adam however, a star is born.... Adam deserved the title....this guy is one talented hunk a luuuuvvvvv !

    May 21, 2009 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  122. Carolyn

    Awesome Job Kris....good luck and stay true to yourself.

    May 21, 2009 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  123. Rene in NC

    KRIS AND ADAM are BOTH very talented!!! People need to relax, it's just a TV show, stop with the judgements. It's like comparing apples and oranges, Adam and Kris are different artists for unique genres.
    BEST of LUCK to both of them. Congratulations!

    May 21, 2009 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  124. Mark

    Who I thought was the better performer and should of won, Adam.

    With that said I was not disappointed and would of been shocked if he did. There was too much against him:

    1. The judges were biased for him and it did show a lot
    2. Gorky voters would vote for Kriss just like the Allison voters most likely went for Adam
    3. America is still discrimating gays

    But what I do not like about idol is that it is not one vote per person. That really bugs me. I do feel even if it was one vote per person Adam would of lost for the reasons above. Even the board had more anti-Adam blogers.

    By the way did anybody hear Kris say, "no, Adam is the one who deserves to win. Even he knew it.

    May 21, 2009 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  125. Marco

    I am shocked at the gay-card flingers around here. Some traditional rockers just prefer our lead vocalist to sound like men, not a high pitched Diva. If the drama club is upset, sorry. Has nothing to do with their personal life preferences. We just like are rock hard – not like liza. If this were for best stage show act, then Adam wins hands down. But is was about musicianship.

    So quit playing the gay card. Adam was willing to compete on his skills, not his life style... let it go. It doesn't make a difference in the end as we have seen anyway. Get over it!

    May 21, 2009 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  126. bella

    It was like wanting fruit but having to choose between an apple and an orange. They are both incredible musicians-just different styles.

    Kris has the instrumental ability of writing and a great voice, where Adam has a great voice and is a showstopper.

    America didn't get it wrong either way. Please stop hating on them. They will both go really far in this industry.

    May 21, 2009 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  127. sandoria0404

    Oh no i tought Adams was the winner. Wow

    May 21, 2009 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  128. virginia

    I like Chris, but this is AI. We should vote for better talented person,
    Adam. He is most talented and fascinating person in AI history.
    Lots of people were drawn to Adam's talent every week.
    When people start picking wrong person no more AI.
    They only judge by looking and not gay person?
    I am not a support of gay community nor rock music lover but you need to vote for singing talent NOT who they are.
    I won’t be watching it anymore as now I know it was FIXED.
    America vote for just like George Bush for U.S president.WRONG,WRONG,WRONG.
    ADAM, I know things happen for a good reason and GOOD LUCK !!!!!

    May 21, 2009 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  129. Layla

    WahWahWah on the homophobic comments!! Did it ever occur to you that people don't like Adam's singing? Check out the scenes from Adam's hometown welcomes – how many people were there? 30?

    I'm NOT homophobic and I don't like him. One trick pony with the "Star Search" high notes.

    May 21, 2009 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
  130. venda lois wells

    Overall, Kris Allen is more talented. When I seen him playing the musical instruments I knew he would win. He is a wonderful singer. I'll be the first in Florida to buy is cd. May God bless him and his wife.
    venda Lois Wells

    May 21, 2009 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
  131. Greg

    People want to blame this on people being homophobic but the results came down to two things:

    1. Danny fans would prefer Kris over Adam so Kris got all (or most) of Danny's votes which is why he ended up winning.

    2. Adam is extremely talented but his over the top antics (tongue, screeching, etc.) just turned enough people off to sway towards Kris.

    May 21, 2009 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  132. Nonye Ph Nigeria

    Kris truly deserved to be the next Idol. Adam although good but lacks a quality which must idols has- humility.

    Im so glad americans made that great chioce.

    May 21, 2009 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  133. Donna

    How disgraceful. Adam deserved to win. But that's OK. Idol will fullfil it's contract with him. Kriss will make his CD. It won't be a big seller. He won't be winning any music awards, selling out any concerts, etc. Can you imagine a Kris Allen concert? I'd fall asleep. He's a coffee house singer and not that good either. He fall on the way side, like Taylor Hicks and Reuben Studdard. Before long, they'll drop his from the label. Adam, on the other hand, will rise to greatness. He'll be selling out concerts and winning awards. In the end, he'll have the last laugh! Good Luck Adam.

    May 21, 2009 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  134. cycoblitz

    The thing with winning American Idol is that America voted, no matter who, no matter why. Kris will now have an album and popularity where otherwise he could have faded away. Seeing Adam and Kris last night, I noticed the total respect and friendship they shared. This is perhaps the most important thing that came our of the season.

    We watched the most amazing talent in Adam, and also his graciousness and appreciation for others. Kris will have an wonderful future fulfilling his dream that he otherwise may not have gotten. Adam is happy, Kris is happy, I'm happy they are happy. Life goes on.

    Thank you, Adam, for this memorable season and for allowing us to see a star in the making. It's all good.

    May 21, 2009 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
  135. Michelle

    Kris deserved this. I couldn't stand to hear any more of Adam's screeching.

    May 21, 2009 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
  136. Jesus

    Way to go Kris! Good to see there are more Christians in this country than Liberals.

    May 21, 2009 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
  137. Cheryl -- Toronto

    Very disappointed in last nites show....lots of great entertainment but lets be honest here.....Adam Lambert should have gotten the title. He made no mistakes...was consistant each week and was a gentleman who always smiled and thanked even the band for helping him. He is a super star that was robbed the title. There was no comparison. Adam Lambert you are the Champion !!!!!

    May 21, 2009 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
  138. kissmetwice

    American Idol is fixed.

    Once again the star of the show was pushed aside.

    Adam Lambert you are the winner.

    May 21, 2009 at 7:30 am | Report abuse |
  139. bwell2007

    today is 05-21 and I know last nites results had to be a bad dream. ! Adam had to have won. wait rewind tape ! Kris huh ????? im not saying he cant sing but lets be honest here....Adam stole the show every single week. He was consistant and admired by millions. Wow I cant believe this.....still say show is fixed. Adam Lambert you are the winner in my eyes. You deserve the title no matter what happened. wishing you all the best in your future. You are truly a superstar.

    May 21, 2009 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  140. Nik in VA

    Adam clearly should have won.

    AI is getting a backlash for this.

    People can only do one things – boycott the show.

    The disappointment is just too much.

    May 21, 2009 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
  141. jaye

    This is just too funny!!
    Adam was the star of the season (and still is), yet Kris Allen won....go figure.
    America is still homophobic.
    I bet Simon Cowell and the Idol producers are grinding their teeth today – they had a sure star with Adam and got stuck with Kris.
    BTW – that song was horrible (shame on Kara for writing such garbage) and will be a flop.
    So, Adam is free to do whatever he wants...to choose any contract he wants and to become a huge star. And American Idol is stuck with Kris (who will fade away very quickly).

    May 21, 2009 at 7:02 am | Report abuse |
  142. Kay

    Not a surprise at all, I knew Fox would never let Adam win. They used him for ratings and dumped him at the end. Kris was a much safer choice, he's just what they want, a generic singer they can package and market across the country. If he was any more vanilla he'd be a wafer.

    And yeah, he knows he really didn't deserve this and he didn't win because people honestly think he's more talented, He won because of the teen girl, anti-gay/ anti-Adam/ Danny votes.

    May 21, 2009 at 6:40 am | Report abuse |
  143. sasaye

    Absolute joke. Adam will be as famous as Clarkson and Underwood, while this guy will be as forgetful as Ruben and that guy who did the weird dancing.

    May 21, 2009 at 5:30 am | Report abuse |
  144. van

    adam is able to sing anything kris could, in , no offence, but he could sing them all better. reverse that and kris would be struggling. we just dont know on what basis it is that people cast their votes. is this a talent show or 'most likable 'show, we have to wonder. anywayz, congratulations to kris, i hope he makes it big in this industry, he seems to be a really down to earth and nice person. as for adam, he will most definitely hit it off hot without a doubt – and he seems to be a really polite and cool guy too. blessings to them both!!

    May 21, 2009 at 5:24 am | Report abuse |
  145. Tamika

    Adam was by far the best performer and singer-a bonafide star. Way too good and too big for American Idol. Now he can stretch and become the mega-star he was meant to be without having to be stuck in the horrible Idol Pop Box. Yes, the more average and palatable 'american idol' won. And now Adam can move on to better things. Thanks AI for giving Adam the stage to FLY, FLY, FLY. Kris, good luck. You needed it more but you weren't the best singer/performer.

    May 21, 2009 at 5:23 am | Report abuse |
  146. Uche

    Wow! Kris is the best. Congrats. You deserve the win and more.

    May 21, 2009 at 5:10 am | Report abuse |
  147. kachi

    hahhahahahahahha. i reserve my comments cos the worst has been done. dnt cry over spilled milk. KRIS is the WINNER.
    Ride on kris u are a MOVING TRAIN.

    May 21, 2009 at 5:02 am | Report abuse |
  148. SJ

    I can't believe it! I'm in total shock! Adam was always the clear winner. Kris fans are deaf!

    May 21, 2009 at 4:40 am | Report abuse |
  149. dylan

    Actually, it was little girls and boys, along with gay freaks, are the only reason Adam was still in the competition. Hes a good singer when hes not screaming thru his songs, but Kris is better and connects with people. Should have been Danny and Kris.

    May 21, 2009 at 4:35 am | Report abuse |
  150. PLAYERHATER

    We just got played!!!!!!

    Impeccable performance
    Deserve to win
    Off the chain with every performance
    Love you Adam

    This is an IDOL:

    May 21, 2009 at 4:34 am | Report abuse |
  151. AMERICA

    Stop all the wining about the RELIGION, GAY BASHING and incorrect VOTES.
    "I am everyday people" Different strokes for different folks.
    American Idol just used us for financial gain, like most of the shows on TV.
    It's not about Adam(my choice) or Kris. Kris is talented but boring. I can't even imagine this guy in concert, YAWN If I was Adam, I would pack my bags and get out of the good old USA and go where people judge you on who you are and what you do. He would rock in Europe.
    I won't be suckered in next season.

    May 21, 2009 at 4:24 am | Report abuse |
  152. Jonathan Burge

    Tonight's result was good in a way. One less show to watch next year. Chris is a good looking guy who sings well. Adam was an unbelievable singer and performer. Adam had to many skeletons in his closet though (possible gay thing). There was no comparison between the two and talent wise Adam was the clear winner. I for one will no longer watch a talent show where the clear talent does not win. America failed as talent judges in this case without a doubt.

    May 21, 2009 at 4:23 am | Report abuse |
  153. Nicci Moolman

    I am so dissappointed – I mean; Adam is a natural star – there is no comparison – Kris is average and we have heard his voice and can compare it to hundreds of other artists and he sounds good – BUT Adam is something else – I will go as far as to say that he is a phenomenon. I think if it had to be solely up to the judges – Adam would have won. It is not about being a sore loser it is about seeing the obvious and not going with it – it is mind boggling how these things happen. I suppose this is just a reminder that life is not fair!!!

    Love you Adam !!!

    May 21, 2009 at 3:50 am | Report abuse |
  154. bc_mimi

    Do people really care if someone who possesses as much talent as Adam is gay? Tonight he really stood out from the rest...he was awesome. I would like to see him on Broadway. He'd be a great Phantom. That said, I really like Kris but I was hoping he wouldn't win. He now belongs to A1 and I'm not sure the kid can handle it. Adam's star will shine regardless.

    May 21, 2009 at 3:47 am | Report abuse |
  155. Michelle

    I am so never watching Idol again. Either the voting system is broken or the Americans are morons.

    May 21, 2009 at 3:46 am | Report abuse |
  156. OMG

    I tuned in to AI every week to watch one thing and one thing only....Adam Lambert. He is the best contestant in the history of AI, and I have watched every show since season 1. Kris is a nice guy and a good singer, but when his name was announced as season 8 winner, I screamed in agony... and I ask you, America, HOW COULD YOU LET THIS HAPPEN??? Even with Obama in the WH, we obviously have lots of walls still to break down... who cares that he is gay... I am a 40 something year old, Christian female and believe that true Christianity is to love everyone.... black nail polish or not. Adam is an amazing and talented young man and tonight's finale just sucked the wind out of the show. While I wish all the best to Kris, I am completely devastated by the results.

    May 21, 2009 at 3:41 am | Report abuse |
  157. Casey

    Adam will be famous and still singing years after no one can even remember Kris. But it's probably a good thing Adam didn't win–now Adam can get a better contract than with Idol and nothing can stop him. It's a shame that Allison wasn't one of the final two rather than Kris. I expect to hear more from Allison too. I don't care if Adam is straight or gay, Christian or Hindu. Adam has that gift, that special talent to be able to sing a song and have it reach right out and grab your heart–Kris does not have that special gift at all.

    May 21, 2009 at 3:35 am | Report abuse |
  158. GeeDub

    Simon has Adam Lambert signed, sealed and is going to deliver him to the industry.......no two year show contract. You think Kris is going to keep that plain jane wifey of his around now that he's going to have the best year of his short career? I don't think so, she's gone!

    Here's toasting to Taylor whatshisnames little bro, Kris.

    May 21, 2009 at 3:33 am | Report abuse |
  159. DannyGokeyFan

    GO CHRIS! Congrat's! One question though- why now that Adam has lost, are all the slams being thrown around about homophobes? Sorry all- The voting majority has spoken, and for THEIR American Idol, they don't want to see a guy who openly has pics of himself kissing another guy!(google image Adam Lambert) Again Congrat's Chris! Adam- please close the door on the closet all the way.

    May 21, 2009 at 3:30 am | Report abuse |
  160. Betty Kenosha

    Well, goodbye American Idol. Adam can't win with Gokey fans crossing over for Kris for the wrong reasons. NO place for religion in this, this was a singing contest. I can't envision Kris's face on all the posters, etc., only Adams. Simon has to know he lost a bundle just now, he will make money but not as much. Adam will have a tremendous future, may be the next Elvis superstar in whatever category he chooses but we won't see Kris in a year from now. This was a singing contest. What a bunch of fools in this world. Good bye Simon, you I will miss and I will buy Adam's cds!!

    May 21, 2009 at 3:29 am | Report abuse |
  161. GeeDub

    KRIS has an absolute ZERO of a personality.....the whole season he was just a nice smile hiding behind his instruments with an average voice.......I mean seriously, would anyone out there actually PAY to see him perform? I didn't think so. Bikini girl and Kara were the highlight of the show!

    May 21, 2009 at 3:28 am | Report abuse |
  162. sad in HI

    Congrats Kris! I still think that Adam was the BEST of the season. I guess Bill O'Reilly, bible thumpers, holier than thou and homophobes won tonight. Good job Danny Gokey fans. But you'll see what a HUGE star Adam is for many, many years to come! Sad, sad day!

    May 21, 2009 at 3:21 am | Report abuse |
  163. GeeDub

    Very Predictable.....the Christian vote won it for this guy.....he is definitely forgetable, and it could be difficult to remember his name in 2010. Adam Lambert wins because he won't be obligated to AI and can go off and begin his career.......and he will! Kiss with Adam Lambert......Queen with Adam Lambert.......Aerosmith with Adam Lambert..........the list will go on, and on....he could very well record individual songs with these and other oldtime and contemporary rockers.....I truly hope that he and Allison have a duet rock song on his first album.....she is only 17, but I dig that chick! A ton of good old rock n roll talent!

    May 21, 2009 at 3:19 am | Report abuse |
  164. DanGokeyFan

    WOW – Whats with all the bashing about homophobes? No one slammed Adam before the finale about his obvious (Google Image Adam Lambert) lifestyle? Guess the voting public majority wins again!
    Don't forget to shut the closet door Adam- see yaaaaaaaaa Congrat's CHRIS!!!

    May 21, 2009 at 3:19 am | Report abuse |
  165. barry

    this was a joke... tell me how this can be a true vote when you can call in as many times as you want. Most show only let you have 5 to 10 votes. Then how come when you tried to vote for adam last night, you could not get through. I tried for 2.5 hours before I got a vote in for him. I tried kris number and it went right through... Was Adams lines being block so they can set it up for Kris to win? or are the producer scared to have a Gay American Idol.. lets all think about it.

    May 21, 2009 at 3:19 am | Report abuse |
  166. Jean

    Adam is by far a better vocalist and performer. Kris appealed to people who like his sweet/boyish face and simple voice - it was obvious he can't sing powerful songs or hold a big stage like Adam can. From the people I know on Facebook who voted for Kris, none of them can carry a tune themselves, so they obviously aren't a good judge of vocals. As far as those of you who think this has to do with Adam's sexual preferences, get over it - he was just obviously too far out there for the young girls or the old ladies in dress, hair, music style, etc. There is no conspiracy - and if there is - it's only by people who are tone deaf.

    May 21, 2009 at 3:13 am | Report abuse |
  167. Thomas

    Brings me true joy to see the homosexual minority agenda defeated yet again. What a great day, 🙂

    May 21, 2009 at 2:58 am | Report abuse |
  168. Tully

    Good bye, AI, it was fun and brutal at the same time. Bye, everyone. Have a good life.

    May 21, 2009 at 2:52 am | Report abuse |
  169. Paulina

    Tonight's result only showed that Americans are stupid cowards and I have lost the last shred of respect that I had for them.

    May 21, 2009 at 2:50 am | Report abuse |
  170. Tully

    Kris is cute and happily married to a Home Coming Queen and can sing and plays the piano and the guitar. That's Idol material right there. He's non-threatening, easy to understand. Adam is ambiguous, his singing is called "screeching", he is too much to comprehend. People vote for the guy they feel most comfortable with. That's understandable.
    I only started watching AI since Season 5, now I can be totally happy not watching it any more. It's enough. I have found my Idol in Adam Lambert.

    May 21, 2009 at 2:49 am | Report abuse |
  171. Yoko Otake

    I've been closely following AI on the Internet as the broadcasting of FOX is three weeks behind on TV here in Japan...

    I'm a huge fan of Adam Lambert and my daughter is the same age of Adam: well I'm in my 60s but still he caught my heart , eyes and ears!! He's just so awesome and highly talented.

    Well, let's talk about music business here. Kris has no chance to win Yen but Adam DOES! Kris may be the American Idol and that what he is period. Adam Lambert deserves to be the World Idol (I can't think of better word; Global, World-wide?). I would buy not only CDs but also DVDs of Adam. He is so pleasing to look at even for the elderly Japanese lady! Can't wait!

    May 21, 2009 at 2:45 am | Report abuse |
  172. Max

    It never does get tiring to read all of the comments after a result like this; all of the ‘I’m never watching the show again, ….”, ” thanks to all the homophobic Christian voters”, … ” it’s all rigged’… and on and on; I think both singers are going to be successful in their own right and way; the show will always be nothing more than a ‘popularity’ contest though, especially among the teenagers *both male and female*, who spend hours redialing; Until the show chooses to go to the way of every other ‘call in your vote’ show, and limit votes to 10 per number, it will always be a skewed result. 100 million people didn’t vote last nite; I would venture that not even 50 million unique voters actually dialed in; its all repetitive redial. I would be very curious to know the actual vote totals for each contestant; but American Idol never seems to publish these. On a side note, we enjoyed the spectacle of the finale, it was pure entertainment to say the least.

    May 21, 2009 at 2:40 am | Report abuse |
  173. wwgirl

    WTF?!? I absolutely CANNOT believe it!

    May 21, 2009 at 2:27 am | Report abuse |
  174. Anna

    Who cares? It's just a TV show. Fun to watch, but not any more important than any other reality show on TV. I do think Kara needs to go. Her song they both had to sing absolutely sucked. It will be interesting to see which judges come back next year.

    May 21, 2009 at 2:23 am | Report abuse |
  175. Chris

    Well done Kris.

    You were my favorite from the start.

    I agree Adam is good as well, but everything he does sounds the same, the same old rock and roll sound and always that high pitched notes all over the place.

    Kris is a very versatile performer. He can sing almost any style and plays numerous instruments.

    I can imagine listening to a album from Kris from start to finish, but NOT one from Adam.

    Great job.

    May 21, 2009 at 2:20 am | Report abuse |
  176. Jack

    American again proved that majority of the Americans is racist. First they took out all the minorities in the American Idol competition and now they Judged Adam based on his sexuality. This is what one of my buddy said “better move out from America”.

    May 21, 2009 at 2:08 am | Report abuse |
  177. Anne

    So happy to see this wonderful and humble young man win and become the American Idol ! Just love it . He is a great singer , musician ,and most of all an exeptional person . Congratulations Kris we love you and wish you much success, but most of all God's blessings . Thank you for being you .

    May 21, 2009 at 2:05 am | Report abuse |
  178. Jean

    Very disappointing result! No worries. This will be a similar to the Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken final. Clay sold the records, Ruben opened a fried chicken restaurant. Adam wins after all.

    May 21, 2009 at 2:02 am | Report abuse |
  179. barbara wason

    Well I was totaly blown away with the results of the show tonight.. Both adam and Kris were amazing ! The each have their own style and both equally great! I really don't think either of these two fantastic singers deserve to be slammed they way I've read on other sites! Good luck to both, and I hope they both get the careers they both so much deserve!

    May 21, 2009 at 1:59 am | Report abuse |
  180. NP

    Nooooooooooooo! I liked Kris but i think based on talent – Adam should have won. What the hell is America doing? Sleeping when they shoudl be voting? I know Adam should have won, but something told me that Kris would just because of Adam's uniqueness -= people something cant deal with a lot of change.

    anyway i can't say that the better talent won, but rather the "good" guy won.

    May 21, 2009 at 1:59 am | Report abuse |
  181. Tom in SV

    It's really pathetic and quite sad that some Americans are so afraid of diversity. Adam, just know that not all of us are fearful ignorant people.
    KEEP ROCKIN!

    May 21, 2009 at 1:58 am | Report abuse |
  182. Kimberly Clark

    Kris' hair is beginning to recede. How could God let this happen. They don't like that in Hollywood.

    May 21, 2009 at 1:56 am | Report abuse |
  183. Freedomman

    Typical reactions, if a gay person seems better than the competition and doesn't win we are all homophobes. If the same thing happens to a black person we are all racist. Man, you people need to get a life. Perhaps you should have been calling your butt off to make Adam the winner, but most likely none of you did. Kris was great and had a lot of fans. His music appeals to all classes, races, etc. Adam is a little different and I don't think he appeals to as wide a range of listeners. He has a great voice I will admit. Kris is more talented in that he can play numerous instruments and sing, which puts him at a higher level.

    May 21, 2009 at 1:53 am | Report abuse |
  184. Gail Nugent

    I am sorry, but I am sick. Never has American Idol had a more talented performer than Adam. He was not voted on, because he is gay and I am saddend by that and by America's continued homophobia and Christian right-ism, which is a disease. . The most beautiful piece of music I have ever heard is Adam's version of Mad World. The good news is that Adam has been found out and will be a huge success, despite American Idol's ridiculous voting requirements. I will not watch again.

    May 21, 2009 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
  185. Kim

    I never watched a single episode of the season, until the face off final two episode. I right away saw adam and thought to myself "dear god if I have to listen to this twilight-wannabe who according to his original photo was a redhead as a baby, with freckles, so basically has become a total cartoon character who screams like something out of an 80's hair metal band, I'll rip my ears off"

    and then I picked up the phone for the first time ever, and voted for Kris, the dude who's an actual musician, who knows what music is...and I am glad that I did not waste however much money that call is going to cost me.

    May 21, 2009 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
  186. Will B.

    Tonight's AI results were a sad commentary on how people vote on the basis of cuteness, popularity, and religious judgement. What happened to the premise of "talent" ? It was like you had a contest between Elvis Pressly and Andy Griffith, and Andy won.

    May 21, 2009 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
  187. cher

    I am a middle aged person who loves this show. This was a ridiculous win!! Kris was good but not great. He should have been about number 4 or 5.. Many of the Idol winners never go anwhere. This is a good example of that. The Reuben Stoddards, the Fantasias, the Taylor Hicks - They won the competition but they will never be stars. And the losers like Dougherty and Jennifer Hudson become stars. Adam will be a SUPERSTAR. American idol needs to take a close look at the voting method The reason that Kris won was because the little TWEENS texted multiple votes for him because he is SO CUTE. I hate to think that it is because Adam is gay. Regardless we will see who becomes the star!!

    May 21, 2009 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
  188. Liam

    Its so annoying that if you voted for Kris, you are automatically branded as a Bible-thumping homophobic southerner. I honestly don't care if Adam is sexually attracted to komodo dragons, I just didn't like his style. I can understand that he has "range" but he just isn't my type. I am a 23 year old gay man from New England and I voted for Kris because I think he is talented. Maybe the judges shouldn't slavishly pick favorites because to me it became tasteless and a bit presumptuous with them constantly proclaiming their love for Adam. Maybe you people should just accept the fact that Adam is highly polarizing. You either love him or hate him and just because Adam had a highly committed and vocal group of people supporting him, Kris was branded the "dark horse" and has obvs lived up to that name.

    May 21, 2009 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
  189. Angela

    Kris is a very talented guy, but America got it so wrong! As Paula said, "Adam will be an ICON!" Adam rocks...can't wait to see what is ahead for him!

    May 21, 2009 at 1:44 am | Report abuse |
  190. Sandy

    Kris is very talented, but Adam is the better vocalist, performer and artist. I feel very sad right now, because Adam deserved to win all the way - he was consistently delivering original takes on songs that blew us away each and every week. No one else did this. He rocked it every week and gave us PERFORMANCES with his awesome vocal range and expression. He deserved to win so much. Adam, we love you and will continue to support you!!!!

    May 21, 2009 at 1:42 am | Report abuse |
  191. Hal

    If you think talent is being able to constantly scream, yell, and whine into a microphone, then fine, go buy Adam´s record. Kris deserved to win this thing much more than Adam. Don´t even tell me that Adam was more original than Kris. I watched Adam this whole season taking credit for arrangements he didn´t even make! What was original, however, was Kris' arrangement of Heartless. As a fan of all kinds of music, ranging from Death Metal to Jazz, I must admit that I wouldn´t be able to listen to an entire album filled with Adam´s dreadful yelling and screeching. Besides, America voted for Kris, not Adam, so stop complaining that he didn´t win.

    May 21, 2009 at 1:42 am | Report abuse |
  192. Annaleigh in San Francisco

    yay, Kris! i'm not a teeny-bopper or religious and i have lots of gay friends, but i still like Kris more than adam, singing-wise.

    May 21, 2009 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
  193. Eve

    Kris appeared to have recognized that Adam deserved to win over himself. Nice guy. Adam probably has multiple offers just waiting for him to get started and is not at a loss by not being the one to be crowned American Idol by millions of teenie boopers texting thier votes for four hours straight. Intelligent individuals did not have the time to vote in that manner. The many faces of Adam we have seen is only the beginning show of his potential. He is a creative artist and I suspect that he will surpass Kris in the versality aspects. Adam is probably at peace because of opportunites awaiting as soon he is free of Amer Idol. Talent is not marked by physical beauty or individual mannerisms – Susan Boyle has taught the world that. Kris has that all american apple-pie look and Adam is rocky road ice cream. Like em both, and both are so gifted each with a variety of talents. I admire Adam more for his orginality, not only as a mesmerizing singer, but as a person that is sure to gain further respect in the near future from the Kris fans: speed dialers, Jimmy Crack Corn fans and teenieboppers .

    Oh, my thoughts of Kara – even though she may write songs and can sing, it does not make her any better at judging what appeals to the heart and minds of people, so I hope she looses the know it all tude. It took the spontaneous out of the panel of judges, and as a viewer, I could cut the tension on the panel with a butter knife. The panel of judges should display camaradeship and like one another or at least act like they do.

    Congrats to both, Kris and Adam.

    May 21, 2009 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
  194. karen hughes

    Adam Should have won, he is the most talented, he is a gift, and the American public need a Hearing Check, Kris, is a square and only fits into a square hole. Adam is the Music Hero, he will be around longer then Kris, he can turn his voice to anything. Chris, has the boy band look and voice. I sorry the Americans got it wron. I just hope that adam will go on tour and come down under. You have and incrediable voice and you are tru to yourself congratulations

    May 21, 2009 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |
  195. MT

    Yes! So happy Kris won. No more Adam. I thought that it was messed up that idol was like "a vote for adam is a vote for idol." And I was sooooo happy to see Danny Gokey again tonight. Yay! he is my hero. I will definately buy his cd when he makes one, he better make one. Danny!!!!

    May 21, 2009 at 1:33 am | Report abuse |
  196. Jenn

    I agree that Adam should have won...but look at the bright side. Now, he won't be under contract with American Idol, and can go off and be a huge star! Look at the winners/runners up from past years...Daughtry, Clay...etc. Adam is better off, I think! He was definitely the more talented one, though.

    May 21, 2009 at 1:33 am | Report abuse |
  197. Rocket

    Lots of bitter people out there. Looks like heterophobia is alive and well also. Congratulations Kris – great job and good luck in the future. Adam – you have a lot of talent also and will do well in the years ahead.

    May 21, 2009 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |
  198. Emily

    I agree with everybody that Adam is probably actually really happy because now he got all the fame with none of the strings, and he can negotiate a way better deal for himself. Plus Kris has to sing that stupid horrible song that Kara wrote, which will be hilarious because (a) the song sucks and (b) it's out of his range so it sounds even worse when he sings it. Hee!

    May 21, 2009 at 1:31 am | Report abuse |
  199. Magie

    pb: that is exactly why I voted for Kris, we do not need a gay to represnet Idol. Kris did a great job and hw WILL go far. He is a winner in everyway. Adam has a great voice but he is too made up, too flashy.

    May 21, 2009 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
  200. Chad

    One phone, One Vote. I hear these stories of Southern Toad Suck people voting 3000 times. All "Idol" producers want is to be able to say "World Record".
    Adam is amazing, I'll buy his record and go to a show. That new song SUUUUCKS!

    May 21, 2009 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
  201. Kat

    I'm very left-wing, very pro-gay, Jewish (not Christian) but I voted for Kris. I like his voice better than Adam's. Adam's voice was so grating on my ears....just awful. Kris will record better albums, Adam will perform great shows. Best of luck to them.

    May 21, 2009 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
  202. Jim

    I guess people still aren't comfortable with Adam and Steve.

    May 21, 2009 at 1:27 am | Report abuse |
  203. Magie

    My husband and I voted many times for Chris every Tuesday night. We are so glad he was voted as the Merican Idol. I do not think Adam Lambert shoudl represent America as Idol. I had a feeling he is gay and the past few shows and TV news has confirmed it. He ha sa great voice and I would ahve voted for him except for his apparent preference. I know homosexualality is a sin and I know there are a lot of different sins and sin is sin regardless how one looks at it. My thought is that for a person like Adam to have won would have influenced our young people in the wrong way and would have given them the sense that alternative lifestyes are OK. It is not ok. We have enough talk shows and politicina promoting homosexuals therefore we do not need on as Idol. The several photos of Adam and and another guy kissing and all hugged up with and deep kissing should not have been shown but the news after the show stated Adam came out with his choices some time back. He had to have known some prople would not have approived but at least he was open about it. Hopefully he will see change his style. I for one will pray that he sees the truth. Chris is so humble and really appeard that he was not sure about himself but God chose him and not Adam. God is still in control and alive on this earth.

    May 21, 2009 at 1:25 am | Report abuse |
  204. Jim

    Adam peaked with the first "Mad World" mid-season. Kris nailed it on the night that counted with Ain"t no Sunshine. Last year mid-season Archuleta would have won, but Cook got stronger as the season went on.

    May 21, 2009 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  205. Lindsay

    All you Adam fans saying that the teenyboppers voted Kris the next Idol are completely ridiculous! My friends and I who are all Kris fans are far from being teenyboppers – we're in our 40s.

    And we're not homophobic religious freaks. We just know what we like. And we like Kris.

    Geez....why can't you all be gracious and cool like Adam was when Kris was announced the winner. Grow up already.

    May 21, 2009 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  206. Andrea in West Virginia

    Sandra in Arkansas, you are an idiot to bring Obama into this. At least he won by Democratic vote, one per person. With Idol, people can vote as many times as they want. There is no comparison. The more popular (per hormonal teenage girls) contestant won, but definitely not the most talented. Even Kris himself acknowledged that Adam should have won, and it was clear by his stunned expression that he meant it, too.

    Silver lining to the cloud: At least Adam doesn't have to record that embarrassingly awful song now.

    May 21, 2009 at 1:20 am | Report abuse |
  207. Zee Dyson

    I can't believe it. I am from SOUTH AFRICA and most probably the best supporter of the show. Did you guys hear what happened with SA Idols. A few days after the final and after the winner was announced, the producers admitted there was a problem and both our finale contestants became IDOLS..... Hope the same happens there cause ADAM YOU ROCK!!!!!!!

    May 21, 2009 at 1:19 am | Report abuse |
  208. Julie

    America got it right this time. Kris hurry up and put out your CD. I can't wait bro.

    May 21, 2009 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
  209. JJ

    Come on people...Adam is a better performer, not singer. He is NOT radio friendly. Kris is more mainstream. Congrats Kris

    May 21, 2009 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
  210. Parker

    BRAVO.........!
    At the beginning I thought NOT...bringing back losers~ but as it turned out the venue was perfect!
    Adam can travel with Kiss and Kris will be our next Boz Skaggs.
    Wonderful season.
    Gratzie!

    May 21, 2009 at 1:15 am | Report abuse |
  211. Lani in MN

    At first I was upset because there has never been any doubt in my mind that Adam Lambert has proven he is #1 from the very start of this AI season.

    Now I've calmed down and I am actually really glad that Kris won the hearts of the tweenie bops! It lets Adam, the "real" superstar, off the hook to go on and do as he pleases. Meanwhile, Kris will be expected to hold AI's hand and be forced to sing "No Boundaries" and the like.

    I say, best of luck Adam, this AI experience has opened the door nice and wide for you, and I am so looking forward to your chart topper.

    May 21, 2009 at 1:12 am | Report abuse |
  212. Linda

    Adam rocks! This is not the last time we'll see him. He's a true star!

    May 21, 2009 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |
  213. mtume104

    for me as a German, living for five years in the US, it was characteristic vote

    May 21, 2009 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
  214. AdamLFTW

    Really America chose the guy that sounds like John Mayer/Dave Matthews/OAR/Dispatch/Any other easy listening music band. The show is called American Idol, Not American Coffee Shop Thursday nights. Adam could be the next Prince, Michael Jackson and America chose the Cake Eater.

    May 21, 2009 at 1:07 am | Report abuse |
  215. The best critic

    I am from Arkansas, I am a Christian, and I voted for Kris, but I think Adam deserved to win. So why didn't I vote for Adam? Well, his singing style blurred together that past few weeks and he was so overhyped.

    May 21, 2009 at 1:04 am | Report abuse |
  216. dz

    Kris admitted himself that Adam should have won. He knows... everyone knows...that this was a mistake. In the end though, it won't matter as far as a career goes. Adam will definitely achieve stardom in the long run, guaranteed. Kris is simply an average singer, and there is nothing special to his voice. A fine karaoke singer...at best... though obviously a very humble and genuine human being.

    However, isn't this show supposed to be about the top singing star? Not the nicest guy?? Adam has genuine 'star' qualities and by all means has a very promising future; so don't worry Adam Lambert fans...you'll be hearing much more of him in the years to come.

    In any event, congratulations to the both of them for a wonderful finale and thanks to American Idol for a very entertaining season! Look forward to the next one.

    May 21, 2009 at 1:03 am | Report abuse |
  217. Alice

    All of you who think it was "rigged" - USE YOUR HEADS. The big brass wanted Adam, not Kris. Look how disappointed Simon and company were.

    Had they rigged it, they would have rigged it for Adam – not Kris.

    May 21, 2009 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
  218. Marse

    Obviously little girls have more time to vote than people who actually consider the talent. He's right. Adam deserves it. Oh well, Adam doesn't need the title of Idol to get the hits he has coming his way anyway.

    May 21, 2009 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
  219. AMad

    Regardless of your preference, it's not about homophobia or bigotry or religious votes or whatever. It's about singing and performing. America decides, and apparently more people were in favor of Kris' musical talent. Get over the emotionally-charged excuses about America's "prejudices"...obviously Adam is talented and has TONS of fans, but maybe Kris had a few more. Get over it, Adam will prob still be successful.

    May 21, 2009 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
  220. Rebekah

    I love Adam, but he is no Freddie Mercury. Queen would be stupid to hire him. He sounds more like Axel Rose to me. Slash should make a new Guns n' Roses with Adam. I wished so much that Adam could've sang Sweet Child of Mine or Don't Cry, but more than likely, greedy and selfish Axel wouldn't let AI use his songs. Can't really blame him. If I had music out, I wouldn't let them either. Too popular for me. Honestly, I don't know why someone like Adam, or even Megan Joy, would want to even go on the show. They're both just too different. It's like selling out.

    May 21, 2009 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
  221. "Peaches"

    Adam should have won . Either way they were both fantasticly great. I am not saying thhat because I live in San Diego, Ca. but his music is sort out of the norm. It is something different. Have fun with watching the next A I. I sure will. Hugs Folks.

    May 21, 2009 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
  222. Travis

    Adam didn't lose because he's gay. He lost because he JUST. PLAIN. SUCKS.

    May 21, 2009 at 12:46 am | Report abuse |
  223. whatever

    Whatever. This isnt bush/gore 2000. its a reality show. get a grip, people.

    May 21, 2009 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
  224. HT

    Well stated, Arthur.

    Adam was not only the most talented performer, entertainer and (most importantly) singer this season, he's the most talented contestant they've ever had on American Idol in the past 8 years. I've never been overly thrilled about a contestant and I never in a million (ok, 8) years thought I would actually like the music of someone on the show, but I like Adam..a lot. He was clearly the better vocalist, and anyone with half a brain and a decent ear know this; but it's not always enough to win bland America's vote.

    At least Adam wont have to sing that awful Hurricanes and Mountains song ever again, I felt so bad for him last night.

    Oh, and everyone saying that Adam has no talent besides screaming - did you not notice how well he fit in with Kiss and Queen? Obviously you didn't, because you voted for Kris.

    May 21, 2009 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
  225. Grammie

    Love both of these guys! But in the end, I was 51% with Kris, 49% for Adam. More impressed with Kris' creative talent and artistry as the weeks progressed. AND btw, I am a grandmother who loves crazy rock! Still go to Jethro Tull concerts whenever possible.

    Simon and AI producers, I am disappointed with the "slant" made toward Adam for most of the season – including the cape appearance last night by Ms. Perry. Forget the "tween" voters – your actions and "suggestive power" tipped the scale for me and many others.

    May 21, 2009 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
  226. Not a Fan

    And folks, THIS is why America is the dumbest country in the world. And I quote from the genius Lynn:
    "I voted for Kris many many times last night. And no , i’m not a tween. I’m an adult, who has a clear head. I’m a HUGE Gokey fan, and so are lots of my friends who voted for Kris.
    Why do you want to bring religion in this? It’s a competition not a soapbox for ppl to bash God. COME ON!!!
    The better performer won and American proved it."

    You are an idiot. If it was up to America to vote, you would not be voting MANY MANY TIMES. Obviously there is something to compensate for if you feel like you need to vote in place of MANY MANY other people. It's called common sense people, learn to use it.

    May 21, 2009 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  227. Chris

    Wow...is there no such thing as gracious losing anymore? To quell all of the speculation on teeny boppers, homophobia, religious nuts, cougars, whatever...here's one that nobody's mentioned. How about Americans may be tired of smugness? Not just from Adam, who didn't really show smugness but exuded it, but from many of the Adam fans. Go back and read the blogs from the past weeks and the comments within them. A lot of the Adam Lambert fans seemed to employ a "Ha-ha, Adam's a god and everyone else on the show are losers" attitutde. That gets old real quick, and I think America just got tired of it. Humility, people.

    May 21, 2009 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  228. Miz Dona

    It has been an amazing season. So much talent. I have to say I was disappointed at the end when Adam didn't get the title. Kris is a nice and humble guy...but Adam is clearly the superstar. I wish them both well. I loved Allison as well....they will all go far.

    May 21, 2009 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  229. Russ in PA

    Adam did not deserve to win. All he does is scream and that is not singing, and i will not even go into what he did to burning ring of Fire he should have been voted off that night. Kris deserved to win he challenged him self the whole time not only singing but also playing his music as well.

    May 21, 2009 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
  230. Eve

    Noooooooo!

    May 21, 2009 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
  231. Joe

    This years results remind me of season 6 with Taylor Hicks winning when Daughtery should have. Kris is a nice fellow but his singing style is rather ordinary and not rememberable.

    Adam on the other hand will probably be the biggest star that has ever been on AI and I believe could very well become an Icon.

    The most talented lost again and the little girls won. Too much multiple voting.

    May 21, 2009 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
  232. KR in Oregon

    I thoroughly agree that Adam will come out ahead. While he is touring the concert circuit and making the big bucks, Kris will be playing at casinos nationwide. Rock on Adam–can hardly wait for your CD!

    May 21, 2009 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
  233. meka g

    everyone complaining but i bet none of u voted. i didn't vote one single time but i figured kris would win with all of the little girls but he was a great singer. esp that kayne remake. but adam was amazing. he should of one but he is better off because he can do the album he wanted. look at chris daughtry. who care if you win...he has already won. he will get signed tomorrow if not tonight. he will make millions. on all kinds of stages. sometimes its better off not to win something like this...jennifer hudson, chris daughtry, clay aiken...cmon. lets just give kris his due. he will make an amazing album. this was an amazing group of singers this year.

    May 21, 2009 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
  234. Red

    Geesh...Sick of hearing oh he lost because he is gay, that is such BS!! Don't the "gay" people have phones? Frankly I don't think anyone cares what or who he does in his sex life. Maybe he lost because all he can do is theatrics,scream and he doesn't have a ounce of humility in his bones. Is he talented? YES he is...but honestly once you see ONE performance of his you have seen them all...all the same, except maybe different props and more eye glitter. He thought he had it in the bag, thought Kris wouldn't be no competetion for him. Well he thought wrong and maybe this has knocked his ego down peg or two. Personally I thought Allision or Danny deserved to be there and not Kris, but after watching tonights show I will say America got it right!!!

    May 21, 2009 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
  235. leland tomlinson

    vote count way too high...something is up. No way 50 % of America voted. What a sham!

    May 21, 2009 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
  236. hon

    people are completely delusional if they think Adam didn't win b/c of his "lifestyle". really people? No need to be disrespectful. its sad how negative some of these comments are.

    May 21, 2009 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
  237. joejoe

    so if you vote for kris, you are a right wing conservative homophobic bigot?
    im a pretty liberal guy and from san diego (adams home town) nonetheleast. i vote for kris because i prefer his style of music. congrats kris, no one can say you didnt deserve it.

    May 21, 2009 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
  238. Ann in NC

    OHHHHH...Adam got robbed!! He's the only reason we were glued to AI ..HE'S INCREDIBLE!!
    Adam won really though by NOT being under that 5 year totally controlling AI contract which Kelly Clarkson came to resent soooo much!
    Adam is FREE to do HIS thing now, after the tour, to become our new KING OF ROCK!! COME ON ADAM WE'RE EXCITED AND WAITING FOR YOU!

    May 21, 2009 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
  239. hon

    Greatest Finale Show ever!! Sooo excited that Kris one. He had been my favorite since the beginning! Adam was good, but Kris had my heart! Awesome season!! Can't wait for next year!

    May 21, 2009 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
  240. Jason

    I truly think Kris deserved to win this contest. Kris is such a humble and real guy, something I think we should all look for in a true American Idol...

    May 21, 2009 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
  241. orfew

    I am not shocked that Adam lost. This show is about "music sauteed in bland sauce" and not about stand out talent. Adam's talent was more than singing. he understood that a true artist puts his own spin on a song. His interpretations were creative and original. He was a risk taker, and risk takers who have talent will go far.

    However, this is about a pop singer and not about the best singer. A pop singer who will have mass appeal for 1 or two albums is quite different from a thinking interpreting artist. The pop pendulum will swing and Chris will get his 15 minutes and may even sell a million albums. However, true artists like Adam may only be appreciated by a small percentage of the whole American public, but they will endure.

    Adam is not for everyone, he stretches songs to close to the breaking point and sends a message by doing so. Superstars such as Tom Waits, David Bowie are also niche markets. Yes they have sold millions of albums, but their musical interpretation is not for everyone.

    In short, the voters voted for the pop singer and not the musical interpreter. This show is about making money, and this means that you do not always want the most talented, just the one who will sell best in the short term. As H.L Mencken wrote "no one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public".

    May 21, 2009 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  242. Neil

    American Idol is just another a symptom of the demise of the music industry and music education in this culture, NOT the cause. I mean, the sheer weight given to it by so many on this forum, and the elevation of it to the level of no less than a presidential election (America can elect a black man to be president but not a gay AI? Outrage!) is truly disturbing.

    I could not care less about a bunch of pop-singer wanna-be children who, in any case, are just going to crank out a bunch of lame-a$$, lowest common denominator music whilst everyone argues the finer points of why this one was 10% different from that one, etc. THAT is the sad commentary on our culture.

    May 21, 2009 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  243. Sandy - St Louis

    The world has gone stupid:

    Celebrity Apprentice – Annie should have won
    Amer Next Top Model – Allison should have won
    Hells Kitchen – Paula should have won
    Dancing with the Stars Gilles should have won

    and NOW THIS! So SOOOOOOO pathetic. I wish Kris the best of luck – Adam wont need it he is already a super star. Cant WAIT to see Adam in concert!

    May 21, 2009 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
  244. JMC

    I was glad Chris won bc I really like his music better, but I would have been happy for Adam had he won too. I am most disgusted with some of the people writing here tho–what a bunch of sorry immature losers. If the show was rigged–Adam would have won bc the judges declared him the winner months ago! Not everyone likes all of the screaming theatrics. Adam is extremely talented and seems like a nice guy. I find it AMAZING and sad how ugly people act bc some people have a different opinion that theirs.

    May 21, 2009 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
  245. Sean

    I think it's amusing how many people claim Kris took the "12-year old girl" vote this year. They must not have been watching their televisions every time AI panned to Adam's hometown shots in San Diego...

    And really, the homophobe argument is really weak and only demonstrates who the truly intolerant voices are here. I personally voted for Kris Allen, but was consistently impressed with both of the final two throughout the season, especially at the end.

    I'm personally tired of people crying "intolerance...injustice" when the exact crime they are guilty of is their own prejudice and intolerance.

    Both of these guys are going to go on to great things, and I was entertained by both this year. Kris stumbled on his words tonight, but I thought both he and Adam handled themselves with humility and grace tonight and throughout the season.

    The judges, especially Simon, continued to demonstrate a clear lack of professionalism tonight. Simon, shame on you.

    May 21, 2009 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
  246. Sherri

    Come on, people. If you know kids nowadays AT ALL, you should know that the majority of them would go for Adam, NOT Kris. Now on the other hand, the mature, easy listening group.....30s, 40s, 50......would easily vote for Kris. I've been reading lots of posts, and many, many people who voted for Kris are in their 30's and 40's............he won because of his diversity, his looks, and his talent. And yes, as a 43 year old woman, I voted for him, too.
    Oh, btw.........so did Merideth Viera (who's about 50)

    May 21, 2009 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
  247. NJ

    Download Adam's studio songs from itunes if you think the better recording artist won. Adam's recordings are even better than his performances, which i also love. On the studio versions he had time enough within the song to really build the dynamic range at which he excels, and they are exquisitely done. Stunning. Check out "Feeling Good", "Mad World", "One", and many others. I already have an Adam Lambert album on my ipod and i listen to it frequently. I can't wait to hear what he does with "Change is Gonna Come". That was the most original, exciting approach to the blues genre I've ever heard (and I am a big R&B fan).

    People who think Adam is only about dramatics are not checking out the downloads, which represent what these guys will be like as recording artists. There's a lot more to Adam than you seem to think. Kris has done a couple really good songs, and seems like a really nice guy, as does Adam. But the wrong guy won, imho.

    I guess Adam is too unigue and alternative for the bulk of Middle American voters. This is the first year I watched this show, always thought it was boring and the contestants mediocre. After hearing Adam and Allison, I stuck around. But clearly it's always gonna be the 'safe choice' winning. This'll be the first and last year I get involved with the show. Not likely to see another the likes of Adam Lambert come along anyway. Bye Bye AI.

    Adam, take your time and get your voice and your artistry out there. You are already a great recording artist - pick your band and music carefully and the results will be awesome. You have some kind of vision forming which speaks from the soul. It's gonna be beautiful.

    May 21, 2009 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  248. Sandra

    No offense to Kris – but Adam is the better singer and should have won. This man was the reason many of us rushed home so we could finish what we needed to do and be ready to watch American Idol. Paula said it best when she compared him to Michael Phelps. Well, can't win them all – However, at least Adam will have a long and successful CAREER and not just 15 minutes of fame. May everything that is good come to Adam Lambert and God Bless!

    May 21, 2009 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  249. dave

    Adam should have won. This is as dispaoointing as Joan Rivers winning C.A after her hatred etc.

    May 21, 2009 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  250. Alana Phillips

    Adam can sing tones that are of another world, his voice range is that magnificent. I would go to see him or buy his album in a heartbeat. Kris is forgettable, not in a class of his own, and I am so disappointed that Adam did not win, because he's the one who will shine in the coming years. I am soooooooooo very disappointed.

    May 21, 2009 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  251. Adam Fan

    American Idol is for teenagers and this tonight just proved it. They should limit how many votes from a single telephone can be submitted. That will be the only way things could ever be fair.

    Should have been Allison and Adam in the final two and yes this will be another Ruben and Taylor. The only 2 winners of American Idol that have done anything was Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson.

    Adam is better off not winning so now he will show all of you who want the teenie boppers to rule the music world. He will be around when everyone is saying Kris who?

    May 21, 2009 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  252. Bill Martin

    You can blame Christian conservatives and the Mormons and their voting blocks for this year's result. Kris Allen is about as unique as a pair of Levis. His singing puts me to sleep. I am sure though that he is cruise ship material. I think that after this year – I will no longer be watching American Idol. I am straight (married), white, and middle aged.

    May 21, 2009 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  253. Alma Basile

    I am so happy Kris won, I didn't even know Kris was married. That was so sweet when his wife hugged him. Adam is good too, usually the one that didn't win, makes it bigger then the winner. I wish both the best of luck.

    May 21, 2009 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
  254. Mike

    Unbelievable stupidity abounds. It doesn't matter whether clueless tweens or even more clueless adults were responsible for this tasteless travesty: to quote Henry Mencken, "No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public."

    So sad, so true.

    May 21, 2009 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
  255. Soph

    After this I WILL NOT WATCH ANOTHER SEASON OF THIS! Adam should have won!

    May 21, 2009 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
  256. RSC In Washington DC

    It's called American Idol, NOT Judges Idol...

    It all blew up in Simon's face.. He should have kept his mouth shut.. I'm actually glad he didn't. I'm glad that American Idol kept pulling out all the stops for Screech. Screech lost, Kris Won!!!! Yaaaay!!

    May 21, 2009 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  257. Don’t rob Kris of his moment

    Don’t rob Kris of his moment and amazing victory…the poor guy was shocked too…probably more than the rest of this country! He is an amazing singer/performer with a wonderful heart…he deserves to win!!

    Adam is good too and honestly with the talent he showcased on this show, he didn’t need the Idol win to get him started on a fantastic career….he has a HUGE fan following and a HUGE sympathy fan following too!! Now if that doesn’t buy records what will!

    May 21, 2009 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
  258. kevinr

    and sam proves he is close minded and worse than those he is calling out

    May 21, 2009 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
  259. Daniel

    We'll I'm just glad Adam made it all the way to the end cause I just wanted to see him perform. I wouldn't have watched the show otherwise. I tried to vote but I never got through. What kind of contest is it when most of the votes don't even get through? I wonder what the vote totals were cause i bet they were incredibly close. I imagine they both got nearly the maximum amount of votes possible.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  260. deb

    WOW! SURPRISING RESULTS. BOTH GOOD SINGERS, BUT ADAM IS IN A LEAGUE OF HIS OWN. ADAM SUPPORTS DON'T BE TOO SAD, THE MUSIC EXECS. ARE LOVING THIS. JUST REMEMBER THE OTHER IDOLS WHO DID NOT WIN, JENNIFER HUDSON AND CHRIS DAUGHTRY, THEY ARE SWIMMING IN IT.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  261. Donna

    The best "man" won. Goodness prevailed. I am so happy for Kris, he is an American Idol!

    May 20, 2009 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  262. The Ks

    To all you Adam fans your nothing but a bunch of sheep....ha haa haaa. you were led to the edge of the cliff by the sheep herders Simon who all but handed Adam the win over the last few weeks and Paula who couldn't control her excessive drooling for Adam...they grabbed your mush brains and molded them for you and now your at the bottom of the cliff crying and not believing what had just happened to you....get it straight the real singer and artist had won....congrats to Kris....you most definitely deserve it......to all the sheep keep following and you will most certainly get what you deserve....what I find pathetic is Adam lasted so long..America finally got something right.....The President...wrong....The economy....wrong....The war..wrong....Adam should have won....wrong...............Kris winning....... RIGHT......So RIGHT....thank you to the intelligent Americans who saw through Adams fake wannabe talentless plastic facade.......haaaaaaa...haaaaaa.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  263. Alex

    Considering the main audience of American Idol, it seems fit that Kris won the crown. But given the natural talent and stage presence of Adam, 'Idol' has introduced him to a whole new audience. With an amazing duet with KISS, and awesome renditions of iconic rock songs, Adam is sure to have a great future as a record artist.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  264. Erin

    Danny fans for Kris! Yeah!

    May 20, 2009 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  265. Sister

    Conversation's getting off track and is getting irritating! Adam is my man, I voted for him all the way! His interpretations, his taste, his range, and his smooth lower notes were exciting and surprising and hypnotic. I'm stunned by the results and would love to know the vote counts.

    In case it matters to anyone out there, I also love Jesus and we all know there are stupid people out there who can make any religion or belief seem sickening and revolting when they use it in a hateful way. However, don't blame that on Jesus and don't bash all people who see him as their god. I used to be a non-Christian, but now I am one and I see how sad people's views of Christianity have become. Lay off and open your eyes to the whole picture!

    May 20, 2009 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  266. ck

    I'm totally shocked! Reading through other posts I can't believe some people think that Adam only can do one genre or is a limited artist. Were you watching the same show that I was for the past season? Every week Adam took risks and challenged himself. His performance during country week was probably the most original a contestant has ever been. Every week he was different whereas Kris was always the same. I have not been inspired or captivated by Kris like I have been with Adam. But Kris's version of "heartless" was the first time where I actually said OK this guy is good...one song out of how many?
    Simon's reaction or lack of was priceless you could just see he was seeing all the dollar signs going down the toilet.
    Adam will do great and will be an amazing artist and will sell a ton of records....I can't wait.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  267. Canuck

    And one more thing. This way Adam gets to keep his edgy outsider status. He doesn't need the American Idiot seal of approval. Winning would have made him too mainstream and tainted him. Let the white bread have this tin crown. Adam has won legions of die hard fans. Myself included.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  268. Rob

    Congrats Kris. Unfortunately a result of too many 12 year-olds with cell phones I'm afraid. Adam is a classy extremely talented singer and will have an extremely successful career. I can't wait until his album is available, I will definitely buy it. Kris, enjoy the ride while it lasts, I'm afraid it will be a short one.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  269. Carrie

    Adam has more artistic ability in his little finger than Kris has in his whole body. I thought this was a "talent show". I won't be watching next year, Maybe Idol should limit votes to 1 per person, not as many as you get connected. I wouldn't buy a rock album of Adams' but he was the most talented. American Idol needs to honest up the vot process.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  270. telejeff

    No way that result was rigged. Every show was full of praise for Adam and the judges clearly wanted him to win.

    There were just too many people who voted against Adam. They added to the large number that affirmatively voted for Kris to put him over the top.

    Some of the vote against Adam was based on prejudice. A lot, however, was based on simple dislike of the theatrics. A lot of people didn't really go for Queen or Kiss in the 1970s either. Preferred the Stones, or the Dead, or Fleetwood Mac.

    Both Adam and Kris were very good, and both will do very well. Many Idol top 5 performers have done quite well, often with much less talent.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  271. Sam in CT

    America proves once again how homophobic it is.

    Adam deserved the win. Good luck in the future, Adam – you rocked every week.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  272. Arthur

    For the comments that imply that Adam only had one style were you asleep during the whole season – do you not remember the slow ballads and acoustical things Adam did. He showed range and varied sining styles.

    In the end both Kris himself never expected to win and Simon did not stand up in applause with the other judges.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  273. DebiforKris

    American Idol can blame themselves that "their star Adam" didn't win. We could see from the start how they set Adam up to be their next American Idol; having him sing last on several shows, had him on magazine covers and even allowed his name on "the cape" last night. It blew up in their faces tonight. I was sick of having Adam glorified by the judges and press that he would be the next Idol. It is the people of America that voted KRIS ALLEN American Idol tonight, we didn't need American Idol telling us who to vote for! Congratulations Kris!

    May 20, 2009 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  274. Tim

    Well......my wife just won a buck or two. She said that despite the OBVIOUS fact that Adam was a superior vocal talent (that's what the show is supposed to be about, right?), America would go and screw it up....AGAIN. Oh well, I guess that's what happens when you leave the judging up to pre-pubescent girls and homophobic boys. If the competition was being judged by a panel of knowledgeable, musically talented, objective people, we ALL know who would have won this. But, having said that, congratulations to Kris and Adam (and everyone in the top 10). You will all have your chance at impressing the rest of us. And, our wallets will be the judge. I for one will be anxiously awaiting Adam's debut album.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
  275. Arthur

    So according to you: hkblue2024 – Adam had provocative pictures on the internet which he didn't issue a public apology for and were just swept under the carpet....

    Why exactly were these provocative and why would any apologizes be required ?

    Is it really a Christian/religious value to oppose things instead of being tolerant ? I just don't understand how so much hate-mongering comes out of religious beliefs in this country ?

    And I hope you weren't implying that Clay Aiken was accepted because he wasn't out there flaming it up....

    This was a singing competition let's remember that.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  276. RAR

    Maybe Kris can work at the same Mcdonalds as Rueben, Fantasia and Taylor!

    May 20, 2009 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  277. terry

    Someone posted the final three performing on YouTube. Before it got pulled Danny had around 36000 views, Adam 57000 views and Kris something like 165000 views. Kris is obviously who people want to see and hear more of the most.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  278. joan

    You Kris fans who are saying it wasn't the tweens vote but America's vote that got him in....could you please explain?????? Kris who???? Already forgot who won....ooops!!

    May 20, 2009 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  279. Douglas Hagarty

    I think America did not pick the best singer tonite. If I was Simon, I would not return next season. American's are so backward. and do not understand what "Talent" is. Kris was right when he said, "Adam should be getting this, not me". I personally will not watch American Idol from this day forward, because of this "Great Injustice". I feel sorry for Kris, because, he'll always know Adam was the "BEST". My final remark is, it should of been Adam and Allison in the final two.

    Disgusted,
    Doug

    May 20, 2009 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  280. wanda

    kris congratulations from ky i know you started out singing in arkansas and came to louisville ky to audition thanks to your brother it would only be right for you to come back to ky and sing for us soon first enjoy your fame with your beautiful wife mommy and daddy i know they are so proud of you me too

    May 20, 2009 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  281. KT

    Congratulations to Kris and Adam. They are both wonderful singers and performers. They were both respectful to their fans, the judges, the band, etc. They both should be proud of what they have accomplished and will continue to be successful. Way to go Kris and Adam!!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  282. Adam Fan

    Teenie boppers won tonight not music

    May 20, 2009 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  283. kiki

    Adam is fearless, brilliant artist. He was true to himself the entire season. I'm sure Adam was advised to "straighten" up to appeal to middle America. But he didn't! And thank god he didn't. What a thrill ride! Thank you Adam! My entire family loves you and we will buy your music, tickets to your concerts and movies. ...Whatever you do, we will be there.

    Three years from now, you will still be an international Super Star.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  284. Sally

    Adam will be a super star regardless of this night. He is by far the most gifted talented person ever to be on Idol. Did America feel that Kris couldn't land a record deal without this show? Did they feel sorry for him? That's no victory!

    May 20, 2009 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  285. Wanda

    I think only one vote per telephone # should count.........That would probably be around 25 million votes and Adam would have won, without the little girls playing on the phone......

    May 20, 2009 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  286. GlambertGirl

    Kris Allen who???????

    That is what America will be saying in 6 months from now.

    Unless your into buying CD's from musicians at chili cook-offs and other such local festivals.

    What a shame. Another Idol down the toilet.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  287. Andy

    They were both incredibly talented. Adam was better. Kris' range was very limited compared to Adam, but he was able to connect with the audience on a non-theatrical level. Perhaps a more authentic level.

    They will both be very successfull.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  288. Sandra in Arkansas

    Now most of you know how I felt when Obama won. Same sentiments.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  289. Dave

    Where is the statistics to back all this crap you guys say?? Religion? Homophobia? Teenage girls? Sounds like Bushism statistics. Pull something from the air that validates your point. No real statistics to back you up. I'm not a teeny bobber. I'm not a homophobe. I don't think ultra religious people would watch this show to make some strange point (sorry a bushism statistic from me). I would think people watched and voted for who they liked the best. Why waste your time otherwise? Just because your person doesn't win, doesn't mean that the other person isn't an idol to those others. And the same thing goes that your person who didn't win can also be an idol to millions of people, also. It's just who got more votes. There's no right or wrong. In the end, the Idols (Kris and Adam) have to deliver a product that sells. Some hit and some don't. That's the music business every day.

    And to the person above who didn't know how well David Cook has done since Idol. You must listen to some strange radio or not listen to music anyway.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  290. RSC In Washington DC

    Sherri, you're right on.. and people shouldn't also assume that all gay people voted for Adam. I couldn't stand the guy and yet again felt he served as another stereotypical make-up wearing freak show role model for the anti-gay movement. I thought he was horrible and I and many of my friends all supported Kris, oh, and we're in our 30's. 😉

    May 20, 2009 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  291. hkblue2024

    I honestly don't agree that Adam will ever sell more records than Kris. I think he will do great on broadway, but not on the radio.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  292. mary anderson

    this will be another case of ruben studdard and clay aiken. white bread and potatoes won but red meat will prevail GO ADAM

    May 20, 2009 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  293. Arkansas in the House

    AMERICA HAS VOTED & KRIS IS OUR AMERICAN IDOL! He is the best choice to represent the USA and he's our Idol. We're sooooooooo proud of him. Congrats Kris! The best Man won!

    May 20, 2009 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  294. Loh Soon Meng

    Before the announcement, I prejudged that America would again get this wrong by voting in Adam. Looks like you people are better judge of musical talent than the 'Judges'. Gosh, for a million bucks I would like my children to end up like Kris! What an IDOL

    May 20, 2009 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  295. RJ

    Dark horse, oh yeah! Kris won and deserved it! Adam is a good singer but he needs to be on Broadway. Nothing wrong with Broadway, not everyone can do that.

    And for all people who thought it was about a person's lifestyle. You know what, why should YOU be the first ones to bring up what goes on in somebody's bedroom. I honestly do not care. I based my vote on Kris on which singer I preferred. I preferred Kris because:

    (1) He doesn't scream
    (2) I don't care for theatrical singers, but the more laid-back acoustic type
    (3) He can easily sing songs from multiple genres. Adam has a good voice but interprets every song through the "goth rock" filter.
    (4) He's original. Adam is just show theater.

    So I voted for who I wanted. My personal beliefs, my views on God, my whatever didn't matter. I judged and voted based on who's singing I preferred and who grew the most over Season 8. That was Kris. Notice I said who I preferred. Adam can sing. I just didn't like it as much as Kris.

    Congrats Kris. Well done.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  296. karen

    Kris has a broader appeal and it was easy to predict his win.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  297. Rain

    lol, some of you people are funny. If you thought Kris won because of popularity, you're wrong XD Adam was obviously the most popular. if Adam had won, it would've been all out of fangirl votes. Kris is the one who can actually sing, and you all know it. At least he isn't a screeching wannabe rocker. I think Adam should join a Kiss-like band. XD that would be awesome. I would like him then. but Kris deserved to win big time. 🙂

    May 20, 2009 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  298. Chris

    What is up with blaming the religious right for the outcome of American Idol? How ignorant is that? Last time I checked, American Idol's demographics were mostly teenage girls and young adults. If the religious right really did have it in for Adam Lambert, then why wasn't he voted off weeks ago? Dur.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  299. marianne d

    So glad Kris won...he was so sweet when he said Adam deserved it...you could feel his humility. He will make a great star...and so will Adam.

    It looked like it really hit him that he had won when he was hugging his wife! GREAT RESULTS SHOW (except for Tatiana)

    May 20, 2009 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  300. ADAM IS MY IDOL

    I AM PISSSSSSSSSSSSST OFFt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Adam....The title was STOLEN from you, for whatever reason.
    You proved yourself over and over. You have been CONSISTENT all the way.
    Something is wrong in AMERICA when someone of your talent is not given what is due. I am still in shocked!!! The judges looked shocked as well.
    Chris was average but not of IDOL quality.
    PLEASE cut a CD soon. I can"t wait to see what you do in the studio.
    I WII NOT look at AMERICAN IDOL next season.

    ADAM YOU ARE MY IDOL!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  301. Terri C

    ROCK ON ADAM! You are the true star!!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  302. RJH

    What is all the "GAY" have to do with this, I am gay and liked both Kris and Adam. My favorite was Kris, I just liked his singing better than Adam. Both deserved to be in this competition tonight, GO KRIS

    May 20, 2009 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  303. Canuck

    The best man lost but it is for the best: can you see Adam Lambert driving a freakin' FORD?

    May 20, 2009 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  304. Jdavis

    I'm disappointed in the voting system that was used. Lines were jammed for all 4 hours. Some people were able to vote hundreds of times. while others couldn't get through to vote once. If Idol uses this voting method next season I will be one of the ones finding something else to watch. I wonder if the results would have been the same if you were only allowed to vote 1 time from the same phone number. Congrats to both Kris and Adam.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  305. Pete

    Despite the judges constant fawning over a certain contestant, it was Kris Allen who WON! Congratulations Kris! Well deserved!

    However, and I say this with all due respect, the current panel of judges cannot and must not ever openly and publicly fawn over a certain contestant during the competition and thereby inadvertently creating the very dangerous "appearance" of favoritism, This is unacceptable.

    As for Simon C. not standing up with his peers in recognition of the winner Kris Allen does not come as a surprise. One is either born with class or at least acquired some class, alas it would appear that Simon C. never attained that level of courtesy. He must be a very bitter, lonely and frustrated little man.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  306. joan

    This was my last season of American Idol....is there anyone out there better than Adam....I doubt it....only one person came close and that was Allison....somehow I think this whole season was staged....Kris is nowhere talented as Adam....I am totally baffled by the outcome....I hope the tweenie boppers are happy....Adam will move on and have a successful career but this other guy....questionable....Adam has been the most memorable contestant on this show....I am looking forward to future performances from Adam....this guy rocks!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  307. kevinr

    debra says:
    What’s so sad is that while Kris is absolutely adorable, too many people have voiced their objections to Adam’s supposed lifestyle. It’s just amazing to me to realize a loud bunch of us (I refuse to say ‘majority’) are so closed-minded that we’d vote against someone rather than for someone.

    I read this entire thread. show me ONE post where people have mentioned an objection to a lifestyle. there isn't any. there is however tons of comments from liberals asuming that is the case. seems to me that is the close minded view on here, not the other way around.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  308. RSC In Washington DC

    Hey hkblue2024 –
    ..
    These few people who talk about Christian's being anti-gay don't represent the gay communities views anymore than Warren Jeffs' represents the heterosexual communities views. There are nut cases and extremists in any group, far right evangelical conservatives or far left atheist liberals. There are many gay Christians who couldn't stand Adam for his horrible screechy singing.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  309. Society of Little Girl Voters

    If little girl votes mattered, David Archuleta would have won last year. For me, Kris was not a dynamic as David A (the next Josh Groban) and Adam was not as cocky as David Cook.

    Adam wow'd me every week, and initially I wondered how Kris stayed in the competition. He grew on me these last few weeks. I thought Adam should win. Last night, when the judges wrote Kris off with their " You're great, thanks for coming", it pissed me off. I cast 1 vote for Kris because I actually liked listening to him better.

    Adam, I look forward to buying what you sell....where have you been.

    Kris...you are genuine. When you're nervous you sing like crap. When you sing from your heart, you move mountains. I congratulate you. You have been given a gift that allows to share the gifts you already have.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  310. Mike

    I am happy with this outcome for Adam – he can negotiate major contracts without the American Idol title that has been the kiss of death for most winners. And who is going to watch next year! Tweenies?

    May 20, 2009 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  311. Mary Ann Bowers

    Even Kris knew it was not deserved – versatility, range, performance, it all goes to Adam. I think people didn't vote because he is gay. I am nothing close to gay but I think that is crap! Who cares about gay?? Can he sing the phone book or not??

    May 20, 2009 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  312. Gypsy

    Last week I spent 2 hours hitting re-dial for Danny and only got through 4 times. I totally believe it was a set-up. The judges obviously wanted Adam to win. Adam is extremely talented and will certainly have a great career ahead of him. Last night I stayed up late to vote for Kris repeatedly. He, too, is very talented and I'm quite happy he won.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  313. sue

    Bravo Kris!!!!! I am sooooo happy you won!! You totally deserve it and don't despair too much for Adam – he will be just fine!!

    May 20, 2009 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  314. Catherine

    Yes, I agree, Kris did not look pleased. It took him a minute or two to manage a change in attitude. He wasn't the only one who didn't look pleased... did you see the judges' table... and the other 11 finalists?

    May 20, 2009 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  315. Michelle

    We are not whining about Adam not winning, it is just absolutely shocking that somebody who was by far the most talented person did not win. People who are so against Adam can say what they want but when they both sang together tonight it was not even close. It is funny that people keep saying Adam had professional training but remember Kris sang with a band for many years. Anyway Adam will surprise all of you haters when he becomes an extraordinarily successful artist. I agree with Kris on one thing, Adam certainly did deserve to win tonight.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  316. kevinr

    Kentucky's Basketball days are long gone. Niec performance in the NCAA tourney this year. oh wait, never mind.... ha ha ha

    May 20, 2009 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  317. Natalie

    No contest. Adam will be a legend. Check back in a few years and see what they've done with their careers.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  318. Leeroy

    "losers" dude . . . I'll be in Iraq. I don't watch TV. But I voted. 🙂 Did I mention 10 times? 🙂

    May 20, 2009 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  319. jimmy d

    What a sad ending to such a great show tonight. Adam you were robbed your rocked idol to its core this season . 12 year old girls should not be allowed to vote and there should only be one vote allowed not 10 or 20 thats why they have over 100 million votes. Idol you better get it together. Adam you will totally be a superstar. Jimmy D

    May 20, 2009 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  320. Sherri

    I see a lot of people automatically assuming that Kris Allen won with the teen vote. Well, I know of many, many adults, including myself who is 43 years of age, that voted for or was hoping that Kris would take this. So your "theory" is pretty off base. As a matter of fact, I came into work after the finale show, and a guy I work with, who is 45 and also watches (but could not be home for the finale) asked me who won. When I told him it was Kris, he was very glad. He didn't care for Adam, either. He admitted that Adam had a good voice, but the theatrical aspect of Adam was what put him off. And that is exactly how I felt. So you see, even though Adam has a very good voice, there were a lot of adults who also thought Kris did, and ALSO liked his more laid back demeanor. And that folks, is why Kris won.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  321. Debora Dale

    What's so sad is that while Kris is absolutely adorable, too many people have voiced their objections to Adam's supposed lifestyle. It's just amazing to me to realize a loud bunch of us (I refuse to say 'majority') are so closed-minded that we'd vote against someone rather than for someone. In my opinion, Kris' win is an empty one. I've no doubt he knows it, too.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  322. ddehart

    this just proves that Kris fans had more energy and cell phone power! kids are up voting and the adults who voted for Adam were too tired to stay up and vote! 😦

    May 20, 2009 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  323. minngirl

    I think that both Kris and Adam are great! But... who was consistant all season long? Who has better vocals? As Simon says, this is a singing contest and Adam is by far the better singer and he rocked us every single week! Kris struggle alot of the weeks and delivered so so performances.
    Up side-I loved Kris with Keith Urban. Awsome. Now a song like that would be a hit for him.
    But when it all comes down, Adam should have won. We know it, AI knows it and Kris said it himself.
    Love you Adam!! Can't wait for your first CD!!

    May 20, 2009 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  324. Leeroy

    RSC in DC is right . . . vote! I did . . . 10 times. 🙂 Well . . . it got through 10 times anyway. 🙂

    May 20, 2009 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  325. Wanda

    Adam is a very, very giving person......He will win in life....He gave lots of people a great preformance and I'm sure just being there , he helped a lot of the contestants improve their expressions and push for those notes......I saw a big improvement in Kris.......No wonder he said Adam deserved to win....He was right..........I think Adam showed much Christian love in his giving...........God be with you Adam...Stay clean

    May 20, 2009 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  326. Sunny

    BLAH Adam has way more talent than Kris

    May 20, 2009 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  327. Derb

    You know, for all the Adam supporters out there crying about little girls tipping the scales – you're acting like little girls yourselves. Calm down.

    Adam is great, and I'll buy both CDs. But the screeching was getting overdone and overused the past few weeks – that's what killed him. Also, if I have to hear one more person praise Adam's "unique" rendition I'm going to explode – he did nothing but mimick Gary Jule's version with the wrong words and some Lord of the Rings Wraith-style screaming. He's good, but not the icon some have pumped him up to be. Mika says hello.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  328. Gloria

    BOOOOOO! Kris the winner??? Well, now we know that AI is NOT a singing competition. I would buy Adam's CD, but wouldn't waste my money on one of Kris'. He doesn't have the talent that Adam has, and even he admitted Adam should have won. Simon thought so, too.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  329. Ben

    Wow! First the country elects Obama for president. Now they have voted for Kris as American Idol. Another bad decision. Get smart America! 🙂

    May 20, 2009 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  330. jam

    I totally agree with glk and Mandy, not even the judges stood up to cheer. They were in total chock like most of us were. They knew who the real winner was. I think the producers rigged this one, like others in the past...Never eatching this show again!

    May 20, 2009 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  331. Kardealer

    Let's try something new next year. One person one vote!

    May 20, 2009 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  332. liked_both

    I liked all of the final four. I thought it was a great season- except for Kara, and the best I've seen in terms of talent. Adam's screams did wear on me, and I like a singer who can play instruments- that's Kris. That said, Adam rocked and I loved every song, even "Ring of Fire"!

    Being a liberal and peaceful American- I wanted a tie.

    Loved Danny when he was "on" and kind of thought they should've saved the save for a three way finale.

    Adam will make it and you can't fault Kris for having a following. ( I'm not a 12 year old girl.)

    May 20, 2009 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  333. Sarah

    ADAM!! You ROCKED. You are #1. I don't even remember the guy who won.....john mayer-wannabe.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  334. losers

    you guys are losers. stop watching tv and get out and have a life. of course it will be on next year and of course you will all watch it again because you have nothing better to do than rot your brain watching this crap. i agree with mike, GO BIG BLUE!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  335. Steve

    HNL had a promo for the winner of American Idol, Kris being on Larry King Friday. This was an hour before Fox's broadcast. This is seriously messed up. It's not whether Kris won or not. It's a total violation of ethics and principles.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  336. lin

    The strange thing was, Kris did not look pleased. I wonder if he had a plan A already figured out, with some record company, and winning made him switch to plan B.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  337. RSC In Washington DC

    Why are you all pissed at Kris, the kid just sung and we all voted, it's not his fault. It was the judges fault as they kept making their opinions very well known in that they wanted Adam to win. So naturally America wasn't out to crown an American Idol, they were out to prove Simon and the other judges wrong.. The Adam fans simply felt too comfortable that their guy was going to win, that everyone else was going to vote, so why should they when it appeared obvious according to the judges.

    This is a lesson for any election, don't listen to what you hear or read, GET OUT AND VOTE – ITS YOUR RIGHT!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  338. jh

    I'm so ashamed of my fellow Americans tonight. It doesn't matter how talented you are, if it's a popularity contest. If you're gay, you're losing.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  339. janice rhodes

    Kris is more an American Idol than Adam..Adam has trained professionally and was not my idea of an American Idol. My guy will go on to be great.The young fols really voted for Kris. Proving the good guy is a winner

    May 20, 2009 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  340. Mrs. A

    The only thing I can say is "Jennifer Hudson". That's says it all. Sometime losing is winning.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  341. Sharon

    I TOLD YOU AMERICAN IDOL WAS BOGUS! Clearly Adam was the better singer and I thought this was a singing contest but Kris won HUH! American Idol seriously need to reconsider their voting because this telephone stuff is not working. My mouth dropped when Ryan announced Kris won; I was so sure that Adam had it. he performed his butt off tonight. That guy has real talent and he will be discovered, I can see him recording and making movies; he just got it like that. I also think Alison will make a terrfic career for herself. My faith in American Idol is over and the jury is out if I will ever watch the show again. They really need to focus on how the contestant should win; maybe let the audience vote like Star Search use to do.

    Good luck anyway Kris!

    May 20, 2009 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  342. Bill

    "Adam Lambert is the most original and talented performer to appear on American Idol – ever."

    He is not the least bit original. Every bit of his image is 100% calculated. The way he sung the songs had all been done before. They weren't covers of the most popular version, but were pretty much exactly like other versions that were already out there and not as well known.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  343. lin

    David is right, Adam should start a retro rock band. Kris will make a CD along the lines of James Taylor with a little Jimmy Buffett and country too. Best of luck to both. They did a fine job.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  344. Texas Girl

    Please people. America voted – Kris won. Don't be such sore losers! Belittling Kris his win is really small minded. No matter what Adam sang it sounded exactly the same - loud!

    Kris got more votes so get over it! Congratulations Kris!!

    May 20, 2009 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  345. jam

    Kris was right" It should have been Adam. What a pathetic result! Will we ever know the real results...Adam was a much better singer throughout the while competition and last night proved it again hands down.. I will never watch this show!

    May 20, 2009 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  346. Kathy

    Wow! Not that Kris isn't talented but really Adam is a force and really should have won. I guess we shouldn't underestimate the power and determination of thousands of 12-14 year-old-girls with cell phones!!

    May 20, 2009 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  347. Mike Hodgson

    America has decided....and the decision is it is no wonder why the country is so screwed up.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  348. hkblue2024

    I am so sick and tired of people badmouthing us Christians!!! Clay Aiken was one of my favorites....I voted for him every week even though I knew he was gay! Adam was way too over the top with his performances most of the time. I enjoyed his slower songs, but the screaming like a girl really got on my nerves.

    If Adam would have won, as a christian, could I have complained that all the gays were sabatoging the votes?

    By the way......people don't have to "think" Adam is gay.....he has enough pictures plastered on the internet of himself to let people KNOW he is gay! Funny how all the other contestants on Idol who have had provocative pictures on the internet have basically had to issue public apologies, but these pictures were just swept under the rug!

    May 20, 2009 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  349. Nick

    I was a Big fan of AI in the beginning...Followed the show for 5 Seasons.. But no winner really imerged as a true idol..So I stopped watching... Until one evening I was channel surffing ,and heard Adam Lambert singing.. I was rivited and in awww of his vocals..I then watched every week leading up to tonights finally.. Adam gave this seasons show excitement, drama, and television worth watching... Adam got a slap in the face!! A true show of American's Live and Healthy " Biggotry " How sad!!

    May 20, 2009 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  350. Mommaof5

    My daughter is a teeny bopper in the 8th grade and every girl in her class wanted Adam to win. It is us middle age folk who have heard enough screaming to last us a lifetime that chose the winner!!

    May 20, 2009 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  351. s-h-a-u-n-a

    Let's face the facts – Adam is the better singer, Adam is the better performer, Adam is gay, so he loses! Another example of the unfairness in this country.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  352. bob

    so the religious right bigots have block voted to keep the obvious mos taleted contesta from winning because they thought he was gay. What a farce!

    May 20, 2009 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  353. Jill

    Adam should be very happy. He doesn't have to have that lame song they made them sing last night on his first record. Both will do well their first time out but it will be interesting to see who is still around 10 years from now. Maybe neither.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  354. Jennifer

    I am so happy Kris won!! I love Adam but I honestly think he would make a better broadway star not a pop/top 40 star. I think Adam is talented in a lot of ways but I honestly cannot see him selling a lot of albums......he screams way to much! He reminds me of a 80's hair band and I loved 80's hair bands but how much of that is really selling these days? Not much....I think the right person is the winner.

    I think it is rediculous that people would use the religion, gay card and teeny bopper stuff to determine why someone didn't win. I am not religious, a teenager and my mom is a lesbian so people get a life. He won because people voted for him.....period!!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  355. wade

    Kris deserved it – he carries notes and has better tone. He will probably regret his slavery to a 2yr deal with AI – then will be able to produce his own music and do better.

    Adam will do well with other projects (do not believe his claim to fame will be singing) and probably will get more control over content & a better percentage of profits than the AI people will rip off of Kris.

    As far as AI show format – a good 75% isn't worth watching – Thank God for this "Marqee Blog" and DVR – that way as a West Coaster – only have to read then play back bits care to see at a later date and do not have to miss really good programs.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  356. David

    I think this is the best for everyone... Now Adam isn't tied down to Idol for a multi year contract and Kris fits with thewm better... Adam belongs infront of a Rock Bad!!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  357. Debdini

    Why is it that if you voted for Kris, you're a homophobic christian, and if you voted for Adam you are a gay loving queen going straight to hell?
    Why all the hate? It's disgusting.....and proves that the heart of man is rotten on both sides of the coin. Why can't the winners and losers both be gracious? Adam and Kris will have their own lives and careers and they'll appeal to whomever they would have appealed to anyway. I hope that both of them have beautiful lives.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  358. Marilyn

    This was a travesty. Adam week after week gave the superior performances Kris could barely carry a tune He should not have been in the finals much less win. I thought AI WAS ABOUT SINGING AND TALENT, NOT POPULARITY OR LIFE STYLES. THERE HAS TO BE A CHANGE IN THE JUDGING AND VOTING.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  359. Mike

    Gender be damned. The only thing to fear is bad taste, and it abounds, very obviously.

    Age also had nothing to with small vision.

    Be afraid of mediocrity because it grows stronger as the dim-wits vote en masse.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  360. Nicola

    Agree with Bridgette.

    I feel bad for Chris, it was a hollow victory. He'll forever be known as the Idol who didn't deserve to win - how terrible for him. America wasn't thinking. What have you done to this poor, nice guy?

    Adam, I felt bad for you for about 10 minutes. You are already a STAR, you have already made your mark, you have shaken up this competition and America like no-one has ever done, and you've done so with class, dignity and poise. You are going to have an amazing career and we are waiting with bated breath to see what you'll do next. You will be an international star and rise higher and go farther than the nominal winner. Kudos and congratulations. And thank you so much for being the real star of the show this season.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  361. timmy

    what a LAME reality show......ya watch it for a whole season and because a certain singer has a stronger fan base (meaning they don't have anything better to do than phone in 100's of times--l-o-s-e-r-s--), they win...oh well 'whatever'....IT IS JUST 'TV'....created for the masses like a TWINKIE is 🙂

    Kind of humorous that a dumb-ass tv show like this even creates such controversy........BUT I can see the digs that people are mentioning: homophobia, religious bias etc...entering into the equation....AMERICA: you are SO FAR BEHIND THE TIMES...

    May 20, 2009 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  362. Jane

    Hey Schmom–great idea!! American Idol the musical!!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  363. abhi

    America get's it wrong again and again, I think this is the biggest upset I have seen in 8 years. Before that was Bush upsetting Gore.
    The lines for Adam were are jammed for 4 hours, how could people have voted for Adam ?

    May 20, 2009 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  364. Robert

    For those who think Kris is the better you will see in the months to come and then ask yourselves why is adam far out selling Kris in records.....You bettya

    May 20, 2009 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  365. LARS

    And we complain about the arabs being told who to vote for!!!!
    This just proved that USA of A is more narrow minded than the muslims of the middle east!!! Anybody with any speck of musical talent knows that Adam by far is the best contender that we have had so far!
    Shame on all of you that that voted because of your politic view instead of by voting for the best talent!!!! The Viking

    May 20, 2009 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  366. Mike

    The winners this week wasn't the tweeners, the Christian right-wingers, Kris, Adam, gays, or straights....It was the University of Kentucky with the best crop of recruits this basketball Bluegrass State has seen in a long, long time! GO BIG BLUE!!!

    And yes, this was my opinion, but something else to say other than what's been said...take it as funny, rude, or messed up, this is a show, we can all live tomorrow with or without it, people...

    May 20, 2009 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  367. maggie t

    I always had so much love and respect for Simon but it was broken down by his slavish love over Adam. it got so bad that it became distasteful and downright rude. it was toooooo much in our faces. i don`t care for Simon anymore. its time for him to go now. i have lost respect for him.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  368. joe

    you can have obama. we can have kris allen.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  369. Rick

    I don't understand it. I didn't know until tonight reading this blog that Adam was gay. So if he didn't win that means this was homophobia? Adam was and is a GREAT singer. But he's not mainstream America. I can see Kris being a star as well as Adam! We'll see. And another thing, I think Ruben is a great singer. So is Clay. Everyone can't be the best and sell the most records.

    Lay off the gay bashing vote theory. My nephew is gay ( I love him dearly too) but he likes Kris too. Adam was graceful in defeat – u be too!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  370. jane

    It figures so many on this post are talking about religion and alternative lifestyles. The show wasn't about that – it is about the best singers. Adam and Kris had different styles and both were good. I liked Adam's stage presence and voice – if Adam didn't win because of his makeup and ways, that is a sad commentary / who the heck cares if someone is gay anyway; I agree he should be the Freddie Mercury replacement. Unfortunately the kids who voted don't know who Freddie Mercury was. Well, I too am done with American Idol – it had gotton to be ridiculous.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  371. Arthur

    Hi,

    I watched in amazement as Adam did not win, no offense to Kris, but perhaps Simon not standing up with the other judges in applause, as well as Kris himself admitting Adam should have won, was saying it all.

    Each week I waited to see what Adam would do, and do it good he did. Whether you liked him or not it was obvious that he remained true to himself & his owb artistic & creative juices. He never played games, he just played.....

    Here's to a bright & shining future for Adam now that the shackles of an Idol-exclusive contract is no longer his keeper (except for the summer tour). May be continue to push the boundaries of musical intepreation & performance to new heights !

    P.S.: And if his loss is due to personal matters then I fear some of us out there are not as intelligently developed as us more enlightened...

    May 20, 2009 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  372. Leeroy

    GREAT SHOW!! And I didn't even see it. Didn't see it last night either. But I got 10 votes in for Kris. 🙂

    May 20, 2009 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  373. Sue

    Kris is the American boy next door, while Adam is the American gay boy.

    Today America chose the former and not to deny his talent, but Adam is exciting to watch.

    Love him or hate him you had to watch him, so I know that in the long run Adam will be the bigger money earner and a global star.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  374. Bob

    Do any of you retards actually think that all the people who voted for Kris were fundamental Bible Thumpers voting against the gay guy instead of for a favorite? Really? You people are idiots. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH SEXUAL PREFERENCE. Of course you'll see some people who are also idiots that claim they voted for Kris because Adam is gay – but that's such a minority that using it as an excuse is so lame it's sickening. Your intolerance in the face of pretend intolerance is ridiculous. Kris got more votes because at the end it's a numbers game. Adam's fans didn't vote enough. That's it. Kris got more numbers. I wanted Danny to win because he was my favorite. I don't like Adam because his singing bothers me. He could be sexually attracted to giraffes and it wouldn't matter to me. Get over it people.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  375. Lyne

    I voted for Kris many many times last night. And no , i'm not a tween. I'm an adult, who has a clear head. I'm a HUGE Gokey fan, and so are lots of my friends who voted for Kris.
    Why do you want to bring religion in this? It's a competition not a soapbox for ppl to bash God. COME ON!!!
    The better performer won and American proved it. Who can stand the screeching for so long? and yes, Adam deserves Broadway. Broadway is cool! Kris is a talented guy who happens to be a Jesus loving Christian. I still dont understand why some of you have to bash Chrisitans and God. God doesn't bash you, so why do you bash HIM?
    and remember there is a difference between "religious" people and "Christian" people.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  376. Lisa

    I am shocked and saddened. Adam was without a doubt more talented with star power that Kris does not have. What an injustice.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  377. FL loves IDOL

    Idol Dude – you are no record producer. If you are, you're probably BROKE. Kris is good...Adam is AWESOME! And for all you who say all Adam did was screech and scream...you're idiots, too. Did you even listen to the entire season? This guy has more talent and versatility in his pinky finger than Kris has in his entire body!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  378. Natalie

    I, personally don't think the votes were influenced that much by "right wingers" as much as it was teenage girls. I am a 38 year old married CHRISTIAN woman and have supported Adam all the way. I also liked Danny, but Adam was my choice to win. Don't blame Christians for this vote because, quite frankly, they are not the ones who would spend four hours voting on American Idol. Think about it.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  379. Jorge

    I think the Biggest Loser just won American Idol.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  380. Kevin

    Notice that the final vote was never discussed? I have gut feeling that it wasn't even close. Fox16 here in Little Rock said that ATT said that Arkansas had over 38 MILLION VOTES last night. Can you believe that? Tiny little Arkansas! Congrats both Kris AND Adam. Great show and great season!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  381. Jane

    So happy Kris won. Adam is too predictable and I got tired of his screaming a few weeks ago. It doesn't matter though-I'm sure they will both have great careers.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  382. Julie

    Seriously, how loyal are the 12-year old girls? How long before the next act grabs their attention? Will they remember Kris 5 years from now? I doubt anyone will. Adam appealed to the older people because we've seen so much talent over the years, & we know what's phenomenal & what's so-so. Also, notice how they never identified his wife, and doesn't he have a child, too? Probably didn't want to alienate the young teens. When KISS appeared with Adam, it took my breath away!!! And I have to tell you, I wasn't never a KISS fan
    back in the day!! Remember, AI winner fame is usually fleeting; no winner can hold a candle to the superstardom of Kelly & Carrie. Adam has changed the world for me. He is an adrenaline shot to my extremely regimented, difficult & boring life.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  383. schmom

    I was so sure that Adam had it in the bag. I feel it could have gone either way but am pleasantly suprised that Kris took the title. I am not a teen or pre-teen girl, i am not a homophobe, i am a regular watcher of American Idol but not a regular voter. I did however vote for Danny but since he did not move on, I voted for Kris. I would buy any CD that he makes but I would also pay good hard-earned money to see Adam on Broadway where he deserves a lead role in a musical, that if someone is very smart, will write especially for him and his talents. He has the flare, drama, swagger (not to mention cosmetological abilities) to make it very far in the entertainment industry but in my humble opinion, does NOT have what it takes to be only a voice. That would be too much other talent wasted. Congrats to them both as they will go very far!!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  384. C

    What a load of crap!!! Adam won hands down. Kris wasn't even closer, good bye American Idol.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  385. Diane

    This is the first time that I have ever watched AI and it was because of Adam. I can not believe that he lost to Chris – who was as shocked as I was that he won.
    Did not see that coming. I am done with AI.
    No more for me.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  386. Elizabeth Lodge

    We all knew that Gokey's votes were going to Kris. Mathematically Adam couldn't win. And I agree with all who say it's a good thing because Adam won't have to sing that moronic song ever again. He is unencumbered now... American Idol has no hold on him.

    Adam is greater than the whole American Idol history and all its players.

    As Simon said last night, Adam is a worldwide star. All that said, I do have to chuckle at Kris' first statement as the 2009 American Idol, "Adam deserved to win this."

    May 20, 2009 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  387. J.Armstrong

    This was a close season at the top 4, any one would have been a great choice. Adam is massively talented, for me I don't care for the higher tenor in his voice but I can see how many people would find this an amazing upset as well. I am glad Kris won, he is definitely deserving.

    Adam will do fine, several very talented singers did not land the top honor but have gone on to produce great music. To those who think America missed this one, perhaps, good opinion, I cannot agree or disagree - but I thought when McPhee lost to Hicks that America got that one wrong. To each their own.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  388. dawn c

    hey jack in tampa bay – we totally agree with you but adam still should have won and even kris said it. I trully believe he was being honest and not just curteous.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  389. Gus Santos

    This has less to do with homophobia but more with the judges throwing Kris underneath the bus at the end of last night. People like to root, and apparently vote, for the underdog.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  390. toby

    I'll never watch this show again either.
    It was a waste of my time.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  391. Shannon

    AMEN......THANK YOU JESUS!!!!! anyone but the screamer!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  392. Peggy

    Maybe, just maybe, Adams didn't lose because he is gay and a drag queen, maybe he lost because all he does is scream and Kris was/is a better singer.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  393. kevinr

    So according to some of you, if I liked Kris and voted for him I am a close minded homophobe?

    hmmm... who really is the closed minded one in that statement? ummm – it is you mark b, leonard harmand and all you other close minded folks. yes, you are close minded and just as bad with comments like that. check the mirror dudes

    May 20, 2009 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  394. k

    i totally think the correct person won. Our household was split, but i do believe adam has a huge future and so does kris. i would buy kris's cd, but i wouldn't buy adam's. but then again i am not into all that screaming.. i totally agree kris should go country-did you notice that the season end song was alot like 'the climb" from miley cyrus, however her song rocks compared to the idol crappy song-did not like. whatever the case... both these guys are not going to be hurting in the long run. yeah kris, good luck adam.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  395. Amy

    I always pick my American Idol based on who I want to hear on my Ipod while running or while hanging out by my pool. I have worn out Daughtry and David Cook after hours of listening. I think Adam has one of the most amazing voices ever. I just imagine myself listening to Kris while having a good time. They will both have great careers.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  396. jaymoore

    Yes, even Kris Allen knew he didn't deserve to be the American Idol. I see all the reasons here why Adam didn't win......they are probably all right. I am positive sure of one thing.........I will never watch American Idol again. And I will not support their newest idol either. You can find a singer like Kris in any dimly lit smoky bar anywhere in America. Adam Lambert is one of a kind.......a throw back to old rock 'n' roll and the beginning of a rock 'n' roll revival. He is the true talent, the true star, and mark my words........in a very short time people will be camping out for days just to see Adam Lambert. He will be huge. Just ask Stephen Tyler how that screaming thing worked out for him?

    May 20, 2009 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  397. Margie

    Congratulations to Kris and to Adam, they are both winners in my opinion. Why are some comments focused on politics and religion, can't people take a breather sometime? What have we become? Our country is poisoned with hate if our person doesn't win even in a singing contest. I think Kris deserved to win just as much as Adam, Kris just has a different style and I love his style. If you people think that little teeny boppers weren't voting for Adam you are being irrational. Good luck Kris and Adam.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  398. belinda

    *smiles very big*

    i am very happy. i agree that Adam will have a bigger contract by not winning....however; i agree with the others that i was growing very TIRED of his screaming. Once is cool – twice is a nuisance. KISS is not as popular today for a reason. It was neat seeing them tonight – but for only one song...not the entire show. Thus, with Adam. If Adam would sing ballads – i could get into him.

    Now, Kris – – Kirs is just Kris – no pretend or act. He is the real thing through and through.

    i am pleased.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  399. chipper

    Give the guy credit. he kept improving and bringing it. Adam has style and vocals and he'll be great. most comments did have this very close. for those who think Adam should have won? he didn't get the votes, did he? Kris did, even as the judges made it sound like he couldn't win. This was a great final two and I wish them both well. Actually, I though Alison did a fab job tonight. Watch for her!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  400. Cindy

    What a travesty! Too bad the judges could not save the winner.I will never watch American Idol again.Even Kris Allen knew that Adam deserved to win hands down. I am not surprised though that Fox Network
    and American Idol would never want to offer a contract to Adam because he is gay.Every gay person in AMERICA SHOULD BE FURIOUS.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  401. carol522

    I'm disappointed but not surprised. In my mind after last night, it was too close to call so I reconciled myself to the fact that Kris could possibly win. Those Gokey voters went to Kris or they didn't vote at all. Very few minds would have been changed at this point in the competition.

    I can take comfort in the fact that Adam didn't have to sing that mess of a song again and I have those great videos on youtube to tide me over until the CD is released.

    Rock on ADAM!! You have made me a fan for life!!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  402. sheila

    ADAM SUPER STAR I am a female 55 years old. my son who is 28 loved him also even though his wife thought Kris was better.

    To me you wait and see there was never a SUPER STAR like ELVIS
    ADAM comes the closes I have ever seen.

    My son said his songs will have to be more current. The teeny boppers gave it to him.

    When Adam came out in his suit with his hair slicked back no screech
    personally i liked the screech.
    I looked at him and saw ELVIS PRESLEY he will be a SUPER STAR
    laugh if you want.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  403. Joey

    I'm sure Adam has been offered multiple record deals and he will be remembered. I couldn't wait to see what he would do next, he made Idol exciting for the whole season. Kris is a nice kid, but just not very talented vocally. He could never get into the ranges Adam can. Can't wait until Adam puts out a CD. I'll just be one of millions waiting to get it! Even Kris knew Adam deserved it. And did you see Simon's face? He was not happy, not at all because he is an expert on judging talent and he called Adam the idol more than once. Of course, he's probably getting his people and writing him up a contract right now! I think Adam was the best contestant on Idol ever. The judges need to be able to vote here, after all, they are the experts. It should be half and half. Not just a bunch of little 12 year olds who think "Kris" is so cute. Clay was robbed and now Adam was robbed, see a pattern?

    May 20, 2009 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  404. anna

    if Kris is the best America has to offer, then we are in BIG trouble.....he has no voice nor talent and not one drop of star quality. What a pathetic finale!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  405. MM

    I love how every year, the supporters of the singer who loses whine and pout about how they "are never ever ever going to watch AI again"! GET OVER IT LOSERS!!! It's a TV show, not a manifestation of your broken psyche!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  406. Dianne

    I'm almost 65 years old and NOT gay. This show has really gone wrong. The best singer did NOT win. Kris can sing but he is not in the same league as Adam. Thank God that Adam can now move forward with a CD release...I'm waiting in line now to buy his first release. Such a shame he did not win.
    AL should release the vote count. I voted 28 times for Adam and it took me over an hour to get in those votes. Bad voting system. Show voting system should be revamped or show should be cancelled, it has lost it creditability.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  407. Lee

    For everyone who is blaming Adam's lost on teenage girls...well they at least voted. Did you? If you didn't you have NO say. Its like voting in an election. I voted as much as I could for Adam and honestly, I'm not even mad that he lost because at the end of the day anyone who appreciates music knows that Adam is a MUCH better singer than Kris. I hate to say it but Kris Allen will not go far. As soon as Adam releases his CD I will be buying it.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  408. kayla

    Adam should have won. In any case, even at second place, he will have a very successful career, probably a much more successful one than Kris. Adam's a great guy and so talented. He will go far.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  409. Becky

    I love you, Adam! You are a phenomenal talent and you WILL sell gazillions of CDs. And you don't have to sing "No Boundaries" ever again!! Yea!!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  410. Mal

    Adam deserved it SO much more but at least now he wont have to be under the AI contract (and he doesn't have to sing that HORRIBLE 'winning' song!). He can get a record deal with someone else and do his own thing. Kris has a good voice but he was just ok.... Its too bad that it comes down to a POPULARITY competition instead of a SINGING competition- which is what Idol is supposed to be about anyway! Oh well!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  411. rhett

    Yes, Bob, Kris is just that – mainstream - down the middle - no sparkle – no excitement. I suppose alot of "mainstream – mainstreet" folks voted for Kris. I pride myself in NOT "going with the manstream flow." Adam gave AI its biggest audience ever because he's just simply talented. But he's also not vanilla – he's the most exciting flavor ever.

    But the bottom line is - Adam can truely sing. He does not screech, he hits beautiful high notes that send chills down your spine. He also writes his own music as well. He is an artist – truely.

    He'll make hit records – he'll probably do some acting – and, yes, he may even decide to do some broadway. Are you folks aware of the awesome talent it takes to be on broadway? Adam can do whatever he wants. The world is his oyster.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  412. Joe

    Both are great singers in their own unique way. Kris is very versatile, one of the few idols to play both piano and guitar on stage. Adam has an amazing vocal range. It is difficult to accept Kris as the winner because Adam really has that "star" quality – gracious and a great personality. Hopefully there isn't too much backlash from the outcome because of the "gay" factor. It shouldn't be a factor at all.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  413. Leeroy

    Wow . . . what a bunch of mean spirited people. Hummm. Seems to be a trend these days when a good guy wins. What up wif dat?

    May 20, 2009 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  414. KJ

    Bravo, Kris! Bravo, Adam! It was the best Idol competition in a long time, and they will both win from the experience and exposure.! Congratulations to both of them! (Kara, you can do better however.)

    May 20, 2009 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  415. adamfaninpa

    Hey, just so you know, my friends consider me a right winger, but Adam got robbed.

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  416. lin

    Kris will have a successful CD and
    of course AI wants a percentage of
    the profits. That's why they put
    Simon in a room and ask
    him, who is the winner?

    No, voting does NOT decide the winner.
    Cowell does.

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  417. TheQ

    Wait a second...I was to vote for Adam because he is gay or I am a gay hater? I apparently did not get the memo and neither did my best friend or his boyfriend. Isn't that just as ridiculous as voting against him because he is gay? I am pro gay and as liberal as one can get (voted against Bush and for Hillary then Obama) and I supported Kris partly because he is from my home state but also because even though I like Adam, his screaming on every song got on my nerves some. That does not take away from his overall talent but he could lose some theatrical and really gain a larger audience. I also believe that the judges hurt Adam because they were so "you should be proud you made it this far, Kris." Kris did, in fact, deserve this win. Adam would have deserved the win. What a shame people want to take away Kris' achievement with conspiracy theories of rampant tween girls, gay haters and the Bush vote.

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  418. Cindy

    Kris is alright... a nice guy, nice family, nice enough voice, and it's cool he can also play guitar & piano, etc. But his personality and preferred genre being what it is combined w/ his style, he just doesn't STAND OUT enough to ever be a big star and I think he will become fairly forgettable fairly fast as have some of AI's other winners. Adam, although his style might not be the taste of the masses necessarily and some may continue to personally judge him (on things that are none of their business but his, if we are being honest), has a huge career ahead of him and his name will go down in the hall-of-fame one day for sure. A vocal talent like that only comes around once in a few decades or more!! Others have made an excellent point in that perhaps it's better he isn't tied to the deal w/ AI... and you're also right that a ton of music execs will be clamoring get him on their label. Best of luck to Kris... I do wish him well, but I do think he'll end up like Taylor, Rueben, Fantasia, etc. Best of luck to Adam, too... though I don't think he'll need it!

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  419. JimmyJames

    I think Kris has some appeal. I thought he held his own tonight and actually sang that horrible Kara song fairly well. He sounded great with Keith Urban... so I have to give some props to Kris. That said, I think Adam is the biggest talent to ever appear on Idol. There is no question in my mind that with the right people around him he will become an international sensation. His tremendous ability and charisma is rare. I loved watching this season of Idol because of what exciting performance he would come up with. Kris will probably do well, but Adam will be the true winner in all of this.

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  420. Terry

    Sour Grapes, Sour Grapes! Kris can sing and Adam screams. I have sit through this whole season and listened to his screams all I could take. If that's what America is calling singing, I hope I never have to hear him Scream again. And by the way, I'm not 13.

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  421. dbgolfer

    The thing that I'm most happy about is not having to listen to Paula ANY MORE!! You wanna talk about a TRAVESTY.....

    May 20, 2009 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  422. Rosanna

    Canada says – we will never watch American Idol again – after tonight it just proves how pathetic the results are and how tweens rule. My husband said he will never watch it again and I am right behind him.
    I cannot stand the pathetic pain.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  423. Holdebrechen

    Simon's failure to stand up was very low class. He insulted Allen. Unimpressive, and in keeping with Cowell's general ways.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  424. cpete

    Are you kidding me? I never once heard Adam tank a note this season. Kris on the other hand couldn't even hit half the notes in that worthless song at the end! Kris Allen will become the next Fantasia and Adam will have the career that will take off and be remembered.

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  425. JoBeth

    I can not believe that Simon acted so rude and did not stand up for Kris. I think the judges might have hurt Adam last night when they all but crowned him American Idol! I think it backfired on them today!
    I liked both of them but I would probably buy C.D.'s from Kris more than I would from Adam. Too much screaming for me from Adam's music!

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  426. Melody Ann

    Adam is so much better off by not winning. Otherwise he would be singing those cheesy songs that American Idol people write! I think I saw a sigh of relief from Adam when Kris was announced winner. Adam is going to be approached by so many ...even hollywood movie directors will want him. He is so multi-talented! He is an all around great performer and I am sure even greater actor and if he is gay, bi, tri, drag, confused or straight...whatever – who cares! He is entertaining and has the star quality that has been lacking for so long that this decade needs! Even my 89 year old grandmother has the hots for him! When I saw him singing with Queen -I know Freddie Mercury would have been damn proud or totally jealous! He is totally unique and that is what makes him the best! I can't wait until he comes out with an album or I get to see him behind the silver screen or in more prominent Broadway parts. What a find! You go Adam! Go! Adam is Broadway, Adam is what music is all about, Adam is what being an entertainer is all about. There is only one Adam. Just like there was only one Elvis, one Marylin Monroe and one James Dean! Now- let's just hope he doesn't get into drugs and partying down so hard that he falls into the other side of the world like these great did! Maybe he will be more like Elton John and David Bowie!

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  427. Laura

    Adam is a star and will have great success. Better voice and entertainer than Kris. Kris was right Adam should have won. Wish both of them the best.

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  428. nk

    I don't know why everyone is getting so upset and putting down Kris or Adam to justify their preference. Fortunately, Kris and Adam both have more class than some of the posts/venting sessions here.

    Kris and Adam appeal to two different – but real – markets. They will both do well in their respective genres.... We may like what they both have to offer in the future. Personally, I loved some of Adam's songs and Kris's songs – and disliked songs by both. I would probably enjoy either artist's album and wish both the best.

    Take it in stride....

    May 20, 2009 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  429. JimC

    Adam Lambert is the most original and talented performer to appear on American Idol – ever.

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  430. UB40

    Adam Should have WON. During the Queen song, you couldn't even hear Kris because he doesn't have strong vocals. I hate this show – I'm done with it.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  431. dlm

    just look at what was the best performance of the night! Kris & Keith Urban were great...& I HATE country music! It didn't really sound "country" if that makes sense. just some cool mellow music to chill too.

    Sooooo happy. The right person won & Kris will go on to be a "mellower" version of David Cook.

    Picked you both early on dudes!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats both!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  432. Moocow

    What?!?!? Kris is the cruise ship singer, Adam is the SUPER star.

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  433. Bill

    Adam should have been gone weeks ago. Thank god he didn't win.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  434. Mike D.

    Both singers were good but the 80's hair band days with the high pitched squeals is where Adam fits in and those days are long gone.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  435. Scout

    Let's see if we can force Fox to change their voting style. Perhaps like a CNN pole where you vote on line and get one vote for one ISP address, or one vote per phone number.....That would make the voting match the numbers who are watching Idol a little more closely. What is FAIR about someone who has time to sit and redial for 4 hours. If they don't change the voting rules I'm not going to waste my time next year watching it from beginning to end.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  436. sheila

    ADAM will be the next SUPER STAR

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  437. MS

    Kris deserved it.

    Adam clearly didn't - all he did was scream (making my ears bleed), scream, and scream. Sure, a great performer, definitely successful in the future, but Kris opens to a varied audience of fans (who enjoy country, pop, and even kids), rather than strictly Adam fans who only like him, and only him, because of his singing/performance.

    Congrats, Kris.

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  438. Fern

    Huh??? Please..... utterly pathetic...

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  439. Bill

    Kris seems like a nice, humble kid.

    Now a talent reality check:

    Voters have drunk from the Idol Koolade. Phenomenal vocal range, tonal quality and stage presence obviously take a back seat to speed dialing and text messaging.

    In the coming minutes we'll hear Simon and Paula offering the obligatory congratulations to Kris (as well they should), but they'll reiterate their pick for the top prize: Adam.

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  440. Danny

    This was my first year watching the show. It'll also be my last.

    Maybe it's my ignorance but I thought this show was about talent. How on earth Lil got voted off before Matt or Kris, I'll never know. And as if that wasn't suspicious enough, somehow Alison and Danny are sent home as Kris miraculously continues on...and on...and on...all the way to become an American Idol? KRIS?? Somebody wake me – I think I'm dreaming.

    Anyone with half a brain in their head and at least one good ear would know that Adam was clearly the superior singer and performer! So now I'm left thinking that there are more than 50 million people who are brain dead and deaf!

    How sad.

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  441. Carrie

    I think David Cook was right when he said on the show tonight, "I don't think America can get this one wrong." They were both great. The show tonight was AWESOME! And everything happens for a reason, I agree with the bloggers who think Queen should snap Adam up right away to be their new lead singer. Adam will do just fine, thank you very much. I was deeply impressed with his grace in losing, and Kris's grace in winning.

    One final note: Maybe Simon will finally quit telling America how to vote. No one likes being told what to do, Simon. The past two seasons could just be America giving the judges the finger over their efforts to declare the winner four weeks ahead of time.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  442. M Mark

    One more comment directed to A.I.: pls look at your demographics when choosing musical talent....Rod Stewart??? Lionel Richie??? Queen??? i love them all....when I was 20 something....pls update your finale with more contemporary talent!! Black Eyed Peas was pretty close!! but Fergy looked like she had been "ridden hard and put up wet!!"

    May 20, 2009 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  443. JRW

    Will catch the show in Singapore later today even though I know the result. As for the outcome, they bring truth to the statement " You will never go broke betting on the stupidity level of the average American voter"
    For vindication of that wisdomal phrase, just check out the White House.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  444. DAVID WATT

    PS: FOR THE RECORD, THERE WILL NEVER, EVER BE ANOTHER CARRIE UNDERWOOD.....or anyone like her from the likesof that show.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  445. Jen

    I am shocked. Kris didnt even think he should have won. I am done with this "talent" show. Adam is a true artist and I would buy his album in a heartbeat

    May 20, 2009 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  446. bc

    It seemed obvious that Adam would win. He was the reason there was so much excitement around Idol this year — a real star. Then I read this morning about an online movement by conservatives to vote for the southern, religious straight guy over the androgynous Californian, regardless of their singing ability. Hence the pathetic, homophobic result. The only saving grace is that Adam Lambert obviously has the appeal and talent to be another Elvis, and the guy who "won" will fade into oblivion.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  447. NashTN

    It's seems pretty simple to me. Everyone who wanted Gokey to win slid their vote to Kris. I think everyone is underestimating the viewing crowd that once voted Taylor Hicks an American Idol.

    I won't say Adam was the most talented but he was the most interesting/entertaining. I really don't think he has mass appeal. I can't imagine hearing anything that he would write/compose on top 40 radio(which is probably a good thing and a compliment in my book.).

    I chalk this one up to the teeny boppers + the cougar crowd.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  448. bridgette

    Poor Kris, let's not hate on him. Did you see when he said he didin't deserve this and Adam should have won? That poor kid is going to have to do interviews pretending he's overjoyed with happiness and then face a bunch of idol fans on the tour, who don't think he deserves the title. He should be able to enjoy this without getting a lot of hate from Adam's fans(which I am one). Kris was stuck in the middle and him winning and Adam losing is not his fault. Let's do what Adam is doing, which is handling this with dignity and class. Adam is going to be okay and he has a bright future, especially without the the extra year with American Idol. I am sure he realized that if the Gokey fans voted for Kris, he wouldn't win. I am sure he was prepared for the worse.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  449. toby

    I would like to see the numbers, too. POST THE SCORE AMERICAN IDOL.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  450. Bonnie

    CONGRATULATIONS to Kris!!! Both of these gentlemen are outstanding musicians and should be congratulated for their hard work and professionalism. P.S. Too bad some of you didn't listen when your mamas said if you couldn't say something nice about someone you shouldn't say anything at all. Show some class like these two "Champions" did.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  451. RealityChick

    As an avid American Idol fan for 8 seasons, tonight I am done with this show. Though Kris is a talented musician and singer, talent like Adam's is timeless and only comes around once in a generation. America, you broke my heart.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  452. ODawg

    Kris Allen TOTALLY deserved to win this, and I'm thrilled he did! His quiet confidence, humility and talent have been on full display all season. Sure, Adam had the look of a typical rockstar, and his theatrical screams and histrionics communicated he was comfortable on a stage, but he simply wasn't my cup of tea. I think he will do fine on Broadway for sure!

    Congratulations Kris!!!! You have a wonderful music career ahead of you!!!!

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  453. Moocow

    what?

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  454. Paul

    LOL as of late the losers have more success anyway. Alison sounded great with Cindi Lauper. I think she has a bright future.

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  455. Justicenotserved

    The daughters of Limbaughites got their wish. Taylor Hicks redux.

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  456. maggie

    I m over the top!!!!! Yeah, way to go Kris, you deserve the win!! And with your gift & talent, you'll surely prosper in your music career! God bless you!

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  457. Bodee

    American Idol just killed itself, tonight. It's viewership will never recover. Hey you Christian homophobes, I think you all wear eyeliner in secret.

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  458. Jen

    I am shocked. Every week Kris was surprised he made it because he knew that he was not as good as Danny or even Allison. I stopped watching this show after Daughtry got booted (look at him know). I honestly can say that I will never watch this show again. Its basically 12 year olds voting for the cute one. Adam who has more talent than most past winners will become a star, and I would buy his album in a heartbeat!!!

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  459. secure

    well, I won't say I can't believe that. another voting fraud this time in the final. I think AI tries to escape a scandal this way. Kris has a limited vocal range and the final clearly proved it. under normal conditions, he should've been eliminated at top 4.
    anyway, congrats america for getting to accept as your idol!

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  460. Kim

    What a shame! American Idol is losing it for me! We all know that Adam should have won! But, we all know that Adam will outsell Kris by a long shot, look at Daughtry! Kris is good but, Adam outsang all of them by a mile! I guess the bright side to all of this he got a new car and he will still get contract out of this and do his own thing! He is going to be snatched up fast!

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  461. Peggy

    I honestly believe that Kris won because the Gokey votes went to him. That said, I still think he is an excellent singer. I really enjoyed his duet with Keith Urban. Not as exciting as Adam with Kiss, but I am not exactly a big Kiss fan.

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  462. Ssm

    I got only three words..
    America got deaf..

    Did anyone notice Simon didnt stand-up while Kriss was singing. He knew it was a big joke..

    May 20, 2009 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  463. Ricky

    This is good news because Adam won't be stuck in an American Idol contract singing homogenized top-40 love songs for the rest of his career.. He has the freedom to pursue his own thing – perhaps a server at a restaurant, or flipping copies at Kinko's. The future belongs to him!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  464. Tiffany

    We were able to get 5 votes off for Adam (one for each voting members in our household) right before the show ended, but I agree with Sandra in that I really don't think our votes are counted or matter. It's up to the producers and judges who wins. 6 of the top 10 most downloaded songs by Idol contestants are Adam's. So everybody downloaded his songs, but voted for Kris??? Doesn't make sense.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  465. DAVID WATT

    Folks, remember America votes for these people..Americans like YOU!!. So the answer to your complaints because the person you wanted didn't win is: YOU SHOULD HAVE VOTED MORE FOR THAT PERSON. Period, end of sentence.
    I agree that it seems like a popularity and bubble gum contest sometimes but it is us dialing the phones. Lets face it, if the powers that be at American Idol really wanted Adam to win, they would have seen to it that he did. Who would ever know? NOW, Adam is free to record all of the ambiguous melodies he wants to and Kris can record what is placed before him, and may I add, with humility. Give the guy some credit, he really was the dark horse in this competition. As far as those of you who are "never watching the show again", that is why they make remote controls. God Bless America!! Rock ON!!!

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  466. maximino Najar

    The whole crowd a standing ovation because of kris's upset. Simon the only judge who matters was sitting. Boiling in anger and disappointment because America got it wrong. I hope and pray that someone picks Adam up.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  467. mgray

    The one that gets the most VOTES wins...That was Kris, in case all you Adam worshipers didn't get it. I always turned the volumn down every time Adam came on to sing and changed the channel a lot of times. I couldn't bear to watch him. If the tweens/teens are looking for an American Idol, Kris is the better one to follow. Way to go Kris, Arkansas is SO PROUD OF YOU.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  468. hockey

    Idol Dude....I'm a 50 yr old music producer.....THis guy is Boring!!! I can't believe you can produce anything if you think the better singer won.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  469. Marcella

    Thank you East Coasters ... you just saved this West Coast girl from wasting two hours watching this sham of a finale. I agree with those who say that this is proof the whole AI farce is rigged. Adam ... go forth and have the tremendous career you deserve minus the AI handcuffs. Kris, you're good, but you were right ... Adam deserved to win. I'll never waste time on watching AI again. Advertisers ... you have no one but the AI producers to blame.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  470. M Mark

    Reading the aforementioned bloggers, all I can say is....WAKE UP PEOPLE!! We're saps for the underdog and it couldn't be truer than tonite!! Kris clearly won b/c everyone already knew that Adam was a star and didn't need to win A.I.!! Get over it!! So it's rigged....what else is new??? our politics? our government?? Wall Street???? you REALLY can't be THAT upset at what happened - if you are, then you live with your head buried in the sand and you deserve what you get to the other exposed areas of your body!!! Do you REALLY think Adam is going to lose any sleep over this??? NOT!!

    My only other comment is to Kara D.: If you feel like you've got to compete with Bikini Girl...get a boob job and stop being a boob!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  471. Kelry

    Stupidest outcome I have ever seen....may quit watching the show. Thank God David Cook won last year....Adam probably will be in a better position without the AI contract...looking forward to his first CD.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  472. Scout

    P.S. Was a great show though and I'm glad I've got it on DVR.

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  473. bjmom

    SO GLAD KRIS WON. Adam can go back to broadway. I really enjoyed the way the judges were shocked. They have promoted Adam the whole season and this just shows that they were wrong. It could be that their "promotion" is what hurt Adam. I personally got tired of hearing "Adam Adam Adam" all season long.

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  474. Louise

    Adam was clearly vocally superior. I am dissapoited, but I have the right to buy the CD of the singer I choose. Rubin vs Clay? You saw how that went, and Clay told Rubin I'll see you on the charts. Please don't get me wrong, Kris is a good singer, but will not top Adam in sales. YOU GO ADAM!!!!!!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  475. Jenn

    I am actually FROM Conway, Arkansas (haven't lived there in 19 years) and people in Conway spent the whole 4 hours voting, logging in hundreds of calls per number. I am very proud of Kris–what a wonderful representative of my hometown. But I think Adam should have won. I think the combo of the small town support and yes, I hate to say it, but I've just seen so many comments that support this, the homophobia, probably boosted Kris over the top. In any other year, I probably would have been for him, but Adam was the most amazing singer the show has ever had.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  476. John

    This is again another demonstration of AT&T directly causing the wrong person to win. It happened with Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard and again tonight. The bloggers attributing it to 'tween voters are correct. Here's why though – votes are tallied from callers and texters. THe problem is, while the phone lines are open for a few hours, they are constantly jammed with young adult and adult callers for the "real" winner. If there are no lines available, your call doesn't get through and your # of votes are limited. But little tween girls, with their unlimited text message plans, can send 10 messages that are time-stamped and can be counted even if servers transferring the text message delay its arrival. I am a grown adult, with children too young for cell phones, and I have no interest in spending money (especially in this economy) to pay to get my votes in by text message. I assume most other adults feel the same. So we sit and block each other out on the 866 phone lines while 'tweens send their 10 votes in for the cute guy.

    Ancidotal evidence #1 – In the Aiken Studdard matchup, I called for 2 hours straight redialing all along, and got through twice for Aiken. I thought something was wrong so I made 2 calls for Studdard just to see that I was dialing the correct 866 number. Both calls for Studdard went through the first time. So that was my first indicator that contention for phone votes was causing a problem with the deserving winner.

    Ancidotal evidence #2 – In the semi-finals of this season, there were 88 million votes cast. I was able to vote by phone for Adam 4 times (1 per person in my house). To get through 4 times took 8 calls. Last night, I dialed non-stop across all 3 numbers for 15 minutes and got through just once.

    Bottom line – Adam did deserve to win, Kris admitted it, and Adam will make out better money wise with more labels competing for his talent with their $. And because he has talent.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  477. Bodee

    What is with America? The wrong couple won Dancing With The Stars and the wrong person won American Idol. No matter. Do the names Chris Daughtry and Jennifer Hudson ring a bell?

    May 20, 2009 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  478. Scout

    Great show and I am awestruck that Kris won. Better for Adam though to be able to be creative and not have Idol telling him how and what to do. I can't wait for Adam's first album. He is the most exciting performer to ever grace the AI stage. By this time next year everyone will be saying "Kris, who?" But Adam can be the next George Michael, or Elvis if he has the right handlers. I can't believe the injustice in this world, Adam deserved to win due to his consistent performance. Why are American so called Christians so bigoted.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  479. sam

    David Cook's cd is platinum and he is doing very well, indeed.

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  480. dbgolfer

    Hey Idol Dude.....what restaurant are you working at now?

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  481. Disgruntled

    It's true though, Adam won't be under the Idol thumb at least. I never watched American Idol until someone sent me a link to a Youtube video of Adam Lambert singing. I could not believe it he was so talented. I probably won't watch Idol again, knowing that someone that talented could lose, but I am happy to have heard this talented young man sing, and will buy his CD. I am talking about Lambert, not that Chris fellow, who seems to me just an average singer.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  482. scott

    kris allen- his personality, voice & talent has all the originality of his name!

    The popular voting system is extremely flawed- but again the title of the show is american 'idol', not best 'musician' or 'performer'. Last year 'rock'/Cook and the talented musician & singer beat the 'pop' boy; i.e. Kris/archuletta. This year the Tiger Beat 'pop' guy won- kudos to the evangelical voting block & the teeny-boppers. You can have your Mraz/Johnson/Matthews/Mayer retread with his 'signature' yodel.
    There's one CD that will be in dollar bins in a few years!!

    I'm not watching next year unless they change the voting to the judges again- who will reward skills/talent over personality & aesthetics.....

    May 20, 2009 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  483. rightwinner

    Nonsense about AI being rigged – they did everything they could to get America to vote for him. They've given him the best spots, best songs, best votes and all I heard was screech, screech, screech. He does not have wide appeal; I've already downloaded Kris songs. He was awesome. PS can't wait for Allison to get a record deal.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  484. jesliloleme

    How do you forget the words to the finale idol song and then win? Kris is a nice guy but he should not have won.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  485. mark b

    This is a travesty. The ONLY- and I mean ONLY reason Kris won is because the narrow minded right wingers out there threw their support from Danny Gokey to Kris Allen. Because God forbid someone with an alternative lifestyle should win. Perhaps they should remember that Christ said "Judge not, lest ye be judged". Kris himself said that Adam deserved to win, and stated earlier that he didn't want to win based on any religious reasons. Kris is a nice guy, and talented, but he stole the crown tonight. It won't matter though- Adam will become huge. Kris? We'll see..

    May 20, 2009 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  486. Andrew

    I have watched EVERY episode from all 8 seasons of American Idol. I will NEVER watch the show again. When I was unable (yes, completely unable) to get through and place my vote for Adam, I feared the worst, and unfortunately tonight's show confirmed my doubts. I don't know what went wrong with the voting system for this final, but I do know that many, many votes for Adam went uncounted.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  487. Anne

    AWESOME SHOW AND GREAT RESULTS. Both Adam and Kris are great performers but KRIS was my fav! GO KRIS!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  488. hockey

    What a JOKE......Give us the numbers at least.....Wrong guy....wrong guy....wrong guy.....BORING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  489. joojoo

    Hurray for Kris and hurray for Adam as runner-up. But Allison should have won.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  490. Phyllis

    Well another year of AI comes to an end. I can't believe all the negative comments that have been written. Both are great singers. You know, it all boils down to the type of music you like and listen to. I, for one, prefer Chris's music.......evidently America does too!

    Can't wait for the AI Tour to come to Greensboro, NC.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  491. SCC

    Kris is a very good artist and had a broader appeal – he worked hard and earned his votes, especially over the last 5 weeks. A great finale with two amazing finalists who will both be successful.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  492. Janet

    I take back what I said. Though I wanted Adam to win and I think he's got a phenomenal career ahead, I'm glad he didnt win. By far AI winners have been less successful than others in the top 10.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  493. Sploinker

    Waaaaaaaa let's hear all you Adam fans cry FOUL!!!!!!!!! The right man won this contest!!! DIG IT BABY!!! The little setups they did all year including a finale with KISS to try to showcase Adam didn't do squat. In the words of The Dog......YEA BABY!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  494. Robin Richards

    Adam is the better performer of the two, and has nailed every song this season....until his last song last night, when he was forced to sing a song that was unsingable. I have watched American Idol for all the seasons and never, ever have seen a performer with the talent, charisma, and drop dead good looks like Adam Lambert. Not, Carrie, not Kelly.... Chris is talented, but will be forgotten soon. Adam will be a huge star for many years.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  495. Janette

    wow !!! I'm in California and now I don't have to watch.. Chris is adorable but far from the most talented.. but so what ? Adam will be very successful now that he has been seen and heard.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  496. shar

    Adam will have the better and most long-lasting career. You can count on it. The man has the talent and the charisma to go the distance. Kris will have a career, and his voice will be helped along in the studio, but with limited appeal.

    Kris, an okay singer.

    Adam, a star.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  497. toby

    Well....America loves pasty, boring , apple pie people.
    So...their idol is Kris....my idol is Adam.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  498. Northeast Gal

    AI should invoke a one vote rule. Not sure how that could happen, but this result was not fairly accurate. Anyway, both Kris and Adam will make records and both will appeal to their fan base. It will be interesting who will sell more CD's. Time will tell. For me, I'm done with watching such nonsense; there may be a season 9, but I'm not going to watch anymore.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  499. PJ Aguilar

    This just proves that these type of shows no longer are valid in their current format. Anyone with half of a brain knows that Adam deserved to win. Even Kris agrees! These shows should now be judged strictly by professionals.. Little girls are going to continue to vote based on looks and not talent. It's time to leave it to pros or time to say adios. Kris has proven to be a real stand up guy with marginal talent but an A plus personality and heart. Adam has proven that he is a genuine star and dynamic entertainer. If I were and agent, my money would be on Adam! Based strictly on talent, here are my top three. Adam, Allison and Gokey. Kris would have been my fourth pick. Congrats to Kris! Consider yourself lucky.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  500. Alan J Goldstein

    When you allow people to vote, as many times as they can, you get screwy results. Until Idol changes the voting, nothing will change. It's a crap shoot!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  501. Donna

    Mike, Mike, Mike...."the little girls"....haven't you ever heard of GIRL POWER.....we turn into WOMEN Mike- be afraid, be very afraid......LOL

    May 20, 2009 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  502. Elle

    Rick - America started to wake up and get smarter but now have fallend back into stupidity again

    Stupid

    May 20, 2009 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  503. Alex Hancock

    All I have to say is WHO BRINGS IT EVERY TIME he comes to the stage? ADAM LAMBERT!!!! That's who! Who has STAR POWER? ADAM LAMBERT!!!! That's who!!! That Kris Allen does not have what it takes to be a STAR! Adam will be a MUCH BIGGER STAR in the end than Kris will ever be!!!! I CAN'T WAIT to attend an ADAM LAMBERT concert!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  504. Idol Dude

    Congrats, Kris! The better singer won, and not because 12 year old girls voted for him, but because he's a much more competent vocalist overall . I voted for him, and I'm a 40 year old music producer. Adam has talent, but until he learns to place more emphasis on singing than screaming, he'll never have a lasting career. And there is a difference between power and screaming – just listen to one of the best power vocalists ever, Steve Perry, and you'll know what I mean.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  505. bok

    We are very disappointed here in the Philippines because most of the talk is about What Adan is capable of. Too bad AI select base on the vote not on their talents...anyway Adam will sure Rock the world with his versatile voice.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  506. Leeroy

    Wow . . . what a bunch of mean spirited people. Hummm. Seems to be a trend these days when a good guy wins. What up wif dat?

    May 20, 2009 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  507. J Johnson

    O U C H !! America swung .......and missed...

    May 20, 2009 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  508. Cameron

    Fact Check: Kris won because the Gokey support went to him. As for all the bloggers who scream they will never watch AI again, that's unfortunate. Next year AI producers will definitly seek out more of the "Adams" to mix it up with their usual plate of country boys, rocker chicks and karaoke cuties.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  509. J.C

    Kris really really rocks. He is the best singer in the world for me though my mom and my big brother prefer Adams. Sorry mom and big bros.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  510. Keeping Real

    Kris winning was probably the best result for both of them. Kris needed the win more then Adam, whose career was probably secured a month ago. Look at what Chris Daughtry has done, and he finished 4th.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  511. Diana

    It's sad to read the homophobic comments. Adam has talent and that should be all that matters.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  512. Amelia

    The better vocalist prevailed. Adam Lambert is very talented, however I'm not sure what the real Adam sounds like. He varied every episode. Yes he is versatile, but I still didn't know what HE sounded like. Now Kris...there was never a doubt. If I heard either one on the radio, I know I could identify Kris, however Adam would have to go into his scream for me to identify him and that is not singing. Those who make it big have distince voices. This is where Kris won the night. Adam will have a successful career, but likely it will be in stage productions like Broadway or Vegas.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  513. Julia

    Kris' win confirms to me why this will be the first and last season of AI that I watch. One of the few shows my husband and I could agree to watch together, AI's Adam was a complete shock to me. I always thought mediocre singers were the show's core talent. Now, I see that the audience is just as mediocre as the talent that is on the stage. While AI continues to support complacent Light FM singers, I'll be flipping my radio dial and my TV channel to more talented and interesting entertainment.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  514. someone

    All you people saying Kris isnt talented i think your the joke the kid can sing and play insturments and sorry but im not a 12yr old girl voting either, kris deserves it as much as anyone, he sounded great tonight and he will sell many records i cant belive how negative all you are, be happy, he said adam deserves this because he does they both do, and thats the kind of person he is, get over it he WON!!! and you will see what hes about when he is able to write his own music he is unbelivable, you will see.... GO KRISSSSSSS ALLLLEN. and TINA WALLER before you start doggin on people LEARN TO SPELL!!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  515. Linda

    I guess underdog.com called in their votes. I'll be we'll hear alot more from Adam Lambert than Chris in the years to come. Chris cannot work an audience!!! Lambert was and is a STAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  516. Kateva Rossi

    The most talented person to ever compete in American Idol comes in second? After 100 million votes, it is confirmed. America is truly clueless.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  517. Karen

    I waited all season for this?? Wrong America. Wrong.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  518. anniegirl

    Adam is the most talented entertainer we've seen in years. Kris is so mediocre. Leeroy's comments explain the results: if Adam is so fab, he MUST be evil. A bit of homophobia here? America keeps dumbing down to the lowest common denominator in every way, even in this silly show. Rock on, Adam, I think you're wonderful.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  519. Disgruntled

    Yuk. Adam Lambert has unbelievable talent. Kris is just average. I think a bunch of hormonal teens made this choice.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  520. Katie

    Bland bland bland! Decent singer but absolutely NO STAR QUALITY!
    America c'mon!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  521. Idol Fan

    This is so not about homophobia . I personally am gay and preferred Kris as did most of my friends. Sour grapes are not the road to take on this one as this could have gone either way and been ok with most of America. Both are talented and have their nich. And for the others that blame democracy please travel to any Country void of that gift. I have and believe that even if we don't always agree with the results or the presidential elections we are not a nation of idiots as some would like to insinuate. Me personally I like living in a Country that gives me the choice. Perhaps playing way too much Wi or Play Station gives many the impression that they always win and there is always a re-set button if you don't like the results or a cheat if you can't get around it. Welcome to the free world; its a real world.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  522. uacatt

    Ok Jake, I am gay and couldn't stand to hear Adam screech one more horrid note. I am not sure what he was doing all season but it wasn't singing. It's not about homophobia, it's about a country full of bleeding ears. Way to go Kris!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  523. June Trafton

    Mediocrity won. Adam Lambert may be better off not winning this one, able to fight off the influence and power of the "Idol" machinery. Lambert is a true talent. Like good cream, he'll rise to the top.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  524. FJM

    I called it yesterday. If Adam didn't win, those in his corner would throw out the anti-gay America card. How original!

    Go call Al Sharpton, maybe he can sue A.I. for discrimination.

    Or you could spend your time voting for whomever you support instead wallowing in Idol self-pity.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  525. Ben Lee

    Congratulations Kris and his fans...well, the last time I felt this way was when Obama beat Hillary in the primaries...and before that was when "Crash" won the Best Picture Oscar over "Brokeback Mountain"...it's surreal.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  526. Sharon

    I am also not a tween. What data is out there to say that most of Kris Allen fans are? Kris to me was an artist who knew who he was. I liked his songs more than Adams although I can honestly say I did not care either way.

    Kris sang in a style I prefer. And obviously others too. I just recent everytime people beleive the tenn set was the only ones voting.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  527. Gina

    While Kris is a nice guy and definitely will have some kind of career, there isn't any comparison on talent. Adam Lambert is an amazing talent and frankly, a superstar. Just ask anyone listening tonight if they wished that Kris would just sit down and take a seat and let Adam sing "We are the Champions" with Queen all by himself. You could tell he kept trying to NOT overpower kris with his vocals and sadly, the rest of us missed out on a golder opportunity, but hey, we'll see him again soon enough. Good Luck Adam!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  528. RP

    Yea Kris!! both Adam and Kris are great performing artists, they have different singing styles and it all depends on what you like to listen to. I personally like Kris but many of my friends like Adam. One had to win and they are both nice guys. I do not beleive religion played a major role n this competition, just what each individual likes to listen to.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  529. On the fence

    Would have liked Allison and Adam to be the finalists. The heartland cast more votes and country is 'wholesome' leaning vs 'rocker'. Looking forward to hearing from Adam and would love for he & Allison to cut an album together. They are awesome. All the best to Kris he is solid and should do well. AI did a fantastic job with the finale.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  530. Nancy Rauh

    Ok..don't know what i was thinking..Adam..is not Allen..wow..I'm really pissed.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  531. Blackcurry

    Homophobia had nothing to do with Kris winning American Idol. I don't care who or what he sleeps with, Adam has always been too screamy to me. Kris has a huge following. Many of the people who voted for Gokey voted for Kris because they like the styles of singing better. Also, the judges crammed Adam down everybody's throat every chance they got. Even that piss poor song that Kara co-wrote was geared more toward Adam's voice range. There was a lot of blatant favoritism and pimping in this year's show. I think America was just letting Simon Cowell know in no uncertain terms that he can't make somebody the idol just because it's his opinion they deserve it.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  532. GoodJob

    How exciting for Kris Allen. I tried voting for him but unfortunately continued getting a busy signal. Both Kris & Adam have amazing voices. I appreciated the sincerity and praise for both contestants from Simon before the annoucement of the winner! Congratulations, Kris!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  533. shocked person

    ummmmmmm....wow...thats about the strangest thing ive seen since Kris made it to the finals!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  534. Leonard Harmon

    It is a shame that bigoted voting by members of the religious right was a major factor in Chris winning American Idol. Maybe the day will come soon when a gay person can be seen as someone God created and that God loves and accepts.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  535. Two Cans and String

    I agree with the consensus. Adam should have won, but once again Popularity wins over true artistry and talent. However, Adam will probably be better without it the 2-year contract. Chris, will actually need the support to place him even on the map. Not that he doesnot have talent, there really is nothing distinctive about him. Go Adam, make your mark !!!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  536. Josh

    Rick, it says... Two steps forward, one step back. It's a line dance over equality! If america votes for a black president that doesn't mean they accept gay people. It means they voted for a black president, so they're only halfway there. Besides, this isn't about that. It's about the little girls =P

    May 20, 2009 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  537. kb

    I guess it wasn't fixed after all. Shame on the judges for dubbing Adam the winner when its the 100 million votes that ultimately decide.
    Double shame on the judges for using the show as a platform for their own singles== which suck big time.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  538. Kinda upset

    What I feared to happen finally happen. After electing Obama, America have not recovered yet to make another progressive step. I don't like Adam's style so much, but somehow I wanted to see him win. I felt he really deserve it. Perhaps, it's a some kind of twisted faith. I hope it will be "a blessing in this disguise" for him. Adam is already a celebrity. He will remain in the spotlight for a very very long time.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  539. David

    Some of these comments display just how narrow their authors are. I'm 55 and my wife is 60. We both voted for Kris. We haven't gone to church for 25 or more years and voted for Obama. And we voted for Kris. We like his voice better. We HATED the screams Adam put into almost every song. Adam was great with KISS. He has tremendous talent. But more people like what and how Kris sings. And consider, Ryan did not mention how close the vote was.... because it wasn't. Mentioning the vote difference could have only embarassed Adam. When Danny left, Kris had already won 1 million more votes than Adam. And then he picked up most of Danny's fans. NOT CLOSE. America wanted Kris. and so did I.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  540. Nancy

    Rigged??? I hardly think so. It was so obvious that the judges were in the tank for Adam. Could it have been a backlash vote???? Hum.....

    May 20, 2009 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  541. Jay

    Was it due to the fact that tens of thousands of little girls probably called in several hundred times each voting based on something that had nothing to do with vocal talent? American Idol needs to fix this. One person, one vote. I've heard performers in my local coffee shop who are far more talented than Kris, and you couldn't pay me to listen to any song he ever writes. So he plays guitar. I play guitar, and much better than that tool.

    On the other hand, Adam's vocals can only be described as legendary. If he does the smart thing and actually assembles a talented, Zeppelin-type band, he could possibly be remembered for a very long time.

    American Idol, good luck with Ruben 2.0.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  542. James

    so annoyed....i....hate...AI....so annoyed....

    May 20, 2009 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  543. Follix

    Would have been the same show in other occidental country, Adam would have won...

    Just had to watch Simon head, he seemed disappointed...

    May 20, 2009 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  544. FL loves IDOL

    Well, it's just another season when America got it.....WRONG! Too many homophobes who can't see the total talent package! Even Simon looked p'd off!

    America got it right: Kelly, Fantasia, CARRIE, Jordin, David C.
    America got it wrong: Ruben, Taylor, Kris

    Just watch...Kris will be another Taylor (unless he goes country) and Adam will be the superstar (memories of season #2).

    Adam is the REAL American Idol...

    May 20, 2009 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  545. redgirl2

    Adam rocks! America should know that by now. The song stinks and Adam is the only one who sings it well.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  546. Adam Forever...

    Oh please...people enjoy mediocrity. People like when stars or public figures are "just like them." That type of thinking is what got Bush elected twice. "Oh I can have a beer with him." This kinda thinking is what makes people think that Miley Cyrus or the Jonas Brothers are actually talented. Americans like the status quo. Adam was the true talent in this competition. He is unique and daring and I thought that was what Americans were about...celebrating uniqueness and talent. But then I look at what music sells versus what artists are talented. Even Kris himself looked shocked because he knows that he did not deserve to win.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  547. Terri

    Just as David Cook said, "America can't get it wrong". Adam and Kris are both amazing artists. I would have been happy to see either one of them win. They both have phenominal careers ahead of them. CONGRATS Kris and Adam.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  548. Linda

    Let's face it! Neither one of them was worthy of a win in the end. Kris is a guitar playing folksy singer and Adam is just a theatrical screaming banshee. Neither one would have holding or staying power in the music industry. Not the way they sing!!! It gets real old, real fast!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  549. John in ATL

    I've been keeping up with the fixed show from the beginning and never voted until Adam's talent came along. I will purchase his cd when it comes out.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  550. Angela

    Kris winning is total b.s.!! Adam IS the winner, and my mother and I (65 and 46 yrs old) will be the first in line to buy Adam's first CD!!! I'm SOO disappointed the way Allison got booted off and Adam coming in 2nd. Kris is an OK singer..........NOT AI or any "star" material. Very disappointed in HOW and WHY this happened.....but we all know why.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  551. RT

    This was musician vs. performer, and the musician won.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  552. MM

    The better musician beats the better performer! There is hope for American music after all.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  553. Harry

    This is ridiculous. Adam is been the best performer that American Idol has ever had on. He should have won, not Kris. Adam, I look forward to seeing you in concert soon!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  554. dbgolfer

    ........what????? Thanks teeny bopper girls.....and all of the Gokey fans......kill yourselves now.....LOL

    May 20, 2009 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  555. Jamie

    Way to go, Kris!

    This just shows that America has the right to pick whomever they choose and not be persuaded by weeping judges, caped pop stars, and impressive magazine covers. Maybe if people felt that the contest wasn't being hijacked, then the results might have been at least close.

    Nice guys sometimes do finish first and second!!!

    Rock on, Adam!

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  556. Very dissapointed

    Adam definitely was robbed tonight. Homophobia is still live and thriving in the US! What if he is not even Gay?

    May 20, 2009 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  557. Kari

    I had actually had some hope that AI would stop their downturn this season. This BLOWS! Adam was clearly the better singer and performer. Much more vocally talented. Even Kris knows that he should not have won. Kris was shocked when he made it to the top 2. That was a surprise in itself. American Idol is DEAD!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  558. D

    So excited for Kris!!! I really love both of them and would have been equally happy had Adam won. I'm sure they're both going to be huge stars. YAY!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  559. Holdebrechen

    I wouldn't assume that teen girls didn't like Adam. He was heavy on the glitz and smiles. Maybe this is just a year in which Americans felt like something down to earth.

    Come to think of it, Dave Cook was pretty similar to this guy, and Archuleta (a very nice kid) was a teen-girl candidate. As much as Simon may hate it, Americans seem to have a habit of voting for the less flashy candidate.

    I liked 'em both, but I'm glad Kris won. He's got humility, something that's lacking in that industry.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  560. lisa

    Bring out my wading boots. How can America get it so wrong. Oops, I seem to have forgotten the nightmare years of Bush. Way to go America, get it wrong again.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  561. Briana

    Ok i'm sorry but...KRIS?! I dozed off everytime he performed on the show! I guess America likes boring mediorce performers.....Taylor Hicks anyone? I obviously wanted Adam to win but now that I think about it he's better off NOT winning. So the Idol producers are free to pimp Kris to the people that voted him as the next AI....9-14 year old girls. But I do give kudos to Kris for admitting Adam should've won.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  562. Nancy Rauh

    American Idol is fixed..how are we suppose to know if those numbers are right????? The only way Kris could even begin to sound better than Allen is if America was stone cold deaf...It's just sinful how they can do that to someone and get away with it. I am no longer a fan of Idol..and will not watch any more..again it's fixed..and I have to end by saying the proof is..that..Kris can't put a patch on Allen's tonsil..or anything else for that matter.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  563. Karen

    Embarrassing for AI. Listening to all of the songs tonight where the two finalists sang together was like listening to a professional (Lambert) singing with an amateur (Allen). Kris Allen is a nice guy, an pretty good (if inconsistent) singer and has some skill in interpreting songs, but was miles below Adam Lambert in presence, performance, and talent. I'm not surprised–particularly once I hear that several conservative Christian groups had decided to flood the lines with votes AGAINST Adam Lambert. A shame that we haven't progressed enough that someone's private life is irrelevant. But, let's not cry for Adam. The world is his oyster. In a year, we'll be trying to remember Kris Allen's name while watching Adam take the music world by storm. And, thank GOD he doesn't have to release that horrific song.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  564. Slainte

    Good point ....how many 12 year old buy cars??? Don't worry Adam will have a fantastic career and the poor guy would have hated to sing that finale song ..... GO ADAM!!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  565. Bee Bop

    All of the American Idol contestants sign a waiver so that they all become Sony/BMG recording artists for a good long time. Simon benefits from all of this greatly. This is all about the money, not the music or the talent. Its quite a sham about what is really valued here. We've all been taken, again. And the vote is skewed by all the Southern fans who are very devoted to ANY contestant who hails from the South. That is why Ruben, Hicks and now Allen have won. The 2nd next influence is the tweens, who would not be homophobic, as some are trying to claim, they just do not prefer hard rock singers. It is a pop contest, afterall, not a hard rock contest.

    *steps off of soap box*

    Glad they both got to be in the finale. I was hoping for Danny Gokey, since he is from Wisconsin, my state. Oh well. All winners, but most of all, Simon Cowell and his pals...who laugh all the way to the bank. Wake up, America! 🙂

    May 20, 2009 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  566. jw

    I give AI two more seasons, its over, I know I will never watch it again because never again will there be a talent like Adam and hell even if there is he/she won't win, so what's the point. Let the 12 year olds and right wing nut jobs have it, and run it into the ground just like they have the country

    May 20, 2009 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  567. Jerod

    I am just sad that the Gold Idol for Best Female Performance didn't got to Danny's dead wife.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  568. Mel.

    Adam will get a contract and record one kicka** album. And he'll be able to do it on his terms. While I wanted Adam to win, I'm kinda glad he didn't. The real test will be when both guys release albums.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  569. bigben

    Reality TV, What a joke......Everyone knew Adam was the best performer Idol ever had. Adam was the real winner getting to sing with Kiss......and he will sell more records.........

    May 20, 2009 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  570. warren

    Actually, I HAVE TO SAY, KRIS FITS THE IDOL PROFILE MUCH BETTER.

    Adam simply cannot be "American ""IDOLD""".

    I'm sorry, BUT AMERICA IS NOT READY YET.

    GREAT JOB KRIS ALLEN!!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  571. rainlee

    Kris sounds like about 20 other guys I know that sing good and play that same type of music.
    Unremarkable.
    I like Kris and he's cute which probably won him this with the baby teen set but Adam ROCKED!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  572. Liz

    This is absolutely ridiculous. Who the hell is voting on this show? It is CLEAR that Adam is a SUPERSTAR!!! Did the show/judges/ magazine covers not try and "hint" that to America?

    I think girls under the age of 15 should not be able to vote. People with more mature, class, and taste for music would know that Adam is the clear winner here.

    Sorry Kris, you're cute and all, but I'm sure I'll never hear a good song come from you after Idol.

    Adam... I love you. As Kara put it, you are a ROCK GOD. The next legend our country will see.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  573. Carol

    I am surprised too; I really thought Adam had it in the bag. However he did win big time because he is not tied to the AI contract. Adam will go on to enjoy a HUGE career, no doubt in my mind. Kris is good but Adam is Idol material. Kris' lack of confidence surfaced again at the end when he said Adam deserved it; he really did not expect to win but likely got the Gokey's followers' votes once Danny left. Good luck to both of you!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  574. dicta

    The gay idol got screwed. So sad.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  575. Billy Korhummel

    THANK GOD!! Now I dont have to hear about adam for the next few years! Seriously people, the guy CANNOT SING!!!! Im a Gokey fan but since hes out Im glad Chis won!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  576. CW

    YEAH!!! Kris is great. The drama queen lost.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  577. GayCowboy

    Why does everyone believe all the gay's voted for Adam. I, along with 4 other GAY friends, all voted for Kris. Adam is an amazing performer, but we all preferred Kris. I have 4 diehard, no cussing, no drinking, no sex, spend 10 hours a week in church co-workers and 3 of the 4 voted for Adam.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  578. Gene

    WHAT!?!
    America got it wrong.
    Adam DESERVED to win.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  579. Tiffany

    Vocally Adam is superior to everybody else in this year's field. Isn't American Idol supposed to be a singing competition? Kris is a fantastic guitar player and piano player. Adam would have made Freddy Mercury proud tonight-go Adam, you know how to rock!!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  580. Mike

    Adam was robbed. This is too pathetic. Even the little guy knew Adam deserved it. Nothing against the little guy, but nothing for him, either. I guess the Gokey-ites did go for Allen. A travesty.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  581. KEN

    Apparently American Idol is no longer a SINGING competition.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  582. SueW

    They should not allow text voting. They should only allow phone calls, and each call should cost one dollar. Then, people will vote sensibly, and it won't be a contest driven by tweens. And "vote for the worst" people will have to pay for their mean spirited actions.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  583. Karen

    I am so disappointed that Adam did not win the American Idol competition. He CLEARLY has a superior voice to Kris and has so much more stage presence. I know he has a long musical career ahead of him. I don’t dislike Kris but Adam is definitely the more talented of the two.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  584. Ray

    Poor Simon. Now he has to market this clown...

    May 20, 2009 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  585. Brutus Maximus

    This really was a vote FOR homophobia.

    Speed-dial, redial, six hours on the phone calling in, sending fifty text messages?

    It won't be long before Adam's out in front.
    He's not under Simon's leash, and I'd be willing to be Simon's bummed about that one.

    Look at all the winners who didn't pan out!

    Adam, you have a future, and it's very, very bright.
    Look at all these weeks on AI as showing the world how great you really are.

    FYI: I never bought an AI song off iTunes, until I heard your version of MAD WORLD.

    But this really does say that homophobia reigns in America.

    Little girls go for the cute 23 y/o married guy from Arkansas.

    To quote the late, great Freddie Mercury:

    Talent will out, dear.

    And Adam will have a long, long, and varied, career.

    Hey Brian and Roger...Paul Rogers dumped you.
    Gonna talk to Adam?

    May 20, 2009 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  586. Sophie

    I have watched this show religiously with my children for the past 4 years. This will definitely be the last time. Every one could tell who the real winner was from week one. The one thing my kids get out of this show now is that this is a conservative homophobic country. I say to Adam, that I can't wait for his record to come out because I will buy it and listen to it with my kids.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  587. jps

    in the end MAJORITY wins...it is not because Adam is gay and Kris is straight but because who the majority like as a singer/performer... its a matter of which one you would prefer, rock music (with so much extravaganza and screaming) or soul/jam music which you would like to play on your cars?

    May 20, 2009 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  588. The Ks

    We are soooooooo happy that America Got this right! All Adam did was scream the whole season. Kris actually has talent and is likable. The people saying it is only little girls that were voting for Kris, we are an adult married couple. AND this has nothing to do with homophobia....Kris is the more talented choice! Kris deserves this break way more than Adam....Adam is a tool no matter his sexual orientation. The best part was the shocked look on the judges faces, they pretty much were ready to hand it to Adam last night with out even waiting to see how the people will vote.

    Good for you Kris!!! Congratulations!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  589. M&M

    Why do you think AI is next January..?..They have to let pass 7 months, for the people of America, the true honest music/talent people of america, forget this mess.....
    Again and again...after Taylor Hicks, and Ruben, how many people promised not to see the show again.....And here we are in Year 8..

    As simple as Kris saying ADAM DESERVED IT. Nothing much can be said.

    What a great show....What a bad ending....
    Reality TV at its best..

    Best of luck Adam, you are for many of us THE AUTHENTIC AMERICAN IDOL....

    May 20, 2009 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  590. Really?

    Adam totally deserved to win this. He is a million times better than Kris vocally... But I am glad Adam lost because this way his first single won't be the God-awful song Kara wrote! He will be free to sing music people will like. i hope he makes the best choice for his career because I want his cd that I buy to be fantastic!

    PS DId anyone notice Simon didn't stand up for Kris??

    May 20, 2009 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  591. Mike

    Vanilla, Christian, mushy, karioke, smarmy Idol. Adam will leave Kris in the dust. He does win by losing, it just sucks to see hate and ignorance win. Oh well. Maybe someone will come up with a show for people who vote on talent, not on their approval of "lifestyle." No more AI for me - ever, ever. You Wal-Mart Christians want it? YOURS! Done.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  592. Vic

    Both deserved it. One did more. Kris. Why? Because he's a musician, not just a performer. Adam has a career in front of him. He is the second coming of Freddy Mercury, but America was not ready. Kris is safer, but Kris is....better

    May 20, 2009 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  593. kim

    had the phone lines been up and working maybe a different outcome-I tried to vote for Adam on all three lines for hours, never got through...lines were just too busy with reorder signals, the fast busy you get when the lines are jammed, but runner ups have historically done better on AI anyways....I have no doubt Adam will sell more albums than Kris and that both will do very well, Congrats to you both!!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  594. RJW

    Thank God being gay isn't an automatic win. If I had to listen to Adam on the radio I wouldn't be able to slap the off button fast enough. Chris I can listen to. And no...Its not the 12 year old girls swinging the vote – you only want to believe that to sooth your agony over loosing – badly.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  595. redgirl1

    Kris shouldn't have gotten all of those vote just because he is cute. He already has a wife – people should know that by now! And I love Adam so much I got my fingernails painted black just like him.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  596. Nancy

    After Obama won the presidency I just knew Adam would win A.I. Thank God the country hasn't totally lost their marbles.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  597. Charlotte

    Wow, there is a lot of emotion out there. What a surprise! I voted 5 times last night for Kris, because I simply enjoy his music better, and he is so cute. Adam is very talented. However, for me, Kris is easy to enjoy and strikes feelings for me. Congrats to both these fine young men. I predict both will be successful! And, those of you that think Adam did not win because he is gay – I truly think you are wrong. I have no problem with that and neither did Kris, if you noticed how good a friends they seem to have become.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  598. David

    no more AI for me

    May 20, 2009 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  599. mdm

    What a joke! Adam Lambert is so incredibly talented. I can only hope he will follow in Daughtry's footsteps and become a big success.

    Adam, you are amazing.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  600. Tom

    Again, Fox picks the American Idol they want. Remember folks, that reality TV is not real...it is all played out. Adam was the BEST contestant they have ever had on A.I. He will have an amazing career. That Kris won is not at all shocking, Fox needed to pull the "big" surprise....they need all of us to keep watching for next season, it is all about $$$$$$. So boring, my TV will be tuned out!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  601. John in ATL

    Hey Leeroy, why don't you just go to bed and shut up.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  602. Will

    Adam got rooked.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  603. idol gaga

    This is not a singing contest....it is a populaity contest....thats why Kris won.......

    May 20, 2009 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  604. toni

    BBBBBBBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! America got it so wrong. Adam should of won easily!!
    You know darn well Adam is going to be way more successful than Kris. I WILL NOT buy a Kris cd but will buy a Adam one. I am still in shock. Kris sounds like crap and is not very personable at all!! boo boo boo

    May 20, 2009 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  605. Ann

    America screwed this one up big time. It's a lose-lose situation for two of the nicest guys. Adam should have won because he is clearly the better and more deserving singer (besides being a star), and Kris will be known as the guy who shouldn't have won Idol. This sucks!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  606. Ang

    I really like Kris, and I feel bad for him because he knew the vote was not about talent. Hopefully, this will help his career. The sad commentary is about America. We just were not ready and bias yielded a bogus result. Nobody knows that better than dear Kris. On the other hand, ADAM LAMBERT is the real superstar that has emerged here. It's a win-win here. Congrats to both. Too bad for America that bias and bigotry trump reality.

    It was cool to be interested in AI again, but I doubt I will give it my attention again, as the process really means nothing in the end.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  607. Sherrie

    What a joke! How unfair that Adam didn't win. He was by far the more talented, had so much more charisma. But he won anyway, he will go far and become a superstar like Simon said and Kris, well he will sell some cd's but nothing like Adam will. I think it is ridiculous that the judges don't have a vote in this, it obviously should NOT be left up to America and a bunch of teenyboppers who don't have a clue what real vocal talent is. They just vote for the one they think is cute and that is so wrong. Adam had twice the talent and honestly deserved the win hands down. And I can tell by the posts the majority of America agrees with me. GOOOOOOOOOO ADAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU ROCK AND YOU WILL GO FAR WITH YOUR MEGA TALENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  608. Amy

    Come on people. Adam is still going to have a great singing career. This has opened lots of doors, it's not the end! Congratulations to Kris. I think he'll have a lot of success, at least at first. He's better at connecting with the audience. Adam is talented and original, but I think he went for the big scream one time too many. I liked him best when he just stuck to the melody.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  609. gaby

    i cant believe Kris won!!!!!!!! he could be a good singer but cant compare to ADAM!!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  610. roger

    well kris “won”. it reminds me of when bush stole the election from gore with the help of christian fanatics. now these same christers felt compelled to vote against an “unwholesome degenerate”. these people are no different from muslims terrorists, they attempt to destroy anyone who doesn’t think or worship like they do. at least adam will be a big star, and these narrow minded bigots cant do anything to stop that. hmmmm, gay clay aiken massively outsells ruben stoddard. i think i see deja vu. lets just hope these christian pinheads will have money to buy kris’ CD after tithing to their corrupt, parasitic churches.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  611. Canada loves Adam

    Quit watching AI when Chris Daughtry got robbed a few years back, but got sucked in by everyone talking about this great singer, Adam, on American Idol. Got suckered again....Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me....won't get fooled again by American Idol. I officially give up watching this show.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  612. EB

    The difference is that Adam didn't NEED to win to help his career and Kris will benefit more from winning than losing, so it was really a win-win for both of them. Both talented and both with careers ahead of them.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  613. LEN EDELMAN

    what an absolute JOKE. No way baby....not even funny. Lambert is 100 times better.

    My prediction is Chris Allen will be like the knuckle head country fool that won a few years ago...the guy that you can not even remember his name.

    Lambert will be bigger then Daughtry.......as big or bigger then K Underwood.

    Len

    May 20, 2009 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  614. Marcia

    Yeah! Two talented performers. The right person won!!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  615. Jeff

    WOOHOO! I picked the winner! That is, Detroit beat Chicago! Can you believe that in Michigan, hockey ratings beat American Idol ratings by over 25%?

    Who is this Chris guy anyways?

    May 20, 2009 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  616. Steve Mc

    How sad. America is terrified of anything with too strong a flavor, so vanilla won over far more talented pistachio.

    The good news is that Adam, like others before him, will be free of the vile first "AI" album requirement and will be able to produce the superb album he is capable of. Kris will soon retire to teener-bopper hell, which is sad, because he, too, deserves better, but he did not deserve to win.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  617. Tiffany

    I think ONCE AGAIN America goes for the sappy person who can't sing and they obviously don't know anything about musicianship! Just for the record, Kris may have one the title, but Adam will far surpass him in record sales! Adam can sign anything....Kris couldn't even sing the Idol song they are supposed to record as their first single. Come on, Adam has proved himself as a diverse singer and he just made more sense!

    I hope things go well for Kris, but I think he will fade just like Taylor Hicks, Rueben Studdard, and Fantasia.

    I will definitely buy Adam's first album!!!!!!!!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  618. Jean

    Adam losing had nothing to do with him being gay and everything to do with Simon and Paula pronouncing him the winner early on in the season. They did everything to push Adam down our throats at every opportunity and the American people got sick of it. When Katy Perry came on stage last week with Adam's name on her back was the final straw! Danny Gokey is who should have won and when he got voted off all of his supporters turned to Kris. Adam could've won 20 years ago when it was cool to be in a hair band but now it's just old!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  619. Eilat

    Just goes to show...the crowds sometimes just DO NOT know. With all my respect and admiration to Kris – he IS fabulous. Just so happens that Adam is one of those very unique fenomenons, that comes along only once in a decade, with any luck. But well...Let me just say that I am far from agreeing with the American public when it comes to taste, generally speaking. And so...Adam will make it BIG, no matter what. And Kris, congratulations. May you have a long and beautiful carreer.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  620. Donna

    I am so done watching AI. Adam should have won hands down. Agree with the other comments – this appears to have turned into a beauty contest for 12 yr olds. What a shame. Simon didn't even stand up at the end. Adam will go far and won't have to deal with the AI contract and mandatory lame song.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  621. grace

    Kris is the champion, Chris is the champion of the world. Sing it with me!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  622. WTF

    Noooooooooooo. I'm done with Idol – not watching next year. This was wrong, so much so.
    Good Luck to Adam. I will buy his CD!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  623. Regan

    Adam was robbed, he's the better all-around American Idol. He was the reason I tuned in every week – to see what he would do, and he never disappointed. Ah, the irony – the first time I am moved to vote for anyone on this show, and he doesn't win.... what does that mean? Bizarro world.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  624. Robyn

    Wow. Cannot believe the results. Adam deserved to win, but, as all of you have said, Adam won't be as confined.

    Did you notice that Simon was not standing at the end? He clearly did not think the right person won.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  625. Jeff Halmos

    The lesson here is, never tell Americans who is going to win something, like they told Adam over and over again. Americans will step up and say, "Don't tell ME who will win; I'LL tell YOU!" Kris won because Adam was so good. (I preferred Kris over Adam, but I preferred Danny over both.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  626. joan

    The tweenie boppers voted for their tweenie bopper...a young version of Taylor Hicks.....He will only be remembered when he guests on the show as did Taylor Hicks....the best did not win!!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  627. yepye

    Idol cannot do away with the curse of 2nd having better popularity and kickstart than the winner!

    Good for Lambert. he is a freeman now!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  628. Pam

    I don't get what everyone's problem is... Kris is great! He's been on top of Adam from week 1. They both deserved to win, but Adam's screaming got annoying after a while. I was tired of the one trick pony. Kris is talented and good looking. And why is everyone saying "tween girls won again". The tweens were into Archuletta last year and he lost.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  629. Nathan

    Would everyone please stop whining that the teen girls caused Kris to win. If that was the case, David Archuleta would have won last year. I'm a male in my mid-twenties and I was rooting for Kris to win. He simply sings a type of music that appeals to a wider audience than what Adam does. Get over yourselves. I'm happy for Kris! I can't wait to buy his album!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  630. karuna

    Huh?? Adam will wipe Kris off the map just like the Daughtrys and the Hudsons while Kris will be in the same canoe as Hicks. Go figure!!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  631. spooky

    Well, there you have it! Kris is a sweet, baby faced dude who'll sell a few albums and make his home town proud and eventually all the tweeny's will grow up and think....WHAT THE HECK WAS I THINKING! By then Adam will be a huge star who's earned his fame with real turn out performances. Adam sealed my vote when he sang "One". The silver lining is he won't have to fulfill a boring two year contract that dictates his career, he'll be free to pick and choose from all the offers.

    I did expect this win for Kris and was fantasizing that he would ante up and take the mike and tell the world he's second best and he knows it and hand the crown to Adam.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  632. Susan

    The right guy won. Kris had the voice, which will sell records. His song last night did it for him. Adam sings great but he's more of a showman and screams just a bit too much.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  633. kim

    scream on lost

    May 20, 2009 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  634. Dawn

    For what both of these guys have accomplished, I don't think anyone needs to be criticized right now – they both deserve a lot of credit. Chris did an incredible job and the music that he will record will be amazing. This is his moment and he should ENJOY every minute of it.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  635. ebbkent

    I am not a teenager nor am I religious and so excited kris won. I would buy the cd

    May 20, 2009 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  636. Sandra Bare

    I will NEVER NEVER NEVER watch that rigged friggin American Idol Show again!!!!!! NEVER NEER NEVER. In 4 hours I NEVER got through to the voting line for ADAM LAMBERT !!!!!!! How can the votes be tallied correctly ????????? I don't get this!!!!!! I hope everyone who feels as I do NO LONGER follow the show. The American public deserves better than this !!! I will NOT BUY anything from the commercial endorsers who promoted the show either !!!!! It should be called Americal Rigged Idol . I AM DONE . Let the little 12 year olds watch from now on !!!!!!! See how many cars they buy !!!!!!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  637. dvelasco

    Kris congrats!!! you are a complete artist. We hope to see you soon on tour in Miami. I would pay the $$ to see you with the hole family.

    As for Adam you should sign a world tour with Queen. They need desperately a lead and you are the one.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  638. bill

    Please, the right person won. Adam sounds like an 80's hair band tribute singer

    May 20, 2009 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  639. di

    I truly enjoyed this American Idol show! My favorite was Danny so it didn't matter to me who won but the Adam+KISS perfomance was CRAZY AWESOME!!! This was a fantastic show! Congrats Kris!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  640. dj

    I don't think I could listen to a whole concert of Adam and his waaaaaiiill!!!!!

    Yayy Kris

    May 20, 2009 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  641. Michael in Nashville

    Give it three years and look at their careers.

    Adam will be a world-wide star. Kris will be singing to a bunch of drunk (right wing christain homophobes) in a local dive.

    Congratulations, Kris.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  642. Billy

    Well good, at least the Queen lost.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  643. Chris

    I also love the comments "It's okay...it's good that Adam didn't win anyway because blah, blah blah." Straight out of the "What Losers Say" book.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  644. kay massingill

    Oh NO! Adam IS the true American Idol!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  645. jules

    Done with Idol. I don't think it's the last we will see or hear of Adam Lambert as he is massively talented. Kris, I wish you luck as you are a nice guy but totally agree with you that Adam deserved it. But I am done with Idol.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  646. jerome

    Kris is very talented but personally unless they polish his vocals, I would not purchase his music. Adam is a true professional. He handled the moment very well. I hope this isn't the last we see of Adam.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  647. David

    What happened just now? I wouldn't spend 5 cents on a Kris CD. I am in shock. When does karaoke win over talent?

    May 20, 2009 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  648. Diana

    this reminds me when clay shouldn't won but the other guy did...what was his name?? he was there tonight..anyway...we will be hearing alot from adam probably more than we will from kris..., adam was more lively and exciting than kris. your still our winner ADAM!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  649. Jeff

    What were the voters thinking? Clearly, Adam outshone, outlasted, outsang the entire competition the entire season. I don't support alternative lifestyles, but that has nothing to do with this competition. Adam was and is clearly the best singer and performer from this years Idol. I'm not going to bash all of the people that slammed him. I will say this though....I will buy a cd of Adam's before I even think of buying one of Kris'. I'd rather buy a cd of sounds of cows mooing than of Kris crooning.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  650. Samantha

    The right man won. Adam sucks...

    May 20, 2009 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  651. Char

    Congrats to Kris! He has come a long way. But Adam can sing a variety of ways, he proved it with the Smokey Robinson song Tracks of My Tears. Adam will definitely see a record deal in the future.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  652. Peter

    The right man WON !
    Kris Allen, congratulations!
    You are a true, respectful and above all an all American guy!
    Your style combined with your down to earth personality, is giving us hope for a better tomorrow. Thank you Kris!
    Peter

    May 20, 2009 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  653. Natalie

    For those of you who say religion and Bush voters got Kris the title....give me a freakin' break! The better SINGER won! Adam is going to be great...on broadway. The world is not always against gays and liberals! Get a life!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  654. Terry

    Very close call. I think Kris is the better vocalist while Adam is a better performer. Either one deserved to win but I think American got it right.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  655. Jeff Stinnett

    Boring. Oh is it over already? Snooze. America votes the safe choice because it is a close minded, dull society. God help us.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  656. Janet

    OMG! I loved every performance. I loved "Ring of Fire" the best of all. He is iconic already, but we knew he wouldn't win – another move towards mediocrity – oh I forgot, that sells records!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  657. Kris

    Kris was being a gentleman when he said that Adam deserved it. Adam would have said the same thing about Kris if he would have won.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  658. ron

    Adam was an incredible vocalist, but very single dimensional—a one trick pony. On the other hand, Kris exhibits far more commercial appeal, versatility (he plays piano, guitar, composes-in short, the “package”) and potential as a vocalist and musician. I wouldn’t be so quick to disrespect all those teeny bopper voters who pushed Kris over the top-they represent much of the market. So-I’m hardly amazed that he won-because he richly deserves it. Besides, Adam will also have a career-and success as well.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  659. Ellie

    You know, I was mad when Carrie Underwood won, but she has turned out to be the best Idol yet. She doesn't forget her roots (ahem, Kelly) and she still maintains a career outside of the show. I didn't think she had that in her, but she did. We'll see if Kris can do the same. Congratulations Kris!!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  660. Diana

    So, the talented guy lost because he was different. What a shame. I'd buy Adam's music any day. I hope that people get behind him like they did when Chris Daughtry got booted from the show before his time.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  661. J

    What is with the Kris bashing? Like he was at home last pounding the telephones. Just because someone likes someone who isn't gay doesn't mean they are against gay people or GAY RIGHTS. I'm all for gay marriage and gay rights but here comes a shocker, I don't enjoy Adam's singing.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  662. Celeste

    Just because Kris won, this does not mean he is the better singer! It was a really fantastic show though.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  663. Cnez

    Way to go christians. You should be praying instead of voting

    May 20, 2009 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  664. Rene

    Hopefully we'll still be listening to Adam's music on the air waves!! I prefer his style over Kris's. That's just my opinion. Congrats, Kris!! I wish you the best!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  665. Dale

    Adam fans be glad that Kris won! This is the best thing for Adam. Now he won't be under contract with American Idol for a couple years and can go on and do his own thing!!!!!

    This is perfect!!
    Just ask Chris Daughtry!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  666. Jamie

    Adam got robbed, he was awsome ALL season, unlike Chris with his sidways singing mouth motions...

    Just remember RUBEN........he won and didnt do crap while Clay outsold him 10 to 1 in record sales.

    Adam will kick Kris's butt in album sales...

    May 20, 2009 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  667. Bob

    Totally love Chris. He has wider appeal to mainstream audience. Adam will be a huge success too. Best of luck to both of them! Best season ever!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  668. Steph

    I am tired of the "tween girl" comments. Everyone at my work (and we are all in our 30's and 40's btw) voted for Kirs. Stop putting girls down! Second, Kris is a far better recording artist, Adam puts on a far better show. For the first time, both finalists will succeed. Stop being so negative! And if you cared that much, you should have voted more like the rest of us.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  669. Alvin

    Great show tonight until the end.......... Adam was so much better! When he sang with KISS and with Queen he totally rocked. Once again, middle of miracle has won.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  670. cougarprowl

    A nice guy won the title. The best singer didn't win it. Let's call it for what it is...a search for the most marketable artist, not the best singer.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  671. Cheryle in NY

    I have watched IDOL for all the years......until last night I have never voted......I voted for Adam.....he is the best performer to have ever been on this show....(I will never watch this show again)....

    May 20, 2009 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  672. Elle

    Agree with Jake, after all, this is the country who elected Bush twice.

    Stupid.

    I have lost all respect for Americans.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  673. pas

    Huh?! What a let down. Kris was right – Adam should have won it.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  674. Jason

    Adam was unoriginal and his "range" was limited to screaching... He should go to broadway!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  675. Tina waller

    I can't belive America all went blue again. It is very sad the real winner didn't win. It dosen't matter but the votter will be suprised when Cres becomes one times wonder. Lumbert will be fames musician. Peapol with Realgen which is most control the vote, but they can't controll the allywood at all. I am very sad to see from day one, we know Lumber is the best, christ should not be in the top 3 in the first place. Well these tell me people with strong relgion will do any thing they want. America has a lot of work to do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

    May 20, 2009 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  676. Ali

    A load of crap AGAIN.. After his first record it's going to be Kris who... if he didn't even think he should win.... hello.... I will never watch again. it's complete bull crap..

    May 20, 2009 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  677. Abby

    Yeah Kris!! Adam is either someone you love or a voice you hate. I think he has great control and can sound wonderful when he isn't doing the screaming thing – when he has a song that doesn't get a scream I actually like it (I think he only really did that on one song this season). I look forward to hearing an album by Kris!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  678. Lesa

    Now that I have picked myself up off the floor – I am still waiting for Adam's first album – he alone kept me glued to Idol this year! Can't wait for your first single Adam!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  679. Skelly in TX

    Its just shows that people in America are homo haters, sad, so sad

    May 20, 2009 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  680. dj

    The most artistic and talented guy won. Adam belongs on Broadway.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  681. TCJ

    jake-was thinking the exact same thing!!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  682. Jefe

    The first comment from Tia said it right.

    Adam is the performing star, and should be on stage in front of thousands to be enjoyed properly. Kris is more the recording star - better for music videos and on the radio, and at small piano bars.

    Adam could do a good video if it were set up like "Thriller" stage performance.

    But, I do pray, they give Kris a much better initial single!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  683. Mark

    Disappointed, but it really doesn't matter. Adam will be a much bigger star for years to come. We'll hear Kris on bedtime magic and soft rock stations. Really can't wait to see what comes next for Adam. He is a superstar.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  684. redman

    Oh my god – Kris shouldn't even have been in the top 10. Yet again teens ruin the community of music as we know it.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  685. Cnez

    What lame results
    I tried watching AI for the first time this season because I always thought it was a horrible show.

    After those results I know that I will never watch the show again. Way to go tweens

    May 20, 2009 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  686. Chris

    I like how everyone is complaining that teen girls ruined everything. If I remember these comments sections correctly, it was the teen girls who were saying "I'm going to to vote 100 times for Adam like I did before!" I think the reason for Kris' win is that the votes from all the other contestants (like Gokey fans) all went to him.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  687. melinda dontlittle

    what you all don't realize is that adam is still contractually bound to 19 entertainment so even though he lost it doesn't mean he is set free to get any recording contract he wants. 19 entertainment has first right of refusal on ALL of the idols in the top 13. anyway, adam should have never have been on the show as he is WAY too good for it.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  688. 3rdWorldAtty

    American Idol wasn't just about talent. It was largely about the people's choice. Which is PRECISELY why they made the Americans vote. Otherwise, the decision would've been left only to the judges.

    At the end of the day, the people get what they deserve. And it's up to them to keep the winner's career afloat.

    Who cares if Kris won because he got the teens' votes? Isn't that AI's demographic anyway? And who said that only the "sophisticated music connosieurs" could decide who is the better singer? That's only a small piece of the viewing public. A huge chunk really is comprised of the market that Kris attracts.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  689. gregg

    btw ,, folks.. these people are not ever gonna call u and say thanks 4 vetting me,,, they could care less about you,,, so why worry, about another cd that will will be thrown away in a year,,, because , mommy and daddy , will buy it for the brats,,, to shut them up...

    May 20, 2009 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  690. Stephanie

    Congrats Kris! You DESERVE this! You stayed humble and true to yourself and I'm so happy!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  691. A Miller

    Adam is by far a better performer and singer. I can't believe Kris won he so blaaaannnndddddd...

    May 20, 2009 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  692. norrae

    Way to go Kris!!! Adam is very talented but many of us got sick of his act really fast-I love to rock as much as the next girl, but I can only take so much screaming. And I am not a teen or tween so that has nothing to do with anything. Stop blaming everyone and be gracious-it has NOTHING to do with homophobia...the best artist won. (Although I admit that song he was forced to sing was total crap!)

    May 20, 2009 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  693. Wizard

    Not a religious person...not a teeny bopper...voted for Kris because it's just my preference in music. I like Adam...but not more than Kris. These differences make the world go round. To everyone who wants to "take their marbles and go home"...grow up. It's a TV show. I would've been happy with either, regardless of my preference.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  694. Leeroy

    Good versus evil . . . and good won. 🙂 Yooo hoooo! Adam makes a great Freddie Mercury replacement . . . unfortunately in every way. That's no American Idol. Talented . . . but not an Idol. Awesome America still can see and select good. 🙂

    May 20, 2009 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  695. TW

    Oh will you people who wanted Adam quit your whining. . . it wasn't the tween girls, it had nothing to do with sexuality of either contestant, it was simply that most people who voted and cast 100 million votes thought Kris was the better contestant. It's just that people have different tastes, so just leave it at THAT! Both of these guys are fantastic singers and artists. No need to insult the other guy because your guy didn't win. Grow up, and appreciate them BOTH for the talent they have!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  696. Mike Stone

    Congrats to Kris ! But I still think Adam should of won. Would of liked to have heard what the split was in the final tally

    May 20, 2009 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  697. Dan from Iowa

    American Idol has to go to – one phone number, one vote – to get any credibility. The contest has nothing to do with singing – it has everything to do with the tenacity of fans to make phone calls. I read blogs where people were calling in hundreds of times. That's plain BS! Nothing against Kris – congratulations – but don't call AI a singing contest.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  698. Sandra

    It's really funny that everyone is complaining about "teeny-boppers"...hey news flash..that's who listens to pop music now a days. Adam is meant for broadway, not for a record contract.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  699. Ed

    I'm done with this travesty of a show. Let the tweenies who think Hannah Montana is high art have this cesspool of a TV show. Frikkin' morons.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  700. MD

    Done with AI.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  701. susan

    fantastic for Kris... he is sooooo easy to listen to. will make a fabulous album.
    Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  702. derwood

    The proper American Idol won. Adam does have a good voice but all he can do is screech like hit nuts are in a vise.
    Kris was the right choice.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  703. fella

    this vote is the same as voting tiny tim over barbra streisand.. what a joke i can sing as well as chris... give it a year he will be a has been

    May 20, 2009 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  704. suzy

    Kris is an okay singer. Adam is a talent that comes along once in a very rare while. America, you got this wrong.

    This obviously was NOT a talent competition. People were voting "against" one contestant, not "for" one.

    This contest does not work, it is broken. Example; Daughtry, Taylor Who, Rueben Studdard, Adam Lambert. The time has come America...let's dim the lights....American Idol, your time is over.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  705. adam

    LOL, I hope you all know now that AI is fixed. No wrroies though, Adam will be a huge star. PERIOD.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  706. no clue

    What a surprise! Can't the judges save their precious vote for Adam?! We need a star, not someone from next door! Hope the majority voters keep their loyalty long enough. Well, AI is the only winner....

    May 20, 2009 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  707. Christine

    After the utter TRAVESTY on DWTS last night, this comes as no surprise. I'd say BOTH these shows are done – over – finished. I for one am tired of popularity contests and block voting. The best singers/dancers usually don't win, but this year BOTH these shows, one last night, followed by this, showed me that... there is something real fishy going on here. Will never watch EITHER show again... and I bet I'm far from alone on that.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  708. Slainte

    Adam was amazing singing Queen .... I knew he wouldn't win as all the Gokey votes went to Kris. As someone said Kris will be forgotten and Adam is now on his own to be signed up and sell out stadiums everywhere!!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  709. DMD

    Wow – it only took a dozen posts before someone fell back on "homophobe". The results reflect that most of the country is not about the Vegas flash and just want a good singer to listen to. Adam was downright annoying to listen to for many people. Deal with that.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  710. lin

    Did Ryan say how many votes separated Kris and Adam?

    May 20, 2009 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  711. Diana

    I loved the season finale, from Rod Stewart, to Kiss, Black Eyed Peas to Queen Latifah........awesome show tonight.
    And I am so happy that America decided not to let it end as the Adam show.
    Woooohoooo!!! Kris DESERVES this more than the rock opera dude...he has grown so much this season. And THAT is what A.I. is about........not screeching every dang week.
    Hooray, now Adam can get on with his Broadway career.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  712. sree

    It is a likability contest... Adam was very polarizing....

    May 20, 2009 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  713. Annia

    BTW, I am so not a teeny bopper & got only 2 votes in for Kris in two hours. Congrats, Kris, Arkansas is proud of you!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  714. mack

    Kris Allen will be a one note winner. He is the worse winner AM has had. There is nothing great about his voice or his talent. He is a home boy so I will give him a partial thumbs up.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  715. Rick

    Hey Jake, This a country that put Obama in office, what's that say?

    May 20, 2009 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  716. Marie

    Adam was a much better singer and vocalist with much better range and ability than Kris. Kris is good and a fine musician, but the reality is that this is just as much a popularity contest as a singing competition unfortunately.

    America is still very much anti-gay, anti-different, and anti gender-variant. Kris won because Adam was considered "too different" in comparison. Kris was the "apple pie" of American mediocracy. No one who seriously watched the last two shows and compared vocal abilities can honestly say that Kris won. As Kris said himself, "Adam deserved this!"

    May 20, 2009 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  717. joe

    Yes, the screamer with his tongue sticking out is a great singer. Right. In 2 years no one will remember that plant.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  718. Sharyn

    Un freakin believable ... Kris is ok for sure, but Adam is so very very much better and the BEST contestant ever on Idol. This is a sign of the end of the world ...

    May 20, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  719. sunny-kat

    we all know lambert is better, but nobody wanted to have to sing that lame song if they won so lambert won in my book anyway. Lambert was awesome with Kiss, Queen awesome!!!! Lambert totally had to hold back with Queen for Kris. Yes the tweens rule the votes. Maybe they need to change the voting rules somehow next year. I like Kris but Lambert rules.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  720. Jonsie

    And the whining begins.....

    May 20, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  721. Hooray!!

    Thank God the right one won!!!!! I hate that he has to record that SUPID song.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  722. Mindy

    I like Kris, but Adam should have won... he's so much more talented. Oh well, Adam's still a star and Kris is a nice guy. Still, some of the reason's I've heard that people voted for Kris, like they view him as more christian and view Adam as "gay" make me very disappointed in America. I don't think that was the main reason Kris won, though- I also know people who voted for him because they would much rather listen to him sing than Adam, and that was the right reason to support Kris.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  723. CJ

    Too bad the vote didn't depict the most talented of the two... Kris won because he has a broader appeal and took fewer risks. And while he did some really cool things (ie. his rendition of 'Heartless', which I agreed w/ the judges that it was better than the original), he is still a shadow in the talents possessed by Adam. Adam will definitely go on to be the bigger star as is often the case w/ the show's runner-ups. Though hey – maybe it's better Kris won... I don't think Adam needed this win to propel his career!!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  724. Aaron

    Omg wut a joke it just shows the kind of people that watch and vote on this show- 6 year old girls- adam was by far the most talented who cares cuz kris has no chance of making a good album, and for that last song when people blamed that the song was too high for kris, adam actually sang the song on the original key while kris brought it down 2 full tones for u musicians out there (which according to this show, not many) it shows how much more of a vocal range adam has over Kris. It was because all of the danny christians voted for kris. Omg Kris is just another bland taylor hicks

    May 20, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  725. Jim

    Adam and Kiss were great!!! Can't wait to see what Adam will do in the future. He could sing for queen and really be able to hit the notes, unlike the guy from bad company. Adam is amazing!!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  726. Peroque

    WONDERFUL!! He was definitely more an American Idol and really deserved to win with excellent talent!! YES, YES, Yes, maybe this show is not on the take and fixed after all!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  727. Rick

    Both of these guys are Great!!! Adam, has the Carisma, and showmanship to go with his fine vocals. However, as we've seen in the past with B-Bopers, Rappers, and such, the danger falls in line when you put the same spin on every song. While Adam had all of the Right Stuff. Chris covered more of the spectrum of modern music. Both, should have outstanding careers and my hat off to both.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  728. Cheryl

    I tell people every year....you really don't want your favorite to win because they won't have the creativity to make their kind of music, they have to make a typical "pop" album. I can't imagine Adam having to conform. I thing Kris needs the guidance and Adam will be sooo much better on his own.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  729. Bobb

    Rigged. Just lost another viewer. Even Simon didn't stand and recognize the new idol. America wouldn't recognize talent if if stood in their face. Congratualtions Chris from "bubba ville".

    May 20, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  730. Will

    I cannot believe it. I thought Chris was terrible for the entirety of the show. His had an annoying, whiny change-up in his voice every time he had to deal with high notes because he lacks the range to hit them. When the gentleman stated, "little girls won again" he was entirely correct. I suppose he must appeal to them in some purient fashion, because his singing ability pales in comparison to Adam's raw talent. I bet Adam is far more successful than Chris when it comes to overall sales: Chris appeals to little girls, while Adam has international appeal........especially in Europe where they're not so conservative.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  731. Michele

    Well, once again the best performer lost...I think I am finished with AI forever. That said, Adam will have a HUGE career, and will be better off out of the AI machine after the tour. Adam outsang anyone ever on the show, and fit right in with KISS, didn't he? He is amazing, but doesn't need to be the AI to be a winner. The industry knows who is the real singer here. Kris is bland and never shows any emotion. He may sell records, but I'd never sit through his concert. Adam entertains, moves people, and has it all. Too bad the tweens were scared of him. This show has no credibility.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  732. Jon in Texas

    Like I said weeks ago, Kris is the most "radio ready" of this season and that's what this competition is about: who is going to sell records for Simon Fuller. Adam could have a tremendous career if he can revive heavy metal, but it'll be hard to do. Kris is "now" and it's not really a surprise to me that he won. Congrats to Kris.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  733. Sami

    This is not right. No offense to Kris, but, it wasn't even close. Adam definitely was the winner....I guess the born-agains got together and decided that even if their politicians were going down that they could at least win American Idol if they jammed the phone lines.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  734. Jeff

    100 million votes and Chris won???!!! Are you kidding me???

    The parents of a lot of little girls are going to be very upset when they get their cell phone bills.

    This is unbelieveable. Everytime they sang together, you could tell who the best singer was. Adam got robbed!!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  735. lj

    You can't compare the two. They have such different styles. Adam was our choice though because he was so out there!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  736. sl

    Wow! So happy for Kris!!
    Just so sad that people have to make this a gay issue. Maybe people voted for Kris because he could actually sing without sticking his tongue out and screaming every note!
    Adam will have a huge career for himself anyway

    May 20, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  737. JL

    I totally agree with you, Karen. I'm done with AI- even though I truly feel Adam should have been the AI, he will be far better off coming in second. In a few months, people are going to be saying "Kris who?" Just like with Fantasia and Taylor and Ruben.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  738. Monica

    I have wanted kris to win since i heard him sing falling slowly i lam so happy congratulations

    May 20, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  739. janelle

    What a joke!!! This guy was one of the weakest vocally, and yet he wins based on what?? His looks...his personality.... He doesn't even think he deserved to win!!! He's nothing special and in 6 months no one will remember him......

    May 20, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  740. Dave

    Adam can go back to the theatre and play in Le Cage Aux Folles while Kris can have a great career.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  741. Fitty

    All I can say is... Adam was robbed!!! Even Kris acknowledged that it was Adam that should have won. America.. you definitely got it wrong. Oh well, I still predict that Adam will go on to have a sensational career while Kris will follow the same path as Taylor Hicks.

    Thoroughly enjoyed the CNN Idol blog this season... thanks so much.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  742. LisaB

    I am in shock. I cannot beLieve this. Adam was the clear winner. I hope he signs a multi-million dollar contract by tomorrow morning.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  743. Dave

    Adam sucks. No wailing on the radio.

    Go Kris!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  744. carol

    don't worry, Adam will be a STAR anyway. I loved both of them.
    now BOTH of them can be successful.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  745. Terry

    OMG!!!! Kris DID IT!!!!! He beat the Gays! The Rockers! and the Goths!!! YAYAYAYA!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  746. AFan

    Kris showed his star quality while performing with Keith Urban. The judges can call someone "a rock god"...go on Oprah and declare who has "it." and predict the outcome but as much as they want to influence who they "deem worthy", the american people vote and let you know who they want as "the American Idol." Congratulations to Kris Allen!!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  747. Ron

    Kris is destined to be the next Taylor Hicks. Remember him?
    Poor result. Adam outsang him week after week. What was America so afraid of?

    May 20, 2009 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  748. denise

    I guess every teenie bopper in USA voted! Can anyone say Taylor Hicks! No one is going to remember Kris Adam a month from now. What a shame! I love Adam and was so sorry to see someone so innovative, creative and talented lose! American got it WRONG this year!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  749. mhsarge

    The fact is I just got to witness a tremendous season of Idol and I did it with no regrets or frustrations, just pure joy at being able to see all of this great entertainment from my TV. They are both winners regardless of the final count and I consider the best season yet. Good luck and God speed to the both of them.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  750. notcoolal

    So lame. I'm sick of people voting for underdogs; it should be the person who deserves to win, well, win. Ugh. Adam was the only person that drew us in week after week. This blows.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  751. eric

    Hey CNN...if you weren't so damn pro-gay, My comment would have been posted. So much for free speech.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  752. Grace

    Well after this show I now believe the winner of American Idol should not be left up to call in votes. Talent should win. Meaning Adam. He is a true artist, true raw talent, he deserved to be American Idol, but like someone else pointed out.....maybe better for Adam, he won't be tied to a contract. In my world Adam is the winner, no one else.

    These results were pathetic.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  753. Lisa

    I with all the WOW's that are in disbelief. Does anyone remember Taylor Hicks? First place isn't always the best place. And Adam will do great., Congrats Kris. It was a great season.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  754. Janita

    Sad and shocked Adam did not win but you know what, they were both great and I believe Kris needs this win more than Adam cuz at least he has 2 more years of support that the AI contract can give him. Adam, well...he's got the sky as his limit. Cant wait to see more of him!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  755. Ryan

    hopefully, some day we will all learn how Idol is rigged...it's too bad that after 8 years only two of the Idols have deserved to win...Kelly and Carrie..

    May 20, 2009 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  756. Shana

    OKAY – What is up with Americans? Are we so biased? So unwilling to look beyond our prejudices against someone who did not appear to "tow the line" with mainstream "conservative" culture in appearance? Did this force Americans to panic and vote for the same old same old singer who appeared to act like Beaver Cleaver?? If Idol is about a talent search – then Americans surely have it wrong in this year's vote. The last laugh will happen on the way to the bank and Hollywood Walk of Fame – Adam will rise well above -and rightfully so...

    May 20, 2009 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  757. rhett

    I won't deny that I'm very disappointed in the results. Kris is an okay singer – but nothing new and different. Adam has always brought excitement every week. I'll sure miss seeing him every week. But – like Daughtry, he'll very likely surpass Kris in popularity and sale of albums.

    Kris said Adam deserved it. Kris was right. But – don't be sad for Adam. He will soar to the top of the charts before you know it.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  758. Sonny

    Congrats from everyone back in Arkansas.
    So glad to see the singer beat the screamer! Both are talented and will have great careers. And yes, Queen should hire Adam Lambert as their new frontman right now.
    Can't wait to hear Kris sing something besides that horrendous No Boundaries.
    And whether it's the right or wrong choice, America got to make it!!!! Democracy at its finest.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  759. what?

    who said anything about homophobia? Kris has a broader appeal, it's as simple as that

    May 20, 2009 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  760. Taylor

    WHO CARES if he is gay or straight people. Screaming is not singing. While Adam can put on a show he screaches more than he sings and Kris will have much more success then Adam would have. Sorry... Congrates Kris. So proud of you!!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  761. Chapel Hill NC

    Adam creeped me out – too contrived, not genuine.
    So glad Kris won.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  762. Annia

    So proud of Kris. Fox 13 is tracking down his kindergarten teacher to get the scoop on his musical talent when he was a child. Anyway, I'm 5 dollars richer. LOL.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  763. tom

    I'm a gay man and thought Adam was terrible...he just screams all his songs. How can that be good?

    People have different tastes, Adam isn't mine. Apparently it isn't a lot of peoples either.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  764. tothemoon

    I'll listen to Kris' music as much as I listen to the Hicks' and the 205 guys' – never! Looking foward to purchasing Adam's first DVD though!-

    May 20, 2009 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  765. J

    I love how people who are for Kris are anti-gay. Grow up people.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  766. Drea

    Keep the kiddies off the text messaging; they don't know a good singer if one fell on them! Indeed Adam was the better singer and entertainer than the boring Kris. I'll not watch again.

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  767. GJ

    Kris is a classy guy and he's right: Adam should have won, all things being equal. But sadly, America isn't ready for Adam. Kris's humility is genuine, though, and he should be congratulated.

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  768. Lisa

    I'm quite surprised by the results, I thought Adam would be the winner. I'm wondering if his sexual orientation had anything to do with the results.

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  769. me

    pb... OBAMA IS ANTI-GAY... or are you not up-to-date regarding his stance on gay marriage...etc... etc...etc

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  770. John in ATL

    Chris is good but will blend in with all of the other boring pop stars. Adam would have changed it all. It is probably a good thing for Adam because now he can do his own thing and out sell Chris.

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  771. kevin

    No way!!!!!!!!!!
    Adam can sing circles around chris.
    I think we need a Florida recount!!!!!!!!!!

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  772. Annie

    I loved both contestants but I have to say that Kris is more mainstream and he'd probably sell more records in the end. Even though Adam didn't win, he's got a huge fan base and I'm pretty sure he'll come out with his own CDs in no time.

    Congratulations Kris Allen!

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  773. kristen

    omg nooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!! ADAM LAMBERT should have one the competition was rigged i tell ya!!!

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  774. andi

    adam is really just so so good. don't worry folks, he'll be alright!

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  775. Ian

    Just noticed simon did not stand up (like the other 3 judges) when kris was declared as the winner...

    kris is a very good singer but i think adam is better...

    nonetheless, he deserves the title.

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  776. Ken

    I like Chris but everyone knows that Adam will sell more records, just another Daughtry if you ask me.

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  777. Kathy

    The Confetti fell on Kris but the STARDUST fell on ADAM!!

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  778. TheQ

    BTW, Kris never "[admitted] he isn't as good as Adam." He is a gracious person and often too modest. But he deserved this just as much as Adam and no one should take that away from him.

    I would be willing to bet that the "tween girls" voted equally for the two but Kris won out in the overall vote.

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  779. Andrew

    loves how "100 million" million people voted for this election, the same amount (give or take) that voted for 2008 Presidential, but probably less than half of those kids that voted tonight will vote for an election when they're 18

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  780. Java Queen

    The best man won and the cutest too....Don't feel too bad about Adam though; he'll probably have an album out next week...I thought he was amazing even though that isn't my type of music. I was a true Danny Gokey fan and all of us Danny Gokey fans loved Kris too...so, when Danny was voted off...all of us Danny fans voted for Kris...would love to know how many votes he won by....oh gosh, how many days until the next auditions?

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  781. Brooke

    It's a crime that Adam didn't win...he obviously deserved it more...I mean the only reason why they probably could get Queen and Kiss to play on the finale was because they wanted to perform with Adam!

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  782. zeus

    AI maintains its standard of supreme mediocrity. Kris is OK, but he ain't anything to write home about, much less listen to.

    Adam knocked it out of the park tonight, in every setting, on every song. It wasn't a coincidence that all of the real stars paid him tribute with handshakes and nods. He deserves it.

    American Idol sucks.

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  783. marco_ccs

    Sad sad sad

    May 20, 2009 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  784. Johny

    I love the "we won't watch American Idol again" comments. Go hit a pillow or something. Lies shouldn't be used to vent.

    May 20, 2009 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  785. Tabitha

    I am about to beat a trick up cause of this.

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  786. Jake

    Chris is ok, but Adam should have taken the title!

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  787. clasic rocker

    Amreica got this one WRONG. The real performer and winner tonight was ADAM!

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  788. Kathy

    Adam didn't need Idol. He will be a big success without the title. Kris did need it though, and I am glad that he won. I think that Kris has a broader appeal than Adam does. Adam belongs on Broadway or maybe he should become the new lead singer of Queen.

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  789. Ben

    Adam can go out and do his own thing once the summer tour is over. It worked out in the best way for both of them.

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  790. Kevin

    WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT!!! Don't get me wrong but did anyone see that KISS performance with Adam? EVEN KRIS SAID ADAM DESERVED TO WIN!!! What the hell is that?

    Adam was robbed. Doesn't matter anyway, Adam will be successful...

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  791. linda

    Adam will definitely be better off doing his own thing instead of being tied to Idol. Kris will be fine after he gets a little polished. Right now he is not very memorable.

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  792. Goddess

    Adam should have totally won. But I think its a good thing he does not need to see Kara's song, which has not won over critics.

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  793. AL SESSIONS

    Well I guess the babies got it this time. It's ok because Adam will sell records and so will Danny.
    This is the biggest joke of american Idol. I can tell you this I'm done watching this show and I think the ratings will drop.

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  794. eepto

    Adam lost because of the gay rumors. He was so much better than all of them. Even, Kris thought so. What a shame.

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  795. Morie

    I think America got it right. Not an Adam fan but wish him the best. I am sure he will do well. Congrats to Kris!

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  796. Nate

    America got it completely right. Adam is the most annoying, arrogant, dramatic contestant since Justin Guarini. Kris is a humble, great guy and will be as successful as Carrie Underwood.

    Just wait and see...

    May 20, 2009 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  797. Wendi

    My jaw dropped!

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  798. sincerelysandi

    I am so excited that America came to its senses and voted for Chris. He is one of the most genuinely likeable and talented contestants I think that has ever been on Idol. Adam will make it big with his screaming because he has great stage presentation. So, all in all, both were winners. And I think Danny and Allison and several of the others will have a great chance for success. This was one of the most talented group we have had on Idol in eight seasons. Hooray for Chris!!

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  799. eric

    Both were great, and I get why Adam fans will be ticked. But I think Chris is the better singer. Chris sings different songs differently. With Adam, you can count on some shrieking - certainly in tune and controlled shrieking, but shrieking nonetheless - in almost every song. Like a pitcher with an unhittable fastball but no other pitches. I can see him doing Broadway, creating lots of drama, and projecting so the back row can hear, but I don't see him having the versatility Chris has.

    Yeah, yeah. You're shocked and you disagree.

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  800. Danny J

    America voted for wonderbread.

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  801. Damon

    America did vote for a gay idol. Kris will come out in a couple years just like Gayken. lol

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  802. Ana

    I agree with Tina...Kris can sing multiple styles, and Adam is just one...both great though, I think everyone is shocked that America is not ready for a gay idol...

    May 20, 2009 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  803. maggie

    Living on the west coast, I now won't have to waste two hours watching the cheesy finale. Adam is a superstar, and Kris is forgettable. Rock on Adam!!!

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  804. pickacub

    Like season 2, the runner up will do MUCH better than the winner. Watch for BIG things from Adam

    May 20, 2009 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  805. dee

    america has done it again.....

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  806. Bond007

    dissapointing...

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  807. Scott

    Danny Gokey's Christans couldn't vote for a gay man, giving it to Kris.

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  808. Who cares

    I'll never watch this show again. Adam was such a clear winner.....absolutely ridiculous!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  809. ToddM

    Becky, You are exactly right: this is another Ruben-Clay situation. And who became the bigger star in that duo? Whatever happened to Ruben?

    May 20, 2009 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  810. MemphisMom

    Nice boy, nice little talent, but not an American Idol. Adam was robbed, but he's the one who will have the career.

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  811. Kathy

    Adam is better off – now he can do his own thing. They both have huge record contracts regardless. The performance with Queen was fantastic. Adam was his usual ADAMMAMAZING. Look forward to seeing much more of him in the very near future. Mag. covers, concerts and most likely movies. Hollywood loves him. His performance with KISS brought the house down. Congrats to both of them.

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  812. Cdngirl

    I honestly think that Adam losing is the best thing that could have happened for his career. I agree with Jackintampa.... now he is a free agent and can make awesome music. Can you imagine him singing that dreadful song or others like it on an album? Yikes.

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  813. Xombie

    Did you see Simon's face at the end? He was aghast at the result.

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  814. Christine

    What a joke. The boy can't even sing and is boring as heck.

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  815. Sofia

    Honestly Adam is the star but anyway it was obvious that gokey fans were going to vote for kris... This sucks

    May 20, 2009 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  816. Taylor

    How could Kris have won!?!?!?! He was horrible I didn't like him!!! OMG !!! I am never watching it again!!!

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  817. Ed, FW, TX

    Cris Allen showed tremendous growth over the course of the competition. Adam has better vocal chops but his genre is much more limited. For me the American Idol has to have a very broad level of mass appeal. America got it right this time!

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  818. Ben

    You have got to be kidding. Adam was the most different, original, daring, and inspring performer ever to take the Idol stage.

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  819. Dale M.

    Congrats to Kris, but Adam can sing circles around him. Adam's talent is so much more than Kris's. Adam will also sell more than 10 times the number of albums than Kris.

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  820. Sherabid

    This is absolutely unbelievable! The better singer was again robbed!! Well, if it's any consolation Adam will be going 10X platimun while Chris is living in the bargin bin!

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  821. Angela

    I don't think I will tune into American Idol anymore. Please bring back Canadian Idol!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  822. KMH

    I'm very happy for Kris. Adam will do just fine without being the American Idol. I hate the fact that because I enjoy Kris' singing over Adams, I have been called a bigot. Are we going to outlaw personal artistic preference now???

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  823. Kevin T

    Kris Allen! Congrats!
    You deserve it!!!

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  824. Wendy

    Wow! I was sure Adam had this in the bag- though I really did love them both! First time on Idol I ever thought either of the top two could hit it big and I'd be happy with it. They will both go far! Yay for the underdog! And Kudos to Adam for taking the surprising loss graciously...

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  825. Nancy

    Actually I think AI lost all credibility with this one folks.

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  826. Kardealer

    Another wasted season!!!!!!!!!!

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  827. Mike, St. Louis

    Wow, I think that is the biggest upset in Idol history. I really had no dog in the fight. I always thought Adam was the best pure singer that Idol ever had. However, one advantage I always thought Kris had was his versatility as an artist. I'm not saying Adam isn't a versatile artist, but he doesn't play the piano or guitar like Kris can.

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  828. Wade Anderson From Ottawa, ON

    The vote was obviously fixed ... or American's are just idiots. I will not be watching next season.....Adam, will do better by not winning...how disapointing.....

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  829. wow

    I cant believe it, I cannot believe it!!! Adam you are a superstar, so are you Kris! I wish you both the best!

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  830. gregg

    its obama syndrome... flu.. what ever you want to call it,, oh its cnn flu

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