Thursday, May 21, 2009

American Idol - Finale

Well, unless you live under a rock, you should know by now that Kris Allen won American Idol.

Am I upset? Not really. Disappointed? A little. 
I'm disappointed America did not choose one of the more talented people: Danny Gokey, Allison Araheta. 
And I'm disappointed America did not recognize how well rounded and talented Adam Lambert is. I would have been much happier if Danny or Allison won. 
But gosh, look at Chris Daughtry. He came 4th during Season 5. Elliot Yamin was 3rd. Katherine McPhee was 2nd and, oh, what was that white-haired guy's name...Ummm...Soul Patrol Guy....Taylor Hicks. Right. Even Elliot Yamin is doing better these days than Taylor Hicks. 
Adam is very well spoken. He has killer singing ability. Adam did what American Idol asks people to do: Take a song and make it your own. Every week, consistently. Is Adam gay? What difference does it make? Does it matter that Ryan Secrest is short? Does it matter that Simon Cowell is British? 
Adam is a true artist and not winning Idol is probably the best thing that could happen to him. Less restrictions on what he can and can't do and he will probably get more money in his pocket much sooner. 


Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I agree with you on all these points. I also think that Kris really grew over the season and America loves an underdog. And he always had the cute thing going for him, too (in terms of the young girl vote).

I really, really hope it wasn't homophobia that knocked Adam out.

But I also agree that no matter what, Adam is destined to maybe have the greatest career of any Idol alum thus far. He's truly astonishing.

I hope Allison does, too - she can, as Randy would say, "sing her face off".

coffee fan said...

The Golden Idol Awards were too funny; mercifully they cut the bit featuring Tatiana as short as possible

Shan said...

I have to admit Adam was my second choice to win after my boy Mr. Gokey. Then Kris sang that Kanye West song and he knocked out of the park. I think Adam is a great singer, but I'm more likely to buy a Kris Allen CD. Now I think during the finale with Kiss -- that was the best Adam had sounded.