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Kris Allen wins
May 20, 2009 | vanity

Posted on 05/20/2009 7:24:51 PM PDT by jmaroneps37

Does anyone else think Kris Allen, who was very good won American Idol over Adam Lambert who was great because Red Staters siad "No!" to Lmabert for reasons other than talent? Lambert is the best ever on the show, but I think he was denied because Red State America has had "enough." I hope I'm wrong, just thinking out loud.


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It could also have been because people didn't bother to vote thinking Lambert had it wrapped up but it could also have been....
1 posted on 05/20/2009 7:24:51 PM PDT by jmaroneps37
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To: jmaroneps37
Who would watch a fake popularity or fake reality TV program?

Get a life and read a few books!

2 posted on 05/20/2009 7:26:43 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: jmaroneps37

Red State Victory! Of course.


3 posted on 05/20/2009 7:27:23 PM PDT by GoCards
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To: jmaroneps37

I thought Lambert would have won because the producers seemed to promote him a lot more, but the little I caught, he botched most songs he sung.. very fake..

I think the voters went for skill over flash. I also heard 38 million votes came from Arkansas alone so you had a lot of determined Razorbacks.


4 posted on 05/20/2009 7:27:32 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: jmaroneps37

prepared to get flamed by left coasters for not doing a spoiler alert! ;)


5 posted on 05/20/2009 7:29:33 PM PDT by Perdogg (0bama - America's Elegabalus and Commodus combined)
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To: jmaroneps37

Well it could be that as many or more folks liked Kris Allen. I think both were great but it was a text/phone vote so the more determined fans won out.


6 posted on 05/20/2009 7:29:38 PM PDT by WHBates
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To: jmaroneps37

Thanks a lot! I just clicked on Free Republic and your post is a total spoiler. Gosh darn it. It’s only 7:30 here in bankrupt California.


7 posted on 05/20/2009 7:29:48 PM PDT by SanDiegoRepublican
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To: jmaroneps37
very good won American Idol over Adam Lambert who was great because Red Staters siad "No!" to Lmabert for reasons other than talent?

Huh? You take a lot for granted. I am at a loss to figure out how you came up with that red state crap. And does anyone give a crap beside the teeny-boppers?

8 posted on 05/20/2009 7:30:27 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (The plan... 0 in power for life. At least that's what they told him.)
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To: mnehring

Adam has a great voice but I think alot of people may have been turned off by the screaming.I was.


9 posted on 05/20/2009 7:30:33 PM PDT by georgia peach (georgia peach)
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To: jmaroneps37

Most “red staters” that I know don’t watch American Idol. If they do watch, they don’t bother voting.

Fake popularity contests got us the Obamessiah. Who really gives a rat’s ass which singer gets a record contract?


10 posted on 05/20/2009 7:31:27 PM PDT by Bryanw92
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To: SanDiegoRepublican

I dislike fags but Adam was BY FAR the better singer ... I’m sorry but Idol jumped the shark for me when Adam lost to Kris ... I will most probably never watch it again ... think Chris Doughtry


11 posted on 05/20/2009 7:31:36 PM PDT by clamper1797 (FUBO ... protege of the unholy union of Karl Marx and affirmative action)
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To: jmaroneps37

Um, change is not gonna come...

Lambert was a better singer, but Kris was a better all around musician. Kris can sing, play piano and guitar. Kris is so young and inexperienced, even he doesn’t understand this.


12 posted on 05/20/2009 7:31:39 PM PDT by khnyny ("The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.")
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To: SanDiegoRepublican

At least u live in SD. I reside in Obeyme-land of Hellywood.


13 posted on 05/20/2009 7:32:08 PM PDT by max americana
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To: SanDiegoRepublican

You guys can still afford television? Is that on our dime?


14 posted on 05/20/2009 7:32:12 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ("men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." -- Edmund Burke)
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To: SanDiegoRepublican

Ugh - now I don’t have to watch either. Although, I like the news, I could have done without reading the spoiler title.


15 posted on 05/20/2009 7:32:29 PM PDT by CheneyChick
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To: clamper1797

I think I liked the show better when it was called “Star Search.”


16 posted on 05/20/2009 7:33:48 PM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: georgia peach

I agree. Adam’s screaming was annoying. Plus, I don’t like that metro image being a role model/idol to our young men. We need more REAL men.


17 posted on 05/20/2009 7:34:01 PM PDT by CheneyChick
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

“Get a life and read a few books!”

House says: “Less books, more TV.”


18 posted on 05/20/2009 7:34:10 PM PDT by Warlord
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To: clamper1797

Oh and BTW that song Kara wrote it SUCKED ... get rid of her


19 posted on 05/20/2009 7:34:11 PM PDT by clamper1797 (FUBO ... protege of the unholy union of Karl Marx and affirmative action)
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To: CheneyChick

I texted my daughter and teased her with the line....I am listening to the winner sing.......and she begged me not to tell her. she is in san jose......I am on the east coast...I suspect we should get the title changed.


20 posted on 05/20/2009 7:34:25 PM PDT by tioga
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To: jmaroneps37

Who gives a crap? The gay guy was in the bottom three a couple of times. He might have talent but he wasn’t that popular.


21 posted on 05/20/2009 7:34:31 PM PDT by pgkdan ( I miss Ronald Reagan!)
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To: jmaroneps37

I watched a grand total of 10 minutes this year. I used to watch this but it just doesn’t occur to me to watch it this year.


22 posted on 05/20/2009 7:34:39 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: jmaroneps37

shocked at the outcome. Adam was great. Several others were really good, including Kris. I thought Adam for sure. I wonder if the media creation of red state/blue state didn’t end up bringing him down. I never would have considered it before it was brought up. Like most people here, I probably evaluate based on talent, performance, etc.

Adam was a tremendous performer, regardless of what he does on the weekends. It may not be all bad for him to lose. Now the Idol producers don’t ‘own’ him for his first album. He can do what he wants with it.


23 posted on 05/20/2009 7:34:41 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: CheneyChick

Adam was theatrical........nice voice and stage presence, but he fails the all-round appeal. do women really want to hear him sing love songs? no. he would do well in the theater I suspect.


24 posted on 05/20/2009 7:36:13 PM PDT by tioga
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To: jmaroneps37

If Adam hadn’t screeched his way through the final, he might have won. Kris outperformed him. What’s more, Adam’s rendition of Kara’s song was off key! I had to put my fingers in my earholes.


25 posted on 05/20/2009 7:37:23 PM PDT by Ge0ffrey
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To: jmaroneps37

You mean the voting is over? The show is still an half hour from starting on the pacific coast.


26 posted on 05/20/2009 7:38:01 PM PDT by svcw (The prerequisite for receiving the grace of God ... is knowing you need it.)
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To: CheneyChick
I'm glad Kris won...weeeeeeeee !

It took them 30 seconds to announce the winner...the other hour and 59.30 was a waste of time.


27 posted on 05/20/2009 7:38:29 PM PDT by SouthDixie (We are but angels with one wing, it takes two to fly.)
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To: jmaroneps37

I think the right man won. The tide started turning against Adam after the Carrie Prejean fiasco, which I think had a lot to do with Adam loosing. He was way to theatrical, Kris’s style was more marketable and it didn’t help to have Adam declared the winner practically from the beginning. I think Kris is great. He’s no David Cook, but he’s the next best thing. I’m happy Kris won.


28 posted on 05/20/2009 7:38:40 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (1`)
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To: jmaroneps37

I thought their talent was pretty close, although Allen played the guitar and piano. I thought it could go either waay based on talent. Lambert was a little smug at times and claimed he was “born to do this”; Alleen was pretty humble throughout. Maybe the humble thing sold better to the people. Maybe young girls — who account for a lot of the voting — were more attracted to Allen, who is a bit more homespun and cute, and apparently heterosexual.


29 posted on 05/20/2009 7:39:25 PM PDT by PackerBoy (Just my opinion ....)
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To: georgia peach
“Adam has a great voice but I think alot of people may have been turned off by the screaming.I was.”

Exactly!

30 posted on 05/20/2009 7:41:13 PM PDT by TexasBeth
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To: tioga
It's all about market niche. The people that run this competition aren't stupid. That, and Kris was proficient in at least three instruments: voice, piano and guitar. Even Kris does not realize how rare this combo actually is in this day and age.
31 posted on 05/20/2009 7:41:24 PM PDT by khnyny ("The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.")
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To: jmaroneps37

Kris won, but guess who’ll be the bigger star?


32 posted on 05/20/2009 7:41:34 PM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: jmaroneps37

Why does everything have to be so political or plitically correct I find it insulting and this is what the media does all the time If Kris won that is great if Adam one that is great as well but do not over think this because the media alludes to the Red state blue state crap. I also think it takes away from the winner


33 posted on 05/20/2009 7:43:08 PM PDT by bzybee
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To: SouthDixie
"waste of time"?

I liked seeing KISS, Rod Stewart, et al. on stage performing live. Haven't had a decent live variety show like that in decades. (Rod Stewart's voice is pretty shot, though. But, as with Tony Bennett, I still enjoy his singing.)

34 posted on 05/20/2009 7:43:24 PM PDT by PackerBoy (Just my opinion ....)
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To: jmaroneps37

Do you think you could have put something else in the title? And maybe added a spoiler alert? The show’s not over here - thanks.

Just because you have a question and have to rush to post a vanity over it you didn’t bother to think about those of us that watched this show from the beginning who now have the suspense taken out of the ending.


35 posted on 05/20/2009 7:43:28 PM PDT by leapfrog0202
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To: khnyny

Kris was solid. that’s for sure. Adam is talented, but he will do better without such control as they seem to exert on the winner. Adam will have a nice career.


36 posted on 05/20/2009 7:44:36 PM PDT by tioga
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To: clamper1797

Idol voters tend to go for the clean cut boy/girl next door type. Adam is a superstar. The stuff he did tonight with Kiss and Queen is right where he needs to be. I think Adam can bring back rock. He has one of the great rock voices of all time.


37 posted on 05/20/2009 7:46:19 PM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

Like most things, it’s probably fixed anyway.


38 posted on 05/20/2009 7:47:01 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (The plan... 0 in power for life. At least that's what they told him.)
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To: jmaroneps37

Adam and his over applied cover girl make-up creeped me out . There I have said it.


39 posted on 05/20/2009 7:47:05 PM PDT by linn37
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To: dfwgator

Actually I think it may be OK afdter all ... Main stream America is tell Hollyweird ... it;s American Idol ... not American Homo


40 posted on 05/20/2009 7:47:08 PM PDT by clamper1797 (FUBO ... protege of the unholy union of Karl Marx and affirmative action)
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To: tioga
They were both extremely talented. Adam had a way of interpreting songs which is incredible and his stage presence is unique and creative. I agree, I think they both will have incredible careers.
41 posted on 05/20/2009 7:48:27 PM PDT by khnyny ("The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.")
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To: Always Right

They’ll all be in the “Where Are They Now?” file within a few years.


42 posted on 05/20/2009 7:48:33 PM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: jmaroneps37

ummmm....I guess I don’t need to watch now!


43 posted on 05/20/2009 7:49:06 PM PDT by mockingbyrd (Dick Cheney gets results!)
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Last season Simmon pronounce That Archeletta blew David Cook off the stage,David Cook won,this season Simon actively campained on the radio and television for Adam Lambert,Kris Allen won, starting to see a pattern
44 posted on 05/20/2009 7:49:07 PM PDT by drumr337 (I voted 4 Palin)
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To: clamper1797

Stupid keyboard


45 posted on 05/20/2009 7:49:11 PM PDT by clamper1797 (FUBO ... protege of the unholy union of Karl Marx and affirmative action)
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To: jmaroneps37

And the importance of this to the Republic is....???


46 posted on 05/20/2009 7:50:07 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Prepare! Don't ignore "swine flu", so you can deal with D.C.'s "social order" decrees during panic)
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To: jmaroneps37

Gee Whiz, what mania over a lousy karaoke contest of untalented amateurs!


47 posted on 05/20/2009 7:50:49 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: dfwgator

I don’t think so. Adam is super creative and super talented. He is the type of performer who always surprises people and people talk about. If he puts out the right kind of record, he will be huge. Kris, is OK. Talented, but I thought his voice was just nice. Nothing that stands out.


48 posted on 05/20/2009 7:51:44 PM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: jmaroneps37
This ought to be the treatment of this slum garbage on Free Republic!


49 posted on 05/20/2009 7:52:29 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: EnquiringMind

Kris. What kind of songs would Adam sing? What radio format?
Adam doesn’t sound like he would naturally sing generic commerical radio rock. Kris would work in Triple A, Top 40 M, and AC. I’d imagine that Adam would have an easier time now getting work in musical theatre.


50 posted on 05/20/2009 7:53:05 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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