Skip to comments.Kris Allen wins
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.
Get a life and read a few books!
Red State Victory! Of course.
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.
prepared to get flamed by left coasters for not doing a spoiler alert! ;)
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.
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.
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?
Adam has a great voice but I think alot of people may have been turned off by the screaming.I was.
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?
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
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.
At least u live in SD. I reside in Obeyme-land of Hellywood.
You guys can still afford television? Is that on our dime?
Ugh - now I don’t have to watch either. Although, I like the news, I could have done without reading the spoiler title.
I think I liked the show better when it was called “Star Search.”
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.
“Get a life and read a few books!”
House says: “Less books, more TV.”
Oh and BTW that song Kara wrote it SUCKED ... get rid of her
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You mean the voting is over? The show is still an half hour from starting on the pacific coast.
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.
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.
Kris won, but guess who’ll be the bigger star?
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
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.)
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.
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.
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.
Like most things, it’s probably fixed anyway.
Adam and his over applied cover girl make-up creeped me out . There I have said it.
Actually I think it may be OK afdter all ... Main stream America is tell Hollyweird ... it;s American Idol ... not American Homo
They’ll all be in the “Where Are They Now?” file within a few years.
ummmm....I guess I don’t need to watch now!
And the importance of this to the Republic is....???
Gee Whiz, what mania over a lousy karaoke contest of untalented amateurs!
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.
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.