Kris Allen! In what can only be described as one of the biggest surprises of the season, Kris Allen beat out judges’ favorite Adam Lambert last night.
The finale ran a little over two hours, with appearances by a number of guest artists, among them The Black Eyed Peas, Cyndi Lauper, Queen Latifah and KISS. Most of the show was, amazingly, entertaining. I only fast-forwarded through a few of the performances 😉
In the end, it was the the 23 year old from Arkansas who beat out one of the most gifted singers that we’ve seen on the show in a long time. Despite having tremendous range, perhaps the voters tired of Adam”s screaming – I know I did. Regardless, I expect a bright future for Adam. After the tour, of course.
Congratulations to all of the participants.