Last night’s finale of American Idol Season 8 was a nail-biter…even DialIdol, which has predicted every winner since inception, said it was too close to call. The show was packed with stars performing with many of this year’s contestants, and was one of the best I’ve ever seen. Kudos to the producers for a highly entertaining 2 hours. As Kris Allen’s mom said during the show, “I’m not nervous because this is a great show.” Kris’ dad put it best: “These are two incredibly talented, humble young men.” Kris Allen, the dark horse, pulled out the win over media (and Snarkista’s) fave Adam Lambert.
Gawker has a deliciously cheesy montage from last night!
Both guys are so gifted in such different ways, and both deserved to be up there competing in the final. Adam is a riveting performer with vocal chops that are unrivaled. Kris is a super-versatile musician, a great arranger, and is no slouch in the vocal department either. Adam and Kris will both have fantastic careers, no doubt.
Their duo on last night’s show, “We Are The Champions”, finally gave us the Queen song we’ve been waiting for all season. Snarkista’s dying to hear Adam do “Somebody To Love”, but she’ll have to hope it makes it into the tour repertoire. Speaking of the Idol tour this year…it should be one of the best ever. This year’s contest featured some of the best talent the show has seen, and when they take the show on the road everyone’s in for a real treat.
Congratulations to Kris Allen!! Congrats to Adam Lambert too…what a breath of fresh air for fans he is. As for “bikini girl” Katrina Darnell– your new implants look great, but you still can’t sing. Kara DioGuardi blew you out of the water with her surprise “Vision of Love” which thankfully drowned you out- and her own bikini-flash (for charity) outclassed you by a mile. But you did look great.
What a great finale for American Idol tonight! Both Adam Lambert and Kris Allen delivered fab performances…but each of their weakest songs (of three) was the cheesy, mandatory Idol anthem of overcoming- this year penned by judge Kara Dioguardi and some of her BFF’s. “No Boundaries” makes “This is my Now” sound like a masterpiece. Neither Adam or Kris, as wildly talented as they are, could make K-Dig’s tune sound like anything other than a hot mess. Simon was quietly horrified. It will not be a top iTunes download. Trust.
It will be a huge conclusion tonight when the winner is crowned. Snarkista, as you know, has been an Adam Lambert fan from the word GO. Kris Allen, however, is wildly talented too- he plays several instruments and has a great sound and presence. Way back in the season, one of the judges pointed out that Kris was the guy who would help other contestants with their arrangements.
It is really too tough to call. One thing’s for sure, they’re both gonna be big stars! Good luck to Adam and Kris. You both deserve to be there.
Snarkista has it bad, bad for Adam Lambert on Season 8’s American Idol. He had her at hello. She adored his very controversial “Ring Of Fire”, sprinkled with saffron and sitar that Johnny Cash would have LOVED. Trust. She loves his black nail polish and guyliner, but it’s the man’s crazy talent that is so irresistible. He sucks all the oxygen out of the room when he performs, yet for all of his showmanship- he’s extremely humble and gracious.
Every week, the wait for what Glambert will pull out of his hat is delicious, and his creativity is consistently amazing. It’s a 2 man race between Adam and Danny Gokey (love him too), 16 year-old Allison rounds out the best with the rest waiting for the final axe. Fortunately, the finale is many weeks away, meaning we get to hear and see more of Adam’s MAD talent.
There has never, EVER been an Idol contestant like him, and Snarkista wagers there never will be again. You will NOT get a karaoke performance from Adam; you will always get a consummate one. All Simon could do tonight was give him an immediate standing O. Along with the rest of America.
Glambert had the pimp spot tonight, singing Tears For Fears’“Mad World” in his fab false, and once again KILLED. This guy is a once in a lifetime for Idol and 19E- he has the tweens, the grownups, the alts, the rockers, the gays, the straights…they all adore Adam. Here’s just a small reason why.