Friday, May 22, 2009
American Idol winner Kris Allen
While my "American Idol" phone votes on Tuesday night were for Adam Lambert, I'm not really surprised that Kris Allen won the competition on Wednesday. You can never underestimate the power of the Bible Belt. People who initially supported Danny Gokey had to throw their weight toward someone else and it was obvious it would be the other "good old boy" Christian Kris.
Allen is pleasant and better than many other guys who made it to the top 10, but Adam was more daring. But he might end up in a better position in the long run. He doesn't have to record that treacly song written by Kara DioGuardi and can take more chances on his debut album now that he's not totally shackled to 19 Entertainment Management as the winner is.
On the finale, Adam's riveting duet with KISS fit him like a glove. Same went for Kris and Keith Urban. The Cyndi Lauper/Alison pairing was equally effective. As much as I like Rod Stewart, his performance seemed off-kilter and odd without any sort of duet with the contestants.
Who did you want to win and what were your favorite pairings on the last show?