I’m sure lots of people will be analyzing Kris’ victory. Whether it’s a Red State/Blue State thing, or a matter of timing (in that Kris peaked at the perfect time), or a commentary on the state of pop music or on “Idol” itself. . .
I just think it was a ton of fun. You have to like Kris. He’s a lot of what “Idol” has always been about. He doesn’t have a huge professional music background like so many modern contestants do. He’s a small town boy. He’s from the South, and they’ve always done well on the show. Seriously — name the “Idol” winners who weren’t from the south. Jordin Sparks came out of Phoenix, right? That’s IT in eight seasons.
I think the most amazed person on that stage tonight was Kris Allen, and that was just fun to watch. I don’t just mean in the final ten minutes, either. Here was a guy who was in awe of the fact that he was singing with friggin’ Queen. He looked giddy. (So did Gokey, singing with Lionel Richie.)
In a three way finale, I would have gone with Allison, honestly. In this finale, I would have been happy either way, but I like that Kris won. I like having someone closer to the “boy next door” and truly an “undiscovered” talent winning the whole thing.
It’s just a shame that Nick Mitchell/Norman Gentle upstaged them all. ::duck grin run::
Those group numbers have to go. They’re getting painful.
And the show finished on time! Go figure. I think that’s a first for the live shows this season.
Bikini Girl took full advantage of her 15 minutes of fame by — boosting her bra size, it would seem. Also hilarious: Ruben Studdard not realizing that the show Tatiana thing was a put-on.
I also like that Wikipedia had the winner updated within minutes of the end of the show. Gotta love the internet.
Adam Lambert was a much-needed shot of diversity and raw talent to the show this season. He’ll go on to do big things on Broadway with the Tony-nominated Constantine Maroulis any day now. . .