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Kris Allen Wins American Idol 8!

Kris Allen Wins American Idol 8!

American Idol Season 8 winner, Kris Allen and runner-up Adam Lambert peace out as they arrive at the Grand Finale held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

Kris, 23, was the dark horse contestant the entire season and finished on top! Adam, 26, however, had an amazing run and should undoubtedly be successful as well!

Congrats Kris! You’re going to Disney World!

DO YOU THINK the favorite Adam Lambert should have won – YAY or NAY?

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  • http://reen1@cox.net Gasol_fan16

    Nay!! It should have been Adam with his huge vocal range of his. Oh well. I did not vote or was not into AL very much this year. Laker games man!
    :D

  • Shawna

    I think Adam has WAY more talent but it is probably better for him that he didn’t win so he won’t have to sing that horrible song written for the winner and have someone controlling his first album. Kris to me is just, “So what?” A voice like his is a dime a dozen. Adam stands out.

  • Cooh

    like before
    kris who?
    he’ll make a record,sell a few,make a video and then nobody will hear anything about him
    ADAM will sign with a label,make a rockin`record that will sell world-wide and start touring along with huge artist,beacuse a star should deserve this future,and ADAM is a real star in every meaning of that word,and I’m glad America doesn’t want him as an idol beacuse America is boring,and deserves kris guy

  • hahaha

    wtf, adam is way better than kris.

    the majority voters of this show is chicks, and chicks don’t like gay. they like kris’s pretty little face, they don’t care how bad he sings, that’s why kris win and adam lose.

    i feel sorry for adam. this is ridiculous. i’ve watch the show, but i didin’t vote for anyone. like i said, guys just don’t vote, vote for a singer is that kind of thing that chicks will do.

  • Clay Aiken

    Now Adam Liberace is on his way to Broadway to swish around to his pink heart’s content. Adam is not a singer he is a screamer and he yells a lot. Score one for morality.

  • cheats from Arkansas

    Kris won because Arkansas cheated by using voting machines to
    cast 38 million votes, it’s all over the internet and people are outraged and upset for Adam.

    That meant that Kris only had to get 12 million votes from the rest of the country.

    The population of Arkansas is 3 million, and yet out 100 million votes they had 40 percent of the vote.

    Adam won the popular vote across America and is the real American idol, Kris is only the Arkansas idol, the whole thing stinks.

    Now everyone knows Adam was robbed and Kris is the fake idol.

  • http://crazydribble.com CRazy oldie

    that was a surprising call. Wonder what is next for AI since there has been so much talk of people leaving the show…

  • j

    i would have liked adam to win. :( i was disappointed that he didn’t. but that’s not to say that kris didn’t deserve it. they both did, i just liked adam better.

    anyway, congrats to both adam and kris!

  • brad

    you can see the kris allen disney world commercial and some behind the scenes photos at http://www.stitchkingdom.com/2009/05/21/kris-allen-is-going-to-disney-world-watch-the-commercial-online-here/

  • Jenny

    The STRAIGHT guy WON! Uh huh. SPEAK UP AMERICA! Great job!

  • http://www.cutesingleguys.com steph

    Kris is awesome. Adam’s voice is too high, he ruined some songs.

  • Adam Liberace

    America would never vote for a sodomite like Adam to win American Idol, I certainly did not.

  • Jared

    Kris deserved it just has much as Adam.
    Yes, Adam was the better performer, but Kris was the better musician all around.

    They will both go far!

  • Chris

    It is kind of like last year…
    Archie was the favorite throughout the season.
    Everyone thought Archie would win but Cook won instead.
    And both of them are doing great.

    Adam and Kris are both winners. They will both make records and both will sell. I don’t think any of them are losers. Kris just got the title.

  • david

    @cheats from Arkansas:
    The only way to vote is by texting or calling 3 different numbers. How does a voting machine call a phone number or text a message? Get real-this is a new ‘Urban Legend’ started by a disgruntled fan. If you just use common sense you can see it is a poor attempt to discredit the process in order to justify their feelings that the wrong person won. Both were derserving of it for different reasons. Even Adam said in an interview 2 hours after the finale that we should be using the example of their friendship throughout the show and the way they came together and got to know each other before passing judgement as an example how the rest of the country (world) should react.
    He is better off second, because he will have more controlover his career and not be shoved into a box by the folks a the recording company that has the rights to the winners first album. Plus Kris is the real loser for having to sing that Kara song as his first single.

  • Chris

    Hahaha… that song by Kara did suck.
    Both Adam and Kris sounded horrible singing it. It is a good song for girls not for guys.

  • lori

    shut up liberace, and jenny

    alot of people voted for adam. and i wish he did win to shut you pieces of shit up!

    i hate people like you. its their life. NOT YOURS!

    you dont have to hate them cause of thier lifestyle. but please

    change is coming, whether you like it or not. its horrible how dense americans can be

    thats why every country thinks were stupid. if you havent noticed

    its becuase some LOSERS! like you cant accept change
    go live in your dumb bubble. cause its going to happen

    whether YOU. LIKE. IT . OR . NOT!

    i think adam was better. but kris is ok

    betther than

    DREAAMMMMMOOOOOOOOONOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH

    danny.

    i think the final two shouldve been allison and adam
    kris is just a thing to use for the homophobes to not votte for adam

  • WentsWorthit

    @Adam Liberace:

    You must be a time traveler…Cause surely the internet didn’t exist in the 18th century where you’re from. I bet you still use the sweet little word…smite.

  • mrsefron.

    ADAM LAMBERT WON! ; AI fixed EVERYTHING. Just because if Adam won it would be no surprise, so they let Kris win, so everyone can be shocked, as we are!

    ADAM LAMBERT DESERVES IT, EVERYONE KNOWS IT!

    but im glad because, that new song single SUCKS! & Adam is wayyyyy better than Idol & that stupid song!

    Just like David Archuleta should have won, Adam will be doing bigger & better things than Kris every will! Kris is just a prettyy face, Adam actually got TALENT !<33 hes amaazzingg!

    I CAN NOT WAIT FOR ADAM’S CD !<3 & HIS OWN TOUR !

    I LOVEEEE ADAM LAMBERTTTTTT <3 WINNER IN MY EEYES :]

  • mrsefron.

    ADAM LAMBERT WON! ; AI fixed EVERYTHING. Just because if Adam won it would be no surprise, so they let Kris win, so everyone can be shocked, as we are!

    ADAM LAMBERT DESERVES IT, EVERYONE KNOWS IT!

    but im glad because, that new song single SUCKS! & Adam is wayyyyy better than Idol & that stupid song!

    Just like David Archuleta should have won, Adam will be doing bigger & better things than Kris every will! Kris is just a prettyy face, Adam actually got TALENT !<33 hes amaazzingg!

    I CAN NOT WAIT FOR ADAM’S CD !<3 & HIS OWN TOUR !

    I LOVEEEE ADAM LAMBERTTTTTT <3 WINNER IN MY EEYES :]

  • michelle

    both are winners to me but i personally love kris more!! way to go kris! you will be a good singer/ artist! all the best!!!!

  • susanist

    To the Jenny’s and Homphobes of America

    Did you know that most ‘straight-men’ you idolize are bisexual. One man named Ronald Reagan used to run with a rough crowd of ‘Hollywood ‘leading, meaning ‘straight-men’ before he became political with the ‘Union.’ Guys like Errol Flynn and Tyrone Power.
    People like you voted for Ronnie 2x without thinking about the life of a Hollywood movie star in the reality of ‘off-camera.’

    Your other straight-hero John Wayne was a heart-throb to. For the other sex, you men. The casting couch worked both ways but in that each time the ‘Director’ was a man of power not a woman who ‘auditioned’ potential stars of both genders. John was such a hero he fled to Mexico to avoid being drafted for WW2 while less ”virile’ men like Jimmie Steward went and served with distinction.

    I mention John Wayne because he is the icon on which most of you have patterned your idea of an American ‘straight-man’ and Ron because you voted for him X2. The Hollywood community knew Rock and others were GAY it was the public which didn’t know until AIDs took Hudson. He was a very ‘close’ friend of Ronnie, Errol and Tyrone too. So if you want to believe these guys hung around each other without, you know, ‘getting into something different’ then what you are is a Fool.

    Its not the guys like the Adam’s of the world who’s gay in many cases, its the Marlboro Man. Did you think Larry Craig was a public toilet pervert (not gay but pervert)? Did you think Haggard was Gay? What about Foley?

    Guys like Adam get more than their share of ‘women’ while fake cowboys lust after the bulls while rolling their own Marlboros. Stop judging people on your faulty interpretation of sexual identity.

  • Jane

    Look, if you didn’t vote your little fingers off then you don’t have a right to complain and bitch and moan and squak about the “unfair” results.

    If anything, losing the competition gives a talent like Adam’s the advantage. He’s not contractually bound to sing in parades and put out cheesy, overproduced pop music. He’s got a bit more freedom now.

    With a voice like his, it’s going to be crucial that he’s given quality music to record. With a notoriously rigid Idol contract, that may not have been possible.

    No one lost here, folks. It’s a title. Deal with it. Both artists received National exposure (some more than others) and they’ll both be just fine.

    And enough with the homophobia comments, okay? As if that’s the prevailing, identifiable quality of Adam Lambert. Let it go. The guy has got an unbelievable voice and the whole world knows it. To say he lost because of his orientation puts a premium on his sexuality rather than that voice which negates each of your arguments completely. He’s a fantastic singer who came up short by one million votes.

    Hardly a catastrophe.

    I’m eager to hear from both artists over the next few months. Should be interesting to see how this all plays out.

  • RobN

    Apparently Adam was not the favorite, even though the media insists on claiming he was. The votes are secret; there’s no telling who was leading week to week. The fact that Adam got the most media attention does not mean he was getting the most votes all along.

  • aimee

    some of you people are idiots and so very closed minded.

    voters were supposed to vote for the best singer/talent…not on who that person is…gay or not. That’s stupid to think that way and that is the problem with too many people in the states.

    FYI…I am not gay. I voted for Adam because I thought he was the best singer and so very talented.

    Kris was good also. But, man Adam has such quality stage presence and a fabulous entertainer. Kris needs to polish up on that.

  • HH

    They are both wonderful in different ways. Can’t we all just get along? Why so much hate??

  • erika

    omg!!! that is so ridiculous. i cannot believe kris won!!!
    ADAM DESERVES SO MUCH MORE! BETTER SINGER. BETTER PERFORMER. BETTER SENSE OF HUMOR AND PERSONALITY.
    ADAM FOREVER. Kris will get a contract and last for like 2 yrs. but adam will last FOREVER!!1 <3333333

  • Kristin M

    When they called Kris’ name, I threw a tissue box and a scrabble dictionary at the TV. Adam deserved to win. I do think that him being possibly gay, and with Kris being a Christian Missionary/family man, he got the votes. AI is sort of a family show, I guess.

    I don’t really care if he didn’t win. It seems now that the runners up are the ones who are more famous, or at least some of them. Ruben Studdard won, Clay Aiken is more famous than him. David Cook won, but Enchilada over there is more famous with the tweens. He’s doing tons of disney show appearances. I don’t really watch AI, so I don’t know who else won, but it seems like the runners up get more attention.

    Kris is really a nobody. I mean, he can sing, but Adam has the star power. He’s going to get a record deal and he’s going to be big. He has to be, look at what an entertainer he is!

  • HH

    Adam has fabulous stage presence and an incredible voice. Kris has a wonderful voice and is a talented musician. Different strokes for different folks. Why are you a homophobe if you prefer Kris’ style and a freak if you prefer Adam’s? I don’t get it!

  • *

    AI is a competition for discovering talent and polishing them to the best they can be. Adam is already over the top and i think he knows that too, he just needed his name to be exposed so he joined that contest which i beleive he has already accomplished. Adam fans should not worry because he will surely be successful even without winning the title. No need to insult Kris and how he didn’t deserve to win. It’s just shows how a bunch of losers you are for not being a good sport.

  • *

    meant to say believe not beleive.

  • celeblover

    yaya I love Kris. Adam is gay, he should never win anything.

  • http://megsshop Jolie Hot Chin not

    what a joke! even if you like kris you have to admit he can’t hold a candle to adam. idol just made a joke of their show. i love it. they just shot themselves in the foot. the clearly more talented and interesting winner does not get the prize yet the lame safe boring apple pie kid wins. idol is a joke. i will not watch again. adam will have a great career. kris is so lame. even he said adam deserved to win.

  • ally

    the truth is, adam can only sing rock unlike chris he can sing country, rock, and play the guitar and paino.

    he is a much better arist.
    why are we all complaining, we cant change it!
    chris deserves it.
    all adam can do is scream anyways!

    and that rumor about cheating is made up.
    its just some adam fan trying to start stuff, get a life.

  • WentsWorthit

    The power of the puritans have spoken.

  • athena

    Congrats to Kris Allen…due to the fact that he will appeal to the masses in the universe, he’s a cross between David Archuleta and David Cook….Adam is my personal favorite and is such a presence! America is not ready for him! I believe Adam and Daniel wll do well with a recording career as well as Jason Miraz, and the little red-headed girl that sang with Cindi Lauper…I forget her name, but she has an amazing voice…I’m just not stylin’ on her look.

  • jo jo

    Score one for common sense. There are already enough Kate plus 8 copycats out there. Meowwwww.

  • KONGRATULATIONSKRIS

    Kris has been consistently good throughout the entire show. The best ‘man’ won!

    Adam…. coming to a drag show near you!

  • Jenny W

    @Adam Liberace: so you voted for Kris becuase you are an ignorant bigot, and not because he was the best singer….. and here I thought AI was a talent competition.

  • WentsWorthit

    @KONGRATULATIONSKRIS:

    Do America a favor….Please don’t procreate…(look it up)

  • mimi

    i’m really disappointed that Adam didn’t win..he is way better than kris!!

  • mertz

    i didn’t watch one episode. lol. i heard though that carlos santana was on the finale. i would have liked to hear him so i’m gonna see if i can find a clip.

    if i had a vote i would have voted for kirs like jared said above, because he is an all around musician, even if he doesn’t have the pipes adam has. they’ve both made mistakes vocally on the show from the stuff i saw on mtv aftershow.

    i think being an american idol winner doesn’t matter anymore. i think people have figured out the formula, and although it may not be rigged…we know the demographics and characteristics of how voters vote. the idol machine won, and both kris and adam won. they’ll both go on and become stars.

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  • http://google molly

    Wow I couldn’t believe
    adam didn’t win. Then the news this morning talking again about Adam being gay. Good grief this is a singing contest and Adam is very theatrical. His voice was so awsome and I enjoyed Kris but the showmanship Adam produced was worth him winning. Let’s just leave all this sex issues to each individual okay instead of beating people apart for who they are. Adam was seen dating woman so who cares.

  • ellie’

    I was surprised who won, but hes so good of a singer he’ll get a contract and make it big..

  • mimi

    ok .. i understand this is a shock for everyone . but i loved kris and adam both are great and i was really hoping that kris would win because i just like him on an acoustic guitar … adams voice is AMAZING and he will go far but i also think kris will do great love them both and hope they both succeed !!

  • mimi

    oh yeah and the song kara wrote was terrible … it didnt work for either of them i hope kris can record it in the studio more his style … but neither of them sung it welll to be honest

  • [~☆Fug Face Man!ston☆~]

    adam’s a hundred times more talented than kris.
    how his joker-like epileptic mouth won.. i have no idea.
    kris wasn’t even a better singer than danny. even tho his crack-mouthed ass was a better performer.
    either was he won and weeks, months, years from now people will not even remember his name, while adam will be the most popular former idol contestant ever..
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    this was by far the most entertaining idol season EVER.. i wonder why – lambert!

  • Karina

    Nay! I still can’t believe that Adam didn’t win. He was obviously the better singer. Kris is not even a good singer. Adam deserved the title not Kris. Well at least Adam will have a very successful career. All I know is that American Idol is rigged. Same thing happened last year when David Archuleta should have won instead of the other david.

  • The Source

    AT & T CONFIRMED FROM THEIR DATA THAT 38 MILLION VOTES CAME FROM ARKANSAS. THE POPULATION OF ARKANSAS IS ABOUT 2.8 MILLION.
    THEY WERE USING GIZMO AND DIAL IDOL SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY.

    One Arkansas church group of 105 people said they got in 436,655 votes using the software and their texts. This is not American Idol as voted by millions, this is a few hundred thousand people trained in one state skewing the results (plus the Gokey fans).

    AI IS NO LONGER A TALENT/SINGING CONTEST, THIS IS A REGIONAL VOTING AND TECHNOLOGY CONTEST.

    Kris admitted “Adam deserved this” He heard afterwards about the voting and technology training in Arkansas. He did not want to win that way.

    The reason Simon did not stand clapping with the other judges is because he knew America made a mistake and the voting had gotten skewed.

    And last, remember that Elvis lost a talent contest in Mississippi before he became a recording artist. Adam is our American Idol, Kris is an Arkansas Idol

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