Wednesday, May 20, 2009

kris wins idol!



my friend tony v. and no. 1 kris allen supporter happily shared this piece of exciting news fresh off the wires.

the show will not air in california in another hour but the fight is over. kris allen wins idol over judges'favorite adam lambert.

here's the story from AP:

Folksy singer Kris Allen is the new "American Idol," turning judges' favorite Adam Lambert into an also-ran.

Host Ryan Seacrest said on Wednesday's finale that nearly 100 million votes were cast for the finalists. The 23-year-old Allen, a student from Conway, Ark., bested the 27-year-old Lambert, a theater actor from San Diego.

The two-hour finale included performances by the Black Eyed Peas, Cyndi Lauper, Carlos Santana and Rod Stewart. Lambert performed with Kiss and Allen dueted with Keith Urban.

Before the announcement, the two finalists dueted on "We are the Champions" with the surviving members of Queen.

Allen gets a record contract along with his "American Idol" title.

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yesterday, california held a referendum for several economic measures aimed at solving the state's budget crisis. the result? only 4 million cast their votes. in contrast, american idol had 100 million votes cast all in 4 hours! amazing! or disturbing?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well at least American voters are getting wiser - first Obama...now Kris Allen...

OMG, I haven't seen one episode...and regardless of the winner, they will both tour together anyway right? So I render the contest pointless, seriously...LOL
-S

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