Why Kris Allen Should Win American Idol

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As Adam Lambert has been singing his socks off, and his heart out, for weeks on American Idol, our staff has been singing the praises of this unique contestant.

The season eight title is clearly his to lose. But should it be?

Having already graced the cover of Entertainment Weekly, and made headlines around the country, Lambert has already won Idol. He will get a recording contract, he will top the charts for years to come and his musical dreams will come true.

Considering his talent and popularity, these goals will undoubtedly be accomplished, regardless of whether or not Adam takes home the crown Wednesday night.

Heck, one could argue that NOT being named American Idol will open Lambert up for the kind of versatile career he appears to be striving for.

Remember Chris Daughtry? He's often said his early elimination from season five allowed for a certain artistic freedom; he could instantly embark on a rock album, without the constraints often in place on American Idol champions (whose first single, in most cases, is the cheesy ballad they sing on each season's finale).

It's not hard to imagine Lambert actually benefiting, in the same way as Daughtry, from falling just short of victory.

But Kris Allen needs that crown. Kris Allen has worked hard for that crown. Kris Allen deserves a long, successful career, one likely not possible without that crown.

Allen is an incredibly talented artist, but he doesn't stand out like Lambert.

He's flown under the Idol radar all season, finally receiving true, overwhelming recognition last week for his cover of Kanye West's "Heartless," an especially brave performance considering Kanye himself performed the same single on the same stage just a few months ago.

Top Three

Adam Lambert and Kris Allen left Danny Gokey behind in the semifinals. The competition is down to two!

Could Kris have a John Mayer or Jack Johnson-like career, even if he comes in second? Of course. He reminds us of those guitar-playing singer/songwriters, mostly due to his style and musical arrangements, though the fact that he's easy on the eyes doesn't hurt.

Still, contrary to his attention-grabbing competition, Allen would really benefit from the American Idol title.

It would separate him from other aspiring artists in his genre; not merely because he won the most popular competition on television, but because he pulled off the greatest finale upset in the show's history to do it.

Will this victory take place? It's highly unlikely. And we certainly won't shed any tears when Lambert is named the winner. He's a great performer and talent.

But here's one vote for Kris Allen. It's our way of hoping season eight produces two champions.


America! What is wrong with you people!
Why did you not vote Adam Lambert the winner? It is clearly evident, even to us 'hillbillies' in New Zealand that he should have won. He has been the most consistent entertainer since the season began. He truly deserved the recognition of winning.


Kris Allen didn't deserve to win. His fans cheated by power texting. I demand a revote


How the hell can some one so crap win, will I guess that's you yanks, you just don't have a clue what the fuk is going on.


I don't give a damn about Adam Lambert. I cannot stand that annoying yelling he does. First, I was rolling on the floor when he thought he could sing like Aerosmith. Sure he is talented and he can sing better than me but he always sings the same way and Kris is more versatile. There are tons of rockers from the 80's that blow Lambert away. Cinderella for example and Axle Rose. He will never be a great one and who gives a damn that he lost. Kris Allen rules!


adam iam so pred of you even you didn't win. but the whole world knew that you are the win. great gob and all the best in the future.


KRIS ALLEN JUST WON AMERICAN IDOL....1st to announce..haha!


I vote for Kris (not because I feel sorry for him) because I like his style of music. I think you are wrong for saying his votes would come from pitty. Kris has his style and Adam has his. However the votes go does not really matter they are both stars. AI had very good talent this year. I felt last year was a little boring but this year rocked.


hey guys who is the winner i like adam because that is the best of the world he bro take care you are the best


Starting to look like the CLAY/RUBEN finale!...With all the people stating all the wrong reasons they have to vote for Kris remember this is American Idol and NOT American CHRISTIAN Idol... Should Kris win:...You people are just more and more making Kris looking like he unfairly STOLE the crown from Adam more than that he won! NO GLORY ON WINNING WHEN WINNING IS MOSTLY BASED ON PREJUDICIAL,BIGOTS,BIASED AND PITY VOTES!...People who are voting for Kris for the wrong reasons should have SHUT UP about it!


If Kris wins, he will just disappear after a while. He has talent, but just for ballads. One can take just so many of those. He can get boring. Adam, on the other hand has it all. You never know what he'll do; he keeps you guessing. And to listen to his voice, with the different ranges he has..I can listen to him sing the same songs over & over again & marvel at his range. He deserves the title of American Idol, for he truly is one. Vote for Adam.

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American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]