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Internet Gets American Idol Wrong

Lambert was clear Web favorite

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Every year one can take a quick a look at Internet activity and predict who’s going to win American Idol. It totally worked last year, with David vs. David, and years before that. This year, though the Internet bet wrong.

Looking back at the beginning of the season, the two finalists really did come from nowhere. Back in February, searchers pegged Danny Gokey and Alexis Grace as would-be finalists. While Gokey almost made it, it came down to the acoustic soul of Kris Allen and screamqueen Adam Lambert.

And it looks like everybody got it wrong, from the Internet to the judges. Lambert was clearly favored by the judges, even on occasions when he stepped far to the left of the right pitch. After a Allen’s tame duet early in the show with Keith Urban, Lambert got to be the new front man for KISS in full makeup—sounds like even the producers had favorites.

Hitwise reports searches for Lambert outnumbered Allen by five to one.

Biz360, analyzing social media data, also picked Lambert to win.

So did BettorsWorld, the first time they’ve been wrong—Allen beat the bookies!

Did anybody guess it right? Well, we did find one press release from ymarketing. Whatever they did—which they say was through a combined analysis of search and social media—they did it right. Ymarketing predicted Allen as the winner by looking at Facebook Lexicon, Google Trends, Google Insights, Compete, YouTube, and Twitter, as well as some unnamed data sources.

 

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  • Guest

    Maybe the internet got it right but America got it wrong.

    • Shirley

      Nope, America got it right. Just that the rabid and obsessive Glamberts are more vocal on the internet. The rest of the population actually has their own life outside of the internet.

      • Lily

        LOL! I think you have that the wrong way around. Kris’s fans bought phones with California area codes and downloaded programs for their computers so they could vote for a total of 8 EIGHT 8 HOURS!! I don’t think people that have lives would do THAT! LOL! Kris won a technology contest while ADAM is the true STAR!

        • Guest

          Well *IF* Kris’ fans bought CA phones and used downloaded programs, those same tools were available to Adam fans too. Why is it so hard for some people to accept that there might be more people who like another style of music than their own??? It’s OK to stand in a minority. Love what you love and let others love what they love. Sheesh!

  • Paul J. Gorzkowski

    I guessed Kris Allen to get it since the Top 13. He had it all going for him. Adam Lambert had it going for him as well but the screaming thing really lost my attention. It got old very quickly and therefore I stopped routing for him. Kris Allen had the great voice and talent to sing any song that had been given to him.

    Lambert – at the fault of the judges, felt the need to get through the competition by screaming his way to the top. While Lambert was trying to be something he wasn’t and what the judges wanted him to be, Allen was himself throughout the entire competition.

    I have to say that the judges got this one wrong and America was right on the money! Kris Allen deserves the title and he deserves appologies from those judges who made Lambert look like the American Idol God while pushing the rest of them including Kris Allen into second best! Allen deserves recognition for his hard work and getting the title and the respect those sorry ass judges did not give him during the competition.

    They had no right to compare Allen to Lambert and any of the others to Lambert. If you ask me? When it comes to Lambert – I’VE HEARD BETTER TUNES IN AN ELEVATOR!!!!

  • Guest

    Yup they got it all wrong. Kris is boring as hell. No vocal no charisma.

    • Sporeiskickawesome

      Apparently, you are in the minority. The rest of America and the world loves Kris Allen! Talking about vocals and charisma, he has in them in bags.

      From a Singapore fan

      • Guest

        Kris Allen has little talent, no range and he will end up singing in some hotel lounge. What’s with those awful faces he makes when he sings? Is he trying to be the next John Mayer?

        At least Adam has the talent to change songs and make them his own!

        America must be tone deaf!

  • Guest

    It was the ott favoritism that caused Adam to lose. The favoritism, the magazine cover, Simon telling voters to vote for Adam and the Katy P. thing really put people off. Adam would have won if the manipulations weren’t so ott and obvious. The favortism really upset a lot of people.

  • Jenna

    Heck yes America got it right. Adam has to be the most pimped AI contestant to date. We never saw Kris’ audition. Heck when did you really see or hear Kris until it was his turn on stage? The judges dismissed most of the other contestants except for Danny Gokey, because they wanted to turn AI into the Presidential campaign, a culture war. Well I’m pretty sure most of America, except some on the fringes of both sides, are sick of the culture war and just want to hear someone on their I Pod that they like to listen too. I think the majority of the contestants got the shaft and thank goodness we got to vote so we could crown OUR own American Idol.

  • Carrie

    Nope, I can tell you exactly what happened – the show overhyped Lambert and Gokey, and Lambert’s online fans in particular were highly aggressive and stifled any dissent to the idea that their Idol was not the star and predestined winner of the competition.

    Discussion of Adam was highly inflated as a result. Also, he had a freakshow quality to his performances that probably attracted gawkers, but not so much interest that would lead to voting.

  • http://www.howto-getridof-coldsores.com How to Get Rid of Cold Sores

    The people who loved Lambert REALLY loved him. They were very vocal so to speak. This made it seem like he couldn’t lose. Once again, it just goes to show that there’s no such thing as a lock.

  • Guest

    The ONLY reason Kris won over Adam is because American Idol let it happen and shame on them and their need for ratings. They incouraged crazed Allen fans to vote 1000s of times each, and thats what they did. Is it right or fair..no, but thats what happened. So, really the internet didn’t get it wrong, in all fairness, Adam was and still is the favorite by a long way.

  • Guest

    Well I believe that Adam is the true talent. Kris has no energy, his singing is boring and lacks entertainment. I hope that some record company out there will produce a record for Adam because myself and most of my friends respect his talent and his down to earth personality and plan to buy what Adam produces. Kris sings one type of music, slow and dull. Don’t get me wrong, Kris seems like a nice guy but his singing annoys and bores me. People should only be able to vote once rather than multiple times, that would be fair.

  • Allie

    Did he lose because he’s gay? Seems Good Morning America thinks that! Really, who cares!

    What is America thinking, voting for Kris over Adam? Kris seems like a nice guy and has some talent. He seems more of a lounge singer than a recording artist. He sings the same boring songs, has NO range, and makes awful faces when he sings!!!!

    Adam on the other hand has shown remarkable talent. Taking songs, changing the arrangements to make the songs his own. He has extradordinary range. (Ring of Fire was one of my favorites)

    Was it fixed? Kris is locked into Idol’s contract for 1 year, where Adam is out after the tour. Who do you think will put out an album first?

    I will not buy a Kris CD but I will buy Adams!

    • DAVE MURPHY

      I’M GLAD ADAM DIDN’T WIN AND HEREE’S WHY ! THAT SONG WRITTEN FOR THE WINER IS A STINKO AND ADAM WOULD WEAR THE THE STINK OF IT FOR YEARS TO COMEDUCE AN ALBLUM AFTER . HE’S MAY BE GAY ( I’M NOT ) BUT HE’S GOT THE PACKAGE THAT MAKES A ROCK STAR. I SURE HE’LL PUT OT AN ALBUM N HIS TERMS, ONES THAT WILL MAKE HIM A ROCK STAR STAND OUT. ON THE OTHER HAND KRIS WAS VOTED # 1 BUT CAN HE LAST MORE THAN AN ALBUM AND FATE. THOSE WHO VOTED FOR KRIS GOT TO REMEMBER THE AMERICAN IDOL WOULD OF LINKED LAMBERT ( WHO WILL BE A TOP ROCK ICON ) TO THE AMERICAN IDOT LISTS OF THOSE THAT CONTINUE TO MARK THEIR MARK AND SELL PLENTY OF DISC YEAR IN AND OUT. AMERICAN IDOL CAN PUSH KRIS ALL THEY WANT BUT IN THE END IT WILL FADE TO REALLY JUST A FADING STAR TO BEGIN WITH……LAMBERT’S STARIS JUST RISING, SO WATCH OUT MUSIC FANS AND GET YOUR DOLLARS OUT..

  • Guest

    it’s television; who would dare fudge the numbers of the voting public? (gasp)

  • Guest

    Could be this is more of a contest of who would be the better image to represent Fox / Disney. Now that makes it clear why the lesser talented, but squeaky clean guy walked away with this one. Kris Allen: nice kid, pleasant voice, but ask why his name sounds familiar a couple years from now and most people won’t know. Actually, they did Adam Lambert a favor… he can soar now and not be held back with a rigid AI contract. No doubt Lambert will still be wowing us 20 years from now.

  • sparkboy

    What is to be surprised about it is a popularity contest not a talent contest. Its a teeny girl and desperate housewives show. Teenies are more likely to be mobile and internet response savy. (:

  • Guest

    Because the internet reflects worldwide interest, AI voting was US! Adam has mcuh stronger worldwide appeal imo than Kris.

  • Guest

    I think the reason Adam lost is because it’s mostly women who do the voting and as Adam appears to be gay and Kris appears to be straight, women want an idol with whom they can fantasize about having an affair.

  • Lisa

    I think the reason Kris won, or should I say is multi-dimensional. The SOUTH is a huge part of the county, would not like adam. Too out there for them. If the whole world voted, Adam would’ve won. Also, teens vote, have you heard their music crap? They have no good music anymore. How could they appreciate someone with the vocal range of Freddie Mercury, or who can put on a show & looks good? They can’t. They’re used to one song wonders & just can’t imagine what Adam could do with a career. Kris is dull, lifeless, makes weird faces, looks like an elf. His range isn’t that good, but he’s everyday boy, blondish & short. Girls love that…teen girls. They are more technologically savvy. Of course he won. However, Adam will sell, you watch. He’s interesting & puts on a show. People will want to stay tuned to see what he does next. Kris, we’ve seen it, same thing everyt ime. Not interesting, not a show, Adam, a show, can sing, changes it up, unique. That’s what a REAL star is. The lasting kind, I mean.

  • Guest

    I actually liked them both. I do believe that because everyone was saying that ADAM would win by a landslide, not everyone voted a million times for him. I always root for the underdog, and I did like Adam, but I believe that he will make it with, or without, the help of Sony and the one year contract. Sometimes 2nd place is better! KRIS imo needed the contract, as I don’t feel that he would have been picked up on like Adam would. Don’t get me wrong, Kris one my heart over with his piano songs, but he did not have the talent that Adam does. I am on the fence as far as saying who got what wrong, but I am honestly glad that Kris won. Maybe this year we will get two big stars from it! You never know….I cannot tell you who won the year that Daughtry came in 4th, but I can tell you that I buy what Daughtry sings!

  • len

    It is very simple why he lost. America is not ready yet to accept an openly gay person for the top spot. Was Adam the best. No question, no doubt, no contest. Kris even knew that. It wasn’t that people didn’t vote for him over and over aagin because they thought he was a lock. The teeny bopper crowd, the young girls the ones that vote over and over again were not going to vote for a gay man. Its as simple as that. The more mature voters either don’t vote or only vote once. The only way the show will ever get a real vote is if the number of votes per line is limited. They won’t do that because they love saying that over 100 million votes were cast. Its not 100 million different people voted!

    Call it like it is.

    • Guest

      Don’t pull the “gay” card.

      I am an unrepentant “disliker” of the gay lifestyle and I thought ADAM was great. He was good looking, stylish, confident and can sing.

      He lost simply because MORE people who supported Kris Allen VOTED on the all important night than people who supported him.

      Being gay is not all that important anymore- it is now a fairly tolerated ( if not accepted) lifestyle, and the rest of us could care less. I did not want to know about the sexual lives of any of the contestants, but having heard my only thought was “waste of a perfectly beautiful set of genes with talent” NOT “I’ll never vote for this guy.

      Grow up and try to remember that you are NOT your gonads!

    • Mike

      I hardly think it was the teeny boppers that did not vote for him. I think it might have something more to do with the bible belt, older people, and those 38 million votes from Arkansas if that is true.

      • Guest

        I am a baby boomer and watched every week to see Adam not Kris, Chris, Cris (how do you spell his name?).

        The favorite of my friends, all over 30, was Adam. We all thought Kris would win though as that is the way it goes.

        I cannot remember one single song that Kris sang. Can you? I can remember many of the songs that Adam sang though.

        I did not know that Adam was gay band if true, I say that into the future he will indeed be Iconic.

  • Guest

    Geez, this is just a TV show.

    (For the record, I haven’t watched the show more than 30 mins since it first came out a few minutes ago … I don’t find it entertaining enough to warrant my time)

    • Forever Idol Fan

      Yet you found it entertaining enough to make a comment about it, thus warrant some of your precious time. You said it yourself, you “haven’t watched the show more than 30 mins since it first came out”. Do you honestly think your opinion matters here?

      • Guest

        My opinion matters exactly as much as yours does

  • Ken

    If you listen to the radio or look at record sales, you will see that the type of music that Adam was singing (incredibly well, BTW) is not what is selling today.

    Adam is very talented in a field that has a limited popularity. Kris is closer to all of the more popular fields. Indie, Country, Adult Contemporary.

    If you look at the “pairings” for the duets in the results show. Kiss hasn’t sold anywhere near the CD’s that Keith Urban has sold in the last 5 years.

    America got it right. The picked the artist with the best chance of selling the most records.

  • Get Real

    Was there really a loser? If Adam had won he would have had to do the cookie cutter Idol imaging and sing that song! Some stuff I have read on the internet:
    Arkansas cast 38 million votes in the finale out of 98 million votes! That leaves 60 million votes of which Adam would have to get 50 million at least to beat Kris who would get the other 10 million leaving it Adam 50 million, Kris 48 million. Kris is from Arkansas! The Soutern States are traditionally big voters. Such as Taylor Hicks and Rueben Studdard. But they never did become break out artists. So it really comes down to the ridiculous 4 hour voting time, if you don’t have a life and don’t have to get up for work, you can stay up til 1 am voting I guess. Also did you see everyone on the pre- idol show, all of the artists and stars coming to the show were cheering for Adam! But did they vote???? The finale definitely showed who had the talent and who will have a major career, ADAM, so how can he lose. He made it to the finale, sang with some of his Idols on National TV and will be the world Idol.

  • Guest

    When you think about an “American Idol” it is someone that America wants to be proud of and someone that you don’t mind your kids watching and trying to be like. In my opion Adam does not fit the role of an American Idol. The boy had issues with wanting everything his own way no matter what the theme was for the night. He had an attitude with anyone that had anything negative to say. He thought he was the best and that he was going to win. He could sing when he did sing, but he mostly screamed. Not the type of music I enjoy listening to.

    One more thing about the Judges – I hope to see Randy and Simon back next season. Paula only if she can stop rambling so much. But Kara – I had my fill of her, with her every other word being “Artistic”. I hope she does not return.

  • http://www.trepaning.com trepaning

    My friend showed me the Adam Lambert videos on the AI site, as she was blown away by the Led Zeppelin song he performed, her being a longtime Zep fan. I was also impressed and watched some more of his videos and wondered how well he would do a Freddie Mercury tune. Led Zeppelin should pick him, if they are still looking for a frontman. However, she then showed me his competitor’s videos and I said then that I would choose him. She asked why, and I said because he’s playing his own instrument and is probably a songwriter. She said he doesn’t have half the voice of Adam, and I said again, “But he plays his own instruments and is probably a songwriter.” That, plus now is not a time that I believed America would want to vote yes to flamboyance and strut, as I felt America is looking for simpler pleasures and want people they can identify with. Now is the time of Susan Boyle and Kris Allen. Maybe in a few years, excess and glitter will be back in style, but it’s not what’s being bought right now.

  • Guest

    Kris was the musician. He could play the piano and guitar. He put his heart and soul into his songs. Adam was the entertainer. He would be a great act in Vegas. Adam had some some beautiful songs, like Mad World, but they were few and far between. U2 Fans felt he killed their song. Most people will buy the easy listening over the screaming. Adam’s sexual preferences had nothing to do with the vote, or he would not have gotten as far as he did. He is obviously talented and will not be hurt by coming in second. This was an unusually talented group this year, mostly consisting of guys.
    No one has talked about the uneven balance of male to female. Anyone of the top five could have made it to the top on another idol season.

  • Bill

    The judges should determine the winner. The American public is Tone Deaf and Jaded. Yeah, lets continue to allow teenie boppers to call in and determine the winner. They listen to music that requires no real talent to sing or play. Remember Melinda Doolittle a couple of years ago. She was clearly the best, and was voted out. Of course , in todays society, there are no “Winners and Losers”, everyone is a “WInner”!! Blah, Blah, Blah. Long live the Wussification of America.

    • Guest

      The AI finalists should have been Adam and Eve.
      I do believe that Adam has great artificial intelligence but Eve has the votes.
      Kris and Eve should do well together. Their first child could be named Simon.

  • http://www.e-cc.org Nigel

    The outcome of this – whether fixed or genuine – was exactly the right result for the producers. Adam is already a star (so maximum kudos to organisers) yet Kris needed a little encouragement to become one.

    The result? – two successes for the price of one. I think the contract owners should do quite well from that, don’t you?

  • http://www.myshopkart.net/fashions4flirts Flea

    After Adam sang “Ring of Fire”, I was hooked on him and dropped Gokey as my fave. I never vote over the phone, but found a fun app on Facebook to cast your votes for the best idol. To my surprise, Kris was in the lead and stayed there. Everytime I visited, Kris was #1 in make believe votes. So, when he turned out to be the winner of Idol, I was not surprised…and I admit, after really listened to Kris sing, I find him extremely talented. Even Jaime Fox told him that if the Idol thing didn’t work out, he would work with Kris. On top of that, I may be wrong, but I don’t remember Kris ever being in the bottom three. Adam will be fine. He just needed to be on Idol to get his name out there, but he’s gonna go far.

  • Linda

    I think the Adam is the more talented of the two finalist, but he’s better off not being the American Idol winner. This gives him more creative freedom. He’s going far no matter what. If Kris didn’t win, he would probably just fade away never to be heard from again.

    Adam was my favorite, and I like the way it turned out.

  • Guest

    Adam Lambert should have won AI hands down. America got this ALL wrong. Understand that I feel Kris is a very talented singer, but there is really no comparison between the two. Adam out sings him by a mile. America is homophobic! Who cares what someones’ sexuality may or may not be. People should not be judged on that. He was there to be judged on his talent, not his lifestyle. His singing with Queen on the last show should have proved that to anyone who doubted his talent. Adam has a great future ahead of him.

    • Guest

      I agree, when Adam was singing with Queen I could see the approval from the band members, and Chris was a Joke TRY’N to sing along. Please….. Chris could never make it through that song alone. However Adam was as great with Queen as he was through the the season on A.I. Even after Chris was awarded the winner he said, “Adam should have been the winner”. I could see that Chris didn’t feel like a winner and knew he was not a winner of a singing contest. It was a singing contest wasn’t it? These days Americans seem to vote for the wrong person all the time. I often wonder what goes into the mind of American voters these days. Recent voters have blown my confidence in the American People when it comes to voting and I’m not talking only about the voting process on A.I.

      Maybe an IQ test should be given to voters first, before allowing them to vote. Maybe then I will have confidence in any voting system.

      Even to send my post I had to past a test: math question 4+12 =

      At least this would weed out most of the voters for Chris.

  • Guest

    I feel there are several factors involved in the win/loss this week. 1) Number of votes per person/line. It should be limited to one. 2) Style of artist. Adam has everything necessary but not everyone appreciates his style. The hair, nails, clothes…all say he is a rocker as well as his style of singing. If people were looking at just his vocal talent and not the genre they would be able to see his ability and vote on that alone. Kris was more limited in his style of singing than Adam. Adam took any genre that was given to him and he made it his own. Yes, it took on a rock style with high notes but he did them very well. I was totally impressed. Kris did well but not to the extent that Adam did. 3) Age of voters. How many of the voters were of an age that could look at all styles of singing and be mature about it? If you really want to vote on this competition for singing ability, you have to be mature about it. Kris can sing, yes…but he does not have Adams ability.
    Can you tell I am pro-Adam? With that said I must say that I agree with others that it was best that Adam not win just because he will be a star without it and also he will have more freedom to produce music HIS way, not the producers. We WILL buy his album and maybe even buy Kris’ first album too. This was a VERY good season for AI. Keep it up!! The Finale was fantastic!! OH! By the way…Allison should have been one of the final 2. She was superb!!

  • JoeTee

    Adam ws by far a better singer all the way around, Chris was an every day dime a dozen singer that you can find in every city in America.
    Adam is someone who comes along in a very long long time.
    Adam can Play with any group that has ever recorded a record. But still has his own flair. He is by far unique.
    Adam is far better off not winning because he has more controll over his C.D. and will not be tied up to American Idol as much as Chris will. So thanks for voting for Chris it was a blessing in disquise.
    Cut the Gay and straight crap, yes their are the people who are homophobes, and it’s just too bad, I my self don’t agree for the life style, but hey who am I to say, talent is talent and Adam was awesome in every catigory.
    I can’t wait for Adams first C.D I’ll be the first one in line.
    Good move for everyone to vote for Chris!! Adam is te real str here.
    He is a singer and a performer and his career is endlist…
    CONGRADULATIONS ADAM, THE REAL STAR!!

  • Guest

    I believe when Simon took an inappropriate minute of air time to encourage the public to vote for Adam during the final three show, he then created a problem. Those sitting on the fence may have taken their vote from Danny and given it to either Adam or Kris. The final two should have been Danny and Adam. Danny was clearly the best singer, Adam the best entertainer. When the final two became Adam and Chris, most all of Danny’s fans became Kris fans, just by default of style choice. I could not have predicted a winner between Danny and Adam, however, I clearly predicted without reservation that Kris would win once he was in the final with Adam. Danny fans cast their vote with Kris! I bet Kris won by an overwhelming majority! Wish they showed the final vote results!

    • Guest

      Simon deserved the results from this season —

  • Guest

    I loved them both, but not surprised Kris won – he’s a sweet and likable guy, handsome, and sings great. Maybe Adam appeared a little too sure of himself. I’m just sayin’. Both will have a super career.

  • http://www.murals4everyone.com Barbarajean

    I am Canadian and both Adam and Chris are great singers, Adam is of course more unique vocally and has a stronger voice.
    I look at the winner as a lucky vote because you are asking all sorts of different people with many backgrounds, some with musical sense,and backgrounds ,some with not, to vote on their favorite person not necessarily the best quality singer.

    When I watch American or Canadian Idol I listen to the judges carefully because they can hear better and have a musical background sometimes they may disagree, but for the most part I believe they are right on. However when the favorite vote is not left to them and to a large pool of people you do not always get the winner!

    • Guest

      The people from Ark provided 38 million votes and that’s what happen! He won because the state loved and carried him!

      • Guest

        Less than 3 million people live in arkansas. I heard 38 million votes came from there too. How did 3000000 get to vote 38000000 times?

  • http://www.thecollectorshub.com Guest

    To be honest, I was hoping either Allison or Danny would be in the finals. They were my two favorites. Adam was a little over the top for me so between him or Kris, I had to go with Kris.

  • Jeffrey

    I as well had Adam picked as the winner and still say he had stronger vocals and more talent overall. However Kris has an advantage that most will never hear about in the media and that is that he is a Christian and gave the glory unto God and it was in his destiny to win I think due to this fact. I know alot will disgree with me but honestly I don’t care as I will nopt deny Christ or his powers over our lives if we follow him as a Christian this is what we are asked to do honestly. Adam also with the make-up and sort of look and style wasn’t favored as much either I think and reason he was in the bottom three the one week he was which did put some doubt in my mind over wether he would be the winner in the end at that point. However on the finals night he out sunf Kris 2 out of the 3 songs in my opinion but the public voted and felt Kris was a better choice for them and it is final and maybe it was due to Adams appraoch and appearance and maybe not but for sure Kris had God on his side and this helps in all situations in life.

    • Guest

      Ya but we are not in church when watching A.I., and we are not voting for who read the Bible more. It is a singing contest, isn’t it? If a christian has to sin to make one of his own a winner, then I guess to be a good christian is to be a good hypocrit. I hate to be right, I read the good book…….. But don’t beat it on other people…… In my judgement Adam was the winner because of his singing, not for any other reason.

  • Guest

    Both Adam and Kris are VERY talented and will do well in the future, I’m sure. I am in my 50′s and my daughter in her teens.
    We both agreed overwhelmingly that Kris actually has the better voice and style, than Adam.
    Adam always had that “screaming” he would add to every song. And, we got a bit tired of hearing the same thing, over and over for every song. His looks are good, but voice matters more!!

    Kris, on the other hand, has a distinct sound to his voice that make him unique, like other big names in music.

    We are from 2 different generations, and both my daughter and I will buy Kris’s music, because we like his STYLE.

    Adam would be good in theater, and I bet he’ll end up there, whereas, Kris will be in mainstream music.

    Can’t wait for Kris’s CD!!!!

    • Guest

      WOW, your post is a joke……….. You must have hearing aids on at your age……. I can probably guess other people you have voted for too… good thing your daughters can’t legally vote yet……. If you know nothing about music you really should not post….. sorry but after reading what you posted is the very reason I don’t trust most American voters anymore

      • Guest

        WOW…..harsh reply to someone just posting an opionion (that’s dead on by the way!)

        • Guest

          I am 65 but felt Adam was so unique wheras Kris is just like so many other singers….Adam will have a great career…he will be another Elvis!!!!

    • http://www.youdate.biz Guest

      Are you for real???? You must be tone deaf and blind.or stupid as well
      Adam is already a superstar i Europe.

  • http://sulumits-retsambew-id.com Sulumits Retsambew

    Yes internet could be confusing, it reminds me of last grammy award I searched for the winners yet no actual result I found in Google but found them all in Ask.com what a strange

  • Guest

    American Idol was definitely exciting and entertaining this year but Adam not winning the competition is squarely his own fault. He lost the country and western support during the country week and even when he had a chance to get some of that support back he decided to do something different. Simon was right when he said that there would be country music fans from all over the USA, throwing their tv sets out the window after Adam’s performance. Unfortunately, when you are in a competition where every vote counts you cannot simply forfeit a major part of the market like country music. Both the guys will do well in the future and now Adam can just do what he really wants to.

    • Guest

      The real winner will be the person who makes the most money after going WORLDWIDE on A.I. Kris may make a little from A.I. as winner, but compared to what Adam will make now that he is famous and already a Rock Star. Adam will earn 1000000 time more then Kris will ever make. Money is what it’s all about not a gold statue.

  • Cliff

    Adam would have won if two things were not so. NO. 1, the judges pushed him too much and turned people off by their obvious bias.

    No.2 Adam’s sexual orientation.

    Adam was obviously the most talented male singer of the season but Allison outshone all others. She will be the true star in the future because she has the quality of voice that will be recognizable in all her work. The others could be shook up in a box and all fall out the same.

  • Guest

    but everyone will get tired of Adam Lambert after about 2 songs on an album. That voice is good but will become annoying. Kris however will probably make an album that is listenable throughout. My speculation is that Adam will burn out soon and Kris will have a long solid career a la John Mayer. That is of course if he makes the right song choices and sticks to his guns, which he did throughout the competition.

    • http://www.youdate.biz Guest

      Keep taking the tablets.Since you have lost touch with reality

      • Guest

        I don’t know what some are you are smoking or what pills you are taking but in a few years you will probably see Kris doing local bars while Adam revives Queen, Kiss, or Phantom of the Opera. Kris has to squeeze all the money he can, while he can, as he will be dropped like the past idols have been. Rubin who? Nuff said.

  • Julie

    I do believe America got it wrong. I think because the judges kept saying ” Adam you’re an Idol already” was his downfall. I think America voted for Kris because they wanted to prove the judges wrong. Because clearly Adam is the better singer. Even Kris was shocked he won.
    But either way Adam will still have a record contract and probably out sell Kris. :)

  • jayne

    Personally, I was blown away by Adam’s rendition of Mad World and I can see that he is a very talented person. But the whole S&M look with the screaming in so many of the other songs was such a turnoff. I got tired of it. I didn’t even notice Kris at first, but he just got better and better, and he’s such a genuine person that I truly felt between his talent and his personality that he would make the best American Idol. But it did occur to me early it the season that Adam was a lot like Freddie Mercury, so I thought it was awfully coincidental when they played with Queen. Go figure! It’s a perfect fit and Adam doesn’t have to act wholesome while he represents American Idol over the next several years.

  • http://www.dogcollarfancy.com Dawn

    I doubt that I will bother ever watching the show again. The show is supposed to be about talent, and it was obvious that Adam was the star who shined over and above anyone else. The voting has become a crooked racket. I am really disappointed in the outcome, and have no intention on watching again next year.

    • Guest

      I agree that I don’t think I will watch the show again. Adam was clearly the most talented and I think he got screwed. Someone said that this is what happens when you put cell phones in the hands of 7 and 8 year olds. I think the judges should have had the final say.3

      • Guest

        I could not agree more. The show is supposed to be a singing contest but, in the end, people based their votes on looks and personality.
        I knew it would happen that way though. From the moment people voted Allen through to the final over and above Danny, the die was cast. And, for those people who say Adam screams – it’s actually called a falsetto! Adam’s rendition of Tracks of my Tears and Mad World were absolutely beautiful – I hope he gets a few good breaks in the near future because he deserves it wholeheartedly.

  • http://www.eelmanrecords.com eelman

    Because here in New Zealand the show runs a week later on average.
    i made sure not to check the internet at all and just watch the show unfold week by week. Now that was interesting as I was not a participant in the internet gossip etc. My perspective unfolded as follows.

    When the top 5 were announced i felt that the voting had got it right.
    Then the top 4 and the girl was eliminated. Didn’t agree with that, but there was no room for two rockers and both were good.

    I was suprised that Danny got bumped but that made sense however the tell tale sign of Adams demise was written at that point. Remember Kris made it, the battle was between Adam and Danny. That was odd. Seperated by a million votes I recall. Nail biting. And before I go into detail, we liked Danny here at eelmanrecords. His version of ‘You Are So Beautiful’ was soulful and heartfelt, singing to his wife who had passed. This person is very talented as was Alison.

    There was much debate in this organisation about who would win. It was evenly divided because here at eelman we recognised that while Kris was possibly the more conservative of the two, his performances were as consistent as Adam’s and he did we felt a better version of the song written by the judge kara_dioguardi even though she waxed lyrical about Adam’s version. If you recall Randy Jackson even commented the same.

    We felt in some ways that that was the ‘open challenge’ and in someways a defining moment of the duel between the two Artists. The song was written and open for interpretation and a clever ‘catch all’.

    Remember, I personally did not get into the internet hype, it was very hard not to take a peek at the results page. My wife was convinced that Adam would win, but I disagreed. And remember what Simon said, Adam will only win, if people vote for him.

    We know and appreciate his talent, he is a great artist, there is no doubt. Howver on the day America got it right. Kris is the American Idol as he best represents what the show is about and the values it represents. Adam however added a touch of unforgettable magic and pure showmanship, as did Danny Gorky and Alison Irriheta.

  • ozrock

    This young man is the one in millions who come along and who dare to be different in the face of everything that is the status quo!

    Johnnie Ray in the 50′s then Elvis, then Michael Jackson, David Bowie.. there are so few and he is one of them.

    The contest is NOT about talent. It is about favourites and I can see the talk about the Christian vote was correct. I too am a Christian but to go out and vote that over talent on a talent contest it absolute hypocrasy!

    Still who cares? Go forward a few months, year and years and see who made the mark and who really won the talent contest.

    The young redherad girl should not have gone so early.. She us 60 or 17! Heaven forbid.. what natural talent at her age or any age!! Danny was also a great rock singer whoo could sing anything. Kris… sorry but you were 4th!

    Good luck to them all! This is a game to make money for the promoters. so let’s not get too carried away.

    oz

    • WANDA NEESE

      FOR THE LAST 3 IDOL SHOWS, I TRIED TO VOTE CALLING 50 TO 60 TIMES AND COULDN’T GET THRU! I KNOW ALL THE 10, 11,12,13,14, YEAR OLDS WERE JUST JAMMIN’ THE LINES VOTING FOR CHRIS! THERE NEEDS TO BE OTHER OPTIONS FOR VOTING BECAUSE “HE” , CHRIS SHOULD HAVE NEVER, EVER, EVER BEAT OUT ALLISON OR DANNY AS FAR AS TALENT IS CONCERNED! HE HAS A VERY, VERY “WEAK” VOICE AND WON’T MAKE IT FAR IN THIS INDUSTRY! I SEE HIM WITH VOICE PROBLEMS, CANCELLED CONCERTS, AND NODULES ON HIS VOCAL CORDS FROM OVER SINGING AND OVER USING HIS VOICE! ADAM, ON THE OTHER HAND, “WAS” THE FAR BETTER SINGER, AND HE WILL GO ON TO OUT SELL, OUT SING, AND BE THE BIGGER “STAR” OF THE TWO! AMERICA GOT IT “WRONG” AND AMERICAN IDOL WILL LOOK BAD FOR NOT HAVING MORE VENUES OF VOTING! WE NEED “ON-LINE VOTING” TOO AS THE “SO YOU WANNA BE A ROCK STAR” SHOW HAD! THIS WAY, NO ONE SET OF PEOPLE GET TO VOTE! ADAM, DANNY AND ALLISON, WILLHAVE HUGE CAREERS THAT I PROMISE YOU WILL SURPASS CHRIS’ STATS!
      ADAM WAS ‘DA BOMB AND I AM NOT A KID, I AM 56 YEARS OLD AND KNOW A ROCK STAR WHEN I HEAR AND SEE ONE!! I’VE BEEN A DRUMMER FOR 46 YEARS! IDOL, YOU’VE GOTTA GET THIS VOTING THING FIXED!!!! ADAM, I WILL BUY ALL OF YOUR CD’S AND ALLISON & DANNY I WILL BUY YOURS TOO! I WILL NOT BUY CHRIS’ BECAUSE
      HE JUST DOESN’T APPEAL TO MY EAR DRUMS, AND THE LITTLE GIRLS
      JUST THOUGHT HE WAS “CUTE” AND VOTED FOR HIM BECAUSE OF THAT! I DO THINK THAT CHRIS GOT THE: I WON’T VOTE FOR A GAY GUY VOTES! THAT TOO IS SAD BECAUSE WE ALL SHOULD HAVE BEEN VOTING FOR THE “BEST” SINGER AND TALENT IN THE CONTEST, NOT THE CUTEST STRAIGHT GUY! COME ON IDOL DO SOMETHING!!!!!!! DO IT NOW!!!!!

  • G__

    I think Adam was good, but he was way over the top when he sang towards the last few show. I spoke with quite a few people and they felt the same. Everyone was just over him. I do believe that if Queen asked him to be lead vocal, he would be great for the group. He will never replace Freddy Mercury, but he would be a very close second.

  • Guest

    I don’t think america got this one wrong. I don’t think adam was as good as he normally was in the final show. I *liked* both of them. but like simon said if you want someone to win you have to vote for them. That is what counts.

  • http://www.metalclayarts.com Donna Lewis

    I think we should have expected Kris to win. If you look at the voting history of AI you will see that the “all american” more pop//rock //country etc singers who are oriented toward the mainstream are consistently winners.
    Its all about the talented person next door without the major advantages. Those that most likely wouldn’t have had a shot without this show.

    Adam is extremely talented and a great showman, but he is not the type of artist the typical AI voter is interested in.

    Kudos to both, they are talented and I look forward to seeing what they come up with.

    I voted for Kris from early on.

  • Hazard dan

    too much make up and show with Adam if you ask me, and that lousy song they both sang sounded much better with Kris as the vocalist, Kris can be trusted I think and I expect we’ll get more meaningfull and moving music from this type of an “all around musician”. Adam should be on Americas next top model…

    • Guest

      While it is funny to consider Adam on Americas next top model it is a little unfair. We should celebrate diversity and the entertainment that all the competitors bought to the arena which includes their individuality. Cripes, how boring would it be if it were a mediocre show. No. Adam deserves to be given recognition, and not as a ‘scream queen’ along with the others who made up the Top 13. Also the judges made one save, and he Matt Giraud was also another ‘dark horse’. Randy gave him due credit for being able to sing. As Randy Jackson said to Simon Cowell and vice versa a number of times, this is a singing contest. That salient point should not be forgotten.

      • ken

        Ok, let’s get one thing straight. American Idol is not a singing contest! It is also not a talent contest. IT’S A REALITY SHOW. It wasn’t “cast” with the 13 best singers they could find, it was the 13 most interesting stories they could find.

        Come on! Some of the people they picked for the top 13 couldn’t sing their way out of a warm shower.

        Look at how diverse the finalists were. They covered the range of age, sex and ethnicity well and then the American public got to vote on who stayed and who went. It wasn’t about who was most talented, it was who was most popular among the people who were voting.

        Once Gokey was gone, Kris picked up all of the “non-rocker” votes. All of the people who probably would admit that Adam could out-sing Kris, but they really didn’t like him or his style of music.

        Adam was out there on the “edge” too far to garner the middle of the road votes. Too extreme! But, the man can sing!!!

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