Kris Allen Wins American Idol 2009, Adam Lambert Loses
Lambert had been considered the favorite to win American Idol's eighth season and Allen seemed genuinely surprised when he was declared the winner.
Allen, 23, who won over audiences with his all-American good looks and by putting his personal spin on popular tunes, appeared shocked as Lambert, a 27-year-old musical theater actor, embraced him after host Ryan Seacrest's announcement.
"It feels good, but Adam deserves this," Allen said to Seacrest. "I don't even know what to feel right now, this is crazy."
A blogger had this to say about Allen's upset victory:
Kris Allen upsets Adam Lambert to win "American Idol," with nearly 100 million votes cast -- wow, I think America got it wrong, Adam was clearly superior over the course of the season, and Kris even says, "Adam deserves this!" to Ryan as his first words.
Kris is clearly, truly stunned; I'm not really stunned, but the wrong person won in my opinion, which is the first time I think you can say that about "American Idol" (pipe down, Clay Aiken fans).
The last two contestants, Kris Allen and Adam Lambert on FOX's American Idol went head to head in the May 19, 2009 finale show on Tuesday.
The results were revealed on the May 20th show, which aired at 8pm.
Adam Lambert seems to be the favourite to win, but Kris Allen is the underdog of the show and many fans want him to win.
They will each sing three songs before America gets to decide who will be the next American Idol.
Simon Cowell has refered to this show as a 'ding-dong', meaning it might not be as exciting as some viewers hope it will be tonight.
The show is being held at the Nokia Theatre in Hollywood, and fans started lining up this morning to get in to see the show.
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