KRIS ALLEN BEAT ADAM LAMBERT!!!
Yes, they pulled a Daughtry.
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.
As the finale got under way Wednesday, host Ryan Seacrest said more than 100 million votes were cast after Tuesday’s singing showdown between Lambert and Allen. A record-setting 624 million votes were cast over the season.
The two-hour finale featured a lineup of pop stars, including the Black Eyed Peas, Cyndi Lauper and Keith Urban.
Fox TV says a moment of silence during the Black Eyed Peas performance wasn’t the network’s doing.
Midway through the song “Boom Boom Pow,” TV viewers heard only silence and saw an “Idol” logo across the screen for a few moments. A Fox spokesman said it was singer will.i.am’s decision to stay mum, apparently to keep an expletive from airing during Wednesday’s performance.
Don't worry, Adam Lambert is going to be HUGE.