American Idol Season 8 – Top 3 – Results – VIDEO

Danny Gokey is eliminated

LOLz. Ben Stiller is opening the show!   Ryan Seacrest has injured himself in a tragic bikini wax accident.   Oh. He’s pimping his upcoming FOX movie…

88 million vote came in last night! HOLY CRAP. Only 1 million votes separated the Top 2 tonight.

UPDATE: Kris Allen won the post-show coin toss. That means Adam Lambert will sing first next week.

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Jordin Sparks and Katy Perry perform tonight. Plus hometown visits.

  • Ford Video – “Break My Stride” – VIDEO
  • Alicia KeysVIDEO
  • Danny Gokey’s Homecoming – VIDEO
  • Kris Allen’s Homecoming – VIDEO
  • Jordin Sparks performs “Battlefield” with Ryan Tedder on piano – VIDEO
  • Adam Lambert’s Homecoming – VIDEO
  • Katy Perry performs “Waiting in Vegas” – VIDEO
  • Danny Gokey is eliminated – VIDEO

Live blog after the JUMP…

Ford Music Video – “Break My Stride” – Mean dogs and animation!

Ryan introduces Alicia Keys to speak about the “Keep a Child Alive” initiative. Text “Alive” to 90999 to donate.   A dude from Rwanda takes the stage to perform. It’s a mini Idol Gives Back! 5 minute style.

The Top 3 are backstage. It’s time for the hometown visits!

Ryan calls Danny Gokey to center stage.   It’s about “tragedy and triumph” says Danny. Crying fans…screaming cheerleaders…big huggy reunion with BFF Jamar. Some nutty chick chases his car with a sign. Danny is overwhelmed by the fans. There’s a sign that says, “Scream On” lol. Danny says his homecoming is bittersweet.

Ryan recites Danny’s deets….and of course, no results yet.

Kris Allen is next. He says he’s a little nervous.   Huge crowds turn out for Kris.   He meets his HUGE family at his parents house.   He hugs his Dad who begins to cry as he tells Kris he’s proud of him. Kris sings “Falling Slowly”.   He and his wife ride together in the parade.   It’s Kris Allen day in Conway. Dad and mom are super emotional. Aw. His Dad is crying in the audience.

Ryan recites Kris’s deets…Ryan begins with the vote spiel as if he’s going to spill, but…no results!

Back from break, Jordin Sparks takes the stage with Ryan Tedder on piano.   He wrote her new single “Battlefield”.    Jordin look good Love her dress.   She’s sharpened her performance skills.   Big soaring chorus and giant hook = HIT.   That last look. Jordin’s all fierce and stuff!

Adam Lambert is next.   Adam heads to the local morning news. We see Adam put eyeliner on the weather chick. Adam at the radio station. “This is nuts” says Adam.   Adam goes to visit Met2, where he performed as a little kid.   He answers kids’ questions. Now it’s on to his old high school. There’s the “streaker”.   Next Adam goes to Mirimar station where he sings the National Anthem in front of a giant-ass flag.

Ryan recites Adam’s deets… still not time for results

Ryan is sitting with the Top 3 on stage as he introduces Katy Perry. Danny wants it to be over. Adam wants to see Katy Perry!   She performs her single “Waiting in Vegas” Suddenly Katy Perry thinks she’s Lady Ga Ga! She’s got this Judy Jetson getup–complete with cape pimping Adam Lambert. (apparently they’re friends) Oops. she sounds like ass.   What’s up with the bug eyes?

The guys stand center stage….Ryan says, “After the nationwide vote…I can now reveal the first person competing in next week’s finale is…Kris!”   Simon is actually smiling.   Paula mouth is wide open.   Kris Allen   family HUG. Like last week, Kris looks totally shocked.

Who competes against Kris? Danny or Adam? Some thought this was going to be the finale. Danny has never been in the bottom 3….the person competing with Kris in the finale is Adam Lambert.   He puts his face in his hands.  Ãƒâ€š   His family celebrates.   Kara looks shocked and disappointed.

Ryan says, “We say good bye to Danny Gokey, one of the best, ladies and gentlemen…”

It’s time for Danny’s goodbye video.   He watches and smiles. He sings out with “You are so beautiful.” His singout is intense.   Pauler is crying.   The three amigos hug.

Simon says, “None of us would have predicted this, guys…no disrespect because you were brilliant last night…and just now Danny, by the way, congratulations…Kris your second song in particular made you a contender…you’re in with a real show…Adam, we’ve always liked you. This could be, as we call, a big ding-dong coming up.”

A ding-dong? Ha!

  • lovecert

    God. Promotion for NATM2

  • Victoria

    What is this American Idol desk stuff?! :blink_tb:

  • SarahBoBo

    I’m suddenly losing faith that we will put the Go in Goke :unsure_tb: :doh_tb: :down_tb: :furious_tb: :shock_tb: :wallbash_tb:y

  • LoveU

    HELP!

    Frickin’ cable is out.

  • Duke

    LOL

    Best opening EVER

  • frogcooke

    ROFL wth was that…. LOL

  • JohnM

    That was tacky, even for Fox.

  • meme

    My electricity just came back on..that was a close one.

  • Victoria

    88 mil? Whoa.

    And super close votes too…

  • butte009

    So we’re back to the top 5 (in the header)? Maybe we can get Allison back!!

  • Michelle

    HO-LY. 88 million votes?!

    Uh wow, what is all this…like a mini IGB with the celebs and all.

  • SarahBeth

    OMG, I am SO Nervous.

    The opening was hysterical though. :)

  • Duke

    88 MILLION VOTES!!!

    HOLY SHIT!!!!

    OH NO!!!!! only 1 million votes separating the top 2!!! What does that mean?!?! that 3rd place got blown out?!?! Kris?!?!

  • lovecert

    OMG I hate it when Ryan does that. 1 million votes out of 88?

  • Valentin432

    88?
    Man, people have way too much time on spare

  • holeighannie

    Ryan hinted at a shocker!! :D:D:D

  • SarahBoBo

    88,000,000???

    1,000,000????????

  • Victoria

    So weà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re back to the top 5 (in the header)? Maybe we can get Allison back!!

    Yeah, THIS! :laugh_tb:

  • Jx223

    Wow. 88 million votes. And only 1 million separating the top two. I think that last night was like a lot of people a close one.

    I think that Danny is going home.

  • iloveoliver

    Was that Kevin Bacon in the audience?

  • OMGAdam

    OHMMMMMmmmmmmmmmm Adam and Kris is my mantra.

  • suzie

    Did Gokey just part the Ford Sea?

  • Valentin432

    If there is one who got blown out, it must be Gokey.

  • lovecert

    Ok. I didn’t see Alicia Keys coming.

  • St.Lucia

    Ryan hinted at a shocker!! :D:D:D

    I can’t handle this tonight. I literally can’t watch it. I’m going on the play by play with yoru comments everyone!

    I’ll watch it on my DVR when I find out Adam is safe.

    I’ve never been so nervous for an AI contestant before….but I’ve never liked one as much as I like Adam.

  • Duke

    Is Alicia wearing a bra?

    Damn, she fucking lights up that stage.

  • BlankSlate

    WHO is screaming like that behind the stage?? Can they not get this show right???

  • holeighannie

    No offense to this Noah kid, I hope he does great…

    But this is not the point of this show tonight!!

  • ziggy

    I’m nervous as hell

  • Duke

    LoL. I bet this kid will actually be better than Katy Perry.

  • SarahBoBo

    Oh my, Alicia’s pretty :smile1_tb:

    Also I wonder if you have to have AT&T to text??? I kinda wanna… Mother, can I? :jittery_tb:

  • BlankSlate

    Why was Paula not in her chair when the show began? Can Paula not get it right after 300 shows and millions of dances with ScatCat?

  • lovecert

    I’m probably going to hell for saying this but is that the winner from Rwanda’s got talent?

  • s0x_prisoner

    Ahhh so nervous!

  • ziggy

    I hope they don’t make us wait until the final tenth of second to learn who the final person is in the top two.

    Why do I watch this show??????

    Why?????

  • steve

    Duke
    May 13th, 2009 at 9:06 pm
    Is Alicia wearing a bra?

    Damn, she fucking lights up that stage.

    not the only thing she lights up :devil_tb:

  • lizland

    They didn’t say how many separated number 2 and number 3. I wonder if that was pretty tight too. But I would guess that if Kris is leaving, even if it was close they may not say. So as to keep up the “Adam/Danny” showdown story line. That Kris guy never really was a contender, you know.

  • butte009

    Not to be mean… but is this supposed to be in english?

  • Michelle

    LoL. I bet this kid will actually be better than Katy Perry.

    Duke — on this, I think you and I can agree :)

  • Tony

    Alicia Keys. HAWT

  • oddobserver

    Oh god! Ryan’s dancing is so desperate!

  • Victoria

    I actually liked that kid. He was pretty cool. I love his accent.

  • Duke

    I think by Ryan’s opening comments, it will be Adam and Danny in the Final 2. At the very least, I think his words made it seem (to me) that Adam will deff be in the final. He would have hinted more at a bigger shocker if Adam would be gone.

    ps. i dont think this kid has a clue how many people just watched him.

  • BlankSlate

    Seriously. Katy needs dancing lessons from this kid.

  • annabelina

    I canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t handle this tonight. I literally canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t watch it. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m going on the play by play with yoru comments everyone!

    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll watch it on my DVR when I find out Adam is safe.

    Heh. I totally used to do the same thing, only for Allison. ;)

    I KNOW Simon was NOT half-heartedly clapping for Alicia. Dude, you just keep getting lamer and lamer.

  • suzie

    “Ryan hinted at a shocker!! :D:D:D”

    Not sure about that. I think a blogger on this post last night called this – that Ryan would say the vote was really close, so that if they decided to take out questionable power votes, they could still have the top 2 they want without too many conspiracy theories.

  • gingerly

    I can’t watch the show and read this at the same time. I think I’ll stay here until the first safe is announced….unless it’s Gokey. This is so much more entertaining than American Idol results shows.

  • ShariG

    Oh good, more hometown footage. I always enjoy that. a million votes is actually quite a few isn’t it? I’ll be glad when I know for sure whether Kris is staying or going. This is nerve racking. He’s going to thrive either way and I will survive, but I do so hope he gets into the final.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/14752344N02/ Rauhn

    That was phonetic English and A for effort but I didn’t understand a word of it.

  • ziggy

    I wonder how long they work on the scripting of Ryan’s opening comments.

    “oooooooo, this will get them, let’s say this”

    oh, to be a fly on the wall.

  • CathyMK

    So, since we had an extended movie promo tonight, can we skip doing one next week? I can’t handle another Love Guru debacle during the Grand Finale.

    With such a close vote and and a shocker, according to Ryan anyway, I think Kris will be safe. It wouldn’t be a shock for him to get booted.

  • rbidol

    But didn’t he say “If you think you know who will be in the finale, think again”, or something along those lines? I thought he hinted at a shock elim…maybe I was imagining things.

  • BlankSlate

    Suzie– that was a great comment– hah– Danny Gokey parting the Ford Sea! Brilliant.

  • jz

    88 milllion?!?

    At this rate the finale will have over 100 million votes.
    OH SHIT THAT’S CRAZY.

  • Victoria

    I KNOW Simon was NOT half-heartedly clapping for Alicia. Dude, you just keep getting lamer and lamer.

    He said a few years ago he met some female celebrity who was supposedly really nice and she was actually really rude. He said her name started with an ‘A’. I’ve always suspected it was Alicia, and after that I’m pretty convinced.

  • lovecert

    1 out of 88 would be about 1 to 2%. It’s REALLY close.

  • Sinochick

    Simon looks calm and happy at the judges chair. Since he is one of TPTB now and he’s backing Adam, does that mean he knows the results and Adam is safe?

    I would suspect Simon would know the results before the show started and he doesn’t look unhappy. Or is that wishing thinking on my part? :)

  • Valentin432

    In the last 2 weeks we went from 45 to 65 and now 88 million votes? How is that even possible?
    Last year they got 97 million but it was with 4 hours of voting.

  • BlankSlate

    Anoop and oh my what’s his name.. Blind Boy… in the house.

  • shadow-rider

    I canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t handle this tonight. I literally canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t watch it. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m going on the play by play with yoru comments everyone!

    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll watch it on my DVR when I find out Adam is safe.

    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve never been so nervous for an AI contestant beforeà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.but Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve never liked one as much as I like Adam.

    I am feeling the same way. In fact I am on the west coast and I can’t wait several more hours. I need to know as it happens. I am watching it on here though.

    My stomach is turned upside down.

  • May

    Wow. Alicia looked amazing. Ughh this is going to take forever.

  • ShariG

    It was Kevin Bacon. Not sure who was next to him. Are they actually going to do it now??? OMG is Danny safe? I hope not. No offense to him, but I really prefer Adam and Kris.

  • Duke

    no way they are about to announce Danny as safe.

  • Michelle

    Whaaa, don’t tell me Danny will be safe first :(

    LOL, this song (Muse) was my pick for Adam.

  • holeighannie

    Oh NO, don’t put him through first!!!

  • naomit

    please just announce adam is safe already, so i can go eat dinner and enjoy the show later….ur….

  • Victoria

    WOOOOOO here we go… :jittery_tb:

  • jammasta

    If Danny is safe first….. CRAP!

  • Lys

    Oh man. If they announce Gokey safe first, that will be the worst possible scenario. Don’t do it, Ryan!!

  • Cheeryo

    “I am feeling the same way. In fact I am on the west coast and I canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t wait several more hours. I need to know as it happens. I am watching it on here though.

    My stomach is turned upside down.”

    Me too. What’s up with that?

    At least on the West coast, if there is bad news, I’ll have time to get over it before bed time.

  • BlankSlate

    He brought up the tragedy.
    Everybody… drink. ;>

  • ShariG

    Are they all going to do weather reports now? Was David Cook the first or am I forgetting someone earlier?

  • Tracy

    If Danny is safe first I swear to freakin’ god…

  • lakhesis

    Ah… Kris and Adam finale… has it run cold????
    I love watching homecomings I can’t wait to see Adam’s

  • Duke

    BlankSlate
    May 13th, 2009 at 9:16 pm
    He brought up the tragedy.
    Everybodyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦ drink. ;>

    I started when they brought him out first.

  • butte009

    They are going to show all three homecomings first before announcing anyone as safe.

  • holeighannie

    Tracy: YEAH! I will lost my shit. That can’t happen.

  • BlankSlate

    I think they will show all 3 Home Visits first. Do not worry.

  • avakaran

    Aww, that poor girl with the sign and the boa running after Danny in his limo…she looked so crushed when he didn’t acknowledge her or even slow down.

  • justshootme

    This is turning into my worst case scenario.

  • Victoria

    Are they gonna show him forgetting the words?!

    ETA: That sign! “Scream On, Danny!” :laugh_tb:

  • ShariG

    I think they are just doing hometown visits in the order that they sang last night.

  • lizland

    They won’t announce a bottom two, will they? I think they’ll wait till the very end to say who is going and staying

  • BlankSlate

    Show him forget the words to any song he sings.

  • lakhesis

    Incredible Danny Outsings Lambert!! lol.

  • holeighannie

    Does Jamar own any other clothes? I’m pretty sure he auditioned and got cut in the final round in that outfit, hat included.

  • sbalk017

    Lol, this is so cool, I know where he is and everything…

    OK done being proud of Mil for a minute….

  • lovecert

    I’ve finally seen the real-life images of Danny’s fans. I admit defeat.

  • adamlover

    i am going to vomit right now..its an upset according to ryan and because danny is going first…that may mean bad news for adam. i cant watch anymore.

  • Lys

    This is a really long package. Arrgh…

  • Jx223

    I am happy that Danny had a good homecoming. I think that he deserves it. I hope that he makes the top 2, but I am worried that he won’t make it.

  • ShariG

    If they announce Danny is safe it is curtains for Kris so I am really hoping and hoping that that isn’t the case.

  • Skylark

    Is he getting paid for doing the Lenscrafter heart sign?

  • terps

    Oh GOD

  • ShariG

    Oh thank goodness.

  • BlankSlate

    Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesh

  • Lys

    OH THANK HEAVENS DANNY’S NOT SAFE… YET….

  • Duke

    *Phew*

    That was NOT cool ryan. fuuuug.

  • Michelle

    WHEW, had me worried there sprinkles.

    KRIS!!!!

    That crowd, wow!

  • Victoria

    Does Ryan really think any of them are going to “relax” tonight?

  • lovecert

    OMG. He sent Danny to the couch. Sign of relief.

  • justshootme

    whew.

  • ShariG

    Oh I love the fan reaction in the theater. Wish I were there to cheer him on, too.

  • May

    So people do like Danny. And children too. And that girl chasing after his car.

  • thedingoateyobaby

    Kris is gonna be safe. They will call it in a few I bet. It makes sense.

  • avakaran

    lol Kris, “Free cheese dip for life…I’ve already won!”

  • oddobserver

    Yeah! Kris is ruling the world!

  • virgo03v

    Is it just me or does Ryan look kind of bored tonight?

  • jumpstart

    Damn it Ryan. Sometimes I HATE you. :furious_tb:

  • CathyMK

    Hmm- not a bit of singing in Danny’s homecoming video, and not much else other than Danny tearing up and people cheering for him. Can’t help but compare it to David Cook’s Emmy winning package last year, where they segued straight from Bon Jovi singing Livin’ on a Prayer to David singing it.

    YES! Kris gets the segue from original to his version!

  • Jx223

    Is he getting paid for doing the Lenscrafter heart sign?

    That is a sign, that his fans asked him to make on the show, to show them that he cares about them. He is not making the Lenscrafter heart sign. His fans actually wanted him to do another sing, because some people think that he is making the Lenscrafter sign, but that’s not what he’s doing.

  • BlankSlate

    SKYLARK—– oh I think you NAILED it. I never put those two things together. Wow. WOW. The Lenscrafter.. GLASSES… Danny… ADVERTISING… It all makes sense now.

  • sbalk017

    This is KICK AWESOME!!!

  • holeighannie

    Kris is so FUNNY. I love seeing that side of him! Quick witted.

  • ShariG

    OMG if they ever doubted that he could be a star, this is incredible. Love me some Kris.

  • Michelle

    Kris’ homecoming vid is making me tear up :)

    eta: i feel a little emotionally manipulated now w/all that “quiet humble Kris!” yesterday and now showing all the love he got at home. LOL but it’s ok

  • freestate

    Kris’ video seems much more like a farewell video than a highlight video… hope not…

  • ShariG

    It may not be a good thing that they are spending so much time on Kris’s homecoming day. It may be that this is his swan song. Making me more nervous now.

  • http://theinsatiablebrain.wordpress.com/ Lele

    Omg… Kris’ dad just made me cry…

    PLease let it be Kris X Adam.. :praystojoepesci

  • shell29

    Awww…I love the homecomings. (sniffle)

  • Victoria

    Kris looks like a deer in the headlights right now.

  • oddobserver

    If they send Kris to the bottom 2 spot. I’ll scream!

  • lovecert

    Add Kris’ Dad to the list of loveable parents this season.

  • wordnerdarchie

    Oh…this is a pimp of all pimp packages….it’s setting Kris up for getting him more votes next week’s.

  • thedingoateyobaby

    I thought for sure they would call him safe. crap. that would be drama.

  • Duke

    I think since adam is last they will announce him safe FIRST!!!!

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  • BlankSlate

    Did we hear Danny sing in the Homecoming shots? I don’t think so. Hmmm.

  • amiroamor

    Damn, Kris’ family made me cry.

  • May

    OK….we really need to have a Kris and Adam finale. I don’t care who wins

  • jumpstart

    awww, Kris. I think I love you even more after seeing your homecoming.

  • Victoria

    Anyone remember what order Cook, Archie, and Syesha were called out last year? Just curious.

  • oddobserver

    WAtching on Rickey.org. Man! the lag is bad! Rickey just clutched his chest! Ha Ha Ha…

    Anybody has a better stream?

  • aly

    I think since adam is last they will announce him safe FIRST!!!!

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    Plzzzzzzz be this!!!!!!!!!

  • Lys

    Oh my word, Kris’s family is adorable. :wub_tb:

  • holeighannie

    Literally crying over here. LOVE Kris. LOVE his parents and his little niece, I’m assuming. Love his humor and poignancy. That video killed Danny’s.

    And for everyone who was discussing this earlier: I don’t think his wife’s pregnant. She just likes those shirts that make her look like she is. Evidence: her fitted dress on the car in the parade.

  • butte009

    Did I miss something? Did they show (or even play in the background) Danny singing? This is Kris’ version of Falling Slowly….

  • lakhesis

    Agree. Kris’s homecoming video >> Danny’s homecoming video. Editing… him… what does that mean?

  • koolgurl

    Is he getting paid for doing the Lenscrafter heart sign?

    The heart is for his fans from the AI boards, which they asked him to do on each show.

  • Tracy

    That was a great homecoming package for Kris.

    Why am I a bundle of nerves? Ahhhhh!

  • terps

    I think since adam is last they will announce him safe FIRST!!!!

    I was thinking the same thing

  • JohnM

    Maybe someone has mentioned this already — having a tough time refreshing the page — but….

    Notice: not a single note from Danny during his package.

    Probably couldn’t find any that were in tune!

  • shadow-rider

    Oh man….do we have to wait even longer for Adam’s homecoming. I so so wanted to be there. :cry_wp:

  • SarahBoBo

    Damn it Ryan. Sometimes I HATE you.

    May I ask why? Just wondering…

  • Lisa

    Anyone remember what order Cook, Archie, and Syesha were called out last year? Just curious.

    Last year’s order was Archie, Syesha, then Cook.

  • jlc

    Teared up for both Danny’s and Kris’ homecomings..esp Kris’…the dad moment was amazing…love Kris…you done good kiddo!

    Saving the best for last…just like last year with DC…

    it is possible I may pee my pants….

    friggin commercials :tongue2_tb:

  • rbidol

    The people who make these packages obviously don’t know who is going home tonight. They say nothing about the results. At best, they only indicate who had the best footage to work with.

  • CathyMK

    Jordin looks great! She’s not wearing a bag for once!

  • ShariG

    Jordin Sparks is really becoming a beautiful woman and she looks a little thinner. Maybe I just like this dress better than the one last year.

  • Dr. Tracey

    Kris’s homecoming was way better than Gokey’s.

  • Lisa

    Best I have seen Jordin look. Very pretty.

    Crud, very nervous for Adam. Why oh why did I just eat taco’s. Think I am going to hurl.

  • SarahBoBo

    I’m SO happy! Jordin isn’t wearing a bag!!! YAY! She looks great! :wub_tb: :cool1_tb: :smile1_tb:

  • Victoria

    Not crazy about Jordin’s dress, but she still looks great :)

  • virgo03v

    Why is Jordin singing before we get Adam’s home package?

  • cmheart

    I think since adam is last they will announce him safe FIRST!!!!

    Ditto on that.

  • Calliope

    Jordin looks really pretty.

    (By the way, as a your non-typical AI net-fan, she remains the only Idol I have purchased any post-show music of — the No Air single.)

  • thedingoateyobaby

    This is the best season 6 had to offer?

  • ShariG

    I hope I don’t lose this site tonight. I did last night and I missed sharing the show with all of you.

  • season8fan

    is it just my feed or is the sound really bad on Jordin’s song? eww…and pitchy too.

  • holeighannie

    I kind of love this song! I hadn’t listened to it before now.

  • shadow-rider

    Wow Jordin has grown up

  • wordnerdarchie

    They’re showing the homecoming packages in the order that they performed last night. The same was done last year.

    ETA: Wow, Jordin looks fantastic! Definitely glammed it up for tonight.

  • Duke

    Wow. that’s THE BEST i have ever seen Jordin in all respects.

  • suzie

    WHY are they skipping over Adam for Jordin Sparks? Pretty rude to a kid that’s given his all – and given AI huge ratings to boot.

    I like the last-will-be-safe-first post. But I don’t know. Ryan has a smirk tonight.

  • rayni

    Jordin looks gorgeous – kinda like Leona v 2.0. And she’s selling this song really well – just not my cuppa.

  • terps

    WOW Jordin sounds amazing

  • Skylark

    wow that was an amazing homecoming for kris
    that riverfest crowd and the tickertape parade
    kris telling everyone not to cry was cute

  • oddobserver

    Urgh, more commercials!

  • ShariG

    Was Jordin prerecorded? That didn’t look like the judges in the seats.

  • tara8

    DANNY NEEDS TO GO HOME.

  • Tony

    Jordin looks HOOOOOOOOTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!

  • jammasta

    I remember them declaring David Archuleta in the finale first. I remember Cook putting his arm around him and pointing him out to the audience.

    If Adam is declared safe first, I’m extremely worried for Kris. But I think Kris would be declared safe first if he really was safe, it would make good TV, we know how they love that. So if Adam really is declared safe after his homecoming, yikes!

  • jz

    Kris‘ homecoming was all kinds of wonderful.
    I’m shaking and crying.

  • Duke

    WHY are they skipping over Adam for Jordin Sparks? Pretty rude to a kid thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s given his all – and given AI huge ratings to boot.

    Exactly. Because most people are waiting to see Adam. and they WILL wait.

  • http://theinsatiablebrain.wordpress.com/ Lele

    Gosh. How I dislike this girl…Ugh.

  • Matt

    Jordin’s vocal wasn’t anything special, but her stage presence has gotten much better.

    And has she lost a few pounds? Or is it because she’s actually not wearing a tent? That’s the first time I’ve seen her legs.

    That song is going to blow up on itunes.

  • May

    Wow. This is the first Jordin Sparks song that I’m kind of digging (which probably means it won’t do as well as the others!)

  • season8fan

    are they doing a group performance tonight?

  • Duke

    LOL. I dunno about you guys, but i am fucking STOAKED about Glee Club. The previews have completely sold me.

  • shadow-rider

    Because I’m so nervous I can’t remember do they just announce who is going home or do they start with one being safe and then the final two.

    I suppose it doesn’t matter what they have done in the past since they have been changing things. I just want to know already…geez. I can’t believe my hands are shaking. I have never felt like this in regards to a show. Man I feel like crap!!!

  • ShariG

    Me too jz. It was beautiful. I think they will announce Adam safe first because the real drama tonight is between Kris and Danny to be in the final with him.

  • Tony

    Just for reference, the hometown package order for season 5 was: Taylor, Katherine, then Elliott

  • carolinacharms

    She was horrible. The song is disgusting. Ryan Tedder is a media whore. Jordan’s taken to channeling Beyonce Knowles. wtf? She should just be herself!!

  • sbalk017

    Oh hi, formal Idols!

  • ordinarygirl09

    ew, jordin sparks was trying to hard to be all fierce, it didnt work for me.

    although she looks a bit better.

  • BootStar

    Holy shit, that awful Jordin song is a complete rip-off of “Our God is An Awesome God.” And that lightning bolt was LOL funny!

  • terps

    she looked hot

  • BlankSlate

    Ooh he got in “CBS” studios. Cool Adam.
    Zing to Fox.

  • Jx223

    I am not a fan of Jordin. She is my least favorite Idol winner. But I think that she looks good tonight, and I liked the song that she sung more than other songs of hers that I have heard. I think that Ryan Tedder is a pretty decent songwriter.

  • ShariG

    There was Jasmine and Allison. Cute.

  • Duke

    *Searches Ebay to see how much that Guitar Hero Guitar Adam signed is going for*

  • Valentin432

    Wow Jordin has grown up

    That was my first though too

  • Cheeryo

    I hope my kids know CPR cause I’m having a heart attack here waiting.

  • steve

    danny had 1 chasing him adam had a herd

  • ShariG

    Aww that’s great. Adam had a big crowd at his highschool where he said he was kind of an outsider. That is awesome. It always makes me happy to see that.

  • sbalk017

    Kris wins the hometown popularity contest…

  • lovecert

    STREAKER GIRL!!!!! Coming up!

  • Victoria

    THEY SHOWED STREAKER GIRL! :laugh_tb:

  • terps

    Kris wins the hometown popularity contest
    Archie won that last year

  • Duke

    FUCK KATY PERRY!!!

    i want adam thru NOW!!!

  • Cheeryo

    “danny had 1 chasing him adam had a herd”

    Girls were chasing Adams limo around San Diego.

  • oddobserver

    Adam’s is so nervous. Kradam moment! Danny *pouts*

  • lakhesis

    I am so thrilled they showed the Star Spangled Banner by Adam…. really thrilled.

  • Jx223

    I think that Adam got the best and longest video package. He got the “David Cook” type package.

    I am glad to see Anoop in the audience. He looks great.

    The camera panning to only a shot of Kris and Adam before the commercial, break, a sign that, they are the top 2?

  • jammasta

    Okay, good, he’s doing what he did last year. I think. But I want to know already. Katy Perry doesn’t exist in my world. Remember the Top 36 group 3 group song? Neither do i, the song didn’t exist.

    Okay, enough being stupid, but Kris should be in the finale. Danny in it is an easy win, Adam in it is an interesting finale, and Danny will get no buzz due to Finale buzz.

  • holeighannie

    You can tell who the BFFs of the top 3 are, eh? lol. KRADAM FOR THE FINALE!! ;)

  • Skylark

    Gosh, where did they all park?

    I just had to say that.

  • Victoria

    There was much less crying in the homecoming videos this year… :blink_tb:

  • jlc

    Not as good as David Cook’s but YEAH! Rock on in for the win Adam!!

  • ShariG

    Kris and Adam are such good friends it always looks like. Although in the US Today article here on MJs it sounds really like Kris gets along well with both of them. Adam says he and Danny agree to disagree a lot.

  • sbalk017

    Ahhh I’m so nervous. If it doesn’t go Kradam, I’m gonnna freak.

    (Conession: I love Katy Perry.)

  • terps

    OMG ADAM LAMBERT LOL

  • lakhesis

    ROFL why on earth did her cloak say Adam Lambert????

  • Lisa

    Katy Perry FTW!!!! Awesome cape!!

  • sbalk017

    Did that say “Adam Lambert”???

  • season8fan

    no wonder Adam wanted to see Katy Perry!

  • oddobserver

    Whine whine whine! Danny shuddup! Who said he wanted to see Perry? Adam? My feed freezing like mad! Whooo…..!!!!!! outfit dazzles!!! No wonder adam wants to see her!

  • BlankSlate

    Ohhhhh she had Adam’s name on her cape. ZING!

    WOW
    What is this garbage??

  • New York Avon Lady

    My heart is about to pop out of my chest……….

  • ShariG

    I saw the Caw Caw girl in the audience. I wonder if she will make any birdsounds for us tonight. LOL

  • Valentin432

    LOL, greatest entry ever^^

  • Victoria

    Katy’s outfit! Love it! :laugh_tb:

    I generally like her songs… not a fan of I Kissed A Girl, though. Waking Up in Vegas is my favorite for sure. So, yay!

  • wordnerdarchie

    Katy Perry can’t sing.

  • jlc

    Have no idea who she is….an don’t wanna…bleh! (Sry Adam)

    Just not my um…taste.

  • rayni

    Eww. Katy Perry = eww.

  • Duke

    WOW!!! Now i love Katy because of her CAPE!!!!! ADAM LAMBERT!!!! WOOOOOOO!!!!

  • oddobserver

    Can imagine Simon itching to critique her performance.

    SHE.CAN’T.SING. Ugh…..MORE commercials!

  • CCAdamFan

    Not watching…reading here for updates…..C”MON!!!!!!!! hoping this site does not crash in five minutes…

  • steve

    This curret stuff out today is why THE 70S RULE

  • ShariG

    jlc, I Kissed a Girl and I LIked It. That Katy Perry.

  • ShariG

    I’m afraid to refresh for fear I will lose the site, but I can’t see other people’s comments without refreshing. It’s a delimma.

  • Sydney

    Nothing will beat David Cook’s homecoming clip. It was so amazing, it won an Emmy for Outstanding Picture Editing Of Clip Packages.

  • sbalk017

    YES YES YES YES YES YES YES!!!!!

  • ShariG

    OMG!!!!! I am so happy for Kris. So happy. That is soooooo awesome!

  • JohnM

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    FINALLY, JUSTICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WE! PUT! THE! GO! IN! GOKEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • oddobserver

    KRADAM KRADAM KRADAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Victoria

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAEEEEEEEEEEEEEHHHHHHHHHH!

    KRADAM FTW!

    EEP.

    /fangirl

  • golcook

    OMG!!!!!! it became trueeeeeeeeee

    God I’m soooooooo happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Kris Adam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • wordnerdarchie

    That’s my boy Kris! YAY!!!!

  • Duke

    YESSSS!!! OMFG!!! CAN U GUYS BELIEVE IT!!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?! HOOOOOOOOLY COW!!!!

  • http://theinsatiablebrain.wordpress.com/ Lele

    Good Lord Saint Joe Pesci heard my pray!!!!

  • shadow-rider

    I screamed so loud my kids are freaking. Now my daughter is screaming with me!!!!!

  • Tracy

    OH MY GOD

    HOLY SHIT

  • ShariG

    Oh I am so glad we got our Kris and Adam final. Fantastic!!!

  • Lys

    YEEESSSSSSSSSS!!!!!

  • weelassie

    wow can’t believe it

  • butte009

    I don’t care who wins now! I’m already a winner KRADAM…. KRADAM….. KRADAM!!!!!

  • Lisa

    WWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • sbalk017

    It’s the prefect Top Two. I don’t care who wins, they both are truly AMAZING in their own ways. GO KRADAM!!!

  • ShariG

    Okay, what in the hell is a big ding dong?

  • CathyMK

    Yes!! Next week is going to be a great show!

    Wow, Danny’s voice is really shot. Probably better for him to get booted now and not have to learn quite as many songs for next week.

  • Duke

    This season’s results shows are FUCKING INSANE.

    A big Ding-Dong, Simon? lol

  • Michelle

    KRIS DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 million between him and Adam, eh?? This is gonna be a crazy finale!!!!!!

  • cocovica

    Yeeeeeeeees!!!!! KRADAM!!! best finale ever!!! and only 1 milion votes on between…wow…

  • s0x_prisoner

    YESSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • lovecert

    Faith in humanity, restored. Now I can watch the finale in peace.

    And to British viewers out there, please translate “a big ding dong” in layman terms.

  • Dr. Tracey

    Yay got the final 2 I wanted!
    Can’t wait for next week, love them both.

  • ShariG

    Okay, guys, I just have to say this. You know I love Kris and have been supporting him the entire season 8, but for the most part I really assumed Adam had it in the bag. I still think he will win, but I have to say I really liked Danny tonight. When I read that US Today article where Adam says he is in the show for the attention and Danny says he is on the show to touch people’s hearts, I think that says volumes about these two guys and where they are coming from. Makes me a little sorry that the final isn’t between Kris and Danny. I’m conflicted tonight when I thought I would be thrilled.

  • oddobserver

    All together now! Let’s all do the hand-heart sign!!!!

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    Rickey is calling MJ! Ha HA Ha…..

  • Skylark

    Congrats Kris and Adam fans!!

  • thedingoateyobaby

    It really is the perfect finale for me. I like Kris alot but now, game on baby.

    In truth, I wont be near as devestated if Kris wins this against Adam as I would be if Adam lost to Danny. What a week its gonna be.

  • anibundel

    and the internet goes wild in 3, 2…..

    party at Slezaks house?

  • wand3rful

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHH! YES!!! my stupid BB fell and the battery popped out…took FOREVER to get it restarted…then i come home and my computer takes FOEVER to refresh the page…….so much stress but all worth it!!! im about to cry im so freakin happy.

    once again, emotionally tied to this stupid show…agh! LOL

  • Jx223

    I will miss Danny. I really like him. I wish him well and hope that he gets to have some sort of decent career in music. I look forward to seeing him singing in the finale next week, in the group performances and in his duet. I also look forward to seeing Matt sing and duet with someone, and Allison. And I definitely look forward to seeing my favorite contestant from this season Anoop sing again.

  • anibundel

    ShariG May 13th, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    Okay, what in the hell is a big ding dong?

    What Simon wishes were in his….

    nevermind.

  • weareallinnocent

    Faith in humanity, restored. Now I can watch the finale in peace.

    And to British viewers out there, please translate à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“a big ding dongà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  in layman terms.

    THIS!! Huge DEEP BREATHY SIGH…

    An enjoyable finale with two guys I like. YAY, can’t wait! (I do agree with dingo, game on, but me still likey Kris, just not as much as Adam…or Lava Girl… :-))

    And, my Cookie will be there too, yes? Anyone? Anyone?

    I thought Jordan did really, really well. Nice job, girl! Not my cuppa, really, but she looked and sounded great.

    LOL at Katy. Loved the outfit, ok maybe just the cape, alright perhaps just the back of it, yeah possibly just the stitching!!! Fun, but then again, way to further polarize the already polarizing, girl! ;-P Oh well, fans is fans…

  • hypertwink

    Last year, the Finale stpryline was David vs David – youth vs. experience, rock growl vs. angelic tone, etc. This year, it’s going to be Frontrunner vs. Underdog, Theatrics vs. Understated Simplicity, Thater Boi vs Boy Next Door. Interesting.

  • jz

    OMG I’M SHAKING AND CRYING

    YESYESYEYSEYSEYSEYEYSYEYSEYSYES

    HELL I CAN’T EVEN TYPE

    WE DID TI AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    KRADAM FINALE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • anibundel

    Theater boi vs Boy Next Door is vastly more palatable than the Gay vs Fundie we were threatened with. This final two has the Anibundel Seal of Approval.

  • SarahBoBo

    OMGOMGOMGOMG

    WE PUT THE F*CKING GO IN GOKEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! KRADAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • gingerly

    I have to call it now for Kris next week, unless he lays a big turd on the stage. I can’t help but think he will gain more of Danny’s fanbase than Adam will, and there was only 1MM votes separating the two. I just think of Danny’s fans, more will vote for Kris than for Adam, of those who will still be voting. The casual fan will vote for whoever they think is better on the night. I’m more of an Idol fan than a Kris or Adam fan, although I do think Kris needs to win more than Adam does.

    I think this proves once again and hopefully finally that votes count.

  • elw

    AHHHHHHHH this is the most stressful show in the world to watch. I’m so happy Danny is gone, I like Kris and I think he and Adam truly like each other. That said, I’m voting for Adam ’cause he is the better singer….

  • LakesideUK

    a big ding dong = a very close battle

    …at least that’s what I understand by it. I can’t vouch for Simon, necessarily…;)

    ETA – I agree with you, gingerly.

    If there’s only a million in it then Kris pretty much only has to turn up next week to win. He’ll snag far more of Danny’s voters than Adam will.

    Nice to see the Go finally put in Gokey though…

  • GeminiDolly

    Last year, the Finale stpryline was David vs David – youth vs. experience, rock growl vs. angelic tone, etc. This year, ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s going to be Frontrunner vs. Underdog, Theatrics vs. Understated Simplicity, Thater Boi vs Boy Next Door. Interesting.

    I hadnt thought about it like that. I thought Adam/Danny would be more appealing just cuz they seem so different personality wise, but now that I read what you wrote, Im liking this KRADAM finale.

  • oddobserver

    Sorry for that weird text in my previous post. Was trying to draw an ASCII heart. :razz_wp:

    Yeah! It’s “Friend of Dorothy” vs “Puppies and Rainbows” :clap_tb:

    Next week’s setpiece. One big heck of a rainbow!!!!

    Am listening to Rickey/Jim/MJ on the phone on rickey.org. Pop in to listen.

    Ding-dong – 2 extremes? Flip-flop votes? Crazy, as in bells and birds floating around the head?

  • Tracy

    I’m really excited for the finale…it should be a good one!

  • Dr. Tracey

    a big ding dong = a very close battle

    yep, neck and neck, haven’t heard that expression in ages.

  • Chipmunk

    although I do think Kris needs to win more than Adam does

    On what basis? I hear this a lot, with no idea what that means. They both need and want to win, no one needs it more than the other!

    It will be a great finale next week….Anywyas, all i care about………….

    ADAM’s IN THE FINALE..YIPPPPPPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! :thumbup_tb:

  • KenzTK

    Big Ding Dong = A bell to start the huge battle between two champs.

  • KrisAllen1

    Wait only Kris and Adam sing a duet right??

  • Chipmunk

    AND DANNY GOKEY IS FUCKING GOOOOOOOOOOOON EEEEEEEEEEEE

    YIPPEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! :clap_tb:

  • karenw

    A big ding dong in the UK means a close run competition or fight. It can also mean a lively argument.

    In this case I think simon meant that it would be an entertaining final .. a close thing between the two of them.

  • Chipmunk

    DING DONG!!!Love it!

  • cookcricket

    LOL, I was going to use the smileys but just like mj’s has been hard to get to recently, so are they!!!!

    True confessions of a Kris fan! I cheered when he made it! Yes!!!!

    However, I screamed when Adam made it!!!!! I have to admit that even though I am so proud and happy to have Kris in the finals, it would not have been the same without Adam. :)

    These two deserved it so much!!!!

    LOL, at Katy Perry’s cape. Do you think she’s rooting for Adam? Duh!

    Wow, I think that next week’s going to be a real humdinger would have made more sense than ding dong. Thanks for your insights Simon. LOL.

  • bruno

    kris is guaranteed to win. absolutely no doubt about it.

    if any of dannyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s fans stick around, theyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll toss their votes to kris.

    and kris will pick up millions of votes from people who will want him to win so he can get his chance to shine.

    adam is guaranteed to make it humumgous big in the industry. people know that and so theyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll vote for kris cuz he needs the win more than adam.

    and the great thing is adam will be just fine with kris winning. theyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re best buds!!!

    what a terrific season now that douche-bag is gone!!!1!!1!!!

  • gingerly

    wordnerdarchie
    May 13th, 2009 at 9:51 pm
    Katy Perry canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t sing.

    Nope, she can’t, but she looks damn good. Jordin can definitely sing, but she’s not got Katy Perry’s looks. Then there’s Alicia Keys who has it all, but she didn’t sing. She had somebody sing for us who she said was singing in English, but I’m not convinced…

  • lorenzo

    I really did like Danny… no near as much as Adam, but I did enjoy most of his stuff.. he’s a better singer than Kris, but Kris brought it on the last song “Heartless”…

    Does it matter who wins? I’m just glad Adam made the finale, they both get to perform on the last show… both will get a car… and BOTH will get a record deal… so what’s the deal about winning? It wouldn’t suck, but it’s not the be all..end all, right?

  • jgirl89

    YAY!!!!
    Kris Allen is in the finale with Adam!
    : )
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  • jz

    OMG KRIS/ADAM DUET NEXT WEEK
    YES YES YES

    THE GO HAS BEEN PUT IN GOKEY!!! JESUS FINALLY TOOK THE WHEEELLL!!!
    HALLELUJAH!!!!

    ….I am waaayyyyy too emotionally invested in this season.

  • http://dcmjlive.wordpress.com dcmjlive

    It’s a KRADAM FINALE!!! WOOT! We made it happen! Not so much of a pipedream anymore ain’t it Slezak? HAHAHA. Anyway, I’m so very happy for them. Now it’s no holds barred. Anyone can win! I’m so happy, my blog came out so fast!!! HAHAHA

    FIESTA TIME!!! TIME TO CELEBRATE!!! IT’S A BIG DING DONG ALRIGHT!!!

  • jlc

    A big Ding-Dong, Simon? lol

    Last year at this point he said “humdinger”…lol

  • thesheriff

    wow, wonder how many votes were btween 3 and 1

  • bruno

    danny is gone, danny is gone

    there is a god, there is a god, there is a god!!!!1!!1!!!!!

  • Nostradamas

    Hopefully….it means that “ding dong, the witch is dead”….as in the screaching, witch that is Adam…..

  • lovecert

    Alright. Thanks British folks for the explanation once again.

    And we finally get 3 songs next week. No?

  • Anastasia72071

    WHEW!! I still have 1hr20min until the show airs, but I knew there was no way I could sit ‘blind’ through that show without destroying a pillow or injuring my teeth. Now I can relax – until next Tuesday.

    I am quite worried though, wondering where Danny’s fans are going to put their votes (if they bother). I truly hope they can practice what they preach and vote for the best singer, not *against* one simply because they don’t like his ‘lifestyle’. I don’t pretend to know a single thing about Christianity, but the latter approach seems to me, to go against the whole “love thy neighbour/do unto others” thing. (shrug) Oh well, at this point, quà © sera, sera.

  • CCAdamFan

    I did not watch live…so I am eagerly waiting on MJ’s videos!

    This is fantastic! It is clear that Adam and Kris are genuine friends. They will do their thing next week, and let America decide. Each will be happy for the other.

    Does this mean that we can keep hoping for “Under Pressure”? It would be fabulous! They would have a freaking blast!

  • jammasta

    Okay, as much as I don’t appreciate Adam’s style, I’m really freaking glad he’s in the finale over Gokey. I admit, Gokey would’ve been an easier win for Kris, but I still think Kris has a chance. Seriously, 1 million votes between Adam and Kris? Out of 88 million? Geez, Kris has a chance!

    And I am SO. FREAKING. RELIEVED that Kris is in the finale.

    Good job, Glamberts (okay, I hate that term, but I had to use it!) and… umm… The KRIStened Ones? Personally i haven’t followed the name of our group of Kris fans. As much as I hate this pun, I’m glad to say, we put the GO in GOKEY!

  • uhohnogo

    Okay, guys, I just have to say this. You know I love Kris and have been supporting him the entire season 8, but for the most part I really assumed Adam had it in the bag. I still think he will win, but I have to say I really liked Danny tonight. When I read that US Today article where Adam says he is in the show for the attention and Danny says he is on the show to touch peopleà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s hearts, I think that says volumes about these two guys and where they are coming from. Makes me a little sorry that the final isnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t between Kris and Danny. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m conflicted tonight when I thought I would be thrilled.

    _______________________________

    You really believe that ANYONE’s reason for going on AI is to touch people’s hearts?? When I read that in USA it made me feel even more irritated with Danny because I felt that he came off as fake and insincere. What a corny and cliche thing to say. Blech. No one goes on a reality show, where the prize is a recording contract with a major label (with the added possibility of selling millions of albums) to “touch people’s hearts”. Sorry!

  • virgo03v

    I am sooooooooooooooo happy Adam made it!! Danny sang so beautifully tonight. He deserved his top 3 spot. Next week… its gonna be on!!! I hope they sing 3 songs.

    Katy Perry is an Adam fan… who would have known it?? lol

    By the way, don’t be so sure Kris will get all of Danny’s votes. Next week is a clean slate and we start alllll over.

  • bruno

    you are so beautiful to be gone……

    dream on, danny, dream on……

    oh, such sweet music to my ears – the sound of danny doing a sing-out!

  • duncan

    Yay!! Go Adam!! :wub_tb:

  • skylight1219

    Looks like Danny got the Melinda Doolittle treatment. For some reason, I think he was ready to call it quits. Just a feeling I had. I do think he’ll go the Christian route, as did Melinda. It’s all good. He got the exposure he needed. And, yes, his voice sounds shot. Like Daughtry, I think he is singing from the throat, and not the diapraghm.

    Yay for Kris! I, too, think he will pick up Gokey’s fans. Danny and Adam are just polar opposites and Kris fits snugly in the middle. Plus, I think Kris picked up Anoop and Matt’s fans.

    It’s going to be an interesting finale at any rate. I believe that Kris’s style of music is more relevant, but, what do I know? I just know what I like and what I don’t like and I don’t like the way Adam screams.

    Game on!

  • angeleyes0712

    I hope Kris wipes the floor with Adam’s pimped ass next week. What’s next – Ryan wearing Katy Perry’s Adam Lambert cape at the finale? UGHHHH

  • SarahBoBo

    KRADAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FGHJMKRTFGJHTDHGJ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! KRADAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :jittery_tb: :clap_tb: :thumbup_tb: :shock_tb: :wub_tb: :clap_tb: :jittery_tb:

  • Matt

    I have an itching feeling Kris wins this thing.

  • bamatt

    Oh hell to the yeah!!! Perfect final 2!!!

  • oddobserver

    From my trusty Free Online Dictionary,

    Ding-dong-
    1. (of an argument, fight etc) vigorous, with first one side then the other seeming to win.

    2. a noisy argument

    Guess both definitions work here.

  • idolrofan

    I have to call it now for Kris next week, unless he lays a big turd on the stage. I canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t help but think he will gain more of Dannyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s fanbase than Adam will, and there was only 1MM votes separating the two. I just think of Dannyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s fans, more will vote for Kris than for Adam, of those who will still be voting.

    I wouldn’t be so fast to jump to the conclusion that Kris will win. I think a lot of Danny fans might not vote at all. Or vote for Adam if he has a good day (I am assuming not all of Danny fans are hard core Christians who hate gay people, just a guess :)).

    I think that it’s going to be hugely important how well they sing in the finals.
    Anyways, I am just happy Adam made it this far. Both Cook and Archie are having careers of pretty much the same magnitude, so I think there’s potential for both Kris and Adam to have great, though different, careers at this point.

  • LoveU

    and Danny says he is on the show to touch peopleà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s hearts,

    And you believed him???

    And Adam doesn’t mean “attention”, he means “exposure” as in, to further his career.

  • http://www.f3-properties.com Animated

    Wow America you got it right !!! Congratulations all around !
    Wow the room mates and the best friends and the ones with such decent and wonderful families . Love this.

    The finale will be a great show. Does not matter now who will win. ( To think they both have exactly the same winnings – contract, car, exposure, tour )

    Two very different music genres . Great, just great.

    Whew, I am so relieved.

    Thank you very much all.

  • lakhesis

    ;) Screamed for both Kris and Adam too. Wow… what a wonderful, unexpected finale.

    I don’t know if I feel sorry for Gokey or do I feel sorry for his fans. I feel this rush of hatred from them. Even if they all flood over to vote for Kris out of SPITE, I do not mind. Kris has demonstrated his potential and if he wins – I can live with it because he is one of the 2 people in this well deserved finale.

    Did you notice that Kris and Adam had the same shade of blue nail polish. LOL. He only had a thumb though.

  • jlc

    I can’t believe how shocked the judges were…

    If they would stop being so self-involved and actually pay attn…they might learn something—from the viewing public.

  • gingerly

    So a big ding-dong has nothing to do with Hostess and chocolate and unidentifiable but creamy fillings?

  • kiwifan

    Lol, a big ding dong = a huge fight. U’d say that phrase in reference to an ugly argument or fight. In other words it’s going to be a fight to the bitter end for the win.

    Personally, I think Kris is in the box seat, as he’ll get most of Danny’s votes. I lost my fav several weeks ago, but out of the two I want Adam. In my mind his talent is way more unique and deserving. That said, Kris seems a lovely guy.

  • Allison

    I am so so happy! Kris is safe! Gokey goes!

  • ordinarygirl09

    lol “we put the GO in Gokey!” funny stuff!!

    I’m SOOOOOOOOOO happy Danny is gone.

    I had to laugh at Kara, cause all she kept saying was “oh my god, oh my god” when kris was announced in the finale,adam was announced in the finale/Danny was going home.

    it would be so odd to be sitting at home all these years and then all of a sudden be a JUDGE on a IDOL and witness who is the finale.

  • bjames

    stephen fowler is on the local cleveland news right now talking about the results. this guy was seriously in the top 36??

  • ShariG

    Enjoy Anastasia. It is a nice show. Loved the homecoming footage, especially Kris’s. It was really amazing. All three were kind of tear jerkers. Kris’s dad was so proud of him it was so sweet. Katy Perry was awful. Jordin Sparks looked good, not so sure about the song. Kris and Adam are in the final. Danny looked sad and the judges looked stunned. I really don’t think they knew. Gives me hope the show is at least a little bit on the up and up.

  • TKat

    I can’t believe that the two best are in the final! I think America got this right. And I think that Adam is going to have to be really good next week if he is going to win this. I want Adam to win, but for the first time, I will be happy if either finalist wins. It’s also unbelievable that these two guys are truly friends!

    Does this mean that we can keep hoping for à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Under Pressureà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ? It would be fabulous! They would have a freaking blast!

    :thumbup_tb:

    And I just loved Katy Perry’s Adam Lambert cape!

  • mac

    So glad it is an Adam and Kris finale! Hmmmm…I guess the iTunes popularity bars were right after all.

  • stelladallas

    Danny seemed relieved.

  • skylight1219

    I think Kris has a bruised thumb. Not sure it’s nail polish, but could be wrong.

    I think Gokey’s fans will vote and I don’t think Danny hates gays/ Just because he is a Christian doesn’t mean he hates anyone. That seems to be a stereotype that people have. It isn’t necessarily true.

  • daydreamingfan

    I have a maybe somewhat obvious question for you guys but do both winner and runner-up get a record deal guaranteed? I am totally a Kris fan and excited for him if that’s the case. However, I wonder what will happen with his deal. Simon and co don’t seem to like him that much. (To prove my point: Note, Simon said blah blah blah… it’ll be a ding dong… and you know Adam we have always liked you… I think that strongly implied that they don’t like Kris as much).

  • bruno

    i’m dancing with JOY!!!

    wooooooohooooooo, danny is gone!!!1!1!!!!

  • sayxwhat

    :jittery_tb: :clap_tb: :jittery_tb: :clap_tb:

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! KRADDAAAAAMMMMM! BEST TOP TWO EVERRRR!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! My voting for Kris payed off!! :jittery_tb: :jittery_tb: :clap_tb: :clap_tb:

  • Heart

    Kradam next week! Hooray! I’m so happy!

    Katy Perry and Adam know each other. Adam said so in his Top 36 interview with Stevie. He just mentioned it in passing, not name dropping like Randy Jackson…

  • butte009

    I agree with you uhohnogo

    No one goes on a reality show, where the prize is a recording contract with a major label (with the added possibility of selling millions of albums) to à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“touch peopleà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s heartsà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ . Sorry!

  • star

    Adam FTW!!! This is a singing competition, after all! :happy_tb:

  • prayingmantismama

    Oh my goodness. I haven’t posted since last year, but OMG. JZ, I love it. Jesus finally took the wheel. Too funny.

  • anna in vegas

    OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG!…….There realllllly is an American Idol God!!

  • http://absinthedreamers.blogspot.com/ Starrlight

    Personally, I think Kris is in the box seat, as heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll get most of Dannyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s votes.

    I agree Kiwifan. Danny’s voters will break Kris and I fully expect him to win. And I am ok with that even though Adam has always been my favorite. Kris is a nice guy and I think he will put out an very non Idol-like album. If Adam should win he’d do the same. Either way it will be a new type of Idol this year. And that is good.

  • elw

    Love Kris, but Adam is the better singer ya’ll

  • thesheriff

    yeah, kris has the southern vote…gotta watch out for them

  • ducky

    I think this is going to work out the best for Danny because of all the hating thats out there .

    ..people would have tried real hard to make it bad for him…

    .and as a previous poster said .

    .looked like he was tired…

  • LoveU

    Does anyone else think that maybe Kris’ wife isn’t all sunshine and roses?

    She looks a little bit *itchy sometimes.

  • Lys

    True confessions of a Kris fan! I cheered when he made it! Yes!!!!

    However, I screamed when Adam made it!!!!! I have to admit that even though I am so proud and happy to have Kris in the finals, it would not have been the same without Adam. :)

    Same here. :) Both of them are incredible. And to be honest, even though I’m a massive Kris fan, I’m totally at peace with whatever happens next week. If Kris wins, I’ll be ECSTATIC. But if Adam wins, I’ll still be thrilled for both of them.

    My faith in America is (temporarily) restored, lol.

  • SarahBeth

    SO EXCITED For a Kradam finale.

    Thought Simon’s comments were uncalled for (pimping Adam out already – STFU Simon!)

    But it’s going to be a great finale, love that they’re both friends, and both of them will do will. Its almost Cook and Archie all over again.

  • star

    I don’t really believe in the vote transfer thing. It will all come down to how they sing/perform next week.

  • lovecert

    Ok, MJ just edited her post, so I can go to rickey now for the chat. For some reason the live chat always lag for me, so I prefer the finalized version.

    And there’s 2 parts to it? Wow, you people chatted for a very long time.

  • kresslia

    I would be much happier about this if I wasn’t completely worried SICK about where Danny fans’ votes will go. :/

  • shadow-rider

    and kris will pick up millions of votes from people who will want him to win so he can get his chance to shine.

    adam is guaranteed to make it humumgous big in the industry. people know that and so theyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll vote for kris cuz he needs the win more than adam.

    Well Kris made it into the finale and so I think he is already shining. And both Kris and Adam will have big careers and I’m sure the contracts are already drawn up and just waiting for the finale to be over so they can sign. I don’t think one NEEDS to win more than the other because they are winners already.

    Now its just who gets the title of American Idol 2009. Really thats all they are going for now because they have amazing careers waiting for them when all this is over.

    I am glad that Kris made it to the finale. He deserves to be there and so does Adam. I am just so happy right now. Adam was my favorite and Kris was my 2nd choice so this is a dream come true for me. I can’t wait until the tour.

  • Jupi

    Argh, I’m seriously crying right now. I know most people here dislike Danny, but he and Kris have been my Top 2 since Top 36 so it’s just upsetting to see him go. Congrats to everyone who wanted a Kradam finale though

    Definitely rooting for Kris next week.

  • jlc

    I lurked for a bit over at the AI forums…Danny fans already pledging to vote for Kris–or not at all.

  • skylight1219

    If a singer can’t touch people’s hearts, then they don’t need to be singing. If it’s all about the fame and attention then that person is very shallow indeed.

    Hated Kate Perry and her outfit. People are assuming that Adam was the top vote getter, but, it could’ve been Kris. There were only 1 million votes separating them, and we don’t know who got the most. Just saying……………

  • mar

    KRADAM! wooohoo!
    Funny thing, the music I actually listen to is more Kris’s style (jack johnson, john mayer)
    But I can’t help but root for ADAM! He’s just sooo intriguing, his voice can do ANYTHING and he’s just so damn interesting!!

  • bruno

    adam’s the better singer and i am an adam fan, but kris is going to win it.

    there’s nothing more appealing than supporting the underdog to win.

    adam is already guaranteed huge success. kris needs the win.

  • http://airincaol.com coco

    this is kris’ to lose…..he is more NOW….and those little girlies just seem to loveS him…..and they R excellent votaHs

  • caringgirl

    Okay, I said I would be back if I was wrong.. I WAS WRONG..im so happy..i love kris and adam. Im just so glad gokey is gone gone gone…Kris is my favorite, but im gonna say this in all honesty..I love them both and I think Adam is a genuinely nice and sincere person with a great voice>>> Its gonna be a great final

    Did anyone else think adams home thingee was really similar to cooks?

  • Jx223

    I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t really believe in the vote transfer thing. It will all come down to how they sing/perform next week

    I don’t believe it in this case with Danny fans. I think that most of them won’t be voting next week. I do think that it is going to come down to how Kris and Adam perform next week and that the casual voters which will be the deciding factor in who wins. Especially since, there was only a million votes separating them this week.

  • Nativenewyorker

    I wouldn’t be too quick to call this for Kris. Adam will be formidable in the finale. I fully expect him to bring his “A” game next week. No more fooling around.

    My Mom called me from back east to tell me that Adam was in the finale! I didn’t want to wait out here in L.A. to find out. I couldn’t stand it anymore. I started crying and haven’t stopped!

    I am happy because this is the right finale two. These two guys deserve to be there. They have delivered and shown real artistry and originality. I am thrilled! This does renew my faith in humanity. America got it absolutely right!

    I never participated in some of the hatespeak online regarding Danny. I have no personal animus towards him. I just believe that he has underperformed all through the final 13. He played it safe, stayed in his comfort zone and did just enough to get through. But that should NOT be enough to win Idol. Therefore, I believe that the result was fair and accurate.

    Okay, Adam, game on! I want another Mad World moment next week! Also, maybe singing Somebody to Love by the great Freddie Mercury would do it.

    I can’t wait until next week! YAY!!!!!

    I

  • wand3rful

    daydreamingfan …yup, top 2 get record deals

    im soooo looking forward to this worthy finale…will the format be the same? coronation song, artist’s choice, repeat song for the season? if so….

    coronation song: could go either way, i can see both having a good or tough time w. a sappy ballad

    artist’s choice: tie! both are creative, both can bring it and both can be relevant

    repeat song: tie again…..adam go do mad world (rock week is too recent, i would want him to repeat himself so soon)..and kris can bring it again with aint no sunshine or falling slowly (w. guitar this time)

    outcome? anyone’s game and thats how i love it. i really hope both guys do well and i wish them nothing but the best….WHOOP! :clap_tb: :clap_tb:

  • http://www.f3-properties.com Animated

    Yes I noticed the blue nail polish . I always noticed that after Adam performs Kris family are always among the first to give him a Standing -O. I also noticed Adam’s Mom in the background booing Simon for giving Kris a bad review.

    I am so glad for the both of them. This two should set the tone for all the fans and for everyone else – there is no room for hate and recriminations.

    Now we can just judge them by their performance and the music genre that they will choose to carry moving forward. All those ugly personal comments have no place anymore in the evaluation of their performance. This two are teaching us all a lesson on how we should move forward with our IDOL Craziness.

    Thanks Adam. Thanks Kris.

  • soccerboi

    Danny’s fans wont vote…when your favorite is voted off you dont vote in mass…NEVER happens…sorry…

    Adam wins easily!

  • bruno

    none of danny’s fans are going to go to adam. no way.

    kris has this it won.

    for adam to win, he needed to be way out in front of the votes – actually, he need to have more than 50% of the vote.

    with only 1 million separating him and kris – kris will win.

  • http://airincaol.com coco

    …they may be sharing more than nail polish—–

  • amiroamor

    Did you see Pauler’s jaw drop when Kris was announced safe?? Ha! Take that, b*tch! No more “see you in the finals” for Gokey! No offense to Gokey, I just hate it when she looked like she was having an orgasm with the prediction.

    I feel sorry for Gokey’s fans, so close yet so far.

    Go Kradam!

    ETA: mj, is there any possibility you could put up the photos of judges’ faces when that happened? I would appreciate that, thank you! Haha.
    (Randy was doing the bowing thing to Kris though :D)

  • wjmtv

    Next week is going to be DA BOMB.

    I’M GOING TO LOVE EVERY MINUTE BECAUSE I DON’T CARE WHO WINS BECAUSE I LOVE THEM BOTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    (On a quieter note…after watching all that homecoming footage I have to confess…I’m ashamed to be a girl. No wonder no one takes us seriously.)

  • duncan

    yeah, kris has the southern voteà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦gotta watch out for them

    Kris doesn’t have this Southern vote. This Southern girl has been voting her a$$ off for Adam!

  • virgo03v

    I wouldnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t be so fast to jump to the conclusion that Kris will win. I think a lot of Danny fans might not vote at all. Or vote for Adam if he has a good day (I am assuming not all of Danny fans are hard core Christians who hate gay people, just a guess :)).

    Let them assume Kris is going to win. Its just wishful thinking, particularly since no one has even sung yet. LOL Besides, it’ll take a little pressure off of Adam. Its obvious he’s just happy to be there.

    I’m just happy Adam is in the final. He is going to be the star of this season no matter if he wins or not. he’s guaranteed a recording contract now, and the industry LOVES him!! Which means they will invest in him heavily. I can’t wait to buy his album now!!!

  • dma

    What Adam MUST do:
    Give entire viewing audience a “moment” – ala Mad World or even Ring of Fire. Get in deep and touch the viewer. Next week needs to be about raw emotion.

    He’s up against the momentum of Kris. A terrific, halting, and haunting performance by Adam will stop that train cold. In the face of a Mad World type performance even Kris fans will concede.

    Adam, you’ll lose it if you do what OTHERS perceive as “wailing.” Give us emotion, show us your desire to win – HAVE FUN, ala Play that Funky Music and wrap this thing up already!

  • skylight1219

    As for who is the better singer, that’s subjective. It depends on what type of music one prefers, and I prefer Kris’ laid-back style over Adam’s flashy, flamboyant one. Just a matter of taste, but, it will be a great finale.

  • Tess

    I’m totally laughing my ass off right now. And not cause Danny is going home and the fact that two nice guys finished 1 and 2. But at all of the posters who absolutely hated season 8 at the start and knew that it would be the worst season ever and that none of the good singers made it because of the elimination format and that there wasn’t anybody interesting, etc. etc.

    Well, I for one think it has turned out just fine….

  • jz

    I think Kris has a bruised thumb. Not sure ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s nail polish, but could be wrong.

    Honey that was 100000% nail polish.
    Kris and Adam are BFFs yo.

  • Truthiness

    Yes, we can have a Kramdam final, America! Yes, we can!

    Two of the best singers will be competing for the title. Excellent. Wish Allison was part of the mix, but other than that? Well done, America. Well done. :clap_tb:

  • Dr. Tracey

    Simon said blah blah blahà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦ ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll be a ding dongà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦ and you know Adam we have always liked youà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦ I think that strongly implied that they donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t like Kris as much

    I didn’t see it that way at all. I think Simon seemed pleased it was Kris and not Gokey, he said no disrespect to Danny but this was going to be a great final, meaning imo that they had two really great finalists. I thought he seemed pleased it was Kris and not Danny, at least that’s how I interpreted it.

  • lostinidol

    I don’t think it is a given that Kris gets Danny’s votes. I don’t think you can underestimate the anti-votes when it gets down to the final 2 and 3. Just ask Clay Aiken, ahead all season and then ends up runner up. A whole lot of people didn’t like Danny and didn’t like the heavy pimping he got all season and were especially outraged on rock night. That worked in Kris’ favor. Now whether those people stay with Kris or go with Adam really is unknown. In either case, getting these two into the finals is a major accomplishment for those feeling under seige all season by judges’ pimping and homophobia. Of course…it should have been Allison.

  • apaze1

    Finally, the people told the emperor he has no clothes! The judges’ shameless pimping was no longer tolerated. Long live Kradam!

  • Lexus

    Congrats to Kris! Though Adam’s my favorite and I’m hoping he wins, I can’t think of anyone better or more deserving to join him in the finale.

    Surprisingly, I’m sad for Danny. He wasn’t one of my top 3 favorites, but he does have talent and probably had the best of intentions throughout the show. He’s right though – he’s come a long way in 10 months and I wish him continued success.

    I don’t want to get too cocky – Most of Danny’s votes are likely going to go to Kris now and a gloating fanbase isn’t going to help Adam’s cause. I think Kris has proven himself to be a real contender for the title. Still, I feel strongly it’s still Adam’s to lose!

  • js

    Best luck for the future, Danny. I’m gonna miss him :)

  • Duke

    Adam has nothing to gain next week. Of course he SHOULD win. I mean, Kris Allen…the next american idol?! it doesnt fit at all. If kris were to win, all the focus would be on, “OMG what an upset. Kris didnt deserve to win. and ppl only voted for him because they dont like adam,”

    Adam needs to win, or Kris will be the weakest winner to date IMO.

  • TKat

    I have to call it now for Kris next week, unless he lays a big turd on the stage.

    I won’t count on anything next week. A lot of people vote splitted between Adam-Kris because they were committed to this final — and to knock out Danny. I actually believe the winner next week will be the one who brings his A game.

    Adam was clearly off this week, but he has a very well thought out strategy. Even if he had a great night, “Crying” was a safe song choice and the arrangement seemed to be designed to make sure that he kept his fans but didn’t screw up. The worst possible situation for Adam would be to have another amazing “Mad World” performance that he couldn’t top in the final. Adam needed to lower expectations.

    Kris needed a knock out punch to stay alive. I think he is talented enough to come up with another great performance, but he needs to top “Heartless”, his best performance and arrangement of the entire competition — and that will be tough.

    This is one final that I am really looking forward to.

  • anibundel

    repeat song for the season?

    They didn’t do repeat song from the season last year. it was artist’s choice, producer’s choice, coronation song (well, artist’s choice of one of the top 10 contenders for the coronation song, but who’s quibbling?)

  • aly

    My happiness comes for Adam, and only him!!
    There is no such person as Kradam.

  • Chipmunk

    never mind….

  • bruno

    kris wasn’t wearing blue nail polish. his thumb was banged up.

  • maracaibo

    Wow. I never thought Kris would be in the finale.
    I think Kris is a great arranger and he can sing well but nothing special.

    His range is limited and guys like him can be found everywhere in the music scene. So he is not ALL that when you get him out of the show.

    Adam in the other hand can become a big star with the right songs. I think he deserves the title more than Kris and can carry the title much better. JMHO

    But I am worried, because I don’t think Danny’s votes will go to Adam but Kris.
    Kris as winner of Season 8? Can’t picture it. I just can’t but well it that what America wants so be it.

  • hypnoticwhisper

    I felt for Danny…. wasn’t expecting that. He did a good job on his exit song.

    I loved how Randy was bowing down to Kris hahaaa.

    No group song tonight???? ….. interesting….

  • LoveU

    If a singer canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t touch peopleà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s hearts, then they donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t need to be singing. If ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s all about the fame and attention then that person is very shallow indeed.

    I HONESTLY do not see how you can interpret what Adam said about going on AI to further his career in a negative way. It is obvious that he has been trying to break into show business for many years, and this show gave him the breakthrough he needed. Adam never said nor implied that it is all about the fame and attention. However, since singing is what he loves, and he therefore wants to make it his life’s work, he does need attention from producers, directors, media, whatever to help him achieve that dream. And it seems, God bless him, that he has succeeded marvelously.

    AND FOR THE RECORD, Adam Lamber has “touched” MY “heart” more than any other contestant on American Idol. No, not every song he has done has been my favorite. But “Mad World”, “Tracks of My Tears”, “One”, “Black and White”….he made himself completely vulnerable…laid bare his deepest emotions for the entire world to see.

    I agree with Paula when she said he is the “bravest” contestant AI has ever had.

    I am so happy he made it to the final. He totally deserves it.

  • CRB

    I picked Kris to win this whole thing in MJs pool back on the TOP 36 so you all who are jumping on the Allen Bandwagon late come on aboard.

    Btw, I chose him based strictly on his head shot because I hadn’t heard him sing to that point. Honestly, that is how shallow I think this show is.

  • soccerboi

    edit: RUDE

  • annabelina

    - Jordin’s song is vastly better than almost everything on her last album and she looked great, but she moves around the stage so unnaturally like she learned from the book.

    - Simon was so lame tonight half-heartedly clapping for Alicia Keys and was the first to sit down after Jordin’s performance. Come on man. Show a little respect.

    - Katy Perry’s eyes scare me, and that song is totally her version of Carrie Underwood’s “Last Name”. She can’t sing, but her cape amused me, so did Adam’s exclamation of “But I wanna see Katy Perry!” Heh.

    - Danny’s Hometown package: The “Scream On” sign … Lol!

    - Kris’s hometown package made me cry! Was not expecting that. I liked last season significantly more, and I don’t think I cried watching any of them (although Cook’s package made me really emotional). I think it was a combination of his family and that darn “Once” song.

    - Lol at Adam trying to sign things out the window of the limo while it was moving!

    - KRADAM FINALE! I totally lost my cable ’cause of the storm right after Katy Perry performed. When it came back Danny’s goodbye package was playing and all was well.

    ETA: I find it strange how people are suddenly saying that Adam won’t win when he was pretty much a shoe in for the finale, while Kris was not. Logic dictates that the reactions should be the opposite. I know he’s polarizing, but it’s still a bit puzzling.

  • annabelina

    ETA: Ugh. Double Post.

  • Chipmunk

    Katy Perry and Adam know each other. Adam said so in his Top 36 interview with Stevie

    yes they do, I remember him saying it in that interview

  • terps

    Re-watching it, Simon looked kind if happy when kris made it. Kris will win next week but Adam will have the better career. Similar to season 2

  • bruno

    Adam needs to win, or Kris will be the weakest winner to date IMO.

    nope – taylor holds the crown for that. hands down.

  • hypnoticwhisper

    I hope the judges learned their lesson. They should never say who will be in the finals early in the game.

  • DLPF

    Yea!!!! Yay!!!!
    It will be a good finale, great contrasting talents.

  • dma

    Adam fans unite! Stay vigilant!

    Understand we must vote until we can vote no more next week.

    Why is it so important he wins? Because thousands, hundreds of thousands relate to not quite fitting in, and Adam winning represents a triumph for all who have “been there.”

    ‘Nuff said.

  • phildog716

    I wonder if Danny is thinking …

    “thanks for the obscure 80′s song, Paula,…. Jesus H. , get a clue and get back on your meds…”

  • Valentin432

    I am happy that Gokey is gone but I fear that Adam won’t have much of a shot next week even if he outperforms clearly Kris.

    Kris has the cute all american boy style and he will be against the LA theater boy, who is going to get the more votes?
    At this stage it’s not about the performances anymore, it’s about the story and the personality, Kris has more appeal to the voting public.

  • lakhesis

    KRIS definitely has Adam’s nail polish on his thumb XD, pictures up on Top Idol site. I’m glad that they are such good friends – no one better to share the finale with.

    I’m so happy for them both…

  • suzie

    I’ve already been to a few sites where Danny’s fans are blaming Adam and vowing to vote for Kris. I’m a Glambert through and through, but it’s great to see Adam and Kris so happy for each other tonight. I want Adam to win, but am happy that he made it to the finale. But I do worry about revenge voters!

    Did Adam see Katy Perry’s cape? After I saw that (there’s no way that got by TPTB) I had hope that Adam was safe! :biggrin_wp:

  • Lexus

    Lol at Adam trying to sign things out the window of the limo while it was moving!

    I saw that too. Hilarious!!

    Re-watching it, Simon looked kind if happy when kris made it. Kris will win next week but Adam will have the better career. Similar to season 2

    Though my 2nd favorite, never in a million years did I think Kris could, maybe, bump off the greatest contestant to ever grace the AI stage. I think even Kris is shocked by the possibility. That said, I still strongly believe Adam will take it in the end.

    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve already been to a few sites where Dannyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s fans are blaming Adam and vowing to vote for Kris.

    That’s ridiculous. How is it possibly “Adam’s fault”? Jeez!

  • cwg509

    Yay!!
    Competition is over, they will have fun now. Neither one will mind too much losing to the other, I’m guessing. And they both get the big stage, big deals, etc.

    So different from each other, it is really apples to oranges.

    ETA: I hope they take a cue from Cook and do not reprise a previous song

  • ShariG

    Not rally dma, but it sounds good. It is a good sound bite in the Adam back story. See I think Kris needs to win for all of the humble nice guys. The whole world needs more Kris Allens.

  • ciciring

    “ShariG
    May 13th, 2009 at 10:06 pm
    Okay, guys, I just have to say this. You know I love Kris and have been supporting him the entire season 8, but for the most part I really assumed Adam had it in the bag. I still think he will win, but I have to say I really liked Danny tonight. When I read that US Today article where Adam says he is in the show for the attention and Danny says he is on the show to touch peopleà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s hearts, I think that says volumes about these two guys and where they are coming from. Makes me a little sorry that the final isnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t between Kris and Danny. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m conflicted tonight when I thought I would be thrilled.”

    Everyone knows how AI works, it is more about to explore your career and gain fame. If Danny do want to touch people’s heart, there’re tons of other events he can go to. Plus, he is so confident that he can be that big to give influence to others at the very beginning? I’m not bashing him, that is really good, but speaking in front of the public, to be honest is much much more brave than to say nice words. plus, can I remind you Danny’s cake fight with Allison and after getting that $6000 bill, he said “AI didn’t cover it?”

    saying is always easy.

  • jpfan

    Just because Archie has done well doesn’t mean that coming in second is a good thing. In general, it’s a bad thing because AI likes to making winning mean something.

    I think they’d both benefit from a win. Adam lost alot of luster this week. If he has another bad week and loses to Kris, I don’t seem him coming out of this in glory. He needs to win. Kris def needs to win because in the end, he’s not all that great a singer.

  • Chipmunk

    I am happy that Gokey is gone but I fear that Adam wonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t have much of a shot next week even if he outperforms clearly Kris.

    Kris has the cute all american boy style and he will be against the LA theater boy, who is going to get the more votes?
    At this stage ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s not about the performances anymore, ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s about the story and the personality, Kris has more appeal to the voting public

    Very true, and he will probably win it……I dont care about Kris Allen, I think he’s completely boring with no personality, with a pleasant voice, but if that’s what America wants, so be it, I’m happy for him

    My only concern was to get a chance to see Adam Lambert in the finale, and he will bring it and I will love it, and at least he made Top 2! Awesome! Anything that happens next week is a win for me

  • bambambam

    I think we got through a lot of boring contestants to get to a good top 4. They really dodged a bullet here, with Kris making the end so competitive.

    I just hope there’s another Adam/Allison duet in the second part of the finale, not the first, because Adam will need to save his voice for the competition songs.

  • clearone

    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That sums it up for me. I’m so excited but I don’t think I am as excited as Adam and Kris. Adam was so darn cute holding his head going OMG! over and over. I honestly believe he was more surprised that he made it than Kris was. Danny had a great run and I won’t diss the guy. Well done Danny!

    Next week is going to be such FUN! These two crack each other up. I wonder what Kris said to Adam while they were waiting for the results. It must have been something pretty amusing because Adam was cracking up! I’m not going to tell either of them what to do or not do. I leave it to them to know best. I’m just going to sit back and enjoy.

    Honey that was 100000% nail polish.
    Kris and Adam are BFFs yo.

    Yep they are. If you look at the pics from the results last week, Kris had the thumbnail polished as well. He and Adam are tight. I bet Adam dared him to do it and Kris did. Hee…wild Kris!!

  • Chipmunk

    nope – taylor holds the crown for that. hands down

    Yup!

  • dma

    ShariG – Adam doesn’t give you “humble nice guy’? I’ve seen nothing to suggest otherwise. But this isn’t a “humble nice guy” competition. It’s singing and Adam is better than Kris. Really, he is.

  • cwg509

    Adam was clearly off this week, but he has a very well thought out strategy. Even if he had a great night, à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Cryingà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  was a safe song choice and the arrangement seemed to be designed to make sure that he kept his fans but didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t screw up. The worst possible situation for Adam would be to have another amazing à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Mad Worldà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  performance that he couldnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t top in the final. Adam needed to lower expectations.

    Kris needed a knock out punch to stay alive. I think he is talented enough to come up with another great performance, but he needs to top à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Heartlessà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ , his best performance and arrangement of the entire competition à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  and that will be tough.

    This is one final that I am really looking forward to.

    THIS!

  • Michelle

    yep, that was definitely dark blue nail polish half chipped off of Kris’ thumb. I checked on HD :D

    I don’t even care who wins anymore. Kris made FINALE!!! How in the world did that happen, I’ve been bracing for him to go home every Wednesday since Top 8 week and he fought through all the way to the end! Yay!!!

    And I found myself cheering when Adam was named safe too :) This was the best finale out of the 3 possibilities imo. A true matchup of singer/performer vs. musician/arranger.

    eta:

    I just hope we get to see a truly great finale. I will raise my symbolic glass here and toast these two wonderfully talented guys! We should savor this moment and just be glad that the people decided this one. We can save the mind games and predictions and analysis for tomorrow.

    Hear hear, ITA!

  • Nativenewyorker

    You know, I just want to enjoy this moment and not start worrying about revenge votes or early predictions that Kris has this in the bag. Keep in mind, that’s what did in Danny. Never assume! No one has this thing won yet! If only a million votes separated them, then this will be tightly contested. Either one of them has a chance at the win.

    Sometimes the performances themselves do actually determine the winner. Maybe, just maybe, this time it really will be about who sings best. I would never count Adam out. With a formidable voice like his and his charisma and stage presence, he should not be underestimated at all.

    I just hope we get to see a truly great finale. I will raise my symbolic glass here and toast these two wonderfully talented guys! We should savor this moment and just be glad that the people decided this one. We can save the mind games and predictions and analysis for tomorrow.

  • teenie

    The most suprising thing about Danny not making it to the finals was his sing out. He clearly sang it to the memory of his wife and I bawled my eyes out. I’m shocked because I was by no means a fan, but Danny Goeky created one of the most moving performance of this season.. It was real.

    Anyway, I hoping Kris does well so we can keep that stunned look of disbelief on Simon’s face.

  • dma

    This is one final that I am really looking forward to.

    Amen!

  • amiroamor

    Ok y’all. There’s something I wanna share. I started watching Idol from season 3. Every year my favourite would be in the finale. Here’s how it goes.

    Season 3: Fav: Diana Winner: Fantasia
    Season 4: Fav: Carrie Winner: Carrie
    Season 5: Fav: Kat Winner: Taylor
    Season 6: Fav: Jordin Winner: Jordin
    Season 7: Fav: Archie Winner: Cook
    Season 8: Fav: Kris Winner: Can you see the pattern already?

    I know, I know, wishful thinking. Here’s praying the pattern would stay the same. Heee. That being said, I actually picked Adam to win in the pool. So it’s a win-win for me (who cares? haha). I’m so happy Kradam are in the finale! Yeay!

  • reeboks1

    does this mean paula’s little prediction she wrote down in the beginning of the season is WRONG????

  • SpenserJ

    Well, good for Kris, the little dark horse that could :)

    I couldn’t be happier that America put the Go in Gokey.

    And yes MJ, HOLY CRAP to the 88 million votes. Only 1 million seperating Adam and Kris? Wow, this will be a close fight. They both better bring it. I’m thinking whoever has the best performance next week takes it.

    This will actually be the first time in the history of this show that I’ve actually been quite fond of both people in the finale. I’m looking forward to watching next week!

  • SparklesATL

    bruno May 13th, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    Adam needs to win, or Kris will be the weakest winner to date IMO.

    nope – taylor holds the crown for that. hands down.

    I beg to differ bruno. Ruben holds the crown. Taylor is limping down the road after him.

    You probably didn’t remember Ruben when you wrote this. He sunk into oblivion about 10 seconds after the finale was over.

  • Chipmunk

    Honey that was 100000% nail polish.
    Kris and Adam are BFFs yo.

    Those 2 are serious BFFs for sure..which makes me happy for them in the finale……….they will work well on the duets , promotional videos etc….

    next week is gonna be all kinds of awesome!!!

  • gingerly

    It was really close tonight. I seriously doubt any Adam fans were vote splitting last night based on how many said they were scared for him. I said earlier tonight that I thought it would be an Adam/Kris finale because I didn’t feel Danny was garnering the ousted contestants’ fans. I don’t remember too many people saying that Danny’s “insert song name here” performance sealed the deal for them. He’s somebody who you got at the beginning, or would never get. I also happen to believe that the perception of his actions lost him some support too.

    I think that while Adam has gained fans over the course of the competition, he will have a very difficult time out-doing himself at this juncture to gain more. Yes, I think it’s Adams to lose, but Kris has nothing to lose. I seriously doubt Kris Allen was one of the names Paula wrote and then put in her hermetically sealed mayonnaise jar.

    I do think those of Danny’s fanbase who continue to vote next week will be more inclined, at this point, to vote for Kris than Adam. He’s so much less polarizing, and he’s a very good musician too. Anyhow, I’m unconcerned who wins. I just think it will be Kris.

  • http://absinthedreamers.blogspot.com/ Starrlight

    Yay!!
    Competition is over, they will have fun now. Neither one will mind too much losing to the other, Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m guessing. And they both get the big stage, big deals, etc.

    So different from each other, it is really apples to oranges

    Just like last year. And just like last year I may have a favorite but either one is fine with me. I am looking forward to see what kind of albums they make.

  • virgo03v

    According to people.com Kris won the coin toss so Adam sings first. We all know Adam knows how to open up a show!!! http://tvwatch.people.com/2009/05/13/spoiler-idols-top-2-revealed/

  • terps

    Look at it this way.. who NEEDS to win more. I think Kris needs the title and all that comes with it more then Adam needs it. Kris needs the extra T.v time so he doesn’t turn into the next Taylor hicks.

  • http://idolthoughts.today.com/ foxydonna

    So Danny is ousted! I bet he didn’t see that coming. But I’ll bet he pretty much figured it out when he ended up standing next to Adam at the end! That had to be weird.

    Adam should win, but it really could go the other way. It depends on how many of Danny’s voters cross over to Kris. If there were only a million votes separating them out of 88 million, Danny’s voters could swing it Kris’ way. There’s really no way to predict this one.

    I love it!

  • Lys

    His range is limited and guys like him can be found everywhere in the music scene. So he is not ALL that when you get him out of the show.

    Well, maybe that’s true to a certain extent. But none of those supposedly ubiquitous “guys like him” made it to where he is right now. None of those other “guys like him” blazed their way to the Top 2 of American Idol despite limited airtime early on in the competition, lukewarm critiques from the judges, and poor performance slots.

    Now, Kris himself has acknowledged his vocal limitations on more than one occasion. Yeah, he doesn’t exactly have the best voice in the world. But he knows exactly how to use what he does have, and it works. :)

  • Chipmunk

    Ok yà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢all. Thereà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s something I wanna share. I started watching Idol from season 3. Every year my favourite would be in the finale. Hereà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s how it goes.

    Season 3: Fav: Diana Winner: Fantasia
    Season 4: Fav: Carrie Winner: Carrie
    Season 5: Fav: Kat Winner: Taylor
    Season 6: Fav: Jordin Winner: Jordin
    Season 7: Fav: Archie Winner: Cook
    Season 8: Fav: Kris Winner: Can you see the pattern already?

    What’s the pattern? I dont get it

  • Kirsten

    According to people.com Kris won the coin toss so Adam sings first. We all know Adam knows how to open up a show!!!

    Heh. I guess 4 times in a row in the pimp spot might have been too much. Lady luck is smiling on Kris this week. He best enjoy it. I’m pretty sure that the producers have spent all day looking up obscure songs about penguins.

  • Allison

    Tess, IMO a good ending doesn’t redeem a whole stupid season, even though it was great to see Kara’s dumbfounded face.

  • elephant1212

    according to people.com…..kris won the coin toss…and adam will go first….come on adam, just like cookie, go first and rule!!

  • papble

    Adam is just amazing. One of the greatest ever, if not the greatest.

    Help us out supporting idol: http://www.papble.com/papble.html?gotox=239&gotoy=80

  • Chipmunk

    who NEEDS to win more

    BOTH OF THEM! No one needs it more than the other!

  • http://www.equinoxrpg.com dreamr

    All I have to say is GO KRIS!

    Our little engine that could. XD

    Against all odds he had fought his way through to the Top 2. Whether he wins or loses, I am just so dang proud of him.

  • elephant1212

    btw, is tuesday night 2 hours or 1 hour??? i know wednesday for sure is 2 hours…

  • Chipmunk

    I beg to differ bruno. Ruben holds the crown. Taylor is limping down the road after him.

    heheheheheh…and If Allen wins, he may just be a close 3rd behind those 2

  • http://www.myspace.com/swood1104 Sarah

    Yay for the bff’s and roomies! I literally was closing my eyes and internally chanting “Adam. Adam. Adam. Adam. Adam.” during the like 2 second break before Ryan announced Adam’s name. Then I JUMPED up off the couch screaming. I mean, I AM an Adam fan. What else would you expect? ;)

    OMGYAY KRADAM!!! I’m happier tonight than I was last year when David Cook won!!! :) (of course, it took a couple days for that to sink in, then I was over the moon. ;))

  • terps

    Heh. I guess 4 times in a row in the pimp spot might have been too much. Lady luck is smiling on Kris this week. He best enjoy it. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m pretty sure that the producers have spent all day looking up obscure songs about penguins.

    If it’s like last year it will be
    Clive Davis choice
    Their choice
    Winner’s song

  • LauraSophia

    Someone posted that they didn’t think Adam fans vote splitted last night. Well, I know quite a few that did vote split, including me.

    I voted for Adam and then Kris. I won’t be doing this next week obviously. But it indeed happened.

  • http://idolthoughts.today.com/ foxydonna

    He clearly sang it to the memory of his wife and I bawled my eyes out. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m shocked because I was by no means a fan, but Danny Goeky created one of the most moving performance of this season.. It was real.

    Ditto. After seeing her in the video, of course he sang it to her. And the anniversary of her death is Friday, so it’s got to be on his mind. I wasn’t a fan, ever, but I do feel for the guy. The first anniversary is very, very hard, and while he’ll be busy with rehearsals and all, he’s still going to be feeling this loss. I give him credit for moving forward with the audition and making it this far. As sappy as it sounds and as much as his loss was exploited, it really is a tragedy to triumph story for Danny.

  • Chipmunk

    Thereà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s really no way to predict this one.

    I love it!

    DING DONG!!! Love it too :clap_tb:

  • lostinidol

    Now, Kris himself has acknowledged his vocal limitations on more than one occasion. Yeah, he doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t exactly have the best voice in the world. But he knows exactly how to use what he does have, and it works. :)

    And Kris represents a movement that was very strong last season as well with Jason Castro. This isn’t a competition solely about the big note. Some finesse and a lot of honesty is appealing and interesting to a large segment of the audience. That’s reflected in the charts today and so it should be reflected on Idol.

  • lakhesis

    True. seeing htem both in the finale is definitely a prize for me. It’ll be sweet if Adam wins but I can totally see Kris winning, and then I’ll love how shocked and appreciative he’ll be.

  • bruno

    SparklesATL
    i stand corrected. i totally forgot about reuben. :-)

  • amiroamor

    LOL Chipmunk, I know people won’t get it :(

    Every 2 years, my favourite would win. Last time was Jordin, so this time it should be Kris. But as I said, wishful thinking.

  • jpfan

    I thought Danny’s singout was one of the highlights of the season. Really emotional. And I disliked him for months.

    I think an Adam/Kris finale will be kind of weak. Kris is just not a great singer. He’s an excellent arranger but his vocal skills are meh. Adam is just not my thing. I’m actually interested to see what the ratings look like next week.

    Last year, I knew Archie would be fine no matter what. I don’t feel that way about Adam or Kris.

  • jlc

    Seems to me I recall last year when during either top for or top 3, Ryan said they were all only 1 million apart….then DC went on to win by 12 million.

    I dunno…lets just bask in the joy of Kradam for now….

    my head hurts.

  • cwg509

    So if Kris wore the nail polish for Adam, did Adam wear the denim shirt for…Kris??
    “we’re one, but we’re not the same”…

  • catdog

    And yes MJ, HOLY CRAP to the 88 million votes. Only 1 million seperating Adam and Kris? Wow, this will be a close fight. They both better bring it. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m thinking whoever has the best performance next week takes it.

    SURE – 88 MILLION TWEENS TEXTING. NO WAY PEOPLE VOTED FOR KRIS BECAUSE HE WAS BETTER THAN DANNY. KRIS’ FAN BASE IS 13 YEARS OLD WITH POWERFUL THUMBS!

    GO ADAM!!!

  • ross

    Honey that was 100000% nail polish.
    Kris and Adam are BFFs yo.

    Final, shminal, let’s talk about the nail polish. Priorities, people!!!

    Last week, lots of people on the forums were commenting on Kris’s nail polish “on one nail.” This was Rock Week and I’m pretty sure he did it for that.

    I forgot about it, then when I saw the close-up of his thumb on the phone, at the AT&T store, I remembered those comments. Anybody who’s ever worn nail polish knows how it looks when it’s chipped off and there’s half of it left on the bottom of the nail. Not that I would know anything about that. lol

    I don’t know if it’s been discussed but I wonder who got the 1 million more votes last night? I don’t think we should assume it was Adam (though I did assume it was Adam). It’s possible it was Kris.

    From the first weeks of the show, Adam and Kris have been my favorites. Because I prefer Kris, and because Kris was all but unknown, and an underdog, and I supported him all this time, I’m really, really happy tonight.

    But I’m also happy Adam made it. He’s great, too, and if it had been Danny in the finale, I would have hated it. I want Kris to win, but glad both guys are there. Congrats, Adam and Kris fans! A great night tonight.

  • Keel

    Why is it so important he wins? Because thousands, hundreds of thousands relate to not quite fitting in, and Adam winning represents a triumph for all who have à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“been there.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ 

    So essentially you’re asking people to vote for Adam because of his backstory.

  • Kirsten

    If ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s like last year it will be
    Clive Davis choice
    Their choice
    Winnerà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s song

    Last year they didn’t sing the Winner’s song on performance night. They had them select and sing some other song from the leftover pile of coronation songs (i.e. the ones that couldn’t even win the lame a$$ coronation song contest).

    I wonder what they will do this year? I think they kind of liked having the coronation song appear suddenly on the finale. Maybe they will have Clive’s choice, Their Choice and lots and lots and lots and lots of judge chatter. Goodness knows they can’t be expected to get in six songs. Especially if you have to alot time for setting up some stupid theme (like the boxing thing last year) and don’t forget, you have to allocate time for Bruce to miss the throws to commercial).

  • anna in vegas

    Everyone wondering about Danny’s votes going to Kris, who knows? If my favorite was voted off tonight I would not vote at all next week for a second best. I have been just too invested in my favorite……..Adam! Just me, but I think a lot of people feel that way. In addition, I think the 4-hour voting could change things too. Anyone agree?

  • virgo03v

    Heh. I guess 4 times in a row in the pimp spot might have been too much. Lady luck is smiling on Kris this week. He best enjoy it. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m pretty sure that the producers have spent all day looking up obscure songs about penguins.

    Don’t forget that David Cook went first last year,a nd we all know how that turned out…….. At this point, when you’re down to only 2 contestants. It really doesn’t matter the performance order. Besides, Adam opened up the show last week, and everyone else was compared to him because he was so good. We have to wait and see what they sing and how they perform.

  • bruno

    I thought Dannyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s singout was one of the highlights of the season. Really emotional. And I disliked him for months.

    totally agree. i actually felt a tiny pang for the bugger….
    then i started dancing with joy.

  • SparklesATL

    His range is limited and guys like him can be found everywhere in the music scene. So he is not ALL that when you get him out of the show.

    Heh, this ^^^ is an exact quote from season 5 in regards to DAUGHTRY and we know how he ended up. Booted in 5th place (I think) and what happened to him? Let me think….his first CD bombed and now he’s dressing up like Elvis to sing one song a night in a traveling production company of a Broadway show? No…that was the guy who won.

    Let me think some more…he had a minor hit with a song about his shoes then “decided to peruse ETA – that is pursue – his acting career” after which he ended up on the Z list? No, that was the second place gal. What’s her name?

    edit: this thread is not about season 5 stick to the topic

  • amiroamor

    hehehehehehà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦and If Allen wins, he may just be a close 3rd behind those 2

    And that’s because he doesn’t belt. Poor guy. Ok guys, let’s party ! Kradam Celebration! :jittery_tb: :king_tb:

  • sidewalk

    I am so happy about the Kradam finale. For the first time, I think I’ll honestly be okay either way. Kris is my favorite, but I recognize that Adam has mad skills, is an amazing singer and is a star who totally deserves the title. I would be nothing but happy for him if he does walk away with the crown, which I think he will.
    Kris has already so far exceeded my expectations for him since when I first took notice way back during “Man In the Mirror”…he has really come into his own and quietly and strategically fought a very clean fight to the top. He has a lot to be proud of. He really was an underdog in this competition…it just goes to show that lack of footage and attention can be overcome. Just making it this far is such a big accomplishment for him. If he does win…what a story that will be. Definitely the biggest Idol underdog I can imagine…
    Either way, these are two amazingly talented guys who are both deserving of that title.
    Just like last year. Wow. How cool.

  • bruno

    anyone know what was the largest number of votes in a finale?

  • ross

    Everyone wondering about Dannyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s votes going to Kris, who knows? If my favorite was voted off tonight I would not vote at all next week for a second best. I have been just too invested in my favoriteà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦..Adam! Just me, but I think a lot of people feel that way. In addition, I think the 4-hour voting could change things too. Anyone agree?

    I agree with the first point. If my favorite (Kris) had been voted off, I possibly would not have voted next week at all. Despite liking Adam way more than Danny. But who knows, after I watched the show I might have changed my mind.

    Is the four hour voting thing new? I never watched before this season. (Four hours. Whoa. )

  • gingerly

    catdog
    May 13th, 2009 at 11:25 pm
    SURE – 88 MILLION TWEENS TEXTING. NO WAY PEOPLE VOTED FOR KRIS BECAUSE HE WAS BETTER THAN DANNY. KRISà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ FAN BASE IS 13 YEARS OLD WITH POWERFUL THUMBS!

    Sorry, catdog, I’m 52 years old with arthritis but I was texting for Kris with 3 phones for 2 hours, because I felt he belongs in the finals. He has a lovely musicality and great tone that always makes me smile. I think you underestimate Kris as much as the judges did. I indeed voted for Kris because he is better than Danny.

  • http://myspace.com/morganmadelynne marymagdalene

    SURE – 88 MILLION TWEENS TEXTING. NO WAY PEOPLE VOTED FOR KRIS BECAUSE HE WAS BETTER THAN DANNY. KRISà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ FAN BASE IS 13 YEARS OLD WITH POWERFUL THUMBS!

    GO ADAM!!!

    Catdog:
    I happen to be 38, which means I sure the hell ain’t no TWEEN, and I texted for both Adam and KRIS, at least 700 times…

  • SarahBoBo

    And now I will replace the lyrics of Since You Been Gone with what’s going on in my head…

    Since Ryan spokey…
    We at last put the go in Gokey…
    So we’re moving on…
    To the epic finale…
    With Kris and Adam…!!!

    Ok. Just had to get that out. Can’t wait for the Idolatry :lol_tb:

  • Ouiser

    I really don’t get why people think Kris is so weak. He doesn’t belt them out, but neither does John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, Damien Rice……

    I would love to hear Kris do something by REM (not sure they would ever release their songbook to Idol – can’t say I blame them). I could imagine him singing his own version of “At My Most Beautiful”, or better yet “It’s the End Of The World” slowed down and Krisized! Or “Hollow Man” off Accelerate. Or “South Central Rain”, or…..ok I could go on.

  • shell29

    I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think it is a given that Kris gets Dannyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s votes.

    True, but I’d say it’s a given that Adam won’t be getting Danny’s votes.

  • jpfan

    Daughtry was a powerful vocalist on the show and TCO for months. He can blow. Kris is just not in his league. But Kris is a talented musician, arranger and very cute. He could easily win this thing. But I still think he’d be one of weakest singers ever to win Idol.

  • weareallinnocent

    AND FOR THE RECORD, Adam Lambert has à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“touchedà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  MY à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“heartà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  . . . . No, not every song he has done has been my favorite. But à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Mad Worldà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ , à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Tracks of My Tearsà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ , à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Oneà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ , à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Black and Whiteà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.he made himself completely vulnerableà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦laid bare his deepest emotions for the entire world to see.

    Yup. Don’t forget If I Can’t Have You. :-)

    Adam has sung “message” songs throughout the competition, the Adam Lambert way. And that’s more than alright with me, dawg.

    He made clear early on, and then emphasized it again throughout his homecoming, that he hopes that kids who feel a little different, or don’t fit in, will be comforted and inspired by his experience. He’s encouraged kids to embrace each others’ differences, and then he sang “One” with such conviction and connection.

    I don’t know about you, but in my mind, there couldn’t be a much more noble goal, given our world today. With all that’s going on, including bullying and kids struggling (not to mention the tragic responses, hurting themselves or others) I’m betting Adam has touched quite a few hearts along the way. Just as he’d hoped.

    BTW, I’m only responding to the claim that Adam had no intent other than fame, because clearly that is not the case. And that he said he’s on AI for the exposure, hoping to be a pop star doesn’t make it so. I am in no way suggesting that anyone vote on backstory. I happen to believe Adam has the talent and performance department fairly well covered too. LOL

  • webster

    This should be an awesome final! They are so alike in the essential ways and so different in the details. And I’m such a random Idol fan, but I tend to pick a fav on one hearing. Season 3 it was Fantasia in the semis, season 5 it was Taylor’s audition. This year Adam’s RoF. Didn’t watch any other season. I can be happy with either guy winning this year, but Id like it to go to Adam just to show that people are open-minded, musically speaking.

  • steve

    LOL alexis anoop matt ALLISON kris and adam ARE ALL FAR BETTER THEN DANNY

  • CFIdolsfan

    The most suprising thing about Danny not making it to the finals was his sing out. He clearly sang it to the memory of his wife and I bawled my eyes out. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m shocked because I was by no means a fan, but Danny Goeky created one of the most moving performance of this season.. It was real.

    Anyway, I hoping Kris does well so we can keep that stunned look of disbelief on Simonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s face.

    He clearly sang it to the memory of his wife and I bawled my eyes out. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m shocked because I was by no means a fan, but Danny Goeky created one of the most moving performance of this season.. It was real.

    Ditto. After seeing her in the video, of course he sang it to her. And the anniversary of her death is Friday, so ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s got to be on his mind. I wasnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t a fan, ever, but I do feel for the guy. The first anniversary is very, very hard, and while heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll be busy with rehearsals and all, heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s still going to be feeling this loss. I give him credit for moving forward with the audition and making it this far. As sappy as it sounds and as much as his loss was exploited, it really is a tragedy to triumph story for Danny.

    Thanks for the nice words. Danny has sung this song, as well as “Endless Love,” I’m sure, to his dear wife. His peformance being moving was no surprise to me, a fan from the beginning. Another thing he goes out with is class. He said about them that, if he gives them something to talk about, he is the one in control. Go, Danny, and can’t wait to see what there is in store for you. In the mean time, all the best to Adam and Kris.

    edited: no fingerwagging

  • Chipmunk

    LOL Chipmunk, I know people wonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t get it :(

    Every 2 years, my favourite would win. Last time was Jordin, so this time it should be Kris. But as I said, wishful thinking

    Aaah, Ok, I get it now,LOL! Wish for the best, it could happen :thumbup_tb:

  • Kirsten

    Donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t forget that David Cook went first last year,a nd we all know how that turned outà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.. At this point, when youà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re down to only 2 contestants. It really doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t matter the performance order.

    You can win when you go first. Here are the details on the winners:

    S1: Kelly: Won the Coin Toss: Sang Second
    S2: Ruben: Lost the Coin Toss: Sang First
    S3: Fantasia: Won the Coin Toss: Sang Second
    S4: Carrie: Won the Coin Toss: Sang Second
    S5: Taylor: Won the Coin Toss: Sang Second
    S6: Jordin: Lost the Coin Toss, but Blake offered her her choice: Sang Second
    S7: Cook: Lost the Coin Toss: Sang First

    In 7 season, the winner has won the coin toss 4 times (57% of the time) and sung last 5 times (71% of the time). With the exception of Blake, everybody who has won the coin toss chose to go last (87.5% – 7 out of 8 times). Everybody who has been given the ultimate choice of going last has taken (100%).

    So, despite many fans not believing that going last matters, it’s clear that the Idols are a little more superstitious.

  • Ouiser

    And I hope Kris is laughing his ass off at the judges’ reactions to him being safe.

  • ross

    Sorry, catdog, Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m 52 years old with arthritis but I was texting for Kris with 3 phones for 2 hours, because I felt he belongs in the finals.

    Yeah, I’m no fangirl either and not a kid. Voted for two hours for K. A.

  • 4got

    Congratulations, Kris and Adam. I hope Adam gives us a moment that tops his duet with Allison. That was a ‘moment’ for me this season.

  • savgal

    And the anniversary of her death is Friday, so ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s got to be on his mind. I wasnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t a fan, ever, but I do feel for the guy. The first anniversary is very, very hard, and while heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll be busy with rehearsals and all, heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s still going to be feeling this loss. I give him credit for moving forward with the audition and making it this far. As sappy as it sounds and as much as his loss was exploited, it really is a tragedy to triumph story for Danny.

    Donna, thanks for posting this. Sure wish he could have the day off. I bet they will be steadily rehearsing for the finale. It looked like he had a lot of family there tonight, and I hope they can stay a few more days. Seeing their wedding picture is making me tear up right now. Ironic, isn’t it, Danny the widower lost his wife a few months before Kris married his.

  • butte009

    Adam was my favorite coming out of the auditions. But I made Kris my long shot winner after the Top 36 performed.

    Compared to Adam, yes, Kris has a “weaker” voice. But so does just about everyone else in the industry. I personally like Adam best when he doesn’t go into the power shreak. I still think it sounds a little too much like Axel Rose when he does it.

    I don’t think either could be as weak as Rueben post Idol.

  • gingerly

    I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t know if ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s been discussed but I wonder who got the 1 million more votes last night? I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think we should assume it was Adam (though I did assume it was Adam). The DialIdol GeoPredictions maps are interesting and seem to show Danny losing the most states, with Adam second. Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s possible.

    I don’t know if we will ever know who did. I think they had Kris safe first as a call to arms to Adam’s fanbase. I also don’t think the number of states matter. I can’t see how winning North Dakota is equal to winning California. I don’t care enough, however, to analyze it based on census data. Adam or Kris will win next week and I’m perfectly fine with either of them.

  • elephant1212

    no the runner up isnt guaranteed a record deal

  • Chipmunk

    And thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s because he doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t belt. Poor guy. Ok guys, letà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s party ! Kradam Celebration

    Okay, let’s celebrate…for tonight I’m with ya, even though I hate the whole Kradam concept :drunk_tb:

  • NOLA

    Congrats to Kris and Adam! I’m sorry to see Danny go; but he’ll be fine.
    Think I’ll join the underdog train, now. I sure don’t want to see a blowout and Adam’s remarks about just wanting exposure turned me off. He really doesn’t need the win as much as Kris. He bought the $1700 suit and goodness knows what else out of his own pocket. He isn’t hurting and he won’t be hurting. It would be great to see meek, mild lil Kris take the crown.

  • bruno

    kirsten – oh, queen of numbers:

    do you have any stats on vote totals for the finale?

    e.g. total number of votes cast?
    or, the spread of votes between the winner and second place?

  • jpfan

    Back to the politics of Idol. I thought Danny’s ouster ended that. I just don’t think people deserve to win a singing show because of their “political” message. If Adam outsings Kris next week, he deserves to win. The end.

    With texters putting in thousands of votes, the number of votes cast doesn’t really reflect the number of voters. In the end, the voters that count are the ones who buy your album. Which amazingly enough won’t be anywere near 84 million.

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    HELL TO THE YES!!!! I am loving this finale. Both boys deserved it over Gokey. Since he can’t really complete a sentence, it’s all good that my beloved Allison went out 4th and got the better press tour.

    Damn, that thunder was loud. Did Danny invoke God on me for dissing him?

    ETA: I said in the prediction thread that sometimes it takes a week for a terrible performance to bite you in the ass. Gokey did nothing this week to make us forget the scream from hell. Kris stepped up his game. Case closed.

  • skylight1219

    Gosh, I’m a Kris fan and I’m well over 13 years of age. I think that Danny was finished because his voice was giving out. That scream last week probably did him in.

    And, it doesn’t make anyone change their votes by saying their fave is the better singer. It’s all subjective. (as I’ve stated before) Some love the laid-back style that Kris offers.

    Not wanting to cross a line here, but, Taylor Hicks is doing just fine. He isn’t washed up by any means. Just because his CD sales aren’t all that great, that man can put on a show like no other. I think he’s better live than on recording.

    If Adam wins, he may fare no better than Taylor as far as CD sales go. I think he’s better as a live entertainer too. There’s room for all in this big ole world.

  • bean99

    I can’t believe Kris is still there and Alexis, Anoop, Allison, and Danny are gone. I knew Danny was gone when they didn’t even show him singing on his hometown video. This is going to be a ho hum finale for me because I don’t like either of them and certainly won’t be voting.

    Danny did great on his singout. I had a tear myself as did Kara and Paula. Simon looked like I felt at the thought of Kris in the finals.

  • tierbee

    Hooray for the Kris/Adam final! I am looking forward to it. But Danny really did have a great moment in his singout – I felt guilty for being glad that he was going home! I don’t have an overwhelming favorite this time, though I prefer Adam… and I like both, so I can just enjoy the finale and hopefully they both are amazing.

  • adamandeva

    Kris won the coin toss and chose Adam to go first. In most cases, its best to go second because you have a more lasting impact on the viewers.

    Except in this case. Remember rock night? Adam was first and overshadowed and topped everyone.

    Adam going first may over shadow Kris, IMO.

  • NOLA

    Is the four hour voting thing new? I never watched before this season. (Four hours. Whoa. )

    No, they always do 4 hours. The “tweens” rule, because they will sit there and text for 4 solid hours, where as most of the adults will call/text for an hour or so and then they go to bed so they can get up for work.

  • virgo03v

    Seems to me I recall last year when during either top for or top 3, Ryan said they were all only 1 million apartà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.then DC went on to win by 12 million.

    Yes. Ryan did say something similar. You want people to think its close or else its boring. This is still a reality show. We don’t know what the real totals are, and never will.

    So essentially youà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re asking people to vote for Adam because of his backstory.

    No. People should vote for Adam because he’s the best.

  • undercooked

    ShariG

    When I read that US Today article where Adam says he is in the show for the attention and Danny says he is on the show to touch peopleà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s hearts, I think that says volumes about these two guys and where they are coming from

    But Adam’s has also said he would like to be a role model for kids who feel weird and don’t fit in. He requested the visit to the theater students and spent an hour and a half talking to them and working with them. At his high school he told the kids it’s ok to feel weird. And that if you believe in yourself, you can reach your goals. It sounds like to me Adam does want to touch people’s hearts.

    Reporters will always put their own slant on a story. Also, when reading stories, people tend to interpret them with their own biases.

  • cookcricket

    butte009 May 13th, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    I agree with you uhohnogo

    No one goes on a reality show, where the prize is a recording contract with a major label (with the added possibility of selling millions of albums) to à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“touch peopleà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s heartsà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ . Sorry!

    But see, I think there was a sense of truth in what Danny said. That’s why he wasn’t suited to win a singing competition, imo. He wasn’t in it for the music and partly why as some peeps have pointed out, he seemed ready for it to be over. I wish the best for Danny in the future and do think he will be able to touch people’s hearts in whatever he ends up doing.

    Having said that, :clap_tb: :clap_tb: :clap_tb:

    America got it right!!!!!!!!!!! :tongue1_tb: :bye_tb:

  • Kirsten

    e.g. total number of votes cast?
    or, the spread of votes between the winner and second place?

    They don’t always announce the vote spread. Last year, they had the highest vote total at 94 million, the gap between first and second was 12 million.

    The closest race was between Ruben and Clay. I think they’ve settled on the final difference being 130K (although Ryan initially reported various numbers with fewer 0′s on it). The vote total was 24 million that year (they only got one phone line)

  • bean99

    I hated that Katy Perry had Adam’s name on her stupid costume. yuch…

  • annlovesadam

    SIDE NOTE:

    I read on People.com that Kris won the coin toss and Adam is going first next week….

    Damn Adam will Kill it…he is great at opening a show….

  • elephant1212

    i cant imagine kris allen with his wife going all over the country as the next american idol…..they just got married 2 months ago!

  • steve

    Danny lost his wife on july 9th they were married on may 15th

  • bruno

    thanks kirsten for the info.

    when is your book coming out? :-)

  • Trina

    Oh I don’t know, I’m 35 years old and I texted for 2 hours last night just like I texted 4 hours straight for DC last year final 2 night. The idea that only teens sit around pounding in texts is a myth. With AT&T offering unlimited text packages lots of adults use that method too.

    I’m happy for Kris but I just can’t feel any hate for Danny. His singout tonight made me tear up.

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    But see, I think there was a sense of truth in what Danny said. Thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s why he wasnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t suited to win a singing competition, imo. He wasnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t in it for the music and partly why as some peeps have pointed out, he seemed ready for it to be over. I wish the best for Danny in the future and do think he will be able to touch peopleà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s hearts in whatever he ends up doing.

    What? I’m sorry. But what has he done in his life to touch my heart? His wife died and he tried out for a reality show 4 weeks later. That is supposed to touch my heart? He may not be evil, but where are his priorities? I would rather hear that he joined a mission trip to help peeps in Honduras or something truly worthy. Instead, he goes on Idol and his church is pimping it for all they can. No doubt they used him, but I can’t respect that.

  • Cheeryo

    If I were a Danny fan, I wouldn’t automatically embrace Kris. He is, after all, the spoiler that kept Danny out of the final.

  • skylight1219

    edit: STOP LECTURING Or I put you in moderation

  • weelassie

    ShariG

    When I read that US Today article where Adam says he is in the show for the attention and Danny says he is on the show to touch peopleà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s hearts, I think that says volumes about these two guys and where they are coming from

    But Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s has also said he would like to be a role model for kids who feel weird and donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t fit in. He requested the visit to the theater students and spent an hour and a half talking to them and working with them. At his high school he told the kids ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s ok to feel weird. And that if you believe in yourself, you can reach your goals. It sounds like to me Adam does want to touch peopleà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s hearts.

    Reporters will always put their own slant on a story. Also, when reading stories, people tend to interpret them with their own biases.

    THIS…What was said there was totally taken out of context. Adam has talked about why he went on idol and it wasn’t for fame but to finally be able to do something more with his incredible gift. (my wording not his) He wanted a chance to finally be heard just like almost everyone else who tries out. This was a kid who felt left out and rejected and wanted to let others know that it is ok to be different. I think that is awesome and has nothing to do with fame. Reporters put their spin on anything. I like to actually listen to the person who is speaking and not a reporter. I don’t need Dan Rather to tell me to have Courage.

  • jpfan

    I admit it. I cried too. And Katy Perry’s costume probably will lose Adam some votes.

  • LoveU

    With all thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s going on, including bullying and kids struggling (not to mention the tragic responses, hurting themselves or others) Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m betting Adam has touched quite a few hearts along the way. Just as heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢d hoped.

    YES! And as someone else wrote, “saying is easy”.

    Adam didn’t wear his heart on his sleeve by SAYING “ooh, I want to be all inspirational.” Rather, he was inspring through his actions. Not just in the songs he sang, but in the way he sang them.

  • bruno

    If I were a Danny fan, I wouldnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t automatically embrace Kris. He is, after all, the spoiler that kept Danny out of the final.

    hmm, danny’s crappy singing of late may have had something to do with it too.
    if anything, for danny fans, there is a hatred of all things adam. hence, if they do vote at all next week (and that’s a bit if), they’ll swing behind kris.

  • maturin

    I will raise my symbolic glass here and toast these two wonderfully talented guys! We should savor this moment and just be glad that the people decided this one

    I toast you back, nnyr. I’m just pure happy. Happy to be looking forward to a finale with two singers’ whose work I admire and who earned their way.

    OK: Has it ever been publicly stated on the show what people on AI know the results by Wednesday morning? Is it possible that the producers prepare two edits of the homecoming packages? Because after entering the show convinced Kris was leaving, I began to suspect he might win during his homecoming, when they used Glen Hansard’s, then Kris’ beautiful acoustic take on Falling Slowly. It reminded me strongly how much I appreciated his best moments of the season, and I thought, wow, if he goes, it’s going to feel like they really didn’t support the best singer, vs the best story. And then!!!!

    I’m just happy for these two, and their chance to make a record–and duets! And one more big show!

    Adam’s hometown visit was lovely too, and his season has been great. I’m just more excited for Kris at the moment because I never expected it would really happen!!!!

    But as far as stuff like vengeance voting: well–*both* finalists beat the third place person, right? It’s a horse race. It makes no sense to decide that you’re punishing one with your vote, because you’re voting for the other guy who beat your guy. That said, and I say this as a Kris fan, it was Kris Allen who put the Go in Gokey. Except he didn’t: he just came hard from behind in a long race and sang exceptionally well.

  • TwigLA

    I thought tonight was awesome all around. I’m very happy with the results. I won’t be voting because I like them both. Congrats to Kris and Adam, and good luck to Danny!

  • adamandeva

    I wouldn’t necessarily say the tweens will vote non-stop 4 hours next week. Most of them get tired and go to sleep (it is a school night!). I would say by 10pm or 11pm they are spent. Whereas the older voter will stay up and vote longer.

  • iluvai

    I’m definitely a late comer posting tonight. Great comments from everyone. I knew I would be sad no matter who went home. Danny is a good singer and while it was hard for me to give support to anyone other than Adam, it is still sad. These guys went through a lot together. I think I was pretty negative about Danny at times, yet I think Danny is a better singer than Kris. Oh well.

    Good luck Danny! I wish you all the best.

    I thought I would have a heart attack before I heard Adam’s name for the finale. Dear G. I screamed like a maniac, squeezed my kids who have completely thought their mother has lost her marbles. Then they started screaming too. My 6 year old son was asleep on the sofa, so he didn’t get to see his fave Kris make it to the finals. The three of us girls screamed pretty loud too… LOL

    I’ll be biting my nails for a week! I luv Adam so much. Oh yeah hubby called me from his hotel (on business trip) to share my joy. He is so patient with his wife’s insanity over Adam. (He likes Adam best too, but he stays calm so as not to fuel the fire!) smiles….

  • bruno

    and wasn’t it oh so timely, that adam yells out “i want to see katy perry sing” and then she happens to have his name on her cape.

    oh, i betcha adam cringed on that one. talk about crappy timing.

  • sleeptalker

    Kris doesn’t have a “weak” voice. He just has a weak voice in comparison to Adam, because practically ALL of the male finalists had a weak voice in comparison to Adam. Adam has pipes and an awesome range.

    What Kris has that Adam doesn’t is his ability to take any song, whether it be Jackson/Rock/Disco/Kanye West, and make it a “Kris Allen” song. As awesome of performances as “Mad World”, “Cryin’”, etc. were, they still stayed relatively true to the originals. Kris can rearrange a song and still make it awesome. What Kris has as an instrumentalist, Adam has as a performer.

    So neither finalist is “better” than the other. They just each have their own strengths. The only difference is that one has been a long-time frontrunner, and the other has been a complete underdog.

    PS…who else is soooo looking forward to Idolatry? Not only their recap…but their interview with Gokey? :D

  • NOLA

    i cant imagine kris allen with his wife going all over the country as the next american idolà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦..they just got married 2 months ago!

    What a great second honeymoon that would be !!!!!!

  • jpfan

    In general, most people don’t waste hours of their time voting AGAINST someone. They vote FOR someone.

  • bean99

    I absolutely don’t think Kris deserves in any way to be in the finals but didn’t think Taylor should win either. It’s not up to me and all I can do is vote for my favorites. Too bad I don’t have any now. :thumbdown_tb:

  • Duke

    Wow! Kris really chose to go first! wow wow wow

  • virgo03v

    What Kris has that Adam doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t is his ability to take any song, whether it be Jackson/Rock/Disco/Kanye West, and make it a à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Kris Allenà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  song. As awesome of performances as à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Mad Worldà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ , à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Cryinà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ , etc. were, they still stayed relatively true to the originals. Kris can rearrange a song and still make it awesome. What Kris has as an instrumentalist, Adam has as a performer.

    I disagree with this. Adam makes his songs the “Adam Lambert” song as well. Grant it, you may not like it as much, but he also interprets them. The only difference between Adam and Kris is a guitar…. However, i do agree with you that Adam is the performer between the two. And I agree that they are both talented in different ways.

    Am I the only one who didn’t like Jordin Spark’s performance or song???

  • erinnthered

    Just got back from my last class, and about to watch the videos…

    Sorry to the Danny fans, but…YAAAAAAAAY!!!11!1!!! :clap_tb:

    I finally have a finale where I can root for everyone!!

  • silverwings

    Kradam ftw! I’ll be happy with either as a winner.

    But just to be safe, I think I’ll pick up one of those Go Phones so I can text next week… :)

    I think Idol might cross the 100 million vote mark. Should be fun!

    ETA: Sidenote, I see the videos are available to download from iTunes. Anyone know if they fixed the sound mix on Cryin’?

  • Katie1

    All I Have to say is “Thank God”!!!

    Go Kris and Adam!!!

    Adam Fans Don’t be scared that all of Danny’s Votes will go to Kris…Adam Will Still win!!!!
    And I say this being A Kris Fan!!

    I’m pretty sure Adam has the bigger fan base….I will be alright with Kris coming in second, He will have a deal in no time…Jamie Fox will make an album with him…Remember?

  • bruno

    Duke – it’s being reported that Kris won the toss and decided to go second.

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    What Kris has that Adam doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t is his ability to take any song, whether it be Jackson/Rock/Disco/Kanye West, and make it a à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Kris Allenà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  song. As awesome of performances as à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Mad Worldà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ , à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Cryinà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ , etc. were, they still stayed relatively true to the originals. Kris can rearrange a song and still make it awesome. What Kris has as an instrumentalist, Adam has as a performer.

    If you’re using that argument, I’d say see Blake Lewis vs Jordin Sparks. The one perceived to have the best vocals won. The inventive one came in number 2.

    ETA: My two faves of the finale three are in the top two. I’m stoked. Whatever happens, it’s all good.

  • iluvai

    Sorry bean99. I would be devastated if Adam had not been in the finals and I would be feeling just like you. I totally get where you are coming from.

  • undercooked

    Think Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll join the underdog train, now. I sure donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t want to see a blowout and Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s remarks about just wanting exposure turned me off. He really doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t need the win as much as Kris. He bought the $1700 suit and goodness knows what else out of his own pocket. He isnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t hurting and he wonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t be hurting. It would be great to see meek, mild lil Kris take the crown.

    Don’t all the contestants who make the tour get $100,000? Also, it looked like Kris and his wife had a pretty nice house in Arkansas. I really don’t think of Kris as mild and meek. He is a strong person. He had the guts enough to perform, never lost his cool on stage and never got rattled. Also, I recall other contestants in the past like Ace and Taylor also spent money on clothing for the show.

    I think both Adam and Kris are very nice people and both have wonderful qualities.

    ETA-$100,000 goes alot farther in Arkansas than it does in Los Angeles.

  • NOLA

    I would rather hear that he joined a mission trip and help peeps in Honduras or something truly worthy.

    I’m getting a tad sick of these other country political correctness bullshit trips. What about our own country? We have hungry and sick people right here at home that need to be cared for. That is what church groups do. That is what Danny does.

    Sorry; but half the show tonight was about making us feel guilty. I give. I don’t need to be preached to on American Idol about it.

    Again, I’m sorry. It just upsets me.

  • virgo03v

    If youà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re using that argument, Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢d say see Blake Lewis vs Jordin Sparks. The one perceived to have the best vocals won. The inventive one came in number 2.

    LOL. you are so right with this analogy.

  • cookcricket

    Adam has nothing to gain next week. Of course he SHOULD win. I mean, Kris Allenà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦the next american idol?! it doesnt fit at all. If kris were to win, all the focus would be on, à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“OMG what an upset. Kris didnt deserve to win. and ppl only voted for him because they dont like adam,à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ 

    Adam needs to win, or Kris will be the weakest winner to date IMO.

    Whaaaa….??? I love Adam! I just like Kris’s style of music more.

    I truly believe either would serve American Idol well, imo, equally gifted in completely different ways. :)

    ETA: Oops, I just skimmed the post that said Danny’s fans are blaming Adam for him being voted out, therefore they are voting for Kris. If this is the case that’s not right. I want Kris to win on his own merit and talent of which I believe he has loads.

  • weelassie

    can’t wait for kristen with glasses:)

  • weareallinnocent

    Not to risk revealing that I watched the announcement over and over and over lol, IIRC, last year’s finale vote total was “nearly 98 million” with an “almost 12 million” vote spread. I may be misremembering, but I recall doing the math in my head to get 55 to 43 million. :-)

    So, to me, when the announced 88 million tonight, I was a little surprised. I don’t think it got anywhere near that high last year for Top 3. (For some reason, 72 sticks in my head, but I have no idea why.)

  • oddobserver

    Just watched all 3 homecoming videos. It’s clear who’s comfortable with the fame, the crowds and the madnes.

    I was shocked tho’ that Danny didn’t stop for the lady with the boa. Why didn’t he? It wouldn’t have taken 5 minutes! The video wasn’t clear, but I really hope he wasn’t laughing into his hand. And that’s touching the hearts of people? To be candid, he seemed to be really at ease with Jamar, otherwise he just seemed way overwhelmed. I do hope now that he has the exposure, he’d be well-advised on his skills and ability to deal with his fame. I just wanted him out of the competition, and now he is, i wish him all the best. Going to rein in my Danny bashing urges now. :bye_tb:

    Kris was sweet. The people in his town were respectful too. No major mobs at the family gathering, tho’ I think his family alone constitutes a mob. I really loved how Kris actually jumped down into the audience, to the major fright of his security. :clap_tb:

    Adam genuinely reached out to the crowd. Even with his experience with people, I felt that his appreciation of his fans was genuine and sweet. He was truly grateful, and he really listened to the young children, and was sincere with them. He’s really glad that he’s on his way to his long-dreamed of goal. So no way does he come across as shallow to me. Highly motivated and focused on his goal is more like it.

    Now, it really comes down to two very different talents. I can imagine them neatly dividing the market niches up between them with their different genres. I’m looking forward to Kris and Adam working together. Call me weird/wishful, but I do think they can overlap and work together for some songs.

    Under Pressure for the Finale? Good luck you guys, but Adam FTW! :king_tb:

  • jlc

    SURE – 88 MILLION TWEENS TEXTING. NO WAY PEOPLE VOTED FOR KRIS BECAUSE HE WAS BETTER THAN DANNY. KRISà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ FAN BASE IS 13 YEARS OLD WITH POWERFUL THUMBS!

    GO ADAM!!!

    Catdog:
    I happen to be 38, which means I sure the hell ainà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t no TWEEN, and I texted for both Adam and KRIS, at least 700 timesà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦

    I’m a TWEEN :redface_wp:…tween 40 & 50…. :cool2_tb:

    and I love them both & I voted my arse off!

  • shadow-rider

    I know if I was a die hard Danny fan I would not be voting at all next week. I mean why would I waste my time and fingers to be voting for someone else.

    No matter who wins next week it will be a great finale. It will be great to see all of the contestants on the stage again.

  • gingerly

    Adam has nothing to gain next week. Of course he SHOULD win. I mean, Kris Allenà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦the next american idol?! it doesnt fit at all. If kris were to win, all the focus would be on, à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“OMG what an upset. Kris didnt deserve to win. and ppl only voted for him because they dont like adam,à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ 

    Adam needs to win, or Kris will be the weakest winner to date IMO.

    I think the overwhelming majority here like both Kris and Adam. I’m probably more likely to vote for Kris because I can see myself listening to an album I think he will make more than listening to Adam album. That being said, I will vote for who I think does better on the night. I’m truly unconcerned who wins.

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    I would rather hear that he joined a mission trip and help peeps in Honduras or something truly worthy.

    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m getting a tad sick of these other country political correctness bullshit trips. What about our own country? We have hungry and sick people right here at home that need to be cared for. That is what church groups do. That is what Danny does.

    Sorry; but half the show tonight was about making us feel guilty. I give. I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t need to be preached to on American Idol about it.

    Again, Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m sorry. It just upsets me.

    Nola, I used that as an example because the nursing students where I work do a service learning project there if they want. They also do some in the US, but the conditions in Honduras are way worse. I’m not trying to be PC (I work for a Catholic institution), but I have seen no evidence that Danny’s church does anything but buy its pastor a caddy. I would love to hear that I’m wrong. Please let me know if I am. I don’t mean Christians in general. I mean Danny’s church and him.

  • weareallinnocent

    Anyone know if they fixed the sound mix on Cryinà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢?

    To me, sadly, it did not seem so. Still hear background voice loud and clear and pitchy dawg in the beginning. Not noticeable throughout, but that’s how I remember it performance night too.

    They did, however, give better close ups and camera work on “One,” if that’s any consolation. :-)

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    Reminder:

    I’ve been known to put long-term posters in moderation. So those of you whose posts I’ve edited, please knock off the defensiveness and the finger wagging, or you WILL be moderated

  • weelassie

    No tween here….lol, but i was on mj’s site last year with a handful of others who voted the whole time for Cookie. We were still on here until the wee hours spurring each other on. So we can’t assume only the tweens vote for the whole time:)

  • laura11383

    As one of the few Danny fans on this blog, I’m disappointed. Hopefully, he’ll be able to make a nice CCM album – I’d look forward to hearing that.

    I now have no investment in the finale – other than Jordin and Blake (I was a Melinda fan), this is the first time that’s happened for me. I’m not a fan of Adam’s rock screaching, so I’d rather see Kris win, but it doesn’t matter for me so much.

    Oh well.

  • http://youtube.com/user/ConcertCameraCat Sparkles

    Wow, that was an exciting show. I thought Adam could have beat Danny but I’m not sure about Kris. I believe every winner has been from the South (when there’s a Southerner in the final 2). Next Wednesday will be another exciting show for sure.

  • risalea

    I don’ know what to say….when this whole thing started, no one knew Kris. Then it was like, “if he can get to top 10 so he can go on tour” then, each week, just one more step, all the way to top 5, then top 3, and now this!

    Unbelievable.

    There’s a whole lot of proud folks in Arkansas tonight.

  • weelassie

    I totally missed katy perry having Adam’s name on her cape because I couldn’t stand looking at her. that’s a strange lady. looked to me like she should perform for the circus.

  • http://absinthedreamers.blogspot.com/ Starrlight

    He bought the $1700 suit and goodness knows what else out of his own pocket. He isnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t hurting and he wonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t be hurting. It would be great to see meek, mild lil Kris take the crown.

    So you know for sure he paid for that out of his own pocket with no help from friends or family? That’s making an assumption. As a parent, if my kid was in the Top 12 on Idol you damn skippy can bet I’d be helping cover those costs and I am pretty sure his family is too.

  • idolfan617

    I am so glad that this finally puts an end to the “feud” rumors with Kris and Adam. It is so obvious (and not put on for tv) that they are very, very good friends. It almost seemed like the both of them wanted to be in the finale with the other. I don’t think there was ever an ounce of truth to that “feud” story at all.

  • adamandeva

    Adam’s “One” and “Cryin” studio versions are up and FANTASTIC! 100x better than the live performances!

  • lavender1960

    From the homecoming video, Kris and Adam seem to have fan bases equally young…..I didn’t realize that many younguns get that involved in AI.

  • GeminiDolly

    Im still LOL with Adams, ” I wanna see Katy Perry” and then Katy wearing that outfit with her Adam Lambert cape on LOL, priceless.

  • Katie1

    Did anyone else notice when Ryan sent Adam to the couch with Danny and Kris that Adam gave Kris a high-five and A hug but not Danny or was I seeing that wrong? If I remember correctly Adam and Kris are roommates there…They are definitely good friends! Gonna be a Great Finale!

    I love it!

  • iluvai

    adamandeva: you might have a point. My 8 year old was in it for the whole two hours for Adam. My 13 year old lost interest after about 1/2 an hour–the computer was calling her! I already told my 8 year old, we are doing this for 4 hours next week. My 13 year old said I’ll do it if you pay me. I’m like, okay! HAHA

  • idolfan617

    Can someone explain to me what the office pool thingy means? I thought, all season long, it represented who the majority thought was leaving. Is it still that? And if so, is it really that much in Kris favor right now to win?

  • skylight1219

    Did anyone notice the mad props Randy was giving Kris when his name was called? Probably because he is a musician and Randy always has a soft spot for musicians.

  • weelassie

    I am happy for both Adam and Kris. Has a winner and runner up ever done a duet on their cd? would love to see that happen. I would still love to hear taylor and elliott together. the guys from season 5 sounded awesome together. too bad they didn’t put it on one of their cd’s. ….unless of course, i missed it.

  • BetterChicken

    I really liked everybody’s hometown video.
    I liked seeing Danny with Jamar again lol BFF.
    Kris’s family is really sweet I like how his dad was so proud he cried.
    Adam was so cute with those kids,lol loved the weather girl asking Adam to put eyeliner on her.

    I’m glad that Kris made it as much as I want Adam to win I have to give Kris credit.Even after getting bashed by the judges and telling him he wouldn’t win every week. He poured his heart and soul into his songs I admire that I really thought Kris was done but good for his fans for voting like mad for him.
    I think Adam and Kris are sweet,talented, handsome men that can sing I’m VERY happy with this finale two.

    I will vote for Adam next week but if Kris wins so be it…both guys will be a big success.

  • webster

    Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s remarks about just wanting exposure turned me off.

    I’m finding this reaction to Adam’s comment interesting. (Not picking on you, NOLA. Several people have said similar things).

    Interesting to me because, Adam’s comment struck me as very similar to what Taylor said during his season: he went on to get some TV exposure, maybe pick up more gigs that way. I saw that as a sensible, even humble, attitude for a journeyman musician, dependent on whatever angle they can get to get the next gig. This sounded like exactly the same thing. Not some grandiose “I can change the world by the sheer force of my unique awesomeness” – just the sort of ordinary, modest way a gigging musician would think about how to get their name out there. Like stapling your flier to the biggest kiosk you can get to in the hopes of finding people who dig your stuff.

    But maybe I’m out of synch with how it was perceived when Taylor said it, too. Maybe that also came off as crass to lots of people. Having some friends and relatives who are starving, gigging musicians, I tend to not be put off by them having to suck it up and promote themselves.

  • carolinacharms

    I’m a Kris fan, but I would like to extend my congratulations to Danny and to his fans for battling hard this season. It’s not an easy thing to do, and it’s obvious that millions of people thought Danny did a good job up there.

    Anyway, I always believe in winning gracefully. I think Kris and Adam would agree. Good luck to them both, and godspeed, Danny.

    PS…I thought Danny’s performance was his best to date. Ironic.

  • NOLA

    Sparkles, Bo was from Dixie and he lost to Carrie (mid-west.)

  • catdog

    #

    Sorry, catdog, Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m 52 years old with arthritis but I was texting for Kris with 3 phones for 2 hours, because I felt he belongs in the finals. He has a lovely musicality and great tone that always makes me smile. I think you underestimate Kris as much as the judges did. I indeed voted for Kris because he is better than Danny.
    # 453

    Catdog:
    I happen to be 38, which means I sure the hell ainà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t no TWEEN, and I texted for both Adam and KRIS, at least 700 timesà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦

    OK YOU GUYS – YOU CONVINCED ME – I’M OLDER TOO SO YOU’LL HAVE TO SHOW ME HOW TO TEXT!!!! LOL

  • oddobserver

    Katie1
    May 14th, 2009 at 12:14 am
    Did anyone else notice when Ryan sent Adam to the couch with Danny and Kris that Adam gave Kris a high-five and A hug but not Danny or was I seeing that wrong?

    Adam gave a hand each to Danny and Kris to high-5, but Kris got up to hug Adam.

  • http://youtube.com/user/ConcertCameraCat Sparkles

    Isnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t Jordin from Arizona?

    For that season, there was Jordin from Arizona & Blake from Seattle. That’s why I said “when there was a Southerner in the final 2.” Anyway, Arizona is farther South than Seattle if that counts.
    And I know Bo was from Dixie, but Carrie was totally country so that counts, doesn’t it?
    Anyway, I know I’ve read that the show is huge in the South so Kris will likely get a lot of support & it won’t just be an automatic win for Adam.

  • iluvai

    I think some people might misunderstand the fact that Adam likes attention. All performers do. My daughter who is sweet and loving, likes attention. I’m planning to enroll her in drama camp this summer. But I have to say, she has so much empathy for other people. Her teacher talks about how kind and friendly and what a joy she is in class. So is she horrid for wanting attention? I don’t think so. I see that little boy in Adam who was wanting attention and trying to find his place in the world.

    Adam you have my attention and I think you are so amazingly awesome. You have been the sweetest since day one. You always just smile at the end of your performances and I don’t see you wagging your fingers for the votes. You are the most gracious performer I have ever seen.

  • Susan

    Yippee! :clap_tb:

    Three of us from my office were planning to wear black tomorrow if Adam didn’t make the finals, hehe. And I’m sooooo happy to see Kris there over Danny! As of now, I’m rooting for Adam, but I wouldn’t be too disappointed if Kris won either. I love them both. :)

  • webster

    I’ve gotta say, I’m digging the fact that Kris has one glam thumb. In fact, I hope he and Adam find a way to work together when they can be grown ups in the real world. Maybe a production company. They can even call it One Glam Thumb.

  • cwg509

    Im still LOL with Adams, à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  I wanna see Katy Perryà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  and then Katy wearing that outfit with her Adam Lambert cape on LOL, priceless.

    he sure didn’t see that coming!

  • Lisa

    Well I have to say that this was the first performance of Danny’s that I “really” got. It was beautiful. I don’t know if it was because he just let go after there was no more pressure or what, but it was indeed beautiful and sad.

    I honestly thought it was Adam going home when they got right down to it. I was really relieved when Adam was safe. Adam wants to win just as much as Kris. He needs it just as much. I hear every year how so and so does not need it as much. That is false.

    I will be voting like normal for my fave and I hope everyone votes for their fave because they would not be on the show if they did not want to win & also need to win.

    Good Luck Adam & Kris!

  • TKat

    Adam needs to win, or Kris will be the weakest winner to date IMO.

    The judges, producers, press and many voters have underestimated Kris since the beginning. IMO Heartless was his best performance of the season, and one of the most original performances in AI history. I particurly appreciate because he essentially composed part of it. Kris has a career that will surpass at least 2 or 3 ex-Idols no matter what happens in the Final. In addition, I believe he may have an even bigger career as a songwriter.

    For the final, Kris’ hurdle is that I don’t know what he can do that will come close to Heartless. But I do not count him out.

    Adam is coming off IMO (and many others agree) his worst night. That paired with the fact that TPTB said that he and Kris were only 1 million votes apart, may help to lower expectations a bit. I hope so.

    I expect Kris and Adam to both be on their A Game next week. And since America got the Final 2 right, I think that they will probably get the Final right, too.

  • In the Stars

    Adam is my choice to win although I like Kris too. I think Adam has worked hard to get where he is. Are any of you Adam fans a little worried that the fact that the judges make it very clear that they want Adam to win, might turn some people off and they decide to give Kris their votes. Also, I don’t think that cape helped Adam one bit. That could be a turn off too. I’ll bet Adam was embarrassed by that cape especially since he said that he wanted to see Katy Perry. Bet he wouldn’t have said that if he had seen that cape beforehand.

  • milly93

    Adam/Kris final 2 – let’s celebrate!
    I’m still worried, though – I hope Adam wins. First of all, he’s the best. Second of all, it will be bad for Kris anyway if Adam wins because all the attention will be on “omg Adam lost wtf!”
    So Kris should get 2nd place. :happy_tb:

  • In the Stars

    One more thing…I don’t think it was fair to Kris and Danny for her to wear that cape. Can you imagine how that must have made them feel? It could also drive a wedge between their friendships.

  • Chipmunk

    Awwww…I just finally watched the recording, because I was too nervous before!

    Danny brought tears to my eyes, I wish him well, the very best!!!!I never thought I’d say something like that,wow

  • NOLA

    So you know for sure he paid for that out of his own pocket with no help from friends or family? Thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s making an assumption. As a parent, if my kid was in the Top 12 on Idol you damn skippy can bet Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢d be helping cover those costs and I am pretty sure his family is too.

    By Marco R. della Cava, USA TODAY

    Ten minutes later, Lambert stands up and stomps a single snakeskin boot: “All right, we’re done. Let’s go shopping.”

    After a trip of a few blocks by car, Lambert and stylist Miles Siggins walk freely through the posh Beverly Center mall. No one stops the Idol finalist. This is L.A., and Lambert isn’t yet A-list.

    Inside the hip-with-cash store Traffic, Lambert and Siggins fall in love with a faded denim shirt by Dolce & Gabbana. At $695, it comes close to his two-song budget of $800. Not that that would stop Lambert.

    “He’s broken Taylor Hicks’ record for spending the most out of your own pocket,” Siggins says, laughing. “And I’m not telling you by how much.”

    Lambert says the white suit he wore to sing the Rat Pack-era tune Feeling Good cost $1,700. “But in this competition, the visual is as important as the voice,” he says. “I’ll spend what I have to.”

  • Simplicity

    MJ, the “dude” is actually a “child” from Rwanda.
    It’s great to see that Idol is finally doing something worthwhile with the millions of dollars they generate every minute. I hope the money is really going towards helping the people in Africa and not getting lost somewhere as “administration costs”.

  • mk88

    One more thingà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think it was fair to Kris and Danny for her to wear that cape. Can you imagine how that must have made them feel? It could also drive a wedge between their friendships.

    Not between Kradam!! Kris even mentioned Adam during his homecoming interview saying that Adam is his favourite too (or something like that – someone could correct me if i am wrong)

    Besides the contestants must have known Adam have met her several times through mutual friends. Adam might have been embarrassed looking at the cape but i have the feeling that he thought it was hilarious and crazy good!!

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    Oklahoma is not Midwest, y’all. It’s Southwest. Midwest is IL, IN, MN, WI, etc. I know it doesn’t make sense, but it’s true. LOL. Gokey is Midwest. He’s our only guy. Glad he’s gone. :-)

  • weareallinnocent

    Stalker video monster seems to be back, mj. :-(

  • skylight1219

    It looked to me like all 3 were friends the way they were hugging at the end of the show. No one but those going thru this crash course understands the pressure and that, IMO, gives them a bond that others can’t share.

    Danny will be fine, as will Kris and Adam. This is the first year they’ve had an all male top 3. That, in itself, was a novelty. Was hoping for that last year, but, Jason got bumped out at #4. He did get to do all the interviews, so it’s all good. Danny won’t because of the time constraints for the finale.

  • BlankSlate

    UhOhNoGo: Thank you for so concisely stating what I was feeling. I love AI and the great fun it is to watch. It’s fun for me. It touches my heart. But no one competes on the show just for their euphemism excuses of “having fun” or “touching people’s hearts.” Please. They are there to win. Win big. If they are serious about becoming an entertainer/performer/recording artist, AI gives them a shot to reach the top of the game. They have to maintain it but winning means everything in an industry where talent lurks around every corner.

  • Lisa

    Wow, after last night I forgot to buy my Adam performances & studio’s I just bought them. I am sitting here stunned by how beautiful “One” is. Oooooh I wish he would have been allowed to sing the whole song last night. Wow. (used your link Mj, heh).

    Cryin’. Dang know I don’t know which I like the most. These are excellent.

    Adam not current? Oh I do beg to differ.

    ETA…PJ, I live in Oklahoma and indeed they do call it the midwest here.

  • NOLA

    Sorry pj. I just know it’s not South. LOL

  • oddobserver

    Aw, Danny, that was a couple of nice long notes at the end of your sing-out. Stick with it. They sound good. Loved the romantic lighting. Have a good rest, and get your voice back, so you can record an album ASAP, before you’re forgotten.

    You have exited the competition with dignity, even with the mud we (yes, myself included) have flung at you. You walk away with lots of memories, both good and bad. Keep the gold, toss the dross, treasure your Idol journey, and the fans and people who stood by you. Good luck!

  • sonyab

    bruno says

    if any of dannyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s fans stick around, theyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll toss their votes to kris.
    =======================================
    No way! :) I’m voting for Adam. :)

  • cookcricket

    What? Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m sorry. But what has he done in his life to touch my heart? His wife died and he tried out for a reality show 4 weeks later. That is supposed to touch my heart? He may not be evil, but where are his priorities? I would rather hear that he joined a mission trip to help peeps in Honduras or something truly worthy. Instead, he goes on Idol and his church is pimping it for all they can. No doubt they used him, but I canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t respect that.

    Awww, pj, I’m sorry, I didn’t mean what I said to offend. I was trying to possibly suggest that he wasn’t suited for the singing competition because he may want to help others (didn’t work on national tv), and wasn’t in it for the true love of music. All my O-pinion of course. ;)

    In addition two music lovers are in the finale!!! Yeah! That’s how I believe this show should work.

  • undercooked

    I really don’t think that it is a big deal that Adam spends some of his own money on clothes. He is a guy who likes fashion and also feels what he wears is important in the competition.

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    Sorry pj. I just know ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s not South. LOL

    Hell no it’s not. Lol. :) Plus, I should add that I’m a geography freak.

    ETA: cookcricket. I see what you mean. I agree that I’m happy with the finale. Just wish my Allison could have been there. :)

  • NOLA

    ty Lisa…I thought so; but what do I know.

  • Lisa

    à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“But in this competition, the visual is as important as the voice,à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  he says. à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll spend what I have to.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ 

    Very smart and very right that boy is. He is on the most watched program on tv, it is very much about the “visual” & the singing.

  • Anastasia72071

    Yay, the show is finally on! Just have to say this: For anyone who has ever put Adam Lambert in the same sentence as the words/phrases “OTT” and “pimpage”, I’ve got two words for them: Jordin Sparks. *LOL* at the pink & blue lights, dry ice flying around, strutting, and fierce eyes aimed at the camera!!! I really liked Jordin during her season but I found that really amusing (and kinda pitchy). heh.

    Edit. Katy Perry. Who IS this woman?! I had never heard her name before this season of Idol, and this is the first time I’ve ever seen her. Okay, now THIS was the epitome of Over. The. Top. And not in a good way. ‘WTF’ is all I can think of right now.

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    Stalker video monster seems to be back, mj. :-(

    Clear your browser cache…

  • weareallinnocent

    WhoooHooo for great studio recordings! I KWYM Lisa, hard to choose a fav between these two. “One” is actually different, a little more uptempto than I expected. Both Excellent.

    As one who REALLY enjoyed the conviction and connection in Adam’s live performance of “One,” I’m hard pressed to say the recording is better. It’s good, and it’s better in one way that’s for sure — it’s 4 minutes long! But I do love One live, glad I got the video.

    Lovin’ Cryin’… :-)

    ETA: Thanks mj, I’ll try that!

  • http://absinthedreamers.blogspot.com/ Starrlight

    Inside the hip-with-cash store Traffic, Lambert and Siggins fall in love with a faded denim shirt by Dolce & Gabbana. At $695, it comes close to his two-song budget of $800. Not that that would stop Lambert.

    à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s broken Taylor Hicksà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ record for spending the most out of your own pocket,à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  Siggins says, laughing. à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“And Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m not telling you by how much.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ 

    Lambert says the white suit he wore to sing the Rat Pack-era tune Feeling Good cost $1,700. à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“But in this competition, the visual is as important as the voice,à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  he says. à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll spend what I have to.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ 

    So? You have no idea how the money in his bank account got there. That is all I am sayin.

  • mk88

    I really donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think that it is a big deal that Adam spends some of his own money on clothes. He is a guy who likes fashion and also feels what he wears is important in the competition.

    He knows that he is not only generating interest based on his singing but also on his looks and dressing. Besides – lots of the clothes could be use for the performances during the tour as well for the purposes of interviews etc. He did recycled a lot of his clothes and mix it around. To him – buying clothes is an investment as an entertainer.

  • adamisthemanfan

    LOL It seems a lot of people who have commented and made predictions on who will win haven’t learned from the judges’ mistakes….I saw an post-show interview where Simon was defending himself and giving himself credit for telling Kris to believe in himself…he needs to get over himself….
    all in all I am mostly happy that Adam made it this far. He truly deserves to be there. Even though this is supposed to be a singing competition and he is clearly the best singer its really more about entertainment and he has entertained us no? I never voted for Danny but I respect him as a singer, he has skills. Last night his performances were really great especially the last one. But I agree that the judges have pimped him a lot and the back story about his wife and all was uncalled for, it was brought up too much…also credit should be given where credit is due, Kris is really good too and the versions of the songs he performs are original. I don’t think he is a better singer than Danny or Allison but hey if that’s what ppl want its their choice…What I really dislike is how everything is so overtly manipulated on Idol (Adam’s hometown trip footage anyone? With the kids? and the anthem?) all very strategic in my eyes, not that he doesn’t deserve to win he does but those are the things that bother a lot of voters…the blatant favoritism is why I think Danny has garnered so much bashing and cynicism. Maybe he is full of himself and dishonest but maybe he isn’t, maybe he is a nice guy we don’t really know…I just don’t think this should be the focus of the show… I’m just going to focus on the performances next week and hope that Adam triumphs and does some killer renditions. I wouldn’t mind if Kris did well too it would make the show more entertaining…I wonder what that coronation song will be like? I think THAT could determine who will win since they both have to sing it if they decide to do it.
    I think Adam deserves the title but in reality he is already a winner and so is Kris. What happens after this is more important in terms of their careers.
    Also, I really thought Kara’s face during Danny’s performance was funny; she’s like in love with him, I wouldn’t be surprised if they dated after the season is over LOL…Jordin looked really pretty and she sounded ok but her movements were kind of awkward and over-exaggerated and that last look to the camera was a bit too ominous for a pop song imo…the best part of Katy Perry’s performance was the back of her cape LOL…her music is seriously lacking in depth and substance and she goes off-pitch quite frequently. She needs to stop trying to imitate Alanis Morissette (in her singing) it just…no.

  • carolinacharms

    Myself and about 8 friends IM chatted after the show. 3 were Danny fans, 3 Kris fans and 2 Adam fans. Of the Danny fans, all 3 say they are voting for Kris next week. And that made the Adam fans plenty upset and nervous. The Kris fans were obviously thrilled. The sample is tiny, but there you have it for what it’s worth.

  • Chipmunk

    Adam you have my attention and I think you are so amazingly awesome. You have been the sweetest since day one. You always just smile at the end of your performances and I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t see you wagging your fingers for the votes. You are the most gracious performer I have ever seen

    Ditto that right there………..I’m so happy for him…Top2, he’s gonna kick ass next week. Win or loose he is awesome, and he is honest, which is what I love about that interview…..he isnt here to cure cancer, he’s here to boost his career, get some attention and have a shot! And Good on him :thumbup_tb:

  • Chipmunk

    I hear every year how so and so does not need it as much. That is false.

    Yep! Completely false..i dont buy any of that for one second :rolleyes_wp:. I hope Adam wins, he deserves it..and NEEDS it just as much as Kris does

  • NOLA

    Ok Starrlight, you win. You are right. I was wrong.

  • BlankSlate

    edited: don’t criticize posters

    Adam and Kris make a truly entertaining last show. Danny did not belong there at all. How he made it as far as he did is a mystery to me. The Homecoming videos of their performances were the piece de resistance. Danny couldn’t do it. It was embarrassing to watch him flub his way through the songs, flailing about like a breached whale.

  • GeminiDolly

    Adams reaction to making it in the finale was so cute, he actually seemed more surprised than Kris did. LOL.

  • oddobserver

    I think Adam may already have enough material to put out an album Stat! after the finale, which covers a whole lot of genres. Here’s what I got -

    1)Duet with Allison – Any rock song, doesn’t have to be ahem…’Ho Ride’
    2)Duet with Katy Perry – “Waiting in Vegas”, where he dresses like Elvis in his white sparkly suit, with a cape that says “Katy Perry”, and Katy wears what she wore today
    3)Guest gig with Queen – Where he’s the guest ‘Freddie Mercury’ with the band.
    4)Slash and his band – where he sings more in the lower registers.
    5)Duet with M. Jackson – Black or White (there’s a M Jackson revival now, so Whacko Jacko would be glad to oblige)
    6)”One” – where he covers Johnny Cash’s version, with Bono maybe dueting?
    7)A song written by Smokey Robinson
    8)Duet with Kris – I still want Under Pressure if it’s not done at all in the Finale
    9)A song from one of Quentin Tarantino’s movies.

    9 songs already! Wow! What do you think?

    Really excited about Kradam final. Idoldome is gonna get blown away!

  • iluvai

    Adam is my hero!!!

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    ETAà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦PJ, I live in Oklahoma and indeed they do call it the midwest here.

    Really? I guess I stand corrected. But Wiki supports me, for what it’s worth. Look at the map.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midwest

    Anyway, I guess its how you self identify, and that’s cool. :-) I just never heard of that before.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/iamthepurplewalrus purplesmile

    Yay! That is all. :P

  • uglyface427

    A big thank you to MJ for posting the videos! My power went out at the start of the Ford video and didn’t come back until Katy Perry. I was so mad!!! But at least I saw the end, and thanks to MJ I got caught up.

  • Duke

    Just bought all of Adam’s stuff off iTunes & Kris’ studio version of heartless. yeehaw.

  • Lisa

    Pj, to be honest they call it both. It’s almost like we are in no man’s land, lol

  • laura11383

    Man, I just watched Danny’s exit interview, and I don’t cry at songs in general, but that brought a tear to my eyes. I feel for Danny and the grief he’ll now go through. When a lot of people lose someone close to them, they go back to work to stave the grief off, which just delays the pain. To me, Idol was probably his “work.” Poor guy – breaks my heart. (Which is not why I was a fan, btw).

    Best of luck, Danny Gokey. I look forward to hearing your album in the future.

  • jammasta

    I have to say, Danny’s sing out was quite good.

  • iluvai

    I’ve said this before (has it been a million times yet) that Adam should have his own clothing line. He just better put some cool stuff in for his older and younger fans. About xx years ago I had a really cool silver leather jacket with silver shoes and skinny jeans. Seriously tho… Adam is friggin stylish. Love that about him. Please dress me….. ha ha!!!! Actually, please dress my husband! Ha ha!

  • wellhesback

    So so happy that Gokey is gone and Kris made it to the Final Two!!!
    Now I might watch entire results show & not just the Cookie appearance. ( He is going to be on, I hope? And I hope singing BarbaSol.)

  • twinkle

    OH MAN! i could not be happier! Die hard GLAMBERT but i will not be too heartbroken if he loses it to Kris… if there had been no Adam, i would totally be power voting for Kris.

    I really hope we get some KRADAM bromance fun next week. maybe the story of the little glam thumb!

    they are so sweet and i think will send an awesome message. friendships bridge gaps in style, background, religion, sexuality, etc. it’s just about a true human connection and i love their budding bff-ness!

    maybe im getting carried away in the meaning of it all and reading too much into it…i think im still high on life after getting the dream finale! :wub_tb:

    oh and i see nothing wrong with adam being in it for exposure and paying for his clothes. i think that’s just a smart investment! if i were in his shoes i would sure as hell do all i could to capitalize on the platform and present the best package i could. i appreciate his thoughtfulness in all of this. call it strategy or being calculating, i just call it being a professional.

  • L2

    Duet with Katy Perry – à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Waiting in Vegasà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ , where he dresses like Elvis in his white sparkly suit, with a cape that says à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Katy Perryà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ , and Katy wears what she wore today

    I like it! Let’s also make sure Katy Perry does not sing, mkay? Man, that was horrendous.

    Congrats to Adam and Kris, looking forward to a great F2. However, in my house, it is Adam FTW baby!

  • NOLA

    Yeah, now Danny has to go home to grieve. Sad.

    Wait, he has to go on tour. Sheesh, I forgot all about that.

  • Nedsdag

    I canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t believe Kris is still there and Alexis, Anoop, Allison, and Danny are gone. I knew Danny was gone when they didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t even show him singing on his hometown video. This is going to be a ho hum finale for me because I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t like either of them and certainly wonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t be voting.

    I tend to agree, but I must admit that Kris’ second song was clutch.

    As for the winner, I really do not care since I do not have any feelings for either finalist. Before you Adamites and Krissies jump on me, neither of these guys do anything for me. One is too low key and there are enough low key singer/songwriters out there, the other is too over the top and this is coming from someone who likes Scissor Sisters.

    It’s sort of a wash because I still believe Allison or to a lesser extent Anoop may be more successful as recording artists IMHO.

  • KrazeeK120

    Alright well I’m totally way late to the party….was out with friends tonight….but awesome things tend to happen when I don’t watch….maybe I shouldn’t watch anymore….hahaha!!!

    GO KRIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    Lisa, I feel bad now. :( I have always thought OK was SW. Who knew?

  • colette

    Yay, horray! I managed not to peek at the results and watched the PST airing of the show.

    Look folks, all three of these guys “won” — and Adam and Kris are both the big winners also. They’re very different artists, with different gifts. And they obviously dig and respect one another. So I just can’t get all out of joint that Kris, whose music I really enjoy so much, could “lose” to Adam. or vice versa. At this point, as my mother would say, it’s all gravy.

    The one thing I hope for is that whatever happens with Kris, he gets some props. He’s never gotten his due from the judges, but obviously a great many voters understand his creativity and musical gifts.

    Simon could barely bring himself to utter a good word about him, even after he quite legitimately won his shot at the title. Oh yeah, it was all because he did such a cool version of “Heartless.” No, Simon, it was also because he did great, unique versions of “Man in the Mirror,” “How Sweet It Is,” “She Works Hard for the Money,” “Remember,” “Falling Slowly.” You don’t get into the top 2 with one good performance. you did it by delivering the goods week after week. And he did! :clap_tb:

  • baxter

    Nola- I guess I’m not seeing where you’re going with the Adam and his money spending habits on clothing?? Because an article states he likes to spend his own money over and above what his allowance from the show is, he already has a big bank account so he doesn’t need to win?? Seriously, you have me completely lost. So what if anyone, including Adam, spends their own money on clothes for the show above what they are given. You do realize that all of these guys are being paid right now in a variety of ways..

    1- I do believe they get scale every week they are on the show. Please someone correct me if I am wrong but I do belive that is around 7-800.00/wk

    2- They do get paid for the Ford Videos

    3- They do get paid for Itunes downloads. Granted they probably haven’t seen any of that money because IIRC iTunes pays quarterly.

    He also has no overhead unless he is still paying rent on his old apt. He is living/eating for free. No expenses. Hell he doesnt even have to buy gas. So add that income up and so what if Adam spend more. It doesn’t mean it comes from some secret stash in the bank he has from being so famous pre-idol.

  • steve

    twinkle
    May 14th, 2009 at 1:09 am
    OH MAN! i could not be happier! Die hard GLAMBERT but i will not be too heartbroken if he loses it to Krisà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦ if there had been no Adam, i would totally be power voting for Kris.

    I really hope we get some KRADAM bromance fun next week. maybe the story of the little glam thumb!

    they are so sweet and i think will send an awesome message. friendships bridge gaps in style, background, religion, sexuality, etc. ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s just about a true human connection and i love their budding bff-ness!

    Yes so much better then good vs evil Two good guys we cant lose now.Still will miss my lava girl.

  • Kirsten

    I just watched the results show. A few thoughts:

    1) Can we vote off Katy Perry? Seriously, she was hideously flat the entire time and her phrasing sucked. I LOL when Ryan said she looked pretty. Even he didn’t know what to say and had to stick with one of Paula’s patented “You sucked” phrases.

    2) I’ve teased Danny over the season, but I was really impressed with his sing-out. He managed to make that emotional connection I thought was missing last night. I always like it when the bootee manages to sing their exit song better than the night before. I think Danny will be fine. Simon had kind words for him and I bet they’ve already got him lined up for one Sony’s Christian labels.

    3) Can we vote off Bruce? What was with all the crew members showing up in the shot? I loved the guy behind Ryan during the Katy introduction. Dude was rocking the “Simon Cowel Not-So-Formal-Ware Collection”.

    4) Bring it on for next week!

  • TKat

    I’m glad Kris is in the final, but I think he got too much credit for his version of Heartless. This Fray cover is the same arrangement Kris played except Kris increased the tempo slightly — but think Fray’s better.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgnFKNvmV7o

  • iluvai

    Adam’s performance of “I Just Love You” by Five for Fighting is so beautiful. He has also many beautiful sweet songs. I think he should do at least two of these softer songs next week. People that only know him as a “rocker” dude will be amazed. And I think this sweet side of Adam is 100% legitimate and will win over the people on the fence.

    I’m done for tonight. Going to go listen to “I Just Love You”, sung by amazing AL!!!!!

    Cheers everyone!!!

  • oddobserver

    One more thingà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think it was fair to Kris and Danny for her to wear that cape.

    Adam might have been embarrassed looking at the cape but i have the feeling that he thought it was hilarious and crazy good!!

    Yeah, Adam probably kept laughing and laughing and laughing at the side, then he’d have said “You Rock!” :thumbup_tb:

    *****************************************
    ETA:

    NOLA
    May 14th, 2009 at 1:10 am
    Yeah, now Danny has to go home to grieve. Sad.

    Wait, he has to go on tour. Sheesh, I forgot all about that.

    Danny has a fine example to follow in a previous Idol winner, and one that he’s been trying to emulate for a while – David Cook.

    David Cook’s reaction to the death of his brother?
    “I may have lost 1, but I gained 3000 today” (something like that, do correct me if I’m wrong)

    I’m not trying to sound trite or mean. Really I’m not, ok? The loss is going to crash in on him, and it’s going to hurt, but he can take comfort in the fact that many people do love him and have stood by him.

  • Jezco


    idolfan617 May 14th, 2009 at 12:15 am

    Can someone explain to me what the office pool thingy means? I thought, all season long, it represented who the majority thought was leaving. Is it still that? And if so, is it really that much in Kris favor right now to win?

    For finals, you pick the winner rather than the one going home.

    Oh — and to all you who think that only tweens text or spend hours voting, I most definitely voted hard core for Kris for 2 hours (texting) and I’m 23.

  • TKat

    If someone performed on the show who was a friend of Kris’ from Conway, Arkansas, I would have expected them to support Kris. Similarly if a friend of Danny’s performed on the show, I would also expect them to say something about supporting Danny.

    Katy Perry is also from Hollywood and knows Adam. She has publically supported him from the start. Part of Katy’s performance art is using costumes to express the song she is performing and her thoughts. And anyway, it was on results not, not before the voting.

  • BlankSlate

    I liked Danny’s voice even less tonight than Tues night. He’s not a singer. He’s a guy singing. Different perspective. (And a guy that thinks he’s singing but doesn’t hear how terrible it sounds and how awkward he looks.)

    The thought of people lining up for a Danny Gokey concert makes me laugh.

  • mk88

    Yeah, Adam probably kept laughing and laughing and laughing at the side, then heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢d have said à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“You Rock!à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  :thumbup_tb:

    Oddobserver: :lol_tb: :lol_tb: :lol_tb: :lol_tb:

  • canuck

    Sou nds like a love-in on the board for a Kradam finale. Kris is no competition for Adam but Danny was.

    I kinda think there was a massive media blitz to discredit Danny’s skills so that there would be a Kris/Adam final.

  • praepos

    “When a lot of people lose someone close to them, they go back to work to stave the grief off, which just delays the pain. To me, Idol was probably his ‘work.’ Poor guy”

    There’s the tour to focus on–then the forging of a new relationship with someone. Danny won’t grieve forever.

  • In the Stars

    Katy Perry is also from Hollywood and knows Adam. She has publically supported him from the start. Part of Katyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s performance art is using costumes to express the song she is performing and her thoughts. And anyway, it was on results not, not before the voting.

    ———————————————————————–

    I didn’t know they knew each other. That makes me feel much better. No wonder Adam said he wanted to see her perform. He already knew her.

    I’m going to be nervous for a week now. I want Adam to win so bad.

  • drea

    So so so so excited for Kris tonight. I really do not care about the finale results right now. I may not even vote next week. Right now I’m mostly concerned for the energy and health of both Adam and Kris. Hope they get as much rest as their schedule allows. It will be a great show next week.

    Pj, to be honest they call it both. Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s almost like we are in no manà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s land, lol

    Oklahoma is the “heartland.” Yeah, or pretty much no one knows. Or Tornado Alley, like tonight was. (Fortunately not messing with the Fox station at all.)

  • glamadamfan

    Wow! I don’t know how I feel about tonight. Of course, I’m seriously thrilled Adam wasn’t sent home. I was so scared and adrenaline was rushing through my veins until I knew Adam was safe. My husband NEVER watches AI, but he’s become an Adam fan this year and watches his performances, and sometimes other people’s. He actually was mad at me last night that I didn’t call him for Adam’s first performance, and turned on the show sitting in his office (which is in the house). He came down tonight to watch the results and seemed almost as nervous for Adam as I was! SHOCK!

    But I was so happy for Kris. Last night, I was so torn as to whether to throw some votes his way and risk vote-splitting or just keep voting for Adam. Kris so deserved this and he was so cute when he heard he was safe. Since he was announced first, does that mean he was the number one vote-getter?

    Adam thought he was going to be the one going home and he was so relieved. But I was shocked to see Danny actually feeling nervous tonight. I felt guilty for all the comments I’ve made about his smug attitude, and all the times I’ve mocked him and called him Danny Dorkey. Why? I don’t know for sure. Maybe it was the really genuine-looking hug Adam gave him and how I so appreciated Adam for doing that, and even more so, Danny for hugging back, when you know he must have a problem with Adam being gay. Maybe it was the truly heartfelt — and in my opinion, his best ever — performance as his swan song. (Has anyone noticed that for a big change from other years, this year, the contestants leaving are mostly BETTER than on contestant night?) Maybe it was the way he so humbly accepted that he was going home, without any shocked look, or any air or disappointment, or bitterness. He just seemed glad to have gotten as far as he did, and for that, I really respected the guy.

    Adam wants to win, that’s so obvious. In my opinion, if he was going to go home and still do well, he needed to go last week or the week before. Now, he really needs to win. But I’m so freaking nervous that the Gokey votes will go to Kris, because those Gokey fans just hate Adam.

    These are the two I’ve always wanted to be in the finals, so I’m happy for that. But I still want Adam to win. I think, as someone else said, it will be better for Kris in the long run. If he wins, he’ll get the Reuben Studdard treatment of “Clay Aiken should have won!” and that could be hard on him.

    As for Katy Perry, it was kind of rude, but cute at the same time, and I bet Adam enjoyed it. I bet Kris did too, and Danny probably laughed. He’s a happy-go-lucky guy, I think. Maybe not as smug as I originally thought, but just happy. He’s got the Lord in his life and that enlightens him as it does many Christians (sometimes I wish I had that to be honest, but I don’t).

    As for Adam’s clothing choices, that bugs me. If he was a girl, and he had all the expensive, fancy schmantzy dresses that Jordin Sparks wore, no one would be saying a word. I love a man with a fashion sense — gay or straight or bi. It’s about time!

    I’ll shut up now as I’ve gone on way too long.

  • mahrikka

    Weeeee! Happy, happy, happy! I loved the show tonight. It made me realize what was missing from last night–focus on the contestants rather than the judges plus lots of heart. I loved all the home videos. What a ride for them. Whew!

    I teared up at Danny’s sing-out. That was powerful. Just like Allison’s last week, it was one of his most heartfelt. Aw, still miss Allison, but we’ll see her next week.

    Kris and Adam final two! Yes! This was worth my loss of sleep last night.

    I’m loving the studio version of One. I haven’t heard Cryin’ yet because I can’t stop playing One.

    Adam for the win!

  • http://absinthedreamers.blogspot.com/ Starrlight

    NOLA it was not about winning or losing.

    For me at least.

    I was just pointing out you were making assumptions about the source of Adam’s spending money to justify why he didn’t need to win. Baxter sums it up better than I did.

    I guess Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m not seeing where youà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re going with the Adam and his money spending habits on clothing?? Because an article states he likes to spend his own money over and above what his allowance from the show is, he already has a big bank account so he doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t need to win?? Seriously, you have me completely lost. So what if anyone, including Adam, spends their own money on clothes for the show above what they are given. You do realize that all of these guys are being paid right now in a variety of ways..

    1- I do believe they get scale every week they are on the show. Please someone correct me if I am wrong but I do belive that is around 7-800.00/wk

    2- They do get paid for the Ford Videos

    3- They do get paid for Itunes downloads. Granted they probably havenà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t seen any of that money because IIRC iTunes pays quarterly.

    He also has no overhead unless he is still paying rent on his old apt. He is living/eating for free. No expenses. Hell he doesnt even have to buy gas. So add that income up and so what if Adam spend more. It doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t mean it comes from some secret stash in the bank he has from being so famous pre-idol.

  • ShariG

    It has been fun reading people’s comments tonight. As a Kris backer from the start, I am thrilled that he is in the finals. I also was blown away with Danny’s performance tonight and I loved his quote about singing to touch people’s hearts. I think it was genuine and sincere and he does use music as his modality to reach people. I never saw him as a bad person or arrogant or smug. I did think Dream On did him in. It was really horrendous. But tonight he was wonderful singing You are So Beautiful. Maybe he was singing to his wife and good for him if he was. I never thought he overdid the whole wife dying thing. AI promoted it as a human interest story, but that wasn’t Danny’s fault.

    Adam seems to be doing this for the fun of it. He appears to be having a ball. Not that he doesn’t work hard. I’m sure he does, but he is loving every minute of it in a very flamboyant in your face sort of way. I can see why fans of his style are jumping on his bandwagon. He is attractive, talented, and has that easy smile and easy way of chatting up people. I think he is smart and as a friend of mine said is probably a bigger businessman than the other contestants. He knows how to use what he has to his advantage whether it is clothes, stage presence, full out voice. What I think he lacks that Kris Allen has is that genuine connection with the music. For me, Adam is still playing the role of rock star. I was not surprised that he said he was in the competition for the attention or that he wants to be a star. I wish him well. I really do and I won’t be disappointed if he wins. His voice is amazing, no doubt. I do think for him to be the big star he wants to be he has to really reach inside himself and sing from his heart and soul not simply play a role. He is the consummate performer but he has the ability to be the consummate super star if he learns to connect better to the music. in more than a superficial way. Just my opinion.

    Kris is an artist more so than a performer. He writes music (listen to his pre idol CD), plays instruments masterfully, and sings with warmth and sincerity. MJ has mentioned his phrasing. He is a very creative guy. He hasn’t had the years of vocal training. He isn’t polished, but he is also not a poor country bumpkin. He knows he has a killer smile. He knows how to use that appeal to his advantage. He is calm and confident. More than anything, to me he has a connection to the music that goes beyond performance. It is from the heart. I love that about him. It is the same appeal Ruben Studdard had back in season two before TPTB tried to turn him into a hip hop star rather than letting him sing the kind of music that he could believe and sing from his soul. Kris is also only 23 years old and already has a very strong sense of who he is and the kind of person he wants to be as well as the kind of singer/musician. I can understand completely why his father was so emotional and so proud. I am also not a teenager. I am an adult with children. Kris connects to me without the glitz and glamor and not because he is cute, although he is, but because I believe him when he sings.

    I think it will be a great finale because these are two guys with completely different strengths and styles who happen to like and respect each other. I am thrilled that Kris is in the final with Adam. They are my favorites along with Allison and the final I was hoping for. I hope they will sing a duet on the final result show. I think Kris can hold his own with Adam by simply being Kris and not trying to out Adam Adam. I think they are both going to have the potential for successful careers in the music business. I hope Danny and Allison do too. There is nothing weak about Kris Allen. If by some chance he should win this competition, he will make his mark probably more so than Ruben, Taylor and Fantasia. I can see him selling lots of soft rock/pop records with a little Krisified twist. To me Kelly, Carrie, and David are in a class of their own and for some reason I can’t quite understand, Jordin is selling a lot of records. If Adam is the winner, I can still see Kris selling lots of soft rock/pop records.

  • RubySlippers

    Regarding Adam spending his own money on clothes….Um…Mom? Pop?
    Credit card???
    And his comment about wanting the exposure…Why else would you go on a national television talent show???!!! C’mon. There isn’t another HONEST answer imo.

    I love both Adam and Kris. They seem like really great guys as well as great performers. I think next week is going to be an awesome show. Plus they seem like they are good friends too.

    Hip Hip Ho Ray- Yay!! for three songs each (we can only hope) and hopefully a duet for results night. (Under Pressure, puhlease purty puhlease) I would love to see Kris’ whole hand glammed in the black polish…haa! and then Adam would wear a plaid shirt…lol.

    I actually got teary eyed during Danny’s video montage, must be that time of the month. lol. No, he seems like an okay guy, just didn’t like his singing.

    I will be voting my fingers off for Adam. He is still my favorite and I want him to win because I think it will bring a lot more talent into the ranks of contestants in the following years who will be inspired by him…but mostly because he has mad talent and he deserves it. That being said, still love Kris too. :)

    Good luck guys! Kinda sad its almost over.

  • Jezco

    I am just so pumped up for next week . . . how am I going to wait that long? :blink_tb:Goodness . . . I seriously was freaking out about Kris making it to the finals. I even cheered for Adam! KRADAM Finale = PERFECT Finale in my book :clap_tb: I felt a little bad for my 12 year old brother though — he borrowed my mom’s cell to text vote for Danny last night (although I think that part of his reasoning was simply that I didn’t want Danny in the finale). Danny is a very good singer (and I LOVED his sing out :glurps_tb:) . . . he’s just not for me. If he can learn to do the emotional thing more often, I might find myself enjoying his music more, as for now . . . no.

    Adam’s not my cuppa either . . . but I sure enjoy watching him more than I do Danny! He is definitely a performer!!! He’s been my pick for winner since the start, so I’d be okay with him taking the title. Kris is most definitely my favorite. I thought he was a dear during his audition, but then we didn’t see him until 36 (expect for “White Chocolate”, but I was doing the “who’s that guy?” thing . . . but they were my favorite group) and I’ve been a fan ever since! He’s a true musician. Love love love him! And his dad. That’s all I need to say. :cool1_tb:

    Good luck next week!!!

  • Cheeryo

    I know someone who met Adam when he came to San Diego last Friday, and she said that he was the real deal, super nice. He spent as much time as possible signing autographs and posing with people for pictures. He paid special attention to the little kids. You can see this on his homecoming footage.

    I don’t think he’s bad for going on AI for attention/exposure. That is the point of the show, after all.

  • In the Stars

    Katy Perry is also from Hollywood and knows Adam. She has publically supported him from the start. Part of Katyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s performance art is using costumes to express the song she is performing and her thoughts. And anyway, it was on results not, not before the voting.

    à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’

    I didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t know they knew each other. That makes me feel much better. No wonder Adam said he wanted to see her perform. He already knew her.

    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m going to be nervous for a week now. I want Adam to win so bad.

  • colette

    Very nice and heartfelt post, ShariG.

    It made me think about the fact that Idol really cannot entirely control what people watching will respond to, and it definitely can’t control the changes in musical taste. Neither Adam or Kris will make the kind of stuff we’ve heard from Jordin and David Archuleta recently. They’ll do something different, that people also respond too. Music is vast, diverse and ever-changing. Bravo to the AI watchers for being discerning and adventurous.

  • competitivebynature

    Part of Katyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s performance art is using costumes to express the song she is performing and her thoughts.

    I’m sorry, but I refuse to believe anything Katy Perry does is art. That was a freaky bug-eyed horrendous vocal performance.

    Anyway, WE PUT THE GO IN GOKEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • aek

    I would rather hear that he joined a mission trip and help peeps in Honduras or something truly worthy.

    Danny did volunteer as a mentor to help disadvantaged youths at a place called Journey House.

    Danny can speak in a “pie in the sky” kind of way, but I personally think he is sincere.

    Michael Sarvor talked about what a great guy Danny is, as did Chris Sleigh.

    Both Anoop and Matt said that Danny has a “big heart.” Actually Adam said the big heart thing too.

    From all indications Danny seems to be a decent guy. I feel for him because I get the sense that he was reading some of the “hate” and that couldn’t be easy….yesterday when he talked about other people’s opinions and then he kind of pointed up at his head. To me, it seemed he was saying that all of this was messing with his head. It put alot of pressure on him, and that’s why I think he sounded so good tonight….he could just relax and sing.

    Good luck Danny.

  • twinkle

    OMG drea! same here!

    thank goodness the weather did not interfere! we were on tornado warning and coverage where i am right up until idol started. i was screaming at the television. i dont know how many nights of TV i have lost to tornado coverage.

    it’s pretty sad when you care more about idol coverage than about a possible tornado heading your way! (although it was actually about 100 miles away, thus the root of my annoyance with the nonstop coverage :)

    ADAM > TORNADOES

  • Buckeyegirl

    Is anyone else watching the Fox LA 10:00pm newscast? Terri was just explaining how the clearance for “One” came about this past weekend (Randy gave Bono’s number to Simon, Simon left him a message, then Bono called Simon back.) Anyhow, then the other reporter asked Terri if Adam would be singing it again next week…and Terri said that she just got a text from Simon saying that he would be singing it in German. The “in studio” newscasters said “really?” in a tone that made me think they took this as not a joke. But how would Simon know this, and would Adam really do this? Anyone else see this tonight & have an opinion as to whether Terri was kidding?

  • In the Stars

    Why did my post show up 2 times and has that funny…you may click your name thing? Can you see it or is it just me that sees it?

  • mk88

    ADAM > TORNADOES

    Twinkle – ITA :thumbup_tb: :lol_tb:

  • Lisa

    Lisa, I feel bad now. :( I have always thought OK was SW. Who knew?

    Aww lol. Don’t! Like I said, I honestly have heard it both ways. No man’s land indeed heh.

  • aek

    If someone performed on the show who was a friend of Krisà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ from Conway, Arkansas, I would have expected them to support Kris. Similarly if a friend of Dannyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s performed on the show, I would also expect them to say something about supporting Danny.

    I thought it was just tacky and disrespectful. Sorry. I have been thinking all along that Adam deserves to win, but this just takes the cake. The OTT pimping and unfair treatment to the others is just too much.

    If he wins, good for him. I won’t be voting. I mean really, if he can’t win when he has had this much pimping (Simon begging for votes), quite frankly I guess he doesn’t deserve it. I don’t know, but it all puts a sour taste in my mouth from the ott Danny hate to the ott Adam pimping.

    If Ryan had asked her about the contestants and she said “Adam is my friend and I think he’s awesome” or somesuch it would be okay, but that was wrong in my book.

  • AC

    OMG! I am totally going to love this finale! I love them both- even though I love Kris a lot more and have been voting for him! It is going to be amazing. 2 very creative guys and as long as they keep doing what they’ve been doing, they are both going to do awesome.

    However, I do hope that Adam wins because I kinda fear a backlash if Kris wins (even if it is deserved) because people might say that Adam didn’t win because he’s gay and people are homophobic..stuff like that. I’m having flashbacks of season 3 when the 3 black divas were in the bottom 3 and people said it was because of racism. I wouldn’t think any of that is true though since my 45-year old boss who is gay, loves Kris Allen and actually votes for him too! He thinks Adam is too cabaret.

  • pleazurs

    I am a diehard Adam fan since day 1 and I noticed alot of posters really have nit and picked about the article that Adam wanted exposure or whatever. I think if anyone has the guts to get up on that stage and do what these people do has to have a little narcissism in them. plain and simple. Even the seemingly meek and timid Kris, right?

    I promise you, every one of them are in it to win. They all want singing careers. They all want albums. Thats what they want to do.

    Adam is just like the next guy. Hes been struggling for a career for about 10 yrs, just like Cook last year. Well he finally got his shot. I am so excited for him and will be a devoted fan after this is over. I am still a David Cook fanatic!

    Adam will sell albums, have great concerts, and succeed. The rest, IDK????

  • abbysee

    First things first. Kudos to Danny for a heartfelt singout. I am going to buy it just because it was really awesome.

    I am so glad that Adam makes it to the finals. I am really impressed with Kris and will make no predictions now. I just want to revel in the fact that my favorite made it to the finals. Out of eight seasons my fave has at least made it to the finals 7 times. The only season I was foiled was season 6 when Melinda got booted top three. And most of us know what a travesty that was.

    As for Danny wanting to touch people hearts until tonight, as he was leaving he had only talked the talk. Adam has been walking the walk all season.

    I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t know about you, but in my mind, there couldnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t be a much more noble goal, given our world today. With all thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s going on, including bullying and kids struggling (not to mention the tragic responses, hurting themselves or others) Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m betting Adam has touched quite a few hearts along the way. Just as heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢d hoped.

    BTW, Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m only responding to the claim that Adam had no intent other than fame, because clearly that is not the case.

    As for the clothes, he’s a smart dude. I already see the themes shaping and the campaigns beginning. But I’ve ridden this horse all season wrong, and I don’t plan on jumping off now, even if he spends too much money, or wants to win too much. This is a singing cpmpetition, let the games begin.

    Finally, big ups to the little engine who could. I am laughing my ass off at all of the talk from last night. I guess little Kris lifted that damn bus, and tossed it back at whoever was supposed to be doing the tossing.

  • JenG

    I’m so excited for the finale! I’m huge Adam fan and will be voting for him next Tuesday. But I think Kris is awesome and have voted for him a few times during the season.

    It’s going to be an awesome couple of shows and I’ll be happy for the winner. Kris or Adam!

  • Dlynne

    Interesting to me because, Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s comment struck me as very similar to what Taylor said during his season: he went on to get some TV exposure, maybe pick up more gigs that way. I saw that as a sensible, even humble, attitude for a journeyman musician, dependent on whatever angle they can get to get the next gig. This sounded like exactly the same thing.

    That’s the way I took it, too. The comment was taken out of context, which is too bad, because it leaves it up to interpretation. Adam has said many times that he didn’t think he stood a chance to win but was hoping to at least get some exposure from being on the show. That’s a very legimate reason to enter the contest, imo. I also don’t think it makes him look crass – I think it makes him look realistic.

  • http://www.myspace.com/rjveritas MrRJ

    Hey Sweet Baxter! You are very right on the Adam going over budget analysis. It has also been published that he was pushing making 10k a month from Wicked for 6 months. He is not rich as his dream is to be able to afford his own condo….

  • GeminiDolly

    I see a lot of comments that it doesnt matter if Adam or Kris wins, since they are fans of both. Well not me. LOL. I want Adam to win, and thats it. Kris seems like a cool dude, but I dont want him winning over Adam.

    Im hoping for a great show from these two. I want both at their A games, but if Kris wins, I will be pissed. Not because I dont like him ( I think hes a sweetie) I just want Adam to hold that title of American Idol and no one else. Selfish, eh? damn str8!

  • ShariG

    MJ, thanks so much for the videos. I didn’t have to work tonight for the first Wednesday and still enjoyed rewatching the videos. You are the best about getting information to us. No matter the outcome next week, this has been fun living the AI experience with all of the posters here on your blog. Thanks for giving us this opportunity to share our thoughts with each other.

  • carolinacharms

    Danny blew it out the box tonight. I mean he really got to me with that sing out. Wow. If he hadn’t been saddled with that silly DLS last night…and if the scream heard round the world had never happened, who knows? But anyway, should be a very exciting finale. Never woulda thunk it! Kris is in!! :=)

  • pleazurs

    I see a lot of comments that it doesnt matter if Adam or Kris wins, since they are fans of both. Well not me. LOL. I want Adam to win, and thats it. Kris seems like a cool dude, but I dont want him winning over Adam.
    Selfish, eh? damn str8!

    That what Im talkin about! :clap_tb:

  • TylerWV

    I wonder if it was katy perrys idea or the producers to put Adam Lamberts name in big letters on the back of her white cape when she sang tonight. With Simon begging for votes for Adam and the Bono pimping, makes me wonder if Simon really thought Adam wasnt as good as usual and may have gone home?

  • glamadamfan

    Am I the only one who didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t like Jordin Sparkà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s performance or song???

    No you are not. I thought she looked absolutely gorgeous, but the song was very mediocre and blase, and her performance was, as Randy would say “pitchy”. She was anything but perfect, and when she was a contestant, she missed a few notes, but didn’t sound as bad as she did tonight.

  • karrahbrooke

    Just got Kris’s studio versions… he says “homies” :lol_tb:

  • iluvai

    I agree with ShariG!

    I’m so exhausted. I think I was planning to crash awhile ago. But I still have Adam fever.

    I don’t know if this is okay to mention, MJ, but for the people that think Adam is screechy they should hear him sing songs like “I Just Love You”. It is so hauntingly beautiful.

  • bubblese

    After watching a few times and trying to figure out why I did not like Adam’s performances as much as all the other ones, he did just not seem as committed to them…..wonder if he is missing Allison?

  • mk88

    I wonder if it was katy perrys idea or the producers to put Adam Lamberts name in big letters on the back of her white cape when she sang tonight. With Simon begging for votes for Adam and the Bono pimping, makes me wonder if Simon really thought Adam wasnt as good as usual and may have gone home?

    Kate Perry and Adam have met several times due to mutual friend. He mentioned it in his top 36 interview and he did stated that KP is one of his fav female artists. I think she just want to exchange mutual admiration and gave him a shout out!!

  • Lisa

    I thought it was just tacky and disrespectful. Sorry. I have been thinking all along that Adam deserves to win, but this just takes the cake.

    And this was Adam’s fault how?

    I am an Adam fan and I will admit to the show pimping him, but IMHO no where near the depths they pimped Danny. The Danny pimping started right out of the gate. Adam had to earn his pimping & if you go back it started on Tracks of My Tears. Kris? They almost ran a semi over that guy. Finally the judges pimped Kris last night. About time.

    Both David’s were pimped last year. Archie was pimped from the first, David Cook earned his. This happens every year and will next year too. The show has to build a buzz and that is how they do it. All part of the glorious “reality tv”.

  • mk88

    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m so exhausted. I think I was planning to crash awhile ago. But I still have Adam fever.

    iluvai – one more week to go for this rollercoaster ride. Hang in there. Adm needs all the support he can get esp there are many fans thinking it might not be so bad after all if he come 2nd. I am sure you will recover the battle fatigue when it is next tues!!

    Speaking of Adam – I was happy when i listened to the studio version of One and Cryin. Cryin is good but One is one my new favourite!!

    I do love his One live though since it is more emotionally connected to me. Can’t wait to attend his concert because I know I would get pleasant surprise rather than a similar sound of an album

  • http://flamingnose.blogspot.com Scott

    I was very disappointed when Allison was voted off, but aside from that, this is the Top 2 that I wanted. I’m delighted. Adam is mad-talented. Kris is the ultimate underdog and possesses all the qualities of a pop star. Both men have huge potential. I picked Gokey very early on, but I totally lost interest in him about a third of the way through the season.

    Here’s what cracks me up. All the judges and entertainment editors/critics talking about Adam being the one who might return rock to its former splendor and glory. They talk about a void in the genre, with no Led Zeppelin-type artists. Well you know what, it’s not going to happen. First of all, that was then and this is now – it’s just no longer where rock is today (instead, we have modern, alternative megabands like U2 and Coldplay doing the “anthemic” thing in stadiums). I think the “experts” are just full of it… and they certainly must know, deep down, that there is no way Adam Lambert could even take on the role “rock savior” if such a role was even needed. Rock radio simply will not put him on the air. Adam needs to line up behind Daughtry and David Cook, both of whom are still waiting for measurable rock spins! Can Adam dial it back to get on HAC? Perhaps. But he ain’t gonna be restoring rock music as an HAC artist, that’s for sure! I’m not saying Adam won’t be successful. I’m just criticizing those who put “rock star” on his chest and say he might be the one to bring back glam rock. No American Idol can do that. At least with Cook & Daughtry, their versatility ranges from rock ballad to middle-of-the-road to hard rock. Both Cook and Daughtry have bands, and pre-Idol history in bands. Plus they write their own brilliant music. Even Kris Allen is a seasoned musician, playing both guitar and piano. Lambert is an amazing performer and entertainer, but is he a “musician?” Does he write music? In the pop world it doesn’t matter. In the rock world, it’s a must. I kind of think Adam needs to go the CHR/Top 40 route and that’s a shame because after all that I said, I like him more as a rocker! I just don’t know if he can succeed in the commercial rock area and rule HAC the way Cook & Daughtry have. Being that theatrical can be a handicap for Adam. And I could be totally talking out my arse! JMO and YMMV.

  • glamadamfan

    Who would sell more singles/albums post AI? Kris or Adam? Honestly …..

  • oddobserver

    After watching a few times and trying to figure out why I did not like Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s performances as much as all the other ones, he did just not seem as committed to themà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦..wonder if he is missing Allison?

    I’m putting it down to exhaustion and low energy level after the homecoming visits. ‘Sides it can be quite a bit of let-down when you get a high from homecoming, then go back to the mansion to 2 other guys whom you know are out to beat you, without your family and close friends around. Then also, they didn’t have much time to practise, the now-notorious USA Today article clearly stated that they had to get back to work immediately upon their return.

  • Lisa

    Glamadamfan,

    Adam :smile_wp:

  • Anastasia72071

    iluvai
    Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s performance of à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“I Just Love Youà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  by Five for Fighting is so beautiful. He has also many beautiful sweet songs. I think he should do at least two of these softer songs next week. People that only know him as a à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“rockerà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  dude will be amazed. And I think this sweet side of Adam is 100% legitimate and will win over the people on the fence.

    Absolutely!!! Adam’s pre-Idol ballads are wonderful, and I love “I Just Love You”; have never heard the original (I seem to have made that comment *a lot* lately – I guess I really have been living under a rock, lol), but the first time I heard Adam’s version, right from the first line I thought “Oh I love this!” And I really shake my head when I hear/read people say that Adam doesn’t “feel” music or lyrics – I totally beg to differ. I’ve seen him in tears at the end of a performance more than once, and if he’s faking it he deserves a mantle full of Oscars. Just IMHO.

    Sampling of Adam’s hearfelt performances (not including Idol performances like “Mad World”, “Tracks of My Tears”, “If I Can’t Have You”):
    “Dust in the Wind”
    “Come to Me, Bend to Me (from ‘Brigadoon’)”
    “Quiet Desperation”
    “Come Home”
    “I Can’t Make You Love Me”
    “I Just Love You”
    “As Long as You’re Mine (from ‘Wicked’)”
    “You’ve Got a Friend”

  • oddobserver

    I dunno, I’d buy Kris’ album if he did something Jason Mraz-zy or Buble style, but Adam would be a cool album to get to head-bang and shout-out to for angst yelling moments. Different styles, different niches. In a way, it’s better this way than a Adison final, since Adam and Allison would have been fighting for a slice of the same pie, nay, the same slice even.

  • Menzel

    Who would sell more singles/albums post AI? Kris or Adam? Honestly à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦..

    Allison probably! But since her name isn’t on your list I’d say Kris – at least his music is current. Has Adam even sang a song since top 13 written in this century yet?

  • http://flamingnose.blogspot.com Scott

    I cannot predict who would sell more albums. If done right, Adam could be another George Michael or a whole new pop-rock sound that catches on. Or not. Kris would likely be molded by Jive Records into your typical crooning male vocalist with an R&B leaning. I think of how well “Crush” did for Archie and I can see Kris having a similarly huge hit. I think Kris is closer to Cook in his originality and ability to transform songs, so in that way he has a leg up on Archie and I suspect a full album of Kris’ could be terrific. Back to Adam, it all depends. He could do a glam rock album and that’s a risk. He could do a commercial rock album a la Cook & Daughtry, and I can’t say he’s a lock on that kind of music. Adam could break big, or not. No way I can agree that he’d outsell Kris for sure. I’m a rock fan so I’m rooting for Adam to succeed there… and I think he’s mad-talented… but honestly, he doesn’t evoke the same kind of passion in me that Cook does.

  • jammasta

    A bit of a topic change, but anybody have a picture of Jordin Sparks at the end of Battlefield where it was all dark and she looked freaking DEMONIC? That is caption worthy and awesome.

  • aek

    And this was Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s fault how?

    It’s not about it being Adam’s fault. I think the show should have regulations against that kind of thing. I don’t think Simon should be telling people how to vote. Adam should not have gotten the pimp spot so much.

    Basically, with this kind of thing going on, if Adam wins, it really is tainted. How did he really win if it takes this much extra effort to get him there?

    No, it’s not Adam’s fault. I refuse to trash talk Adam (as was done to Danny) about things that are beyond his control.

    Still, I’ve watched this show for seven years now, and I’ve never seen anything like it. I think Adam’s a great entertainer, but geez, this is rediculous.

    Besides, it really doesn’t matter. Adam will be fine either way. If Kris wins they will just throw their support behind Adam anyway the same way they did with Taylor and Chris D. Ugh!

  • iluvai

    anastasia72071:

    Thanks for posting all of those amazing Adam songs.

    Adam is no faker as his fans know. He is the sweetest most talented guy to ever come out of AI. AI knows this too! Ha Ha…Adam is pure talent and pure gentleman…and pure genius.

  • WickedGame

    I just joined this site this past week, is there a way to email another poster (Anastasia)??

  • iluvai

    I thought Jordin Sparks expression at the end was reminiscent of Adam. It was all good to me…

  • In the Stars

    And this was Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s fault how?

    ————————————————–

    Regarding the cape thing…I agree…no way this was his fault!!! This is exactly what I was worried about. ..that some people would turn against him for it. He couldn’t control that any more than he can control what the judges say.
    Adam should absolutely win this thing!! His voice is amazing and as for people thinking he’s an actor and not a musician, I think his stage presence adds to his performances. When you go to any concert, do you actually want to see the artist just standing still and singing?

    Adam deserves this win. He has spent many years working toward this goal and I want to see him rewarded for it.

    Just in case you are reading this Adam, GO BABY GO!!! I’ll be voting for you like crazy next week. I’ll be heartbroken if you don’t win but I will buy any album you put out.

  • SparklesATL

    I just bought a lot of Adam’s singles and videos. Sat here and listened to the over and over for 2 hours.

    I caught something in ring of fire that I wonder if anyone else noticed…he injected a couple of bars from the Phantom of the Opera (from the musical of the same name. Duh.) in the middle.

    If he keeps working on his voice, I can see him rivaling Michael Crawford. He certainly has the range. I heard the part of the Phantom was written for Michael Crawford because of his vocal range. Don’t know if it’s true, but I do know it’s a difficult part for many male actors to sing without changing the music.

    I can totally see Adam as the Phantom in about 10 years.

  • Calliope

    Well, I cannot speak for all music-buyers, but as someone who likes modern music and tends to go indie, I prefer Adam. I like my singer-songwriters to be really, really offbeat and I like my pop stars to be fun. Adam fits my tastes better. And I see him as a pop star post-Idol with rock influences. I actually prefer his pre-Idol original stuff to Kris’ as well, if that makes a difference. Plus, I tend to really enjoy acts that can be “difficult” at times, requiring multiple viewings/listens. Adam is like that for me. However, I am not your typical mainstream music-buyer, whatever that is now — I find music scenes so fractured now, which is why labels have a hard time getting their hit artists.

    And jammasta, definitely yes to Jordin being rather demonic. She looked stunning but the final shot with the light? That was creepy! And not in a good way.

  • iluvai

    There was one thing that I really didn’t like during the taping of the home town visits. Check me if I’m wrong… But I thought Kris’s dad, said something like “i’m not going to kiss you dude”. I’m not looking back at the video, so I probably have it wrong. But I hated that macho quote, even tho I loved how choked up his dad got. Give your son a kiss already!

    I’m sure I will get heat for this, but it annoyed me for some reason.

    I’m probably not making sense anyway. I have to be up in 3 hours. Ugh…

  • galaxygrrl

    After watching a few times and trying to figure out why I did not like Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s performances as much as all the other ones, he did just not seem as committed to themà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦..wonder if he is missing Allison?

    I think he is anxious and really wants to win. I think he knew he’d make it to the top 3 or 4, but winning is harder.

    In one of the videos from this weekend, he asked the crowd at his High school, you’ll vote for me right?” I was surprised to see that insecurity come from him.

    To me he played it safe last on Tuesday night and it was one of his worst performances.

    Next week should be interesting. I think Adam might be in trouble. I think Kris will get more Danny votes than Adam.

  • aek

    à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m not going to kiss you dudeà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ . Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m not looking back at the video, so I probably have it wrong. But I hated that macho quote,

    Yep, that’s what he said. I thought the same thing.

    I just watched Danny’s elimination video again. i couldn’t concentrate too well during the show because of my 2 year old, but I thought it was a touching and heartfelt rendition. I actually cried.

    Btw, whoever it was that said Danny was smirking at Allison last week….well I guess he was smirking at himself in his final home sweet home package. He was just smiling already. Geesh.

  • oddobserver

    Check me if Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m wrongà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦ But I thought Krisà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s dad, said something like à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m not going to kiss you dudeà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ . Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m not looking back at the video, so I probably have it wrong. But I hated that macho quote, even tho I loved how choked up his dad got. Give your son a kiss already!

    I can’t catch what he said exactly, but could be that Kris’ dad was being very careful to not give viewing audiences any reason to trash talk Kris. As it is, a few 100s of posts ago, someone was cracking “…nail polish may not be the only thing they (Adam and Kris) share…”, then with the roomies tag, it’s just too easy for Kris to start getting such trash talk. Even Danny had his share of flak with gay connotations.

    Also, are Arkansas residents a conservative, traditional bunch? Kris is piped to get Danny’s votes, din you know? *Wink*

    There’s no doubt that Kris’ dad is an emotional guy. Kissing could be just be an awkward thing for him, with the camera hovering nearby and audiences watching. Heck, I get nervous when asked to pose for a kiss for a photograph.

  • naomit

    seems i am the only one here enjoy all the katy, lady gaga type of guests…

    but those are the songs that are currently in the top charts, how can these songs make it if no one likes them?

    never mind, i’ll go back to hiding…

  • http://flamingnose.blogspot.com Scott

    Iluvai, Kris’ dad hugged him for like a full minute, literally clenching him and his hand touched his head. The man even cried. I’ll give him a pass on the no kissing!! I really didn’t find Kris’ dad all that macho by the time that scene ended LOL!

  • iluvai

    Adam evokes way more passion in me than David Cook. I loved David Cook and voted for him to win. But I bought his album and NEVER listened to it. That’s true!

    On the other hand, I have spent every possible moment listening to everything from Adam. I have downloaded every itunes, watched every video, googled relentlessly just to get more of Adam. I pace my life to AI Tuesdays and am totally lost to Adam mania.

    Adam fans are a passionate lot. Count me as one of them!

  • RemusL

    edit: DON’T question the motives of your fellow posters

    Regarding Adam’s comment that he went on AI to gain more exposure, why else would anyone go on Idol? Danny certainly wanted more exposure. He wouldn’t be able to inspire more people and touch more hearts without first achieving a higher level of fame and exposure, would he?

    As for Adam breaking the bank to buy clothes for his performances, perhaps he realizes that he’ll be making a $100,000 this summer and could therefore afford to dip into the savings a bit?

  • http://flamingnose.blogspot.com Scott

    I’m a rock fan all the way naomit, but I love Lady Gaga and thought her Idol performance on 4/1 was outstanding. She also happens to be mad-talented (my phrase for the night!), playing piano and a great voice (without lip syncing). That was the night David Cook was on (I’m a diehard Cook fan) and I’ve got to say I enjoyed both of their performances equally, as different as they were. I also like Katy. I don’t think she has a great voice, but she’s a good performer, her singles are hot, and I just like what she’s all about. And yet, I choose to listen to rock most of the time. But when pop is good, I love it. I love Pink, I love Kelly Clarkson, and I love Beyonce.

  • oddobserver

    Just a thought, do you think drag queens would appreciate him and his music? I can so imagine them dancing to his songs. :jittery_tb:

  • hwc

    Adam’s studio version of One is so good I can’t stand it. Unbelievable vocal. He does Bono and Mary J. Blige.

  • anna in vegas

    Adam fans: If you haven’t had a chance to go to iTunes for the studio version of One…….you will love it! Cryin’ was great but “One” is a must-have IMO.

    Anastasia 72071: Have you heard David Foster’s “The Prayer” by Adam? He did it about 5 years ago and it is awesome. Check it out on youtube.

  • http://www.fatladysings.us TFLS

    About Equity contracts (assuming the L. A. production of ‘Wicked’ was an Equity show)…. 10K a month, MRRJ? Is that what you think Adam made? In his dreams, maybe. Adam was chorus with the added responsibility of understudy. That meant he got base pay with an additional boost for attending extra rehearsals. Here’s an earnings quote regarding Equity contracts from 2005:

    Weekly Earnings: Each week an average of 5,673 actors were employed on an Equity contract à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ just about the same number as the prior season. The median earnings paid to all working actors this season was $541 a week and performers worked a median of 11.9 weeks per year à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ that is, half worked fewer than 11.9 weeks and half worked more. The average number of Equity actors employed weekly has grown by 39.7% over the past 20 seasons.

    $541 per week is not a hell of a lot – especially in L. A. Now – I don’t know what his negotiated contract actually was – but not even a lead would get 10K a week. Hollywood isn’t Broadway. And on top of that – he had to pay dues. Equity is an actors union. Additionally – if he worked on TV he had to join AFTRA, for film SAG. How do I know this? I make my living in the theatre as both actor and director. Not a whole lot of money to be had – but I remain employed – which is saying a lot in an industry where only the top 2% ever get regular work.

    So donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t go imaging Adam sitting on a mountain of greenbacks. According to his bio à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ he waited tables when not singing or doing a show. His brotherà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s blog talks about Adams small apartment à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ barely room for both brothers to stay whenever Neil came down to visit. The money the contestants are making now is likely the most any of them have ever seen in their lives à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ but ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s still strictly regulated by AFTRA contract (and limited). Why am I nattering on about this? Because most people think everyone in show business makes as much money as Tom Cruise. Not true. Only the really big stars make that (like Jaime Foxx). Everyone else just gets by. With luck à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ the Idol finalists will be able to cash in on this exposure. But theyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢d better be prepared to work like dogs if they want big money. It really aint à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‹money for nothingà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢.

  • iluvai

    Scott: Kris’s dad said something like I’m not going to kiss you man. That just seemed ugly macho to me. The hugging and crying on the other hand was very sweet.

  • SparklesATL

    I think the show should have regulations against that kind of thing.

    If memory serves, and it oftentimes doesn’t, I seem to recall in season 5 (didn’t pay much attention to season 6. I was recovering from season 5′s depression) that towards the end, top 3 or 4, that AI was playing up the celebrity support of various Idols. Nothing so blatant as Katy Perry but there were celebrities supporting their favorites.

    I remember Taylor Hicks dancing and singing around the audience and stopping where some actress was sitting who was there supporting him. It seems like there was at least one celebrity sitting in the audience every week, usually with kids, who were there to see their favorite.

    Didn’t see any of them in a cape or T shirt with their favorite Idol’s name on it though.

  • Layla

    yah fuckin whoo..doin my happy dance here!

    I can ¨’t help but find Kris adorable and his sound very current…plus he just has a very real aura about him. I do like him and I really hope he brings it next week.

    My boy Adam in the final…he so deserves it because he is fuckin AWESOME!.Danny…you had a decent run…go make Christian music-I’m sure people will buy it and that ¨’s where you should be…you were never going to sell in the pop, RB or rock genres.

    Now I can relax and simply enjoy the show next week. Don ¨’t care who wins…Kris probably needs the win more…but as Adam so obviously wants to win I hope he does.

  • iluvai

    I kiss and hug my son and my girls relentlessly. I just thought Kris’s dad seemed kind of closed up.

  • aek

    However, I will say the kind of pimping that Adam and Danny both got early on is the same kind of pimping they do EVERY single year. Usually contestants of lesser quality don’t make it anyway, despite the pimping.

    The stuff I have seen as of late is pimping of a different kind. It’s crazy how they can even think it’s okay. I have nothing against Adam. I think he’s a great entertainer. But I don’t like for someone to tell me who to vote for. They didn’t have to do that for David, Jordin, Taylor, Carrie, etc. They shouldn’t have to do it for Adam.

  • NOLA

    Anybody heard if the guys will be singing with any of their fav celebs? I’ve heard nothing.

  • http://flamingnose.blogspot.com Scott

    iluvai, I know what you’re saying. When I first heard him say it, it jarred me a little but then I saw the emotions emerge, and the dad wearing his heart on his sleeve so I felt like the real man is a softy and a pretty cool dad. I chalk that comment up to cultural influences, especially in a smaller city in the bible belt. So I guess what I’m saying is that what seemed macho and annoying at first kind of got melted away when you see that whole moment unfold.

  • carolinacharms

    Kris’ dad was making a joke. For those of you who haven’t been around (alive) too long, it hasn’t really been more than about 15-20 years since many men (family/friends) started hugging each other with any regularity. Handshakes were the norm for my parents’ and grandparents’ generation. Even among fathers and sons. So, I don’t find his comments abnormal at all. I mean, this isn’t Eastern Europe where straight male kissing is the norm. And to the poster above me, it has nothing to do with living in the South.

    And as for Adam’s clothes, I’ll pull a Joy Behar and say, “So what? Who cares?” ROFL. I think we all know he’s a divo, and divos gotta get their drag on! :)

  • http://flamingnose.blogspot.com Scott

    Of course, I’ll gladly step in and kiss Kris. :D

  • Linds

    mk88 May 14th, 2009 at 2:25 am

    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m so exhausted. I think I was planning to crash awhile ago. But I still have Adam fever.

    iluvai – one more week to go for this rollercoaster ride. Hang in there. Adm needs all the support he can get esp there are many fans thinking it might not be so bad after all if he come 2nd. I am sure you will recover the battle fatigue when it is next tues!!

    Speaking of Adam – I was happy when i listened to the studio version of One and Cryin. Cryin is good but One is one my new favourite!!

    I do love his One live though since it is more emotionally connected to me. Canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t wait to attend his concert because I know I would get pleasant surprise rather than a similar sound of an album

    I agree – just listened to the studio versions of One and Crying. WOW!!! One was awsome. I just wish Adam had gotten to sing the whole song with the slow build up of tempo. I will play the hell out of One!

  • Hoppy

    For those of you wondering where all of Adam’s money comes from, there are plenty of options besides just his Equity pay. For all we know, his parents may have money and are helping him. (Lord knows, my parents would do the same if they were in the position to do so and I was an Idol contestant!)

    Also, Adam also made a living by being a session singer in L.A. It may not make him a rich dude, but if he got enough work doing that, he could have some saved up. (And as richly talented as he is, I don’t doubt that he got a lot of jobs that way.)

  • oddobserver

    Hey, aek, dude/dudette, it’s the judges actions, ya know?
    I too don’t like someone to tell me who to vote for, and I feel it could hurt the pimped one more than help them.

    Kris is a fine fine example of being trashed by the judges and the tactic backfiring on the judges. Tonight the judges received a resounding “NO TO PIMPED ONE” message. But they’ll still do it again in future seasons. It’s reality TV, that’s all it is.

    I think part of the reason Danny got trash talk was ‘cos of his reaction to his pimping. Self-applause doesn’t give a good impression, and turns the viewer off him. Now he’s gone, there’s not so much ill-feeling against him anymore.

    What’s the bet that they’d be fawning all over Kris next week? It’s like Zabasearch, change the tune to meet the situation, then pretend you were on the right bus all along. They predicted Kris to lose this morning before the results show.

  • NOLA

    Please, I never said Adam shouldn’t buy clothes.

    I see up-blog references whether Adam would sell as a rocker. Hasn’t he said many times, he doesn’t want to be a rocker? I thought he said he wanted the Pop route.

  • Linds

    aek May 14th, 2009 at 2:42 am

    And this was Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s fault how?

    Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s not about it being Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s fault. I think the show should have regulations against that kind of thing. I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think Simon should be telling people how to vote. Adam should not have gotten the pimp spot so much.

    I do honestly believe that Simon was telling people to vote if they preferred Adam and not be complacent like the Daughtry fans were – thinking that Daughtry had it all sewn up by his fans got him voted out at #4 when he should have gone all the way.

  • mk88

    I see up-blog references whether Adam would sell as a rocker. Hasnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t he said many times, he doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t want to be a rocker? I thought he said he wanted the Pop route.

    He mentioned he would like to make a fusion album with a little bit of everything – pop, pop rock, rock, techno, dance etc – One good example would be his studio BTBW. His pre idol song like pop goes the camera and kiss and tell is also very catchy and have the potential to be a big hit

  • oddobserver

    Krisà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ dad was making a joke.

    Seemed more like Kris was making the joke, tapping his finger on his own lips, like daring his Dad to do it. Oh man, first Kris’ wife, now his dad? Poor Kris.

    Of course, Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll gladly step in and kiss Kris. :D

    Sorry to shatter your dreams, my dear. I think his wife/mom gets priority. :happy_tb:

  • BlankSlate

    Just watched the exit interview on AI EXTRA wherein Danny boasts he wants his music to be a “movement.”

    Uh huh. Like a bowel movement? ;>

    I’d like him a lot more if he would stop thinking he’s all that. Tone down the Faith Healer persona. You can’t make yourself a cult leader and have good results. Think Jim Jones from Guyanatown. Let people come to you. Don’t self-annoint yourself as the Next Big Thing.

  • http://randomizeme.wordpress.com arca

    I can understand why Adam is ‘breaking the bank’ so to speak right now. It’s investment for his future shows – many of his clothes/ jackets/ accessories can be mixed and matched. Plus, he’s got a freakin’ professional stylist (Miles) helping him shop right now for free – I’d take advantage too. After the show is over, he’d have to hire/pay for a stylist.

    And I’d bet that an Adam Lambert clothing line is in the future ;-)

  • emilig

    Adam Lambert rocks! I don’t understand all the fans for Kris, I think he sucks! He is just not in the same league as Adam as far as musical talent and ability. Adam has shown us week to week what he can do and Kris, in my opinion has maybe done it twice. I don’t think Kris has the staying power that Adam has. I would not go see a concert with Kris in it. He is the type of singer who opens for the main act, and will not be the main attraction! He sounds to me like someone who sings in the mall, Debbie Gibson anyone? And look where she is, who knows? I can’t wait for Adam to have his own concert and believe me people even if there is a slim chance he doesn’t win AI, he will be famous! Randy is right, Adam is the best contestant they have EVER had. His vocal range is off the charts! The boy has mad talent! Go Adam!

  • oddobserver

    He mentioned he would like to make a fusion album with a little bit of everything

    Adam’s new album title -

    POP goes the FUNKy weasel as it DANCEs to a BALLAD on a ROCK using digital TECHNOlogy feat. Meatloaf

    or just FULL FUSION?

  • lostinidol

    I am an Adam fan and I will admit to the show pimping him, but IMHO no where near the depths they pimped Danny. The Danny pimping started right out of the gate. Adam had to earn his pimping & if you go back it started on Tracks of My Tears. Kris? They almost ran a semi over that guy. Finally the judges pimped Kris last night. About time.

    Yes, let’s recall week one of the live shows when Paula said Danny would be in the finals. From there the pimping for Danny never stopped. Adam got pimped too of course. I don’t object to pimping. What bothers me is the de-pimping. Okay, if you want to ignored Danny’s horrible night on Rock night, fine. But don’t dismiss the great performances by other contestants because you want a Danny and Adam final. That’s what I find completely unfair. I think in any pimping scheme you have to leave room for someone coming out of no where and stealing the show. They don’t. Allison could have walked on water and Simon would still be telling us how unlikeable she is. Well, judges, not only are we all right about Kris, this is your official “up yours.”

  • AC

    Ugh. how is it possible that I hate the judges this season? Randy was the only one who looked sincerely happy while the girls had a “I can’t believe it” look on their faces. Simon was a jerk talking about how Kris has no chance to be in the finale. I know they wanted Danny to be in the finale but it’s kinda rude since it shows that they didn’t want Kris there. Yes, I’m probably over-reacting but I just hate that their bias shows so much.

    Also, for Ryan, people only thought that the finale would be danny vs adam because the judges and producers kept trying to push that on us.

  • NOLA

    He mentioned he would like to make a fusion album with a little bit of everything – pop, pop rock, rock, techno, dance etc – One good example would be his studio BTBW. His pre idol song like pop goes the camera and kiss and tell is also very catchy and have the potential to be a big hit

    Thanks Much. I didn’t hear that.

  • Chipmunk

    In the Stars

    This is exactly what I was worried about. ..that some people would turn against him for it.

    The bulk of the viewers out there probably dont give a flying fuck. I didnt even notice the cape thing till everyone was talking about it here on the internet, yes, that small fraction of people that analyse everything down to pant seams…so I wouldnt worry too much about it.

    If its not EW covers, Simon’s pimping, blue lights on crotch, pimp spots in a top 3 that has no pimp spots, sitting in a chair, coming down pink lit staircases, buying expensive clothes, eyeraping the camera, A rock week theme created only to pimp him, and “how dare he have blue light when he sings”? etc etc etc………it would be something else being whinged about….so seriously, I never worry about it. AS LONG AS HE BRINGS IT ON PERFORMANCE NIGHT…I’m happy!!! :clap_tb:

    back to the music…can’t wait for next week!! Adam bring it!!!!!! :thumbup_tb:

  • b1dev

    GO KRIS!!!! One more week dude!

  • JosieX

    I was hoping for an Adam/Danny final because as I’ve said before, that would have been a path to an Adam win. It’s probably over with now but we’ll see. I am predicting that the thing that is going to irritate me the most is when people are surprised at this. Sigh. The one good thing about Danny leaving is the hope that the bashing and endless repetitive insulting slogans will at least slow down. It has just become over the top ridiculous. For example the complaint that he applauds himself. I have seen many performers return applause to the audience in appreciation and to claim that Danny doing the exact same thing is for a different reason than the many other performers who have done this in the past I think is disingenous at best.

  • awilliams

    I’m happy. I like both Adam and Kris and feel there is room for both styles in the music world. I don’t care who wins now.

    Danny sang better tonight than last night I thought.

    I’ve been mulling the whole Danny thing over. I don’t hate him or dislike him but what I found irritating was that many times he’d keep talking and didn’t seem to know when to stop. I kept wanting to dig him in the ribs and say “Enough already” Of course that could be nerves too. I could never warm up to his voice or performance style though.

    I found Adam honest and open…and not full of himself at all. He’s confident yes and should be. Loved his “kid in the candy store” attitude. Loves the shopping, knows to make the most of this opportunity, hence his comment about the attention. Loved his “I want to see Katy Perry!” comment. I imagine Adam is a fun person to be around – his enthusiasm comes over and he appears to be a generous soul to others.

    I’m happy for Kris. He’s come a far ways in this competition. I think he’ll be going far with music too.

    I don’t think you can compare Adam and Kris and say one is better/worse. They are very different. Adam is like a performer’s performer; background in theater, he is “out there” etc. Kris is more the musician’s musician and there’s plenty of room for both on the scene. We had David Bowie and Leo Kottke in the 70′s.

  • http://airincaol.com coco

    I wonder if ALL former idol winners will be at the BIG show or just lovely Carrie ?
    p.s. who is this wacko hosting this idol extra with ace cuz I am thinking she has been drinking from pawler’s jug…btw Ace is still pretty

  • sillypraguer

    That performance by Danny proves why the whole judges’ save setup stinks. If they’re going to do the save, decide before the performance, as they did with Megan. They sing better when they’re getting a send off. See Allison’s results night performance.

    I thought Jordin was great! I hate those poofy dresses she normally wears — she looks like an adult tonight, a sexy one. And MJ’s totally right that she’s grown sooo much as a performer. Great job.

    I’m so happy for Kris!!! Lame that the judges were acting all surprised, but don’t worry, Kris. You deserve it. I also am looking forward to Idolatry :cool1_tb:

  • Chipmunk

    Just watched the exit interview on AI EXTRA wherein Danny boasts he wants his music to be a à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“movement.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ 

    Uh huh. Like a bowel movement?

    :laugh_tb:

  • Tony

    Ugh. how is it possible that I hate the judges this season? Randy was the only one who looked sincerely happy while the girls had a à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“I canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t believe ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  look on their faces. Simon was a jerk talking about how Kris has no chance to be in the finale. I know they wanted Danny to be in the finale but ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s kinda rude since it shows that they didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t want Kris there. Yes, Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m probably over-reacting but I just hate that their bias shows so much.

    They’re gonna look the same way when Kris wins next week.

  • Chipmunk

    p.s. who is this wacko hosting this idol extra with ace cuz I am thinking she has been drinking from pawlerà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s jug

    Jillian!

    Please where can I watch the Idol Extra videos, havent seen a link in a while.Would love to see Allison’s and Danny’s exit vids and any other extra clips out there. link anyone? Please?

  • http://airincaol.com coco

    Tony….you are killin me LOL
    Do you think they will Ignore kris as though he nevaH won???

  • Heart

    http://www.myfoxla.com/#

    In the Entertainment section, there are 2 AI Behind the Scenes with Adam, Kris & Judges interviews. Kris and Adam are so happy and their pics are so cute.

    Interesting that Simon told Terri that Kris’ Heartless was the performance of the season… Simon has a short term memory – he forgot Mad World already!

  • myra

    I am SO freaking HAPPY, you wont believe it!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 JDSFL,ASKJDFKSJZ

    Right, apologies. EXCITED. :D :D :D :D :D

  • erinnthered

    Interesting that Simon told Terri that Krisà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ Heartless was the performance of the seasonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦ Simon has a short term memory – he forgot Mad World already!

    Simon has a point. Heartless wasn’t just great because of the performance, but the timing. Kris pulled out his best performance exactly when he needed it, and in the process completely wiped away what had been a forgone conclusion for months. No one knows what will happen next week. Who could have thought it would be like this just two days ago? That’s pretty incredible!

    Mad World may have been great, but it didn’t change the competition or even people’s impressions of Adam. I would say Tracks of My Tears was both better and more important. It showed Adam’s range and made him the frontrunner he’s been until now.

    On another note, Danny’s singout was really wonderful. Very heartfelt. Glad he went out with class.

  • http://www.irish-wolfhounds.com Buderschnookie

    Leo Kottke in the 70à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s.

    Wow. warms my heart that someone remembers!

    Did not watch until I read the results and am thrilled at our Final 2.
    I feel as if justice has been served on a reality show!
    Now if I can just stay happy for a few days before the angst returns!

  • yaminacookie

    I really don’t have a horse in this race, but I truly hope TPTB don’t feel necessary to run a bus over Kris next week. Is it too much to ask that both Adam and Kris be free to do what they do best as best they can? Probably. When will TPTB learn that their heavyhandedness just backfires?

    Hope they both rock my socks off next week.

  • spring2009

    What is the format for next week – how many songs, what do they sing?

    The studio version of “One” is totally amazing – can’t stop listening to it….

  • Mad_World

    I am so happy with this!!!! I love Adam Lambert so much it hurts, but I don’t mind that Kris Allen could win this thing, he probably actually needs the win more than Adam does. It really couldn’t have worked out any better than this, except if Allison were there, because that would have been the BEST possible finale for sure. Go Adam!!!! Go Kris!!!! Good Luck Guys!!!! I’ll still be voting Adam though. :)

  • frogcooke

    Well Im gonna put my points next week on kris lol

    “I really donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t have a horse in this race, but I truly hope TPTB donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t feel necessary to run a bus over Kris next week. Is it too much to ask that both Adam and Kris be free to do what they do best as best they can? Probably. When will TPTB learn that their heavyhandedness just backfires?”

    not gonna happen lol

  • sayraalegria

    i cant see adam coming home video help me plsssssssss

  • SpenserJ

    I really donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t have a horse in this race, but I truly hope TPTB donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t feel necessary to run a bus over Kris next week. Is it too much to ask that both Adam and Kris be free to do what they do best as best they can?

    I don’t think it matters. I believe Kris showed the viewers this week that he’s pretty freaking immune to the bus. They can pull it out of the garage, but he’s not planning on standing still for it. Kris is a fighter, and he’s got balls. He’s not letting the judges dictate his path. We haven’t really seen that so much from the de-pimped in the past, and that is why he’s awesome.

    Interesting that Simon told Terri that Krisà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ Heartless was the performance of the seasonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦ Simon has a short term memory – he forgot Mad World already!

    But see, this is actually why I like Simon. For me personally, Whole Lotta Love was my favorite of the season. But, I’ve got a Top 5 and both Mad World and Heartless are up there. I can totally see why Heartless would be someone’s overall fave. It’s not just that it was a creative choice, and he did a great job with it. The other thing that made it special was after all of the crap he took from the judges, and he knew they were revving the engine of the bus, he basically came out gave them the finger, and kicked ass. I’m glad that Simon recognized what Kris did there.

    I’m hoping for an Adam win next week, but I would not be at all disappointed to see Kris pull it out. He was basically canon fodder, and he’s propelled himself to the finale. I totally respect that. Plus, I think he’s very musically gifted, just as I believe that Adam’s vocal ability is a true gift as well. Either one of them is a respectable winner, and they’re both Not! Gokey! So, for me, it’s all good.

  • bean99

    I don’t mind that Adam is in the finals nearly as much as I do Kris. He played it very well all season although was helped by the OTT pimping by the producers/judges. He does have the voice and even if I don’t enjoy it most of the time I’ll give you that he has a lot of talent. Kris is the one I don’t get. I’m very afraid he may win and be the weakest winner of all. I guess we’ll get the answer to the question whether it’s a singing contest or not by who wins. Unfortunately I don’t like Adam enough to vote for him.

    In a way I think it’s best for Danny to go out 3rd because the pressure is off and he won’t be the one who potentially brings Adam down in the eyes of the media. I hope he does well and I’ll be looking to see what kind of album he comes up with.

  • thedingoateyobaby

    I just downloaded both of Adam’s songs. Truly beautiful both. Well, this has been one entertaining season thats for sure and for me, not since season 5 have I been so totally ensconced in Idol. For the 2nd time in my Idol life experience I have found someone who changed my world for a few months. Who took me out of those Winter blues and made me smile in spite of myself. The world is full of crap stuff, its full of mans inhumanity towards one another and for a few brief moments, a singer/performer like Adam Lambert was able to make me forget. As I get older I find myself trying to forget much of the time.

    Im gonna go through those Idol doldrums after the finale. Im gonna have that empty feeling for a few weeks but this was one stunning year and Im happy Kris is in the finale with Adam. Im really happy. I like when Im happy.

    Knock ‘em dead Adam.

  • ettacandy

    Great post Spense. Pretty much echoed my sentiments.

  • clearone

    Why are people mad at Adam for buying clothes? Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s his money, he can do with it what he wants.

    Exactly. The man likes to look good and I like to look at him looking good. Works for both of us I’d say! His money. His business. The man is going to be rich and he has paid his dues. I’d say he can go out and buy a couple of fancy suits and snakeskin boots if he wants to!

    As for the cape, I didn’t even notice it either. I was too busy squigging out at Katy Perry’s bulging eyes! Adam knows her doesn’t he? If she is a friend of any sort what is wrong with her supporting him? 99 percent of the viewers will forget about it by next week anyhow when they have to vote again so big ado about nothing!

  • Nostradamas

    So which of these will be Adam’s album cover?

    http://images.google.com/images?q=adam lambert gay&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi

  • Kirsten

    From the EW behind the scenes

    Can I just tell you that after last night’s results show was over; after Ryan told Kris Allen he had become the first Idol cannon fodder to have a real shot at winning the whole shebang

    I’m wondering if Ryan used those exact words. Interesting nonetheless. LOL.

    It really goes to show how Kris has gone on to capture anaudience. Kris started with absolutely nothing in a year when the semi-finals format were not kind to the fodder. He battled on singing second so many times, it’s been renamed the Kris-Memorial-Spot over at the knoll (ironic, that he gets to sing second next week again, but this time its a good thing). Normally, the judges would have been furious with somebody who did that (survived when they weren’t meant to go anywhere at all), but even they were tolerant of him in the early rounds and, on their own volition, swerved the bus at the last minute (granted, Kris stood his ground like that dude in Tianamen Square, but they could still have run him over).

    If nothing, his run has been fun for me to watch. Was “Heartless” like the “Welcome Christmas” song the Whos sang. Did TPTB’s heart grow three sizes this week? Do they have the producing skills of 10 Bruces plus two? Will they allow for a free and unfettered contest next week and let the best man win? Of course not. This is AI. But I have a week to be delusional.

    Oh, and this is from the article too.

    The moment the show was off the air, Kris Allen’s mother raced over to Adam Lambert’s mother and the two women gave each other pretty much the biggest Proud-Mamas hug ever.

    One minor note….what happened to our group number last night? Grrr!!!!

  • Jx223

    Danny did volunteer as a mentor to help disadvantaged youths at a place called Journey House.

    Danny can speak in a à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“pie in the skyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  kind of way, but I personally think he is sincere.

    Michael Sarvor talked about what a great guy Danny is, as did Chris Sleigh.

    Both Anoop and Matt said that Danny has a à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“big heart.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  Actually Adam said the big heart thing too.

    From all indications Danny seems to be a decent guy. I feel for him because I get the sense that he was reading some of the à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“hateà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  and that couldnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t be easyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.yesterday when he talked about other peopleà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s opinions and then he kind of pointed up at his head. To me, it seemed he was saying that all of this was messing with his head. It put alot of pressure on him, and thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s why I think he sounded so good tonightà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.he could just relax and sing.

    Good luck Danny.

    I think that this an excellent post. ITA with you. I think that Danny seems like a decent guy as well, and I am glad that his fellow contestants seem to think so. I think that they all care about each other, which is nice.

    I think that Danny is a good singer. I hope that he does find success in the music business, I could see him being successful Christian music. I wish him well. Good Luck to him.

  • jpfan

    I agree with you bean99, that third was the perfect place for Danny to go.
    And I also agree that Kris has an excellent shot at winning and will be one of the least deserving vocal winners so far. He is a talented musician but just average for vocal chops.

    Adam will have a tough time beating Kris for tons of reasons. And having Katy Perry come out in support won’t help. I can see next week’s media build up – small town boy from Arkansas and massive underdog vs. Idol’s #1 pimpee ever and direct from Hollywood.

    I’m not a fan of his vocals but I’d feel bad if Adam lost (not just cause I have points on him) because he is very talented vocally. On the other hand, no one from this show will change the face of music. He’ll be changed to fit in with the current scene.

  • Kirsten

    Oh, and this from the EW behind the scenes as well:

    The audience stuck around for the finale coin toss, and I’m sure the vigilant Idol fanatics among you already know Kris won, and he chose Adam to go first. (What was that again about Kris not having a killer instinct?) The producers, however, weren’t happy with the shot of Ryan revealing the side of the coin with Kris’ face on it, and so they had to shoot the toss again. Only it came up Adam this time. So they shot it again. And it came up Adam again. And again. And again. Finally, Kris came up heads, but the camera wasn’t on. The sixth time was finally the charm, and we were all sent home.

    LOL. Production strikes again!

  • thedingoateyobaby

    If Danny wasnt so full of himself, if he knew how to stfu about himself, his church, and his religion he would have appealed to more people I think. He would not have been so polarizing. That was his choice, he played his game the way he wanted and he will be fine. There are a ton of people out there who like him.

    Hey, look at the exposure he was able to give faith Builders. I never even heard of it before Danny. They owe him big time.

  • frogcooke

    “If nothing, his run has been fun for me to watch. Was à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Heartlessà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  like the à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Welcome Christmasà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  song the Whos sang. Did TPTBà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s heart grow three sizes this week? Do they have the producing skills of 10 Bruces plus two? Will they allow for a free and unfettered contest next week and let the best man win? Of course not. This is AI. But I have a week to be delusional.”

    kirsten have i told you i love you lately?
    ——

    “One minor noteà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.what happened to our group number last night. Grrr!!!!”

    and yes where was the group number??? o.O;
    —–

    and i have to say the adam lambert cape was the FIRST thing i noticed when katy perry performed….

  • bean99

    As for the cape, I didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t even notice it either. I was too busy squigging out at Katy Perryà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s bulging eyes! Adam knows her doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t he? If she is a friend of any sort what is wrong with her supporting him?

    I agree about the bulging eyes but how could you miss the cape? She held it up for the camera to start her performance. You couldn’t even see the eyes then, lol. If she likes him she can give a shout out but his name on her costume was OTT.

    I disagree that Danny was full of himself. I just think he’s a not very smooth guy that was overwhelmed by the show. Religion is a huge part of who he is and I’m not so sure it hurt him with fans. I think it was more song choice that did him in, especially in rock week.

  • Norwegiano

    Yeah! Americans, you have given me faith that the Christian religious zealots can be overpowered by the evils of the Satan voting bloc.

    When Satan and Adam had their meeting before Tuesday’s show, discussing the final contract for Adam’s soulà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ (Adam overheard talking to Randy and Kara “I don’t have a soul to give, so that big red guy is a fucking moron”) Kris walked in.

    Adam, sensing an opportunity to knock of his competition, told Kris he should sign the “Special Talent” contract, which Kris innocently did.

    Too late now, Kris. You and Adam got your wish, but welcome to hell…..HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!! (Accept for Adam, since he doesn’t have a soul…Satan got the raw end of that deal).

    Go ADAM!!! Go KRIS!!! Knock us out next week.

  • hollygo9

    and i have to say the adam lambert cape was the FIRST thing i noticed when katy perry performedà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.

    I thought they planned it. After all, Adam was dressed like Jailhouse Rock

  • Norwegiano

    In the spirit of fairness and objectivity, the cape should not have appeared. BUT since it did…

    I think it is a “super” cape. It was designed by the studios to give Adam the power of flight, X-ray vision, fire breath, and telekinesis.

    It does NOT, however, protect him from his biggest weakness…the sound of a gently strumming guitar, so Adam will have to rely on his old human powers of talent, intelligence and moxy.

    I wonder if Katy gave Adam the cape after the show.
    If she donated it to an AIDS charity, it would capture a huge sum, no?

  • gingerly

    I saw the cape. I didn’t care. I doubt Katy Perry influences that many voters and those that she does were already influenced by her twittering for Adam. I really find it no different than Natasha Bedingfield hugging Archie after her performance last year, and I didn’t mind that either. Seriously, no star is going to change my mind about who I like or don’t. It’s the same with the judges. I typically skip their critiques because I just don’t care what they think. I have ears and opinions and like my opinion more than theirs.

    This year I like both who are in the finale with pretty much no investment in either. It’s going to be a great night.

  • monleo1705

    OMG guys…just check out Kris’s studio on Heartless….*tears rolling* B-E-A-U-T-F-U-L!!!!!!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuFsV-ZtSQI

    :glurps_tb:

  • calimari

    Thrilled with the outcome. Back at top 9, I predicted Danny would be shocking elimination at #4 (I was close – #3). I figure whoever is a very strong front-runner through the whole show usually never wins, so I have never expected Adam to win, even though I love Adam. So I figured it would have to be one of the others to quietly keep performing – hitting a few out of the ballpark and the rest of the time just not being the worst one & getting voted off. And back at Top 9 I said that would be Kris Allen. It was tense, but I’m thrilled. This is the FIRST time that I have truly liked BOTH of the top 2. I am at peace with whoever wins, although I think Kris needs it more. Adam has such a strong show of talent, he has impressed so many, already has a solo magazine cover – he will be picked up and be a star. If Kris doesn’t win, he’ll get a small contract & have a very small career. That’s why I say he needs the win.

    Kris caught my eye way back at “Man in the Mirror.” Not because it was a stellar performance – it was nice – but because he was so thrilled to make it thru. When he sang the song again he just was amazed that he made it & his joy was contagious. We had not seen him before then really, so he was not pimped AT ALL. And so I’m really thrilled he’s been able to hang on thru the lack of face time, the busses and all that.

    I’ve never seen Katy Perry before but she has my hairstyle. Looks better on her though. damn. And Jordin was OK but I hated the “fierce look” at the end.

  • weareallinnocent

    I’m not through all of the comments, but…

    Basically, with this kind of thing going on, if Adam wins, it really is tainted.

    edit: dial it back

    Man, AI is such an odd place to love music. This is only my second season, and I’m a music fan, not an AI fan, so maybe that’s my *problem*. :-)

    I’ve heard it said against Cook, all kinds of comments attempting to diminish his success due to promotion, pimping, alleged unequal treatment, blah, blah, blah. These guys are working hard to make it in a tough industry to break through. So, if we want to cry “taint” let’s call it for every single kid ever to grace the Idol stage, regardless of success or promotion or win or lose. Because they’ve had a benefit that others trying to make it have not. Just look at all that promotion, and weekly audiences of 25 million!

    Screams of favoritism happen everywhere in the friggin’ business world. It rarely means, “I’m 100% against favoritism,” but instead, “I want the favoritism over that guy/gal.” LOL The best response is to take it as a personal challenge, which in my view, is exactly what Kris has done. He may appear softspoken and humble, but there’s a tiger in there, roaring at the top of his lungs, “Oh yeah? Well, we’ll see about that!” and then working his ass off to show the world what he can do. “Favoritism” for the other guy can be a motivational boost to a competitor, and even put him at an distinct advantage — with the right attitude. And, as we all see, alleged favoritism does NOT equal a positive to the recipient.

    But AnyWho… There, I feel better. Thanks for letting me get that out! :-)

  • PattyH

    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢d say he can go out and buy a couple of fancy suits and snakeskin boots if he wants to!

    Just a minor detail. I watched every bit of video of Adam’s visit to San Diego. In one interview, the newsman asks about the boots. He bought those pre-Idol.

  • Norwegiano

    monleo1705 May 14th, 2009 at 9:48 am

    OMG guysà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦just check out Krisà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s studio on Heartlessà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.*tears rolling* B-E-A-U-T-F-U-L!!!!!!!!

    Hey, to each their own. For this style of music, I would rather listen to Bon Iver, Mraz, Jack Johnson or Dave Matthews (which I do, so no one can claim I don’t like this style).

    Kris is pretty good, but I am concerned about his ability to be as commercially viable as these comparable artists. I enjoyed the performance of “Heartless”, but not the recording so much.

    Feel like I wasted a buck. It loses so much of the impact without an audience.

  • DawnMarie1

    edit: read my guidelines and then try again

  • littlest D

    I for one am happy that Kris is going to the finale. I cant wait for next week. Several weeks ago Adam told Kris’ mom that is was gonna be him and her boy in the end and he was right !! The two roomies that have become close good friends standing on the stage in the end together !!! I hope both bring it next week and it is close !! Both of them in the end are winners !!! The two are so different it will be a great final !!! Both will have large careers !!! Both have already gotten talks of offers from big stars !!! So happy for the both of them !!

  • impqueen

    I realized something last night, and since I know you’re all on the edge of your seats, awaiting my revelation with bated breath, I thought I’d share. Heh.

    It’s not Danny Gokey personally that bugged me so much, although he did manage a fair amount of annoyance and Creepy Guy Meter pinging on his own. It was the no-holds-barred hatred for other contestants from some of his fans that I found daunting. (And yes, I know.. Gokey took his share of fan hate, some of it from me, and I realize now that my dislike of Danny was to some degree misdirected.)

    Many Danny fans were vocal and ticked off last night, and that’s totally cool. Their guy lost. VFTW picked their guy and lambasted him. They have every right to be upset about that. And I do think Gokey was tired, and his voice is shot, and he still pulled out a really good sing-out performance, and I felt for the guy a little, social maladjustment and ego notwithstanding. I do think he will have a music career ahead of him, so it really doesn’t matter whether I’d buy his records.

    But the gay hate that spewed over various sites last night said a lot to me about some of the people who were die-hard Danny-or-nobody voters. Kris’s worship leader background was apparently forgotten as he was not embraced as a fellow Christian, but called “monkeyboy” and not worthy of notice. And the pure gay hatred spewed about Adam on EW and other sites was nauseating and quite painful to read (and that’s coming from a mostly-straight woman). I really appreciate that I haven’t read a lot of that here.

    In the end, I wish Danny the best of luck, and I’m sorry for calling him Douchey McDeadwife. It’s not his fault his pastor is a tool who controls his interviews, and it’s not his fault his pitch isn’t great. He did his best. My issue is no longer with Danny. In fact, I felt sorry for him last night, because I like to think he considers Kris and Adam friends, and he seemed to like The Gay and The Other Worship Leader just fine.

    For next week, I’d love to see Adam win for pure vocal brilliance, but I’m totally cool with a Pocket Idol victory, because Kris is awesome like that. GO KRADAM! Nice guys really can, and do, finish first.

    ETA: Damn, that was long. /ramble

  • Victoria

    Impqueen, you said almost everything I came in here to say!

    A lot of Gokey fans on the AI boards are voting for Kris now. In fact, at this point, I’d say Kris could easily beat Adam. And… I’m okay with that. For the most part. I’d prefer Adam to win, but I like Kris too. I think I will be happy with whatever the outcome is next week.

  • thedingoateyobaby

    with a power horse like Adam, it doesnt matter who goes first and who goes last. It did matter in season 5 with McPhee and Hicks I think. Taylor benefitted IMO. Most seasons it matters.

    Adam will leave an impression that will be seared into your memory and subconscience whether you like it or not.

    My money, FWIW is on Kris for the win. Between the Gokey fans and the tweens, he should be an easy winner. He really is going to have a fairy tale ending and they should make a movie about this.

    Im ok with Adam should he not win. He doesnt need to win anymore. Would be awesome but he doesnt need it.

  • ross

    DialIdol GeoPredictions — Winner, and Loser:

    http://www.dialidol.com/asp/predictions/GeoPredictions.asp?season=8&week=3&sort=Winning

    http://www.dialidol.com/asp/predictions/geopredictions.asp

    Granted this just measures phone votes, not texting, which must be huge. But according to this stuff, that was not a cakewalk for anybody last night.

  • thedingoateyobaby

    those geo predictions are wacked.

    I mean Adam wins in the most unlikely of places. Like Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, w Virginia AND Wisconsin?

    Thats wacked.

  • Anya

    “I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think you can compare Adam and Kris and say one is better/worse. They are very different. Adam is like a performerà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s performer; background in theater, he is à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“out thereà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  etc. Kris is more the musicianà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s musician and thereà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s plenty of room for both on the scene. ”

    Didn’t peeps already discussed this very same issue in season 7, diff genres, diff audiences, diff strengths and weaknesses of both idols, etc., etc.? Musical tastes are very personal and thank god for that. My idol is better than your idol is just part of the whole experience, I guess.

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    those geo predictions are wacked.

    I mean Adam wins in the most unlikely of places. Like Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, w Virginia AND Wisconsin?

    Thats wacked.

    I grew up in one of those southern states, and I see facebook status updates about Adam all the time. ;-)

    That said, there are probably 5 dialidol users in some of those states, so yeah.

  • thedingoateyobaby

    The beauty of an Adam vs Kris finale is that they are so very different. Gokey could have matched the power quality though not nearly as flawlessly as Adam can but he would have given him a run in that department and that department only. There was nothing original about Danny. Kris cant come close in the power department but he has musicality and more importantly, he knows how to change a song up to make it suit his style. Thats the whole ball game right there imo.

    Thats why Kris and Adam are the only 2 standing. they understood the power of changing it up and they delivered solid performances week after week.

    I think the 2 left are two that definitely deserve it. I must add that Allison should have been there as well. I thought she hung the moon. Its all subjective.

    Having said all that crap, Adam is just plain freaking unbelieveably good. In all 8 seasons of idol, never have I seen a talent like him.

  • sidewalkstory

    I’m guessing Katy Perry is keeping the AI lawyers busy today amending guest contracts.

    “guests shall be prohibited from using the stage to endorse, promote, or otherwise communicate private messages on behalf of the contestants…”

    That cape will never happen again. Glad it was for Adam.

  • sallyas1

    Last year people called foul when Nathasha Bedingfield professed her “love” for Archie – to the point of hugging him on the stage and inviting herself to the prom. I’m a big Cook fan, and I thought nothing was wrong with that last year. The Katie Perry cape this year is the same thing. A cute nothing.

  • CRB

    sallyas1 May 14th, 2009 at 11:47 am

    The Katie Perry cape this year is the same thing. A cute nothing.

    Katie resembles her own cape in that way because that is what I think every time I see her perform live…”Cute.” …..” Nothing.”

  • sallyas1

    The who goes first thing was debunked last year. Archie won the coin toss, and after much hemming and hawing he picked Cook to go first. Cook turned out just fine.

    Whoever win the casual voters wins AI – the voters who change up their votes every week. Adam has Allison’s fans. Kris picked up many of Danny’s fans (though I don’t think all). It will be very tight. If Adam has a couple of moment songs – ie Whole Lotta Love AND Tracks of My Tears performance types – then Adam wins Idol. Kris is going to have to have a couple of big time moments. I like Kris fine – and am very happy he is in the finals – but I think it more likely Adam will be able to pull out memorable performances and get those casual voters.

    Any news yet on the setup for next week. How many songs? In reviewing last year’s finale, each person had 3 songs – one picked by Clive Davis, one picked by a mentor (Andrew Lloyd Webber last year), and one chosen by themselves. They could either go with a repeat performance – Archie’s Imagine – or a new performance – Cook’s song (which I never remember).

  • spring2009

    I think Kris is really good but currently you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting a dude with an acoustic guitar – it is overdone right now.

    Adam is somehow refreshing….

  • DawnMarie1

    My first post got deleted…sorry! I was in a rage this morning because the first thing I heard when I came to work was from my boss…she said “I was so upset! Kris did not deserve to be there!” and then I checked online at my break and I seemed to see so many similar comments, and it just really hit me the wrong way! My point was only that I really do believe both guys in this finale are deserving…. both have worked their asses off to get where they are at, and both would bring a great deal of success, I believe, for different reasons. Kris has been my #1 from the start, with Adam as a close 2nd. It is so hard to compare the 2 though, they are night and day different. I would be happy for either one of them to win this whole thing, but overall, I really do think Kris needs it more…just because I am not sure the judges have enough faith in him to sign him, but I think Adam would be signed regardless. Best of luck to both of them though! I think it is going to be close, a real nail-biter!

  • oddobserver

    and i have to say the adam lambert cape was the FIRST thing i noticed when katy perry performedà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.

    I thought they planned it. After all, Adam was dressed like Jailhouse Rock

    Nah, TPTB not being known for subtlety, they would have asked Adam to dress like Elvis in a white sparkly suit, or be one of the Las Vegas showgirls prancing around her.

  • kijico3

    I totally agree, he is the most extraordinarily talented vocalist EVER to be on Idol (or anywhere else for that matter!) Go Adam!!!!

  • kijico3

    oops my quote from Dingo didn’t show up, sorry! It was where she said that “Adam is just plain freaking unbelievably good. In all 8 seasons of Idol, never seen a talent like him. DITTO~~~~~

  • oddobserver

    … the first thing I heard when I came to work was from my bossà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦she said à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“I was so upset! Kris did not deserve to be there!à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  and then I checked online at my break and I seemed to see so many similar comments, and it just really hit me the wrong way! …

    So it seems that TPTB and the judges were just showing 1 aspect of popular perception of Kris, when they repeatedly tried to ‘bus’ him. So Kris, being the smart guy he is, just quietly showed them up, and will continue to show them up even after the Finale, until people will have to acknowledge that he’s there to stay. He’s the type of guy that we see in school/the office, where that guy just manages to stay on top, regardless of the odds against him, and he gains the reputation of being a super-guy that way.

    In fact, my local TV channel was showing a re-run of Hulk the movie (the first one), and there was this scene that struck me as Kris’ style where Hulk picked up a tank(i think), swung it round and round and threw it waaaaaaay out of the park. (Take THAT, Kara!)

    So in celebration of Kris’ feat, I’m going to call him the KAULK. I’m known to like to give definitions , so I’ll let you guys figure this one out. :ponder_tb: Just bear in mind that I consider Simon’s and Kara’s mouths to be wide-open cracks.

  • dahirsh

    Andrew Lloyd Webber did not pick any songs during the finale. Clive picked one, they each had to choose from the non winning Winners Song and then they each picked one other song.

  • lavender1960

    Mariah Carey used to have a vocal range that was truly off the charts and is still pretty broad but she is not everyone’s cuppa. She may in fact have started the whole “I can do an whole octave in one riff” showmanship. Luckily for her, she’s toned it down as her music has changed and she is selling huge again.

    On the other hand Neil Young defines pitchy but he has probably sold as many albums as Mariah. Leonard Cohen can’t even sing and yet there are people buying his albums, go figure.

    It’s all a matter of individual taste.

  • ptslittlecomment

    those geo predictions are wacked.

    I mean Adam wins in the most unlikely of places. Like Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, w Virginia AND Wisconsin?

    Thats wacked.

    That’s bcause I and my sister live in two of those states and we voted our fingers off for Adam. I don’t personally know a Danny fan – or at least one that has admitted it to me. :wink_ee: I do know a few Kris fans. I like him too. I will be happy however it turns out next week.

  • wand3rful

    USA Today’s Poll shows that approx 50% are glad Danny is gone….with 19% saying they are bummed, but will vote for kris.
    http://blogs.usatoday.com/idolchatter/

    Anyhoo, yes, you will see bloggers, fans writting that Kris didnt deserve to be there…out of thousands/millions of people voting, there are bound to be disappointed fans. However, from msn, tv guide, usatoday, it seems most people wanted an Adam and Kris finale. heck, even dial idol had him at 40% in a poll of who you want to see going home (vs low teen % numbers for kris and adam)…kara was second, LOL.

    and danny admits that he might have forgotten the lyrics during the duet…i think it was covered in the blogs how kris covered for him
    http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/news/2009-05-14-danny-exit_N.htm

  • LoveU

    If done right, Adam could be another George Michael or a whole new pop-rock sound that catches on.

    Whoo Hooo to this. I’ve been saying for months I wish Adam would sing George Michael.

  • http://www.f3-properties.com Animated

    Wow finally nerves have calmed down.

    Yes, Adam and Kris both deserve to be in the finals.
    Best and only worthy choice. Adam deserves to be the next American Idol. And if America chooses Kris, that will not diminish Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s brilliance.

    This two are good friends and it will be a great finale show.

    It almost seemed like they both planned this together.

    This two are tight and I am glad ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s the two of them in the finale. Check this link out:

    http://www.sassyqarla.com/2009/04/adam-lambert-and-friends-throws-out.html

  • BlankSlate

    from the USA article re: Gokey Interview from Wand3arful’s post a few up:

    Q:When the tour’s over, what are we going to see from you?

    A: I want to grow this foundation (Sophia’s Heart Foundation, which he founded in memory of his late wife). It’s the legacy of my life and my wife. I want to come out with a line of glasses and have the glasses promote the foundation.

    As they say in the new Saturday Night Live skit: Oh reallly?

    The Lenscrafters Conspiracy thickens! :}

  • jlc

    Cookà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s song (which I never remember).

    “World I Know”—and it was awesome

  • http://absinthedreamers.blogspot.com/ Starrlight

    World I Know was right after ABMB for me on the Cook Hot List =)

  • undercooked

    The Lenscrafters Conspiracy thickens! :}

    I believe Lenscrafters offers lenses of all thickness!

  • jlc

    As a contact/glasses wearer, (and in defense of Adam’s clothing expenditures which seemed to have been added to the list of reasons not to like him ) I know how expensive prescription eyewear is—how on earth did Danny afford to have 15 pairs of glasses even before the show started and how does he have 50 now? Talk about flagrant spending…..

    oh wait….Lenscrafters… :doh_tb:

  • BlankSlate

    His career should last as long as it takes Lenscrafters to put together new frames: About an hour.

    Danny should stop making a spectacle of his wife’s life and death. I can’t see this taking off. I’m sorry but if he keeps this on he is going to make a glasses of himself.

    Don’t forget to tip your waitress!

  • dhunken

    In my opionion I think both Adam and Kris are great but different. Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s like Freddy Mercury vs James Taylor. I love them both and I would buy both their cdà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s and play which ever depending on my mood. I am more of and Adam Fan as I believe he has more range and can sing many different styles. For all those who say he sounds the same in every songà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.well on some level you may be right but you can say that about Kris, Danny, Allison. Adam out of all of them can sing different genreà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s. From a Whole lotta love to Tracks of my tears to Black and White, to Mad world. I suggest you play them all none of them sound the same.
    I am pulling for Adam for the win (and voting like crazy) but will not be devastated if Kris wins. I just hope they both put on their best performances so WE ALL WIN

  • BlankSlate

    I think I said this a few days ago. While it would NOT be “AI,” I wish both Adam and Kris could win. They are different artists much like David Cook and Archuleta. Their fan bases may be different and the same… Speaking of “One Love” and all that. :}

  • Grammie Kari

    Clay Aiken proved that second place isn’t so bad after all!!

  • sammi

    Katy Perry reminded me of a bad AI audition. If she had tried out in that outfit and sang like that for an audition, the judges would have laughed her out of the room except Simon who would have used some of his well known adjectives for her.

  • http://myspace.com/susanatfox sumidol

    “”””A lot of Gokey fans on the AI boards are voting for Kris now. In fact, at this point, Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢d say Kris could easily beat Adam. Andà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦ Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m okay with that. For the most part. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢d prefer Adam to win, but I like Kris too. I think I will be happy with whatever the outcome is next week.””””

    This sort of thing was so predictable and is going on as scripted but the thing is, I dont think Gokey fans are all that fired up to vote anymore for anyone. I do my little impromtu station polls and a lot liked Gokey but arent invested in the rest so they will now sit back, relax and watch or not, cuz the gokey is gone. Also, this former Kradam is now just an A dam – I would like to think I helped get my two fav’s to the top but when it comes down to the wire all my votes are on Adam now, so I am really not to worried by all this oooh ooooh Adam Im gonna GET you now and vote for Kris, pssst – whatever. Really though, I am sooooo freaking excited to get to see, finally, my two favorites battle it out, after next week I wont get to see them except when mj posts tour info and whomever wins is really ok, they both will do well, Kris just needs this more than Adam cuz Adam is already a superstar but lil Krissy is not too far behind and that contract would serve him well

  • Linds

    sumidol – Kris is contracted to make an album whether he wins or comes in second. It’s not about needs to win, let the best singer win!