American Idol-Finals Night

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    May 20, 2009 3:12 AM GMT
    Well, tonight I was impressed on so many levels with both Adam and Kris. Both will have outstanding careers.

    Contestant Song Picks
    Adam chose Mad World. I like the first performance better and agreed with Simon that it was a bit over the top there. I did like the outfit, but probably would have gotten to me more if he had chosen an ivory white shirt with ruffles hanging out the sleeves with no fog, but lighting like the original performance.

    Kris chose Ain't No Sunshine. I was moved and frozen. Kris on that grand piano was just WOW.

    I gave this round to Kris and so did Simon.

    Show Creator picks
    Adam was given Change Is Comin' by Sam Cooke. I thought of Jon Bon Jovi singing this during the Inaugaration concert and felt Adam did a great job and his stage presence and interpretation were spot on.

    Kris was given What's Goin' On by Marvin Gaye. Though Simon didn't care too much and thought is was understated for the forum and stage they were on, I thought Kris did exactly what he should have done with the 4 piece group.

    I did however agree with Simon and gave this round to Adam.

    The song for this season.
    No Boundaries co-written by Kara DioGuardi is a beautiful, feel good lyrical song. Both sang it, but the key was too high for Kris and I kind of though that was unfair. In Kris's defense though, I could understand the words better through him than Adam. The judges pretty much made this a virtual tie, but said they hope America will vote based on the whole season and not just the one song. Adam is vocally superior to Kris. No doubt about it and if is really to be voted on as a singing competition, Adam should win. But I didn't vote for Adam. I voted for Kris, based on the season which includes his instrumental playing.

    Final pick, in my humble opinion?
    Adam will win, but Kris should win.

    Thoughts?
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    May 20, 2009 3:58 AM GMT
    ErikTaurean saidWell, tonight I was impressed on so many levels with both Adam and Kris. Both will have outstanding careers.

    Contestant Song Picks
    Adam chose Mad World. I like the first performance better and agreed with Simon that it was a bit over the top there. I did like the outfit, but probably would have gotten to me more if he had chosen an ivory white shirt with ruffles hanging out the sleeves with no fog, but lighting like the original performance.

    Kris chose Ain't No Sunshine. I was moved and frozen. Kris on that grand piano was just WOW.

    I gave this round to Kris and so did Simon.

    Show Creator picks
    Adam was given Change Is Comin' by Sam Cooke. I thought of Jon Bon Jovi singing this during the Inaugaration concert and felt Adam did a great job and his stage presence and interpretation were spot on.

    Kris was given What's Goin' On by Marvin Gaye. Though Simon didn't care too much and thought is was understated for the forum and stage they were on, I thought Kris did exactly what he should have done with the 4 piece group.

    I did however agree with Simon and gave this round to Adam.

    The song for this season.
    No Boundaries co-written by Kara DioGuardi is a beautiful, feel good lyrical song. Both sang it, but the key was too high for Kris and I kind of though that was unfair. In Kris's defense though, I could understand the words better through him than Adam. The judges pretty much made this a virtual tie, but said they hope America will vote based on the whole season and not just the one song. Adam is vocally superior to Kris. No doubt about it and if is really to be voted on as a singing competition, Adam should win. But I didn't vote for Adam. I voted for Kris, based on the season which includes his instrumental playing.

    Final pick, in my humble opinion?
    Adam will win, but Kris should win.

    Thoughts?


    I agree with you on Kris' first performance, I got goosebumps listening to that. Though I like both Adam and Kris, I especially like Kris more because he can sing and move the crowd without having to do anything over the top, like Adam and his high pitched "screams" (for lack of a better word) though I cannot argue that he can sing, especially if he keeps it more in check. I personally hope Kris wins, but like you have a feeling that Adam will more than likely win.
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    May 20, 2009 4:00 AM GMT
    I agree that Adam will win, but Kris should win. However, I do think that Adam is more marketable and will be a more lucrative artist when it comes to selling albums. Hence the reason Simon probably wants him to win.
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    May 20, 2009 4:02 AM GMT
    I find Adam to be horrifyingly over the top and completely unoriginal. I hope Chris wins.
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    May 20, 2009 4:02 AM GMT
    thomaswalto saidI agree that Adam will win, but Kris should win. However, I do think that Adam is more marketable and will be a more lucrative artist when it comes to selling albums. Hence the reason Simon probably wants him to win.



    Yep, agreed.
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    May 20, 2009 4:03 AM GMT
    Advocate called Adam Lambert the new Elvis (that had sex with the Jonas Brothers).

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    May 20, 2009 4:05 AM GMT
    I only watched parts of the season, but I really like Kris. I don't think he's going to win after his overall performance last night - especially the last train wreck of a song. But, I still hope that he does.

  • May 20, 2009 4:08 AM GMT
    In talent and changing things around... Adam is much better...

    Chris has had some good performances and will get a lot alot of danny's votes...

    Both will go far... no matter who wins...

    But in All honesty... Adam should win just due to all of his great performances.... over the top...screaming or not... just has delivered 100% each time...

    But both are great...
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    May 20, 2009 5:10 AM GMT
    Didn't even watch the finale since I figured it was going to be the same boring drivel they both gave during the season, but if we're predicting who should win based on the whole season, then it's Adam, hands down. He was unpredictable, pushed the envelope, vocally impeccable, and a likeable guy. Kris was all about slow ballads. Can't imagine an entire album of that. He's awkward on stage (though he only moved out of one spot during any performance only once and looked clumsy) and makes no visual connection with his audience when he sings. He's not a star.
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    May 20, 2009 5:15 AM GMT
    On the last two songs for adam, i didn't understand the lyrics coming out of this mouth...

    Kris' voice is more soothing and sexy. I want him to win, but Adam will win hands down.
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    May 20, 2009 5:21 AM GMT
    MedSci saidOn the last two songs for adam, i didn't understand the lyrics coming out of this mouth...

    Kris' voice is more soothing and sexy. I want him to win, but Adam will win hands down.


    Yes, but do you love Kris' Fire Marshall Bill impression when he hits the high notes icon_wink.gificon_razz.gif
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    May 20, 2009 5:28 AM GMT
    I think Adam has more versatility than Kris, but I do like Kris!

    However, Adam has much better technique and flexibility. His stage presence is intense though, and that's what really gets people on a show like this. Adam got my vote and I think he will win!
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    May 20, 2009 5:33 AM GMT
    Christian73 saidI find Adam to be horrifyingly over the top and completely unoriginal. I hope Chris wins.


    Couldn't agree more.
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    May 20, 2009 5:48 AM GMT
    Christian73 saidI find Adam to be horrifyingly over the top and completely unoriginal. I hope Chris wins.


    Yeah...and "folksy" guy playing his guitar in a bar kinda of music isn't unoriginal.
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    May 20, 2009 6:15 AM GMT
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    MedSci saidOn the last two songs for adam, i didn't understand the lyrics coming out of this mouth...

    Kris' voice is more soothing and sexy. I want him to win, but Adam will win hands down.


    Yes, but do you love Kris' Fire Marshall Bill impression when he hits the high notes icon_wink.gificon_razz.gif


    Doesn't matter, I could stare at him all day, singing like that. He's GORGEOUS, no matter what icon_cool.gif
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    May 20, 2009 6:48 AM GMT
    ^MedSci, I'm with you there, 100%. I actually loved the backshots the best..hehe.

    But I finally watched it and it, unfortunately, lived up to my expectations of a pretty dull finale. Last year's David vs. David finale was 100x's more exciting.

    Adam's second song and Kris' first song were pretty darn good, though.

    Adam's first song was less impactful than the first time he sang it. Kris' second song was just okay.

    They both massacred that horrid finale song, but Adam definitely performed it 10x's better than Kris. Kris was just out of his element.

    I stand by what I said in that I think Adam should win. He's what Idol is truly all about. They're both super nice, super cute guys.
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    May 20, 2009 6:56 AM GMT
    Really? You think Adam did the final song better? I would rather listen to Kris' version on my ipod while driving than Adam's screeching version.

    Although, I already know Adam won lol. It's a no-brainer.
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    May 20, 2009 8:40 AM GMT
    Seriously? How can this guy not win? he's amazing!!

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    May 20, 2009 11:15 AM GMT
    Adam's got a builtin Mexican Strat, fuzzbox, wah wah peddle, phaser, and a stack of Marshalls. By comparison, Chris has a builtin kazoo.
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    May 20, 2009 11:59 AM GMT
    They both sang their first two songs really well. I thought the final song was just awful. I didnt like the lyrics. I thought both guys didnt sing particularly well with that song. I dont know who is going to win. Adams vocals are crazy, but Kris has that pop voice that you can hear more on the radio. I dont know....I dont see America voting for a gay American Idol....not yet at least. But I have been wrong before.
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    May 20, 2009 12:13 PM GMT
    gymguy1 saidI dont see America voting for a gay American Idol....not yet at least. But I have been wrong before.


    I was going to say what about Gay Aiken, but I think it was Ruben who won that season?
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    May 20, 2009 12:18 PM GMT
    I think Adam should win because he's so much more talented than Kris. Seriously, Adam's second song was truly impressive. I'm in the minority here, though, in thinking that Kris is going to win. Idol skews older. Its not the teen crowd that is selecting the winner anymore. I do not see my parents or grandparents voting for Adam. Kris is a nice, nonthreatening, family-friendly pick.

    That's a shame because Kris reminds me of the buskers you see along State Street in Madison, WI. Good for a diversion for a few minutes, but ultimately indistinguishable from the one you saw the block before. Too bad he didn't do his version of "Jane Says".
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    May 20, 2009 12:19 PM GMT
    I think the decision will come down to the last song. I think they both kind of sucked at the end, but more so Adam. I could tell that he was really uncomfortable with the arrangement. Kris was Kris. I think Kris will win it based on last night alone. Based on the season altogether, I think it's a toss up. I think less than 35000 votes will separate the two.
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    May 20, 2009 12:22 PM GMT
    ErikTaurean said
    thomaswalto saidI agree that Adam will win, but Kris should win. However, I do think that Adam is more marketable and will be a more lucrative artist when it comes to selling albums. Hence the reason Simon probably wants him to win.



    Yep, agreed.


    I am blow away from this thread. I thought I was the only one who wasn't enamored with Adam.

    I believe Adam will be a big star. Ultimately though, he will be a big Broadway star. An album, maybe two that do well...but then a career on the stage.


    Kris, in my humble opinion, will be a huge pop star. More marketable then Adam in many ways.

    I am pretty confident Kris has more votes. I always wonder what happens when it is all said and done, and it isn't the judges choice that gets the most votes. Does America's choice still win? icon_biggrin.gif

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    May 20, 2009 1:56 PM GMT
    I think Kris is pleasant, but that's about it. He's got "boyish good looks" and a reasonable "middle of the vocal range" voice, and he's likeable.

    Adam, though, is exceptional. He has a much wider vocal range, and he's shown repeatedly that he can really use his voice. His sense of theater is exactly what would make a concert of his interesting to go to.