That was truly a delight. It was a brilliant finals night on American Idol Season 8. I knew that it was going to be Kris Allen from the start. He has the charm and charisma. He doesn't need the approval of know-it-all judges like Randy Jackson, Kara DioGuardi, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell. The public hears what these judges don't. Kris sings from the heart and he has the ability to capture the ears of those who didn't even intend to listen (or am I exaggerating things because I am a fan? Haha!)
It was a tough journey for Kris, though. The judges were so obvious that they wanted Danny Gokey and Adam Lambert to belt it out on finals night. Even the song that Kara co-wrote to be awarded to the winner of the season sounded like it was tailor made for Adam. But Kris surpassed all that and now he proudly sits in the throne of the champions. Both Adam and Kris will make it big in the industry eventually. Kris will likely follow Carrie Underwood's footsteps and Adam, well, he can set his own style, more on a theatrical and more dramatic version of whatever genre he will choose to take.
Congratulations, Kris Allen! Here's hoping to a brighter future for you in the music biz.