This is why we don't bet big in Vegas folks! Kris Allen, low key alt-folk cutie pie beat the harder edged, showier Adam Lambert to become this year's American Idol. No one was more shocked than Kris. At the end of the day, it probably doesn't matter. Lack of the top spot has never hurt Chris Daughtry or Jennifer Hudson. And it never helped Taylor Hicks, whose career never took off in spite of getting the crown.
I'll tell you what this really means, for once and for all. The results really are based on voting, and not the whims of Fox producers or executives. Adam was clearly the favorite of the judges, so the fact that Kris won means that votes mattered. Teen girls can text faster than anyone on Earth, and now they have spoken by giving their darling Kris the top spot.
Farewell until next year, American Idol TV show obsession! Next up: a review for "Glee". It was exhilarating!