American Idol

American Idol

This season of the mother of all talent shows the American Idol was a thriller. The season featured future stars especially the top two Kris Allen who won and Adam Lambert who finished second. Kris Allen was completely shocked when Ryan Seacrest announced him as the winner of the competition. This came as a surprise because all season long and even the night before the announcement the judges were all bidding Kris Allen farewell giving the title to Adam Lambert who is said to be gay.

Voting

Voting time was extended for the finale which made the final show the highest number of votes. This year votes almost reached 100 million. There is always an argument that voters should not be allowed to vote more than once. However, it will only make more sense from a business point of view to allow persons to vote as many times as they wish.

This year idol went for a ride. The season had its highs and lows with many production glitches. The shows production was up with a stage and the lighting was much better almost replicating what took place in the X Factor.

Controversy

This voting also has a politics component if you look at it intently. Kris Allen is said to be from the south. Historically the south votes more in comparison to other regions in America. So for some the Kris Allen win did not come as a surprise. Some are also saying that because the judges were praising Adam Lambert so well this may have outraged the Kris Allen supporters making them vote more than once. But there is also another argument that I find interesting. The issue of marketability. Many would think that the issue of marketability would not be said of Adam Lambert after all he epitomizes the pop culture clearly showing more personality that Kris Allen. However, most conservatives say that Kris Allen is the true American Idol, improving on his talent, showing growth and clearly is the American man, married and attends church.

So, a winner has now been decided and although Adam Lambert may not have won one thing remains true, they will all become stars, making millions.

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