So let’s talk about it…these are the reasons why Adam Lambert lost the Idol crown…I MEAN…FOR ME!

JUST SHOCKING

JUST SHOCKING

 [ I can never love an American Idol contestant like Adam since I started watching it 8 years ago. It was my first time to see such unique talent where everyone was really talking about. He is just phenomenal. This defeat was such a big disappointment. Eventhough I know that there is a lot in store for him after this tragic Idol fall….I still believe that he deserved to get the cherry on the top that he was supposed to pull out last Wednesday night. This is no offense to Kris Allen….he is cute (yeah) but dam let’s talk about TALENT…I meant something better by a far mile.]

Since American Idol’s eighth season kicked off in January, audiences have been fixated on charismatic Adam Lambert, a contestant unlike any the show has seen in its run. His reworkings of songs like Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire” were seductively imaginative (like ‘em or hate ‘em), and though his creative adventurousness recalled last season’s victor David Cook, Lambert boasted two new qualities for Idol: star power and a certain unknowability.

So how did Lambert, who was favored for the win and captured the fascination of a nation, lose the competition? (We noted there were five ways he could go wrong.) Was it song choice, confidence, the impact of Danny Gokey’s voting block? Perhaps other factors influenced the vote — there have certainly been an assortment of ugly statements left in our comments section — but we’ll focus solely on the performance, rather than outside politics surrounding the final two singers. (Also see What’s Next for Adam Lambert and look back at his Idol run in photos.)

Too little rock, too late
Lambert blew viewers’ minds — and recruited unlikely classic-rock fans — with his throat-shredding renditions of Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” and Steppenwolf’s “Born to Be Wild.” But as we feared, he held back on the rock & roll histrionics on Tuesday’s final performance show, opting instead for the understated “Mad World.” When he took the stage with Kiss at the finale, he was clearly in the zone, but audiences didn’t get a glimpse of that spectacle the night the votes were tallied.

An early and often judges’ favorite
Being the judges’ pet doesn’t always pay off. As David Archuleta learned last year, earning praise week after week might be instantly rewarding, but it ultimately mobilizes opposing singers’ fanbases to hit the phones. Everyone gets out the vote for the underdog, but the leader sometimes falls behind in the votes. Adam was strong and steady throughout the competition while Kris grew with each week — a quality that appeals to voters who like to feel ownership over a young star’s rise.

An extreme persona, but Idol skews conservative
Idol isn’t afraid to embrace an innovator like Cook, but the show overall tends to reflect the tastes of a majority of its audience — past winners Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks, Ruben Studdard et al. were all understated in appearance and performance. Lambert, however, had an extreme stage persona and a wilder taste for rock & roll fashion. While he remained upbeat and down to earth in his interviews, his otherworldly onstage presence may have turned off as many viewers as it attracted.

Handcuffed by final three song selection
Because he was known for turning songs into spectacles, Lambert was at a disadvantage Tuesday night by the coronation song “No Boundaries,” which he couldn’t rework or rock out. Show creator Simon Fuller chose soulful selections for both Lambert and Allen, which didn’t play to Adam’s vocal strength. So he had only one shot — his own pick — to demonstrate his true artistry.

Kris performed strong all season long
Kris Allen is a gifted vocalist and arranger, and while he didn’t instantly stand out in the Idol pack, he worked hard to keep his performances creative and forge an emotional connection with the audience. His version of “She Works Hard for the Money” and “Ain’t No Sunshine” were two of the season’s best, and he struck a chord with a diverse swath of fans.

It happened and I just cannot accept it. It is like somebody is forcing me to become a man while I insist to stay gay as possible.

Grrrrrrrr…..I love Adam. This much.

Kisses here.

B-DAZZLED

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2 Comments

  1. Bill said,

    May 23, 2009 at 12:39 am

    Perez Hilton cost Adam Lambert votes but not because he outed him. He cost him votes because the majority of Americans are sick of gays like him forcing a homosexual agenda on them, calling them homophobe if they have another opinion. People are tired of it and are backlashing against the gays attacks. It is not hate, it is self-defense and, although I think Adam probably deserved to win over Kris, because he is gay, people who have been made to feel stupid (and worse) for having traditional values, certainly didn’t want another gay hero pushing their agenda on them.

    • B said,

      May 23, 2009 at 8:06 am

      I just felt that Adam wanted that spot so badly. People will not bother whining about it if he is not one hell of a singer. Everybody knows that he deserves to win the title. It is not a question of being gay or straight. It is a talent competition for harry potter sake. They should have implemented a “NO-TO-GAY” policy earlier when the auditions started last January, if they did not want the competition to narrow down to a homosexual. The result was crap and I pitty Kris Allen to mistakenly be in the limelight. He also deserves to be called as America’s chosen one…..not just this one.


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