American Idol season 8 winner is Kris Allen
By April MacIntyre May 21, 2009, 2:18 GMT
03/05/2009 - Kris Allen - Allen flew under the radar and delivered sly and soulful performances that ran counter to the theatrically tinged Lambert offerings. The judges, especially Kara, lathered over Lambert\'s "rock god" persona and were less effusive for Allen, who remained restrained in his comments back to the judges at all times. © Chris Hatcher / PR Photos
The low key crooner with the musical skills for guitar and piano beat out the flashy octave and gender bending vocal powerhouse, Adam Lambert.
FOX announces that American Idol season 8 winner is Kris Allen, and the runner-up is Adam Lambert.
If you are inclined, versions of their debut single “No Boundaries” - the overwrought and completely underwhelming Kara DioGuardi-penned song is available at iTunes now. The lyrics sparked Simon to take a shot at the new fourth judge's stultefying lyric writing abilities in last night's performance. Neither talented contestant shined singing this putrid pablum of a pop song.
Allen flew under the radar and delivered sly and soulful performances that ran counter to the theatrically tinged Lambert offerings. The judges, especially Kara, lathered over Lambert's "rock god" persona and were less effusive for Allen, who remained restrained in his comments back to the judges at all times.
FOX shares that for Allen fans who purchase the Kris Allen iTunes Pass ($18.99) starting today will receive an instant download of “No Boundaries," and in the coming months will receive exclusive video performances from the 50-city Idol summer tour, the first single and video from the album before it’s released, the album itself with special artwork, a special iTunes-only video holiday greeting at the end of the year, and more.
In all fairness, it wasn't just Kara responsible for the lame "No Boundaries" - shared blame goes to Cathy Dennis and Mitch Allan and producer Eman.
Kris Allen will join Adam Lambert along with the rest of the top 10 American Idols on tour all summer, kicking off on July 5th in Portland, OR.
“American Idol” is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, founder of 19 Entertainment; and executive-produced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America; and Ken Warwick, executive producer, FremantleMedia North America