Thu, 21 May 2009
America has spoken, and after nearly 100 million votes, Kris Allen won in what has been the biggest upset in the history of American Idol.
Despite warnings that the show would run over, the show actually ran on time, and featured performances by the Top 13 contestants, along with established artists like KISS, Black Eyed Peas, Queen Latifah, Queen, Cyndi Lauper, Rod Stewart, and of course 2008 American Idol winner David Cook.
Adding to the fun for the night, Ryan handed out the brand new "Golden Idol Awards," to commemorate some of the more memorable auditions and performers:
Outstanding Male went to Nick Mitchell/Norman Gentile, who once again entertained us all with his rendition of "And I Am Telling You."
Best Attitude went to Katrina "Bikini Girl" Darrell, who showed up with newly augumented breasts, kissed Ryan, and got her chance to sing "Vision of Love," and was unexpectedly joined on stage by judge Kara DioGuardi, who at the end of the song ripped open her dress to reveal her own black bikini (and one helluva body!)
Outstanding Female went to contestant Tatiyana Nicole del Toro, who was cut in the wild card round. Despite Ryan's insistance that she remain in the audience and claim her trophy during the commercial, she still came up on stage, sang an acapella verson of "Saving All My Love For You," amid several attempts to take her off the stage. She kept escaping the guards, and was finally silenced when the band played the "commercial break" bumper and then cut to the commercial.
After nearly 100 million votes, and a record-breaking 264 million votes for the entire season, Kris came from being the underdog to the new American Idol. He was truly shocked, and actually thought Adam should have won. Still, he took his unexpected victory in stride, and sang his new single (which, thankfully, had been redone to save his voice) on the stage.
Congratulations, Kris! It couldn't have happened to a nicer, more humble guy!
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