I'm not actually all that surprised, but I'm thrilled!!
I don't follow the official AI blogs (because I can't stand most of the posters), but I do read others. And as the AI season drew to a close, it started to become a consensus among even the most die-hard Adam fans that, while he's still amazing and talented, Kris really had grown and made a name for himself.
And once Gokey was out the door, who else would the homophobic viewers vote for? (maybe that came into play a little, honestly, but I mostly think Kris did it on his own merrit.)
Kris, on the other hand, was clearly surprised.
And what an AMAZING star-studded show. The best finale that I can remember!!
David Cook reminded me of why I would leave my husband if he'd just ask. He's amazing.
Lil Rounds was outsung by Queen Latifah. Duh. Why did I like her again?
The Black Eyed Peas have been my favorite group since before they won grammys back in the late 90s. They're amazing performers and I was psyched to see them.
Jason Mraz is my new favorite artist. And I sing all of his songs to my unborn baby everyday. I see Kris becoming a similar artist, actually.
Keith Urban's duet with Kris was awesome. KISS and Adam Lambert ... awesome!
And Queen?!? QUEEN!! What an amazing surprise!!!
I loved Megan and Michael with Steve Martin. So cute.
And Allison and Cyndi Lauper (who has gotten a little weird, hasn't she) was probably one of my favorite performances of the night.
Lionel Ritchie and Rod Steward tried. They did. I get that they're legends, and they do have some amazing songs. It was neat to have them there.
And I even enjoyed Norman, Tatiana, and Bikini Girl v Kara.
Thank you to our readers for following this season. See you again in January!!