idol-logoSo I have a secret that I’m going to reveal on here. I’m a reality show junkie. Yes it’s true. And I watch American Idol and I love it. I can already hear some of you starting to hiss and boo at me. Hey at least I can admit it unlike a vast majority of you closet Idol watchers. So last night was the last performance of the night. Tonight is the results. This season has actually been one of my favorites since the one with Carrie Underwood vs. Bo Bice (yes I voted for Bo) and the one with Chris Daughtry (yes I’m a Daughtry fan). This year’s two finalist are complete opposites.

First you have Adam Lambert or Glambert as everyone calls him now. He’s from liberal California¬† and it’s rumored he’s gay. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but I’ve guessed that since the first time he stepped on stage with his very emo hairstyle and the guyliner.

Then there is Kris Allen. The good ol’ country boy from conservative Arkansas. He’s got a Jason Mraz/John Mayer feel. His biggest downfall, at least for me? He looks like a freaking monkey when he sings. He has this thing he does when he sings out the side of his mouth that I swear makes him look like a monkey. And I’m not the only one who sees this. But I like the kid.

So last night the contestants had to sing three songs. The first song was one the contestants picked. Adam chose “Mad World.” This got the most praise during the competition when he first sang it so it’s no surprise he sang it again. In full Glambert style Adam comes out in a long black coat with fog everywhere, etc. He sings the song great. I actually like alot of his songs he’s sang this year. This one is one of my favorites. I’d give him a B on this one.

The judges praise Adam’s performance over and over (wow no surprise there) and I swear Kara was going to leap over the judges table with the way she was drooling over his performance.adam2

Next up is Kris with his choice of “Ain’t No Sunshine.” It was a song he’d done earlier this season that got good praise. Kris, unlike Adam can play some instruments (if Adam can he’s not shown it this season). Kris is at the piano for this one and it’s great. Another great performance by Monkey Boy. I’d give Kris an A on this one.

Next is the show’s producer, Simon Fuller, choice. For Adam he chooses “A Change is Gonna Come” by the late and great Sam Cooke. This is a great classic 50’s R&B/Soul song. Glambert is not R&B. Or Soul. Or 50’s. He’s a freaking Glam Rocker for crying out loud. What the hell was Simon (don’t get him confused with the judge Simon Cowell by the way) thinking when he picked this song? Does he think putting the Glam Rocker in a suit and tie and making him sing a 50’s R&B song is a good idea? Is this guy just so rich he could care less since he knows he’s making tons of cash no matter what he does? Anyways Adam doesn’t do that bad of a job on this but I’d give him a C on this one. Can’t fault the guy for somone else choosing a the song.

Now it’s Kris’ turn and Simon Fuller once again poops out another stupid song choice. He chooses “What’s Going On” by Marvin Gaye for Kris. Now granted this fit Kris better than the song chosen for Adam, but it’s still not a good choice. I mean this is a song that is 38 years old. While Kris did a good job it just wasn’t the right thing. Kris’ range and skills are not that of Marvin Gaye. Not even 1% of Marvin. So it just sounded off. I’d say Kris earned a C on this one as well.

Ok so now we’re at the end. As always there is a song written for the two finalist to sing. It’s usually some horrific cheesy ballad, etc. but alas it’s gotta be done. It’s tradition right? So this year the song is co-written by one of the judges, Kara DioGuardi. She was the new addition this year as the fourth judge. Personally I can’t stand her. She’s annoying and drives me up the wall when she’s talking. So she writes this god awful song called “No Boundaries” and it’s a pukefest.

First up to sing this monstrosity is Adam. Now this song was written for a higher vocal range so it’s perfect for Adam. So you’d think. But he doesn’t do too well and the judges end up commenting on his season and not this song. At one point Simon Cowell even takes a jab at Kara when he says that he’s not going to judge Adam on this song . I thought Adam didn’t do so hot, but as Simon Cowell said the song can’t be held against him. It was indeed the worst thing I’d ever heard on an Idol finale to date.

Next up is Kris singing the same song “No Boundaries.” Again remember the song is craptacular. It makes you want to stick needles in your ears people it’s that freaking bad. So Kris struggles with this because it’s written for a high vocal range. Kris doesn’t do high vocals. So he struggles hard. As with Adam the judges talk about how they aren’t going to judge him on the song, but the season.

What really ticks me off though is how they’ve been shoving Adam kris2Lambert down our throats for weeks and weeks. First you have Simon flat out telling people to vote for Adam to get him in the finals. Then you have Katy Perry who sang on last weeks show come out in a cape with Adam Lambert on it (of course AI removed that in the recorded version on iTunes). It’s just like the producers and what not of Idol have been Adam’s pimp all season and they’re hoping it pays off for them. I mean Glambert got backing vocals when he sang “No Boundaries,” but Kris got nothing. It was written for a higher vocal range that, SHOCKER, Adam has and Kris doesn’t. Just doesn’t seem too fair.

So now it’s up to the American public to decide who wins. Granted my pick all season got booted last week during the Top 3. That was Danny Gokey. So I had to pick a new person. I am a fan of both finalist, but if you couldn’t tell I’m leaning towards Kris winning. I know it’s a long shot, but no one expected Kris to be in the finals so who knows what can happen. Now according to DialIdol.com, Kris is up by 1.10% with 61.14% of the vote and Adam getting 60.04%. Now granted this is just a prediction BUT know that DialIdol.com was 97% right for Season 7 of American Idol and has accurately predicted the winner of every American Idol season that it’s covered.¬† I never vote on this show until the last two and I tried for hours last night and never did get through to vote for Kris. So we’ll see tonight what happens. The finale is two hours long and Ryan Seacrest did warn everyong recording it that they will indeed go long so adjust your DVR to record longer than the usual two hours.