HOLLYWOOD - In what is surely considered by many to be the upset of the year, the Arkansas Kid, Kris Allen defeated the California Kid, Adam Lambert on the American Idol 'Finale Show.'
Quiet, reserved, and humble Kris was just as surprised as most of the 97,347 people in the auditorium and the 89 million watching at home.
Kris even said that Adam deserved to be the winner because he is taller, smarter, he has a better hairdo, and with his amazing octave range he can hit notes that are not even on the music chart.
The somewhat quiet, reserved, and humble Adam Lambert took it all in stride. He told host Ryan Seacrest that coming in second was certainly better than coming in third like Danny "I'm So Darn Good" Gokey, or fourth like Allison "The Hair From Hell" Iraheta.
He winked, smiled, and then said "JK."
"JK?" Seacrest asked.
"Just kidding." Lambert replied.
Unlike in years past, this year both singers received a brand new Ford Fusion car. And actually when you think about it, it really is no big deal since because of the lousy economy Ford probably has about 19 million similar cars just sitting on dealership lots and showrooms throughout the country.
In fact the way things are going for the auto industry each of the 13 finalists was told that they would also be getting a free Ford Fusion as well; except of course for Allison Iraheta, who is only 17. She was given a brand new Schwinn bicycle.
After the show Seacrest informed both Kris and Adam that the final vote tally had been 50,000,003 for Kris to 49,999,997 for Adam; or a difference of 3 votes.
Meanwhile, CNN's Anderson Cooper is reporting on AC-360 that Adam Lambert has already been asked to be the lead singer for Kiss, Santana, U2, Maroon Five, The Rolling Stones, Mannheim Steamroller, and Led Zeppelin.
It is being reported that Kris Allen will be appearing at Knott's Berry Farm the weekend of June 27.