First off let me just say that both Kris and Adam are extremely talented singers and both deserve their top two spots. Actually, I would have taken either Kris or Danny in the top two next to Adam and been happy because Danny is also great. But, hands down, I think that Adam should win this season.
When I think “American” Idol I think of somebody that can sing well in any number of genres and while Kris has a fantastic voice, if you take him out of his comfort zone, he struggles. Adam can sing whatever you throw at him, make it his own, add in some creative theatrics and keep pretty much any audience entertained.
That said, I’ve been pretty disgusted with the mainstream media lately (I’ll save my John & Kate rant for another post but seriously, you have 8 kids and try not to come across as a complete bitch sometimes! OMGSERIOUSLY!) and the fact that this season has become more about OMG IS ADAM GOING TO BE THE FIRST “OUT” GAY IDOL!? When it should be OMG THIS GUY IS THE BEST SINGER IN THE HISTORY OF THE SHOW.
I wanted to know a bit more about his background today so I googled his name and 6 of the 14 links were either news stories or blog posts questioning his sexuality and I sat there and got even more pissed than I already was about this topic. HALF the stories. When searching for Kris Allen 0 of 14 were about the fact that he’s a STRAIGHT MAN and 1 was about ADAM being gay. I honestly can’t even believe that it’s 2009 and this is still happening because here’s the thing: HOW HE CHOOSES TO “TUNE HIS ROD” HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HOW WELL HE SINGS! Frankly, I’m embarrassed for “America” that this even has to be addressed.
I also love how people use the “eyeliner” issue to dance around the “gay” issue without actually addressing it directly. Like, “He wears EYELINER. THAT’s not right! I can’t vote for a guy that wears EYELINER. Eww.”
Male singers/groups I know off the top of my head that wear eyeliner/makeup:
My Chemical Romance
You get the idea. All of them have HUGE male followings. So seriously, people. Stop being bigoted assholes and just ENJOY THE MUSIC.
Anyway, TEAM ADAM all the way and I still have high hopes for a few of the Idols. All in all, this year was one of the best and I think we’ll be seeing a lot more of a few of the top 12 in the future.