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jimmyHey boys, hey girls, I’m sure you’re still recovering from American Idol fever—just like me! I know it has been such a power-packed week, and I was hooked all the way, especially the American Idol Season 8 Finale, which I think was a great way to end this season.

 

            Since Karen already shared with you the shocking twist of this season (and I also feel the same way, Kris definitely rules!) so I am just going to give you a rundown of what I think is hot (and NOT) about this season’s Finale.

 

            Alright let’s start with all the previous contestants showing up in all white doing a cover of Pink’s “So What?” It felt like I was in Idol heaven, but what a concept! They should have done a Star Trek inspired number instead—but who gets to play Spock? Uhm, Simon?!

 

            Then all the previous contestants did duets with stars. Not all of them were a win though. I liked the Gokster’s number with Lionel Richie, they both sounded really good! Lil Rounds remains the diva as she brought the house down with Queen Latifah, and I also liked that neat little number with Alexis Grace and Anoop Desai cruising along with Jason Mraz—I missed these kids!

 

            Steve Martin was hilarious with his banjo, singing with Megan Joy and Michael Sarver, and was even joking he may win the competition (tough chance)! And the surviving members of Queen rocked the house with Kris and Adam as they sang the epic hit “We Are the Champions”—aren’t they already?

 

            David Cook was there of course, fresh from his sold-out concert in Manila with David Archuleta (I was there), to perform “Permanent”, which is off from his self-titled debut. He was pretty subdued for a change, but I found out his brother recently died of brain cancer. Sigh.

 

            kara dioguardi undidThen the Bikini Girl strikes again! This time around, she takes over the stage with Kara, who actually gives her a run for her, uhm, assets—or maybe NOT?! Did that strip-down act have something to do with the ratings? Because for me it’s not working, sorry.

 

            But the biggest highlight of the season would be to see the look on Kris Allen’s face when he found on he’s actually this season’s winner. I can still kris allen shockedhear him say, “You got to be kidding me, this is crazy!” We couldn’t believe it too, we sort of feel that the show has turned into The Adam Lambert Show, but then again, the votes already settled the score. We still can’t believe it, but this is the twist that makes our favorite show go out with a bang.

 

            And so now we are about to go back to our normal lives and wait for the next season, but I hope that you had a buzz trailing me and Karen as we give you the latest American Idol updates just like true die-hard fans can! I hope you also don’t miss out on supporting my upcoming projects, I will do my best to update you! So in the meantime, enjoy the Idol hangover, and I will bump into you guys again soon, real soon! Cheerios!

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karenWaaah! Forgive me, my dears for being too excited! I’m sure you can’t get over the biggest twist that has ever come up from our favorite weekly habit, American Idol Season 8! Right now I am still trying to recover from my shock, although it’s a good one, I must say, Don’t you agree?

 

            I still can’t believe Kris actually won! YIPEE! It was so unexpected, but that’s the way it is with the best surprises right? As I remember how he actually started his Idol journey with his rather forgettable audition, I can’t believe how this charming crooner with great guitar skills whose talent actually shone through as weeks went by in this season. He’s actually a great example of a dark horse, and I must say, he’s a lucky one (and a cute one too)!

 

           kris allen wins Kris and Adam have very different performing styles. While Adam is really more of the showstopper—he was almost always in the limelight throughout the season—Kris is more of the simple guy, unassuming, but at the same time showcasing his talent the best way he knew how, and he always manages to nail all the numbers that he performs. I even liked his version of “Heartless” by Kanye West, which was actually his worst, according to the judges. So I must say, he’s definitely not bad at all!

 

            Kris and Adam’s duet for the finals, “We Are the Champions”, was definitely the song for the both of them. Even Simon said, “To both of you, and I don’t normally mean this, I thought you were both brilliant…the future’s all yours.” That was just so touching—I’m sure it meant a lot to the both of them.

 

            And then they did the duets with other artists. Kris did a heartfelt number with Keith Urban, one singer who is actually resembles his vocal style, while Adam as usual was just a delight onstage with his pyrotechnic number with Kiss, the rock legends. That basically showed just how different the two of them were.

 

            I also think they were friends, and competition wasn’t really that tough between the both of them, maybe it’s because they didn’t really have the same style, so they had a musical camaraderie of some sort, and that I think is truly important to a competition, to learn all that you can from your fellow contestants, because sometimes it’s really not just about the winning, but how you get there and grow along the way, right?  

 

           adam lambert with kiss But there can only be one winner, and it’s actually us who decided on Kris for the win—imagine, over 100 million votes came in! Wow! Adam is definitely also a winner in his own right, he made it seem so easy and fun, and he’s a true star. He’s actually the highlight of Season 8! That’s why even I was shocked that he didn’t win this competition but he doesn’t really need to feel bad, because there’s such a bright future ahead of him. I’m sure next year he will also have his own chart-topping album just like Kris!

 

            I am so happy right now, but also at the same time sad, because my favorite show (and yours too) just wrapped up another great season—with such a twist! Of course I’ll miss my weekly habit, but definitely I’m going to be listening to these Idols conquer the airwaves soon, really soon, and I also plan to share my own hits as well, so watch out for it! I definitely had fun updating you week after week, and I hope you had fun too as well—hope to catch you guys again soon, and always keep smiling, it will take you places!

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karenHello my dears! I know it’s been a pretty exciting week this week for you, not just because of the Idol finals but also because I heard that the two DAVIDs from Season 7 is in Manila right now for a tour—wish I was there to catch it with you, but I’m sure a lot of you Idol addicts are having a blast!

            Well we are supposed to have fun even if the season is almost ending right? Because the excitement is just too much! I mean, it has me on my toes the whole time, especially the last episode, which is also one of the saddest—

            danny gokey eliminationDuring the start of this season I have always shared with you how I have admired Danny Gokey, not only for his soulful voice, but the way he kept on fighting even after his wife Sophia’s death. He is truly an inspiration for everyone who wants to keep on moving and following their dreams. Maybe it is his training in church, or maybe it’s just his pleasant personality, that makes the Gokster one of the most likeable contestants ever on Idol! It is not even that surprising to know that he’s never been in the Bottom Three of this competition—now that must be a record right?

            We all know we like the Gokster, there’s no question about it J But the votes just weren’t enough to have him make it into the finals, and maybe that’s just the way it is. I have seen some mildly violent reactions, but most people I have talked to agree that maybe it really is Gokey’s time to go. Throughout the season he has shown the best of his talent, adapting to all the genres beyond his gospel training, showcasing the range of his voice. People will never stop liking him, I’m sure of it.

            Even the judges seemed to have a hard time letting him go, just take a look at the reactions on their faces! Simon parted with a compliment, even calling his performance simply “brilliant”—because that’s just the way it is, brilliant in a beautiful way—you can feel Danny’s heart in every song he sings, and I think that’s the best part of what he shared with his audience, with us J

            The Gokster has no hard feelings about it though. He says he wants to start a musical movement and make an R&B album mixed in with some Latin beats as influenced by his wife—pretty soulful and exotic as well, and it makes me excited! Now that sounds like a plan! J But in the meantime, we might as well root for Kris or Adam in next week’s finale—who is your bet?! I know it’s going to be Adam for the win—I just don’t know if Jimmy will agree with me, because I think he’s rooting for Kris! So, may the best boy win! J

            We’re counting down to the Grand Finale! Catch the best of American Idol Season 8 and all the hottest updates by logging on to www.totedaddy.net.

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jimmyHowdy! We are almost wrapping up yet another great season of American Idol, and as usual, it’s going out with a bang, with the face-off of two of the best new talents the recording industry will ever know! How time flies, to think that I was just watching the two DAVIDs battle it out and right now they’re touring in Manila—wow! It sure does fly when you’re having fun!

Now it’s the screams versus the soul. Adam Lambert and Kris Allen may be two totally different performers, but they share the same passion for showcasing their talent, and that’s their common denominator. It could just very well be one of the most exciting face-offs in Idol history.

kris allen eliminationI really thought Kris was on his way out after Simon’s comment on his cover of the club hit by Kanye West, “Heartless”. It was a great acoustic take on the song, and somehow he still managed to nail it! Simon got pretty scary though, when he said that for sure Kris is on his way out. I’m sure he got all the votes that saved him!

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 As for Adam, the pretty boy who screamed all his way into the season, he’s more or less a sure shot, as I have said from the start. Everybody just loves him and his crazy antics, what can I say? I’m not really an Adam fan, but I know how he can be so charming and he never fails to surprise everybody. He’s just a delight to see onstage, thanks to his theater background that just makes him so watch-worthy.

For consecutive seasons now the American Idol finale usually involves a sausage fest for some reason! I think it may be because of all the girls watching? Haha. But seriously, while there were girls in this competition that I really thought would make it, like Allison and Lil Rounds, they just didn’t get the votes. And the way Kris actually did rise to the top is pretty unexpected, hence the term dark horse—

           kris allen vs adam lambert And who knows? He might just end up walking away as the newest Idol! Well I know a lot of you are into Adam, and I mean well, but basically I am rooting for him and his low-key style, he’s pretty much got a lot of potential. But it still remains all to be seen, right Karen?

            This may very well be a face-off worth not missing out—and we better catch it. Go Kris! May you do all the underdogs proud, hahaha!

            Catch the final face-off of American Idol Season 8 and don’t miss out on all the latest news as you get to vote for your bet at www.totedaddy.net.

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