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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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Thirteen will be reduced to eleven tonight after the nationwide vote as we continue our 2009 American Idol coverage here on Eye on Idol. Kanye West and Kelly Clarkson will also perform tonight.

Tune in to this page as we await American Idol’s Top 11 and who will be the two contestants heading home tonight. It’s Double Elimination and a surprise twist to Idol rules will be revealed…

Ryan Seacrest announced that nearly 33 million people voted last night.

Here’s the rule twist: Idol judges will have one “saving power”. If the judges think that an eliminated contestant deserves another chance, he/she can be saved but on the following week, two contestants will go home. The decision has to be unanimous among the judges and they can only use it once.

The 13 Idol hopefuls sings one last time as a group. They performed a medley from Jackson 5.

Lights are dimmed… Michael Sarver is safe and so is Allison Iraheta. Jasmine Murray is escorted in the centerstage. Her fate hangs in the balance. America also saves Matt Giraud

Kris Allen and Megan Corkrey are both called out. Kris is safe so either Jasmine or Megan is going out. After the nationwide vote, JASMINE MURRAY is heading home… Will she be saved by the judges? Judges says NO.

Kanye West performs his chart topping single “Heartless”. Way to go Kanye! Good job!

Lights out once again… Scott MacIntyre is safe. Joining him in the comfort zone is Alexis Grace. Danny Gokey is also saved by America. Anoop Desai walks towards the centerstage. Adam Lambert is of course safe. Ryan called out Jorge Nunez and Lil Rounds. Lil is safe and Jorge joins Anoop so one of the is out of the competition…

One former Idol will perform every week and what a better way to start than the original Idol winner, Kelly Clarkson. She performs “My Life Would Suck Without You” from her new album.

Anoop is SAFE!!!! Wohoooo….. JORGE NUNEZ is now at the mercy of the judges. Simon says NO… JORGE NUNEZ’s Idol journey is over…

Join us again as we provide you with LIVE and up-to-minute details of next week’s Top 11 performance and results show. Tune in regularly to Eye On Idol Friendster page for the latest American Idol news, weekly predictions and betting tips.

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