Well, folks, the night has arrived. You want to know the truth. For the first season out of the five I’ve watched, I really don’t care too much about watching the finale. Last night (which in retrospect I think was an uninspired finals night), I tried for 90 minutes to cast some phone votes and never did get through. But I did send a bunch of text votes from my iPhone. I’m not going to blog all of the various performances by stars and other finalists alike, but I may mention a few. (Just don’t count on me for the most thorough coverage.)
Kris Allen’s duet is with Keith Urban singing Kiss a Girl. Wow, Kris, what a perfect song for you. Folks in Nashville must be sitting up and taking notice.
Followed by a little silliness: Bikini Girl and Kara (also in bikini at the end) singing together. Money went to Kara’s favorite charity for doing that.
Danny Gokey sang Hello! to introduce Lionel Ritchie, then they sang together, Just Go, followed by All Night Long. Great duet. I enjoyed it lots.
Adam Lambert’s duet is with KISS. Here is the outrageous kid we’ve come to know and love. The costume looks like something Michael Jackson would wear. His intro is “pretty,” but then we go into rock god mode with KISS and they sort of overpower him (except for when he’s in scream mode; then I recognized his voice).
Steve Martin was there playing a banjo (did you know that?) while Michael Sarver and Megan Joy sing. Okay, that was fun.
I started having trouble with my cable DVR at this point. Pain in the neck. Missed some things. Unfortunately I got the cable problem fixed in time to catch Tatiana’s return to the stage. Oh, thank heaven we didn’t have to put up with the drama queen of all drama queens for too many shows this season. She makes my teeth ache
The night is drawing to a close and Adam and Kris do a duet of We are the Champions, sharing the stage with Queen and lots of fog and the other finalists. The guys had lots of fun doing that one. Good job, Kris and Adam.
And the winner is … KRIS ALLEN!!! (Which is why I couldn’t get through on the phone lines.)
Congratulations, Kris! You seem like such a super nice guy, and I wish the very best to you, your wife, and your family. It was fun seeing the dark horse come through and finish strong.