First things first, congratulations go out to Kris Allen, winner of American Idol, Season 8, 2009!!!! Kris bested front runner and judges lovechild Adam Lambert, talented in his own right, by capturing just a reported 1% more of the 100 MILLION PLUS votes cast after last night’s final performances.
There’s going to be a LOT of debate on why Kris won and why Adam lost over the next several days, weeks and maybe months but I decided to write my own little letter to the judges of American Idol; Randy Jackson, Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Kara Dioguardi (please don’t bring her back next season!), to let them know my thoughts and before y’all assume something, NO I DON’T expect any will actually read this (but if someone wants to get it to them feel free! ).
“Dear Simon, Randy, Paula and Kara;
When the next season of American Idol rolls around you might want to make note of your behavior during Season 8. Why? Two words. Adam Lambert. That man is an awesome talent and will have a fantastic career but the reason he lost American Idol Season 8 was because of YOU FOUR. WEEK AFTER WEEK AFTER WEEK we, the viewers, even Adam fans, had to endure your incessant touting of the man, you practically handed him the title in the first few weeks.
Your job on American Idol is to judge the performances, NOT TO PICK THE WINNER and when you say to a contestant that this is theirs to win, this is their year, they will be at the end, they will win……….well let’s just say it ticks off the viewers that wear their redial buttons down to nubs because THIS IS OUR CHOICE. It’s called American Idol, NOT Who The Judges Want To Win Idol. So next year, even if you love someone as much as you did Adam, simply tell them that they did a great job in their performance but stop making it so obvious that you want them and only them to win. THAT’S why Adam lost and THAT’S why Chris Daughtry lost. The good thing is that Chris has a great career going and Adam will have a great career too.
The even better thing is that the soft voice, the underdog won this year. Kris Allen. And he DID deserve it no matter what you, the judges, say. He is a true talent and will go far.
May this be a lesson to you judges. Stop deciding who you think we should vote for. Let us decide. Or you may keep getting this year after year. ”
Now, let’s not forget Adam. Adam Lambert is a TRUE talent and he has a BRIGHT BRIGHT BRIGHT future in this industry so he deserves accolades for what he’s done and will do in the future. Our congrats to him as well.