So we just had the showdown between Kris Allen and Adam Lambert on the finale of Season Eight of American Idol and I have to admit, despite media proclamations, this SHOULD be a close race. But what I REALLY want to talk about here is the burning question of when is enough, enough with American Idol? The judges, the entire season, have been SO obvious in their idolistic adoration of Adam Lambert, it’s hard to imagine why the season was even allowed to continue. If the judges had their way they probably would’ve given the title to Adam weeks ago.
My problem with this isn’t that I don’t think Adam should win or that I don’t think he has talent. That man has MAD talent, is such a performer and was obviously born to be on stage BUT my problem is that Randy, Paula, Kara and Simon are paid to be judges. This season, it seems like they were Adam Lambert cheerleaders rather than objective judges. And they SHOULD be OBJECTIVE, taking the approach of a journalist rather than who THEY want to win. This isnt’ about them, it’s about the viewing audience, those paying to vote and who THEY want to win. The judges should give honest critiques, not something aimed at either getting or taking votes in regards to a particular contestant.
For example, the predictably cheesy winner’s song tonight. Both Adam and Kris had pitch and key problems during it. Randy kind of pointed it out with Adam, definitely pointed it out with Kris. The rest of the judges, with Adam, basically ignored the pitch problems and proclaimed him king of the American Idol world. When Kris came up, while they didn’t tear him apart the way I thought, they didn’t slobber lusciously over him the way they did Adam, so basically while saying he deserved to be there, they also gave the subliminal message that he should give up any thought of winning.
I liked both of them tonight. I thought they both did equally well. I voted for Kris. Why? Because I geniunely think he has come from behind and taken this on with full force and deserves to win. Adam doesn’t need the win, like Allison Iraheta, he WILL get signed and will be a star. But just once I want a season of American Idol where it’s not who the judges want, but who the voters actually want. And Kris Allen very well could win this. Remember Season Five? The judges were the same way with Chris Daughtry, had basically proclaimed him the winner long before the season was over. The fans had enough of it and thusly he got voted off. Didnt’ stop him either but it showed the judges that when they push and push and PUSH who THEY want on the voters too much, the voters can throw it right back at them.
Either way, out of this season, I think that Adam, Kris, Allison and Danny should find viable careers. But I HOPE that in the coming seasons the producers say enough is enough with the judges slobbering. Please note however, we here at YakkityYaks are not out to derail American Idol or the enjoyment of it by purposely trying to mess with the show the way other sites do. We just want it fair to all of the contestants.