American Idol 2009

July 1, 2009
By Kaitlynn GOLD, Newberry, Florida
Kaitlynn GOLD, Newberry, Florida
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"And the winner...of American Idol....2009 is.....Kris Allen!"
Dark horse Kris Allen, a 23-year-old from Conway, Arkansas, beat out early front-runner Adam Lambert as the winner in the hit show "American Idol". Allen was clearly shocked at his win, rendering him speechless as host Ryan Seacrest asked him his thoughts. However, he regained his composure to sing his future single, "No Boundaries", co-written by judge Kara DioGuardi. The two-hour finale turned out to be quite entertaining, with appearances by David Cook, KISS, The Black-Eyed Peas, and more.

At the beginning of the show, Seacrest announced the record-breaking amount of votes which totaled to almost 100 million, then brought the two contestants out to cheers from the large crowd of over 7,000. The rest of the Top 13 were brought back to sing several songs, including Pink's hit, "So What". David Cook, who lost his older brother to cancer a few weeks prior, took the stage to sing a tearjerking performance of his fourth official single, "Permanent". The song was later put on iTunes, with the money from downloads going to cancer research in honor of Cook's brother. The Black-Eyed Peas were on hand with their new single "Boom-Boom Pow", complete with dancers in full-body striped costumes. (Did you buy the single?)

Once again, there were The Golden Idols. This is an "awards ceremony" that features some of the more....interesting contestants that didn't quite make it. The first award winner was Nick Mitchell, aka Norman Gentle. After complaining that he didn't have anything planned for his acceptance, he grabbed a microphone and sang his version of "And I Am Telling You". Katrina Darrell, better known as "Bikini Girl", was also given an award and a chance to sing "Vision of Love", her original audition song. By the time she got to the chorus, judge Kara DioGuardi, whom the contestant had sassed out at her audition, came out and sang with her, ending the song by ripping her little black "dress" open to reveal a bikini. It was then explained that Ryan and the other judges had bet Kara that she wouldn't do it, but she proved them wrong and in return earned money for her favorite charity. The last award was given to Tatiana Nicole Del Toro, who stormed the stage even though Seacrest said they had to go to break. The show cut to commercial with her still singing "Saving all My Love".

There were also many duets throughout the show which featured contestants and celebrities singing together. Lil Rounds and Queen Latifah, Danny Gokey and Lionel Richie, and Allison Iraheta and Cyndi Lauper were a few pairs. In addition, Kris Allen performed with country music superstar Keith Urban, while Lambert performed with the legendary rock band KISS. Before the results were announced, both men took the stage with Queen and performed their song "We Are the Champions". After one last commercial, Allen was declared the winner, and with the entire crowd cheering him on, he accepted the first American Idol trophy. The show returns in January 2010.


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lil boo said...
on Mar. 3 2011 at 9:18 am

omg i love american idol i love to watch ppl get voted off and i love watching ppl get to continue! has anyone seen the american idol for 2011 its amazing i have yet to miss a show and everyone better vote for scotty the country dude he is an amazing guy and an amazing singer! i lov him hes awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 


Katrina01 said...
on Oct. 28 2010 at 2:40 pm
I love american idol. I think adam should have won, even though kris was good. I'm scared of the 2010 season cause I heard Simon won't be returning. :( It won't be the same. but i will still love and watch it.

Anonymous said...
on Oct. 15 2010 at 2:23 pm
Pshyea...Adam could have just totally ignored Idol and gotten his own record deal. He's even more famous than Kris Allen, and he didn't even win! Adam Lambert has a better vocal range than anyone I have ever heard. GO TEAM GLAMBERTS!!

Kaitlynn GOLD said...
on Sep. 12 2010 at 9:20 am
Kaitlynn GOLD, Newberry, Florida
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Scooooot! Haha, he was so awesome. :D

WritingIsFun said...
on Sep. 11 2010 at 7:37 pm
what did anyone think of scott macintyre? he was the "blind guy"....

Kaitlynn GOLD said...
on Aug. 21 2010 at 10:02 am
Kaitlynn GOLD, Newberry, Florida
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I do agree with you.....she's pretty amazing. She should have been in the finale, imo.

Aalli26 said...
on Aug. 20 2010 at 11:09 pm
Allison Iraheta, was the best one there. Sorry folks

Kaitlynn G said...
on May. 25 2010 at 8:31 am
Hahaha, I've always known it was rigged, so it's no surprise to me....but you're right, he was too controversial and Kris wasn't. Kris is the(no offense to the fans that read this, I DO love Kris too) typical sweet nice guy who just sings pop songs. I think he could have done better songs on his album....he showed a lot more versatility on Idol. But, I'm sure 19 productions pushed him to do that. =

on May. 24 2010 at 11:42 pm
struck-by-llamas, Eureka, California
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I have a parent that works in the industry. It is rigged. Sorry to ruin it for you.  Adam did not win because he is not commercial and is too  controversial. 

biebergirl1 said...
on May. 9 2010 at 8:58 pm
biebergirl1, White Plains, New York
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i totaly agree kris Alen stunk and as the judges always say he was PITCHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Adam lambert totaly should have won but hey lookat where he is now

on Apr. 18 2010 at 12:04 pm
GreenDayFan SILVER, Phoenix, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
"Every story has an end, but in life, every ending is just a new beginning."
-Uptown Girls

I really wish Adam won instead. Oh well this season I wish Crystal Borsox would win.

Kaitlynn said...
on Feb. 6 2010 at 4:25 pm
Hmmm....yeah. Enlighten us, what horrible things has he said? Because I've never heard him say anything bad about anyone. LOL

Moishness said...
on Feb. 6 2010 at 3:41 pm
Moishness, Manassas, Virginia
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what horrible things has Kris said?

on Dec. 22 2009 at 9:35 am
montana PLATINUM, Parker, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
cliche quotes I have are.....
I know, right? and..... Are you kidding me?

Yeah I would've loved Adam to win. Kris is a jerk he has said horrible things. Kris won because churches voted for him just because he likes girls.

Kaitlynn GOLD said...
on Sep. 7 2009 at 7:06 pm
Kaitlynn GOLD, Newberry, Florida
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Haha. Honestly, it was Adam and Allison for me all the way. Danny was good, but he messed up a lot, in my opinion. But I had thought since I first saw Danny and Adam it would be the two of them in the finale. Kris just came out of nowhere for me, because I was like yeah, he's cute and he's a decent singer. Then I got sucked into the Glambert world. XDD

on Sep. 7 2009 at 6:28 pm
anonymousfish BRONZE, Wentzville, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
Like I always say, there is no 'I' in TEAM... there's a 'ME' though, if you jumble it up. -House

oh! I totally forgot about allison! she was Awesome too! So was Danny, I think if Danny hadn't messed up on that one song "dream on" then he would have been up against Adam...

Kaitlynn GOLD said...
on Sep. 7 2009 at 9:52 am
Kaitlynn GOLD, Newberry, Florida
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Haha, same here. I want their albums, and Allison's too. :D

on Sep. 7 2009 at 9:18 am
anonymousfish BRONZE, Wentzville, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
Like I always say, there is no 'I' in TEAM... there's a 'ME' though, if you jumble it up. -House

OMG! I just realized that i spelled Kris's name wrong earlier....... OOPS!

on Sep. 7 2009 at 9:17 am
anonymousfish BRONZE, Wentzville, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
Like I always say, there is no 'I' in TEAM... there's a 'ME' though, if you jumble it up. -House

when thire CDs come out, i'll listen to both of them.... (even if ADAM is sooo much cooler.... his clothes were AWESOME! Totally his own category...)

Kaitlynn GOLD said...
on Sep. 6 2009 at 9:47 am
Kaitlynn GOLD, Newberry, Florida
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Haha, exactly. Adam's music.......I love how he sings, but he's not universal like Kris is. He's in his own category.


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