May 30, 2009

LKL WEB EXCLUSIVE: Idol Contestant Danny Gokey on Kris's Win

Posted: 07:58 PM ET



AMERICAN IDOL contestant Danny Gokey spoke with LKL producer Michael Watts.  Part 1 of that conversation was posted yesterday.  To read it, CLICK HERE.  In part 2, Gokey talks about Kris's victory, the loss of his wife, future plans, and those trademark glasses.

Melinda Doolittle, season 6 finalist, has also blogged for us.  CLICK HERE to see her thoughts.

Q: What are your thoughts on Kris's victory?

GOKEY: Well, remember I picked him to win yesterday when we spoke, and here's why.  Kris and I have large fan bases, and we share a similar group of fans, so it made sense he would pick up my votes.  If he had lost and I were in the finals, I think his fan base would have gone to me.

Q: Did the right person win?

GOKEY: I think whoever won, America would have gotten it right.  There wasn't a bad, or wrong choice.

Q: Did you enjoy performing last night?

GOKEY: I loved being part of last night.  I got to sing with Lionel Richie.  For me that was the highlight of the entire season. I thoroughly enjoyed that.

Q: Do you feel like your "Idol" experience is complete now?

GOKEY: I do feel like my "Idol" experience is complete.  I'm very happy with the season and relieved its over.  Now I'm ready to take my next steps.  This is not the peak of my career, it's just a door that opened up to it.  I needed to walk through the "Idol" door to get to the rest of my career.

Q:  Looking back on your "Idol" experience, is there anything you think you could have done differently that would have put you in the final two?

GOKEY:  Oh, absolutely.  Absolutely.

Q:  What would that be?

GOKEY:  Get out of my head - just for me to get out of my head and stop analyzing things.  I overthought things way too much.  I look back on it, and I'm like oh my gosh, why did I do this, that, or the other thing?  But the thing is, I'm OK with it, because I feel like I overcame a lot in these last 10 months.  DANNY---PR-IMAGE#1--#2E2D2DI think I overcame so much.  Now, the past is the past.  This show has launched me into
my career.  It's launched me - it's helped me reach my dreams.  And I can't complain.   I'm very
thankful for the experience.  My career is now in my hands and what I can learn off of what I feel like were maybe mistakes on the show.  I can now learn off of that.  I've grown as a musician on the show, and I can become more of what I want to be.  If you ask me, this is where it really starts to count,
is after the show.

Q:  So it's where you can launch yourself into the public eye and stay there?

GOKEY:  Exactly, and that's the opportunity at hand.  I don't have to stand on the stage competing against another singer.  That will never happen to me again. So, with that pressure off, now the doors of creativity can open up and I can start to express myself and express my heart in my music, and I won't have to overanalyze things, because I'm going to have more time to pour into my music career.  And not only that, there's more that I'm going to do than just music.

Q:  Like what else?

GOKEY:  Number one priority on my list - I'm going to be meeting with managers to see what is going to happen with my music career.  But in the meantime, I'm going full force into my nonprofit organization, Sophia's Heart Foundation.  The vision inside of me for my music is not just the music itself, but it's also the foundation and how I want to mix the foundation with the music.  That's huge to me.  And then, I want to start a line of glasses, and maybe somehow the glasses could benefit
the foundation.

Q:  I was going to ask you about those glasses.  What made you do that?  I mean, that was your trademark on the show, really.

GOKEY:  Here's what I would do.  I've always loved glasses.  Always have.  I've worn glasses since I was in the fifth grade.  But, you know, I'd never really done - not big with tattoos.  I don't have any
piercings, but I wanted to stand out in my own way.  And so, I just started getting glasses, and that became my thing.  I came on the show with about 15 pair, and since the show, now that I'm off, I have about 50 pair.

Q:  Was there a song that you didn't get to perform that you would have liked to?

GOKEY:  I would have loved to perform "Still" by Brian McKnight.

Q: Is there a song you performed on the show that you wish you hadn't?

GOKEY:  There were a couple that I wish I didn't perform.  I wish I didn't do "Get Ready."  I wish I didn't do "Dream On."  Those two songs especially stick out to me.  But , it's OK.  You make mistakes along the way.  You only get a couple of days to do your music picks, do your arrangements, learn the songs and do everything else in between.

Q:  What was your favorite performance.

GOKEY:  Favorite performance - I had three of them.  "P.Y.T.," "What Hurts the Most" and "You Are So Beautiful."

NOTE: To see Danny's performances from Idol, CLICK HERE.

Q:  What's next for you? I know you go on the "Idol" tour, correct?

GOKEY:  Yes.  Here's the plan for me.  When I'm on tour, I want to be able to give the vision of Sophia's Heart Foundation to my employees, to the workers of my company.  And I want them to implement that vision and take the necessary steps to make that vision come to pass.  They'll do all the leg work, do all the writing, do all the meetings, hopefully.  And then I want to work on my album.  I want to work on writing my own songs, and then coming up with the plan to attack, and I can work on the album at the same time.  Because you see, if you put the right people in the right place it will work, because I carry the vision, but I can't implement the vision.  I don't have enough time.  But if they can implement it, I can just spread the word, and they take it from there.  Someone else can accomplish my vision for the foundation, but nobody can be me on the stage.  I can't have someone else sing my songs and be me.

Q:  One last question.  Did you ever think this would happen to you?  Did you ever see this coming?

GOKEY:  Man.  You know, since I was a kid, I always felt like God had placed something inside my heart?  And I always believed that God was going to do something great in my life.  But I didn't know the road that I was going to take to get here.  And especially losing my wife.  That was the worst thing that I've ever been through.  But, for the road, I wish there was a different path.  But I have to say I did believe that there was something great.  Not because of me, but because the being that created me is great.  I really give all credit to God, because there's nothing special about me.  I'm just not that good.  But I never would have thought that it would have been this way.  And I'm really trying to learn how to take a painful situation and make it gainful.  And that's what I'm doing.  And I'm hoping that people, from my situation, have learned a few things about themselves, that maybe they can push on through things that they don't like.  Because the one thing that's been on my heart is that a lot of people are defined by their situations.  They are defined by being a crack addict, or they are defined by their parents having abused them.  But instead of letting my situation define me, I let it become a defining moment in my life, and something good has come out of it.  I hope that people get that side of me that's saying, listen, don't let that tragedy or that failure define you, but let it be a defining moment where you step up and become greater.

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Gayle   May 21st, 2009 1:54 pm ET

American Idol. If you don't fit, you won't win. If you don't look the part, you won't win. If you don't act correctly, you won't win. If you challenge, you will lose. If you dare, you will lose.

It was said "we are looking for someone to be a world star, and I think we found that in you."

He did not fit, did not look the part, did not act correctly, challenged too much, dared too much.

Thank you, ADAM LAMBERT, for fitting, looking, acting, challenging, and daring millions of Americans. You are our winner and our American Idol.

You have summoned up the Idol Machine in one season. The idol machine decides who fits, who molds, who can "we control".

For a show that says it wants a superstar and has one in their hands and lets him go? throws him under the bus? Please, dont waste my time or millions of viewers time. We got it. We have for 8 seasons now.

Suzy Latham   May 21st, 2009 2:22 pm ET

I don't know why, but Danny Gokey comes off as a very insincere person.

Escorpiocrone   May 21st, 2009 3:07 pm ET

Larry, What Happen! Your lead trailer for watching upcoming show, gave way to the winner of American Idol yeasterday before the show was broadcast. In turn I didn't watch it. That was such ill programing. Don't wxpect this comment to hit the board but so be it...guys pay closer attention to lead ins as it can alter plans for viewers 🙁

EDITORS NOTE: Not sure what this is referring to since we didn't know the Idol results before they were announced on American Idol, but since it was said we wouldn't post, we want to show we are an equal opportunity blog.

Ev Ching   May 21st, 2009 4:03 pm ET

Biggest Congrats to champ, Kris Allen, an all-around musician, so natural performing with Keith Urban. However, each week, I tuned in to watch Adam Lambert ~ with that "it" factor. Fab/funky fashion, versatile, guy-liner & all. Want to know what his fave performance was and What kind of offers is he getting? Hope it's all good! I enjoyed this season

Mal   May 21st, 2009 5:17 pm ET

I'd first off like to give congrats to both kris and adam. you guys were both great this week and both of you looked like rock stars singing with kiss, queen, keith urban ect. i knew before the results that the both of you are going to be very successful with your careers and i didnt mind who won. my question is for adam. on the show, you sang all different genres of music but once the show and the tour is over, what kind of record will you put out? are you more likely to have a band like chris daughtry or go solo?

xashleyxsharpx   May 21st, 2009 5:40 pm ET

ask Adam if it's true that Kris Allen witnessed to him and helped lead Adam to Christ!

Carolyn Allegro IL Grande   May 21st, 2009 5:46 pm ET

Question for Adam

First, Adam, you are the most talented and exciting contestant to ever appear on american idol. I was very upset at the result. But I am wondering if the contract that the runner up executes could give you more freedom to accept offers perhaps better than what you would have been locked into had you been the winner. Could you please elaborate? Thanks, Carolyn

Melba Espinosa   May 21st, 2009 5:53 pm ET


Be honest are you glad to have lost the finally in order to avoid releasing that God awful song "No boundries"? Sorry Kara but that song did not flatter either Adam nor Kris' voice. Perhaps Danny GoKey should release it only because it may favor his voice instead.


MyMan   May 21st, 2009 5:55 pm ET

I feel like I am missing something, this entry is about Danny, but all the comments are not? I was honestly trying to find forward/backward pages as I thought this might have been one post in a series I was linked to, but I can't.

Danny is a true hero, both true hero's and villains are never recognized as great people in their time, they are both mocked and laughed at... it takes years for people like Danny to impact the public and for people to realize what they have done, what they stood for and what they missed. I do not understand this.

Geneefer   May 21st, 2009 6:01 pm ET

Allison....were you nervous performing right there with Cyndy Lauper? Like you two were so close! You did an excellent job.

I admire all you contestants for your confidence to perform for us, which is such an important part of your success! The sky is limit "idols!" Your talents are amazing...forge ahead with confidence!

Danny   May 21st, 2009 6:02 pm ET

For all the contestants,

Do you think the judges are too much of a focus on Idol? It's interesting that a show about finding a star gives its contestants only 3 minutes of screen time compared to the judges who are slowly introduced, given an inordinate amount of time to critique the performances and are billed as the stars of the show. Do any of you believe you didn't even get a chance to fully present yourself to America due to the time constraints?

Kort   May 21st, 2009 6:03 pm ET

I totally agree with Gayle's comment posted above. I really thought that Adam would win last night. Don't get me wrong, Kris is very talented, but he's been done before. His act and style will get old fast. And like past seasons, the runner-up will get more recognition than the winner. But prove me wrong Kris...

sassy   May 21st, 2009 6:26 pm ET

I'm done with Idol after this fiasco..

Kris is a nice guy and can sing but he is not ADAM

Can you HONESTLY say Kris is the best singer?

I feel bad for him because ever He knew Adam was the better singer

Gayle__   May 21st, 2009 6:26 pm ET

IT'S SO OBVIOUS that Adam Lambert is the most talented EVER on ANY American Idol. Kris won because most people in this country are as boring as he is. Sorry Kris I'm sure you are a nice guy but you are just not that talented or special. There ARE SO MANY PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY WHO CAN SING LIKE YOU!! So what? After about a year we will not be hearing from you–just like that Rubin guy–what's his name? Anyway, I will be buying Adam's CDs as soon as he can put them out or online music whatever he produces I will buy. It takes a lot to impress me and I haven't been this impressed for a long time as I have been by Adam.

Gayle__   May 21st, 2009 6:28 pm ET

Question for Adam: How can we keep up with what you're doing? Please let us know. Do you have a fan club–I want to join. Do you have a website? Twitter? Blog? Adam we need to know how to keep in touch with you!

Rose   May 21st, 2009 6:42 pm ET

Adam Lambert is exceptionally talented. However it "may be" possible that Adam lost due to his sexuality, as he is apparently gay. Kris Allen may have won due to his strong Christian background. Perhaps a large number of votes from his existing Christian fan base was enough to cause the surprise win.

Clay Aiken was popular as a contemporary Christian artist until he confirmed he was gay. This is conjecture (but not absurd) and I hope I am wrong, as that would be the wrong reason for Adam to have lost and for Kris to have won.

Starla   May 21st, 2009 6:44 pm ET

Danny, you are a beautiful person. I was devastated when you were eliminated and yet I know that your career is going to be amazing. I so look forward to your CD but before that the concert! I am 41 but I'm going to the concert to see you!!! Take care and may God bless all you do. By the way, that was such a great performance with you and Lionel Richie–wow what a thrill that must have been!

Desiree   May 21st, 2009 6:56 pm ET

Hey guys I wanted to know if any one has funny stories about each other?

Jacki   May 21st, 2009 6:56 pm ET

I picked Adam from his audition as I saw The "IT" factor in him. He continued to be my favorite all through the season as he was exciting, unpredictable, and truly musically gifted. I live in "Small Town USA", and feel the hype by the media and attention to his sexuality was distracting to appreciating this young man's talents. To me it is so much more important that we love, NOT WHO WE LOVE. I'm a straight middleaged mother of 2 straight 34 and 29 year old young men; who is also a fiercely independent Iowan and I feel ashamed that a truly talented young man could be deprived of an opportunity to solidy his future because conservatives are more concerned about his bedroom preferemces. I'm not taking anything from Kris as he was the winner by America's choice. But, when I go to see Adam on Broadway, or in concert for $150.00 a ticket; I KNOW I will leave thoroughly entertained, waiting for the next chapter in Adam's career.

Vickie   May 21st, 2009 7:04 pm ET

I am a huge fa!! You are gifted with a God giving voice & talents! Do you see that those incredible gifts are from the Lord?

Vickie   May 21st, 2009 7:07 pm ET

Kuddos Kris,
Question- Not being married for very long- is your wife Katy going to be able to travel with you on the tour? Being a known ameircan idol now how does she feel about having to share you with all your fans?

Jonie   May 21st, 2009 7:11 pm ET

Do the idols that have performed so far earn any money? Do all the Idols earn money when they go on the A.I, tour?

Vickie   May 21st, 2009 7:17 pm ET

Believe it or not you have FANS here in Kris's home town! We believe God has given you an incredible voice & an amazing talent.
We cannot wait to see all that God has for you! Kuddos to you for doing a kick awesome job on idol. Cannot wait to attend your rock show concert . WHEN WILL YOU BE LETTING YOUR FANS KNOW OF YOUR FUTURE PLANS?

Jovie   May 21st, 2009 7:21 pm ET

I find it kinda funny how Adam was on top all season and Kris BARELY blending in with the wallpaper just to come out and win, and from what I hear he won by a landslide. Then Danny this morning making a point to thank his fans for doing that for him...."We slaughtered the lamb" they say, wow Danny and his fans are something else, They robbed Adam from what was rightfully his, and what was the reason for this??? Revenge? Hate? Jealousy? It doesnt matter anyway, We will be seeing Danny and Kris on that show...what's it's name? The one which the ugly blond chick and justin from season 1 on the tv guide channel, while the WORLD is rocking to Adam Lambert WORLDWIDE superstar!

Cindy Swanson   May 21st, 2009 8:01 pm ET

What was it really like, living in that mansion together? Did you guys (and girls) really hang out with each other?

Linda   May 21st, 2009 8:11 pm ET


Many of us were in full awe and support of you since the beginning of Season 8, and to see Kris take top prize was not only a major upset but very disappointing. Do you think that the recent blogs regarding your private life, particularly by Perez Hilton, were detrimental to you staying on top as you had for so many weeks up until the last week or so?

Eileen   May 21st, 2009 8:12 pm ET

Hey Adam,
I Just wanted to tell you have a wonderful voice. I also wanted to say noone else could of pulled off a u2 song but u hit on. Great cover of a u2 song. Great Job You will always be my Idol. lOve You.

Gladys Nakhumwa   May 21st, 2009 8:24 pm ET

Shame Adam!it was 2:0am here in Malawi bt i put on the alarm to see u win live...yea,lyk ppo said,@ lst u dnt hv 2 release tht awful song.i love u,gay or not n am lukin 4wad 2 c ur blossoming career.u r stl the most popular n talented idol ever!

maya   May 21st, 2009 8:28 pm ET

to paula:

is she going to go to London this summer to promote her music and other projects?

Gladys Nakhumwa   May 21st, 2009 8:38 pm ET

To Paula
if she had the power to influence results..would she have made Adam the winner?of coz i know simon wouldve said 'yes'.lol

jane   May 21st, 2009 8:46 pm ET

I don't see how naming Kris the American Idol came as surprise. He was in the bottom 3 only once (with Adam), it makes sense he would pick up Gokey's votes, and he has the family (tween) vote. I personally don't think America could've gotten this wrong. It's like comparing Steven Tyler and John Mayer; great in their own respects.

I think that Kris may out sell Adam in downloads & records b/c his voice is more radio friendly. However, Adam will make a boatload more money, b/c awesome groups will want him to tour with them.

Bottom Line – I'd spend $15 in Kris Allen downloads; but I'd spend $50 for ticket where Adam is the opening act.

Rich   May 21st, 2009 8:47 pm ET

This is what's wrong with our "culture" Larry.....Nothing against Danny Gokey, or Kris Allen but we are fighting a war on 2 fronts and our economy is teetering on the brink of a depression.

If Fox is going to support our "pop culture" nation with American Idol......maybe Mr. Rupert Murdoch can start instituting the playing of the "National Anthem" before the show like we do at "sporting events"!!

Gordon   May 21st, 2009 8:50 pm ET

The Idol judges helped Chris win with their open bias for Adam. People of faith were also turned off by Kara's ridiculous comment that Adam was a "Rock God!" Come on... he can sing but he can't walk on water! At the end of the contest it always comes down to a popularity contest and who you connect with. Lets face it, as a whole, America liked the clean cut guy from Arkansas over the mascara screaming rocker from California. God Bless Chris and God Bless America!

Desiree Renaud   May 21st, 2009 9:03 pm ET

Yes, I'd also like to ask Adam: how can we follow you on twitter? I want to know immediately when your CD will be released and when you will go on tour. Thank goodness you auditioned for Idol, or I may have never learned about you! Great decision. It's changed your life – and the lives of your new fans.

Yabash   May 21st, 2009 9:05 pm ET

"They robbed Adam from what was rightfully his".

Don't forget that you vote to keep people on, not to kick them off. So, Kris' fanbase voted for Kris. They didn't conspire to "rob" Adam. It's Adam's fans' responsiblity to vote for Adam and no one else's.

Steve F.   May 21st, 2009 9:06 pm ET

Adam was robbed and the entire country knows it. He only lost because he's probably, maybe, could be gay. And small town conservatives could HAVE that sinner gay win. This is sad and ridiculous. I guess the only reason im not cryng at the injustice of it all is that history proves that the winner of idol does NOT mean you will have the best career. Clay Akien, Jennifer hudson. to name a few. Adam will rock!

Goodluck Adam. I wish you well and ill be at you first concert whereever that may be.

Lawrence   May 21st, 2009 9:11 pm ET

There is a big difference between the Idol audience and the people who buy music and go to concerts. Adam appeals to the people who love music. Kris appealed to a variety of demographics that wont drive success in his music career.

All three of the finalists were great in their own way...but we all know that Adam is the best singer.

Dodie ~ California   May 21st, 2009 9:12 pm ET

Ask JJ what is the problem with California?

Dodie ~ California   May 21st, 2009 9:12 pm ET

((( Larry, sorry but this is a long blog)))

All of the blogs above are correct. We, the middle class, are being squashed between the huge illegal population who have large families, filling up our prisons and are knowledgeable about using our resources; and the top government and corporate executives that continue to rake and strip all the natural resources for every bit of money they can grab!

((( A democracy will only work if EVERYONE contributes. ))

When you have 25% of the population sucking everything they can anywhere from general fund monies to welfare, to drug & alcohol treatments, to wanting the government to pay for their housing, kids, educations, who are in jail and in prison… on and on and on… none of which pay ANY TAXES…. Then you have the blood sucking top executives of corporations and local governments grabbing every dollar they can get their hands on… what do you expect???

I work for the local government for 25 years. I see everything that goes on. I see many people who cannot speak ONE WORD OF ENGLISH gathering medical and welfare for the huge families. I also see our government top executives, adding an additional 5% to their salaries even though they have laid-off nearly 400 social workers. Our local government is as corrupt as the corporations.

Who is being crushed are those who go to work on a daily basis, pay their taxes and are responsible. I am in that group of people, and I see this group dwindling. So as long as more people are having their hands out than contribute, California will continue to be a mess and ultimately will end up like the 3rd world.


Full investigation of every government level operating in California and remove “perks” for those at the top.
Full investigation of every welfare, medical, SSI, SSDI, low income housing claim
Deport every illegal person.
No tax credit for large families
Any family with more than 4 children will be charged additional taxes.
No Welfare for any woman with more than 2 children.
Prisoners in prison must work for their prison stay.
0 tolerance for gang members

If we do not increase people contributions and decrease corruption, nothing will change and California will go down in flames!!! The system is faulty!

katie   May 21st, 2009 9:26 pm ET

i really think danny gokey when he makes his album i pray to god that he makes music videos too. and he would be very famous like jenifer hudson i love jenifer hudson she is a great singer.

Diane   May 21st, 2009 9:29 pm ET

I have been an Idol fan from the very beginning I actually got a DVR
so I could watch every episode but after last night I don't think that
I could watch it anymore. I am so upset that Adam didn't win he was obviously one of the best if not the best contestant ever on A.I. and I feel that he was robbed of the title. I also feel that he will become much more famous and outsell more records than Kris. I think that Kris will soon be forgotten while Adam will go on forever as a true artist.

Mary   May 21st, 2009 9:35 pm ET

Danny was my favourite since day 1. I was disappointed when he was voted off, but not dicouraged as I know we will be hearing and hopefully seeing him in the near future. I only wish him all the best and good luck with his career. I will definitely be lining up at the record stores for his c.d.

Rowell Agustin   May 21st, 2009 9:38 pm ET

Hello Larry. I am Rowell from the Philippines. This is my take on this season's idol finale. Kris is undoubtedly the most likely to win as early as top three (3) due to the following issues: firstly, AI is showbusiness and the same is synonymous with the catch all phrase 'show me the money' and of the three Allen proves to be more marketable; secondly, the issue hanging 'bout Lambert's sexuality may prove to be risky if he wins and at this point in time the producers can't afford to take any risk; thirdly, Gokey should not blame himself nor his choice of song during the top three since i knew that he will be eliminated since he resembles and sounds like David Cook. well, there is nothing wrong with that BUT in showbusiness, to really make money, unless COOK is uber phenomenal, then there should only one COOK in the business to really sustain the people's thirst for him.

Ther, that's my take on this matter. Please extend my congratulations to all, by far, the show's finale is the best so far.

P.S. Please tell them to follow me on twitter, that will surely make my day!

Lea   May 21st, 2009 9:38 pm ET

I am so so disapointed...I cannot remember the winner's name nor voice...I cannot forget Adam Lambert's performances – I cannot get enough of Adam's Stones song: Satisfaction. America voted!!!
America voted twice for Bush!!! ... therefore I should not be so surprised. I guess America was/is not ready for Adam xtraordinary avant-gardiste talent!!! Adam: you are my idol ... And if voting would have being xtended outside the US... Adam would have have Won.
Lea – World citizen

Diane   May 21st, 2009 9:39 pm ET

My question is for Adam: do you already have a record contract?
If not I'm sure you will get one soon and I can't wait. I'm a huge fan
and was very disappointed that you didn't win. You made the season so exciting not knowing each week what you were going to do next.
I will miss that , but I will look forward to you making your own music in the future. Rock On adam, your Awesome!!!

Lindy Atoms   May 21st, 2009 9:41 pm ET


Do you have any plans to start a rock and roll band, or have you been approached by any bands who need a terrific singer like you?


Betty   May 21st, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Hi Adam,

I was wondering....since you're not the next american idol, would you consider becoming the next Elvis Presley ?

B.O. from Bermuda

rachel   May 21st, 2009 9:43 pm ET

of course in the first two questions of the interview danny gokey would figure out how to turn the topic of conversation to himself. if nothing else, i'm thrilled this guy didn't win. smugness will only take you so far.

jim   May 21st, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Could the answer as to why Kris won be right before our eyes? Maybe it has something to do with the fact that he was the more popular and received more votes. Might it be as simple as that?

Carol Goldberg   May 21st, 2009 9:44 pm ET

There are a thousand Kris Allens, but only one Adam Lambert. I am 63, as is my best friend, and my sister is 67. You remind us of our teenage rebellion when we first discovered Elvis (and our parents hated him) , civil rights, then the Beatles, Woodstock, Anti-war protests, and most recently campaigning for Obama. You are uniquely gifted and special. Andby the way we all loved Ring of Fire! Let us know how we can follow your career. We will all be buying your CD's , paying however much we have to to see you in concert. We are going through withdrawal at not seeing you every week. My sister wants to quit her job and become an Adam groupie and follow you from concert to concert. Rock on – you are one hot babe whichever team you play for. Love your forever.

scott   May 21st, 2009 9:46 pm ET

as the winner, is kris required to sign a recording or management deal with show's producers? what about the runner up? is adam a free agent now?

grace   May 21st, 2009 9:46 pm ET

I don't understand why does it matter who is no. 1 or no 2, they
are both good in their ow n way. I mean Kris and Adam.

I have been a Clay Aiken fan since Idol 2 and I had dropped out
from his fandom last year. Because of his personal life.

So I am so glad I have Danny Gokey and Kris to choose from .

I voted only when it was down to the last 3 . I of course voted for
Danny as I like his voice. He didn't perform so well in certain
weeks. But on the whole I liked his performances. I just wish
he would be like Clay IAiken not to wear glasses during the show.
He would have won more votes. Actually my Clay fan friend also
voted for Danny. And when it down to the last two. We both
voted for Kris.

I don't think I will ever buy a CD or download anything from Adam
as I don't llike rock music.

Good luck to you Danny!

jim tibbets   May 21st, 2009 9:47 pm ET

All the finalists were great in their own styles but i do believe the best man won.Danny was so very good and Kris was great and Adam sure could rock but i am sure Adams being gay cost him a lot of votes.Anyway i think the best man won.

mary anne -- palo alto, ca   May 21st, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I've had a sneaking suspicion for a few years now that the public picks a winner who needs the help to be successful. Obviously Adam will be a huge star no matter what and doesn't need the Idol title. Kris is really good but so low key I think he needs the title to get the attention and career he deserves. I still think Danny is the one who will go the farthest. Another thought: is the second-place finisher in better shape ultimately because he isn't emcumbered with the contracts and restrictions of the winner? Adam will be a big star and can name his terms whereas Kris has to take the Idol winner deal.

Toni Bracey   May 21st, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Adam Lambert is the best singer ever to appear on American Idol. Kris will be long forgotten i n a few months, his voice is ordinary at best. I predict a fantastic career for Adam, a truly incredible talent!

Shelley Carl   May 21st, 2009 9:54 pm ET

I would like for Kris Allen to tell us about the influence of Chi Alpha on his life. Was he aware of the support he had from Chi Alpha college students around the world?
Thank you,
Shelley, JAPAN

sandi   May 21st, 2009 9:58 pm ET

Kris won because he is the complete package. He has a great voice, can play many instruments and his music reaches a larger audience.
Congratulations Kris, you deserved the win and don't ever doubt this.

Terry, TX   May 21st, 2009 10:00 pm ET

The right person won....because the voters called is refreshing..

Noelle   May 21st, 2009 10:00 pm ET

I hope that you don't take all of these rude comments to heart. You seem very sincere to me, and I was very sad when you were voted off the show. I know you will accomplish great things... especially in honor of your sweet Sophia. God bless you in all of your endeavors.

Sarah   May 21st, 2009 10:02 pm ET

Adam or Kris? I can honestly say that the final night, Adam performed his very best, and Kris-kind of lackluster. But, by then, all the votes had been placed and the winner decided. That's "American Idol" period. That's how it works and, unless they change the format, how it will always work. It's the publics decision, except for the judges vote that they decided to instigate this year. I wish them, and for that matter the final 4, the very best. I think the American Idol will have an initial "leg up", but then it all shakes out and through the years after the final show, former contestants find their niche or not. By the way, the final show rocked...ALL of it!

Judy   May 21st, 2009 10:04 pm ET

People being offended by Kara using the term "rock god" for Adam is just silly. If Christianscannot tolerate a term like that as it offends their concept of God then those Christians shouldn't be watcing American Idol in the first place. After all it is against the Christian religion to worship false gods or to have Idols. If you want to get literal and feel it's an affront to your religious view point to use certain terms then remember the word and concept of having an Idol is strictly speaking against Christian doctrine. So what were all the conservative Christians doing in watching and even being a contestant on a show that will declare someone an "Idol". If it's not their thing they should just stay away.

Wendy   May 21st, 2009 10:07 pm ET

I'm a huge AI fan but what does it say about us when only 27% of the voters in California cast ballots Tues. to try to change the financial woes of the state and 100 million cast votes nationwide for Kris or Adam?

Christine   May 21st, 2009 10:08 pm ET

I was shocked at the results last night. I was honestly pulling for Danny, but Kris was my 2nd choice.

My question/comment is that Adam is such a professional. It seemed to me and others I have talked to that Adam had more professional experence than the other contestants. It seemed he didn't belong in the competetion. Like a professional in a amature competteion. Did any of the contestants or Adam himself feel this way? (no knocks to totally ROCK!!)

anna from ohio   May 21st, 2009 10:09 pm ET

How does it feel knowing ADAM was the true winner.Adam was the best ever!!!!! But, honestly ADAM will be the biggest star to ever come off that show.

Jim   May 21st, 2009 10:11 pm ET


Was there any special training you received to be able to sing in falcetto with such power?

P.S. You are a SUPERSTAR already.

John from Texas   May 21st, 2009 10:11 pm ET

What was the final vote breakdown and do you think there should be a way to limit votes to one vote per phone number?

Lisa Farsadi   May 21st, 2009 10:11 pm ET

Adam – you changed the landscape of the American Idol competition. Love you!!! Are you in talks about going on tour with Queen?

Sandra Powis   May 21st, 2009 10:13 pm ET

Adam...You were AWESOME!!! I can't wait to buy your CDs and see you perform live!! My question is..."What kind of eyeliner do you use" You make it look fantastic!

anna from ohio   May 21st, 2009 10:13 pm ET


Nick   May 21st, 2009 10:14 pm ET

They need to change the voting system on Idol. Leaving it to the popular vote of the masses leaves a lot of room for lets say "indiscretions" to occur. Why do you think the founding fathers of this country did not leave the actual election of the president to the popular vote of the people. They had the foresight to set up the "electoral" vote in conjunction with the popular vote.
Idol needs to set up a cumulative voting system the scores and counts the results for each weeks performance and adds them to the "finals" score to determine the winner. You know like in school where your grade is determined by adding up all your scores on each test and quiz and the final test. Or at least give the the "judges" an actual role in picking and determining the winner.

Cee   May 21st, 2009 10:17 pm ET

The finale show was awessme! The seasoned artist with the newbys was excellent. Add a few more seasoned/newby pairs from all music styles and you have a Multi Million tour that the whole family can enjoy together. I thought Prince appearance on Idol was the greatest surprise, last night show left me saying WOW!

Barb   May 21st, 2009 10:21 pm ET

I cannot wait until you release your first CD. Keep it real and do not dispair over this loss; in many ways it was a victory in that you and Kris showed that you were united at the end. This sent a great measage to our youth and those who insist on making somehting negative out of this out come. Thanks to the entire group for the great music and reminding us how blessed we are in this country. I get goose bumps of pride when I think of your talent and the talent of those you shared the stage with these past weeks. I have tickets to your show this summer and I am looking very forward to seeing you all.

Anna   May 21st, 2009 10:24 pm ET

I am one of your biggest fans. I even did a report on you. Is there anything you can tell us, about if you are getting a record deal? By the way, your cute!!!!!!!!!!!

Rodolfo Martinez   May 21st, 2009 10:24 pm ET

It would truly be a pleasure meeting with you. I also have a son that I have not seen for 15 years.Once again I was sad to hear Honorable Judy, not mention Hispanic or Mexican-American, instead mention Jewish individuals, African- American individuals even though there are more legal Hispanic or Mexican American in the U.S.,and we have been awarded more Medal of Honor, that give us americans a right to say what we want, in are believes. Question: What would Honorable Judge Judy, like to see in the next Supreme Count Judge.

nick   May 21st, 2009 10:24 pm ET

Kris, how did you feel about the judges' reactions to your victory?

Linda Bethune   May 21st, 2009 10:25 pm ET

It's obvious that Adam's fans are upset. However, it is also obvious that there were not enough of them to bring him to the title. Why they are bringing up his sexual preference as an excuse for his losing is beyond me. Adam was good but hardly versatile. Doesn't anyone remember that catastrophic performance on "country music" night. Please. He is a rocker, with a few soft moments, but a head-banging rocker indeed. His concerts will be quite predicabIe and quite similar to KISS–tongue and all. I believe that America truly did get this one right based on versatility, musicality [guitar and piano], likability, and humility. Kris is most definitely an American Idol and a true role model for the next generation as is Danny. Adam will be a role model in his own right and I wish him success; but enough with the "left" – "right" excuses. You are not doing Adam any favours. There just weren't enough of you to conquer the likeability and talent of Kris. CONGRATULATIONS, KRIS!!

Cathy   May 21st, 2009 10:26 pm ET

I have been disappointed several times with the final result on AI.
Last night was the hardest for me as I could feel that Kris thought he didn't deserve to win.

Kris-you deserve it! I voted for Adam but, apparently, more people voted for you. I also think you are fantastic and have the potential of a bright future. Surround yourself with the right people-it's important.

As for you, Adam, I join the many. many others that have become your fans for life. I will be watching for you and, yes! I will pay to hear you, both live and recorded. You are a rare and tremendous talent.

I am also impressed with your apparent humility and unselfishness. I paid attention as you applauded other people's successes and could tell you truly felt happy. Your kindness, maturity and composure just add to your appeal. May your character continue to hold steadfast as it will be tested!

Danny- you are a fun and talented guy. I loved to hear you tell us about laughing out loud when you listened to your "Dream On" playback. What a hoot!! I love a person who can laugh at himself. Best of luck to you.

Donna Lampkins   May 21st, 2009 10:26 pm ET

This is for Adam Lambert. There hasn't been an entertainer with as much appeal and talent since Michael Jackson.I wish you the best and can't wait for your first recording.

Lisa A   May 21st, 2009 10:29 pm ET

Danny was my personal favorite! He is so sincere and sets such a terrific example of how to take a painful experience, work through it and find positive. How much better the world would be if we would not dwell on the painful and wrongs in our lives. I'm excited to hear more about this foundation.
I think Kris was more relatable than Danny. If you look at the stand-outs with Idol, does any one match Carrie All -American. This discribes Kris too! The right choice for America won!!!

carla mason   May 21st, 2009 10:30 pm ET

Larry a 2 part question... Do you have a say in who your quests are?
and Did you ever interview a difficult quest and wish you hadn't If so
(we would love to know WHO but it can be your secert)

If your book is half as good as Barbarb's it will be a winner.
Love your SHOW and watch it all the time

A big fan

wondering   May 21st, 2009 10:32 pm ET

I was sucked into AI this season to root for the local boy. However when voting for him during the final three, I got a lot of "dead" air and busy signals. This happened to two other people I know who also voted, one who was going back & forth voting between Danny & Kris. She said she never got "dead air" or busy signals when dialing Kris' number.

Just out of curiosity, did that happen for anyone voting for Adam last night? hmmm.... no sour grapes – all three were very talented and any one deserved to win. I just wonder how much of America really made the decision.

Lisa N.   May 21st, 2009 10:34 pm ET

You are truly an amazing young man. Not only talented, but handsome and caring. Your demeanor during the Idol season was that of a gentleman and a true professional. I voted for you so many times each week that I thought my fingers would fall off. In addition to your amazing talent, you immensely resemble my very handsome 25 year old son. In my opinion, you are the most gifted artist ever to appear on American Idol. I'm not even sure I'll be able to continue to watch the show as Idol has lost all credibility with the results of season 8. You as the AmericanIdol would have brought relevancy to the show.
Thank you for setting the bar so high that you encouraged all of the contestants to aim higher!!!!!! You're the best! God bless!

Dave from Maryland   May 21st, 2009 10:37 pm ET

All of you should get a life....... The "competition" results are based upon votes from the American Public... No where else... No one was robbed.... It is just a reflection of who likes who the most..... It really doesnt have a whole lot to do with who is most deserving... We all have our own opinions and there are as different as we are...
Just enjoy that we got to see alot of talented kids jump start their careers..... Kudos to the American Idol creators for such a great idea... I will continue to watch and enjoy

John   May 21st, 2009 10:37 pm ET

Do the 4 judges on AI really hear your song choice and arrangement for the first time when the viewers do, and if so do the producers isolate the contestants from all the crew during the entire week so nothing leaks? I find this orchestration a little hard to believe.

anna from ohio   May 21st, 2009 10:38 pm ET

ADAM-Please hurry up and come out with a album quick i can not wait for all those KRIS voters to see what a huge mistake they made when their choice fails at sales.Once again thank-you for sharing your voice,talent and sexy moves to the world.I LOVE U 4-EVER!!!

joan   May 21st, 2009 10:44 pm ET

Adam Lambert brought something to American Idol that no one has ever done and whether you agree or not without him on the show it would have been boring....imagine week after week with the likes of Kris and Danny....two parallel voices whose songs always sound the same....Adam, I don't doubt that you will have the biggest career of any Idol performer ever....and deservedly so....I hope the little tweens of this world are happy with what's his name.....undoubtedly the biggest upset in AI history....

Debbie   May 21st, 2009 10:45 pm ET

I was voting throughout the season for Adam, Danny and Allison. Kris was my personal fourth. Be that as it may, I expect to see all four successfully making careers and several of the others following suit.. And I know that Kris has the same artistic skills Adam has for arrangements and suspect both have excellent composition skills. It is likely both will produce as well as sing for years to come.
Danny is showing similar talents and skills and will likely be targeted at music lovers outside my own preferences but he is going to be there.
Allison has an amazing voice, is smart and hopefully will avoid the worst pitfalls of young stardom to become a smashing success as an artist and as a young woman.
While I was a little disappointed that Kris won, in the end it doesn't matter. The door opened for all 13 of these people, now it is up to them to walk through it and take advantage of that opportunity to the fullest! And it is up to the rest of us to decide who to buy and to who not to buy for whatever biased (read opinions) reasons we have for the art choices we make for ourselves. Kudos to all our Idols for a job well done this season and wishing you wonderful success personally and professionally in the future.

Gayle__   May 21st, 2009 10:50 pm ET

To all of Adam's fans–Let's make Adam NUMBER 1 on the record charts as soon as his music comes out. I've already downloaded his album from itunes. You should too! Show them who the real American Idol is!

sandi from san diego   May 21st, 2009 10:51 pm ET

Danny you are a class act and I love your vocals and your positive attitude. I'm positive we will be hearing your wonderful music for a long time to come.

Steven   May 21st, 2009 10:52 pm ET

Danny, you are a true inspiration. Will you put a gospel song on your album?

Sue   May 21st, 2009 10:54 pm ET

Question to all the idols...............Are you all pain while you are on tour and if so what are you all paid? Do you all get paid the same?

Patricia Marn   May 21st, 2009 10:54 pm ET

I've been watching American Idol since day one. I'm 65 and sure wish we had something great back then other than Ted Mac Amature hour or Ed Sullivan.haha

I'm from San Diego and I must say watching Idol this year, last night was a horrible disappointment picking Kris Allen instead of Adam Lampert. Mind you, Kris was good at playing his guitar, the piano and singing BUT he didn't have the personality, the charm, the showmanship nor the Voice and style that Adam did. Adam would dress not only in todays styles BUT he would wear a suit now and then that won alot of hearts and respect. It was nice to see a handsome man, wear a nice looking suit and so handsome like an Elvis Presley. He just knew how to present himself with class, polished and professional and alot of charm. He never got boring.

Kris has a nice voice BUT no real great charisma, personality or shows alot of charm. I happened to watch him this morning getting out of a limo and his complaint was, he was very tired, not enough sleep, he needed coffee so the interviewer went and got it for him. He was dressed so poorly and nothing to help all the young ones who voted for him, to help them set goals. He looks and dresses like everyone else. He doesn't hold a style of his own.

Kris dressed poorly alot in the show but Adam, just knew how to present himself with wardrobe, style and class. Yes, he may have studied theater, played professionally once in awhile BUT he presented Americans to dress up once in awhile with his great personality, charm and great voice and style.

I'm sure, they'll both do well and I pray they do but I think alot of the young kids voted for Kris when they all dress like him today. THey have no other goals to set as with Adam, they did. Dress up now and then and smile.

I'm not being mean but I feel the judges knew what they were talking about along with others. Also, I was told Adam was gay and this may have stopped him from American Idol. I'd say, this is his business if he is, it is a way of life today But he isn't hurting anyone and we aren't judging his sex life. Were judging HIM as a great entertainer.

I pray they all do very well BUT a big mistake on judging the real winner.

God Bless,

Ellen Ravenel   May 21st, 2009 10:58 pm ET

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being true to yourself and your art – you have single-handedly raised music from the dead zone of mediocrity!! My husband and I downloaded every one of your videos and watch them over and over – blown away by your immense talent and touched by the passion and emotion you exude When can we buy your first CD??? – Soon, please – We will buy everything you do and everyone we know is saying the same thing – we believe we have witnessed the birth of a mega-superstar – Can't wait to see you in live concerts too!!

Debbie   May 21st, 2009 11:02 pm ET

Danny – Are you ready to find love again?

Janice   May 21st, 2009 11:10 pm ET

Adam, please do something right away after the American Idol tour. You kept me entertained every Tuesday night of this season, I will miss you too much!!!!!

Eric   May 21st, 2009 11:11 pm ET

It is socially disturbing to see how serious people take this reality show. American culture is laughable. A competition is a competition. There can only be one winner, and the American Idol voters made their decision. All the backlash happening after the fact is insanity and psychotic.

jamie Lloyd   May 21st, 2009 11:19 pm ET

Danny were you a full time worship leader at your church or did you work another job too? You are a masterclass and a great dancer!

Suzanne   May 21st, 2009 11:24 pm ET


I loved Danny from day 1, he is so adorable and touches my
heart everytime he sings, he will have an incredible career, I cannot wait to buy your CD.
Danny you will always be the American Idol to me.

God Bless

Sharise Moore   May 21st, 2009 11:29 pm ET

How long are the idols under contract with AI?

Trish   May 21st, 2009 11:31 pm ET

Suzy Latham, you are out of your mind. Danny Gokey – insincere? What kind of people do you have in your life?! You could only hope to have someone who is of the caliber of Danny Gokey! For thousands of us, OUR American Idol. Good God almighty, Girl, swallow something – like coffee – and wake UP! I am actually laughing. Gokey. Insincere. That's like saying Kris Allen actually deserved to win. NOT.

Perry from Canada   May 21st, 2009 11:37 pm ET

Question for Adam:

You seemed to be the odds on favorite all season with your astonishing performances. You added theatrical and rock elements to those performances that were very common to music acts of the 70s and 80s and viewers loved it!! It has been speculated that possibly your showmanship made you too edgy for the safe American Idol image, and that hurt you in the end. Do you think it did?

Also, you seemed to be equally at home in each of the musical genres (except country music) you tackled each week. Do you think that it made it harder for voters to quantify what kind of album you would create? What kind of music do you prefer? Rock? R&B?

marcus   May 21st, 2009 11:39 pm ET

Gayle on comment below says everything that needs to be said!!

Care   May 21st, 2009 11:41 pm ET

First I want to say "Hi" to all of you! This was by far my favorite season! My question is this. Do you guys think it would benefit American Idol to (As done with other successful reality shows) limit the number of votes people can make?

Audree   May 21st, 2009 11:42 pm ET

My question is for Adam, Have any bands contacted you about being a frontman and now that it is over when will you put out an album.

cindy   May 21st, 2009 11:44 pm ET

I think adam lost because, number one is a screamer, which became very annoying after a while. Every song was a scream. And secondly, I cannot see him doing much other than being on broadway or the like which is where he is now. If he was that good, someone would have found him by now. Danny Gokey was correct, you either loved adam or were stuck between Kris and Danny. The show where Danny was let go, they said the votes between the top two were really close. Danny's votes went to Kris. And they were and are well deserved votes. Kris earned the title of American Idol.

molly   May 21st, 2009 11:44 pm ET

Have you noticed that California is complacent about backing their American Idols.?..Both Adam and Katharine McPhee...each one from California....each one so talented and so beautiful to look at !!! Each one really should have won. Each one deserved to be the American Idol. .As a Christian, I was thankful to see Kris and Danny with their wholesome attitudes represented on American Idol and hope they will continue to be role models and have great success. HOWEVER, i voted for Adam because in my opinion he was so far ahead of anyone else in the competition, talent wise. Besides that, Adam, your smile may be the most captivating one I've ever seen !!!

Laura V-B   May 21st, 2009 11:45 pm ET

Last night's finale results on AI really surprised me. Personally, I voted for
Adam, Allison, Danny, and Kris while they were all still on. I really believed, and still do, that the last two standing should have been Adam and Allison. Their talent, uniqueness, and sincere demeanors had me at "hello." All that said, America voted and Kris was the winner. No matter who everybody believed "should have" won, I find it ugly and thoughtless to put down Kris (and/or Danny), like I have seen in so many comments on here. Why punish the performers with thoughtless, cheap blows? They all worked hard to get as far as they did, and deserve respect and congratulations. Grow up! Weren't you ever taught to "be nice?"

hugh ~ california   May 21st, 2009 11:48 pm ET

Kris earned the title of American Idol, since most of his votes came from young girls. Congradulations Kris Allen!

anna from ohio   May 21st, 2009 11:50 pm ET

KRIS-Was it the producers or yourself to hide your wife from the camera's so you would get the teeny-boppers vote?Because last night was the first time i even saw her because i only saw your parents in the audience through out the show.Enjoy that trophy they gave you cuz that is all you are going to have because ADAM is going to SMASH you with his voice and he will be bigger star then you ever will be.Sorry if the truth hurts.

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JKCB   May 21st, 2009 11:58 pm ET

Adam, did Bryan May & Roger Taylor discuss any prospects of working with you? While I understand that even if they did, you would probably be required to by coy about it, please give us a glimmer of hope. We have been fantasizing about it all season. I love Paul Rogers as much as the next guy, but seriously... those guys, and you? Oh yeah. Y'feelin me dawg? For you, for me, for Queen to extend an offer for you, that would be brilliant. You'll save every one of us! Every man, every woman, every child! You've spread your wings, now fly away.

hugh ~ california   May 22nd, 2009 12:03 am ET

Adam is The American Idol! I don't care how the votes ended. No, I'm changing my mind–I demand a recount!

teri   May 22nd, 2009 12:09 am ET

I'm 53 years old. I love Adam and I don't care who he sleeps with. Get over it. Adam, you made me feel sexy and young again watching you in all your cool clothes, make-up and all. You are beautiful. I;m proud of you like I am my own children.

anna from ohio   May 22nd, 2009 12:17 am ET


Helen   May 22nd, 2009 12:20 am ET

This is my first time to open up LK's blogs, so of course this is my first time to comment. I am a 75 year old widow and would like to tell you that CNN's news programs, Larry King, AC360 have been my daily company since my husband of 50 years died 4 years ago. I have been entertained by the seasonal shows, American Idol and Dancing with the Stars and along with all of these commentators, announcers, journalists, MC's, seem like family and friends to me especially in the lonely evening hours.


Nora Cooper   May 22nd, 2009 12:28 am ET

I supported you all the way from the first time the top ten was announced. I don't like all the prelims they do–my time is more valuable than that. You remind me of a young Elton John but you are more talented. It bothered me that Simon, Randy and Kara are so bias to their way of thinking–there should be no partciality shown at all during the entire episode and it happens season after season–I may agree with their choice but it isn't right. Adam was definitely talented but he was too much of a rocker and did not represent the American Idol that we have come to expect. You will definitely be a celebrity and a idol to many of us–the top four were all "winners" and have great careers in store without a doubt. God Bless!

Loretta ortiz   May 22nd, 2009 12:32 am ET

Dear Judge Judy,

i love your show i am a big fan of yours i think your a honest person but i disagree what you said about the foot player that owned all of his pitbull on his mansion there are all kinds of criminals he is no different from them i am a animal lover i own many pets but what he did to them makes me sick to my stomach i dont care who you are nobody should abuse animals that way and i do not feel that he deserve his career back cause he's made no apology at this time to the public and i am sorry i do believe that everybody dose deserve a second chance but what i have scene in the public eye he has said nothing maybe i am wrong but that is one thing i want to see an apology and then i will look at him differently.[ "AS LONG AS HE DONT REPEAT LIKE MICHEAL JACKSON"]
thank you very much,

Loretta Ortiz

Spanky   May 22nd, 2009 12:33 am ET

Looks like Danny is the victor in the end. I also feel like I'm a winner as well being so fortunate to have him share his talents with those of us that enjoy his soulfulness.

Hurry up with your CD, Danny!

Helen   May 22nd, 2009 12:37 am ET

This is my first time to open up LK's blogs, so of course this is my first time to comment. I am a 75 year old widow and would like to tell you that CNN's news programs, Larry King, AC360 have been my daily company since my husband of 50 years died 4 years ago. I have been entertained by the seasonal shows, American Idol and Dancing with the Stars and along with all of these commentators, announcers, journalists, MC's, seem like family and friends to me especially in the lonely evening hours.

I have enjoyed reading all of the above comments even if many of them are not my reactions or life experiences. I think it is wonderful to have the opportunity to read others thoughts and reactions.



Thanks CNN for this opportunity to comment. I will be watching many of your programs throughout the rest of my life..your network has been a big part of both my deceased husband's and my life for many years.

Alex   May 22nd, 2009 12:39 am ET

This ending is nothing new with American Idol. We've seen this same crap before (i.e. Latoya London getting booted in favor of a far inferior contestant a few seasons ago). I was actually DUMB enough to think it wouldn't happen again. There is no way Kris Allen possesses the talent of Adam Lambert. I suspect Adam's semi-professional background caught up with him and Simon got pissed. Just another example of Simon Cowell's second class show. I think I'm convinced to finally just turn that show off for good! But I do wish Adam, Danny and Kris (and thats the order it should have ended up with) the best in their future careers.

Artie   May 22nd, 2009 12:44 am ET

Question for Adam & Kris:

All season long, you were able to rearrange the songs into whatever suited your style, but it seemed you were both forced to do the same arrangement of the finale song, "No Boundaries." Considering that the judges want you to be your own "artist," why was this so? and would you have liked to rearrange it?

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Barbara   May 22nd, 2009 12:55 am ET

Danny Gokey should have won!!! but Kris Allen was the next best choice to me. Kris can sing. When Adam "SINGS" he is great, but there was too much screaming and after the judges made a big deal of him screaming for a long duration he seemed to stop singing anything that really showed his great voice and only screamed with his tongue hanging out.

Deja Alexandrino   May 22nd, 2009 1:01 am ET

To Adam: For me you are mixture of Elvis Presley and Axl Rose.I can't wait to watch you sing in your way some of their songs. And heads up: I'm going to start your Brazilian fan Club! Love, Deja.( San Diego Brazilian community)

Belinda   May 22nd, 2009 1:01 am ET

1. It appears again the wrong person won AI – not the most talented but the politcally correct person. The contestants become close on the show, but why are they so reluctant to tell the truth about who should win.

2. Kris there were stories about the conflicts between you and Adam; are they true?

3. Danny you were my favorite from the beginning. Do you think by saying that because of your Christian background and telling fans you and Kris that were the same, did you cost Adam his true victory?

Lisa   May 22nd, 2009 1:06 am ET

Question for the judges – there are many American Idol winners that we now hear very little of or, in some cases, nothing at all. Does Kris have staying power? Adam seems to have a kind of star quality that leads to long-term success. I was honestly very surprised by the results and wonder if Kris has what it takes to remain on the scene long-term. What do you think?

anna from ohio   May 22nd, 2009 1:13 am ET

DANNY-You were ok for me just ok on watching you on IDOL but now i do not care for you now(sorry about your wife) but you come off so aragont in your interviews you actualy thought you were going to win didn't you.You knew KRIS would win come on were you stuck in a sound proof room when ADAM was singing on stage? What has this show come to dilusional people picking a person who is just ok compared to ADAM this is very hard for me accept.ADAM is the BEST EVER,EVER accept it!!!

Ty Hampton   May 22nd, 2009 1:14 am ET

Chris, do you think after taking the title, and now having the immediate fame that an idol winner gets, that you will eventually lose your humble attitude and forget where you came from, or do you think even with all the fame, you will remain down to earth, grounded, personable, and humble, giving credit to others and your Creator? And if the answer is the latter which I'm sure you will say, what measures are you going to take in order to not lose that boy next door, humble, down to earth attitude that a lot of people fell in love with. The reason I ask is because fame can do crazy things to even the best of them, when they let it go to their head. Congratulations! I wish you the best from a fellow Arkansan.

R Campagna   May 22nd, 2009 1:19 am ET

I haven't read all the posts on this topic, but I feel all is well with IDOL – there was a lot of talent on the show this year. Kris Allen was quite artistic in his performances most of the time as was Adam Lambert – just different styles. Allen is American style, and in contrast I must add that Adam Lambert is more than an American Idol – I, without reservation, believe he is a global/international sized star that will go on to do great things now that he has had proper exposure! I think he is exceptional...

Ty Hampton   May 22nd, 2009 1:20 am ET

There's been talk that you led church in singing on Sundays and that you are a Christian. What is your faith, how strong is it, and are you going to use your platform to try to be a strong witness for Christ or will you keep it under raps and not talk about it much, for fear that letting it be known, could hurt your pop career?

Reagan   May 22nd, 2009 1:30 am ET

I would like to ask Danny to explain the statement he made to Michael Sarver "I love you in the right--Godly way".

anna from ohio   May 22nd, 2009 1:31 am ET


Reagan   May 22nd, 2009 1:32 am ET

To Kris: Do you honestly believe you outsang Adam at any point in the competition?

Dan Flores   May 22nd, 2009 1:36 am ET

I think the best performer one. Krs Allen feels music and interprets music. Adam Lambert was ok but he just tried to be theatricle about everything. He tried to make everything extremely different. I think Adam would be awesome back on broadway or where he could put just as much emphasis on dressing up as he does on music. But with Kris, it is all about music. He doesn't have to dress up and just try to be strange. I thought Adam was a very gracious and kind loser even though I felt the best man won.

Deb Richardson   May 22nd, 2009 1:36 am ET

Chris vs. Adam? Why does everyone look at what happened this way? They are both wonderful singers and performers. I myself prefer Chris as I prefer his way of presentation more. I just could not get into Adam's way of screaming songs. Please understand I think he is brilliant as a performer and will find fame and fortune in his very near future! I wish them both luck as they go forward...they are so young and fame has a way of eating her young! God bless you both! Rock on!!!

Reagan   May 22nd, 2009 1:36 am ET

To Adam: You are clearly too talented and too cutting edge for American Idol, many Kris fans complained it became a show all about you. Did any of the other contestants show the same kind of jealousy as the Kris fans did?

Debra Cappellani   May 22nd, 2009 1:39 am ET

As, the show progresses from week to week, the contestants look more polished and professional. Does someone recommend these changes i.e. hair extensions, more tasteful clothing, etc. and who covers the cost? Do you get to keep all of the new clothing you wear on the show? I don't imagine Simon pays for any of it.

Juanita   May 22nd, 2009 1:39 am ET



Deb Richardson   May 22nd, 2009 1:39 am ET

To Anna from Ohio...
AI does not decide – America decides, remember?

Lisa   May 22nd, 2009 1:48 am ET

My questions are for all the Idols. How soon will the rehearsals start in preparation for the summer tour? Will you all be learning new songs to perform along with the season favorites? Finally, what aspect of touring are you most looking forward to?

Eve   May 22nd, 2009 1:49 am ET

Some folks are complaining that this article was about Danny, but the comments are mostly for Adam . . . that is because other than the empathetic backstory, Danny doesn't feel real. He comes across as goofy, awkward, uncomfortable in his skin and somewhat arrogant. He seems to have an inflated opinion of his own abilities. I have nothing against him, but that's just what I saw. Kris has a bit less talent than Danny, but absolutely no arrogance whatsoever. If anyone had to win over Adam's sheer talent, I am glad it was Kris because you can't help but like the man's gentle, self-effacing demeanor, even if his singing leaves somewhat to be desired. It will be a nice thing for him to have his 15 minutes of fame.

Adam was fortunate to have an opportunity for his name to become a global buzzword by competing on AI. It was a very effective launching pad to a career that knows no boundaries . . . . .

Betty Gemma   May 22nd, 2009 1:50 am ET

I am 82 years old and your biggest fan! I voted for you over and over again every week. I believe you will become an international superstar. you are extremely talented and handsome. My 25 year old grandson could be your double, and he's a handsome charmer too!

I was wondering if you could send me an autographed picture. it would mean the world to me.

God bless,
Betty Gemma

Dianne-Henderson Ark.   May 22nd, 2009 1:50 am ET

Congrats Kris....and Adam. I know it's hard to win and yet still be in someone else's shadow! First to all the people who are so worried about someone's personal life: GROW UP AND GET OVER YOURSELF! I believe I remember some words from the Big Book 'judge not, lest ye be judged.' That's why it's called personal!

Anyhow, are there any plans for copies of the finale? Will Adam sign with Queen? And finally, after researching and watching as many clips of Adam's performances, highly recommending all to watch the fabulous rendition of our national anthem, when did you decide to change the hair color and why? As an ex-band promotor from Chicago, I wish I could have met you 8 yrs ago....we would both be rich now!! Keep us informed on the airing of the Adam Lambert Show!

pat   May 22nd, 2009 1:50 am ET

danny,you were my favorite from the beginning,your voice is beautiful,when are you going to make a cd?when you do please put on the song "you are so beautiful",i cried when i heard you sing that song.i think you and adam should have been in the finals.

ashlyashleymc   May 22nd, 2009 1:53 am ET

first off i love both of them. with that said i think that Kris won because he is more of album voice then Adam. that what the show is base on not live performer if the show more force on actually performer then your American idol would been Adam Lambert all day long. so congratulates to Kris Allen. i will be buy yall album.much love to yall guy. Adam Lambert own my heart and my vote. go go go men

deb w.   May 22nd, 2009 1:56 am ET

Danny seemed pleased that Kris picked up his voters. But really, Kris, isn't it a little embarrassing to think that you probably won because you skated into 1st place on someone else's votes? What does that say for your talent? Kris & Danny are nice guys with their own fan base and they should do ok. But what would have been very interesting is to have let voters have ONE vote each–now that tells the real story. Would Adam have won? We'll never know because the voting system is very flawed. It'll be interesting to see if Kris can live up to expectations as No.1. Thing is, even as No. 2 Adam will surpass expectations. He's got the goods and doesn't need 1st place to prove it. All he needed was exposure and he got it on AI.

I enjoyed the heck out of Adam's performances. He was the only one on AI worth watching. Everyone else is so ordinary and predictable. Kris and Danny sound like a hundred other guys. If that's what you enjoy, go for it! I'm really pleased with how the WORLD embraced Adam's music and performance. Just no one like him out there. Now THAT is what the judges have been trying to tell people like Lil and Anoop, Matt, etc–make it your own. Adam's 'Ring of Fire' was a shocking delight. Unforgettable. He ripped "One" right out of his soul. Adam's performances are the only one's I bought on itunes. I can turn on the radio and hear dozens that sound like Danny and Kris. Why do I need to buy theirs? But there's only one Adam. Great season contestants. You did well. Great finale. Now, make some important changes to the judging system if you want to win back Idol watchers.

Dianne-Henderson Ark.   May 22nd, 2009 2:02 am ET

just read another's entry and have to add...I and my neighbors would also like to know your views on voter limitations. Perhaps adding internet voting and a limit of 10 votes would satisfy all (?)! A local poll of over 40 people today has revealed none of us were able to vote. The lines were busy or unavailable, leaving many to become skeptical of the voting integrity. Both of your views please. And thank you for the best entertainment yet!

britbornandbred   May 22nd, 2009 2:02 am ET

Is it just a coincidence that the first time the show introduces the "judges save", they end up saving the guy who ulitimately wins?I'm not sure how its possible that America just a few weeks ago wanted to get rid of Kris and now America votes him the winner?! Is it me or is something else going on here?

Danny Mac   May 22nd, 2009 2:19 am ET

Danny's faith in God is a plus. This will work in his favor as God continues to open doors for him. The man that won the idol is the one that America picked and people have got to stop the sour grapes because Adam came in second. Notice I said came in second as to lost!
All of these contestants won something. God bless America.

hugh ~ california   May 22nd, 2009 2:29 am ET

Adam Rocks! I can sing better than Kris! Of course CNN took out the link to my myspace music page--Hugh Carpenter~CO2, so I can only use just my name. I'll never be on American Idol–you must by under 30. I'm not complaining, but I can still sing better than Kris; he got all the young girl votes–they vote more than any group–it's a fact. Still, congradulations!

Amanda from Chicago   May 22nd, 2009 2:33 am ET

First of all, Anna I'm scared for you! This great country is based on this.... "Christian stuff." Many loved ones have died defending that!!! It's not about brain-washing, it's about facts and belief.

Second, Adam is extremely talented. He was a joy to watch! Kris just has a different style. In my opinion, Adam is a legend in the making. I think he has an exceptional career ahead of him! And the idiots that are basing this on sexuality...really?!?! This is a singing competition, and the man can sing!

Finally, Danny, (along with several others) has a true gift FROM GOD! He's a pleasure to watch, and listen to. He's beautiful, and has a unique sound. I know he'll go far!

annareza   May 22nd, 2009 2:44 am ET

Kris Allen deserves to be the next IDOL!
Why? Because he can also SING!!! Unlike Adam who sometimes just singl aaaaaahhhhh, and Randy Jackson was right, "No Boundaries" song is more suited to Kris than Adam.
Adam, sorry for the loss but you can be the lead singer of QUEEN,
for sure it will put them back on top of the charts again.

tlk from asia   May 22nd, 2009 2:46 am ET

Adam was robbed of his rightful title. Sorry Kris, you are talented but I think Adam should win. For me he is the American Idol season 8.
I am a mother of 2 teenage children and I enjoyed seeing your performance and I think you are incredibly talented. I think the voting was bias. Adam, I wish you have greater success and I am sure you will after this. If you have a concert here in Malaysia, I will buy the ticket to watch you .

Prophetess Sophia L. Bryant   May 22nd, 2009 2:48 am ET

All due respect to Kris Allen and the 8 other finalists of American Idol this season..but we must remember that this – AI -is a SINGING contest not a "lifestyle" contest, although I know that character can influence and I feel did influence some of America's voters decisions while voting. Who are we to judge?.."Judge not lest you be judge"..isn't that what the bible says?...It is evident to ALL based on TALENT alone that Adam Lambert truly DESERVED the title of "American Idol" on Wednesday night. ALL of the 10 finalists have deserving talent to be successful as far as God's blessings, luck and talent takes them in the music industry.

Adam – "You ARE an American Idol and your fruit will bear forth even within this season. I believe you will find your way back to God as "Adam..your 1st father in Genesis did". You have been my 1st pick since the beginning of the season and I saw that God was going to save you. Enjoy this time of your life..surrender yourself to GOD and him alone and WATCH what he does for you and your career. I wouldn't even be surprised if the title "somehow" found it's way back rightfully to you out of the convictions of people's hearts. I'm STILL praying the right thing be done. I look forward to ALL kinds of music from you..and believe it or not..WORSHIP music will be a part of your artistry and you will bless billions (the world) and marvel as this word of the Lord come to pass for your are truly and DEEPLY LOVED by the father above and the world in which we live..the world WILL come to know you for who you REALLY are". I've watched you BLESS your ENEMIES week to week as you supported each one of them during the competition with your giving and kind spirit and heart..God will bless you for that..ALL of your ENEMIES will be silenced and will sit at your "TABLE" of blessings as King David in Psalms 23 states..THE KINGDOM OF GOD LOVES YOU ADAM!!!"..and if GOD be for you..WHO can be AGAINST you and STAND!!! one!!..We will see you RISE to your RIGHTFUL place in this kingdom and the kingdom to come! -God's Richest & Best Blessings To You
-Prophetess Sophia L. Bryant

Kris – You are a beautiful, humble and talented man, person..and I've always admired you and your christian background. You truly represent that with GOD we can do won and I believe that heaven smiled upon you. I wish you the best success as an artist..and as you yourself admitted, I honestly feel that Adam deserved the title..and that it was STOLEN from him..but God ALLOWED you to have it. Kinda like how Esau lost his birthright to Jacob (actually it was robbed from him) is what I feel. I'm not saying you had anything to do with it..I HOPE and PRAY not, although it is being rumored. You seem to be a young man of integrity.
I really enjoyed your singing this season and your rendition of Kanye West's song was THE BOMB!!..It was nice to hear Jamie Foxx compliment you and offering to work with should feel so proud:). Much success to you:).

Danny – My heart was so moved as I was reminded that your wife – Sophia – had passed away. She and I share the same name and I felt an instant connection to you as you sang "You are so beautiful..." three weeks ago. My prayers are with you and I pray you have a speedy healing recovery so you can move on with your career and life. I know you will take a piece of her with you and reflect it in your singing/cds.

I PRAY that it is not true that you wished for Adam's loss by asking your fans to side with Kris..God will not bless your endeavors as he desires to if this is the case Danny. You have no need to be jealous. You are soooo gifted and talented and anointed..I feel it everytime you sing. I look forward to GREAT things from you and I know you too will go far and sing also for the GLORY of the Lord:).
God Bless you Danny Gokey!!!:))

Obi   May 22nd, 2009 2:57 am ET

Watching the rerun again, Kris Allen won on the night 2 – 1. Adam Lambert had the best stage presence throughout the show and he captivated me very early in the show and i picked him to be in the finals, even before the judges recognised this so kudos to him.

Kris Allen on the other hand was the most original performer throughout the competition. He stuck to what he knew and never waivered even once despite all the negative criticism he received from the judges, who practically would have handed the title to Adam without him singing if they had the chance. Kris excelled in his ability to rearrange songs to suit his vocal range, while Adam sometimes tryed to scream his way through.

The best man on the night won, even the judges have to agree, look at their facial expression when Kris performed the 3rd song, they knew his version was better than Adam's. So shameful only Randy could say it out, the rest were kinda biased and shamefully could not admit it. Kris's version would be rembered for a longtime compared to Adam's. Kris's creativity won him the competition

Marlene   May 22nd, 2009 3:00 am ET

The judges will comment when they feel "that was the wrong song choice for you." How much help are you given in picking songs each week? Do you have the final say on which song you'll be singing?

Craig Marsh   May 22nd, 2009 3:04 am ET

Hello Larry, I have been a huge fan of your interviews over the years.

I wanted to ask Adam how he really felt the moment he found out he was going to sing with Kiss and how that materialized, and then how it was the night in the final when it happened. How did he feel? His father looked like he was loving it.

Craig M.

Prophetess33   May 22nd, 2009 3:07 am ET

I believe that if Adam does not get the recognition of "American Idol" as he so rightfully deserves, this will be the LAST American Idol season..i don't believe the judges has the heart left for it after seeing what happend Wednesday night..Simon himself stated, and I'm paraphrasing, "We (America) have found our next superstar" in ADAM..not KRIS..this feels like a "talent holocaust" moment in AI history! What a shame!! I pray that JUSTICE be done..these are the DESTINIES of OUR (America's) young people and we should not treat them so heartless and wrecklessly. What if that was YOUR child?


Stella from Minnesota   May 22nd, 2009 3:32 am ET

First, congrats to Kris for winning AI and to all the contestants who were all so talented and entertaining this season!

My question is for Danny. He won me over with his voice in Hollywood week and remains my favorite – love you Danny!

Danny: You are blessed with exceptional vocal talent. Do you play any instruments and have you written any songs? If so, will you be playing guitar or another instrument and writing songs for your first CD?
Also, would you please consider putting out a gospel album at some time in the future?

broadway bill   May 22nd, 2009 3:39 am ET

Well sure Adam can sing and sure he is a glamorous chap.. it is wonderful that he can scream like a lady in a monster film from 1953.. But I do not belive that the show we all watched was Broadway musical idol.. Yes his schtick would be great for a Queen reunion or for the rocky horror picture show.. Maybe even a great stand out for some eastern european emo punk pop bubblegum rock band.. but really American Idol . I belive that his music would sell for a few weeks for the curiosity of his odd-ness but then it would wear off and our local record store's would just sit on stacks of adam lambert records.. Now hook him up with real rock stars like clasic rock stars and modern rock stars as a member of the group not the name of the group and that Band will own their genre..

Judy   May 22nd, 2009 3:46 am ET


Understand there were NOT100 million VOTERS ; there were 100 million VOTES CAST in TOTAL.

... AND ...

A Fox station in American Idol winner Kris Allen’s home state of Arkansas is claiming that official Idol cell phone carrier AT & T stated that 38 million of the 100 million votes cast in the wake of Tuesday night’s performance show came from Arkansas. ( !!! )


*** 38 million votes from Arkansas – population 2 million .***

...say WHAT?

So, who do you think REALLY won ??? There should be a proper recount, an apology, and the REAL winner announced and celebrated. This is worse than a "hanging chad". C'mon people, do the right thing and MAKE IT RIGHT.

Cat   May 22nd, 2009 3:57 am ET

I don't have anything against Kris, however, do the Idol Team of judge justify with this competition the significance of being American Idol.
It is crystal clear on the last performance that Adam made excellent performance. Does this simply means that end of the day, Idol relies on Audience Vote, not the real big talent.

Brianna   May 22nd, 2009 4:06 am ET

This is a question for everyone.

If you could choose any theme week what would it be, and who would you choose to be the mentor.

Thanks for a great season!

Gayle Johnson   May 22nd, 2009 5:04 am ET

If this was solely a talent show...who has the BEST talent, the BEST voice, the BEST performance, the BEST entertainer.....ADAM LAMBERT IS THE WINNER, there is not even a close second. ADAM should have won. I was terribly disappointed in the outcome......ADAM......WE ALL LOVE YOU......YOU ARE THE BEST....YOU ARE THE AMERICAN IDOL THIS YEAR!!!!!

Gayle Johnson   May 22nd, 2009 5:04 am ET

If this was solely a talent show...who has the BEST talent, the BEST voice, the BEST performance, the BEST entertainer.....ADAM LAMBERT IS THE WINNER, there is not even a close second. ADAM should have won. I was terribly disappointed in the outcome......ADAM......WE ALL LOVE YOU......YOU ARE THE BEST....YOU ARE THE AMERICAN IDOL THIS YEAR!!!!!

Carmel   May 22nd, 2009 5:59 am ET

This blog is on Michael Vick i feel that what he did was very wrong and cruel, but i also try to look at it from a positive prospective to i feel that he is very talented and yes he does deserve another chance to play in the NFL . I also belive that he is targeted because he is in the NFL there are people out there that do this to make money as well as do it for fun i dont think either of it is right it is all wrong but come on now give the guy a chance

sjarpm   May 22nd, 2009 6:14 am ET

Danny, do you think if Paula had picked a better known song, than Terence Trent Darby, you would have been in the finals?

Blossom   May 22nd, 2009 6:27 am ET

Hi Danny,

Love you on AI. My daughter cried herself to sleep the day you left the show.

My question: On the night of the finale, I noticed that you wore your wedding ring on your middle finger. You always wore it on your ring finger throughout the show. I observed that you had lost weight and figured that your ring had probably gotten loose on your ring finger. Why the switch to your middle finger?

ifedayo   May 22nd, 2009 7:19 am ET

this is very funny. every season, people say dey feel like there's been an injustice and will not watch AI again. ofcourse, they go back the next season.

I honestly am not a fan of Adam as i dnt like rock music and his screams and screech never impress me. People say he is a true talent but i sincerely dont know about that. I guess he has his fans, but they werent strong enough to make him win.

Danny is a talented young man. One who wants to grow and pushes himself ( too hard sometimes) to succeed. I say all these from wt I see on the show as i dont read blogs or gossip colums. I wish you all the best Danny. My question to u is that why did you remioe your wedding ring, do you think its time to let go now?
I have follwed you from day one and feel sometimes ur pain and seen your growth. I just want to know what made u make the decision to remove the ring.

Go and succeed Danny.

Rachel Hendzel   May 22nd, 2009 7:21 am ET


1. How old were you when you first started getting a passion for singing?

2. Growing up,who was your favorite rock band?

3. What can people expect for your first cd?

4. If you could record a song with anyone,who would it be,and why?

Thank you,and congragulations of making it as far as you did.

Maria   May 22nd, 2009 7:39 am ET

Thank you for all the contestants but especially to Adam. I haven't really watched Idol before but your performances got me following the show this year and I can't wait to buy your album.

Question for all:

Will there be duets on the tour? If so, who are you singing with?

Lisa Landry   May 22nd, 2009 7:44 am ET

There is a youtube video of you singing God of This City that is being passed in Christian circles all over Facebook. Do you have any plans to record contemporary Christian Music?

eve marson   May 22nd, 2009 7:54 am ET


Santana   May 22nd, 2009 7:54 am ET

Danny first of all , You Sir are a true gentleman. I am in South Africa so we got to see the show a day later , but nonetheless, watched the finals.
My first disappointment was , that it should have been You and Adam in the finals. I do hope you find love again .

To the crew with Larry King -> Question ......for Adam

Adam you are great ! When the time came for the winner to be announced , you stood there with a smile , and almost as if you knew the outcome beforehand . What the heck is going on ? Rumors are flying all over the world , maybe you have got your talent aimed elsewhere and if you had accepted the Idol award , you would not have been able to go forward with the progress ? This is merely a question , not an accusation so please don't understand me wrong .

I wish you the best of luck and Danny too ........

ifedayo   May 22nd, 2009 7:56 am ET

annafromohio: U are taking this too personal. I hope AI is not all d life u have. coz u seem to take this matter as a though ur life depended on it.
Follow Adam on his road to success, and suck this angry attitude of urs in.

Anne   May 22nd, 2009 7:56 am ET

As a 57 year old mother of 3 grown children, and someone who hasn't much bothered with music for years now, I am completely mesmerized by Adam Lambert and had to watch every show, obviously very disappointed by the results (though I think Kris is very talented as well), I will follow Adam's career and know that he will be, as Simon intonated, a worldwide mega-star. Thank you, Adam, for your gift to the world!

eve marson   May 22nd, 2009 7:58 am ET



Nancy   May 22nd, 2009 8:04 am ET

Adam, I'd like to know if performing with Queen felt as awesome to you and it was for all of us watching it. I have to say that Freddie Mercury had to be looking down and smiling at your performance. I was thrilled with the collaboration with Kiss, but there are no words for your performance with Queen. I can't wait to hear what your future plans are ... can you give us any hints about the offers you alluded to?

eve marson   May 22nd, 2009 8:07 am ET

Question for the judges – there are many American Idol winners that we now hear very little of or, in some cases, nothing at all. Does Kris have staying power? Adam seems to have a kind of star quality that leads to long-term success. I was honestly very surprised by the results and wonder if Kris has what it takes to remain on the scene long-term. What do you think?

Dave   May 22nd, 2009 8:53 am ET

Question for Adam –

Adam, I, along with most others I know, were unbelievably impressed with you week after week. But I'm wondering, now that you will go off and record your own album, what kind of artist do you see yourself as. You have done musical theater, you sang some soul and pop songs on Idol, you have a glam look that resembles My Chemical Romance or Marilyn Manson and you rocked with KISS and Aerosmith songs. I personally would love to hear you make a hard rock album. But where does your love lie? What can we expect from you?

francesca   May 22nd, 2009 9:26 am ET

hi larry,
i am waiting to get my hands on ur book. u are an icon and an inspiration to me. i am from singapore and have watched american idols all these years. by far, without question adam is the idol, no disrespect for kris. adam is what the world should be, unafraid and true to oneself. no goody two shoes here. adam , all the way from singapore i love u, i have great respectr for u and i wish all youngsters will take the cue from u, to be true to one's own soul, no matter what. u are hands down the best man on all the idols and our true idol. u did not need the votes to win. u are a winner in your own right.

Joyce Wilson   May 22nd, 2009 9:29 am ET

The ten finalist are very talented, however my favorite to win was Adam. I participated in on-line polls and votes and, Adam was always the projected winner. I am disturbed with the voting. People vote for the same contestant as many as hundreds of times. There are instructions on the web telling people how to vote multiple times using Skype and by other methods. Not fair!!! The voting needs to be controlled. One vote per person. Period!! Maybe the judges should decide who will be the winner. I read that in Arkansas, Kris' home state of 3 million, over 38 million votes came in. True or not, something is rotten in Denmark. Good luck to all of you, and Kris your wife is beautiful!!

Melissa Haworth   May 22nd, 2009 9:30 am ET

My comment for Kris is based on the comment I read somewhere that said that Kris hoped his win wasn't based on the vote of "christians". I take some offense to that because I am a christian and a strong one at that. I voted for Danny all throughout the season. When he was let go, my votes turned to Kris because I felt Kris was more "radio friendly" than Adam. Both are extremely talented but ultimately, I believe Kris won due to overwhelming popularity with all the younger teens/adults out there that listen to his type of music. But I also have to say from a christian perspecitve that there is a reason for everything and that is God. I hope that you remember that, Kris.

francesca   May 22nd, 2009 9:37 am ET

sorry, but have to write again....ADAM SINGAPORE LOVES U.
again i must say u are the true winner. even kris knows it. lets put kris aside. u keep on riding on ur fame. we will support u all the way cos adam, u are the real thing. AMERICA IS SO STUPID AND BLIND TO HAVE CHOSEN KRIS.....SHAME ON U AMERICANS!!!!!

Stephanie   May 22nd, 2009 9:52 am ET

I am glad Kris won, Adam is still amazing so Honestly if Adam would had won I would still be happy. Both of them deserved to win and plus both will make Records and everything. People kust have to stop being negative with who won. Look at last year I wanted david archuleta to win but he didnt david cook did. Both are very successful But you here more about David Archuleta than Cook. Anyways Adam is still in the spot light plus now he can shine on his own and I know he wont just fade away I expect great things to come from him =) KUDOS to both Kris and Adam for being the best and making this season more enjoyable and interesting of them all. Best of luck to You both =D

Stephanie   May 22nd, 2009 9:54 am ET

*just* not kust sorry typo**** =D

jaynee   May 22nd, 2009 10:00 am ET

People for all it is worth lets congratulate the winner( s ) because all of them are winners!!
Danny you ve got the gift of communicating to the soul through your singing, i hope playing commercially will not make you lose that touch

Scott   May 22nd, 2009 10:08 am ET

Kris – how did it make you feel when Simon went on Oprah and announced to the world that Adam would win? Personally, that galvanized many who thought, "that's not right," and really kicked up the voting for you, even though many of us enjoyed and admired Adam's talents as well.

Cindy   May 22nd, 2009 10:11 am ET

Adam- 1. Do you have any eyeliner tips?
2. During your first audition, you looked a lot different than you do now. What made you decide to change things up to the style you have now?

Danny- Are you interested in becoming a Christian singer?


anita bogalin   May 22nd, 2009 10:15 am ET

hello,danny! ur performance with Lionel Richie was great. it indeed highlighted the whole show especially when ryan said u almost reached the finals.. i was anticipating that Adam will win the title only bcoz of his overpowering performance, but i was so glad and happy to know that Americans love a simple but heart warming performer like Kris Allen.. voters are learning... nice job!!!

Cindy   May 22nd, 2009 10:23 am ET


1. Do you have any eyeliner tips?
2. During your first audition, you looked a lot different than you do now. What made you decide to change your style?
3. Why did you decide on auditioning for Idol instead of sticking with musical theatre?
4. Would you ever consider acting in your future?

Danny- Are you interested in becoming a Christian singer?

1. What was the group performance that was the most fun to you?
2. What will you miss most from this experience now that it is over?
3. What did you do on your days off?
4. Who is your favorite past Idol?
5. Did you have a strategy going into the competition? If so, what was it? If no, why?

Judee   May 22nd, 2009 10:49 am ET

Adam was clearly the best singer. From his Satisfaction all the way to his final song. Even when they sang together with Queen, Adam was superior. He could sing anything. I am not in America, so was not allowed to vote. It was also the first time I’d ever watched American Idol and will probably be the last. I actually wish I had known the outcome so I wouldnt have been so bitterly disappointed. I was devasted when they announce Kris as the winner. I felt so cheated for Adam and all his followers. Who cares if he wears make up, etc? Isn’t it a singing competition? Many many great artists wear make up, including Kiss and we all know how great and successful they have been. I watched Idol each week and looked forward to it, just to watch Adam. His performances were so memorable, his voice amazing and he always went to great lengths to make his appearance fit the song. ADAM YOU WERE BRILLIANT!!!!!

I would like to ask Adam if he would prefer to sing solo or be part of a band? Also he once mentioned about his Mum's music. Was his Mum the musical influence in his life or did it come from both parents?

Gayle   May 22nd, 2009 10:55 am ET

Question for Adam Lambert:

Clay Aiken has blogged that, in one moment of turning on his TV and seeing you perform "Ring of Fire", you were contrived, awful and frightening."

In one moment, Clay judged you, made up his mind, and said he felt like his ears could bleed.

In one moment, all the contestants on the show since season 3 are too professional according to him, but he singled out you.

What do you think about that?

Also, is it true that Clay wanted to meet you and was thrown out of the AI studio? Is this retaliation? Jealousy? Anger?

Eliana Camacho   May 22nd, 2009 10:55 am ET

Adam, how did you NOT get "discovered" before this? I know you have done a lot of musical theatre, but it has been widely acknowledged that you are at the level of some of the best artists in history! Is it really THAT hard in Hollywood?

Sandy Kub   May 22nd, 2009 11:07 am ET

We know the Idols receive compensation when doing their summer tour – do they get paid for being in the American Idol contest? Example, contestants on Survivor earn more money the longer they remain on the show and are not voted off.

Kat Turner   May 22nd, 2009 11:08 am ET

Why does AI allow unlimited voting?

Of the 100 million votes cast in the finale it'd be interesting to know the breakdown of how many actual different numbers those votes came from.

Do any of the AI contestants think it'd be more fair if only one vote per number were allowed?

It would certainly give a better indication of the future success the winner might have as those people voting 100 times aren't going to buy 100 copies of one cd?

There weren't really any losers on Wednesday night.

I think Kris will really benefit from the guidance and artist development being the AI winner will give him.

Adam already knows who he is as an artist, he just needed a venue to get his name out there. He would probably be held back by the heavy hand of being the AI.

BETTY DEMICHELE   May 22nd, 2009 11:23 am ET





Joyce. I from Nigeria   May 22nd, 2009 11:35 am ET

I can't understand this whole noise about Kris not deserving the title!!! I can't understand what some of you are saying, that he won't be remembered in a few months! Is it his fault that most of the votes went to him and a landslide victory for that matter??

C'mon guys, he got majority of the votes by the American public!!! In what way did he rob Adam? with a gun to his head or with a gun to the head of all the people who voted for him???! I hope Adam gives you all (Kris haters) a share from his millions in the comming years!
In summary, these factors worked against Adam:
there was lavish praise from the judges, over assumption by the general public that he'd definitely be the winner - remember Simon's comments on Tuesday night- 'do not assume that Adam is the winner yet because this is still a competition'.

Kris is a very humble and talented, fresh faced guy who never saw himself better than anyone there, he said Adam deserved it more right after he won!! never heard such before-what humility!! his own victory shocked him!
I don't doubt that Adam is a brilliant rock star with stage presence, strong vocals& handsome to top it all. He would definitely do very well (remember Chris Daughtry& Jennifer Hudson?), ADAM WILL STILL SELL MILLIONS OF RECORDS, (AND SO WILL KRIS)! so STOP HATING (Kris)!!!
So if you know he (Adam) would sell millions of records why waste your time hating Kris? except you're not sure!


Joanne Bennett   May 22nd, 2009 11:36 am ET

Gosh this Danny Gokey comes off sounding somewhat insincere. All too holy to be true......... Especially when one hears him saying to his fans – when he was voted off and they could no longer vote for him – 'you all know what to do now....' and thanking them for voting for Kris, and the talk about 'we slaughtered the lamb'. That is so incredibly yucky. Clearly for them this contest ended up having nothing to do with singing and performing talent, but all to do with who was 'acceptable in so-called religious bible-belt middle America. Lets all be safe and make sure that pious mediocrity rules!

Ty Hampton   May 22nd, 2009 11:54 am ET

Chris, does the winner with American idol still get $1,000,000 dollars or a $1,000,000 dollar recording contract? If so, what are your plans to do with the money? Will you invest it, or are there some big things you would like to purchase first? Just wondering if you had plans for the money and if there is something you've always wanted to buy but couldn't because of money until now.

Christopher La Mesa CA   May 22nd, 2009 11:56 am ET

What have you (contestants) learned during the Idol Show about your fans; who they are and how to stay connected with them as an entertainer?

Terri   May 22nd, 2009 11:57 am ET


Marlene   May 22nd, 2009 12:01 pm ET

Adam was a fantastic performer and he's going to be so BIG no matter what. On the other hand, I also love Kris. It's just that his style is different and he is a different singer but this is what's great about the music world....different styles for everyone. I will buy CD's from both and wish them both great luck.

Gayle__   May 22nd, 2009 12:08 pm ET

To Adam

Please have some way that your fans can keep up with you. Put up a blog or go on Twitter or SOMETHING so we know where you're at and what you're doing. I've already downloaded all of your songs from AI. Want MORE! You have a hugh fan base now Adam so let us all know what you're up to at all times!

Gayle__   May 22nd, 2009 12:13 pm ET

By the way, for the first three hours of the voting, nine out of ten times that I called I got a busy signal! What's that all about. Adam would have gotten many more votes if people didn't get so many busy signals. Someone tell me why so many busy signals!

JKRio   May 22nd, 2009 12:16 pm ET

This is for our man MATT GIRAUD

We are all behind you in your journey, we wish you all the best and we're hoping to see more of you in the future.
I personally can't wait for your single or the whole album. You inspired me so much that I'd want to pursue my piano lessons now. I admire your passion and love for music. You are indeed my idol. I am not an American so I haven't got the chance to vote for you but we supported you all the way and we'll keep that Matt Giraud phase in our life for a long time :).
Just remember that eventhough some people throw some negative thoughts on you, still there are a lot of who love and admire you.

Keep on making good music, inspire people and hopefully you could visit ASIA or Japan/Philippines in the future.

Oh BTW, my questions would be how did you learn piano so well?
What is the song of your life?
Who or what inspires you, especially in making music?

Ty Hampton   May 22nd, 2009 12:18 pm ET

Larry, this is a big question that I can't find anywhere. When American idol first started there was the 1 million dollar prize for the winner or it was a 1 million dollar recording contract. I don't hear this mentioned or see this in print anywhere. Is this still the prize for the winner, and how does it work? Do they just write the winner a check for 1 million or do they do it in payments based off the recording contract or what? Thanks for asking this question if you do.

Jessica Hamilton   May 22nd, 2009 12:29 pm ET

Since Adam didn't win, does this mean that he is open for other contracts outside of American Idol?

Jessica Hamilton   May 22nd, 2009 12:34 pm ET

I personally think that Adam should have won. He was consistent throughout the show and I personally didn't know what Kris' name was for the longest time. Adam, you should be very proud that you have made an imprint on American Idol! Kris, you were good and I'm interested to see what you have to offer for your future.

I would also like to note that I think that Kris got most of his votes from Teens because of his cute looks and little boyish attitude. I'm sure that there are a lot of parents upset because their children's texts limits have exceeded.

My mother wanted me to add that Adam reminds her of a punk rocking Elvis Presley in my generation..reincarnated 🙂

Adam, thank you for making this season worth watching!

Michelle Perkins   May 22nd, 2009 12:46 pm ET

Will anyone be singing in duets on the tour? If so, who and can you reveal the song(s)?

ronda   May 22nd, 2009 12:46 pm ET

my question is for Kris Allen. Simon has said he has a bad feeling about your confidence at the start of the season. I beleive you did a superb job. outstanding. You were very consistent and stronger with every performance.

Why is it that even when you were told that WE voted you American Idol, you seem to still beleive you didnt deserve it, and insisted Adam deserves it? Adam did a great job, but YOU won.

Do we beleive in you more than you beleive in yourself?

I hope not. you ROCK Kris, and I cant wait to purchase you CD. I am your number one fan! You are music!!

Cristina Lugo   May 22nd, 2009 1:02 pm ET

This question is for Adam Lambert. I've loved watching your mother's reaction throughout the season. She seems so cool. You mentioned before your Satisfaction song that the Rolling Stones were one of her favorite bands. Has she been a major influence on you musically? She seems to be a real rock n roller. She seemed to be having a lot of fun during your Led Zeplin song and Kiss performance (so did I, by the way).

Fr Rohan Smuts   May 22nd, 2009 1:15 pm ET

There is so much discussion about who won and who should have won American Idol. I believe that the judges had already decided for themselves who was going to win the competition. However, when the modus opperandi of the show is to give people the right to chose who goes through to the next round or who is the eventual winner, the rules apply to everyone of the contestants as it doesn't favour one over the other.

We must remember American Idol is a competition not an assumption. There's an old saying in the church, "You enter the conclave a pope, you come out a cardinal!"

Props to all the contestants of Season 8, especially Chris and Adam for your achievements!

Cristina Lugo   May 22nd, 2009 1:33 pm ET

This question is for Adam Lambert. I loved watching your mother's reactions to all of your songs. Before you did Satisfaction you said that The Rolling Stones was one of her favorite bands. She looks like a very cool rock n roller mom. Is that true? Was she a strong influence on you musically?

Cristina Lugo   May 22nd, 2009 1:33 pm ET

This question is for Adam Lambert. I loved watching your mother's reactions to all of your songs. Before you did Satisfaction you said that The Rolling Stones was one of her favorite bands. She looks like a very cool rock n roller mom. Is that true? Was she a strong influence on you musically?

people are crazy   May 22nd, 2009 1:37 pm ET

People –
What are you thinking posting questions to the judges and to all of these other people that you have addressed?
First of all – this is the comment section on the Larry King website after an article about Danny Gokey.
Secondly – do you really think that anyone you are talking to take into consideration what you are saying, respond to you or so on? They aren’t even going to read this.
GOOD GOD – if all of you that posted on here are the idiots that voted – that explains why Kris won instead of Adam.
I’m going to go pull my hair out now –


Ocduhduh   May 22nd, 2009 1:38 pm ET

wowoow iam so glad adam lost

Kay Eissler   May 22nd, 2009 1:45 pm ET

Congratulations to all 13. I thought Allison was the best and I was really disappointed when she left because she has the pipes of a superstar and I am sure she will be a success.

I think that the voting is NOT fair since one phone can vote so many times. I am willing to bet that there are computer programs that have been developed to dial a certain number over and over during the voting time period.

I will continue to watch Idol because I enjoy the music so much. I wonder why there are not more music shows on TV?

Penny Pretlow   May 22nd, 2009 2:00 pm ET

Danny was my favorite contestant, and my heart broke when he was eliminated. I would like to know if he had not been a contestant, who would he have chosen to win?

robin   May 22nd, 2009 2:36 pm ET

We think Adam lost because he wanted people to think he was a hard edged rocker, but it was obvious that he is a feminine guy who just played dressup. He's a friendly guy with a great voice but at the end of the day he's a poser.

Sharon Hecker   May 22nd, 2009 2:54 pm ET

This question is for Alison. For a 16 year old you came across as being very self-posessed and confident on stage. Most 16 year olds in your situation would have been overwhelmed and intimidated. How were you really and to what do you credit having such self-assurance at such a relatively young age?

Judy   May 22nd, 2009 3:13 pm ET

While both finalists are very talented in their on way, I was happy to see Kris win because he hasn't been in the "industry" before now. No professional training, broadways, etc. as Adam has had. A truly fresh breath of air and deserving of the win!!!

Gayle   May 22nd, 2009 3:35 pm ET

For Adam Lambert:

On the tour this summer, are you going to "dress up?" Can we expect to see more of Adam Lamberts style?

thank you.

JJ Izuchoo   May 22nd, 2009 3:53 pm ET

This question is for Adam. What did you mean in a recent interview when you said that you thought it was not always easy to be yourself in front of America? And laso, what type of album will you produce: will it be a suave soul album like "A Change is Gonna Come" and "One" or a rock album like "Whole Lotta Love"?

Linda Lehman   May 22nd, 2009 3:57 pm ET

Danny, I think you are a great person and I think it is because you are so close to God. He has really brought you full circle. God bless you for your singing and the foundation. I was a fan of yours from the begining I love your raspey voice and I love your story.

Jordan   May 22nd, 2009 4:46 pm ET


Prior to this season, I had no interest in AI, then, one night, while flipping through the channels I stopped at the beginning of Adam Lambert's "Satisfaction" song. Ever since that song, I was captured and thoroughly in awe of this guy.

Adam's talent and willingness to challenge the status quo (in my opinion) single-handedly rescued what would have been another BORING AI season.

Ok, so Kris won by popular vote. If people were allowed to vote only once (thanks "DialIdol" software), then do you suppose that someone else would have been standing in the winners circle? Regardless, we have two distinctly different winners. Let us revisit the #'$$$'s next year at this time and I am sure we will discover the true Idol!

Adam, be thankful that you didn't win, otherwise you would have been shackled to that terrible "No Boundaries" snooze fest.

Marysol Q   May 22nd, 2009 5:26 pm ET

Your performances were always so flawless – the lighting, stage setup, special effects, outfits, the stairs (loved the strut). Were they all your ideas or AI producers? Every week you gave 100% and that is why I tuned in every week.
Love and best wishes to you!

Chris   May 22nd, 2009 5:31 pm ET

Wow... just by reading the comments on this page, it is easy to see that Adam should have been the winner. Too bad people could vote thousands of times each (10,000+) for Kris. 38 Million (or roughly 40%) of the votes were from Arkansas alone! Sounds like Arkansas Idol, not American Idol. Adam really is a worldwide star. I have seen posts from all around the world commenting how good Adam is. I have not seen one for Kris that comes from outside the United States (not to say there might be one or two lingering out there). Kris's talent (1 in a 1,000)... Adam's talent (1 in a Billion [1,000,000,000]). Is there even anybody out there that can come close to Adams talent? I don't think so. Just like Daughtry should have one. Whoever wins the AI title doesn't necessarily deserve it. The whole voting system is flawed. Boo... I give the show one more year... two at best.

Carissa   May 22nd, 2009 5:40 pm ET

To Adam:

Who have been your musical influences and how do you define yourself as an artist?

Caco   May 22nd, 2009 5:56 pm ET

I still don't like him!

Annie   May 22nd, 2009 6:14 pm ET

Yes, Danny is correct. His teen boppers went over to Kris – sorry Dany, but young teen boppers don't really know the depth of what talent means, they look at the boy, the cuteness and after a wekk, they are on to the next cute person. I enjoyed some of your songs and like your personality and I know you will do well and wish you the best. But Kris, to put in his own words on American Idol when it was announced he won, "It should have been Adam" – was the truth and it should have been Adam. God puts talents in each and every one of us, and Adam was cheated out of his victory, not by Kris but by "teeny boppers and unfortunately, people who don't like someone of different preferences, which has nothing to do with a so-called "talent show". Very sad. It was my first time watching American Idol and is definitely my last. But glad I got to see all of you, from Adam, Allison, Danny, Scott , Matt, Anoop, Lil Round and Kris. Enjoyed that part.

Rosanna from West Virginia   May 22nd, 2009 6:17 pm ET

Do you already have an idea for the title of your first album?
If not, my suggestions are : (1) Ride With Me (2) Glam It Up (3) Keep(ing) It True (4) Moving On

Rosanna from West Virginia   May 22nd, 2009 6:20 pm ET

QUESTION FOR ADAM: You've said you don't like soccer so I presume that means all forms of sports, so other than music, what else do you like to do to relax or have fun.

Rosanna from West Virginia   May 22nd, 2009 6:29 pm ET

QUESTION FOR ADAM: In my opinion, you are ready to headline your own tour and don't need to be an opening act for anybody, but If you did, who would you like it to be?

Pat Holt   May 22nd, 2009 6:38 pm ET

Not since Elvis have we seen a performer command a stage the way Adam did this season on "Idol." Two titles changed this week–the "Idol" title to Khris and the "King" title to Adam. Wear them well!

Kim   May 22nd, 2009 7:24 pm ET

For Kris and/or Danny: Is either of you planning to do a Christian CD?

Laura   May 22nd, 2009 7:36 pm ET

I would like to know more information about AT&T giving out free phones, powercords and instructions to the residence of Arkansas for the American Idol finale; and why the same treatment was not afforded to Adam Lambert.

queenrosered   May 22nd, 2009 7:40 pm ET

To Mellisa (above) who stated that you are "Christian" and were voting for Danny, but after HE got knocked off, you switched your votes to Kris and NOT Adam, because Kris was "more “radio friendly” than Adam"....have you totally LOST your mind??Obviously you are into comatose music, elevator,group-home type of music. And that's ok, but puuuuLEEZE don't try to convince anyone that your right-wing "value system" had nothing to do with your votes. 5 of the last 8 Idol "winners" have made a big deal of being "Christian" and FOX TV is a Republican, conservative cesspool, so the deck was stacked from the get go, against Adam!
Well I have news for ALL of you uptight, self-righteous hypocrits....Adam's voice is a gift from GOD Himself.....that's right...from GOD. Do YOU have a voice like that? Can you entertain a worldwide audience and enthrall them week after week like that? No? Right. Because God chose Adam for that gift, not the rest of us.
And I have another little bit of news for you...calling yourself a "Christian" because you're sitting in church is like standing in the garage and saying "look at me, I'm a car"!
What is REALLY in your heart that plugs your ears so badly? Anyway, Adam really won, and the voting was a total joke that Simon Cowell got, I know....I could tell as could others by the look on his face and the fact that he didn't stand to applaude the "winner", Kris, lol!
Even Kris, God Bless his soul ( I really mean that too) KNEW Adam should have won and his first words were "Adam deserves this" before he could catch himself. So TWO people were hurt by FOX'S decision, Adam, because he really SHOULD have won...and Kris, because he will always feel like a "Bush", like he stole it.Poor Kris...who is a talented and gentle person, didn't deserve that..I'm sure he would have been ecstatic to come in second(since I believe there were at least two other singers better than him that were eliminated) Bottom line, FOX and American Idol screwed up, big time and watch the ratings suffer for it next season. We(most Americans) are tired of the same drab, dull, whire-bread crapola that passes for entertainment nowadays.
Adam is an INTERNATIONAL star with huge fan bases in many other countries already (Malaysia, Philippines, England, New Zealand, Israel,South Africa, to name just a few) so he will weather all of this FOX-inspired cheating and go on to be the biggest star EVER to come out of that show.He will do it graciously and on his own terms too.Glambert #2516, Peace~Out.

Lhen from the Philippines   May 22nd, 2009 8:29 pm ET

hi guys, i have been a fan of idol since like forever. you guys rock. last week david cook and david archuleta were here in our country and i of course saw it. they were truly overwhelmed how the filipinos loved and embraced them. i have been a big fan of adam, kris, anoop, matt and of course gokey. i love danny gokey. i love his chubbyness and of course his glasses. :)) God bless and i hope you get to visit the Philippines. mwuah

tracye   May 22nd, 2009 8:34 pm ET

I wanted to ask the guys how there Moms were dealing with the instant fame of theirs sons? I am a Mom of a great son who was on Survivor and had the media explosion for a while and It was exciting but a little scary.
I wish both of you wonderful success and please keep those beautiful smiles.....Much Love Tracye in Dallas

Lucky   May 22nd, 2009 9:09 pm ET

It's too bad the media had to throw religion into the mix. Just focus on singing.

Brenda   May 22nd, 2009 9:10 pm ET

Adam I am forever a fan as well as the rest of my family especially my 9 year old daughter. She was upset that you didn't win the title but she is looking forward to seeing you on the AI tour. We are hoping to meet you and the rest of the gang. I want to know when are you going to get started on making an album? I hope really soon.

Faith Prevails   May 22nd, 2009 9:11 pm ET

Having listened to him regularly leading our praise & worship team, we knew what a gifted vocalist he is and we're glad to share him with the world! GO GOKEY GO!

Serena Corin Sheraden   May 22nd, 2009 9:12 pm ET

QUESTION FOR ADAM LAMBERT: Adam, what are you going to do next? Are you going to make an album or fifty (please be fifty!)?

Faith Prevails   May 22nd, 2009 9:13 pm ET

Having listened to Danny regularly leading our praise & worship team, we knew what a gifted vocalist he is and we’re glad to share him with the world! GO GOKEY GO!

tdale   May 22nd, 2009 9:14 pm ET

Hey Danny did you get your Teddy Bear today...From the Gokey Gang....Peace

Carol in Nevada   May 22nd, 2009 9:17 pm ET

Question for Adam:
How much rehearsal time did you have with Queen and Kiss? Do you read your fan mail? My family will miss the "Adam Show" every Tues.
Hope to see you in Concert soon.

Michelle   May 22nd, 2009 9:17 pm ET

The show is fixed. AT&T supplied phones and power text tips to Kris's team not Adam's. Biased...hmmm I think so. Same company that reported 38 million votes out of Arkansas.....yeah right.

Aliza   May 22nd, 2009 9:18 pm ET

Adam, you are so charismatic and talented. I've been a fan from the very beginning!

Beata/ Fort Myers , FL   May 22nd, 2009 9:19 pm ET

Dear Adam,

First of all, Congratulations a millions time. You are the Idol. The one and only.

Secondly, when are you going to release our first CD, and go on your own concert tour?

Love you,

Kristen   May 22nd, 2009 9:22 pm ET

Kris & Adam you are both fantastic and look forward to hearing some great music from the both of you. Lots of love from California.

Aliza   May 22nd, 2009 9:22 pm ET

Kris and Adam, you are the true representations of an American Idols. I can't wait to see you on tour this summer!

Tara   May 22nd, 2009 9:23 pm ET

Adam you're amazing! You totally rule! Kris you're good too, congrats on winning! ADAM YOU'RE MY IDOL 4 EVER! Love the look!! love the liner!!!! GUYLINER FTW!

Gabi   May 22nd, 2009 9:23 pm ET

ADAMMM ! I Freaking Love Adam ! My Favorite Idol EVER !

Tawney   May 22nd, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Hi Adam,
I think you are AMAZING!!!!!! Congratulations on your (near) Win,
you are a CHAMP TO ME!!!!!!!!

Will you be able to sing any songs from the band "Boston" ? They are
one of my favorite bands. Anyway, good luck making your future
album. You will be a major success! See you in concert!!!

jennifer sierzant   May 22nd, 2009 9:26 pm ET

adam and chris are true talents and not just "cookie cutting" artists
jennifer sierzant

Jeanette   May 22nd, 2009 9:27 pm ET

This Is For Danny Gokey: First Of All : Hi Danny, On Behalf Of The Gokey Gang, Also Known As Gokesters, I Just Want You To Know HOW LOVED YOU ARE , Just How Much You've Touched Our Hearts & Connected With Us All & America On A Emotional Level! When You Were Eliminated, There Were Many Tears Shed Across America, Including Down My Face Too! So Here Comes My Question: Have You Signed A Record Deal Yet? And If So With Whom & What Kind Of Music Can We Expect From You? We Love You Danny! Gokey Gang #90 !!!

Cole Edwards   May 22nd, 2009 9:30 pm ET

Congratulations Kris for being the dark horse who rode away with the title on a white horse!

cimi   May 22nd, 2009 9:30 pm ET

What would you be doing if you weren't singing? If, for some reason, you lost your voice, what would you do for a living? And I think your a genious

Aliza   May 22nd, 2009 9:30 pm ET

Adam, you are truly inspiring! Keep rocking, and I'm looking forward to the tour! xoxo

Kim   May 22nd, 2009 9:32 pm ET

The judges have got to watch what they are saying and how they are saying it. After Kris' last song, all 4 sounded as if had already declared Adam the winner. Even I had to cast a vote for Kris and I have very rarely ever voted. I just like trying to guess who America's going to love.

ERIC O.   May 22nd, 2009 9:32 pm ET

i think that both adam lambert and the the other guy was great,but my question to adam lambert what is your response to former idol runner up clay aikens comment

Beata/ Fort Myers , FL   May 22nd, 2009 9:33 pm ET

I am done with AI. I crowned myself as many Adam's fans– ADAM as our Idol. I believe he is THE IDOL of all the seasons.

I believe that Kris CON his WAY into winning, after all hi is from Conway.

America, lets support ADAM all the way.

Love you ADAM, God Bless!!!

Carrie   May 22nd, 2009 9:33 pm ET

What part of American Idol, don't most people understand. This is a contest for amateur's not for Theatrical drama theater experienced people. Kris who was the amateur is the true winner. Adam is a drama queen – king has performed in theater's and play's. This show is for people like Kris Allen and Danny Gorkey should have been the two finalist competing against each other. It is kind of like the Miss America, you have rules and regulations to qualify and if people would have known from the start that Adam Lambert had all the experience that he had at the beginning of the show he would not have made it to the top 10 finalist. Don't Get me wrong Adam is wonderful and very talented, he shouldn't have been on American Idol with all his experience. BEST OF LUCK TO ALL THE AMERICAN IDOL CONTESTANTS. YOU ARE ALL VERY TALENTED.

Amber   May 22nd, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Danny, what are you plans after the tour?

Beata/ Fort Myers , FL   May 22nd, 2009 9:35 pm ET

That is so cheap how Gokey is selling himself. Never liked him.

Cole Edwards   May 22nd, 2009 9:36 pm ET

Kris is great, but....Allison should have won! 🙂

jennifer sierzant   May 22nd, 2009 9:36 pm ET

allison's voice is wise beyond her years. LOVE HER

Giselle   May 22nd, 2009 9:36 pm ET


I have loved watching you since the beginning, and so sorry for the loss of your beautiful wife. I am a latina and married to an American guy. I read that you like Marc Anthony, and I think you guys could do a great duet. It would be great to hear you sing salsa or merengue. Do you know howa to speak Spanish?

abby   May 22nd, 2009 9:36 pm ET

adam, you are so hot!!! i love you and i wish you would have won!!!

nicole from cebu, phils.   May 22nd, 2009 9:37 pm ET

DANNY GOKEY, u should have been in the finale. boo hoo hoo...

ron jantzen   May 22nd, 2009 9:38 pm ET

kris: do you see yourself as a future international recording star singing to large venues on a regular basis?

julie   May 22nd, 2009 9:40 pm ET

Adam and Kris....

first congrats to both of you .... you both are amazing singers...
I am from Canada and I loved both of you..
Adam I knew you would be in the finals from the first time i saw you sing... you are amazing. You just amazed me with your voice, but week after week what impressed me was the gentleman that you are..

Kris.. you grew on me week after week... and as Adam another gentle soul...

my question is ... on the final you both sang together "we are the champions".... and your voices sounded great together... so do you think you would record a song together?

you both will have a great career i am sure....

Silvia   May 22nd, 2009 9:40 pm ET

I think Danny was a lot better than Kris.

Danny has an amazing and unique voice, and Kris sings like every other American that thinks they can sing.

I hope Danny puts out a CD and I hope he is successful because he deserves it. I fell in love with that voice!

RB   May 22nd, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Why is the difference in the number of votes for Chris and Adam kept a secret?

love to kick you in your balls   May 22nd, 2009 9:44 pm ET

danny is amazing that you now going with all the flags telling that you'd pick chris, he knows is a ... w hat ever everithing happen againg come on america lets move to the next chapter loosers do not fit in the world chris please get a life you'd knew you're a copycat. please go to hell.

Amber   May 22nd, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Danny, you are our favorite! We can't wait to see you in Atlanta! God has so many blessings in store for you! We were wondering what kind of album will you make?

karen kalkhoff   May 22nd, 2009 9:45 pm ET

britbornandbred.... matt was saved with the 'judges save', not kris.

Danny.... I LOVE YOU! You are so amazing and I'm waiting for your cd (impatiently!) Ignore all the comments that say you are insincere or full of yourself or not comfortable in your own skin. The things you have to do to keep going in the public eye are so hard by themselves. You never said or did anything anyone should perceive as 'full of yourself'.

I can't wait to see you and all the top 10 on tour!

john w   May 22nd, 2009 9:45 pm ET

i would like to know whats the point of having judges the entire season if they dont get a say in who wins. i think that the american people should get a portion but i think the final vote should be from the judges. afterall they are the most qualified.

john w   May 22nd, 2009 9:46 pm ET

adam i voted for you for 4 hours the other night. you really should have won.

what are your plans now??

Kay   May 22nd, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Congrats Kris - you are AWESOME and very deserving of AI.

Cassandra   May 22nd, 2009 9:46 pm ET

I was actually an Allison fan, with Adam as my second fave...
I am absolutely APPALLED at the controversy over Kris's win. I wasn't at all surprised Kris won because I think he appeals to a wider audience. I would think most of Adam's fans are rock music fans. People who don't like that style of music probably wouldn't like Adam, or, at least, would prefer someone like Kris. I know Danny and Matt had a lot of fans, and I would think most of those fans would have gravitated towards Kris rather than Adam.
Winning American Idol must be one of the most exciting things that can happen in a person's lifetime, and Kris's win is now being downplayed by the media and others. It is so unfair, immature, thoughtless, and rude.

I truly believe Kris won because of his wider appeal, not because of AI "over-pimping" Adam, and certainly not because Adam is gay. As for the over-pimping, didn't this same crowd blame this for people unfairly getting MORE votes than they deserved? You can't have it both ways. And the gay argument is just stupid. Even if people did vote against Adam over his sexual orientation, I have no doubt at least as many people voted FOR him because of it. Therefore, that would be a wash.

To Kris, I would say a big, fat congratulations on your win, and don't let anyone take away your joy over this awesome accomplishment. Kudos, and I honestly wish you all the best!


Greg from Toronto Canada   May 22nd, 2009 9:46 pm ET

To Adam,
How does it feel to be compared to someone like Madonna? In short Adam is like the Male version of Madonna, adapts, makes it his own, very entertaining Adam you have a long career ahead of you. Can you do it even 10 years from now?

dustyhalos   May 22nd, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Danny, YOU should have won!!! Kris is ok...Adam is alright...but vocally you're the best.
Dude, you were robbed!!!

Best of luck with your foudation and future.

Jean   May 22nd, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Adam is great, he reminds me of Elvis-he should sing Suspicious MInds

Susan   May 22nd, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Danny, You are "INCREDIBLE" ... I will miss your Soulful voice and Handsome face each week that I have grown to love !!! You have a Fantastic career ahead, no matter which road you choose. But, I hope it will be – – – the music industry that's where you belong. See you in Charlotte, North Carolina. If you get to pick songs, "PYT" and "You Are So Beautiful" would surely shake the walls at Time Warner Arena. Love always, A Greenwood, South Carolina Fan P.S. Please look up to the right side of stage when you sing.

Diana In Houston   May 22nd, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Danny My Idol,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and comments. I loved you from day one. Your style, Your music and Your sincerity I hope that all of your fans here in Houston including myself will work hard with you to help your foundation. I took a look at it and I will do anything and everything I can for a good cause. You are one of the good guys. Thats why your fans love you. Media has been hard on you but in the end you won. Because now you have all these Gokey Gang members following you, loving you and most importantly BELIEVING in you.

information! ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) (¸.•`¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨)♥
(¸.•´♥♥♥★DANNY GOKEY★♥♥♥ IS MY #1¸.•`¸.•´¸.•*´¨)♥
♥♥Endless Love ♥♥♥ For an Awesome Guy!♥
♥♥(¸.•´ (¸.•`♥(¸.•`¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨)

Amber   May 22nd, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Congrats to Kris! We are so proud of you! THere was so much talent this year. Kris you deserved to win and we are praying for you

Laura in DC   May 22nd, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Danny knows full well why his fans voted en masse for Kris. His church's pastor (and many other pseudo-Christians) encouraged everyone to vote–out of hate–against Adam Lambert. May not sound pretty, but it's the truth.
This is NOT admirable, in my is shameful.

Debbie Dedwith   May 22nd, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Adam –
When are you planning to start working on your album?

Kris, we know you are married so we will leave you alone, but, Adam, do you know how many women in their 30's love you, regardless of your sexuality?!

-Debbie in Naperville, IL (near Chicago)

john w   May 22nd, 2009 9:50 pm ET

i feel like that danny gokey got a lot of pitty votes. do you think its fair to the other contestants to use personal tragedies to one up and play off the emotions of the american people?

Cyndi   May 22nd, 2009 9:50 pm ET

This year was a great season. Good luck to everyone.

Kim   May 22nd, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I was awed and amazed at Adam's vocal abilities for the whole season, but then I thought, well if I were voting based on the type of music I like and would buy, that would be either Kris or Danny's. When I thought about that, then I was almost certain it would be Kris because I'm not sure that AI is drawing the same crowd that would love Adam's music. Even when the Judges didn't much like his take on his version of Ring of Fire, I felt that it still showcased his vocal abilites and that many that like that sort of music would love it.

Would have been really cool with this season of trying different things to have a finale between the final 3 contestants!!

Kristen   May 22nd, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I will be attending my first AI concert in Sacramento this summer because this is the first time I actually like all 10 performers. My question is what should we expect? I know that Adam and Allison have talked about recreating their fantastic duet but will anyone else being doing a duet? Maybe some dueling piano. Also during the tour are you looking forward to meeting some of your fans? I'm hoping we get a chance to meet some if not all of you and get a few autographs. Keeping my fingers crossed. And one final thing. Thank you so much for giving us all such great entertainment these past few months. I wish you all great success.

Pauline Ooi from Singapore   May 22nd, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Dear Adam, a Glambert here. While we are all greatly disappointed, we are now eagerly anticipating your album. Just wanted to sound out whether you know you have a lot of international fans across the world and they are having problems buying your music on iTunes at the moment? Can you address this? Love you.

Gina   May 22nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Congrats Kris – we voted for you and glad to see you made it to the top! You're quite the artist and totally deserve it! My question is...when do you get time with your wife? She seems to be holding up so well, but wondering how all this is affecting her.

Amanda   May 22nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I think Danny Gokey should have totally won American Idol. He's amazing & from the get go was by far, my favorite contestant. His singing would always give me chills & that's always a good thing. Simply means there is more behind it than him just singing for the heck of it. He has meaning behind it. Feelings behind it. He's an amazing person & I can see that & say that without even knowing him personally. I am hoping that he will announce that he too, is going to have a record deal & working on a cd very soon because believe me, I would be the first one in line to buy his music & enjoy it while supporting him on his dream. I pray that God blesses him richly & again, he is an outstanding performer!

Ken Burkard   May 22nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Does anyone consider the voting system fair or should it be one vote per phone line? 38 million from Arkansas seems a bit ridiculous considering the actual population. Thanks

EmilyZ.   May 22nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Adam, do you want to do any more musicals or do you want to concentrate on your own music?

Brittt   May 22nd, 2009 9:52 pm ET

Congrats Kris Your two amazing!!!!

stella   May 22nd, 2009 9:52 pm ET

Will Adam sing for Queen?

Brittt   May 22nd, 2009 9:54 pm ET

Kris Congrats Your To Amazing

Nancy   May 22nd, 2009 9:54 pm ET

Who chooses which songs you perform on tour. Danny I hope you sing Hero . See you all in Canada

eka   May 22nd, 2009 9:54 pm ET

I am a HUGE fan of ADAM Lambert. I think he is the GREATEST idol EVER! Kris is good but a bit too ordinary for me. I think Adam is better, by far. He is the MOST creative and BEST vocal. And, he is GORGEOUS! with that beautiful & humble smile, and striking blue eyes.
When can I buy Adam first album? I cannot wait.

Trenity (age 9)   May 22nd, 2009 9:54 pm ET

Question for Danny:

What was the hardest song for you to sing on American Idol? I am your #1 Fan and I can't wait to see you in concert in Atlanta!!!!! How can I get a backstage pass?? My Favorite song you did was Jesus Take the Wheel. I was very upset when you got voted off. I wanted you to win, you deserved to win. Please make an album SOON!

alex   May 22nd, 2009 9:54 pm ET

adam- have you received any music deals

Sarah mansuri   May 22nd, 2009 9:55 pm ET know you should have won...everyone loved you!werent you a little mad or sad??

Melinda Mahan   May 22nd, 2009 9:55 pm ET

Question for Adam: Why was it right, for this season, for you to finally audition?

Amanda   May 22nd, 2009 9:55 pm ET

AND by the way, I was so disappointed that I tried all night the night when it was Danny, Kris, & Adam & could not get my vote through for Danny =( Not sure, if it would have helped, but still it was MY vote =)

Jean   May 22nd, 2009 9:56 pm ET

Best AI show ever! Congrats to Kris. We love you ADAM!

Amber   May 22nd, 2009 9:56 pm ET

Danny, have no regrets over performing "Get Ready" We LOVED it!!!! You did a fabulous job on it! Thanks for being so Great, we think you are so talented and cannot wait to see what the future holds for you!

Mandy   May 22nd, 2009 9:57 pm ET

My family loves the show a lot. I thought that Scott should of sang Billy Joel's Piano man. I wanted Adam to win so much that I voted 7 times and I wanted Lil and Scott to go far in the contest. Adam what do you think of what Clay said about you? Adam also what type of music will you sing now on? I thought that you singing with the band Kiss was great so did my Mom to.

Judi   May 22nd, 2009 9:57 pm ET

I have been an American Idol Fan since the very beginning and love every year. But, this year has been the best! Kris, you are my very favorite Idol of all!! Congratulations!

Cindy   May 22nd, 2009 9:57 pm ET

No question about it, Danny Gokey should have won American Idol. His voice is powerful and unique not to mention "SEXY" to quote Paula. I can't wait to hear him on the radio and buy his CD. He's the BEST!

Gitta   May 22nd, 2009 9:58 pm ET

I think that Adam and Kris were probably the best this season for me. And not to mention Anoop, Alision.

Great stuff


Glenda   May 22nd, 2009 9:58 pm ET

This is not a question but I hope Adam will get a chance to see it. I totally support his silence on his sexuality. That is absolutely no ones business. No one asks Chris if he has sex with his wife and should not ask Adam who he has sex with. That is a part of ones life that is personal and it should remain private. One other thing I am 66 years old and have never been a rock fan and certainly not a Kiss fan but that was fantastic.

susan   May 22nd, 2009 9:58 pm ET

so many people feel that the voting system is flawed. we all believe that it should be one peron, one vote. if that was the case, we are sure that adam would would have rightfully won and that is why we are so disappointed. with this travesty. it becomes meaningless if someone has a contraption to vault the total number of votes by the thousand and other who spend many minutes just to make one call. with the voting system as such, you can never have a true winner.

Ronnie   May 22nd, 2009 9:59 pm ET

Have or do you plan on crossing over into movies an acting.
You seem like a natural.

Malou Apego   May 22nd, 2009 9:59 pm ET

Hello ,

Idols! you are all winners!

Linda   May 22nd, 2009 10:00 pm ET

For Alison, Kris & Adam – What do you consider your best Idol performance and which of the professional stars you worked with inspired you most.

Barb   May 22nd, 2009 10:00 pm ET

American Idol is unpredictable and that is what makes people vote. I think Kris is very talented, I think Adam has wild talent, I personaly loved listening to Danny though I have to believe Alison is destined for greatness also. I hope they all succeed. Being a widow myself, I want to connect to a vendor of those Gokey Glasses. Good luck to all of you.

Chastine   May 22nd, 2009 10:01 pm ET

I think america voted wrong and its sad to see but I know Adam will be much bigger then Kris will ever be. I like Kris, he is likable and puppy dog cute but he still needs work on his vocals and don't think he will last long! I think Danny Gokey is not sincere on this LKL blog either. He seems so self involved and was showing arrogance late into the contest. Adam I think you are great and showed all the qualities of an Idol. Be you and only you! Never change!

Heather   May 22nd, 2009 10:01 pm ET


You are my "IDOL!" You have helped bring me hope through the difficult time I'm currenlt going through. You are a true inspiration! And your voice is one of the best I've ever heard.

I'm actively recruiting for Sophia's Heart-If I can be of greater help to this important cause-just let me know. Maybe I can be Sophia's southern Ca recruitor? I'm already doing it unofficially,,,,lol!

From my "HEART" to yours-thank you for your true inspiration......
I can't wait for your record!

Rock on, my friend...........

Carrie   May 22nd, 2009 10:02 pm ET

love to kick you in your balls -– It is a well known fact that you certainly wasn't born with any talent let alone respect.

sanjana   May 22nd, 2009 10:02 pm ET

how much has your life change during American Idol? Both ways you are my Idol!

summer   May 22nd, 2009 10:03 pm ET

i just would like to say i was very saddened by the fact danny was voted off.i watch idol every season and honestly i never felt so sad as i was with this season.danny was the best out of all of the contestants.he sang from his heart.he was real every week with his performances.danny i just want you to know that kris isnt my american idol you are and always will be.i will be the first to buy your first cd when its comes out.i know youll be big in the music business.your the best and i just want you to know im sending many hugs to you.

Sasha   May 22nd, 2009 10:03 pm ET

Could someone please disclose the difference in votes for Adam and Kris?

Ryan asked the question on the show but about the difference in votes; No-one seems to know.... I hope this will be addressed again on Monday! Since the vote is official I'm sure this number is known; someone should request this information.

I'm sure a lot of Idol fans are looking forward to the answer to this question.

Carol   May 22nd, 2009 10:04 pm ET

Congratulations Danny on making it as far as you did. I expected to see you in the Finals but unfortunately, my pick always finishes 3rd so you were stuck with the Curse of Carol.
I am one of your fans and voters who switched to Adam–unlike most.
Thanks for a great season and can't wait to see you in person.
Get that CD out ASAP!! Meanwhile, we will listen to your downloads.

Kathleen   May 22nd, 2009 10:04 pm ET

Kris Will your lovely wife be able to travel with you on the tour?
What are her goals?

Juliana Johnson   May 22nd, 2009 10:05 pm ET

Adam, I loved when you sung Mad World! I wanted to know what brought you to choose that song. You're amazing and keep going strong!

Vivian_PR   May 22nd, 2009 10:05 pm ET

Adam, you are a winner for us! We want to know when do you think you will have a CD and music videos ready for us. We are hungry of more Adam Lambert!!!!

Judy   May 22nd, 2009 10:06 pm ET

For Kris–Being an Arkansan like yourself, I just wondered if you would be back soon for another show in our area besides the whole tour? I'm a grandmother and my daughter and granddaughter all cheered and voted for you weekly! Congratulaions!!

danielle marsden   May 22nd, 2009 10:06 pm ET

adam did you think you would make it to the final two?i did you rock.this was the best idol ever because of you

Ronnie   May 22nd, 2009 10:06 pm ET

Kris – What genre do you expect your first album to be?
Can't wait!

haley   May 22nd, 2009 10:06 pm ET

Danny Gokey, do you know your awesome?! i wanted you to win the whole time, im glad Kris won, hes a great singer! but i cried when you got kicked off because, YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!!!!! i want to be on American idol, i have a good voice, but just in case, do you think i should take singing lessons? oh, by the way i started singing my homework! i think it helped, but it definitely helped you, do i need to say again your awesome?! im your biggest fan! i love your voice danny Danny!

Patti   May 22nd, 2009 10:07 pm ET

Hi, my question is for were my first choice when you made it to the top 13. I was rooting for you all the way ever since I saw you audition. You have such a unique voice and totally sing from the heart and I sure was disappointed when you left...I feel they should have given YOU another chance to come back : (
My question is: With you not being able to see on stage, HOW did you learn all the moves and dances when you all performed on stage at the same time? You were AMAZING!! You had the ability and talent to learn all those moves every week. I am very proud of you for being able to do all that AND to come on stage and sing so beautifully. I wish you ALL the best and God bless you and lead you always.

Vivian_PR   May 22nd, 2009 10:07 pm ET

Scott, how difficult was for you to learn the different group choreography and how to move n the stage. Could you tell us how was this process for you?

Toni Stenstrom   May 22nd, 2009 10:08 pm ET

Hello, I am a huge American Idol fan and I have never missed a epsiode since it debuted on the air. I love this show. I would like to ask why the American Idol Tour doesnt come to Houston for the tour much. They didnt come here last year and they are not coming this year either and I am so sad about that.. I would love to see this year's Idols on tour, and it would of been wonderful to see the Idols last year too. I would love to give Adam, Anoop and Kris a hug and see them in concert. Maybe they will come here one day soon and then I can go see them, in concert.

Adam and Kris I love you both and I am a 50 years old and my Mom is 70 and we both fell in love with Adam from the beginning and I want to ask Adam when will you put out a album and Kris also? You two are so different but I will buy both cds and cant wait for them. Good luck on your journey ahead. God Bless, Toni

Ali   May 22nd, 2009 10:09 pm ET

What are plans for future after the AI tour? Adam and Kris have said they are going to record albums. Can they address that more specifically? Also, does Adam have any long range plans for a concert tour independent of AI? I need my Adam fix!!

Heather   May 22nd, 2009 10:09 pm ET


Have your fans supported you/and the children through your all-important HEART foundation?

It's such a worthy cause and I believe everybody should contribute (fans or not) at least $1.00 to this important mission.

I reside in california and have much sales/marketing experience- if I can be of service to your foundation in addition to recruiting for donations-just let me know! Your HEART has touched mine in so many ways.

Thank you for being the inspiration you are. You are definetly my "IDOL!"

Bobbie gardner   May 22nd, 2009 10:09 pm ET

Loved Danny godkey saying
But instead of letting my situation define me, I let it become a defining moment in my life, and something good has come out of it. I hope that people get that side of me that’s saying, listen, don’t let that tragedy or that failure define you, but let it be a defining moment where you step up and become greater. Filed under: American Idol • LKL Web Exclusive

Geralyn   May 22nd, 2009 10:09 pm ET

My Question is for Adam. What is your ultimate goal as an Artist & Performer? By the way, I guess I'm not your typical fan. I'm a married, Christian, working full time, mom to seven in a small Texas Gulf town. I appreciate and admire your positive attitude, being true to who you are and your natural, awesome, diverse talent as a perfomer.
Geralyn Rangel
Lake Jackson, TX

Vivian_PR   May 22nd, 2009 10:09 pm ET

Megan you have a great personality and the camera loves you. You ever considered being a model, or working for TV?

Beth   May 22nd, 2009 10:10 pm ET

Kris......I attend church at NLC in Conway and I think you are an amazing singer and a true christian.Congradulations !!!! When are you going to be able to come back to church and sing in the praise group?By the way. My girls went to Jacksonville middle school with you and Daniel.I would also like to add that you're a great role model

mary   May 22nd, 2009 10:10 pm ET

Adam, you were great! i must say I was shocked that you did not win

Mandy   May 22nd, 2009 10:10 pm ET

The Show is Awesome. Ryan your awesome. I love the show a lot. Adam I heard that Bo Bice also Justin wanted you to win. What do you think of that?

Vivian_PR   May 22nd, 2009 10:12 pm ET

Allison, I am amazed of your incredible talent, but I'm wondering, do you think that the fact that you won a singing competition already made people think that it was better to support other contestants that never had this kind of chance before?

Irene   May 22nd, 2009 10:12 pm ET

Hi, I'm a 55 year old mother of 3 and still married, my idols are Janis Joplin, Elvis, Willie Nelson, Mario Lanza, and Caruso. I will say that Kris Allen sang well and put on a good show, but Adam Lambert has now been added to my list of idols.

Khalid   May 22nd, 2009 10:13 pm ET

Hey There 🙂
Kris Im your biggest fan and im all the way down under in Brisbane, Australia, I literally Pulled an all nighter because i couldnt sleep and i was on panic mode, had to wait until 10:00 a.m until the show was broadcasted Live on Fox8 !
I begged all my frieds in the U.S to send at least 100 texts each and they did. I enojoyed every song you sang and you continue to inspire people all aroud the world.
Megan and You should consider a duet, I love her voice and i believe that you could work up some awesome songs. Please Condier that!
Incredible taste in music Kris, Thats all i've got to say. I also have one question. Where did you get the Navy Blue and Baby Blue jacket you wore during youre home coming, i've been searching everywhere for it!

Stacey from Arkansas   May 22nd, 2009 10:13 pm ET

Congratulations Kris, Arkansas is proud of you! Adam you are fabulous too! We definitely had two winners this year! I voted for both of you!
What were the living arrangements at the mansion...who roomed with whom?
Were family members allowed to visit?
Kris, I believe it was you who said you loved to cook and spent time with the Idol Chef. What was the most exciting thing you learned in the kitchen?
Adam and Kris, is it true that on Finale night that Kris had his thumbnail painted black and Adam left his thumbnail unpainted as homage to eachother?
Will the Season 8 top 10 be Tweeting while on Tour?

Kelly McCormick   May 22nd, 2009 10:14 pm ET

I have been a Danny Gokey fan since the audition phase and have been loyal to him all the way through. Would you consider putting out an eyeglass line and also have you noticed a huge response to your Sophia's Heart Foundation?

Wish you well and I will be at the Pittsburgh show.

Kelly from Pittsburgh

Gina   May 22nd, 2009 10:14 pm ET

Adam you've got an amazing attitude toward Kris winning and you've gained total respect from some Kris fans. Danny & Allison, you two were also favorites of ours – you both have amazing voices – hoping you two will go far with your careers too! The top 10 really have been some of the most talented we've seen in all the years of Idol. Congrats to each and everyone one of you. Lil, we've got 3 boys – same age as yours (5, 3 & 2)...we're pullin' our hair out too!!!

Maggie Johnson   May 22nd, 2009 10:15 pm ET

This question is for Kris and Adam. The media has been talking a lot about Kris winning the Christian vote or the red states and Adam winning the blue states. I personally don't believe this. Do you guys get tired hearing about this?

Vivian_PR   May 22nd, 2009 10:16 pm ET

Adam, what is the weirdest thing and the nicer thing a fan ever did to you or gave to you?

Sharon Schoenberg   May 22nd, 2009 10:16 pm ET

Hi Adam-congratulations on your success on Idol–would love to hear you sing some Elvis song's–was really hoping you would have chosen to sing "Are You Lonesome Tonight" on Idol–may-be in the future?

Judy   May 22nd, 2009 10:17 pm ET

When Kara was with the bikini girl on stage, did she reveal a bikini bathing suit or undies?

Ryan & Stephanie   May 22nd, 2009 10:17 pm ET

This question is for Kris and Danny -

Are either (or both) of you planning on doing a gospel album at some point?

Maggie Johnson   May 22nd, 2009 10:17 pm ET

What kind of exciting things do you guys have planned for the tour or what kind of things do you want to do? Any particular songs that you'd like to play?

Hayley   May 22nd, 2009 10:18 pm ET

I completely agree with a comment made by myman earlier... i agree with everything you said. Danny is a true hero. This blog was about him, but yet none of the comments are. The ones that DO happen to be about him are just horrible. I don't see how someone could call him insincere or arrogant. You really dont know what's going on in that mans heart or his head... he has such a strong faith in God and has gone through a terrible tragedy but yet still put himself out there. He should be looked up to not put down and ridiculed... I mean the man has gone through enough.
I know one thing though, he is certainly one of my heros and my inspiration.

leileea   May 22nd, 2009 10:18 pm ET

Danny overanalyed and it caused him....he tried too hard and it appeared that he was trying to copy Adam...even he said so during the show, he just didn't mention the name but it was obvious...

Vivian_PR   May 22nd, 2009 10:18 pm ET

Danny, I read that you are planning to make an eyeglasses line. Could you tell us more about this?

Danica Lauridsen   May 22nd, 2009 10:19 pm ET

Hey Danny, As a strong Christian myself how did it feel being a Christian on "American Idol"?I can't wait to see you in San Diego and hope to meet you.I love you sweetie.<3 <3 Mwa. God Bless, Your-Sister-In-Christ Danica(Danny)My family calls me Danny and has my whole life.My youngest aunt started it.No Joke.

Cyndi Elain Davis   May 22nd, 2009 10:19 pm ET

To Kris: I think you're extremely talented, and I don't mean to take anything away from your win, but it's pretty obvious you got all the "boy next door" votes. Do you really believe you would have won if the vote had been left up to the judges instead of america?

Khalid   May 22nd, 2009 10:20 pm ET

Hey Larry, Ive Got a message to Kris
Kris Im your biggest fan and im all the way down under in Brisbane, Australia, I literally Pulled an all nighter because i couldnt sleep and i was on panic mode, had to wait until 10:00 a.m until the show was broadcasted Live on Fox8 !
I begged all my frieds in the U.S to send at least 100 texts each and they did. I enojoyed every song you sang and you continue to inspire people all aroud the world.
Megan and You should consider a duet, I love her voice and i believe that you could work up some awesome songs. Please Condier that!
Incredible taste in music Kris, Thats all i've got to say. I also have one question. Where did you get the Navy Blue and Baby Blue jacket you wore during youre home coming, i've been searching everywhere for it!

Vivian_PR   May 22nd, 2009 10:21 pm ET

To all the contestants: how many hours of sleep you had in average? How many free time you had and what you usually do?

Sonia   May 22nd, 2009 10:22 pm ET

It's interesting to see God's handy work in all of the idol winners. There is a reason for everything. Kris and Danny use these talents for Christ and know one else... The song the Famous One needs to be at the centre of your careers.

Tara Horn   May 22nd, 2009 10:22 pm ET

I just love Danny Gokey! Not only is he an amazing talent but I love the depth of the amazing person he is!! It is an honor to support him in his music and in his vision for SHF..He is a grounded man of faith and knows what is most important in this life!! A true gift!!

CR   May 22nd, 2009 10:24 pm ET

We love you Danny and hated to see you go. Just wanted to let you and Idol know that there were a lot of people like me that didn't vote on anyone till the last day because everyone was such an outstanding performer. Some of the votes that noted as yours going to Chris were not, but were solely being held out till that last day and the performance that Chris put on and the ability to play different instruments at the same time left many in awe. I say this for a fact because I have spoken to others afterwards and this is their opinion also. So looking from the outside in, we see more than the media. Blessings to you in the future.

Vivian_PR   May 22nd, 2009 10:25 pm ET

Allison, I read somewhere that your mom stayed with you in the Hollywood mansion, could you tell us how was her experience there and how you felt about having your mom with you?

cynthia   May 22nd, 2009 10:26 pm ET

adam lambert,im wondering when you will be releasing an album because i cant wait 2 hear your amazing voice in your album

Sharon   May 22nd, 2009 10:26 pm ET

Adam- When you sang "Born To Be Wild," I just about fell off my chair! You are seriously the most talented, amazing singer I have ever seen or heard. Will you ever come to the prairie provinces of Canada to do a show? You have so many fans out here and none of us could vote for the "American" Idol. Please don't forget about your frustrated Canadian fans. We are so proud of you!

Patricia Marn   May 22nd, 2009 10:27 pm ET

I've been a big American Idol Fan from day one. I have to admit I was voting for Adam from day one. I'm from San Diego and I now live in Florida part time and I'm told you can tell a Calif. gal from a Floridian. Very Interesting. I guess it is because were so open to new things, think more open and were our own person. Some had a hard time accepting me here where I now live part time and I used to model professionally and have a great job in San Diego. Dealing with Public life.

But, I was for Adam because he did show alot of class, showmanship, professional and I liked his style. His clothes, hair, and some thought he was gay, didn't like his style here in Florida but I have found people here too reserved..haha...But, Adam was my number one pic because of his style, voice and sort of an Elvis Presley style about him. We loved him in his suits and found him very first class. So, yes, we were for Adam.

But, we liked Kris too but he sort of looked plain like some of the rest, and didn't stand out like Adam did. But, he did have a great voice, gift of piano and guitar. Also, seeing his family and the way his Dad hugged him was warm. But, yet, were voting for the music and style as well and how he reacts to the public, questions and press people.

For me personally, I'd say, their BOTH winners in their own way. Two American Idols. Kris for his style and low key ways and Adam for his Calif. gift of knowledge, music and being so professional and knowing how to dress for each night. He stood out with alot of class and personality. Someone you would not forget...EVER...probably one of the best ever on American Idol when it came to professionalism and strong voice. Unique style.

I will say, I have to agree to keep RELIGION out of American Idol when voting and how you feel about if he or she are gay. We vote for their gift from God. MUSIC and how they bring it to us from the heart whether their rich already or poor, it is whomever showed the best perfomances during the whole show. Voting should be based on that only. Not religion, race, or sexual differences.

Again, BOTH were great so I personally feel, we have to American Idols and some of us wish them the very best. Again, Adam was and still is my favorite but best luck to Kris as well.


Kim   May 22nd, 2009 10:27 pm ET

Hopefully you didn't make Simon to mad with the "Don't Care" thing because with your unique voice, I think you could start a whole new type of music genre or something (kinda like when someone started the rap sensation) Do you write songs? I think your voice is so strong, cool and unique that it looked like it was hard for you to take just any song and make it your own. You definitely have your own style. You need some stuff written with your voice in mind and you'll be awesome.

Maya   May 22nd, 2009 10:28 pm ET

I have 2 questions:
1. Adam, what are your future plans other than doing the Idol tour?

2. Does anyone have a recording contract yet (other than Kris)?

Rhonda   May 22nd, 2009 10:28 pm ET

Just wanted to say that you were really great and should have been in the final two with Kris.
Anyway, don't pay any attention to the negative comments just remember the good ones and keep them in your heart.
I am really sorry for your lost. I am happy that you are standing strong, as I did. You will only be stronger and your life has only just begun.
I am waiting for that christian cd so remember how much you are loved when your writing it. k?
Just another Fan

Jenn S   May 22nd, 2009 10:28 pm ET

WOW! Danny has been such a inspiration to me. I only wish him the very best and I know he will always be the idol everyone will remember. He may not have won american idol, but he will always be an idol and a hero in my eyes! He has brought out so many good qualities and I could only wish there could be more people like him in this world.
Danny if your reading this, I just want to say Thank you! I hope to see alot more of you in the future, and I want you to know I'm so proud of you! Hopefully one day our paths will cross. I would love to have you as a friend in my life!
Take Care Friend! xoxo & tons of knuckle punches! 🙂
<3 JSq628

danielle marsden   May 22nd, 2009 10:29 pm ET

adam do you have a myspace or twitter?because there is a lot of myspace and twitter that said its to see the idols when you come to ohio but times are hard i cant work and my husband just got out of the army and its hard for him to find a job.maybe next have so much talent .everytime you stick out your tounge i know here goes a high blew me away when you sang with kiss and queen. cant wait for your cd to come out . all the idols have so much talent.adam you are so sexy.

Ganny   May 22nd, 2009 10:30 pm ET

To me Adam won the american idol .Come to think of it, if Danny & Kris share the same fan base that means kris took these combine fan demography and that will be hard to compete with for Adam. I do not believe that Adam's sexual orientation could have caused him the idol title 'cos i believe we have come a long way not to act that way. Adam is the best American idol contestant ever.Kris and Danny are superb singer too.

Vivian_PR   May 22nd, 2009 10:31 pm ET

Megan, do you regret telling Simon "I dont care"? Do you think that hurt your opportunity of being save by the judges?

Jackie Sullinger   May 22nd, 2009 10:31 pm ET

How long were your rehersals before the show was on air and did you do the rehersals at the mansion?

Lisette   May 22nd, 2009 10:32 pm ET

Danny, I think you are heaven sent. I love everything about you. You've touched my heart. What's the most important thing you've learned and will take with you out of this Idol experience?

jennifer galliart   May 22nd, 2009 10:35 pm ET

Middle America is not ready for your style, they will always vote for the all american guy, ridiculous!!!American idol is not about the best singer, do you agree?

Lisette   May 22nd, 2009 10:36 pm ET

Danny, I love your song choices because you always have some kind of message behind it. What song out of all the you've sang on Idol has been the most meaningful to you and why?

Linda W   May 22nd, 2009 10:38 pm ET

Haters, you all are Haters. Accept the fact that Kris won, for whatever reason. They are both great. Any way you look at it they will both have a great future. Danny you are my favorite,have been from day one, much love for you, I cant wait till you make and release your album. Your my American Idol !!!!! Even though Danny didnt win, Iam not hating on Kris or Adam.
Keep it real!!!!
Linda W

Stella   May 22nd, 2009 10:39 pm ET

I never cared for Danny's style, but he also seems like the least likable person of the top 13. And after watching the dynamic of everyone on Larry King Live, I'd say the rest of the contestants feel the same way.

Ganny   May 22nd, 2009 10:43 pm ET

Hey guys, i just think these three duds are are fantastic, let'sjust sit back and enjoy their them 'cos i believe they all will make big while delivering fantastic entertainment for us all.

Donna   May 22nd, 2009 10:43 pm ET

I wasn't a huge fan of Danny on the show, but I really respect his goals for using the fame he's gotten from 'Idol' to help others. To me, that is more important than fleeting fame or fortune. Good for you, Danny Gokey.

I laughed when I read the section about what he would have done differently and he talks about overthinking everything. Danny's a Taurus, and this is such a Taurean trait! We constantly analyze and rehash to a point of madness! I thought that was funny.

Early on, I felt 'Idol' exploited Danny's personal tragedy a bit too much. It was important that we, the viewers, knew about his loss, but the producers should really have downplayed it a bit. This was a very personal and painful thing for him to go through. I also worry that his grieving process was interrupted by all of this and that there are still going to be tough times ahead.

Thanks for sharing, Danny. And may God continue to bless you in your journey.

Franie   May 22nd, 2009 10:48 pm ET

I like both Kris and Adam, but Adam DEFINETLY should have won. You are amazing. I was just wondering if there is any truth to the story about 38 million votes coming from Arkansas? That would explain things if true. Adam please let us know how to follow what you plan to do in the future and when your first album is realeased. I am a hugh Elvis fan and you remind me so much of him!!

Mary from Livonia, MI   May 22nd, 2009 10:48 pm ET


Which one of your performances was most memorable?

You are always so poised and comfortable on stage. Do you attribute these qualities to your experience in theater?

What will be in store for Adam Lambert after the American Idol tour?

Bourbon   May 22nd, 2009 10:48 pm ET

Kris was the best to me, so he got my vote. I am not a mad voting fool, I only voted 1 time and got through after 4 tries. But I simply didn't like Adam's vocals. I loved his genre and stage presence, but that isn't enough in a singing contest. I loved Kris' guitar and piano – plus his arrangements were tight. The dude rocked out and he isn't even in the genre I like, Adam is.

I don't know how many people there are like me, but I seriously voted for the singer I thought did the best job – that was Kris. I don't care if they are all gay or strippers or christians or whatever – I am none of those things and couldn't careless. I wasn't a fan of anyone – but I loved Danny's voice as the raspiness was coolio. But I wasn't much into his genre either. Nonetheless, I would have voted for him over Adam too. Actually Alison as well (although I'd vote Adam over Matt – no knocks to Matt who also has a cool bluesy style).

Anyway: CONGRATS TO THE WELL DESERVED CHAMP! I didn't know if you would make it Kris, but I can only say that in my opinion, America got it right. As a songwriter/arranger, you've got the goods.

All might recall that Kris was the only one told that if AI didn't work out, a professional star was willing to 'do something with him' and that is because Kris has real and amazing talent. Danny and Adam too, it is just that Kris has overall popular appeal. And that from me, who is way more into Adam's genre.

Krystal   May 22nd, 2009 10:54 pm ET

Adam & Allison,
Can we expect a duet on your albums together 🙂

leeann   May 22nd, 2009 10:55 pm ET

what is uo with all blogs not even about DANNY WHO IS THE BLOGGER. not kris and adam! Danny you are so great. I don't care what anyone says. I will be looking forward to your album. Just an idea is you actually read this, I really led the Rascal Flatts song you did. You could sing sgs kinda like what they do. You are the best singer since Gary LeVox (lead singer of Rascal Flatts). And you seem to be a great person. I will also look forward to glasses line (lol) be sure to make women's glasses too.

pamantha   May 22nd, 2009 10:55 pm ET

Hey Danny,

Congratulations on making the top 3. I loved your singing and your performances all season. You were one of my 2 favorites. I think your foundation is great. I work for a non-profit and there are not nearly enough to help everybody. I especially like the eyeglass idea. You know there can be only be one name for this eyeware line: Gokeys! "What kind of glasses are those?" "They're Gokeys" (People don't call them sunglasses, they call them Ray-bans) You can work Gokeys into your songs! "Grabbin' my keys and my Gokeys and I'm headin out". All of the best to you and the foundation, I will watch for your music, your 'Gokeys' and info about the foundation. Thanks for being part of Idol so we could meet you.

Stacey from Arkansas   May 22nd, 2009 10:58 pm ET

Adam and Kris are true artists, musicians, and performers. They both have a great deal of confidence, which is why they never felt they had to compete, they knew if they went out and did what they had been doing all of their life that they would be winners. Adam and Kris were the right choice for the final two.
Danny is simply a singer who had to watch other performers to figure out what the judges were trying to tell him about his performance. He never deserved to be in the top two. I am totally put off by Danny's arrogance.

Allie B   May 22nd, 2009 10:59 pm ET

Congratulations to Kris for being named "American Idol." You are promising young musical artist who week after week gave everything he had to the contest and came out on top honorably. Embrace your "victory" - it was earned! I really think the judges were not clued into the appeal of your quieter, less showy brand of American pop music along with your creativity, freshness, sincerity, and attractive voice. You may have picked up some of the "Gokey voters" but believe me, you and Danny are worlds apart when it comes to artistry, performance skills, and creativity and not all of us who supported you supported Gokey. Congratulations also to Adam – who did not garner the majority of votes in the end – but who comported himself with grace, humor, and humility. Adam is an AMAZING talent – powerhouse voice, incredible showmanship, dramatic flair and style. He seems incredibly grounded and I'm certain we will see and hear a lot about Adam in the future!

I am impressed by the graciousness of both Kris and Adam. It is wonderful to see their mutual respect, how utterly at ease with and supportive of one another they were throughout the competition and now. I voted for Kris, Adam, and Allison throughout the competition and I'm glad that I did. They are all terrific performers with unique gifts. I'm sure that big things await them all and I'm looking forward to buying their CDs and watching them further develop their talents!

Janice M   May 22nd, 2009 10:59 pm ET

Kris you were my pick to win, you are my idol and I would vote for you again and again and again. When you sing I see your hart and your soul stand tall on that winner's podium you deserve it. It's like every week you took us on a date and we have fun with this really nice guy we got to know you week after week and in the end we fell in love. I can't waite for your album looking forward to it.

Is the tour comming to Toronto Canada?

Krystal   May 22nd, 2009 11:00 pm ET

In all honesty to all of you. If there was a revote tonight do you think Kris would still be the winner?

Elly   May 22nd, 2009 11:03 pm ET

Q for Adam:
First off all Adam you are the winner:)
Did you get my WoodenShoes. And the cookies.
Next time I will send you bigger ones plus the outfit that will match.

Kathy   May 22nd, 2009 11:05 pm ET

Stella, I feel the same way. Gokey comes off as being self absorbed and insincere and I too think the rest of the contestants feel the same. Watching him on LKL tonight he had a quasi-snitty attitude and seemed taken by his own self-importance (in his mind only).

Jerri Italiano   May 22nd, 2009 11:07 pm ET

Danny it shows no class at all for u to say you would have won if u and adam was in the final 2........america voting for kris is one thing u another....Based on talent it goes to adam......period.....just because the AI voting system is flawed is not lamberts fought he is the most talented and every poll I have seen says adam wins...even Kris knows it....It would have been fair if they just let simon call it he knows talent...........

AJ   May 22nd, 2009 11:13 pm ET

My question is for Danny.
Danny, how do you stay so close to God?
What's your secret?
Thanks 🙂

Liz Sargent   May 22nd, 2009 11:16 pm ET

To Adam:

How long do we have to wait for your album? Your fans are ready and waiting to buy your music, attend your concerts, and listen to your music on the radio. Don't make us wait too long, OK? See you this summer at the Cleveland tour! We love you!


cathy campbell   May 22nd, 2009 11:17 pm ET

First of all congratulations to all of you. As an American Idol fan of all seasons, I do believe you all have such talent. My question is What do you think of the voting system ? I am a Adam Lambert fan and of all the times through the season I had a hard time voting. The Tuesday nite finale I was unable to vote it was busy the whole four hours all three lines 1, 3 & 5. Some how doesn't seem right if you are told to vote for your favorite and you can't.

lucy   May 22nd, 2009 11:19 pm ET

Why is it all the Adam fans seem so angry and bitter? It's not like Kris' name was pulled out of a hat! This is based on votes and Kris got more of them...therefore he won. Period. It seems to me the only people you should be angry with is you for not taking it upon yourselves to vote more efficiently. Stop hating! I am a Kris fan all the way, but Adam is incredibly, amazingly talented. He just doesn't sing the kind of music I would buy. And apparantly Kris doesn't sing the kind of music you would buy. And that's fine! But stop being so angry and blaming everyone from the mailman to your mother about Kris winning and stop whining that life isn't fair. It's American Idol...that's all. The world will not stop rotating because of this. And Adam will go on to do great things, so don't worry. Lighten up, people.

lucy   May 22nd, 2009 11:21 pm ET

And by the way, Kris fans had a terrible time voting, too. I know Adam's fans did as well because I checked his line several times and got the same problems we did on Kris' lines. So, no, it was not a conspiracy!

Angela   May 22nd, 2009 11:21 pm ET

Dear Danny,
You say, "instead of letting a situation define you, let the situation be a defining moment" and use it to grow and better yourself. I greatly admire that you've never allowed yourself to be made a victim. You've faced extremely difficult situations yet you didn't let them defeat you. I think Dear Abby said something similar when she said: "Don't let your past dictate who you are but let it be part of who you will become." I'm glad you've overcome them, or we might not have had the benefit of hearing your beautiful voice. I'm excited for you and will be looking for your album in stores; try not to make us wait too long. Continue to be courageous and I wish you the best of luck and success in accomplishing all your dreams and may the Lord continue to guide you through it all.

leeann   May 22nd, 2009 11:25 pm ET

DANNY IS NOT SELF ABSORBED. HE SEEMS LIKE A GREAT PERSON! WHAT IS UP WITH PEOPLE. HE IS SO SINCERE AND REAL. why can't people just get over it. its a competiion he is competitive. so what? I cried when he left and would have liked him whether or not he is christian, not all of his fans are radical red staters. I like adam too. i didn't even vote in the final (I boycotted it) but if i had voted i would have been for adam. the Danny fans aren't out for revenge or to start a regious movement, we just like the most talented people to win, Im not gonna lie there are those who hate gays and did vote for kris out of pite but guess what most people aren't like that. really people don't take it so personally.

Melissa   May 22nd, 2009 11:26 pm ET

This question is for Danny:

If the rules allow, would you try again for American Idol next season?

Also, my eight year old granddaughter, Frankiann, was so dissapointed that you did not win,she actually cried and we had to calm her down. Right after that, we purchased tickets for the upcoming tour here in Boston, MA so she could see you in person.
We know your future is going to be bright. You are a gifted perfomer. I know my granddaughter will be one of the first in line to purchase your CD. so keep going with your wonderful singing career so my granddaughter can purchase that CD.

Take care and God Bless.

Looking forward to seeing you in Boston in August !!!!!!!

Hilary   May 22nd, 2009 11:31 pm ET

I am confused by people's comments. Where were all of these people during voting night that loved Adam so much? How was he "robbed"? Everyone knows he will be a huge star. And so will Kris. They are both incredibly talented in their own way. Danny and Allison are also winners. They will all have great careers and a loyal fan base. No one lost here! Even though I thought Adam was a great singer and entertainer, I, personally didn't love Adam's style of music and am drawn to Kris' style more. I love that his musical talent embraces the piano and the guitar. He looked and sounded amazing with Keith Urban! Could Kris look any cuter with his hands in his jean pockets and that guitar slung over his back?!!!
I would love for all of the Kris vs. Adam debate to stop. Why can't people be happy for all of the contestants? They got the opportunity for huge exposure and many of them will go on to have successful music careers. Kris and Adam are both winners and as we have seen with previous American Idols – the winning ticket isn't the only way to huge success. I am actually starting to feel badly for Kris. He WON – and he says it should have been Adam – only because that is what the judges kept saying!! BUT...America votes. And they voted for YOU KRIS!!!!!! So be proud!!!!!! You deserved it!!!!!!!
I, sincerely cannot believe that people are saying that Kris got the "Christian, straight" vote. People are just looking for a reason as to why Adam didn't win. Maybe it's just that people liked Kris' sound and style more. There are plenty of gay and "out there" big name singing stars. It's simple – Adam didn't get enough of the popular vote. But that isn't going to matter anyway. And if Adam had won Kris would still have gone on to have a huge career too. In my opinion, I think Kris is going to be hugely successful. Half way through I knew Kris was going to win. His appeal to a wider audience and his undeniably cute way was generating a ground swell of support week to week. I cannot believe how much the judges underestimated him!!
Let's enjoy the success of both of these men. They clearly aren't bashing one another and must find all of this amusing. There are plenty of fans out there to support both of them. The competition is OVER!! Time to let them cut their albums and let's enjoy their incredible talent – whatever your taste in music!!
Thanks for an fantastic season!!
Congrats to the top 4!!! Looking forward to all of your albums!!!
ps- Can't wait for Allison's album AND I really hope Megan finds her way into the music industry. I think she has a promising career ahead of her. So unique!!!!

LisaM   May 22nd, 2009 11:32 pm ET

Danny was my favorite contestant.
I love his voice!
His voice appeals to me – so distinctive -soulful -powerful.
I am so going to miss hearing him sing on Tuesday nights and I will be awaiting the release of his CD.
I cannot wait to buy it.

I wish Danny would have (not sure if these songs would have been on the viable list of song choices) sang Eric Clapton's" Forever Man" or Stevie Ray Vaughn's "Caught in the Crossfire" during Rock week.

Danny ...I hope you read this – You would sing bluesy rock awesome!
You have the voice – the passion and the soul.

I also like many of the other contestants such as Alison, Anoop, Kris and Scott. Alison's version of "Papa was a Rolling Stone' was amazing.

However, Adam's voice never appealed to me. I see Adam continuing his career on Broadway as a successful theatrical singer.

I did not vote for him because I do not like to hear him sing – His voice does not appeal to me. I would never want to buy his CD and listen to10-14 songs in a row. I could care less about his or anyone Else's sexual orientation.

I am so sick and tired of Adam's disappointed fans playing the gay card.

When does this victim mentality end?

In the past I read blogs that said Scott was getting the sympathy vote because he is blind – that Danny was getting the sympathy vote because he is a widower. Such insulting nonsense!

I would also like to express that I was disgusted by the following on the show recently:

-Katie Perry wearing an "Adam Lambert" cape.
Sorry should not allow your musical guest stars vocalize their choices. Revise your contracts with these "stars".

-Simon Cowell refusing to give Kris a standing ovation when he was announced as the winner. Randy, Kara and Paula rose to their feet applauding- Simon just sat there – totally disrespectful, immature and selfish.

Shame on you Simon!

And to the blogger who said;

"I don’t know why, but Danny Gokey comes off as a very insincere person."

Well if you don't know why ...Then why say such a thing? ? ?Ask yourself...How does your comment make you come off?

Danny comes across very sincere to me!

Danny can still grieve privately and be strong publicly.

Danny is a phenomenal singer and a phenomenal man!

Lastly, Congratulations to Kris!

Melanie in Alabama   May 22nd, 2009 11:32 pm ET

It has been posted that Simon said that Kris won because he is a nice guy not the best singer. Year after year the judges stress that it is a singing competition. It has also been posted that the win was a landslide . There have been several people that tried for 4 hours to vote for Adam but was never able to get in to vote. We feel that this years results was unfair due to the voting situation. We want Adam to know that we look forward to hearing his music. Adam please keep tweeting and keep us updated.

Lisa   May 22nd, 2009 11:36 pm ET

Danny is truly a superior talent, and human being,and you dont have to subscribe to his belief system,to appreciate his gifts
I truly hope his foundation is a success,and I will support Danny the best I can by buying his music,and donating to his charity.
American Idol is a singing contest ,and he was truly the best singer.
People need to stop being so negative,and see people in a positive light....and be generally happy for people whether they win or lose.
Congrats and thanks to all the idols for a fun exciting season,and good luck with the tour
Danny ,I expect to see you in Canada on your own tour very soon 🙂

Becky Medearis   May 22nd, 2009 11:39 pm ET

I think you stole the show when you sang with Lionel Richie. Are you going to be making an album soon and what kind of songs will be on it?

Kim   May 22nd, 2009 11:41 pm ET

What a GREAT season for American Idol. I have watched Idol since season 2 on and off but NEVER have I rearranged my life around it!
Come hell or high water every Tuesday and Wednesday the kids would be in bed so I could sit down and enjoy watching Adam sing and perform. What a pleasure it has been to watch you! And as an educated mother of 3 who just spent $150.00 on an Idol ticket to see you perform in August I say "rock on" we all love you and can't wait to see more of you!

Kris....I think you are a nice guy.....polite...and a decent singer.......but no way are you ADAM...........and Adam should have one the competition!

ISABEL   May 22nd, 2009 11:42 pm ET


Jane   May 22nd, 2009 11:49 pm ET

Ryan: What was the difference in the vote count? It seems to be hush, hush?

VickieCarol   May 22nd, 2009 11:50 pm ET


Other than the Idol Tour, how can we (your fans), find a list of your Upcoming Appearances?

You are so amazing:
When you sing, we don't just HEAR the songs, we FEEL the songs.

Can't wait for your first CD.!!!

BrendaB.   May 22nd, 2009 11:54 pm ET

My questions go to Kris Allen:
Hi Kris, my name is Brenda and well basically your music got me addicted to American Idol.
The last time I saw American Idol was season 1 and parts of season 2. Then I got out of it. However, this year's American Idol was something else. I honestly got so addicted to it because of your voice. I love how you sing and how you play the guitars and the piano. So kudos with that and thank you a lot!
My questions are:
1. What type of music do you plan on making? Like will it be the same style like how you sang "Ain't No Sunshine", "She Works Hard for the Money", "Heartless", and all those good tunes you did.
2. I saw your Wikipedia and I read that you made a CD called "Brand New Shoes". Is there anyway that I can buy a copy of it?
Thank you so much for the music you made on Idol. It was great and I'm very thrilled and pleased that you won, I honestly voted for you like 400 times on the night before the finale.
Good luck in everything, I hope the best for you and all the other finalist.
P.S: Adam, "Mad World" is seriously phenomenal! I put it on my myspace alongside with "Ain't No Sunshine".
Good Luck to you all, and I hope I see you in the summer tour or when you come back to LA.

Living in Kris Allen town Conway Ark   May 22nd, 2009 11:57 pm ET

Strange how great Adam is handeling the loss but his fans are a bunch of sore loosers who are doing nothing but making themselves look stupid by making up really lame excuses for him loosing....No matter who beat Adam you would be saying the same thing about them.....I have read some remarks that it was rigged.....where's your proof? Better have the proof to back it up......When Kris came to his hometown visit he was on numerous radio and tv shows and sang at 3 concerts where there were over 20,000 at each concert...Adam comes from a much bigger town and he had alot less show up to his ONE concert.Also Kris is a cristian and if someone really wants to be dumb enough to put him down for that then Kris needs to wittness to you like he did Adam and introduce you to the lord.Kris is a sweet guy who would never talk bad about anyone and he would really be hurt if his fans were as rude as Adams fans are and I'm sure that Adam won't be too pleased either.Kris is very talented and besides being able to sing as great as he does he playes several instruments......Congradulations again Kris you deserve it....Don't let anyone make you feel like you don't deserve this just pray for them.Looking forward to hearing you sing in chuch when ever you're able to come back.......all the people that really matter love you !!!!! we are so proud of you !!!!!!!!!

Diane   May 22nd, 2009 11:59 pm ET

I don't have a question, would just like to let Adam know I am really proud that he hasn't sunk to the level of tabloid journalism by making an issue of whether or not he is gay.

Brenda   May 23rd, 2009 12:00 am ET

Congrats to all of the AI contestants. I have a question for both Kris and Adam. I see that you both have your official website up which is great. How often will you be visiting the site and will we get to see maybe blogs by you letting us know what you are up to? It would be great if sometime you might be able to interact with your fans on the site. Also do you read the messages your fans leave for you on these sites? Lots of love to you guys!

ISABEL   May 23rd, 2009 12:00 am ET


cimi   May 23rd, 2009 12:00 am ET

Oh bite my --- everyone knows Adam should of won. Even Kris said it you morons

BECK   May 23rd, 2009 12:03 am ET


deb hanson   May 23rd, 2009 12:03 am ET

Danny you are amazing i love your voice and how you sing with such emotion every song you sing- I cried all night when you were voted off!
You should have been in the finale.

I was wondering what other songs or songs you were considering doing besides You are so Beautiful for your personal choice.

Diane Peterson   May 23rd, 2009 12:07 am ET

This question is for Adam. My son wants to know why his girl was holding hands with my guy at the finale during Kris' song, which is fantastic? I think it's really great to see such friendships blossom throughout the past weeks.

Donna   May 23rd, 2009 12:08 am ET


As a child of the 70's and 80's your music brought back such fond memories of bands and songs that I listened to years ago. Thanks so much for the memories! I can hardly wait to buy your first CD, whatever genre you choose to go with. You are a very gifted performer with a huge following. We are all anxiously awaiting to hear more beautiful music from you.

Living in Kris Allen town Conway Ark   May 23rd, 2009 12:09 am ET

Thanks for just proving my above point Ci mi.....rudness and stupidity......what a shame.......

Living in Kris Allen town Conway Ark   May 23rd, 2009 12:16 am ET

Ci mi........please ask me how your comment was stupid cause I'm dying to answer it............

BECK   May 23rd, 2009 12:19 am ET


Sam Howard   May 23rd, 2009 12:20 am ET

My question is for Allison Iraheta for monday the 25th, being of Salvadoran descent could we possibly see some spanish releases on an album and would Allison be interested in working with a little someone by the name of SHAKIRA?

Darla Reynolds   May 23rd, 2009 12:33 am ET

Danny is the only person on the show that DID seem sincere. He never tried to hide his feelings and I thought it was refreshing that he stood up for his beliefs, despite it being the unpopular thing to do. My congrats to Kris on winning, but Danny will always be MY American Idol.

Melanie   May 23rd, 2009 12:34 am ET

My question is for Danny. On your album are you writing most of the songs yourself and when do you think it will debut?

Rose   May 23rd, 2009 12:35 am ET

Adam, Your performance with Kiss was absolutely stunning. You looked and sounded like you had been with them FOREVER! Do you think your career is going to be in rock music, or do you want to branch out in other directions??? And I wanted to mention – I was in eighth grade (13 years old) when Elvis' Heartbreak Hotel hit the charts. We all know what he did. And he wasn't allowed to be filmed below the waist in his first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. How funny now. Don't listen to all the controversy you hear and read. I think you will be a mega star!!! Just be Adam and you'll be great. Your friend, Kris, is great too. Awesome season for Idol. Best one yet.

Kaylan   May 23rd, 2009 12:42 am ET

Danny, you are awesome and you will go soooooooo far because your heart is in the right place. Can't wait to see what the future has to hold for ya!!!! 🙂

Darla   May 23rd, 2009 12:49 am ET

Question for Gokey – Can we expect a studio version of Hero from him in the future. Seems that song really fits his voice.

valora   May 23rd, 2009 12:51 am ET

Folks stop saying Adam is better than Kris it’s a matter of preference. I feel they are two different artists and fans voted for who they preferred. Kris steadily excelled as the competition progressed. It does not matter how you start the race, its how you finish and he had a very strong finish. That’s what made him win the competition and folks can’t seem to realize that.

The turning point for Kris was the last four weeks he grew as an artist and viewers started to take notice. Especially the week before the finally. Kris won because his music was more current and “fresh”.

Thank you guys for a great season!

Michelle Enigenburg   May 23rd, 2009 12:51 am ET

I don't really have a question, but more of a comment directed at Adam. Adam, you are one in a million. I love that you are so real and so nice. I think your talent is such a gift and I want to thank you for sharing it all with us. You are just on your way. You live life to the fullest and you are an inspiration to us all. All of us in San Diego are so proud of you.

Pat Yoesel   May 23rd, 2009 12:52 am ET

I voted for Danny every chance that I had. Love the voice and the spiritual influence in your life. So glad for Kris and his wife also.
How we need some real roll models in our day and age. Why not incloude a religious song in your album? Remember Barbar Mandrel who ended her programs with a religious section. Everyone loved her.

Sally   May 23rd, 2009 12:54 am ET

Adam how soon will your first CD be released to the public- I can't get enough of hearing your incredible voice! You are awesome! I'm looking forward in seeing you and the other contestants this summer in the Amidol tour. See you in Dallas,TX

Sara W.   May 23rd, 2009 12:55 am ET

Adam, you are a beautiful person and an amazing artist, congrats.

Brenda   May 23rd, 2009 12:58 am ET

First of all, I wanted to say Congrats to Kris. You have a phenomenal voice. I understand your comments on why you didn't want the votes to be based on your faith, that it's about the music. But I do want to encourage you and Danny on being open in regards to your beliefs. So often it is frowned upon and not spoken of. Thanks for standing up for what you believe in!

Quick question for Kris and Danny; will you be going back to worship leading?

Sara W.   May 23rd, 2009 12:59 am ET

Adam, you are an amazingly beauiful person with a heart of gold. I can't get enough of you, you rock! Can't wait for your album to come out!

Peggy Romero   May 23rd, 2009 1:02 am ET

I found this season to be the most memorable. Everyone in the top 13 has tremendous talent. I was equally enamored with the comraderie displayed by everyone – true friendship I believe that will last, for a lifetime (like military buddies). Congratulations to Kris and Adam – your careers are about to explode!

Kris – I enjoy jogging to your version of Heartless on itunes!

My favorite artist is Danny Gokey. I have been encouraged and inspired by you. A few questions:
How much fan mail did you receive? Did you read them all? What was the most memorable piece of fan mail that you recieved?

Will guitar be the first instrument that you will learn? Is anyone teaching you to play?

Were you a music teacher outside of Faith Builders International, or was that incorporated in your role as a Worship Leader?

Danny, ever thought of writing a book in the future. You have talent expressing your thoughts as well.

Marissa D.   May 23rd, 2009 1:06 am ET

will the 2 hour finale show be sold on DVD?I think it's the best one yet – I would love to have it in my collection. Great show!

Big Danny fan (voted for him everytime)- sorry he did not make it but I honestly think Kris & Adam deserve to be in the top two. This year is the best yet! Can't wait for Danny's first CD.

The Friday LKL show reflected the friendship & respect that these idol contestants have developed toward each other – see you all in the summer tour.

Cynthia Murphy   May 23rd, 2009 1:09 am ET

I agree with Escorpiocrone. There was a lead-in broadcast on CNN on the West Coast BEFORE the Idol finale aired in our time zone. Idol may be billed as "live", but it is time delayed on the West Coast, just the same way Leno is, to accommodate the East Coast time zone.

The lead-in announced Kris as the winner and Adam as the runner-up, as the ad asked us to watch the two of them on LKL.

This truly ruined the Idol finale for myself and my family.

Madeline Salinas   May 23rd, 2009 1:10 am ET

Kris, will your wife be joining you on your tour?

Madeline Salinas
McAllen, Texas

Madhuri Kibria   May 23rd, 2009 1:12 am ET

Hey Idols!
I really enjoyed this season! I think all of you are talented in your own ways and the decision for the winner was fine with me because both Kris and Adam are such deserving performers.Adam deserves the title just as much as Kris.They are both unique artists and amazingly talented and creative in their own ways,they are both one-of-a-kind!

I was rooting for both Adam and Kris throughout the season and when it really came down to these two,I thought to myself,it doesn't matter who wins because both of them will do great in the music industry in their genres.

Estrella   May 23rd, 2009 1:12 am ET

Congratulations Kris on your win.
Adam, I can't wait to go to your first solo concert! Will we have your cd sometime this year? We love you!!

Colleen Johnson   May 23rd, 2009 1:14 am ET

For Danny Gokey – Danny have you considered becoming a Christian recording artist?

cimi   May 23rd, 2009 1:21 am ET

ok living in Kris. How was my comment stupid? I'm dying to know the answer

Madhuri   May 23rd, 2009 1:25 am ET

Hey Idols!
I have a few questions for you all :

Kris – Have you planned anything about your album? What will it be like? Have you written any songs for it? How did you teach yourself to play guitar? I am also 13, and I really want to learn playing the guitar.I have one but I just cannot seem to get the right chords.

Adam – I think we all get some idea of what your album is going to be like.Have you gotten a record deal yet or are you planning to relax at home a bit before the tour and not jump into doing your album yet?

Anoop – Did you practice classical singing of the Indian culture as a child? If you did, do you still?Are you very attached to the Indian culture? You have a very large fan base in India and Bangladesh by the way!

Allison – What did your parents say to you dying your hair red? I think it's really nice by the way! 😀 I would love to have that hair!

All of the contestants – What was the best part about your "Idol " journeys? Did you miss your hometown friends all the time or were you always very caught up in being with the other contestants?
Were homesick often once you got into the Top 13?

Madhuri   May 23rd, 2009 1:28 am ET

I have another question for Adam :
How do you keep your hair so nice? Do you have a secret? How can you keep curly hair so nice? 🙂

Annette   May 23rd, 2009 1:30 am ET

For Adam:
The week after Adam was in the bottom 2, did he receive all the gifts from his fans, including ones from The Glamberts, showing how much they were supporting him?

Madhuri   May 23rd, 2009 1:35 am ET

Dear Idols,
I think all of you amazingly talented and creative!
Adam and Kris were my favorites throughout the season and I think both of them are amazing in their own ways and are very unique!
Adam deserves the title just as much as Kris.They will both go very far in the music industry!

Congratulations to Kris and Adam for getting to the Top 2!
Adam and Kris are both brilliant and we had the most awesome time listening to and watching your performances!
Kris has such a soulful voice which really touches your heart and Adam has the voice and performances that you can really enjoy and sing along to!
I loved all their performances and they are such lovable people!
I always loved the energy in their group performances and especially in Adam's and Danny's performances 🙂

malathi   May 23rd, 2009 1:37 am ET

Among the 4 judges, who would you credit as the one who gave constructive criticism ? And, do you think they were biased at any time?

Cathy T   May 23rd, 2009 1:40 am ET

Danny, the ladies in my AmIdol circle did not understand it when your wedding ring was not on your finger anymore. What happened to it?

alison   May 23rd, 2009 1:45 am ET

Seriously! Kris won & Adam lost because Kris connected with his fan's, had more fan's & MORE VOTES! Let Kris ENJOY HIS WIN! Why let America vote if there is always going to be questions on the results? It went down the way it did, Kris is a total artist and he is "The American IdoL" it's the way it was meant to be. America chose him!

Alisa Katz   May 23rd, 2009 1:46 am ET

My question is for Adam Lambert. What kind of music do you want to make? Rock, alternative, metal, etc.

Living in Kris Allen town Conway Ark   May 23rd, 2009 1:50 am ET

Ci mi......your comment was stupid because you said everyone knows Adam should have won....well obviously not everyone because Kris won, so the majority of your .everyone voted for Kris .Doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that one thanks again for proving my earlier point.......

Gracy   May 23rd, 2009 1:51 am ET

Danny your and awesome dancer will u dance more on tour and will u teach the others how to?

olive   May 23rd, 2009 1:59 am ET

2 THINGS to discuss next Monday:-

1. How to channel the negative emotions of majority of Adam's fans feel ? I feel there's no outlet. Some people went thru anger, despair, depressions and acceptance. Americans should be honest, open and fair. This is the 'feel' we don't have an outlet.

2. Adam is now VERY big internationally –
from Australia, Japan, South America, England to whole Europe, Canada to South America. Could you ask how he'd position himself in this?

He's not only American's now. I'm afraid.

Liz Aguilar   May 23rd, 2009 2:06 am ET

Adam is perfection from head to toe – his look, his clothes, his jewelry, his makeup, his easy ways, but his voice is amazing and it reaches to heaven. When he performs, I absolutely am transfixed on him and I can't take my eyes away. I can't wait to see him in concert and I look forward to hearing him sing anytime, anywhere, and can't wait for his CD. He is the best artist to come along and I thank Adam for sharing himself with all of us. He is it and made Idol this season. The fact that Danny called Kris the winner so easily just now is so distasteful. I find Danny to be very calculating, insincere, insecure and probably a little bit upset that he didn't take the title. I believe the sincerity of Kris and the friendship between Kris and Adam, but I see through Danny's insincerity. What a lousy thing to say on your show when Adam has the most amazing vocals and is the best entertainer ever on stage. Adam is a Star and will be for as long as he wants to be. Adam, you deserved to win, but probably better you didn't because you are not bound as tight to the Idol contract as the winnere. Kris, you are a good singer, but there is no comparison to Adam. I truly believe you won because of Arkansas vote and because Danny lost and you inherited his vote, – don't get me wrong, you are good at what you do, but Adam is the best.

debbi   May 23rd, 2009 2:16 am ET

to Kris Katey is adorable congratulations on your marriage I hope you do have time for a second honeymoon she deservers one, Do you plan to move to california and does she plan to go on tour with you?

Christine   May 23rd, 2009 2:17 am ET

A question for all the top 10,
What was it like being able to live in that gorgeous mansion?

Danny was my favorite from this season. It was awesome to have such a talented and sincere contestant from my home state. Go, go Gokey! I was completely bummed the week he left the show. Was sure he was going to make it to the finale.

Congrats to Kris! I met another blogger who was a big Kris fan b/c her home state was a neighbor state to Arkansas. She knew I was a Danny fan after I blogged about going to Danny Gokey Day in Milwaukee. It was a blast.

YB from Los Angeles   May 23rd, 2009 2:31 am ET

Question for Adam: First of all, congrats not just for what you have achieved (and will still achieve, no doubt) but for being such a gracious person. We Kris fans love you, too. My question is: Seeing how you two are close friends, how do you feel about some of your fans who have been bashing Kris and saying really horrible things about him on message boards?

Questions for Kris: Why are you so cute? Just kidding. (Your wife is so adorable, btw. So are your parents.) You seem to not let anything bother you – how do you do that? Do you have any regrets in your entire Idol experience?

Karen   May 23rd, 2009 3:01 am ET

Danny Gorkey credits himself for Chris' ultimate win.
Sheesh. Sore player, sore loser.

cimi   May 23rd, 2009 3:25 am ET

Living in Kris. You're right. Kris deserved to win this AI thingy. Adam is way to far above that Kareokee thing. I'm glad Adam didn't get the title because now, he doesn't have to sing that Kareeokee Kara song.

And Danny. You got a lot of growing up to do dude. To say on Larry king that you predicted Kris to win because your votes would go to him. really? And how do you know this? Is it because the christian vote thingy? wow. So. It is all about bucking together for the christian vote
nice job. you saw fit to make a kareeokee singer the winner.

NASRIYA   May 23rd, 2009 3:43 am ET

Hi Larry,

I am from Tanzania East Africa ,I think the only deserving American Idol is ADAM LAMBERT ,ok there were others who were good like Danny,Matt,Kris but Adam was way far in terms of all the aspects performance,singing his personality his presence on stage was electrifying and he could sell around the WORLD just look at the comments from him and others he overshadowed all others !!!

Yvonne R.   May 23rd, 2009 3:45 am ET

Adam, you were fantastic throughout the competition. Did you believe you were going to win? Not discounting Chris and the other competitors but based on your consistent performance and the judges' comments which were mostly favorable each time for you; did you think Ryan was going to announce you as the winner?

LINDA in KC   May 23rd, 2009 3:45 am ET

TO DANNY: I related to your story from day 1 and I watched this season from day 1 not missing a show..I lost the love of my life on February 1st-2009 to cancer and I know what its done to me... torn me up and brought me to my knees being with her, not knowing how long we had and now missing her sooo much....I felt your pain and admired your courage.....Your voice is amazing~~ and watcing your confidence grow more each week and seeing your faith was so inspiring for me,Thank You~~You are My Am Idol~~
OK ladies where is your pride as women?? Not to mention the amazing talent of ALLISON~~~ my vote was #1 Danny #2 Allison #3 Kris #4 Adam or LiL I think the judges were way to hard on LIL for some reason.......Jorge, Matt and Danny should of never mad it that far Junot Joyner should have been the wild card pick and in top 5~~

Janet F   May 23rd, 2009 3:58 am ET

Adam you are a true star!

I enjoyed every single one of your performances on Idol!!

Congrats to Kris but Adam you are the winner.

Your talent is gift that is meant to be shared and to inspire ant to entertain. Go For It Adam!!

Sorry Danny I just don't care for your attitude, I don't think you will be a star because of that.

Lisa Gargov   May 23rd, 2009 4:00 am ET

To Danny Gokey: First, on a selfish note, if you are ever looking for a woman to serenade, please feel free to contact me. LOL I was curious as to what your plans are, if you have thought them out, after the American Idol tour is over? You have a beautiful voice and I was disappointed to see you voted off but I am confident and know that you WILL have a great future in the music industry. One of your most adoring fans!

christine   May 23rd, 2009 4:12 am ET

I can not believe how everyone is taking Adam's loss so hard. IT"S ONLY A SHOW. My goodness, it's not life or death. Let it go and move on to more important things.
Everyone's down on Danny, Why????? How is Danny affecting your life? What did he do to you that you must say such things and be so hateful. Maybe, its because he is a believer in Christ. Why is it such a shame to be proud of your beliefs. Karen your crazy, Danny is not a sore loser. The poor man can't say the words ultimate win. Kris's win is an ultimate win. Everyone is picking apart each and every word from Danny. He was on the show to see what happens and people liked him. Give it a rest and give Danny his credit. Take a look at Adams blogs. His fans are wishing death on Danny. To hate someone so much that you don't even know. In fact to hate someone that much is unbelievable.

The voting is based on your preference. Has anyone thought that maybe the people PREFERRED a different type of music. Yes Adam had a good voice. I think his performance was terrible. The Devil eyes every 5 seconds. The screaming and theatrics was not my taste so why would I vote for the music I do not enjoy. I don't care how good your voice is. Adam has a great talent for making songs his own. At least I can give credit where its due.

Thanks Christine from CA

Britt   May 23rd, 2009 4:14 am ET

Danny I am a HUGE fan from SOUTH AFRICA, we love you here and truly still belive you should have won! Your voice is amazing, and you are an inspiration! You are blessed and we ccan't wait for your CD! Do you think there is ever a chance you may get to sing down our way, would love to see and hear you in LIVE, also would love to be able to get your eventual glasses here?! May God Bless you always and when your eyes smile our hearts do!!

Lisa Gargov   May 23rd, 2009 4:23 am ET

I did forgot to say that I feel that you all are great people and will prosper and succeed in whatever you decide to do. The snide and derrogatory comments are unwarranted by anyone against anyone on the show. You all gave it your best and America voted, no matter how anyone feels about it, it's done. Be happy for the winner and wish the best because they will ALL have wonderful opportunities ahead of them. They are all blessed with the light of God in their hearts. I look forward to seeing and hearing about your journey. God bless you all!

Angela Taylor   May 23rd, 2009 4:25 am ET

Comment & Question for Adam.

Comment: American Idol is broadcast in Canada and if Canadians had been allowed to vote, you would have won because we love you here.

Question: Millions of people around the world recognized and responded to your astounding vocal skills and exciting stage act thanks to American Idol. Why do you think that recognition eluded you for the previous 7 – 10 years in America and why in the world hadn't a record label snapped you up before this?

Diane Jensen   May 23rd, 2009 4:34 am ET

To all the finalists of Season Eight:
It was a fantastic and fun journey experiencing your music (and escapades) every week.
To Adam:
Never in my life have I experienced rock music in such a way until I heard you. Your music, persona and the vehicle of your singing transported me to a place of your spirit, a rare glimpse into art in the making.
I thought jazz held the keys for the greatest expression possible in music. Until I heard you.
About "Ring of Fire":
It's the only time Simon was so wrong.
That's when I knew you were brilliant, and carried the potential for the highest order of creativity.

ICT   May 23rd, 2009 4:38 am ET

Danny comes off as very arrogant. Didn't like the Danny/Sarver video I saw on youtube either. Bad class.

I know for a fact that many many Kris' fans would have voted for ADAM. There are a lot of love between Kris and Adam's fanbases.

marjorie   May 23rd, 2009 4:41 am ET

Danny is so full of himself. Duh?? He really is a nasty character. To assume that Kris' fan will go to you is also bull. If you just check out online blogging, kradam is big. Personally, i think if Kris was out, his votes (majority) will go to Adam. Just look at all the posted blogs – they are about kris and adam and not you. Don't you wonder why?
Dude, your fan base left you when you needed them the most. Ha Ha!
And I can so feel the "hate" – stop it. You should learn from Adam. Be gracious!

Debbie   May 23rd, 2009 4:43 am ET

Adam...Congrats on everything now and in the future. I am wondering are you and your brother close and will he be working with you in the future? I wish you all the best. We love you in TEXAS!!!!!

Sally Trada   May 23rd, 2009 5:44 am ET

Adam Lambert is the most exciting (previous unknown) performer I have ever seen!! He deserved to win.

linvin   May 23rd, 2009 5:44 am ET

congratulations, Kris! I will always have faith in you. Rock on!

marty   May 23rd, 2009 5:47 am ET

For American Idol 2009 show

For Adam: What was the b est advice you got from the mentors/which one was most helpful to you?

sca   May 23rd, 2009 5:51 am ET

DANNY IS THE BEST AND THE REAL IDOL. But, anyway, congrat for Kris.
I can't wait for Danny to release the album.
You are a good man, good hearted, great singer.

beverly frese   May 23rd, 2009 5:52 am ET

What will happen with the top ten? After the tour will anyone be signing contracts? If so with whom?

marty   May 23rd, 2009 5:52 am ET

For Kris and Adam What was the best advice you got from the mentors/who was the most helpful to you?

marty   May 23rd, 2009 6:04 am ET

A thoughtful interview by Danny. You and Lionel Richie were terrific!
What impressed me was that the group seemed to like and respect each other. And I really like Kris and Adam;s remarks-they were not competing against the other, but doing their best. This is the spirit, and wish success for each of this years group.

Moira Ashley   May 23rd, 2009 6:08 am ET

Allison and Adam looked cute on the finale!

Anyways, American Idol is so unpredictable. I was betting (not really BETTING as in money) on Adam. I love his rocker-ish voice, but I almost hated his emo half. I know a lot say he's gay and all, my dad did too, but to me, I thought he would win! Kris is an AWESOME acoustic singer and all, but some of his preformances were lacking. So, sorry to all the Kris fans who read this. But I REALLY thought Adam would win.

I actually favored Alison ALL through out the competition, And I also thought Alison would make the top 3, but they didn't think of her as THAT good.

Regina   May 23rd, 2009 6:10 am ET

My question is for Adam. I know people have their fave performers and that they want them to win but, I would like to know what your thoughts are on a lot of your fanbase being more than harsh in their reactions to Kris having won?

Terry from Hot Springs, AR   May 23rd, 2009 6:30 am ET

I've spent an hour reading all of these blogs and thinking to myself how very SAD this world has become. I hope none of the kids from American Idol take the time to read most of the comments that have been posted. I understand the right to free speech and we as(Americans) should be thanking God for the rights we have and share to be able to make comments about our opinions. But what is so SAD is that many of these comments are rude, hateful, ignorant, spiteful, and intolerant, I have watched American Idol from season one and the person I might really enjoy listening to has not always been the one to win. To me that was O.K. because after the first season it was clear you didn't have to win to have a successful career. The best singers went on to have record deals and put on concerts.

Winning the title doesn't guarantee anyone success no more than being voted out early keeps contestants from getting great record
deals, fame and fortune. American Idol is just an aveune for people who have been blessed with great voices to be heard and notice and given the chance to make it in the music business. Simple everyday people that even though very talented most likey would never get the opportunity to be recognized by anyone who could jumpstart a career.

So I'm sorry but to me in the world we are living in today with American soldiers fighting and dying for our future safety, millions of people losing their jobs, their homes, their life savings, couldn't or shouldn't we try a little harder to treat each other with respect. If you have watched any interviews with the idol contestants they truly care and respect each other. As fans of different contestants, with their different styles and sounds I would like to believe with all the other stuff going on that we could be as mature and respectful to these young people as they are to each other.

Seriously this season American Idol had so much talent, by far the most gifted group to date, each contestant gave us all some really great performances and whether you really like (as for me) the local young man with the smooth sound, or the very talented and fun to watch guyliner/rocker, or the raspy sound of the one who so recently had a great loss, or one of the soulful young mothers, anyone of these young people have been given a great opportunity to have a wonderful career.

Even with the struggling economy there are enough Americans and fans abroad to make all of these kids very rich and famous. We will have a much better time following there success and enjoying there concerts if we spend less time criticizing who and how they became famous and just being happy that they made it to the big time.

Just think we will all be able to look back and say I remember when – I voted for that guy or girl 50 times during a show they were on before anyone knew their name, and look at their lives now!


janis   May 23rd, 2009 7:32 am ET

danny you are not just an amazing talent but an amazing person too.. i just want to know did you ever cry about your lost of your wife during the competition? how did you deal about it? does american idol prevent you to talk about your emotions about your wife?

Oliver   May 23rd, 2009 7:36 am ET

To Adam-What kind of songs do you write? Do you write the lyrics and the music? I think you have a pleasant voice even when you do the screams. Not everyone can get away with it like you do. Your voice is unique. I think it is the best I've heard in a long time, no fakey sounds, just pure melody with a beautiful voice.

janis   May 23rd, 2009 7:38 am ET

when will be the release of your first album? sorry but can't wait for it... more power danny!!! we love you here in asia...

SM   May 23rd, 2009 7:47 am ET

We wanted to come see yall but you are all sold out for tour. Is there any other way??????

Kathy   May 23rd, 2009 8:00 am ET

What Danny said in Larry King Live last night has some truths in it, that Adam was actually kind of hurt by the judges' praises. Adam is a genius, but American Idol is voted by the majority of Americans who are most likely 'a boy or a girl next door'. Kris has that kind of package in his outer appearance that relates intimately to the everyday americans. Let's face it, geniuses are not easy to live with and thus hard to relate to, and as the judges' comments on Adam, they are a 'league of their own'.

Cheryl Whitley   May 23rd, 2009 8:17 am ET

Did you google yourself or read internet blogs while you were on the show and how difficult was it to read negative comments?

Joanie Greene   May 23rd, 2009 8:27 am ET

To the guy who said it is all just about the votes, NOT SO, if the voting were fair, it would be one vote per phone, not the voting frenzy of casting hundreds or even thousands of votes....its like whoevers fans get tired of texting or dialing will lose the competition. Adam is not only the best this season but the best ever........tuned in every week to see him, tuned in to watch Adam, not American Idol.....the most exciting and talented contestant the show has ever seen. Something went very wrong this season, and it has a shady feel to it..........

Kendra   May 23rd, 2009 8:44 am ET

This question is for everybody.

What type of music genre are you guys going to sing for you albums (country, alternative, gospel, R&B, rap, or a little bit of everything)?

Leila Hasanic   May 23rd, 2009 9:27 am ET

Ok! 1st I'd like to congradulate Kris Allen for winning!
My question is: Are Allison Iraheta and Adam Lambert dating?
and my other question is: Did Kris ever get to see his wife on his tough schedule?

Weezie   May 23rd, 2009 9:45 am ET

I have been reading the blogs and quite frankly I am very disappointed in the attitude coming from the Adam fans and their nasty comments about Kris. My question for Adam is, are you embarrassed at all about the negative energy toward Kris coming from your fan base? To Kris, I had you pegged from day 1. Don't pay attention to all the buzz. You deserved to win. You were by far the more musically versatile performer on the show. Enjoy.

brian   May 23rd, 2009 9:48 am ET


I enjoyed your performances on A I this year. You definitely know how to entertain audiences. I was watching some of your past performances on youtube at the Cabaret and was wondering why you didn't perform the song "Quiet Desperation". You would have killed it on A I and I think Simon would have been impressed. I also would have liked to hear you perform some "Elvis" songs. You should think about doing some remakes of Zeppelin,Queen, KISS, ACDC if you can get the rights to their music.

Good Luck with your career

Rachel House   May 23rd, 2009 10:02 am ET

I would like to ask Danny Gokey if he would like to go on a date with me?? I think we could have a good time and of course, he would have to sing for me!

Kathy Discigil   May 23rd, 2009 10:16 am ET

I have never blogged before or emailed any news organization but I feel compelled to do so today! I would be described as a right winged conservative Christian. I am a wife/mother/nurse. I love American Idol for it's pure entertainment and to see people have a chance to share their talents. I don't want to see this turn into a right wing left wing, blue state red state type of arena! I voted for Adan every week because of his talent, he's different and he stayed true to who he was! I loved Kris too....he was like watching "mine that bird" at the Kentucky Derby!!! He really pulled to the front when he sang "Heartless"! I was so torn but I felt Adam was consistent and that's why I voted for him! As far as the "Christian" factor is concerned....We are all God's children and he loves us all! Please don't turn American Idol into something it is not. It is about singing and talent and pure entertainment and giving people a chance!

bonnie   May 23rd, 2009 10:21 am ET

for all,
Do you think a more fair voting system should be implied? I mean does a persons vote really count when people and programed machines are voting? To me this is the biggest down fall for idol and this is the reason things (seem) unfair.I personally don't think the judges or props and such can sway a vote.Also people will vote for contestants for a variety of reasons.Similar to an election. (so be it) I want to thank IDOL for giving the viewers a great show this season. And the best finale(show) ever.

germaine   May 23rd, 2009 10:24 am ET


are you gonna release your future album worldwide???

please release your album worldwide so that people around the world would be inspired by your songs & voice.

germaine   May 23rd, 2009 10:29 am ET

DANNY GOKEY! you'll always be my american idol season 8. you deserved the most to be crowned as the next idol. i hope you'll be a successful artist in the future. i'm always here to support you all the way. danny wish you all the best! GO GO GOKEY!!! i love yah.

sheldon   May 23rd, 2009 10:30 am ET

this question is for ADAM LAMBERT:

adam, are you mad at danny when he called kris to be the winner on american idol season 8??

Debbie   May 23rd, 2009 10:54 am ET

Danny, Thanks for being who you are. Love your God given talent and will be seeing you in concert. You are in my prayers. Debbie

me   May 23rd, 2009 11:21 am ET

Adam Lambert is a true star. I am sorry for America which didn't get it right. All the seasons they have chosen mostly the same versions of boring singers. Many of them has been forgotten just in months. Now a shiny brilliant rare rock star is there and the stupid voting system which lets repetitive votes count ruins everything!
I am a fan of Iran and Adam has a lot of fans like me all over the world. We respect you Adam so much and we believe in you as much as you are believing in yourself. Well done so far. We are following you and even buy your songs and albums which is not easy but you worth it.

Sally Trada from Thailand   May 23rd, 2009 11:23 am ET

Adam, you are the idol of true music lovers. Many of those who didn't vote for you are not the concert goers or the album buyers. Your performances were the best ever on American Idol. We love you and we will buy whatever you put out!!

s0phia AUSSIE fan   May 23rd, 2009 11:32 am ET

Was it as irritating for you guys, as much as it was for us (the viewers) when you finish off a performance – which you worked so hard on in a short amount of time, giving your blood sweat & tears for – and you are standing centre waiting for your critique.... and the Judges just waste airtime by arguing and acting foolish instead of offering advice on your performance?? eg/ crayons? Moutache creations? arguing over "shopping in the women's dept"? Or the physical touchiness.??Seriously, then they cut Ryan's question time with you guys after... or run overtime!!

Sandy Shuman   May 23rd, 2009 11:43 am ET

Adam- I have great admiration for the artist you are. I am glad you are true to yourself and enjoy life. I would like to know if you have any plans of an album. Simon didn't get you – that song BAD WORLD friken rocks and I loved the theatrics and the song. Definately put that on an album, it will make you rich. Clay Akins comments are surprising being that he didn't want to admit his life choice until after Idol and apparently is ashamed of who he is. Ellen Degeneris is a great role model so I don't get the BS you wouldn't be a good role model. Someone blogged that about you before the finals. LOVE YOU DOG!!!

jobo   May 23rd, 2009 11:53 am ET

I have watched this competition for years, but never really been that into it because of the boring, bland and safe singers that it tends to have (lol no offence to anyone :p), but then I saw Adam and was completely mesmerized by his daring performances on stage. He's truly a unique talent. The music industry has been producing forgettable crap for a long time now, and it’s time for someone like Adam to come and mix things up a little. I'm in my twenties, but I have always thought music was better in the 60s, 70s and 80s than what it has been for the last 20 years. Now we have these one hit wonders who can't sing for there life, but who become famous only because of their looks. You, Adam, on the other hand have real talent. I hope that when you make a record you take some influences from those great music decades and make it relevant and current in today's music market. And I really hope the record label doesn't tone you down in any way!

Kris and Adam, I thought your performance with Queen was amazing! And you Adam, with your vocals, did justice to Freddie and Queen. I want you to do your own thing, and own record, in the future, but if they do offer it to you, you should definitely consider doing a few Queen concerts here and there too. If there’s anyone that can show tribute to Freddie with their voice, it’s you.
Oh, and I just loved the way you sang the beginning of the Kiss song. It was beautiful! Just wow!

I want to congratulate Kris for winning the title! Yes, I have to admit I was disappointed that Adam lost, but at least he lost to a great guy like you! Don't let anyone tell you that you didn't deserve it. If you get the most votes, you deserve it. That's the way the game is played. You truly are a sweet and humble person and those are qualities that will get you far. It’s truly inspiring to see you and Adam, two different people, from completely different backgrounds, to get along so well. It’s a good lesson to us all; we should never judge a book by its covers. I have no doubt that you will do well in the music industry. Good luck! =)

Allison, you girl have an incredible voice! And as for you Danny, even though your music isn’t to my taste, I still think you have an amazing voice. Good luck to both of you too.

It’s great to see you all getting along so well. Don’t let fame, fortune or jealousy come between your friendships with each other, or with anyone.

And Adam, I expect to see you in Europe someday!! 😉

ToniMarie   May 23rd, 2009 12:01 pm ET

@Suzy Latham... I definitely agree with you on Danny. Wow what a rude and insincere comment he made to Ryan Seacrests question about who should win. OMG are you serious? You who got voted off have the nerve to say you think Kris deserved it. Instead of saying, they both are winners. It is more than obvious he didn't like Adam and thats the 3rd time Ive seen Danny do something I didn't like. Trust me, that dude will fade away in time.

alexandra   May 23rd, 2009 12:05 pm ET

adamis the best, no disrespect to kris.if kris and danny were in the finals i would have wanted kris to win.but they werent it was adam and if this world was the way it was supposed to be adam would have won by a landslide.forget the christian thing.i am christian i voted for adam about 300 times and i think he is wonderful.

alexandra   May 23rd, 2009 12:11 pm ET

kris did not win because of danny kris won because 38million votes came from arkansas.atleast kris is a good guy and admits that adam deserved it.danny lost because he was trying to be like adam singing dream on and all he did was make himself look ridiculous

Farhana   May 23rd, 2009 12:18 pm ET

I loved all of you , but now Danny is just impossible!! He didn't even consider Adam for one second , he just talks about himself , that was rude. Anyways good luck on your tour and I hope that the future brings great things for all of you esp. Adam <3

Katie Cochnauer (coke-an-hour)   May 23rd, 2009 12:22 pm ET

To Adam, Who is your favorite Astrologer, past or present?
And do you have a pet and what's its name?

Farhana   May 23rd, 2009 12:23 pm ET

My question is for Danny : Did you ever consider your self as a weaker artist or performer than Adam? If so , why?

Katie   May 23rd, 2009 12:25 pm ET

I also am obsessed with astrology. What is the time of your birth?

christine   May 23rd, 2009 12:26 pm ET

ci mi
You have a lot of growing up to do not Danny. The truth is the truth. If Adam was voted off a few weeks ago his votes would have went to Allison. Its normal for people to favor one type of music. So naturally the voters are going to follow that type of contestent. I bet Lil Rounds lost because she was black, hey......
I can't believe the stuff I am reading about Kris and Danny. Those two are entertaining for me and obviously a lot of others. Adam did not entertain me at all. He did a lot of screaming not singing. Talk about favortism, what about having a hard rock day. Why didn't AI have a gospel day. Lets see how the screamer would have done with that one. What about the ability to vote for Adam before the show ended but not the others. A bunch of us tried this option and it worked. Again, who was being favored? Everyone wanted Danny off them show because they were afraid the Adam would lose to him. HAHAHA they never gave Kris a chance. All the Adam fans thought they had this win in the bag. LOLOLOLOL
Now thats something to laugh at. Go Danny and Kris

Sandy   May 23rd, 2009 12:30 pm ET

I am so sick of people who are such sore losers. Face the facts, AMERICA VOTED!!! I voted for Kris and I had to keep trying for over 2 hours before I got to cast a get off of this crap that it was rigged. Final thought, Kris has the musical talent based on the fact he can play several instruments, along with the ability to sing. Adam on the other hand does nothing but scream his songs...I got so sick of hearing him that I could have SCREAMED!!!!!!!!

Living in Kris Allen town Conway Ark   May 23rd, 2009 12:40 pm ET

Get over it Adam fans....Kris is the American Idol and the fans proved it ........You're just proving what bad loosers Adam fans are...Kris appeals to the majority of America.........I didn't see Adam play one instrument and Kris plays several.....It's the all around package and that's why Kris won.......Adam is a rocker and not everyone likes that type of music and Kris can sing not screem....So no matter how much you gripe and MAKE UP THINGS it's not going to change the fact that America voted for Kris....stop you're wiening and grow up.....

Carrie   May 23rd, 2009 12:42 pm ET

Maybe the next Season of American Idol should be done differently. First off, Do not reveal the singers, Name, photo, or information. Lets judge this next show by the true talent. Everyone is so in love with Adam who is drop dead pretty, a professional to begin with. He was in Theatrical – drama theater play's performing parts. That isn't what American Idol is about, it is about the amateur person. At the age of 23 Adam has been around the block more then once. He has true talent and if Queen or Kiss was smart they would take him on as the lead singer. He would fit in and put them to the top of the charts. Maybe we should watch this next season through the eyes of SCOTT MACINTYRE another very talented amateur American Idol. This next year lets keep the identity of these Idol's secret, don't show them. Let America vote on true talent not because she is beautiful or he is so good looking. Let's be surprised and vote on the talent not the appearance of the person. Let them sing behind the backdrop, like a mirror film that they can see everyone but we can't see them. Now that would be exciting and truly fair. ALL of these top 10 are truly talented. Kris is the winner so deal with it and move on. Because they are all winners. GOD BLESS THE USA. BRING OUR CHILDREN HOME FROM THIS USELESS WAR, that is killing our loved ones.

Rachel House   May 23rd, 2009 12:46 pm ET

I just want to tell Karen-it's Kris with a 'K' and not a 'C'. Also, I wanted to let CiMi know that the correct spelling is k-a-r-a-o-k-e.

Cheryl Whitley   May 23rd, 2009 12:52 pm ET

Danny, We have come to know your tragedy to triumph story and your commitment to using your music and Sophia's Heart Foundation to reach out to people in need. My heart goes out to you for your loss. I lost my mother and brother and there is not a day that goes by that I don't think of them and miss them, and I wish the world knew how wonderful they were. If you could tell the world anything about Sophia's life, what would it be?

Farhana   May 23rd, 2009 12:58 pm ET

Adam : Do you operate your facebook account or does your assistant/publicist do that? Also which Adam is the real one on facebook?

Lisa   May 23rd, 2009 1:06 pm ET

You could have tried out for American Idol all of the previous years. What have you done in those years that helped you get to this level and accomplish what you did this year? By the way, I'm a Jewish middle aged woman, and I voted for Kris. I love rock n roll and think you are an amazing talent, I just think his style reached a broader demographic. Trust me, were I still in my twenties you'd have gotten my votes.

Cheryl Whitley   May 23rd, 2009 1:08 pm ET

To all of the contestants

If you could model your career after any entertainer, who would it be?

If you could replace one song that you sang, which song would you replace and what song would you replace it with?

How soon do you expect to release an album?

gayle spencer   May 23rd, 2009 1:23 pm ET

Are adam and allison in a romantic relationship.? During their duet -magic happened

Summer   May 23rd, 2009 1:26 pm ET

Congrats... they both did amazing and I would have been happy either way because they have different styles of singing, and they both rocked those types, so you really need to judge more on which style America likes better.
I think that to make the voting fair, each person should only be able to vote once, so that way people can't change the way it goes. If I had 2 texts per minute from person A and a competitor had 3 texts per minute from person B, who do you think will win? The other competitor does, and maybe I was better, so is that fair? No it isn't.
What do you think about changing it to 1 vote per person? If there was only 1 vote from each person, the margin of wins and losses may be smaller or larger.

Lana   May 23rd, 2009 1:39 pm ET

Danny, this is the first season I have watched Idol. I believe you were there for such a time as this. You reminded people that our journey is not alwayseasy but we were created for a purpose and the Lord doesn't leave us or forsake us. I pray the Lord will increase your borders, give you favor and do immeasurably more than you could ask or imagine and through it all you will bring him honor. Blessings, Lana

simone   May 23rd, 2009 2:11 pm ET

My question is for everyone in the top 10: out of the first 3 voted off in the top 13 ( jasmine, jorge, and alexis), who did you miss the most?

DonnaG   May 23rd, 2009 2:12 pm ET

Well since most posters are hung up on Adam and this blog is not about him, I'd like to say to Danny..congrat's on going so very far on AI. I wish you well with Sophia's Heart Foundation and that it will keep her memory alive and help others. I absolutely loved your rendition of You Are So Beautiful and hope you release it on your album. Good Luck Danny you are my Idol XOXO

Audrey   May 23rd, 2009 2:19 pm ET

Kris came to American Idol a boy next door with a dream. He finished, a boy next door with a recording contract. Even though his life has changed, Kris hasn’t. Perhaps a little more surprisingly, in spite of the costumes and stylists, I feel I can say the same for Adam. With rock idols like David Bowie who lost himself for almost a decade in a stage persona, how do you, Adam, plan to stay grounded should your fame put you in a Ziggy Stardust spotlight?

Stefan Suarez   May 23rd, 2009 2:26 pm ET

You said that the thing about getting the Christian vote was irritating and I agree with you...

Maybe you won partly because of your talent, partly because you're a likeable guy, for many fans like myself it was because of both...

But I'm sure you'd agree with me though that it's MOSTLY because it's God's plan for your life. So my question is... What do you think God's plan is for you for winning AI?

cimi   May 23rd, 2009 2:33 pm ET

francesca. hi. And obviously a lot of people are with me.

Living withe Kris. I didn't say there WAS anything wrong with being a christian. I am one. Just a very upset one that thinks the all around winner deserved to win, and that DID NOT happen. I wish Kris all the best nevertheless.

Laurie G., Boston, MA   May 23rd, 2009 2:35 pm ET

FOR ADAM – PLEASE answer this!!! Adam, I am not obsessed. But I know music, and I see you as a STAR shining brightly among all the stars! WHEN will you (or can you) go out on your own? I want a full 2 hours of you alone on stage.... and MOST IMPORTANT... I'm in my early 40s... my mom in her early 80s.... we both LOVE you and want the opportunity to meet you. PLEASE come to Boston! Or heck, I'll come to you too. Adam, I have never felt this excited about anyone new on the music scene. Your humility (PLEASE keep it) is so attractive. You put everything you have into the performance and then that humble and grateful smile of yours takes over. I just want to meet you in person, get your autograph, maybe a hug, and know I have met a great and future world-reknowned performer. Love you Adam! Laurie

Cheryl Whitley   May 23rd, 2009 2:40 pm ET

Great idea, but we all know American Idol like everything else in Hollywood is all about the stuff on the surface. It explains why they put bikini girl through to Hollywood and then had her on the finale and then had Ryan Seacrest waste time showing clips of her and talking about her on Larry King Live instead of talking to the Idols who the audience wanted to hear from. It is very interesting to imagine what the outcome of this season would have been had you only heard the contestants voices and not seen them. I would guess Kris Allen, Danny Gokey and perhaps Allyson might have been the top 3 because that had the most raw talent.

Jenny   May 23rd, 2009 2:45 pm ET

I noticed that Adam's right hand thumb isn't painted. Why is that?

Jablea   May 23rd, 2009 2:47 pm ET

Thank you Kris Allen fans. You are totally responsible for getting Kris into the final 2. Yeah! Having Adam and Kris together at the end was like making lemonade. Adam and Danney at the end would have been rancid.

After 4 days of thinking it over I think this was actually the best outcome for Adam, especially if we can stop the hating on Kris. We've seen Kris who got bussed so many many times from the judges get the crown he didn't want. Adam who got every form of praise imaginable has been heroic in his steadfast support of his friend Kris.

Kris = American Idol
Adam = World Idol

francesca   May 23rd, 2009 2:48 pm ET

hi cimi, i am also a christian. when i judge, i do not judge gay or not, christian or muslim. i judge only by who the better singer is. adam is not the better singer at all. he is the BEST singer, ever.

Louri   May 23rd, 2009 2:53 pm ET

ADAM we enjoyed watching you here in Puerto Rico. Incredible vocals!!

Have you ever been told that you resemble ELVIS?
Can't wait to buy your CD.

Congrats to Kris and thanks to all of the contestants for such a great season. Best to ALL!!!!

francesca   May 23rd, 2009 3:00 pm ET

cimi. dont be upset about the rudness of others. we are all behind adam, and many are behind kris. thats very good for them both. both are such kind and wonderful souls and both will be unhappy that their fans are getting rude and babaric in their comments. we love adam. we love kris. whatever it is only their record sale will bring the true idol to the greatest heights...and cimi, we know who that one cool and stay happy. look at all the comments. now u tell me who the real deal is!!!!!!

Mary Kuttner   May 23rd, 2009 3:00 pm ET

My questions and comments are for Adam: you are a such a brilliant and amazing performer that I fell in love with you from day one and couldn't wait to see you from week to week! I've now downloaded all of your music from American Idol on iTunes and my question is this: how hard is it for you to translate the intensity of your live performance of a song to the studio version? Although I love ANYTHING you do, I just noticed that the studio versions sound a bit more subdued although still outstanding! I do, however, really enjoy the intensity (including the pauses, the phrasing, and the visual performance) of your live versions. Also, do you use a studio band or Ricky Minor's band from the show for the recording sessions? One last thing I'd like you to know for what it's worth: this Christian woman (who's old enough to be your mother) voted for you many times over, as did my husband, because of your awesome and tremendous talent. Music is music and talent is talent and that should transcend any and all
boundaries. Thank you for listening to your "Wicked" castmates and sharing yourself with us via American Idol. I haven't felt this excited to see a performer in a really long time, so I can't wait to see you (and everyone else) in New Jersey in August!

Cheryl Whitley   May 23rd, 2009 3:15 pm ET

I can't believe there are people who think that religion plays a role in who wins or loses. I for one am not religious in the least and I supported Danny because he has a great voice and he has that soulful R&B sound. My next favorite was Matt for the same reason and when it came down to Kris vs Adam, I supported Kris because his style is closer to what I like. I know this is true of many of my co-workers, friends, and family. We just don't enjoy Glamrock as much as other styles of music. I believe when Danny referred to his fan base as being more similar to Kris's fan base, he meant in terms of music, NOT religion. Last night on Larry King he said there were all kinds of factors that come into play for voters and he specifically said he thought the judges always complementing Adam might have hurt Adam because he thought voters might have felt that Kris wasn't getting the credit he deserves so they decided to vote for Kris to show that he too deserved to win as much as Adam. So all this talkk about religion and Red state vs Blue state is nonsense – As a matter of fact Danny's state of Wisconsin is about as Blue as they come!

Randy Stevens   May 23rd, 2009 3:15 pm ET


While you were living in the mansion, I believe your wife was living with a friend. How much time were you guys able to spend together, if any? Did you have to sneak around? 🙂

Margaret   May 23rd, 2009 3:40 pm ET

To everyone wondering what the vote difference was I'd guess about 38 million .

Cindy Brown   May 23rd, 2009 3:47 pm ET

Hi Adam, I'm a huge fan from the Grannies Love Adam forum and can't wait to see you, Kris and the others at the American Idol Concert here in Phoenix, Arizona. On the last night for the sing off between you and Kris I was wondering did you or someone else suggest that you tone down what some called your screaming style that some found offensive and also if you changed it up and not had tongue action that some of the news media were laughing about and that's why you chose to sing the songs in a toned down manner so that more people would find it appealing?

Dion   May 23rd, 2009 3:50 pm ET

To the Top 10 and Ryan:

Do you think that it is fair that the judges favor those who have a wider vocal range despite the fact that in reality, artists who are topping the charts and getting awards are not necessarily those having a wide vocal range? They always mention artistry but it seems to be overshadowed more by big voices.

Follow-up: Given this observation, do you think that people like John Mayer, Katy Perry, Duffy would have any chance of winning American Idol?

Tallulah Bradford   May 23rd, 2009 3:55 pm ET

1. What is the salary you make during the Idol concert tour and does Kris and Adam earn more than the other finalists?

2. There are always differences in a diverse group of people and don't say there wasn't! I was wondering what was a major source of contention amongst a couple of you that grew to the whole group as having to take sides and how was it resolved?

3. to ADAM: Was there a song that you wanted to do and didn't get clearance/permission or the producers said no?

Cindy   May 23rd, 2009 4:04 pm ET

Hi Kris, congratulations on your win. So many people are saying that you won because you are more versatile and can play all these instruments during your performance. Do you think that it might have given you an advantage in your competition with Adam? Do you think that American Idol should go back to the way it was originally when the competition was based on the best voice and stage performance so that some contestants don't have that advantage when maybe the competition should be based on the voice instead?

cimi   May 23rd, 2009 4:08 pm ET

francesca. Touche. And I am not upset. Adam is bigger than any lil AI contest.

Cindy   May 23rd, 2009 4:25 pm ET

Adam I'm a huge fan of yours from the Lambert's Grannies group on AI and can't wait to see all of you in Phoenix for the tour. There have been so many negative comments made about what some call your screaming style when you sing and also in the past week some jokes about your tongue action when you hit those high, long notes so did you or did someone suggest that for that final sing off with Kris to change it up and not scream or use tongue action in all your numbers on that sing off to draw in more people that might has disliked those two things when you have sung previously? You and Kris are both winners to me, congratulations!

CASSIE GERARDO   May 23rd, 2009 4:28 pm ET

Danny will you come out with a CD soon and is it possible to do it while your on tour? And will you use some of those profits towards Sofia's heart?

Trent   May 23rd, 2009 4:34 pm ET

This goes to Allison. First off I dont disagree with Simon much, but I have to say Simon was completely wrong when he said you don't stand out and don't have charisma. Second to Adam you are the most charasmatic person this season. But my question is are you single, if so are you looking for a boyfriend. You seem like a cool girl that anyone could hang out with and are crazy and goofy in a good way.

Anelise   May 23rd, 2009 4:38 pm ET

To Adam & Kris: What was the story behind the nailpolish swap?

Kris deserved the win as much as Adam did.

I love Heartless!

Kris is such a cutie!

Megan Joy is awesome!

Devonne   May 23rd, 2009 4:56 pm ET

For the top 3: What type of album do you want to make? (expample: country, rock, pop, soul, r&b, etc.)

For everyone: Who has a deal at this point?

Sibylla   May 23rd, 2009 5:33 pm ET

Can you ask Danny if he was aware that his Pastor sent out a twitter telling all of his fans to vote for Kris because America needed a believer to represent them?

Here is a copy/paste of the text direct from Pastor Druits twitter page:
'Everyone who voted for @dannygokey should vote for Kris Allen! We need a believer to represent! Kris is an awesome young man from a great...
7:12 AM May 20th from mobile web '


Paula   May 23rd, 2009 5:39 pm ET

Couldn't help but imagine what you would have sounded like singing "No Boundaries."
Love Kris, Love Adam, but I think that song was written for you to sing! God Bless you and everyone who took on American Idol, Season 8.
Paula in PA

Lisa Carlile   May 23rd, 2009 6:00 pm ET

Congratulations on winning Idol Kris!. You are so unique and I love your voice. You will go far in your career and become ridiculously successful!.
Adam, with your voice and persona you could have a big career on Broadway!.
And Danny, your voice is amazing and you are so talented, your rendition of You Are So Beautiful brought a tear to my eye.
Your voice comes so naturally, not forced at all, you are going to go so far in the music business!.
When do you think your CD will be released and same to Kris?.

Tammy   May 23rd, 2009 6:32 pm ET

Congratulations to Kris!
I have been an Adam Lambert fan all season. I am 50 years-old and can remember the rock concerts of the 70's. For many of us, Adam Lambert has revived "Rock and Roll" and our love for music. Thank you for that, Adam. I had almost quit listening to music, but you rekindled the fire. If David Bowie was watching I'm sure he was proud because you took a page from his playbook by making them, TALK!
I never had anything against Danny Gokey, but after watching the Larry King Interview last night, I thought he came off as extremely arrogant.
It seemed to me as if Kris is genuine in his feelings, but Danny seemed angry and bitter.

Pam Miller   May 23rd, 2009 6:33 pm ET

Kris, I am a 56 year old disabled women. I have not missed 1 second of American Idol. You have a remarkable voice, you play the guitar, you play the piano, so why would you think for a moment that you should not be the American Idol?

Kim Wood   May 23rd, 2009 6:39 pm ET

Hello, Why cant Canadians vote for American Idol??. You have a British judge! Adam you were my favourite from the first time I heard you sing, I'm sure great things will come your way.

Toronto, Ontario

eve marson   May 23rd, 2009 6:40 pm ET

adam have coca cola or pepsi contacted you yet for an advertising spot ? they will if they are not fools !!!!

Shana   May 23rd, 2009 6:51 pm ET

To all the finalists:

Which Idol finalist from previous seasons do you feel close to or look up to the most? Hint: David Cook is a great choice.

Fred and Cali, in Cali   May 23rd, 2009 6:56 pm ET

Question for Allison:

Allison, you said during dress rehearsal for your duet with Cyndi Lauper you were extremely nervous and afraid you might forget the lyrics. Well, the performance was outrageously beautiful! How long did you have to rehearse with Cyndi to work through the arrangement? The artistry and chemistry between the two of you was awesome.

Also, any chance of more duets with Adam? During Rock Week you said you had considered "Somebody to Love" by the Jefferson Airplane. I lived through the '60s in the Bay Area and was a big Airplane fan, but I can imagine you and Adam doing the Marty Balin and Grace Slick parts to some of their classic (and more obscure, but great) songs- example, High Flying Bird – and blowing them away by comparison.

My wife and I are in awe of your talent and can't wait to buy your album.

LIZ   May 23rd, 2009 7:06 pm ET

ADAM, for old times sake, will you go back to the Caberet and sing there again, just for the fun of it? Also, your amazing vocals – Did you take singing lessons? If yes, how long? Or were you just born with your amazing voice and it got better and better by doing musical theatre and just continuing to sing? We love you, Adam. You are the best to have come along in a long, long time – so very talented and you did your parents proud. All the best to you. You made Idol this year. You are a Superstar for as long as you want to be. Thank you so much for sharing yourself with us. Please stay who you are – a gentleman -keep yourself grounded and really enjoy the ride. You deserve the best life has to give to you.

Lori   May 23rd, 2009 7:14 pm ET

Ryan, it could be that Adam was already a winner when he joined American Idol.

So somebody else had to win. You can't be a winner twice.

Lori   May 23rd, 2009 7:17 pm ET

ADAM, has anyone ever told you that you resemble ELVIS?

Gady Mayen   May 23rd, 2009 7:28 pm ET

Hi Ryan Seacrest & Idols. I would like to ask if any of the Idols plan to get into acting at any time & what suggestions do they have for me since I want to get into acting since I can't sing???

P.S. My name is pronounced Ga-Dee 🙂 & I am a boy so I don't confuse anyone 🙂

Gady Mayen   May 23rd, 2009 7:32 pm ET

Hi Ryan, I follow you on Twitter. I would like to ask all the Idols, do they have Twitter & if they don't , do they plan to make one?

Gady Mayen   May 23rd, 2009 7:34 pm ET

Hi Ryan, What are all the idols opinions on Bikini Girl & the way she presents herself to the public? Don't you guys think its a bit desperate?

Gady Mayen   May 23rd, 2009 7:37 pm ET

Hey Ryan & Idols, what do you guys suggest me if I want to get into acting or journalism? I am going to start Pre Media & Entertainment in College in September, do you guys think I'm going the right way?

Gady Mayen   May 23rd, 2009 7:38 pm ET

Hey Ryan & Idols, are any of you affected by the recession??

Gady Mayen   May 23rd, 2009 7:40 pm ET

Hey Ryan Seacrest. I would like to ask the idols, what do you guys think when Ryan says "And we'll find out after the break"?? He gives me tension too when he says that XD

Gady Mayen   May 23rd, 2009 7:42 pm ET

Hey Ryan, I would like to ask all the Idols, how do you guys cope with the things the press says about you guys?? Don't you guys think like all of us that the press goes too far most of the time??

Jan   May 23rd, 2009 8:10 pm ET

"3" generations of Adam fans in my family from the tweeners to the grandmothers. Thanks, Adam. You are phenomenal !! We, too, want to follow you and your career. Please let us know how we can do that–Fanclub or whatever. I'm not an AI fan but "EVERYONE" kept telling me I had to see Adam. I had to use my DVR so I could FF a lot of stuff. Am so glad I did. We share our family name (no relation I know of). But quite proud of you just the same.

Donna Lampkins   May 23rd, 2009 8:13 pm ET

For Adam Lambert How many offers have you had since the show ended and have you accepted any?

Maylyn Carby   May 23rd, 2009 8:23 pm ET


Frist, of all you are AWESOME...God has blessed you...use the talents He has given you for His glory.

Second, you auditioned in Louisville, KY so we would like you to convice the Idol people that they need to add Louisville to the list of cities for a concert and/or as soon as you go on tour by yourself you need to add Louisville as one of your stops.

Wish you all the best!!!

jose   May 23rd, 2009 8:44 pm ET

Last season I watch this show. Adam should have easily won

Olive Martin   May 23rd, 2009 8:46 pm ET

Are you looking forward to your tour?

Deb   May 23rd, 2009 9:22 pm ET

According to Simon Cowell, this competition is based on talent. Okay, lets just say that if we never saw what Adam or Kris looked like and knew nothing about them, just heard them sing, not taking into account what style or type of music one likes best.. just based on raw talent of singing ability.. Im sorry, but Adam would win hands down. He is the most talented.. even though some may not like the high notes he hits,(some call is screeming.. its singing) the fact is, he can hit them and that is talent and a gift and something to be awarded.

I know Kris said that he would hope that people would vote based on the music and talent, but the sad truth is, people dont. I feel Adam was robbed, and what an insult it is to him to not take the Idol crown. He was the most consistant, creative, exciting, and talented contestant to EVER grace the idol stage. His confidence and how he takes command of that stage, is like no other. The votes were NOT based on talent. I dont think the judging should be left up to American anymore. At least not to decide the winner of american idol.. I feel the judges should decide that from now on. American takes to many other things into account when voting, except the raw talent.

Kris, you have a lovely voice and can sing as well.. I just think as far as who would be the most talented, it would HAVE to go to Adam.

And by the way, I'm a radical Christian, and I love Adam's "guyliner", nail polish, absolutely love the hair...everything! In regards to your sexuality, its nobody's buisness. This was a singing competition. As far as I'm concerned, if people didnt vote for your because of your sexuality, then they should throw out most of the clothes they wear because its a good chance they were made for a fashion designer who's sexuality they might not agree with either.
My "Chrisitan" vote went to Adam. Even if I didnt like Adam's music and style, honestly, I still would of voted for him because that would of been the right decision BASED on talent. Honor should be shown where honor is due, regardless.. and Adam deserved this honor.

Patti   May 23rd, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Congrats, Kris! You won me over as an Idol fan. It's the first time that I've ever felt compelled to vote. And, oh, how I've enjoyed listening over and over to your songs (especially Falling Slowly) on my iPod!

My question is....are you considering putting out an album with Christian songs in the future? I certainly hope so!

Blessings to you and your family!

Evelyn Whitley   May 23rd, 2009 9:50 pm ET

What Adam is or isn't in his private life is no one's business and has absolutely NOTHING to do with his talent (which is the best to come along on the music scene in a long time). I was texting my granddaughter and asking her to vote, I was hitting re-dial and doing the text thing too to vote for Adam. I have him on my iPod and can't wait for his first record to come out! Congratulations to ALL the American Idols...this was a GREAT season. I think Kris is great, but he sounds like everyone else...Adam is different and unique.

David Y.   May 23rd, 2009 9:59 pm ET

Anybody know when the first IDOL LARRY KING LIVE episode (which first aired Friday, May 23, 2009) is going to be repeated? I missed it and would like to catch it. I know about Monday's "part two" but I find it hard to believe that CNN won't be reairing part one again sometime over the weekend or later on. Thanks!

Cheryl Whitley   May 23rd, 2009 10:09 pm ET

Danny...You said that one of the hardest things for you this season was selecting songs because you grew up listening to gospel music and didn't know very many secular songs. Since you have been on Idol have you had time to listen to more secular music and if so are there any current artists that you like?

Vicki Levick   May 23rd, 2009 10:14 pm ET

This is directed to Adam. It is not a question but a comment from me. I live in Australia and I just had to tell you Adam that I think that you are the most talented artist that I have ever had the pleasure of watching.....ever. I agree with Randy in his comment likening you to Elvis. In my opinion, you are better than Elvis and he is still a rock god. You will be an icon as Paula said. I just hope that one day you come to Australia. My daughter and I will be there. I could rave on forever about you. I was in tears when you did not win even though I really love Kris. He was my second choice all the way through. I had you picked as the winner the minute you auditioned. You have the most amazing smile and eyes. I wish you all the luck in the world...not that you will need it. You will be a superstar as I think you already are. Love you big time.

Audrey   May 23rd, 2009 10:27 pm ET

Danny, please check out the rights to the awesome hit single from 1992, "Would I Lie to You?" by Charles and Eddie. Sadly, Charles Pettigrew passed away in 2001, but Eddie Chacon is still producing music. I think your R&B combo of smoothness and gravel could make that song a number one hit again. How much control do you and your fellow contestants have in choosing your music after the season is over?

Cheryl Whitley   May 23rd, 2009 10:33 pm ET

If you find it necessary to call attention to what Pastor Pruitt (NOT Druitt) said about Kris Allen and try to pin that on Danny then you should have been honest and fair and also included the following tweets which are also from Pastor Pruitt's twitter page:

Grats to Kris Allen! But i got to tell u super impressed with Adam Lambert class act huge future! Great season now back to real life!:)
9:08 PM May 20th from mobile web

Unbelievable performance with Adam Lambert and one of my old school favs KISS! How do u top that! Awesome!
8:23 PM May 20th from mobile web

Sitting @ Cheesecake Factory with the fam! Very excited for tonight's results, both Adam and Kris did exceptional! What a tremendous ride!
2:56 PM May 20th from mobile web

Kelly Ferrara   May 23rd, 2009 10:35 pm ET

Danny, you were my favorite throughout the whole competetion. Do you have any idea what you will be singing on the tour?

ai fan   May 23rd, 2009 10:44 pm ET

Wow, Jovie, you must write fiction books. Where are you getting all this conspiracy stuff about Danny trying to get Adam kicked off. Not from anything he said. He said good things about both Kris and ADAM. Adam said great things about Danny. Danny said he thought that his fans would probably vote for Kris because they were similar in styles. Adam said the exact same thing. You need to find some kindness instead of hate. There is enough of that in the world.

Donna   May 23rd, 2009 10:52 pm ET

My question is for Adam. Adam, I think you are amazing and I can't wait to see you on tour and buy your CD when it drops. My question is did you ever hear from Robert Plant or anyone else from Led Zeppelin regarding your performance of "Whole Lotta Love". It was amazing!

Cheryl Whitley   May 23rd, 2009 10:54 pm ET

It is not fair for you to be critical of a minister for wanting a Believer to win. Makes sense to me. Just like it makes sense that some women and girls wanted Allyson or Lil to represent; some gays may have thought Adam should win so that he could represent; some teenagers may have supported Allyson because they wanted a 17 year old to represent; some people of Indian descent may have wanted Anoop to win so he could represent, etc... It just so happens that Kris's Christianity was well known and so Pastor Pruitt supported him after Danny was eliminated. For all you, me or Pastor Pruitt knows, Adam may very well be a devout Christian also, and it was just not emphasized on the show. Maybe if Pastor Pruitt knew for sure that Adam was also a Believer he might have encouraged people to vote for him so that Adam could represent. After all he did say some very complimentary things about Adam.

Kris   May 23rd, 2009 10:54 pm ET

Danny & Kris~ As men of faith, how has the American Idol experience tested and also strengthened your faith?

Diane   May 23rd, 2009 10:55 pm ET

First, I would like to congratulate Kris on winning and all others for their good work. Really couldn't wait for Tuesdays to see the show, did not like Wednesdays because I would get all nervous. (especially one Wednesday in particular I did not like). I would like to ask Adam how it felt to perform with KISS and QUEEN. (It was awesome watching it). I wish all of you the best in whatever you choose to do and am sure you can do it.

Gina   May 23rd, 2009 11:06 pm ET

Adam – I think that so many people can take lessons from you, you know who you are and you embrace it, you’re not afraid to be yourself, instead you have stayed true to yourself. You also seem to be able to find the positive in most situations. Unfortunately, I think that so many people feel out casted and oppressed in today’s society to the point that they are afraid to be themselves. Would you ever consider writing a book or doing motivational speeches? Also what is the meaning behind your tattoo?
Congratulations to you, Kris, and all of the other contestants. You are all are winners!

james olive   May 23rd, 2009 11:12 pm ET

i would like to know why simon did not stand up when kris won maybe he was disaponted like we were. thanks

alison   May 23rd, 2009 11:22 pm ET

Simon did stand up for Kris! Watch the video that shows the announcment, and you can clearly see Simon standing!

*Danny, you were great on American Idol. You can't please everyone, so don't let the haters get to you.

Living in Kris Allen town Conway Ark   May 23rd, 2009 11:28 pm ET

Very well said Cheryl and IA Fan...........I go to church with Kris and he really is talented and a sweet true christian guy

alison   May 23rd, 2009 11:29 pm ET

Kris Allen was Voted the American Idol "AMERICA CHOSE HIM" and Danny you were right. I wish people would just stop crying about it, and stop wondering why Adam lost. It's very clear why, The majority of "AMERICA WANTED KRIS ALLEN!"

Cheryl Whitley   May 23rd, 2009 11:31 pm ET

There are an awful lot of haters on the blogs. I don't think it is necessary to express hatred toward any of the idols – it's not as if by hating on one of the idols you are going to convince their supporters that they should stop supporting them. All of the idols deserve kudos for a job well done. I wish all of them great success, even though the idol I supported throughout the season did not win. It is apparent by the number of comments made on this blog that there is enough support for all of the idols to contribute to their success and there is no need to wish ill will to any of them.

Sibylla   May 23rd, 2009 11:39 pm ET

Hi Cheryl
I certainly did not mean to offend, I'm genuinly interested in his reply. I was not being critical just stating a fact that anyone can view on Twitter. Also those other comments were all left AFTER the one I was commenting on, not before. On Larry King last time he specifically said that he thought he's votes had gone to Kris .
I also think that the show has already been recorded, most of the idols are now home, they are leaving messages on twitter, about where they are next week and non have mentioned Larry King. Although they did talk about recording it on Friday. Therefore any questions we are asking are a waste of time anyway.
As to Adams faith I've been told he is Jewish.

AdamFan   May 24th, 2009 12:00 am ET

Adam...I think you should have your own theatrical show in
Vegas. What are your aspirations?

What was the name of the 1st song that you sang with the
dry ice and long coat during the finals? I LOVED IT!!! Best performance I can remember. Simon's comment about your
theatrical look doesn't represent anyone but himself, so disregard
it. Everyone else loved it. All of your performances are amazing!

I love your haircut and color on you. I also liked your alternative
look when you combed your hair back. You reminded me of Elvis.

What kind of opportunities are coming your way now? Where
and when can we see you again?

I really looked forward to seeing you every week, as millions of
others were. I think I'm going through withdrawals now. I've
supported you with my votes, blogs and angry emails to Fox.

"I'll be seeing you" – hopefully!

Marie from Marin County – SF Bay Area

chelsie   May 24th, 2009 12:03 am ET

Hey Ryan & Idols:
Have the idols decided which songs they will be performing on tour? And will Adam and Allison be performing "Slow Ride" on tour?

shelley   May 24th, 2009 12:04 am ET

I think danny is a great person and very talented and will do fine. If people will stop analyzing his words and trying to make him out to be a bad guy because he is not. Of course he didnt want to admit to the blog because he knew that his words were going to be misconstrued....Chris and Adam are great as well and they all deserve to be on TOP....You go guys!!!!! Allison i love you too!!!

Cheryl Whitley   May 24th, 2009 12:11 am ET

Thanks for clarifying. Danny specifically said on Larry King Live that he thought his votes might have gone to Kris because their voters were similar. He did not say they were similar because of religion. I took it to mean they were similar in the type of music they liked. I posted earlier today and explained that I am not a religious person and I supported Danny because I like his soulful vibe and after he was eliminated I supported Kris because his singing style was closer to what I like. I did not support Kris or Danny because of religion as I know is true for my friends who also supported either Danny or Kris. I do think Adam has a tremendous voice and he will be very successful because he has lots of fans who feel very strongly about him, I know when he drops his first album they will not be disappointed. This is also true of Kris and Danny and I can guarantee that the people who buy their albums will not buy them because of religious affiliation.

Callie   May 24th, 2009 12:13 am ET

Question for Adam: Okay I know this is a random question, but this is an issue that is important to me. Were the snakeskin boots you were showing off during your hometown interviews faux or genuine snakeskin?

It really upsets me to see celebrities endorsing the completely unecessary use of animal skins for the sake of fashion, because people really do pay attention and try to emulate your looks. There are plenty of synthetic options out there that are just as fabulous.

TL   May 24th, 2009 12:18 am ET


Do you think at all that it may be in poor taste to complain so much about the judges favoritism of Adam during the competition? It makes you come off as a sore loser. Especially next to Adam and Kris being so utterly gracious and supportive of each other.

Renae   May 24th, 2009 12:21 am ET

Adam, I wanted to send you a gift, but I don't know where to send it. Could you send me an address? And are the idols going to be able to meet and greet while on tour because I really want to meet adam?

anna from ohio   May 24th, 2009 12:25 am ET

Not just here but where ever you go on the web people are speaking out saying ADAM should of won.This has turned out to be the worst outcome in IDOL history.Something is not adding up here for sooooooooooooo many people stating ADAM should of won.But one thing is for sure ADAM is the true winner out this fiasco he will and always be the biggest star that has ever come from this show and he deserves it all!

Kate   May 24th, 2009 12:40 am ET

Question for Adam –
A few days ago while I was on youtube I found a video of you singing 'Shir lashalom' (song for peace) at Itzhak Rabin's memorial, you were amazing! What impact does religion/faith have on your everyday life and your music?

Question for Kris –
I think it is amazing that you have done Missionary work! Do you plan to continue doing Missionary work now that you have won American Idol or will you hold off from doing it for a while? Also What impact does religion/faith have on your everyday life and your music?

Heather Miller   May 24th, 2009 12:57 am ET

First of all Congrats to Kris! Adam is a performer, and was NOT the best singer on the show. He sounded the same week after week and his screeching in every song was overbearing. Danny, I believe you should have won. I thought you varied your vocals the most and you showed more emotion than any other contestant. I was touched by your songs!

Cheryl Whitley   May 24th, 2009 12:58 am ET

Danny has never complained about favoritism to Adam. In fact, he said Adam may have been hurt by the judges being so complementary (and when he said this on Larry King Live, Adam nodded his head in agreeement) and that it may have caused voters to believe Kris was not getting a enought credit so the voters may have rallied to support Kris to show that he was just as deserving to win as Adam was. I suspect part of why Danny was targeted by all the haters throughout the season was because he went through exactly the same thing as Adam did. Early on the judges showed a lot of favoritism toward Danny and it resulted in a lot of backlash against him. So, I think he was empathizing with Adam, not complaining.

Julia   May 24th, 2009 1:24 am ET

How was it decided who would perform first or who would perform in the "pimp" spot? To me it didn't make a difference. If within a 1-2 hour window I couldn't remember a performance, obviously I wasn't impressed enough to remember.

Cheryl Whitley   May 24th, 2009 1:33 am ET

Danny and Adam, as well as David Archuleta from last season are proof that the judges make a big mistake when they show favoritism toward one particular idol contestant The voters are not stupid. The last thing a fan wants to hear is the judges constantly heaping praise on only one contestant and criticizing the others. Nothing motivates voters more than the judges pimping one contestant all the time. Who knows what would have happened last season if the judges had not been pimping David Archuleta so much. He may or may not have won (David Cook was just as talented if not more), but at least we know the voters would have voted purely on talent. Instead, all the haters came out and said hurtful, ugly things about David Archuleta and people started disliking him and voters rallied around the other contestant in the finale. The same is true of Danny this season. Clearly an early favorite by the judges, which resulted in the haters writing some of the most vile things about him and motivating voters to vote for anyone but him. And, then of course, there is Adam. You would have to have had your head in the sand all season to not see how much pimping of Adam was done by the judges. I think it definitely caused some backlash against him. I can't tell you how many people I heard (particularly near the end of the season) say "anyone but Adam" just like they were saying "anyone but Danny". I am not saying that Kris did not deserve to win, but I do believe Danny and Adam were equally talented and it would have been interesting to see what the results would have been had there not been so much pimping by the judges. I suspect it might just as easily have been a Danny/Adam finale as it was a Kris/Adam finale.

Gail van Niekerk - Cape Town, South Africa   May 24th, 2009 1:44 am ET

For Adam Lambert – are you aware that you have a huge worldwide fan base ? Around the globe from Canada, Colombia, Demark, UK. Japan, South Africa ect, ect fans are applauding you.

maureen from putnam, CT   May 24th, 2009 2:57 am ET

My entire family wants to know:
When the contestants did the group performance of Shake Your Body Down, WHY was Adam the only one NOT wearing sunglasses????

cimi   May 24th, 2009 3:05 am ET

I think the judges "pimp" the Idol they don't want to win because, they don't want them to win. I think it is all a plan. I think Norman Gentle and Tatiana weren't real contestants. I think they were just plants to give the audience comic relief. And let's face it, they did. They knew Adam would make it big no matter what. So they wanted Kris to win. And he is the typical AI. Can you imagine how much more hatred would've been bestowed on Adam had he won? Now he doesn't have to worry about that and can just get on with his career and Kris can get a lil help(which he's gonna need) with his.

SydneyMum   May 24th, 2009 3:18 am ET

I am from Sydney, Australia.. Adam Lambert , you are awesome and you are a legend, mate. This is the only American Idol Season that I watched & recorded every show (only in cable tv). I have kept all the recorded shows and I think I will keep them for a very long time as there are no more weekly Adam shows to look forward to. You made every week fantastic and amazing. I do not think American Idol will ever have anyone like you ever again. I felt so sad not hearing your name called as the winner but at the same time, so proud of how you reacted. You are indeed a great person and a professional gentleman. You may not be the Season 8 American Idol but I believe that you deserve more – you are a World Idol. Watched and loved outside of America. I will be looking forward to your many CDs & shows. I hope that you will one day have a show downunder and I will be first in line. I wish you all the very best..hope you'll record R&B songs too..

So, Adam, will we see you downunder?
And what are your scheduled show appearances in the next few weeks? Would love to know so I can check our cable schedule.
You mentioned in an interview that you are releasing a futuristic CD soon, can you please ellaborate?

All in all, it was a great season 8. Congratulations, Kris and Adam, you are and will always be my idol. God Bless you always!

cimi   May 24th, 2009 3:18 am ET

David Archuleta wouldn't have won. He's a Teen. Same reason Allison didn't. She's a Teen. That's why they "pimped" David and didn't save the SAVE for Allison.

Another thought about the judges "pimping Adam". It wasn't too hard to do since he clearly was the best. The whole friggin world loves him. If they didn't do a bit of "pimping" NOONE would've bought it and everyone would've been like WHAT THE??? And therefore voted for him.

Last thought. I liked Gokey's song choices and performances until he started acting weird. He also kinda came across as a bit of an idiot towards the end. So I stopped liking him. He probably said a bit too much for his own good. Oh, and then we all can't forget the Screeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeem Or should I say Screeeeeeeeeeeetch.
Sorry. just call it as I see it.

Sandra MacDonald - M.Ed.,Clincial Counsellor   May 24th, 2009 4:16 am ET

Congratulations on your success. Your passion and hard work has paid off. You are so gifted and talented. Your parents must be so proud of you. My question is: "What were the first 3 things your parents said to you after the finale?"
Take good care and get lots of rest , you will need balance in your new & busy lifestyle now. Please do a concert in Vancouver Canada after you make an album. I think you should have won and my daughter Sarah and I are still upset! We are big fans- straight ,but not narrow. Love your voice and gifted performances. You did Freddie Mercury proud!!! Big Hugs,
Sandra MacDonald,
Prince George, BC, Canada

Dani   May 24th, 2009 7:30 am ET

I'm writing from Auckland, New Zealand. We watched American Idol and found this season to be the most entertaining one ever! Thank you Adam and Kris for amazing performances. You guys are very popular over here.

Question for Adam: You have become known for your rock-style performances. Do you anticipate performing other styles of music to maintain your element of surprize?

Audrey   May 24th, 2009 8:06 am ET

Here's a question for Kris. Kris, you had a unique interpretation of the songs you performed on the show which got you a lot of praise from the judges and appreciation from the audience. How are you inspired to change up an old song? Do you look at the music and make changes on paper before you play? It seems like the whole thing is improvised effortlessly. That's the real beauty of your talent. Whatever it is that you do, keep doing it.

Audrey   May 24th, 2009 8:11 am ET

Ryan– There are way too many questions about religion on this blog. Please don't turn Monday's show into a political rally in the name of juicy ratings! Kris has been asked several times before about his faith having to do with his win. He has answered that alreadly. Both he and Adam agree that religion should not be considered when choosing an artist in a music competition. One blogger has gone so far as to question Kris why he is ashamed to have gotten the "Christian vote." Don't do that to him, Ryan! Kris is not so narrow minded that he would assume he won because God must have been on his side. I am a woman of faith, but I'm pretty sure that of all those record-breaking statistics, God didn't vote. On stage this season, Kris and Adam were genuinely supportive of one another in spite of very different backgrounds. Their brotherly love transcends musical diversity and political lobbying. The rest of the country could take a lesson from them on the golden rule. You have the power to stop this nonsense, Ryan. Don't let extremists have a voice on YOUR watch. Ask yourself, What would Larry King do?

marilyn from Wisconsin   May 24th, 2009 8:23 am ET

Larry, I am drawn to you every night because you are true to yourself! You always ask the right questions – your own or do you have a writer? Hope you have many more.
Marilyn in Wisconsin

Sarah Sample   May 24th, 2009 9:06 am ET

Danny – you have posted on twitter that you are working on an album. Since you have had meetings with managers about your music career, have you been signed with anyone, or has anyone shown interest? I can not wait till you bring a cd out. I'm a huge are an amazing person and a huge heart!

Kelli   May 24th, 2009 9:07 am ET

Adam said his co-workers pestered him into trying out for AI. Where did he work (or what kind of work was it?)
Also, I'd really like to know what Simon and Paula REALLY think about the outcome...I realize they have to be politic, but it's obvious to me that it was unfair to have Adam on the show because he is so heads-above the others. Kris is nice and an average performer, but Adam will be Barbra Streisand big, you know?

Julie E. Hedges   May 24th, 2009 9:58 am ET

I have a few questions:

All Idols: We know Kris, Michael, & Lil Rounds are married. Are any of the single Idols dating someone?

All Idols: We watched Jennifer Hudson win an Oscar. Have any of you considered taking on movies in the future?

Adam: There are several online auctions for Ken (Barbie brand) dolls that have been transformed into "Adam Lambert" dolls. Do you find that weird at all? Will we see an official Adam Lambert doll in your future?

Lil Rounds: Being a mother myself, I can't imagine how hard it was being away from your babies. How often did you get to see them while you were on the show? Did they stay in Hollywood or back home with family?

Megan: The tattoo on your arm... what is it and/or what does it mean? When did you get it?

Allison: Will you be going back to public High School in the Fall?

Anoop: Will you return to school in the Fall?

Kris: I'm a Professional Photographer. Who was your wedding photographer and how do we view your wedding images?

Matt and Scott: When did you start playing the piano? Did you have professional lessons or were you self-taught?

Michael: You stated that you've resigned from the oil business. After the Idol Tour... what is next on your agenda?

Finally, All the guys: Boxers or Briefs?

marie   May 24th, 2009 10:10 am ET

during the months that you have been in Idol, did you get to spend quality time with your respective families?

Tyler Grubb   May 24th, 2009 10:34 am ET

What was it like wathching all those famous artist perform right in front of your eyes?

Jennifer   May 24th, 2009 10:48 am ET


First of all, I absolutely love you and I can't wait to see the great things that are to come from you.

Your friendship with Kris was really great to see, and was actually inspiring to alot of people. Could you explain the signifigance of Kris's painted fingernail, and the fact that you took the polish off one thumbnail?

Thank you

Janet Unruh   May 24th, 2009 11:05 am ET

Kris, Were your song choices based on the types of music your parents listened to when you were growing up?

Donna   May 24th, 2009 11:36 am ET


You have so much more than the gift of your voice. You were also blessed with the gifts of courage, dignity, grace and humility. What a combination! You are a breath of fresh air!!!

Katherine   May 24th, 2009 12:03 pm ET

Question for Adam...

Obviously you have a very large population of faithful fans...what would you say to your fans who are disappointed over the finale outcome?

BillieMarie   May 24th, 2009 12:13 pm ET

My question is for Adam: What else are you passionate about doing, aside from singing and performing in theater? Do you have a hobby like collecting motorcycles, or painting, or sketching?

SMLovesWW   May 24th, 2009 12:29 pm ET

Hello, Adam... Do you have a favorite sport?

How do you keep yourself fit all the time?

We love your work. Take care.

Honey B   May 24th, 2009 12:39 pm ET

What can you say is the one thing that you really, really desire for in your life, and if ever it's fulfilled, you can say that you'll never want anything more?

If there's one person (alive) you'd like to really meet, who would it be? What would you like to tell him or her?

Tima   May 24th, 2009 12:55 pm ET

A question for Adam Lambert and Allison Iraheta.

Why did you guys pick each other to do a duet together?

A question for each of the top 10.

Which contestant are you the closest to in the top 10?

Wendy Whitmore   May 24th, 2009 12:55 pm ET

I am a huge American Idol fan and watched all seasons and felt this year was one of the best talent. Do the contestants now start looking down the road after the tour about putting their albums together and are they wondering if who will peak first or who will sell the most albums/songs? I am a HUGE DANNY GOKEY FAN and I feel he will soar to number 1. I am from Milwaukee, WI and I know we will support him as we did in his homecoming and broke RECORDS!!!! All of Milwaukee and the world loves you Danny !!!

Jan   May 24th, 2009 1:03 pm ET

Adam, Any official Fanclubs yet–or sites for us to be able to accurately keep up with you? Would you consider doing "tribute" cuts on your album of all those "great artists" you have been singing. I know you are very much your own man with individual talent and dreams and ideas. I would love to hear you do more of the great songs and artists as well You are the first to come along that could ever do them justice. Best Wishes. Runner up for American Idol–1st Place World!! WE ARE WAITING–GO ADAM!!!!!!!

Janice   May 24th, 2009 1:07 pm ET

Kris, Love your music...You are the best....what is the most important
piece of advice you have ever received??????????

Tima   May 24th, 2009 1:07 pm ET

Allison Iraheta:

Do you and Adam have a special bond?

Tima   May 24th, 2009 1:17 pm ET

Okay I have some important questions for a few of you.

First of all, do you idol contestants, once being eliminated, start voting for the others or just root for them?

Kris Allen:

Did you know you have a website supporting you? Everyone loves you so good job!


Do you think you can pull off a 'Chris Daughtry' and sell millions of hits? I feel like you were robbed and you should've been in the top 2. So I want to know, are you going to give up or keep going?

Also Allison, how did you feel that you have another person like you on the show? You guys have an amazing look, you and Adam. I want to know do you guys really get along? You have crazy hair and amazing outfits!

Laurie G., Boston, MA   May 24th, 2009 1:18 pm ET

Adam, ADam, ADAm, ADAM, ADAM!!! I just want you to notice me... do I even have the remotest chance with all these love-fest emails for you? 🙂 I'm feeling mildly obsessed – but in oh, such a healthy way! Seriously, I don't think American Idol will EVER be the same. To me, I looked forward to the "Adam Lambert" show each week. It's not right to not have you still performing. I'm having a hard time affording anything right now and I SOOOO want to see you when you come to Massachusetts or New Hampshire. Will there be a contest I can enter to win tickets? I voted 398 times for you during the last show and then they shut the phone lines down. I simply love watching you perform and being interviewed. I know some big-name musicians in Boston and they say you are "the real deal." I am a music-officianado (sp?) and I am anxiously awaiting your first album. But I need to have it personally autographed. 🙂

Laurie G., Boston, MA   May 24th, 2009 1:22 pm ET

Could the judges have saved their "save vote" for the finale??? If not, when was the latest in the contest they could actually use it?

And if my question gets read, Adam oh Adam can I pleaaaase meet you and get one measly ticket to your show when you come to Boston or New Hampshire? I'm broke 🙁 but I'm aching to see you perform and get your autograph. Thank you!!! Laurie

sharon schwartz   May 24th, 2009 1:22 pm ET

Adam, I am a 60 year old grandma and I love you to pieces. I haven't heard anyone as good as your are in many, many years. I was really, really upset when you didn,t win. I have watched American Idol since it's been on the air. There has been know one that comes close to your talent. You also helped me through a very diffcult time. I lost my best friend in march . He was my 17 year old little doggie. Looking forward to seeing your every week gave me some relief for my pain even if for a short time. My question is, can my idential twin[ who also loves you] be the first fans to burn your first tour tickets if your come amywhere near Cincinnati,Ohio? PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope you read this message. You are someone really speical. I have been honored to have seen you. You are great!!!

Nancy Lambert-Brown   May 24th, 2009 1:25 pm ET


All of your fans would love to see you, alone, on your own tour. Would you consider doing that next Fall?


With all the speculation about how the voting was done in Arkansas, does AI plan to review that process for next year, such as one vote per phone?

Julie E. Hedges   May 24th, 2009 1:27 pm ET

I have a few questions:

All Idols: We know Kris, Michael, & Lil Rounds are married. Are any of the single Idols dating someone?

All Idols: We watched Jennifer Hudson win an Oscar. Have any of you considered taking on movies in the future?

Adam: There are several online auctions for Ken (Barbie brand) dolls that have been transformed into "Adam Lambert" dolls. Do you find that weird at all? Will we see an official Adam Lambert doll in your future?

Lil Rounds: Being a mother myself, I can't imagine how hard it was being away from your babies. How often did you get to see them while you were on the show? Did they stay in Hollywood or back home with family?

Megan: The tattoo on your arm... what is it and/or what does it mean? When did you get it?

Allison: Will you be going back to public High School in the Fall?

Anoop: Will you return to school in the Fall?

Kris: I'm a Professional Photographer. Who was your wedding photographer and how do we view your wedding images?

Matt and Scott: When did you start playing the piano? Did you have professional lessons or were you self-taught?

Michael: You stated that you've resigned from the oil business. After the Idol Tour... what is next on your agenda?

Finally, All the guys: Boxers or Briefs?

Dayna   May 24th, 2009 1:31 pm ET

What was the intensity like getting ready for each show and preparing for your songs?

Gayle__   May 24th, 2009 1:42 pm ET

QUESTION FOR ADAM: Which is your twitter? What is the name of your twitter site? There's a couple that claim to be yours that look very official so it's difficult to know.

Tima   May 24th, 2009 1:43 pm ET

Okay this is a question for all of the contestants:

What made you try out for American Idol and did you change in any way after this experience like as in personality?Or are you still the same person you used to be?

What is it like when you are seen in public? Do people run after you? Do you get chased by paprazzi's?

sharon schwartz   May 24th, 2009 1:44 pm ET

adam, I made a spelling error on my message a minute ago. I'm the 60 year old grandma and I meant to say can I be the first to buy a ticket when you go on tour. Sorry for such a bad mistake!!!!!

Tima   May 24th, 2009 1:53 pm ET

Adam and Allison:

Would you single contestants date?

Elijah   May 24th, 2009 1:55 pm ET

With total respect to Idol winner Kris, I am such a fan of Adam's. He has such a tremendous range. While he is known as a "Rocker", he can also almost make a grown man cry with his softer side as well. Witness his heartfelt YouTube performance of "I Can't Make You Love Me". I was so hoping that he might have tackled this song on Idol. Does Adam have any particular preference in the types of music he performs.

Janna   May 24th, 2009 2:05 pm ET


You stated in one of your interviews that being in the recording studio was one of your favorite things about being on American Idol.

What was your favorite single to record and why?

Corinna Hayes   May 24th, 2009 2:47 pm ET

Dear Idols,

I'm really curious to know why Adam was the only person who wasn't wearing sunglasses during your big dance number choreographed by Paula Abdul. Also, it seemed as though everyone was "bowing down" to Adam during one move in the routine. Although I can't blame Paula for giving Adam this kind of praise at all, was that what was actually intended, and if so, what did everyone think about that particular dance move?

Gueli Ugarte-Wright   May 24th, 2009 2:49 pm ET

Question for Danny:

A lot of people instead of feeling your pain because you lost your wife, feel turned off by you, including myself, because we feel you exploited her passing for your benefit on the show. Was it your idea to go in details about this, i.e. the video when you proposed to her, the piece your relatives did on the Christian channel, was that approved by you? I was willing to give you the benefit of the doubt, but once that happens, I felt you were/are exploiting your wife's death. Why don't you just mourn privately? Also, please get a PR person, you are saying things that are coming off, really BAD, I am NOT your fan at all but I want you to succeed in this business and is all about perception and you are not helping yourself, everytime you open your mouth and say something lame, like "we love each other in a GODLY, way".

Gueli Ugarte-Wright   May 24th, 2009 2:51 pm ET

Adam and KRis,

When did your friendship become so deep that you knew, I like this guy as a matter of fact I have a BROMANCE with him:0). At what point on the show, whas there ans specific moment, or situation for each one of you that you thought, man you are my BRO?

Katherine Sanchez   May 24th, 2009 2:59 pm ET


There are a lot of us "Kradam" fans who felt that the win came with having both of you in the finale. It didn't matter to us which of you took the title. We loved you both and were already winners in our hearts!!

With everyone seemingly eager to point out your differences, can you please share with us some of the things that you two have in COMMON and what was it about each other that helped you form such a wonderful friendship (or "bromance") on the show?

How did you two end up being roommates? Did you pick each other or were you guys told to room together? And will you continue this friendship long after both of your careers have gone in their respective directions?

Finally, is there any chance that you two will record the song from the last Ford video ("I Will Remember You" by Ryan Cabrera) as a single on iTunes? I absolutely adore that song and thought that you guys blended beautifully together. PLEASE SAY YOU WILL!! Or, at least, could you please sing it for all Kradam fans when you guys are at the Staples Center concert in July. 😉

Thank you very much for your time.

Much love and appreciation,

Kim   May 24th, 2009 3:11 pm ET


You were my favorite from day one. I was hoping for the win. Yes, Adam is super talented also. The Finales should have been danny and adam with danny taking the win. Kris is talented, but will soon be forgotten. He doesn't hold the it factor that Danny and Adam have. Danny, looking forward to ur first cd...!

Corinna Hayes   May 24th, 2009 3:15 pm ET

This question is for Ryan Seacrest and the Idols:
Do you think the way American Idol's voting system is now is an accurate way of selecting the best talent of the season, or do you feel it's flawed? If so, are there any plans in the future that would say, for example, limit the number of votes placed by each phone number, so that the votes received would a more accurate accounting of the actual number of fans each contestant has? Thanks!

Katherine   May 24th, 2009 3:31 pm ET


Congratulations on becoming the new American Idol! You have been such a joy to watch on the show.

There are a lot of detractors who have too many unsolicited opinions on whether or not you deserved to win the title. As a fan, it really irritates me to read about your imminent downfall even before you've put out an album. Not that Adam doesn't deserve the accolades because I know you would be the first to sing his praises. But don't you find it the least bit frustrating and, frankly, insulting that people are already writing you off and you haven't even shown them what you can do or who you are as an artist?

As the Talmud says, "Live well. It is the greatest revenge." And the best revenge is to become a very successful artist (you have my 100% support!) then come back next year to Idol and tell Simon Cowell to shove it up his.... 😉

Thank you!

Alyssa D. (Vermont)   May 24th, 2009 3:40 pm ET

Congrats Kris!!!!! You definitely deserve the AI win! I found your performances of “Heartless” and “Apologize” to be better than the originals. You touch the hearts of millions, including myself, every time you sing. So thank you for staying true to yourself throughout this competition!

Question for Kris: Some news reports, articles, and blogs are calling your win over Adam one of the biggest upsets in Idol history. (Something I feel is highly uncalled for considering you and Adam are both brilliant and will be huge stars!) How do you deal with the criticism and has the Idol experience made you a stronger person?

Thank you! I can’t wait to see everyone on the Idol tour!!!

Brianna Lucibello   May 24th, 2009 4:08 pm ET

A Question For Allison Iraheta:
How did you get inspired to sing?

Tima   May 24th, 2009 4:10 pm ET

The whole top 10: What do you guys do in your free time beside singing and anything musical?

Kris Allen; Will you and your wife go back to Arkansas and live there? Also Kris, are you excited to record albums and do you think you'll end up like Kelly Clarkson?

Matt Giraud; How did you react when the judge's saved you?

Lil Rounds; I have a question about your hair. How do you get all those different hair styles? Do you wear wigs or what?

Allison: For your friends back in school, how do they react now when they see you? Do you go back to public school and learn there? If so, how do people react now when they see you?

Adam: Do you like your new life? Fame and everything? What is the worst part of it all? The best part?

Brianna Diane   May 24th, 2009 4:18 pm ET

-Questions for Allison Iraheta:
What has the response been like from your high school? Are you finding that you have new "friends?"

Do you plan on attending your Junior or Senior prom?

Where have you preformed during your Pre-Idol days?

How have you gained such amazing stage confidence and showmanship at your young age? Do you believe that confidence follows experience?

What was your initial reaction after watching the cake fight?

Why didn't you use the recording contract that you earned after winning Telemundo's Quinceañera?

Your life, summed up in an instant, comes down to what?

Why didn't you use the recording contract that you earned after winning Telemundo's Quinceañera?

What can one expect to hear on your album?

–Questions for all of the contestants:
Do you all read the blogs and forums from websites such as

Anita   May 24th, 2009 4:29 pm ET


OHHHH Our Dear Adam, let me just start off by stating the obvious.... WE ALL LOVE YOU DEARLY!!!! I am one of the very few (or many) who never watched American Idol before. I love music, I'm a singer myself, but I just never got into the show...... UNTIL YOU came and changed it all. I first saw you during the Top 36 (while flipping through channels) My jaw hit the floor, eyes popped out of my head and I screamed for my Husband to come check out this "PHENOM" Needless to say, I have been glued to the show ever since and so has my Husband (who is now an absolute fanatic), never missing a beat!!! You made the show this year Adam, for many... thank you for sharing your gift with us, entertaining us without fail and making our days that much more exciting! I admit it, I am addicted to Adam!! You are the brilliance and Musical Genius this World has been waiting for, for a very long time!! Hats off to you Adam... you have a fan for life in ME (and Hubby)!


Mother Victoria   May 24th, 2009 5:03 pm ET

I believe adam is 26 or 27 years old and was eligible to audition for Idol since it began. Why did he wait? And why did he wait so long? He could have won any season with his dulcet tones, incredible range and wonderful showmanship, with a genuine humility that makes him truly someone a singer wants to emulate. He is going to be greater than Frank Sinata and Elvis Presley wrapped up into one!

Zai   May 24th, 2009 5:06 pm ET

This one's for Adam –

A girl residing all the way in Tanzania, East Africa. I want to say that I truly admire your individuality and wanting to be yourself, I see nothing wrong in it. This is about your music, and you are truly an amazing singer. I admire you, your talent and persona. I am very passionate about singing and I'm trying to take it up seriously. You're certainly one of my inspirations that motivate me to want to practice more and get better.

A question that I do have for you ADAM – You're a really interesting person, and we (your fans) certainly would like to keep in touch with you somehow. There are a couple of Adam Lambert's on Twitter but there's no exact proof if it is you. So if you could clarify it on LK live that if it is really you on Twitter or what.. it would be much appreciated. If they're not you, do you think you could get on Twitter? You won't regret it 🙂 – You seem like a great guy to even JUST have a friendship with! I see the way you get along with others, and it's lovely.

A question for ANOOP – You're a great singer yourself. "Will you continue heading this way now that you have reached this far and do something big?" I hope you will and make us even proud of you than we are already. Your voice is remarkable and don't let your focus ever shift. I'm sure Idol has had a big impact on you.

To ALL the top 10 – Congratulations for having made it this far. It's something that you should always see as a big stepping stone to go further ahead with what you guys do best, and that is SINGING! Seriously, this is just the beginning. You're all amazing.

Thank you. God bless you all.

Becki in Colorado   May 24th, 2009 5:38 pm ET

Congrats to both Adam and Kris. You are both so talented. Kris I love your music and you are such a cutie pie. Adam I believe your are new age Elvis. I am a 60 year old grandmother and I believe if Elvis started today he would have guyliner and black nail polish. I would have loved to see Adam sing one of Elvis' classic hits. Why didn't you?

Gayle   May 24th, 2009 5:49 pm ET

to Adam Lambert:

You do write and you do "arrange" songs (very well I might add). I believe very much you will be totally involved in your songs for your debut CD.

Do you play any instruments?

Do you feel you are as much of an all around artist as someone who plays instruments also? (re: Kris- guitar, piano, etc). ?

thank you.

cindy diamond   May 24th, 2009 5:54 pm ET

Danny, will you be getting a contract, and realeasing a cd. I hope so. as I look forward to buying it. Keep on doing what you do best

Jan Rousseau   May 24th, 2009 6:06 pm ET

To Adam,

I teach 6th grade and my students and I adore you. Which rockers do you admire most, and have you written any music of your own? (From one of your elder fans).

Jan Rousseau

Living in Kris Allen town Conway Ark   May 24th, 2009 6:20 pm ET

Ci mi.....the all around talent did win.....the contest has the word idol in it...meaning someone that everyone can look up to and that's what Kris is...Like I said...he appeals to the majority of the american people......not saying that Adam can't sing but he isn't someone that alot of people want there kids and family members to idolize........

Judy from Canada   May 24th, 2009 7:21 pm ET

FOR ADAM! I am from Canada and have never watched American Idol until this year when I heard you sing. I have never heard such a diversified voice as yours and it is truly unique and special. After that I listened and watched and noticed how devoted you were to music, singing, arranging and wanting to please and entertain people. I will definitely buy your music when it comes out! You always seem sincerely appreciative, selfless, hardworking, humble, courteous and very considerate towards others. I have never seen this in any other musician...always uplifting others to make them feel unique and special. The only type of person I have ever met that possess those qualities are those who have had many struggles, who have dealt with criticisms at some time during their life, and who know pain, and, despite all, will persevere, without giving up or complaining! My question: Did you you have struggles to get where you are today? What made you never give up?

Susan Boucher   May 24th, 2009 7:21 pm ET

alyson seemed to have little or no experience performing in front of large crowds. She seemed so comfortable, was she nervous? How did she overcome her fears?

Sheryn Howlett   May 24th, 2009 7:44 pm ET

Two questions for ADAM...Will your future album be a mixture of songs somewhat like you sang on the show? And, did you ever think you'd have a major senior citizen fan base?

I am 68, have already downloaded your AI in studio album (LOVE LOVE LOVE "Ring Of Fire") and would like to say that I picked you out as a finalist when I saw the very first audition shown on TV. So many of my friends said they didn't want to like a rock star, but your talent won them over.

As for all the controversey about who got what votes and from whom, I have another one to add: I have 13 yr. old twin nieces who watch the show. From the very beginning I asked them who they were for and they said Kris. When I asked why (and sorry, Kris, but this has NOTHING to do with talent as you hoped) the answer I received is "Because he is so cute". So, there you have it!

Adam, you rock!!!!!!!!!! And, you too, are very handsome.

anna from ohio   May 24th, 2009 8:08 pm ET

TO ADAM: I would love to say to you how much i adore you.You have the most talented voice i have ever,ever listened to on IDOL. I am a huge fan of yours i can not get enough of you.The world is yours to concoure.Oh and i wanted to add you are sooo yummy to look at gosh darn it you have the most sexiest style and you will always be my #1 IDOL!

Leesi   May 24th, 2009 8:16 pm ET

Question for Lil Rounds: Do you wish you'd have kept singing in your original style instead of trying to please the judges?

Question for Danny Gokey: Do you wish you could have controlled all of the spin put out there re: your personal loss that made some believe you were trying to get sympathy votes? Do you think that tainted your chances?

cindy diamond   May 24th, 2009 8:17 pm ET

For all 10 idols, would you do this over again. America voted for their Idol, If the comments on this blog are any indication of how Americans complain when they chose the winner, it makes me wonder how you all chose Obama as your president.

cindy diamond   May 24th, 2009 8:17 pm ET

For all 10 idols, would you do this over again. America voted for their Idol, If the comments on this blog are any indication of how Americans complain when they chose the winner, it makes me wonder how you all chose Obama as your president.

Living in Kris Allen town Conway Ark   May 24th, 2009 8:31 pm ET

Joinie I have every right to be on this site so if you don't like it you get off this site .....How old are you ?

Beverly   May 24th, 2009 8:39 pm ET

Adam from the very first time I saw you on AI I knew you would be the winner. You were the only contestant that I voted for because I knew you were the very BEST. When you make your albums or CD's I will buy every one and I really can't wait. It is really a shame that you did not come in first, something is wrong. I know deep in my heart that you will ecome someone very famous. You have great talent and you are very good looking. You have made your parents very proud! You are on my pedestal. Keep up the good work...I will be waiting for that album!!!

Love Kim FL   May 24th, 2009 8:49 pm ET


What is your favorite ice-cream flavor? What ticks you off? What makes you really happy?

Most of all, what is LOVE for you? What song title, do you think, can best describe the love you have for someone you are romantically involved with?

Autumn   May 24th, 2009 8:50 pm ET

Dear Adam:

You are such a genuine and considerate person. When you answer the questions, you are always considerate of other people's feeling. I like both you and Kris, I hope the constant interviews and later on enormous tabloids will not affect your friendship.

With the talent, the big heart and your contagious smile, Adam, you will be huge internationally. Lots of my friends in Asia are already asking when you will have tour in Asia...^_^ They can't wait.

My question for you today is whether you have an official website for your fans so that we can get the updated information on your tours, your albums and your interviews? We would like to give you whatever the support we can give...

Also, best wishes to all of the idols!

bee   May 24th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

Question for Adam,

With so much stardom and such undeniable talent your way already, have you considered not going on tour with the idol show and instead just gracing us with an album right away? Also, what kind of album will you put out – please don't be cookie cutter and really come out with an Adam album from your heart! Love you so much! You are a rock god and the true winner no matter what anyone says!

Natasha   May 24th, 2009 9:18 pm ET

Question for Danny Gokey:
Danny are you jealous of Adam for winning and for being such a mega star and the world's favorite?

Megan   May 24th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

Danny Gokey is such a sore loser. How dare he? His fan base is as conservative as Kris Allen's and I guess that is why he thinks they will go for Kris because clearly Adam is the most talented out of the three. Gokey show some tact when you lose! The judges showed preferential treatment to you too but you are just a poor man's version of Taylor Hicks. Danny should have been more diplomatic. They are all jealous of Adam's talent. Adam blows them out of the water. Every talented singer says Adam is great. He has a great fan base. He has the best vocal ability and is the best looking. Gokey is boring like Michael MCDonald whereas Adam is more Mick Jagger, Bowie and Freddie Mercury: rock gods! Adam will have to get used to such jealousy from bitter people. With great talent comes the haters. Adam lost to Kris but Adam is the one who will have the great career in movies, theater, and music and he will not have to adhere to the chains of American Idol's contract – he can do what he wants artistically. Adam: get ready for the world. Gokey: get ready for coffee shops.

Autumn   May 24th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Hello, Adam:

The song I liked best is " Tracks of my tears", that really shows your tender side. The live version is even better than the studio version. Me and my friends fell in love with you that night you sang it. Will you put some of " this style" songs into your new album? Please do .....I know so many people are saying that you are a rock star, but I think you can sing both...

Phoebe Kaltenbach   May 24th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Hi handsome Larry–why the suspenders, why the colors? Do you really need them only to hold up your shoulders? What about your pants, will you tell me the secrets of your suspenders too?

Karen   May 24th, 2009 10:25 pm ET

I think it is embarrasing and shameful how everyone is questioning why Kris won. It was obvious that the judges all wanted him to win and the way they all gushed over him, I'm sure the other contestants thought they might as well go home. I am a Christian and my voting for Kris instead of Adam had nothing to do with his songs or his sexuality. And for Simon to go on Ryan's radio show and say American got it wrong, makes me mad. Can't you even allow Kris to have his moment? America voted.........the end.

brenda   May 24th, 2009 11:03 pm ET

question for matt and scott

i understand you never had a chance to sing a duet that was scheduled for the american idol finale....will you sing it at a later date...maybe even on LKL....??
enjoy your show..thanks

G Meriz   May 24th, 2009 11:08 pm ET

Hey Adam:

1. How did your parents come up with your 1st and second names: Adam Mitchel? Is Mitchel your mom's 2nd name, too?

2. What is your idea of relaxation? What is your idea of a superb vacation?

Thank you for sharing your artistic and creative expressions to he world. More Power to you.

Gady Mayen (Ga-Dee)   May 24th, 2009 11:14 pm ET

Hi Ryan Seacrest, I would like to ask ADAM LAMBERT, what is your reaction to Clay Aiken's comments to your performance and what is your reactiong to the fact that he "begged" you for forgiveness??

Gady Mayen (Ga-Dee)   May 24th, 2009 11:18 pm ET

Hi Ryan Seacrest and Idols. Do you guys plan to persue a career in the entertainment industry or return back to your normal jobs?

Jan Wilson   May 24th, 2009 11:21 pm ET

Adam this is a special message to you...Being an advocate for children specifically dyslexic children, I've learned talent is something you have or not...Musically speaking without any doubt You Adam Lambert is the most vocally talented individual in my 50 yrs of listening to music I have ever heard.

Let it be known I am a christian, presumptuous characteristics of a person and or their sexuality has nothing to do with their vocal talent. American Idol in fact is a competition show seeking to find the best vocal talent. Know this Adam Lambert you are the most talented! All the music you sang was appealing and can't be denied, and brought viewers back week after week!

No one has considered Adam's standing as in being a christian, they are more so taken by his tenderness in his male gender... The stereo types have wrongly judge you Adam, in which anyone judging based upon those facts are in violation already to Gods word. Shame on them! ...

Adam I'll keep you in my prayers and feel certain God will protect you, you are a great entertainer as well the purest vocalist I have ever heard, and guess what? that gift came from God... So I hope the individuals that have judge you remember who they have to answer to in the end. With all my Prayers Jan Wilson

Lady M   May 24th, 2009 11:24 pm ET

For Danny:
I cant believe the negative things I am reading...first of all you were asked a question about who you thought would answered...big deal...I say ill to Kris for calling you a jerk for answering a question that was pose to didnt say he was the better singer...only you thought he might win...what is wrong for honesty...second, you are RIGHT when u stated that the judges hurt Adam more by declaring him the winner...his fan base probably felt victory and didnt vote...and third what is that little nobody calling you competitive...this was a competition and all of you....well you should have won....but what is wrong with being came on this show to always appeared humble and never exploited your wife's death...however, you did mention she was your inspiration and motivation to carry goodness, if you wouldnt have said anything and someone would have found out they would have said how insensitive you were...your damned if you do and damned if you dont...Danny you are amazing and dont let the negative and haters get to advice is just "no comment " at times because your words will be far as votes are concerened and your pastor saying to vote for Kris....I dont know if that is true or not buy hey, once again...his opinion not yours...your a remarkable person and I am so happy for you and your future success...your a winner already...only one to show true emotion...Kris is such phony...he even believes he shouldnt have confidence....Adam a true gem as second runner up....although I truly believe between the two Adam was way better...okay now I will state something I really didnt want to be forced to say ...but I am really angry that Danny is getting some negative vibes...I truly believe Kris will one day be his opening act for a sell out Gokey concert...yes I said it...sorry Danny....that is the devil in me....

cimi   May 24th, 2009 11:27 pm ET

Living with Kris. You said Adam is not someone who people want their kids and family members to idolize. Why is that? You yourself said he is a good singer. (which I think is a total understatement)
But Personally, I don't think ANY kid or person should idolize ANYONE except Jesus, who is MY idol. Still doesn't retract from the fact that Adam was clearly the best. Have you seen anyone post here from abroad that raves about Kris? naw. didn't think so

Gady Mayen (Ga-Dee)   May 24th, 2009 11:27 pm ET

Hi Ryan Seacrest & Idols. I would like to say congrats on everything. The season was a great one. I really do not understand why people post comment bashing one idol over another! If they feel like they don't like a certain Idol, then keep it to themselves! I know people have their favourites but that is no excuse to be talking bad about other people, I know individuals would not like that done to them! Finally, I would like to say, Kris Allen, congrats on winning, you are a classy person and many will follow you in the years to come. Adam Lambert, congrats on making it to the finals, you showed a lot of talent in the weeks of American Idol, and people will follow you in the years to come. To the rest of the Idols, they don't have to worry either, people will follow them too. Look at Chris Daughtry, he didn't make it too far in Idol and look at where he is, and Jennifer Hudson, she has made it far in the industry without winning. You Idols are all winners in the eyes of certain people. Just follow your dreams, don't loose your ways. And GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU!!

cimi   May 24th, 2009 11:30 pm ET

And by the way Kris. I think you're fantastic. Adam's was just....better.

Gady Mayen (Ga-Dee)   May 24th, 2009 11:34 pm ET

Hi Ryan Seacrest & Idols, I MUST SAY, you are all winners. You all made it to the TOP 10. You passed the audition and overcame millions of people auditioning which could of taken the parts. You guys made it through Hollyoowd week. You made it through the final verdict, and you guys made it to the top 10. That is something to be very proud of. Contrats to all of you idols!

Darla   May 24th, 2009 11:52 pm ET

Question for Danny Gokey but others too: On your upcoming albums, will any of you be writing your own material, or will you depend strictly on performing covers from other artists' work?

francesca   May 24th, 2009 11:53 pm ET



Helen Hines   May 25th, 2009 12:10 am ET

This question is for Danny Gokey:
Who chose the song for the duet that you had with Kris Allen in the Top 4?
Was it difficult to pick a song that would suit both your and Kris's voices and who had the last word on which song it would be? Was this a mutual agreement on the song choice or did one party give in to the other because of a time issue? Adam and Allison's duet was great and they worked together on it to showcase each other. Why didn't I get that feeling about your duet? I don't blame Kris. Was this an example of your competiveness?

Living in Kris Allen town Conway Ark   May 25th, 2009 12:19 am ET

ci mi.......I really question your christianantiy...If you were one then you would know exactly why I said Kris would be a better role model.....Kris brings people to the lord everyday ......Kris goes to poor countries and helps them,prays for them and with them and brings them to the lord,he helps build them churches.......Does Adam....NO,and you can't say that you don't idolize anyone but Jesus when you make it so aparent that you idolize Adam......Kris and Adam have become very good friends and Adam is happy and proud of Kris so why can't you all just stop hating on Kris..........Do you think Adam is proud of the way his fans are acting? I think not......

anna   May 25th, 2009 12:21 am ET

ADAM WAS THE BEST HANDS DOWN!!! I know for a fact he will be the biggest winner out of this whole thing.There is no way any of the others will be as popular as ADAM.This guy has the best talent ever .American Idol will never find a talent like that ever,ever again.As for KRIS i realy find it hard to believe he will go far.How in the heck he won i just don't get it.And for DANNY it is very obvious he is very bitter i don't care for him at all. LONG LIVE LAMBERT!!!!!

Kim   May 25th, 2009 12:24 am ET

Danny is the American Idol all the way!!! The show is fixed!!! Booo to American Idol!!

Caryn Mitchell   May 25th, 2009 12:36 am ET

Hey Idols, I thought that you alll were fantastic. I was just wondering if any of you think you'll ever start your own clothing line or anything else like that?

cimi   May 25th, 2009 12:44 am ET

Who ever said that american Idol was about finding a role mode? It is a SINGING COMPETITION. You said(and I quote) that it is apparent that I Idolize Adam. How so? All I'm saying is that clearly he is the best. He out did everyone on the show. The judges know it and so does most of the world. And as for you saying that I should stop hating on Kris..? What have I posted that made you think I hate anyone? I adore Kris. Like Simon said. He is like a puppy dog and I love that he and Adam are friends. I just hope that Kris took full advantage of the opportunity to witness to Adam.

Meghann Wilbourn   May 25th, 2009 12:44 am ET

My question is for Adam. HI ADAM! 🙂 My question is this: I love the tattoo you have on your right wrist- is there a story behind it? When and why did you decide to get it done? I don't remember it being there during Hollywood week.

We love you!! 🙂

cimi   May 25th, 2009 12:45 am ET

Living in Kris. the above comment was meant for you.

Circe   May 25th, 2009 1:13 am ET

AI needs some changes: Power voting should be illegal; or change name to the AT&T Idol. Judges should critique not canonize; no contestant wants to feel that they are merely a supporting player to the star. "You will definitely be in the finals" should not be utttered. If judges want to have "quality control," they need to retain a percentage of the vote. All the contestants should be proud of their unique contribution to the season.

yvette   May 25th, 2009 1:18 am ET

Hello Everyone,
I really loved this season. It is my favorite since Season 5. You all are very talented, but Kris started to really stand-out with some of his unique performances about mid-way through the competition. I definetly feel that he deserved the win just as much as Adam. However, I have noticed that Kris is constantly complimenting Adam about his talent, but I do not really see the same from Adam towards Kris. I sincerely believe that you and Kris are great friends, but Adam how do really feel about Kris' musical abilities and what specifically do you admire about his musical talents?

Christine Vaughan   May 25th, 2009 1:26 am ET


This year the JUDGES had an opportunity to SAVE SOMEONE.
My question is for 1 or more of the idols.
......If you had the chance to make one change, what would it be????
Thank-you , KIND REGARDS from: Christine Vaughan

Alessandra   May 25th, 2009 2:33 am ET


First of all I want to say how amazing artist u are, so talented, awesome vocals, but what I admire the most is how genuine and honest u are.
U have a brilliant future for sure.

Now the question is... Would u say that the whole American Idol experience has helped you to grow as a person?? and how.


francesca   May 25th, 2009 2:43 am ET


Tania   May 25th, 2009 2:50 am ET


We all know that u have previous experiences in theatre and music, so u're use to deal with live audiences and all, but now it's kinda different.

Now you are known not only in the US but also around the world... fans everyhere... interviews, paparazzi madness... u get the point =)

How r u mentally preparing for that? doesn't it scare u a little bit? Do you feel that u're ready to face the changes?


Pdhen   May 25th, 2009 4:19 am ET

In my world, it should have been Adam and it should have been between Danny and Adam. Danny is HUGE!!! Adam is AIR!!! Kris? He's cute and very talented.

One thing I always believe, though. The people vote and the people get it right, no matter how wrong it is. An old hiking philosophy, imagining all people tethered together: "We can only go as fast as our slowest person".


Toni   May 25th, 2009 4:38 am ET

I always thought that we live in a democracy until now. I cannot understand how religion has influenced the votes for a singing talent show. Some of the contenstants used religion to get votes, used religion to manipulate and inlfuence the votes, some of the contestants, one in particular comes across as very arrogant. Danny talks about God giving him such a talent and he should use this talent, well Danny, God gave Adam a much bigger talent, it seems that Adam's talent has had a bigger influence on the population world wide, our love for Adam is bigger, Adam is gracious, sincere, hamble, and much more talented then you will ever be. I have downloaded all of Adam's music, and cannot wait for Adam to produce more music. I hope that one day soon Adam will come to London. Adam you are a ROCK GOD.

Katiana   May 25th, 2009 7:37 am ET


If there were one person you would want to collaborate with on your album, who would that be?

Also, what are the last few songs/albums you've purchased?


Barry International   May 25th, 2009 9:07 am ET

Music Word 2009

Lest those of us in this business of music forget, in these times that try our creative souls, this plague of payola and lack of creativity that permeates music, was perpetrated by the major labels.
Creativity, being the driving force within music, filed for bankruptcy once technology and marketing were victorious in their self destructing coup of corruption, which raped this business of music of it’s legitimacy rendering it to no longer be an aural form of art.

And it came to past…

Cassettes replaced vinyl, digital replaced analog, computers replaced instruments and recording studios, marketing schemes replaced quality, payola helped to sustain their monopolies, as major labels reigned, totally oblivious to the fact that the proverbial creative bottom had fallen out of this business of music.
Having fallen prey to malicious exploiters of creativity, people with no creative musical abilities, seduced and trapped in a short lived malicious orgy of debauchery which perpetuated assembly line production techniques, and shake-your-big-booty videos, this business of music, suffered a near fatal blow from the weapons of mass destruction-known as greed, known as the major labels.
Hence, we are enduring a meltdown fueled by an avalanche of greed and recklessness, a meltdown much akin to the travesty currently ravaging our national economy.
Why then, are the major labels allowed to maintain their status, why is it that radio, still discriminates as to whose product they will give airplay..?
Why is it, that those ‘artists’, who really aren’t artists in a creative sense, still allowed to function in this business of music..?

Now is the time for all ‘real’ musicians to come to the aid of this business of music…

Suffering from severe creative deficiencies, this business of music sought refuge on the internet, the land of infinite possibilities, seeking to occupy a space of it’s own, and rid itself of the plagues caused by creatively devoid souls, biased playlists, and electronically enhanced vocals, music now feeds intravenously on the creative souls who lived in underground exile, in cyberspace.

Cometh the Revelation…

Hopefully, at this juncture, on the brink of total destruction as a creative art, this business of music has realized that music is aural, not visual, good music does not have to be packaged, these days, the more expensive the package, the more BS you get.
Perhaps the music buying public and RADIO will take heed of this, as the major labels attempt to monopolize the internet.

Now, the day of reckoning is here, repent, be enlightened and realize, music is about creativity, not smoke and mirrors and scantily clad dancers. This is not a business of gimmicks, but instead-a utopia of creativity.

As the late great Sam Cooke said, “A Change Is Gonna Come”.

Well change is here Baby, praying won’t help you, and all of those mergers will do you no good.

Nevermore shall we forget that music is aural-not visual……….

Marlene   May 25th, 2009 9:30 am ET

I heard that Adam has been approached with the idea of being front for Queen. I fear you, Adam are greater than that. Think about would be the reason folks would go to see Queen. They have been on the road with a look-a-like Freddie with a mediocre singer/performer. We couldn't give tickets away.

But can you imagine Adam Lambert and Queen! But I think you could be a new David Bowie, forging your own path. Grab that golden ring and know you are the winner from Idol. Not that you would ever say or believe this...but think about it. You fronted Queen and Kris was doing almost blending with Keith Urban...but def. not a star. A nice guy for sure, and grew a lot in the competition but I will never recognize his voice nor remember his performances. You and Danny should have been the final. His voice is magnificant. It's memorable and yours....I will never forget your performances. Have fun and continue to hold on to your ethics and teaching and producing...what a creative genius you are Adam!

yvonne   May 25th, 2009 10:03 am ET

iam in love with adam how old is he

Heather   May 25th, 2009 10:20 am ET

Hi Adam. I just want to let you know that I think you are great. The best contestant ever to be on the show. Can't wait to see what you go next. I thought you fit like a glove when you performed with Queen.

I think you are unfairly being judged by your apperance by people who call thenselves Christian. A Christian does not judge a person by their apperance. (which I happen to think your apperance is great and I am a Christian) They just assume that you are not Christian because of you apperance and lifestyle. I say forget about them. You ROCKED. You were and still are in a leauge of your own. My 9 and 10 year old childern love you. They listen to Mad World all the time. Keep rockin'

I do have a Question for Adam

Have you had any offers since the show ended?

Ian   May 25th, 2009 10:47 am ET


Kris, America voted for you as a whole package. We love your musical style and delivery , and we love you. The AI crown is yours, WE give it to you.

We therefore want you to enjoy the glory of winning AI. IT IS YOURS – you deserve to bask in it.

Your graciousness and humbleness is a class act, we just hope the music industry will appreciate it and not take advantage of your casualness.


It was a disappointing interview last week, I would have thought you would address new questions on Kris and focus on his win, and not 'Adam's loss'. We can understand the judges' view which have been clear, but you have been the voice of reason and has been quite fair throughout the whole episode.

Hence it was below par that you keep asking Kris about Adam's loss in a way which the viewers perceived as trying to make him guilty over winning.

Focus on his strengths, and his work. He has an excellent album pre idol which is already radio ready. This guy just needs the right interviewer to bring out his charming personality – learn from Jay Leno. Kris is such a infectious funny young man and it came across clearly during Jay Leno's show. At least Leno asked new questions and make him proud of his achievement.

I trust you will do better tonight. Let him sing ala Ellen 's show, then only people can stop questioning his victory.

Looking forward to seeing Kris enjoying himself tonight.


Janet Mayhew   May 25th, 2009 11:17 am ET

Question for Adam: I am from Canada and was disappointed that I couldn't vote. I think Adam is a wonderful talent, in fact I was never so excited over a contestant as I was with Adam. I wish Adam the very best in the future. If I could have voted it would have been for Adam and only Adam. I am very sorry that American Idol is over because I won't get my "Adam" fix every week. I will be first in line for your album. My question is after touring with American Idol will you be releasing an album and do you think you will come to Canada? You have a lot of fans in Canada Adam. We absolutely love you!

Myla   May 25th, 2009 11:22 am ET

It's funny how they twist the true statement "Adam is way more talented than Kris" into "Adam and Kris are totally two different artists." Don't do that, okay!!!

Louann & Cath from Canada   May 25th, 2009 11:27 am ET

Adam Lambert you are the most talented entertainer that has lightened up a stage since the biggest icons Elvis and the Beatles.

Just remember they were not accepted either for the way they looked, they way they sang and look what America did to them. They criticized the way Elvis moved, the type of music he sang, the Beatles for their hair cuts and yet they have been among the greatest music legacies of all time. America was wrong then and they are wrong now.

Adam, you're the next shining star and you too will become a legacy. The world is your stage right now.

We love you Adam and we await your next move. We are already there for you!

We would like to ask you Adam, "What are your future plans?"

yvette   May 25th, 2009 11:43 am ET

This question is for Kris. First my comments and then question.
Hi Kris,
Love you, your wife and family. The positivity comes right through the TV. I think it is refreshing for America to see someone who can be a fresh and current artist without needing a gimmick or being over the top. I loved it when Jamie Foxx noted that you did not need to do the throat Olympics and that you were an impressive artist just as you are. Many of your fans have the same sentiments as Mr. Foxx, so that is why there is no surprise about your victory. I wish more of Adam's fans would respect you as an artist. I feel as a Kris fan, I can still acknowledge that Adam is a phenominal singer and showman. I feel that both of you will be megastars. There are enough fans for both of you to be successful in your own right.

Okay, here is my question. I went back and watched the season and I noticed that after looking completely surprised, you often looked up to the heavens everytime you made it through another round. When you did that were you thanking God for getting you through each step of your American Idol journey?

Christin   May 25th, 2009 11:54 am ET


Congratulations for both Adam and Kris on a wonderful Idol journey.

I'm a biggest fan of Adam. Adam, Thank you so much for giving the world a new and greatest performances, that makes people anxious to watch American Idol. No other reason for everyone including myself to watch the show, instead “IT'S ALL BECAUSE OF YOU”.. ! No matter who won the American Idol title, you are the greatest winner that won people’s hearts....


Lots of love from SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

Emily J.   May 25th, 2009 11:55 am ET

This question is for Matt and Scott. How did you guys feel when your piano duet got cut out of Wednesday night's finale because of time issues?

Maxey Koch   May 25th, 2009 12:06 pm ET


I've noticed you've been channeling Elvis's energy. When can we hear you sing one of his songs?

~Maxey Koch

Gayle   May 25th, 2009 12:23 pm ET


All the talk and news about you joining Queen.

Would you want to front Queen or do you think it is important to establish yourself first as an individual ?

Joining KISS on their tour, you would be able to establish yourself more individually with your own songs and your style. What do you think about this offer compared to Queen offer?


Marita   May 25th, 2009 12:34 pm ET

I've read that you have no formal vocal training. How did you get to be so good? How has American Idol changed you as a person?

Leilani   May 25th, 2009 12:37 pm ET

Compare Adam Lambert to NO ONE!

Although many references are indeed flattering....depending on personal taste and perspective....Elvis, Freddy Mercury, Madonna, Cher, etc.... Adam Lambert is a unique talent in his own right, a stunning performer and at the risk of sounding thoroughly gushing, I will declare, a visual and audio masterpiece.

All that, and still, perhaps the single best thing about Adam is his authenticity, the goodness and kindness that radiates from him. As a person and as a performer....he has the style AND the substance. I've said it before, He is the icing AND the cake.

What Adam can do is limitless......yes, he is a fantastic theatrical performer with a voice that will leave Broadway quivering, but he is also a true rocker, can break your heart (and I mean break it)with a ballad, can reinvent and redistribute everything from classic country, American Songbook Standards, Motown and 80's "hairbands"....that ability, creativity and versatility is the mark of a true artist.

I only wish I had found Adam a long time ago. I don't recall a time in my life when I was ever so moved, so impressed, so hungry for more from a performer.

I look forward to seeing and hearing Adam in concerts and in spectacular shows.

Seeing him in a small, more intimate setting (such as the cabaret where he has performed in the past) would be an almost unbearable delight.

Adam, I hope all of the goodness and light you project comes back to find you many times over.

denise   May 25th, 2009 12:43 pm ET

I don't really have a question, just a comment. I'm 50 plus and have been a fan of Queen since their early days. Freddy Mercury was one of a kind. He was so talented, original and diversified. I agree with Brian Mays that Adam would be a great "front man" for Queen. Adam has alot of Freddy's missed qualities. I'll definitely be watching. I also wanted to say that I love Kris too. He is very talented, although they are different, it's so refreshing to see them actually wish each other well. Good luck and God's speed to both !

Teri   May 25th, 2009 12:46 pm ET

Danny, so enjoyed your performances on idol and believing for great success in your music career.
The door is open and praying for you to be blessed and a blessing thru your music. You've been through a lot of fire, but God's rewards are around the corner.
Just contemplating that the direction of country-pop music, like the route Carrie Underwood has taken, proved to a wise choice and a goldmine for her. She is greatly talented.
It just seems with your type of voice and heartfelt vocals, that could be an open and welcome field for you. With the right songs and guidance and proper handling from the right people, it seems a good possible direction. Country music has grown so much and is not what it used to be. Its so diverse and a good vehicle for people who sing from the heart.
Regular pop music is so overcrowded and tough to get anywhere as proven by some of the other idols. Carrie has the biggest success with country and then has grown to even the pop stations.
May God bless you and lead you every step of the way.

Jan   May 25th, 2009 12:47 pm ET

ADAM: Are you "locked into the American Idol tour? I am grateful to AI for bringing you to the world, but by comparison, there is not much other talent. I am anxious to see Just Adam doing HIS thing. THANK YOU,ADAM! I am so excited for all of us. We really need an official, reliable "link" to keep up with you and make our plans–I am talking a Lambert Fan Family here!!!!

Sandra Miranda   May 25th, 2009 12:50 pm ET

Do the Idols get paid? If so when and how much?
You Idols deserve it! Love all of you... esp. Adam! Kisses

Geralyn   May 25th, 2009 12:52 pm ET

RE: Leilani's comment--> You took the works right out of my heart. Well posted! Congratulations Kris Allen. May your future be blessed.

Jenny Mooney   May 25th, 2009 1:01 pm ET

Adam, your charisma and appeal reminds me of Elvis. Has anyone ever told you that? Best of luck in your career!

Alice Armstrong   May 25th, 2009 1:09 pm ET

Adam, I am a 72 year-old grandmother and think you are "da bomb". I am sorry to see American Idol come to an end this season. I will miss seeing you perform each week. Thanks for making this season the best ever!!!

Joanie Greene   May 25th, 2009 1:15 pm ET

To Leilani –
You speak perfectly and for billions, I'm sure, thank you!

Joyce Krysiak   May 25th, 2009 1:18 pm ET

Really?? Is there any question on who the American Idol winner really is? Kris got the majority of votes, and as in all cases he's the winner. Yes there are those who fell in love with Adam, Dan, and Kris. Adam pulled the hard rock fans together. Think about it when he sang with "Kiss". He would be wonderful in "on stage shows" also and he loves costuming. Yes he's very talented but he just didn't win the hearts of the all around fans. Danny is great too but the second to last performance Kris really outsang him. Kris is so sincere and talented when he sings and he's makes you feel he is really singing to you and for you. I know he will do great. Please tell idol viewers "Kris really did win" and that, repeating myself, that should be it. (Would like to see this on Larry King Live Show also)

Joanie Greene   May 25th, 2009 1:18 pm ET

I have purchased evey second of Adam from Itunes, however, am unable to find the Queen/Adam performance, why is this ????

Gypsy   May 25th, 2009 1:35 pm ET

ADAM, Are you aware of this BROAD and AGELESS fan base that you have just acquired? My 14 year old granddaughters have gone berserk, my grandmother is a riot, and all the rest of us in between are just plain lovin' it. You are a phenomenon !! Best Wishes, Stay Well and Keep It Comin'.
PS. We are actually not American Idol fans, some didn't watch, some didn't vote (sorry), and we are new to this blogging stuff. There are lots of us out there. We are anxiously awaiting the CD's and the Concert schedule and we got the Money Honey . True TALENT will get us every time.

Shirley   May 25th, 2009 1:37 pm ET

This season, I looked forward to every Tuesday night because of one contestant and his incredible performances. That person was ADAM.
I am proud he survived this experience feeling like a winner along with Chris and I pray that he will bless this world with the gift of his music in the near future. Whether or not he is gay was never an issue with me, I was so in awe of his talent. I must state that I am a Christian, a 64 year old grandmother and basically a country music fan. I have never been fond of rock music; however, I fell in love with Adam's talent and wanted more. Please, Adam, remember you have fans of all ages that are eagerly waiting to buy your music. My only question for Adam is, Will he plan on an album with some of those beautiful motown soulful ballads that I know he can sing?

Shirley   May 25th, 2009 1:37 pm ET

This season, I looked forward to every Tuesday night because of one contestant and his incredible performances. That person was ADAM.
I am proud he survived this experience feeling like a winner along with Chris and I pray that he will bless this world with the gift of his music in the near future. Whether or not he is gay was never an issue with me, I was so in awe of his talent. I must state that I am a Christian, a 64 year old grandmother and basically a country music fan. I have never been fond of rock music; however, I fell in love with Adam's talent and wanted more. Please, Adam, remember you have fans of all ages that are eagerly waiting to buy your music. My only question for Adam is, Will he plan on an album with some of those beautiful motown soulful ballads that I know he can sing?

lia galanakis   May 25th, 2009 1:49 pm ET

congratulations to both :chris and adam .adam will do just fine.
question :why is it that this time around the difference in votes is not mentioned ?.it always is .and how many votes each one got ?

thank you and good luck
thank you ,lia from montreal

Tara   May 25th, 2009 1:55 pm ET

This question is for Adam. First my comments and then my question.

Hi Adam!! I love you so much! I am so proud that you got so far on American Idol. When I found out that you didn't win, I was so sad! I was crying for like an hour! When I went to school the next day I knew I would end up crying again. So when I got to my locker, all of my friends crowded around me and asked me if I was ok. And, of course, I cried again. When I saw an interview of you saying that you were happy for Kris and it wasn't about winning, it was about how far you got, I felt so much better. If I didn't see that interview, I'd probably still be depressed right now, so thanks! Even though you did not win, I know you will do great things in the future.

You are so gifted and have such a huge amount of potential. Words can't express how you make me feel. I have never loved a performer as much as I do now. You are so humble, sweet, cute, honest and so much more. It's really sad that American Idol is over because there will NEVER be anyone as amazing as you. I will never be voting like crazy for anyone anymore. No one can ever compare to you. Please don't ever let anyone ever make you feel bad about yourself because you are just so precious!

I am SO excited to see you on August 16th at the XL Center in Hartford, CT. I am hoping to meet you before the show!

I hope you received my letter last Wednesday or Thursday because I totally poured my heart and soul into it. I want you to know that I will be loving and supporting you forever.

My question:

If you had the chance to tour with anyone, who would you choose and what brand of guyliner and mascara do you use?

Love you,


S.H.   May 25th, 2009 2:10 pm ET

To Alexis:
Did you think Matt deserved to be "Saved" I personally thought you should have been saved and not him.

Lisa L   May 25th, 2009 2:45 pm ET

Thank you for an exciting AI season. You are the best contestant ever on idol. You're voice is so amazing! My kids (ages 9,4,& 3)love to listen to you and you've had our votes since you're 1st performance on the show! My question for you is: are you seriously considering stepping in as the frontman to Queen? If so, then Queen has gained 5 more fans!

Tina Lewis   May 25th, 2009 2:48 pm ET

Elvis died the day before my 16 birthday and not since then have I been so moved and totally captivated by anyone until Adam Lambert I taped the last 2 shows and I know I've watched Adam's performance of Mad World at least 40 times I am in awe of him and I truly believe America got it wrong. I'm not saying that Chris isn't a great singer but Adam is remarkable and will be iconic I can't wait to see what he does next. I wish we in Canada could vote but I will always will be greatful to Adam for giving me his beautiful voice and getting me through a hard time in my life if I could have one wish it would be to have him call me a friend, I don't have to wish him good-luck because luck has nothing to do with this extraordinary young man Godspeed Adam

Tina Lewis   May 25th, 2009 2:48 pm ET

Elvis died the day before my 16 birthday and not since then have I been so moved and totally captivated by anyone until Adam Lambert I taped the last 2 shows and I know I've watched Adam's performance of Mad World at least 40 times I am in awe of him and I truly believe America got it wrong. I'm not saying that Chris isn't a great singer but Adam is remarkable and will be iconic I can't wait to see what he does next. I wish we in Canada could vote but I will always will be greatful to Adam for giving me his beautiful voice and getting me through a hard time in my life if I could have one wish it would be to have him call me a friend, I don't have to wish him good-luck because luck has nothing to do with this extraordinary young man Godspeed Adam

kathy from san diego   May 25th, 2009 3:01 pm ET

i think all the contestants will do fine after idol. i was really really really wanting danny from the beginning(i had him pegged in tryouts)!!! adam is going to make it anyway. ithink america voted for the grass roots selection which was the right way to vote,yeah to all the finalists.

Julie   May 25th, 2009 3:04 pm ET

This question is for Ryan, and all the Idols: I think any of this year's contestants 1 through 5 were talented enough to have been the winner or at least top 2 in some of the past seasons. Do you agree? (I especially think Matt is extremely talented.) I just think the talent this year was phenomenal.

olive   May 25th, 2009 3:07 pm ET

I am so touched by so many genuinely felt last Wednesday nite. Here are two examples from the blogs.

""When Kris Allen's name was announced as winner of AI, my 5 year old son innocently asked me "why did that guy won? the other (referring to adam) is much better.""

"Lol! I am 11 years old and I too cried myself to sleep."

Please ask Adam to address to those crying little children who don't understand and could see the obvious'. Kids are honest reflections of the situation in this case.


Suzy W   May 25th, 2009 3:08 pm ET

Congrats to Kris and Adam. I wish you both the best. Adam you are so entertaining and talented. I couldn't wait to see what you were going to do week after week! All of your performances were so exciting. Will you be touring, on your own, after the Idols tour? If so, please come to Orlando (Hard Rock or House of Blues, more intimate).

Toni   May 25th, 2009 3:16 pm ET

Leilani, thank so much for the statement, it is excactly how we feel about Adam. He is a phenomenal performer, very unique, he should be allowed to be as inventive as he wants, we want his interpretation no one elses. Adam, how soon before your album in on the market?

Jessica   May 25th, 2009 3:22 pm ET

First, congrats to all of them. They are all extremely talented.

I was wondering if Kris or any of the rest of them are thinking/planning to moving to California or anywhere else to keep pursuing their music.

Norma P.   May 25th, 2009 3:45 pm ET

Arkansas population 2.8mill,and 38 mill votes came from that state?A very well organized group of fans cheated that is why Kris won. They voted after the lines were closed in their time zone using phones with west coast area codes, using software(Gizmo)that helps cast up more votes,extends voting time,power texting.Check on the internet there are bloggers that explain this in detail. Why is everybody ignoring this facts? this is not right,it's very dissapointing.

Keith   May 25th, 2009 4:01 pm ET

Hi Adam,

Well, I for one will state the following:

"I feel honored and proud that I have been fortunate enough in my lifetime to have actually witnessed the birth of a legend in Adam Lambert...not only is he perhaps the best singer the world has ever seen, but a true gentleman with a kindred heart and soul'....

"Adam...the consummate singer ,entertainer, and True AMERICAN IDOL".....

Thank you


Violet   May 25th, 2009 4:23 pm ET

A question for Adam:

I've been a fan of yours since the audition rounds, and absolutely adore you. I've honestly never been so passionate about any other Idol contestant before you. I can shamelessly admit that I've cried for four hours after it was announced you did not win this season. You're a genius performer and I can't wait to see you at the Idol tour in Hamilton, Canada. My question is, what kind of music should we expect to hear on your record? Do you want to influence people to do something about a certain subject, do you want to get them emotional, or to just simply rock out? I've heard you sing many different songs throughout American Idol, and even before that, and I was wondering what you aim for when you perform. Never stop being yourself! I seriously adore you.


Amber   May 25th, 2009 4:23 pm ET

Dear Anoop,

I first just want to say that I LOVE you! And that I think you are an extremely talented person and you have a beautiful voice. My two questions for you are: who inspires you the most, and who is your favorite artist/band?

thank you so much anoop <3!

Coralie W   May 25th, 2009 4:28 pm ET

Kris– first of all, you completely deserved this win, and I am so proud of you for your success and humility. You're a great role model for everyone! I've listened to the CD, Brand New Shoes, that you released prior to Idol. I was wondering if it will ever be released on iTunes or if any of those songs will be on your first CD. Thanks for being such a great and modest Idol.

Lisa   May 25th, 2009 4:41 pm ET

Comment/Question for Adam Lambert!
Hey Adam!
God, I have so many things to say to you! Let me just start off stating that you're flippin' brilliant. You seem like the kindest guy ever and would be a perfect friend. Many, many people out there love you to pieces, and I'm one of them. You have an awesome taste, both in clothes and music, and you are certainly a looker! Basically, you're a whole lotta perfect, as some fans state. So, I was wondering, do you think you would have gone just as far without the support of your fans? I don't mean the votes, but more like the occasional "You're a very talented artist" or another positive comment alike. Oh and also, what song are you sure about doing on the tour?

A whole lotta love goes out to you, Adam.
Thanks. 🙂

linda W   May 25th, 2009 4:45 pm ET

Matt, we think you are a winner and love you so much and we want to know are you currently involved in a serious relationship? If not i have a beautiful girl named maggie L from kalamazoo and you are facebook friends – can i fix you up? I'm her aunt luscious linda

linda W   May 25th, 2009 4:54 pm ET

Hi Danny, It is Sophia and Ava Bartolomei from Orlando, fl We are 6 and 10 yrs. old and your biggest fans. When you sang each week were you thinking about sophia your wife, because you always made us cry when you sang serious songs! love you can't wait to buy your cd!

Gabby   May 25th, 2009 4:58 pm ET

I have a couple of queastions for Danny Gokey
1. Do you plan to make a future ablum? If so try singing a kiss from a rose by Seal.
2. Did you ever feel like like since you were the oldest that you had to keep the others in line?
3. What was the hardest week for you?

Suzanne   May 25th, 2009 4:59 pm ET

First of all I'd like to say I hope The Larry King show does not air some of these nasty comments. I don't know why, but it still surprises me to read the cruel things people write. Do you think these kids have no feelings? How would you like someone to say things like this about your son/daughter etc.....???

Kris, congrats on the win, I think you are amazing. My question is do you think AI will let you co-write some songs on your first album? And do you think you may do some cross over music...I loved your duet with Keith Urban, that song fit you to a tee. I have all your downloads and the Itune pass.

To the rest of the contesants...your all awesome and I wish you the best in your careers.

Janice Otis   May 25th, 2009 5:25 pm ET

Question for Adam Lambert:
When you asked Smokey Robinson what inspired him to write Tracks of my Tears, you showed that you were an artist who wanted to feel a song, understand it, so that you could get its message across (which you did in a most powerful, "killer" fashion!).You are a true storyteller. Do you write songs, and if so, what songs have you written to tell the story of Adam Lambert?

Amanda   May 25th, 2009 5:35 pm ET

First i'd like to say Adam Lambert, I LOVE U!!!!!!!! My question is what kind of music are you planning on making and which style will it be? By the way, you are the true American Idol!!!!!!!!

Janice Otis   May 25th, 2009 5:36 pm ET

Question for Ryan and contestants:
Were the judges ever allowed to see the rehearsals or were their comments and critiques based solely on the performances on the shows?
(It seemed as if Paula's responses were rehearsed, ie:
"You make me feel better than good";
"Whole lotta perfect";
"One" brilliant song, One American Idol;;
to name just a few.)

Jamie Vesperman   May 25th, 2009 5:43 pm ET

I have always been a big fan of jazz and blues. I was wondering if Matt Giraud or Allison Iraheta have thought of releasing a jazz or blues record?
Matt could easily become a new sensation for Blue Note Records.

linda W   May 25th, 2009 5:49 pm ET


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Gady Mayen (Ga-Dee)   May 25th, 2009 5:55 pm ET

Hi Ryan Seacrest. I would like to ask anyone there, do you really think Adam lost because of his sexuality? If it was because of his exuality, wouldn't he have been eliminated a long time ago?

Laura   May 25th, 2009 5:59 pm ET

To Kris,

As one diehard Adam fanatic, I congratulate you on your win. As disappointed as I am in the voting results, it is hard to begrudge you the win when we look back at your performances of "Heartless", "She works hard for the money", and "Ain't no sunshine", both times. I bought my ticket to the tour for Adam, but look forward to hearing you sing at least one of these songs.

To Adam fans,
Even Adam recognizes Kris' talent, so why shouldn't we? Let's support our amazing Adam without bashing Kris, please. I am sure that would make Adam very happy.

debbie   May 25th, 2009 6:00 pm ET

adam & kris, i think you are both wonderful. totally different singers, but both very deserving of a career. my question to adam is – has anyone offered you a gig and if so who? kris, i believe you will have a great career. i also would like to know if allison has any concrete plans. these three should all have a strong and lucrative career. i enjoyed the show so much this year. it was great. also the finale was great. how did you get all that talent on one show. cudos to idol!!!

Gady Mayen (Ga-Dee)   May 25th, 2009 6:03 pm ET




hellen mckeen   May 25th, 2009 6:03 pm ET


George (Toronto Canada)   May 25th, 2009 6:05 pm ET

Kris: What are some of your “pet peeves” or what gets you aggravated?

Kris: You have a squeaky-clean image right now, so, what’s one of the worst things you did while growing up that you got in trouble for?

Kris: Your parents obviously did something right while raising you, so what were some of your parent’s catch-phrases /philosophies while growing up that helped shape you into such a humble, gracious and caring person?

Contestants: is it more difficult to handle the workload and stress of learning new songs, arrangements and group performances every week if you do not have formal training or prior stage performance experience?

Contestants: Do you think you’re at an advantage if you can play a music instrument (in terms of ability to pick up new songs, generate new arrangements)?

Stella from Minnesota   May 25th, 2009 6:06 pm ET

Danny is my favorite for sure BUT I have to give props to Anoop. He has the most pure and lovely voice, especially on the ballads he sang on the show. Anoop's version of "Always on My Mind" is simply captivating and I could listen to an endless loop of that and Danny's "You Are So Beautiful" (and a few others) and I feel like I'm in heaven . . .

McMargie   May 25th, 2009 6:09 pm ET

Did they really have to pay the $6,000 bill for messing up the kitchen after the food fight?

Laura Kradam   May 25th, 2009 6:13 pm ET

To Kris,

Adam said it was like a dream come true to sing wtih KISS in the finale (his joy was evident – he was positively beaming!). Even though you were very well paired with Keith Urban on that very catchy tune, you have said this is not necessarily the direction you'd like to take with your music.

What would have been YOUR dream duet on the AI finale?

Carolyn from Cincinnati   May 25th, 2009 6:24 pm ET

Adam, you were the reason I watched American Idol every week. I was a fan from the beginning. But as it got closer to the finale, I started to like Kris also. You both did a tremendous job on the show, and I will be cheering for you both at the AI concert this summer!

Carolyn from Cincinnati   May 25th, 2009 6:26 pm ET

To Adam and Kris, any plans of collaboration for your first albums?

Carolyn from Cincinnati   May 25th, 2009 6:29 pm ET

Do you ever read the blogs and forums that talk about you? If so, which ones?

lyvia smith   May 25th, 2009 6:31 pm ET

Adam- you are the most talented performer of my lifetime and I am 68 years old! Good health and good luck.

Jannine   May 25th, 2009 6:31 pm ET

What were your main reasons for going on American Idol?

Hannah and Becca   May 25th, 2009 6:33 pm ET

What is Allison's natural hair color?

lyvia smith   May 25th, 2009 6:34 pm ET

Ryan – Why didn't you know the percentages of the final outcome last week?

Simon – I always respect your opinion, and you know who should have won this competition!

Hannah and Becca   May 25th, 2009 6:37 pm ET

Who does Adam's hair? BTW we are 11-year-olds who LOVE American Idol.

lyvia smith   May 25th, 2009 6:38 pm ET

Adam – History repeats itself! The outcome of this competition reminds me of another time when moms and dads were afraid of exposing their children to the first rock god – Elvis Presley! I predict that you will ultimately enjoy amazing success like he did and you will be laughing all the way to the bank!!!!

Phoebe   May 25th, 2009 6:39 pm ET

This Q is for Anoop and Megan...I've heard rumors that you two are an item. Any truth to this one?
Also... for all Idols – Did you read fan sites or blogs? Which ones?

Hannah and Becca   May 25th, 2009 6:40 pm ET

What is Kris Allen's favorite song? We love you, Kris!

Hannah and Becca   May 25th, 2009 6:44 pm ET

What is Kris' middle name? God bless!

Madeline Wilbourn   May 25th, 2009 6:55 pm ET

Hi Adam! 🙂
I've seen pictures of you pre-idol, wearing a really awesome top hat with mirrors all over it. I love it so much and I wish you would wear it soon! Pleaseee? 🙂


Adi Pick   May 25th, 2009 7:04 pm ET

Hi, my question for the finalists is:
"the minute before each of you got kicked off the show, what thoughts were running in your mind?"

Many Thanks,

Lois   May 25th, 2009 7:12 pm ET

All Idols:

Do you think becoming successful through American Idol is sometimes thought to be less of an achievement than becoming successful without using a competition?

Lois   May 25th, 2009 7:12 pm ET

All Idols:

Do you think becoming successful through American Idol is sometimes thought to be less of an achievement than becoming successful without using a competition?

Leilani   May 25th, 2009 7:13 pm ET

Idols Vote On Fellow Idols!

Questions for all the Idols....

Which Idol would get the congeniality award...who is the friendliest of all the Idols?

Idol most likely to be reading a book during down time?

Who is the funniest Idol...who could you always count on to crack you up?

Who is the shyest , most reserved Idol off-camera?

Which Idol is the "Big Brother" or "Big Sister" of the group...who could you count on most for advice and up-building?

Have any of you formed a strong friendship/bond with another Idol that you know will last far beyond your Idol time together?

Amy - South Carolina   May 25th, 2009 7:17 pm ET

Adam , how does it feel to be the most sensational idol contestant ever! I know 1st hand that generally speaking you did not get the Christan vote, but certainly got the moral win. w/ your heartbreaking good looks, will we be seeing you on the big screen?

Emily   May 25th, 2009 7:19 pm ET

This is a question for everyone... I was wondering if any of you have stage fright? How did you react once you hit the stage?

Emily   May 25th, 2009 7:28 pm ET

I know you guys didn't have a lot of down time while you were on show, but when you did, what was the most fun thing you came up with to do? Other than food fights, of couse ; ) were you allowed out if the mansion to go to the movies/dinner...?

Diana P. - Houston, Texas   May 25th, 2009 7:28 pm ET

My question is for ANOOP DESAI
First, I'd like to say I've been one of your biggest fans since your audition.
I heard you make a comment on a radio station about breaking stereotypical barriers. How do you feel you will be able to accomplish this. It seems on the show they tried to categorize you but were not able to. I'm not of Indian heritage but it would be GREAT for you to come out as an R&B sensation which I truly BELIEVE can happen for you. Love you Anoop

Leilani   May 25th, 2009 7:29 pm ET

Geralyn, Joanie Green and Toni....
Thank you so much for your kind words. I appreciate that you enjoyed and took time to comment on my post.. It's a pleasure to be a fellow Adam fan among people as lovely and kind as you are.

Sherri Woods   May 25th, 2009 7:30 pm ET

You have changed my life. I love everything you do with your voice, and your personallity is great. Please don't let turning into a Superstar change you. Stay as sweet as you are. I want to follow you on your journey, and want you to know that with every note you sing it brings pleasure to so many. Are your going on tour with KISS, or Queen? Which one? I can't wait to see you preform and sing again! It's going to be a long loneyly summer!

Susie (Sharpsburg, GA)   May 25th, 2009 7:31 pm ET

Congratulations, Kris! Just wondered if the "Idol" song (the one co-written by Kara) was lowered for you for the "results" show. It sounded like a more comfortable key for you than when you performed it on the finale show!

Henry Laten (Michigan)   May 25th, 2009 7:35 pm ET

I am a Danny fan but this year we the fans did not have a loser you all are so good, congrats Kris on your win, and kudos to all of you on the way you showed the world winning is not only the 1st place person but the all of you.

Matt can't wait to see you do something back here at home.

Henry (waterford MI)

Alison Irsch   May 25th, 2009 7:35 pm ET

Kris and Adam,

First of all, I think you are both amazing!

Kris – I would like to know if you are planning to record YOUR "live" version of Heartless in the studio – soon??? Honestly, this is the song that did it for me. I was shocked to hear the studio version that was recorded, given the praise the judges (and presumably America!) gave your version of Heartless, to hear what what done to the song when the studio version was recorded. What's up with that?

Emma   May 25th, 2009 7:35 pm ET

What do you each think was your best and worst moment on the show? Woul any of you go back to change any of it or do you believe in not having regrets?

What city are you most excited to visit on tour? Are you going to have any time to go exploring when you are on tour (like go sightseeing, shopping, etc)?

I know at one point Danny talked about rewatching one of his preformances. Did you guys usually try to watch them on TV, or is that just way too awkward?

Michele   May 25th, 2009 7:41 pm ET

I love Kris, Adam and Danny. As soon as Danny was out I wanted Kris to win and thought for the next week that he had a great shot . I don't understand all the "dark horse" comments. Point taken: I watched the 3/26 and 3/31 shows earlier today for the first time and the judges were great fans of Kris when there was still eight and nine contestants so why all the surprise?

Beachcares   May 25th, 2009 7:45 pm ET

I am 49 yrs old and was around when ELVIS was around, and ADAM reminds me so much of what Elvis went through and I love ADAM because he is ADAM and does not try to be anyone else. Good luck to Chris but ADAM will be ICON and he is our AMERICAN IDOL. If anyone looks at AMERICAN IDOL forums, ADAM had 5x more people on his name than anyone...Even if Danny said Chris got his fan vote...the two of them combined did not compare to ADAM...I look so forward to ADAM in the future and we all know he will do great things. He is a good person.

Carolyn Amerman   May 25th, 2009 7:49 pm ET


How do you take care of your beautiful voice? And when you hit those high notes, do you have to rest it – and for how long?

VERONICA   May 25th, 2009 7:50 pm ET


Amy   May 25th, 2009 7:52 pm ET

To Adam & Allison: Have you two thought about recording a rock duet together? Your voices sound awesome together.

christiana   May 25th, 2009 7:53 pm ET

My question is for Adam...We ALL want to know WHAT is your favorite cologne?? 🙂

Patti Williams   May 25th, 2009 7:54 pm ET

Question for Adam; You took the Idol music to new places!! Everything you did was incredible. Do you write, compose and when are you going to do something original?

honowoowoo   May 25th, 2009 7:55 pm ET

Request for Ryan/Larry:
Please show the video where Kris gives Adam a surprise hug from behind and both of them genuinely congratulating their jouney! (It's one of my fav AI moments right after the Adam/Allison hug after their duet!)

Question for Adam:
Knowing that you are stepping into stardom = $$$, what cause/charity will be your first to champion and why?

Comment for AI:
Thank you for bringing us the best collection of talent this season! I seriously don't know how you're going to top this season.

Comment for Adam, Allison & Kris:
My favorite Trio all season long!!

Comment for Adam & Kris:
I'm so glad that it the two of you in the finale. Your genuine friendship and comraderie is such a breath of fresh air in this very competitive game. What an excellent example to the world!

Brittany   May 25th, 2009 8:00 pm ET

Hey, this one's for Adam.
I was just wondering if you will be recording Kara's song, 'No Boundaries', on your album.
Also, I heard that you were asked to record a song with Slash, possibly become Queen's new vocalist and or tour with Kiss.
What do you think you will do?


Ps. I'm one of your biggest fans!

Lisa. A   May 25th, 2009 8:00 pm ET

Adam, as one of your biggest fans! Whats next in career after the American Idol Tour? When will you be releasing your own album? And I just wanted to say its an honor for you to be answering my question! And im sure you dont have to be worried because even though you didnt win American Idol, with your Fantastic and extaordinary voice, not to mention drop dead gorgeous looks! You will have an amazing career! You dazzle me when you sing!

Carl   May 25th, 2009 8:02 pm ET

Are there any contestants that you were surprised that didn't make it into the final 13? Do you feel the new format for selecting the 13 final contestants work against them?

Natasha   May 25th, 2009 8:05 pm ET

If you could play a role in any movie, which movie and which character would you choose?

Gady Mayen (Ga-Dee)   May 25th, 2009 8:06 pm ET

Hi Ryan Seacrest & Idols! What offers have you guys recieved from sining groups, producers, labels, and agencies??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Alexandra Todd   May 25th, 2009 8:09 pm ET

For Adam Lambert

When was the first time you thought, "Wow I could actually win this?"

What was the biggest surprise in the American Idol Season 8?

What is the number one thing you'll take away from American Idol?

And Adam, You're AMAZING!!!!!! We love you!!!!!

Amber   May 25th, 2009 8:11 pm ET

Adam... What do you think is your best and worst quality?

NJ2009   May 25th, 2009 8:11 pm ET

To Ryan Seacrest-

Hi Ryan! Can you please inform us viewers as to why American Idol did not tell the actual number of votes for Kris & Adam? We are hearing also on any of the voting nights that upon voting it only registers the callers first 10 votes? Is this true? If so, why isnt the viewers informed of this rule prrior to trying to vote for a full2 or 4 hours?

trina   May 25th, 2009 8:13 pm ET

what is your favorite week of american idol

Angela   May 25th, 2009 8:15 pm ET

This question is for Danny Gokey...
Besides the whole world knowing who you are now, how has life changed for you after Idol? What did you do before now, career wise?
Also...Please come to Birmingham , Al or nearby, I would love to meet you in person!

Lili   May 25th, 2009 8:15 pm ET

I am a huge American Idol fan. And in my opinion, Adam, you have been the best contestant on American Idol I have ever seen!! You Rock My Socks!! I just wish i had a shirt or a poster or something personally signed by you! I cant wait until you release your own album! And my question is why did you take so long to audition for American Idol! Why didnt you audition earlier?! And a suggestion, while on tour, you should really sign some shirts and stuff and donate them to your fans i would LOVE to get something signed by you!

XOXO, Adam You Rock My Socks!

Kim   May 25th, 2009 8:15 pm ET

Adam~ How did you get so gorgous?!?! :0)

Lauren from NJ   May 25th, 2009 8:17 pm ET

to Adam-

Do you plan on doing a worldwide tour next year? Are you thinking about being on the big screen as well? You have such stage presence and your vocals are truly amazing, can't wait to hear the cd and see you on tour. We will miss watching you perform this week. To all the other Idols this season you were ALL great. Good luck Kris as well, good for you.

debbie   May 25th, 2009 8:19 pm ET

to adam....was performing with KISS and Queen better than winning ? !!!

it is mind blowing that you could even sing . like instead of your mind thinking the words to the songs was it thinking " i m up here with KISS"

Kelly   May 25th, 2009 8:20 pm ET

Cong. to all of you. I am amazed at your talent and enjoyed watching you perform each week!
I have tickets to go see your performances in Hartford, CT on Aug. 19. Any chance you can get me back stage passes so I can meet you all ? 🙂 Don't know unless you ask ... 😉

Gady Mayen (Ga-Dee)   May 25th, 2009 8:21 pm ET

Why do many people keep saying Adam Lambert isn't Christian? Who really cares, he could be Jewish for all I care. American idol is a singing competition, not a political debate! American Idol is not looking for a role model because I don't really care if Adam eats pears and apples! Us the public should not even be getting into famous peoples personal lives! But NOOO, the wasteful PRESS has to act like a stalker!

Here's a tip for famous people...

Get a resteraining order against paparazzis!!!

Kelly   May 25th, 2009 8:23 pm ET

Adam, would love to hear you sing Elvis Presley "Satisfy Me". Any chance you'll sing a few bars on the show ?? 🙂

Diana P. - Houston, Texas   May 25th, 2009 8:24 pm ET

ANOOP DESAI's music is not relevant on the AI stage but he is one of the more CURRENT of all the contestants with his R&B voice.

Gady Mayen (Ga-Dee)   May 25th, 2009 8:24 pm ET

RYAN SEACREST. I have a question for the Idols, what are their next steps in life? Make a record? Look for an agency? Audition for television? Get into acting? Broadway? ...

Kelly   May 25th, 2009 8:27 pm ET

I am so amazed at how each week you would all learn a new song and perform it perfectly!!
Kris, I stayed up until 1am voting for you – got through a few hundred times 🙂 Love your musical style.
My question is Kris, Adam and Danny what is your favorite food 🙂

adamsluvjnes   May 25th, 2009 8:28 pm ET

Adam has a new official website called: Adam has a video speaking to us his fans, and will be interacting with us. There is news of his upcoming TV interviews, performances, info on the Idol tour and interaction with other Adamites just like you. It is a great place to keep track of Adam after Idol. See you there.

Grace   May 25th, 2009 8:31 pm ET

No disrespect to Adam because he is very talented, but let's give Kris the credit he deserves. He is a very, very talented and creative artist. Those that are saying that Adam should have won need to accept the fact that Kris GOT MORE VOTES!! That's the fact and he deserved to win. Congratulations Kris!! You deserve it. I will buy your album as I know millions others will too.

anita   May 25th, 2009 8:33 pm ET

watch other's reaction on youtube and read the viewr's comments,please.

Kateri B.   May 25th, 2009 8:34 pm ET

I am a fan of not only your singing, but your keen sense of style. I especially liked the suit with the pin on the final results night. Is there a possibility of a clothing and accessory line in your future as well?

Layla   May 25th, 2009 8:35 pm ET

Adam, would you consider joining Queen if they offered you the lead singer position? Did you ever question your talent and consider quitting before joining American Idol? How do you plan to keep yourself grounded?

I'm a huge fan, having a teenage crush, only I am 34 so its quite ridiculous...

Kelly   May 25th, 2009 8:35 pm ET

Loved your performance of To Make you Feel my Love AND Falling slowly!
When did you realize ... I could really win this contest and become the next American idol ??
PS – The way you look tonight that you sang during rat pack week - is my wedding song 🙂 You did a wonderful job with the song !!

Allison T   May 25th, 2009 8:37 pm ET

Adam, how does it feel coming out of American Idol knowing you have such a huge fanbase? How are you going to handle it? You are so talented and gifted, a true inspiration to other singers.

Alexandra Todd   May 25th, 2009 8:37 pm ET

How many votes did Adam receive? How many did Kris? Looking at all the sites on AI and such, most everyone supports Adam. The polls say that Adam deserved to win. So why did Adam lose? I think something was wrong with the votes, it just doesn't make sense. And 100 Million people voted on the Finale Night? That seems a little unrealistic.

Karen   May 25th, 2009 8:39 pm ET

Adam, you have so many moves and facial expressions like Elvis. Have you ever sang an Elvis Presley song? If so, can you sing two lines of any song for us? You are the Elvis of the future!!!!!

Nancy   May 25th, 2009 8:41 pm ET

Question for Adam: Any chance that you will record "Beth"? That was one fabulous performance on the finale results show!

Crystal   May 25th, 2009 8:44 pm ET

for ADAM..

I have to say, without a doubt, you are the BEST I've seen on american idol. Every time you performed, I forgot I was watching american idol, felt more like a Live Concert Performance. You kept our attention with your captivating Stage presence and your amazing vocal talent. I can't wait to see you in concert. Looking forward to everything you do in the future. I know it's going to be amazing.... Your Extraordinary.. and One Of A Kind... A Legend In The Making.. and I agree with a fellow (Adamnite)..:) How do we keep up with what your doing? We all want to know.. 🙂

Nancy   May 25th, 2009 8:45 pm ET

Question for Kris an Adam:
How much artistic freedom do you have with your first albums?
Does American Idol approve / dictate the songs and arrangements?

Kelly   May 25th, 2009 8:45 pm ET

During the American idol weeks – were you told how many votes you got for each performance at the end of the show ?

Can't wait to see all of you during the tour !

Heather Babb   May 25th, 2009 8:48 pm ET

I have several questions?

Which Idol contestant from season 8 has the most downloads on ITunes?

When do they record the ITunes recordings?

Will there be Adam shirts available to purchase at the Top 10 concert tour?

Will there be an opportunity for a "meet and greet" on the tour?

Nancy   May 25th, 2009 8:49 pm ET

How is the outcry from the fans effecting Adam and Kris?
It is a shame that the fans can not accept the outcome as graciously as the contestants have. Thank you for being class acts!

Leesa (missouri)   May 25th, 2009 8:49 pm ET

I have often wondered when the idols move to the mansion, What happens to their life before idol? Example: Who takes care of paying your bills, do you keep your apartment/house? Alot of you live with parents and are students so that is self explanatory, however , those of you that have been on your own, does you life just stop or get put on hold?

By the way... Adam you rock!! We love you in Missouri!
My two daughters and myself have our tickets to see you in K.C.

Looking foward to your music!!

Elizabeth Case   May 25th, 2009 8:49 pm ET

For Adam,

Thanks for putting on an amazing show. You showed yourself to be a very classy great guy, and I appreciate the fact that you remained true to who you are.


What motivates and inspires you to succeed in life and to dream big?

Good luck to you on your journey.

Stacey Getz   May 25th, 2009 8:50 pm ET

My question is for Adam: I am a mega fan of adam's and would like to know when he will come back to san diego before the tour?

Adam, Can I have backstage passes for the Sports Arena? I am only going to see you!!! We miss you so much here in San Diego!! Love you to pieces!!!

Love Stacey

Stacey Getz   May 25th, 2009 8:53 pm ET

Adam;We love you Adam!! What kinds of things does Adam usually like to do when he comes to San Deigo?

Love Stacey from san diego
your mega fan

Julia Herrity AKA Adam's # 1 Fan   May 25th, 2009 8:54 pm ET

This question is for Adam. You have inspired me to be a better person in everything I do. How does it feel hearing the press and many others critizing you and spreading rumors about you?

Grammar is Cool   May 25th, 2009 8:55 pm ET

Which two top ten people seem like the cutest couple?

Leroy Chan   May 25th, 2009 8:55 pm ET

Kris Allen, How is Katy? Is she affected by the concert tour?

Stacey Getz   May 25th, 2009 8:56 pm ET

Adam: If there were more people like Adam in the world, the world would be a much better place. Much Love
Stacey from San diego
your mega fan
Adam is the best singer performer I have ever seen!!!

Heather Babb   May 25th, 2009 8:56 pm ET

I wanted to tell Adam that my daughters and I love him! For Mother's Day, my husband bought me Americanl Idol concert tickets (in Indianapolis) for my two daughters and myself! When Adam lost, my 11 year old daughter cried herself to sleep! I can't remember the last time a performer appealed to a soon-to-be 40 year old mom and her 14 and 11 year old daughters.We can't wait to see you in concert!

Julia Lambert...   May 25th, 2009 8:57 pm ET

Adam..... how does it feel when all these huge celebrities are suppoting you and become fans of you?


David W   May 25th, 2009 8:57 pm ET

Kris: How do you do your hair?! What products do you use?

Adam: How do you do your hair, too?!

Aimee   May 25th, 2009 9:00 pm ET

Question for Adam:

You have such a beautiful voice and so much control over it. What kind of voice training did you have and if you have a teacher, who is she/he? Or were you simply born with that range?

Stacey Getz   May 25th, 2009 9:00 pm ET

Adam, If there were more people like adam, the world would be a much better place. He is truly amazing!!

Love Stacey from San Diego!!!

daughter is aquarius and sings in the shower!!

Stacey Getz   May 25th, 2009 9:02 pm ET

Adam::: WE love you so much, what do you like to do on your spare time? and please come back to san diego we miss you!!

love stacey
san diego

Stacey Getz   May 25th, 2009 9:05 pm ET

Adam:; Will you be doing multiple contracts or just one within the next year?
Love Stacey from san diego

Isaac Bahney   May 25th, 2009 9:05 pm ET

This is for Megan Joy...
Looking back, if you could change one thing you did on American Idol, what would it be?

Jess Waters   May 25th, 2009 9:06 pm ET

Adam , I absolutely LOVE you ! I said it from the moment I saw your audition ! what I would like to know, is what is your favourite memory from being on American Idol, and why ?

P.S. I cant wait till the tour <333

Jamie   May 25th, 2009 9:07 pm ET


Do you think you should have won? What are your plans for the future?

SStacy   May 25th, 2009 9:07 pm ET

What are you planning to do next?

P.S You are awesome

John Moultrup   May 25th, 2009 9:08 pm ET

How about Alison and Adam doing a duet soon ?

Hannah   May 25th, 2009 9:08 pm ET

Adam! When is your album coming out? Your totally awsome! I love you!

Stacey Getz   May 25th, 2009 9:08 pm ET

What was Adam's most memorable moment of American Idol?


Carla   May 25th, 2009 9:08 pm ET

Questions for Adam:
– What kind of blue nailpolish do you use? Is it OPI's Russian Navy?


– What was your inspiration for your Ring of Fire performance? P.S. It was my favourite, so unique!

Love, Carla from Hamilton, ON, Canada.

LINDA SHUBERT   May 25th, 2009 9:08 pm ET

I have been wondering why there has never been a reference to the fact that Adam Lambert looks like a young Elvis Presley.

Erin   May 25th, 2009 9:09 pm ET

This question is for Adam,
Is there any way I can get backstage passes to one of your Idol Tours to meet you?

Amy Donner   May 25th, 2009 9:09 pm ET

This question is for Danny. I work in an optical store, and admire your eyeglasses each week. Do you own each pair of eyeglasses you wear?

David Allen   May 25th, 2009 9:09 pm ET

Question For Adam lambert:

What in your opinion was the leading reason that led to Kris coming out on top?

David- In Mississippi

Brent in Arkansas   May 25th, 2009 9:09 pm ET

During the season, did you keep track of internet sites, such and to see what is being said and who is predicted to go home?

Andrea   May 25th, 2009 9:09 pm ET


What do you do to prepare yourself before a show?

P.S. You're amazing :]

Isaac   May 25th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

To Adam...
What made you so awesome? Superman genes?

Jeanie Kaufmann   May 25th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

I have always recorded AI, and this year, I found myself rewinding to watch Adam's performances several times. Adam, you are artistically and vocally brilliant! What will you be doing after the tour? BTW, I am a 57 year old grandmother. Your talent transcends age barriers.

Stacey Getz   May 25th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

Adam is the by far the best contestant Idol has every had!! How does Adam feel about that statement?

Stacey Getz

Paige   May 25th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

Dear Adam,
Have you ever went to Michigan??

Elaine   May 25th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

Matt G.
It is obvious that you are the one with moves, would you consider going on Dancing with the Stars????


Stacey Getz   May 25th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

America did get it wrong!! Kris is nice and sweet, Adam is by far the best talent Idol has ever had!! Adam, we love you!!!

love stacey

Andrea   May 25th, 2009 9:13 pm ET


What was your favorite performance from season 8?

Tom C.   May 25th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

How many finalist realistically will receive recording contract offers?

Anthonia-califonia   May 25th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

Hey Kris!

What is the typical day of an American Idol winner?

Stacey Getz   May 25th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

Voting was rigged, and tweeks stink. also I think that it was very unfair how this was done, not to mention there only needs to be 3 judges, Kara needs to go!

Martina M   May 25th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

Adam, you are absolutely fantastic, thebest! What would be your ideal gig?

Paige   May 25th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

Okayyyy Hi Adam,
Have you ever been in a band when you were younger....

Virginia Krohn   May 25th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

Hi Adam,
We're old dudes but we loved your voice and would buy your records but we don't listen to music like "Kiss". We know you like rock but are you going to produce other types of music? We think you can do it don't forget us! Virginia, Kerrville, TX

Andrea   May 25th, 2009 9:14 pm ET


What was your favorite performance from Wednesday night?

Cat Stanley   May 25th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

For Scot: Have you bonded with your new dog and who will be walking him during the tour?

Paige   May 25th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

Hi Danny,
I really think you should be an artist and maybe make a song for me you don't have to ,but that would be nice!

Kay   May 25th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

To all of the contestants, have any of you ever had dreams involving the other contestants or judges? Thanks!

Andrea   May 25th, 2009 9:15 pm ET


How many pairs of glasses do you own?

Jamie   May 25th, 2009 9:15 pm ET


Who do you want to work with in the future?

What is your favorite outfit?

Laura Keegan   May 25th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

This is for Adam:

Hey Adam! I was wondering what type of music you listen too, and which type of music influenced you the most. Can't wait to see all you guys on tour you are all amazing singers, and congradulations Kris on your win :).

Laura Keegan

Anthonia-califonia   May 25th, 2009 9:16 pm ET


Your makeup always looks so flawless!
Do you mind sharing your makeup secert?

Stacey Getz   May 25th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

Adam, How was it singing with both Qeen and Kiss in the same night? by the way you were brilliant!!

Love stacey from san diego

Pari   May 25th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

Hi Anoop...What are your future plans after American Idol and are there any chances that you may go into Bollywood?

Andrea   May 25th, 2009 9:16 pm ET


Will you marry me? :]

Joan Kelly   May 25th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

adam: there are a huge number of canadian fans, when are you coming to canada?

Brooke Nalesnik   May 25th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

This question is for Adam,

what are you going to do next?
and are you hoping to do a solo tour anytimee?
it would be nice 🙂

P.S your amazingg to me (:

linda sadowski   May 25th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

for adam i would luv to have u sing welcome 2 the jungle. also adam will u marry me

Anthony Walton   May 25th, 2009 9:18 pm ET

Hello there. I was wondering how everyone would feel if American Idol was just a one person/one vote show instead of the viewers being able to vote as many times as possible. Would you all perform differently, or think there would have been a different outcome. Thank you

theodora Ikonomou   May 25th, 2009 9:18 pm ET

what were the diffrences in the votes for the finale?

Frank Carter   May 25th, 2009 9:19 pm ET

Who is the oldest of the 10?

Daniel   May 25th, 2009 9:19 pm ET


How are you all going to proceed in your singing careers? Are you going to make a record or leave it be and go back to your regular lives?

theodora Ikonomou   May 25th, 2009 9:19 pm ET

what were the diffrences in the season finale votes?

Stacey Getz   May 25th, 2009 9:19 pm ET

Adam ::your a class act!! I loved that song Mad world with the long coat etc.. which mad world performance was your favorite?? You are the best singer performer I have ever seen/heard!!! Not to mention beautiful on the inside as well as the outside!

love stacey

lauren m.   May 25th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

What was the funniest thing that happened at American Idol?

Diann Kozak   May 25th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

To Adam-

I would like to say you are a amazing singer. When you sing- the emotion in your face, those high notes I have never in my life seen anyone put their hesrt into something so much.
The other day someone made the comment they though you didn't win because of the praises from the judges. In my opinion I disagree completely. What the judges said everyone knew they were right and agreeded completely with them. The problem I think was later in the show the number of votes kept going up and I think there should have been more open lines than just two for each contestant. I sat on the couch like a 53 year old groopie kept calling and calling over and over again and was never able to get through to vote. I think that was what hurt Adam.

Linda   May 25th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

Adam, were you at all dissapointed that you didn't win American Idol, and do you think that you or somebody else had a better chance of winning?

Lisa   May 25th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

Question for Adam Lambert:

When are you going to come out with your first album/CD?
My favorite songs I have seen you do is "Mad World" from the competition and then "Dust in the Wind" on YouTube. Are either one or both of those songs going to be on your first album/CD?
Love your singing and music!

Brooke Nalesnik   May 25th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

what was your favorite preformance of the american idol season and whyy???

i <33 adamm!!
ADAMS #1 FAN!!!<33

Dana   May 25th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

How close were the final numbers? & do u think the song written was in kris's favor? Had it been a different song or challenge Adam would have won.he was in the top in another league the entire show.

jami smith   May 25th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

For Adam:

What do you think when people say Kris played the "religious card" to influence the voting and get the ultra conservative religious right? I actually don't remember the fact that he was a music minister at his local church mentioned but MAYBE one time. Do you think all of the ranting about his fans being bigotted, right-winged freaks to be warranted? Do you feel like it is starting to overtake his true talent? What would you say to those who are blaming "untalented" Kris for your not winning? (you can answer all of this or none...thanks!)

Marsha   May 25th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

I work under a great deal of pressure, and getting to hear and watch Adam perform each week has been of huge value stress management-wise, not to mention a great pleasure. He is an amazing talent. So I want to know: when can I (and we, the public) get another fix?!!

Samantha   May 25th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

There's been a lot of uproar about Adam's sexuality and the pictures that have been released hasn't helped. I was just wondering if Adam is in fact gay or not. I absolutely love Adam and the answer will not affect whether or not I'm a fan.

Can't wait for a cd to be released.

Stacey Getz   May 25th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Adam made one boo boo and they put that song, which was still briliant!! OMG this is so wrong. You see what they do! Adam you are the winner!! Kris is nice, but does not come near adam's voice, looks or talent!!!!! not by a longshot!!!


Debra   May 25th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

To All Idols! Who is your favorite Judge and Why?

Frank Carter   May 25th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Kris, what sort of music do you think you'll record?

Cheryl   May 25th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

First, let me say that Adam and Kris are both phenomenal in their own way. My question is to Adam: I know you like to change things up a bit, did you think you overdid it a bit in the last song (Kara Diaguardi's)? I missed the melody when you sang it.

Daniel   May 25th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

This question is for Adam:

How are you planning to continue career? Have any record labels asked you to make a record?

Jamie   May 25th, 2009 9:27 pm ET


How has your life changed since you were eliminated?


Have you gotten any offers? What are your plans for the future?

Brooke Nalesnik   May 25th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

for the group,

what was your favorite song to preform all together??

Alexis McNeel   May 25th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

For Adam..
I just want to tell you I don't usually watch American Idol, but I saw you and there was no way I could change the channel. You are the most amazing person I've ever seen! Your attitude towards life, and skill as a performer is so amazing!

My question for Adam is.... What advice would you give a young singer/actor to get as mind blowing as you?(If that's even possible)

Stacey Getz   May 25th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

Adam is the only person I want to see in July here in san diego!! and only alison to sing with him. that's it!

Stacey Getz   May 25th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

Adam, How was it singing with Queen and Kiss? your were brilliant!

Lester from Nashville   May 25th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

Did you ever felt apologetic when you told the judges that you didn't care about their comments the week you got voted off ?

Julie E. Hedges   May 25th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

The show isn't even LIVE therefore any questions we've posted here since the first segment aired are null. The contestants are wearing the same clothes from the first segment show and all have tweeted that they are at home. THANKS FOR NOTHING.

SHEILA   May 25th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

Adam: I think you look like Evis Presley, would you consider cutting a sinlgle of one of Evis' song and if so which one would you pick to cut?

Grace   May 25th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

Did the judges know who won before it was announced? Why do you Danny got voted off when he was consistently NOT in the bottom three each week?

Frank Carter   May 25th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

Does 19 own you now?

Ann Bishop   May 25th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

During the group performances, was everyone lipsinking?

Alice   May 25th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

I disliked all that loud clapping by the audience at the stage. Sometimes they were louder than your voices.
Does that so much clapping distract you?

Michael   May 25th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

The scene during the American Idol finale when Tatiana Del Toro was escorted off the stage: First question: Was this staged or did she really get escorted off? And how did the other finalists feel about Tatiana? Did they take her seriously?

gabeswing   May 25th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

As contestants do they make any income from the sell of the itunes music or does American Idol own all of the rights?

mykell   May 25th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

what do you think about the idol shows in the rest world,,, e.g "idols west africa" indian idol"???

Also Kris,,, while u were performing ur last song, did u feel like u already won???

Jeri   May 25th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

Adam, I heard you're a fan of Queen. Would you ever consider singing your own version of Freddie Mercury's "Love of My Life"? It would be amazing, I'm sure!

Solomon Tia   May 25th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

I know Kris for sure is in school if am not mistaking, so are you guys also in school or posses any college degree to boost your music carreer ? Thank you

judy wolven   May 25th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

Just wanted to ask Kris if he is finally believing that he won and also that he deserved to win.

Your arrangements and songs were great Kris and I wish you success and happiness.

Ken   May 25th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

How did you feel singing with kiss?

You're awesome!

Andrea   May 25th, 2009 9:38 pm ET


What was your most stressful moment on Idol?

Kathy Thompson   May 25th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

Hey Ryan........................America Idol would not be the same without you either!!!!

Yes, Simon seems to be important to the show but you are just as or more so important than him!!!

Susan Morgan   May 25th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Does the show help pay for the contestant's family to be able to be there? And do the contestants get a "budget" for clothes on a weekly basis? Thanks!

Jodi   May 25th, 2009 9:39 pm ET


Annette Harrell   May 25th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

How tall is Adam Lambert? He is wonderful by the way!!

Amanda Boone   May 25th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

Kris, have you ever considered singing a Jason Mraz song?

Kris   May 25th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Was Kris' wife aloud to stay with him during show?

Did they all practice for tour while show was still going on?

Micah Josephson   May 25th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Do you make any money during the actual idol season?

glambert girl   May 25th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

What did Adam honestly think when he herd he was not the American Idol winner?

Maddie   May 25th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

For Michael Sarver and Kris Allen:
who inspired you the most in your life?

DON CAMP   May 25th, 2009 9:44 pm ET


tamara deer   May 25th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

I tryed to call in and vote for Adam, I could not get through. I called 03,05 for Adam and some how the vote went to Kris. I am wondering if this happened to other people. Adam should have definetly won!!

Kathy Thompson   May 25th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Adam.....................I love your voice....................but being 50 something 🙂 I am hoping you don't just do a rocking out album.

I love your ballad songs......................please remember us old people!!!

Best Wishes on your sucess!

Amanda   May 25th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Kris, since you are from Arkansas I am assuming you are a Razorback fan, do you ever go to any of the home football games?

cindy byrnes   May 25th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Does Adam know he reminds a lot of people of a contemparay "Elvis Presley?

Tracy   May 25th, 2009 9:46 pm ET


I had stopped watching AI two years ago because of the voting. Three weeks ago I kept hearing about this singer on AI named Adam, and so two weeks ago I went online to see who this person was that was taking America by storm, and OMG, I was blown away by your voice and stage performance and I became a fan immediately! Like many people, I was incredibly upset that you didn't win and whole heartedly felt that you deserved the win based on your talent. Now, I'm enjoying the itunes and have downloaded your music until the cd comes out.

Ryan – the voting system for AI needs to be changed or open more phone lines!

Carol from NC   May 25th, 2009 9:47 pm ET


What's wrong with a NC accent? Our southern accents are quite charming.

Amanda Miele   May 25th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

during danny and alissons birthday food fight did danny really get stuck with the cleaning bill

An   May 25th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Hi, i'm a big fan of American Idol. I love Adam....esp his voice...i'm just wondering if he really is gay? Thanks.

Jules   May 25th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Hey There Ryan, and all the contestants how's it going?

I think you are all absolutely talented and fabulous. I wish you continued success and luck.

Ryan, I'm from Toronto Canada and am an aspiring singer. Unfortunately I was too old to audition for Canadian Talent and sadly it was cancelled this year.

Can you please tell Simon that he seriously needs to create an opportunity for Canadians?. I realize it sounds strange considering his roots are Britain and the US, but there are many talented artists here such as myself that are simply stuck, for lack of a better word, because we simply don't have the opportunities for artistic growth in Canada. PLEASE HELP US...

I love you all,

Take Care,


Sami   May 25th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

will you ever condsider going to bollwood for your singing career?

Kathy Thompson   May 25th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Adam.......................You really don't need are a star and will be "iconic" as Paula said.................Personally can't wait till YOU go on tour......................

marlene carey   May 25th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Kris, your wife is so cute. When you won and they went into the audience, they interviewed your Mom. Would have loved to hear from your wife.

Hannah   May 25th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

Adam, how do we keep in touch with you? As a big fan, would like to know if you have any websites of such that we can follow and see what you are doing next. And Where do we send fan mail???? {Very big, fan, I love you sweatheart}

for me for you for me   May 25th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

why were adam and kris both allowed to release 'no boundaries' as a single, and if they weren't why did we hear both versions playing on the radio?

Stacy   May 25th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

Did you realize you sounded exactly like Kiss?

susiecushing   May 25th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

to all the idols – several are in relationships or married and I wondered if during the show did they get to spend time with them all?

Stacy   May 25th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

Top 10,

Did you vote and who did you vote for?

Sherice   May 25th, 2009 9:56 pm ET

Adam, if you could go back and choose a different song for any of the weeks, which one would you choose and why?

Reese   May 25th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

Adam, your performances always had a big feeling of live entertainment, (some call it theatrics). Do you feel that your "theatricality" may have hurt you in the end?

rashid kabitey   May 25th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

I dont have a question but i am of the opinion that the judjes should not here what the other one says because over the years on a idol it looks like most of the judges dwel on what the first judge says. Have all of judges put on ear phones just before the critic

Evelyn   May 25th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

American Idol should band the song Paula picked for Danny to sing. I think that was the song that ruined it for him.

kourtney   May 25th, 2009 10:01 pm ET

Adam I was wondering whats your favorite song you sang and why?

jan russell   May 25th, 2009 10:03 pm ET

will Adam sing any elvis songs on tour? Jailhouse rock maybe

Big Dog   May 25th, 2009 10:33 pm ET

Adam ;Is and was the best performer ever on AI, & if anyone really beleve's that Kris Allen won is DREAMING!!

Lexi   May 25th, 2009 11:03 pm ET

Congratulations-has anyone ever told you that you resemble Freddy Prinze Jr.?

wayne   May 25th, 2009 11:44 pm ET

To the Top 10:

How do you feel about the judges' vocal favoritism even at the start of the season?

For Kris:

How did you feel when you only had around 9 seconds of airtime before the semi-finals? Do you think it was unfair?

Sue from California   May 25th, 2009 11:59 pm ET

Question for Adam: Is there a site that you go to that you can keep all your fans informed of what your doing? We are lost now, that you are not on Idol anymore and waiting desperately for your first cd release and announcement of your first solo concert. I am a true fan of yours along with the many million fans you have around the world!

Sue from California   May 26th, 2009 12:06 am ET

My question is for Adam: Is there a certain site that you go to that you can keep your fans aware of what your doing? There are hundreds of fan clubs for you out there and not sure which ones you visit. Your fans are lost now that you are not on American Idol and are just sitting and waiting for your first cd release and for an announcement of your first solo concert. Any time frame when we can buy your cd? I am one of your loyal fans amongst the thousands around the world!

Jessi   May 26th, 2009 12:12 am ET

Hey Ryan,

My question is for Allison. What was it like being the only girl in the Top 4? Do you feel that this has thrown you into adult-hood a little faster than if you hadn't have made it onto American Idol?

For the record. I was rooting for you all the way! you have an amazing voice and I can't wait to hear more from you.

Thanks, Jessi from BC Canada.

francesca   May 26th, 2009 12:12 am ET


theresa   May 26th, 2009 12:15 am ET

well I actually thought Alison was better then Danny and Kris"s performance the night she was booted off so I too thought the show was rigged. Then I loved Danny but my teen granddaughters and my 31 yr old daughter thought that Kris hung the moon and so did all of their friends and I know they all voted over and over again in the time allotted. So Kris won because he was America's Idol and it bothers me that people and TV take his thunder away by showing more favoritism to Adam. Enough with Adam....Give Kris his just rewards.........Yes...Adam was good...but America thought Kris was everyone needs to get off the Adam train and accept the vote and let Kris shine in all his deserved glory.

Chamara Tase   May 26th, 2009 12:16 am ET

to the American Idol finalists, i really want to be on season 9 and i just have a question, what is the best advice you can give to someone to make the final 10? and how much did you all have to save just to get to the auditions?

Dana from: Ft. Worth, TX   May 26th, 2009 12:18 am ET

My question is for each of them as a whole, Will any of you besides Kris continue with a singing career and create a cd professionally? LOVE YOU GUYS AND GOOD LUCK TO EACH OF YOU!


Debbie Baskin   May 26th, 2009 12:19 am ET

Hi Guys.
Just wanted to tell you this is my favorite season so far. You guys really did an amazing job and I hope I can meet you all in person someday. You really inspire me. I think all of you are winners.
Just a question for Adam:
There have been some rumors about you going on tour with KISS, and some other rumors

Lori Tacker   May 26th, 2009 12:20 am ET

Kris, In the opening of the finale, Ryan Seacrest said it was Conway vs. California......Do you realize how much Conway and Arkansas supported and voted for you? I went into Conway today and their are still people everywhere wearing "Kris Allen is Kick Awesome" shirts and signs are still up everywhere.


Cathy   May 26th, 2009 12:22 am ET

Please ask Adam Lambert if he would consider recording "A Different Corner" which was recorded by George Michael. Myself and many at work would run to the store to buy a CD with this song on it.

Melanie Myers-Hawes   May 26th, 2009 12:23 am ET

Does Kris Allen really think he deserves to win over Adam Lambert? If he is such an incredible artist, I think he would recognize that his talents are not comparable to Lambert.
This could just be my opinion but let's be realistic about the wow factor that Adam brings to the stage, no one has brought such a movement since Elvis. Everyone loves a little bit of naughty, no one is perfect. My congrats to the top 10.

francesca fr singapore   May 26th, 2009 12:27 am ET


Randy   May 26th, 2009 12:35 am ET

Adam – since idol started, how many marriage proposals have you received?

anna   May 26th, 2009 12:39 am ET


Pamela Pullman   May 26th, 2009 12:41 am ET

For Adam,

Has anyone ever told you that you could be the next Elvis Presley?Your performances are as good as his was. I have talked to other people who have said the same thing. And you have Elvis's same type look. Pamela Pullman

Darren Jackson   May 26th, 2009 12:44 am ET

what made all of you want to show your talent to america?

Don   May 26th, 2009 12:49 am ET

Do you think the judges should have a say so in the voting on American Idol similiar to what they do on dancing with the stars where the judges account for 50% of the final vote?

Rachael Brown   May 26th, 2009 12:51 am ET

which of the Idols are going to continue their music careers and make their own independent albums?

And who is still single what was in the top 10?

Dana from: Ft. Worth, TX   May 26th, 2009 12:52 am ET

I have another question but this time for Kris, The fact you guys are coming here to the DFW area here in Texas on July 23rd, Will you wear a cowboy hat like the past American Idol winners whom won the A.I. title?

Everyone of you are in my prayers, love you guys

Caleb   May 26th, 2009 12:52 am ET

First off, I love Kris and Allison! They are my heroes! Question for everyone: Will you ever stay after and meet fans or give autographs on your tour?

cindy   May 26th, 2009 12:55 am ET

How many eyeglasses did Danny have on the idol shows

Caleb   May 26th, 2009 12:57 am ET

Kris...are you looking to release a Christian albumn in the future? I would love it if you did!

Caleb   May 26th, 2009 1:01 am ET

Megan Joy! First off, I love your personality, but my question is: I'm from Arkasnas (GO KRIS ALLEN!), will you look into the audience and "Kah-kah" and scream, "I love you, Caleb Nealy!"? I would adore you, ma'am!!! : )

Johna from Chicago   May 26th, 2009 1:06 am ET

question for Adam: Every interview, article, and post I read about you shows and reflects the unbelieveable compassionate spirit and flawless character you seem to be as a man. Who has been your biggest influence in life that has helped you become the admirable man that you are? I love who you are and represent!
Mom of 3 kids

Feby Limahelu   May 26th, 2009 3:08 am ET

I am Feby from Indonesia (South East Asia). It seem that being a true Christian in USA is the most dangerous thing than being a Christian in Indonesia (the biggest Moslem country in the world) ....... so much hate to Danny in this blog ..... I love Danny, I really do ........ I'm your No. 1 fans in Asia ......

Bethany   May 26th, 2009 3:25 am ET

Adam, why did you decide to audition for American Idol?
In my opinion, you could have walked into a studio and made a cd just like that... and obvisously you got far enough to where most of America thought so too... So why now? Why did you now decide to audition instead of a couple years ago?

Susie Zgabay   May 26th, 2009 3:36 am ET

I am a 55 year old grandmother of 3 and fan of American Idol. I was blown away by Adam Lambert's performance of Mad World. He has the charisma in my opinion to do some serious acting, in addition to singing. Any chance of pursuing the big screen in the future?

zulu princess   May 26th, 2009 4:36 am ET

I honestly think this 'Adam should have won, Adam should have won' talk is getting a bit tired. I think both Adam and Kris are amazingly talented guys and I also think Kris would never have won if America hadn't voted for him. Christian votes, gay votes, hispanic votes, female votes, or maybe even green votes do not change the fact that he got America's vote! America voted people so cut the guy some slack and allow him to enjoy his moment.

If you love Adam, go buy his record, those who love Kris will buy his record but please let it go because it's not gonna change the results......Kris Allen IS the new American Idol!

Daniyar   May 26th, 2009 5:55 am ET

Kris, did anyone tell you that they thought you won cos of your looks?
from Kazakhstan but now in Tokyo

Jollirrac   May 26th, 2009 5:56 am ET

Would there be a chance for the Top Ten to go on tour outside the US? Asians follow AI like crazy and a tour here (esp in the Philippines) would be awesome!

Toni   May 26th, 2009 7:38 am ET

There are lots of rumours that Adam may join 'Queen' as their front singer. In my pinion Adam should be allowed to be himself, be allowed to be as creative as he wants, produce his own music, he should not be stifled by anyone. I do realise that for now, unfortunately of course, Adam must first complete the 50-city tour with his fellow top 10 members, and the Idol producers, 19 Entertainment, will likely have first dibs on anything Adam does next, but in reality, PLEASE RELEASE ADAM SO THAT HE CAN BE CREATIVE, HE CAN BE HIMSEFL, THAT IS WHO WE WANT.

bj   May 26th, 2009 12:27 pm ET

It's like this – – AI didn't choose the winner,, we did – the voters. I've got the BILL to prove it!

Living in Kris Allen town Conway Ark   May 27th, 2009 7:49 pm ET

Kris is awsome all the way around and America proved it.....Adam fans had the same oppertunity to vote the way we did.......Adam even said that Kris deserved to for those who are upset that the right guy won get over it....Kris has an awsone recording contract already and no matter how you Adam fans want to put Kris down KRIS WON AND AMERICA PICKED HIM !!!!!!!!!!

francesca fr singapore   May 28th, 2009 12:08 am ET


Mary Kathleen   May 28th, 2009 2:25 am ET

Danny- I have been concerned for you throughout the American Idol show that you have not had time to grieve the loss of your wife. I work in the health care field and I do know about the grieving process. I'm glad you are not letting this experience define you, but you had a significant loss, a part of you, that needs to be attended to on an emotional level. The non-profit organization is a wonderful, healthy way to help you through this process. I wish you the best.

Don   May 28th, 2009 6:53 am ET

I guess I would have to disagree with Danny. The only winner of American Idol should have been Adam. He was by far the best and most entertaining artist of the group and even better than any other Idol in the past and the judges all said this too.
Kris is a good singer but I do not think he made everything his own as Adam did. I know Adam will have a great career as well as most of the finalists.
This is why the judges should have a percentage of the vote in the decision of making the American Idol winner.
The American people vote for who they like, not necessarily who is the best.

Toni   May 28th, 2009 7:30 am ET

The real winner of American Idol is Adam Lamerb. Who is everyone talking about, who has revolutionised the music industry, who is loved by so many people all over the world, who is unique, who has the better vocals and vocal range, ADAM LAMBERT. He is a SUPERSTAR, we are bored with people coming into the music industry and still doing the same thing like everyone else, we want someone new, someone exciting, someone who is different, this someone is Adam Lambert. He is the one that everyone is waiting for his new album, it is going to break chart records. ADAM WE LOVE YOU, PLEASE COME TO LONDON.

Don   May 28th, 2009 7:38 am ET

AT&T has admittedly caused more votes to be given to Kris.
They gave all those people in Arkansas cell phones and made it easy for them to quickly vote for who they liked. people from Kris' state of course voted for Kris. More than 38,000,000 votes were texted in and most of them went to Kris from what I understand. I tried for 2 hours to place my vote over the phone as I am not an AT&T customer. I was never able to get through.
There should be some kind of a recall or they should make Adam a co-Idol winner do to the circumstances.

francesca fr singapore   May 28th, 2009 7:39 am ET


Living in Kris Allen town Conway Ark   May 28th, 2009 9:00 pm ET

Adam fans had the same oppertunity to multi text so come on now......geez...Only 34 % of the votes for Kris came from Arkansas...the other 66 % came from other states including CALIFORNIA !!!!!!!!!!! Kris won because he is the best so get over it sore loosers.....Even Adam said Kris deserved to win.....and BTW.....this was AMERICAN idol so no one cares what people think from other countries.......

francesca fr singapore   May 29th, 2009 1:44 am ET


Toni   May 29th, 2009 6:30 am ET

Hello Francesca, WELL SAID. Did AT&T approach any of Adam's fans, no they did not, Adam's fan's don't need to cheat because Adam is the winner, so you get over it. And by the way, Kris was the one that said that Adam deseved the Title of American Idol 2009, everyone knows this, the whole world knows this. Look at all the other Idol contestants, you can find thousands like them, but you cannot find thousands of Adam Lambert, HE IS UNIQUE, HE IS DIFFERENT, HE CAN SING ANY GENRE OF MUSIC, HE INTERVIEWS SO WELL, HE IS INTELIGENT, HE IS CREATIVE, HE LOOKS GOOD, HE APPEALS TO A WIDER AGE RANGE AND WE LOVE HIM, HE IS THE NEW KING OF ROCK, HE IS EXCITING. Everyone wants to know him, established bands want to record with him, he is a World Wide Idol. To everyone who cheated I just have this to say, YOU ARE THE LOOSERS.

eve marson   May 29th, 2009 6:59 am ET

wow american idol just has to take one look at the blogs on the internet to know – non of us are buying their voting scam – (at & t are guilty) – they should change the way they do buisiness ! i for one no longer believe in A.I. – and will not be watching – i am satisfied with adam being my idol winner – but people if you really want to send a message it would be to cancel your at & t providers and tell them why – and use someone else ! and then blog american idol and tell them they are off your radar viewing and tell them why and then go purchase adams first album and that will let everyone know what the world is thinking and we will be rewarding adam as the winner of american idol and my hopes are he is generous and creative with the money he earns and makes this world a better place for those who are different....and maybe he will even put a stitch on the wound that keeps people seperated on legal rights to all and fairness to all in the world through his talents and skills.....( am i asking too much of him ? )

francesca fr singapore   May 29th, 2009 10:43 am ET


Gail   May 29th, 2009 1:33 pm ET

I was a big fan of Megan Joy bu her attitude on the show has changed the opinions of many people; she is very rude and disrespectful. Why is she like that. you look at her and you are like what a beautiful girl but then her attitude stinks; even when Danny was sent off and she was rude to Paula. You won't go far Megan if you don't change y our attitude. The other contestants are so lovely. To get Paula upset you really need to have done something incorrigible.

you may say you don't care but neither do we care. you won't go far.


Living in Kris Allen town Conway Ark   May 29th, 2009 7:24 pm ET


How old are you anyway?

Dave of Detroit   May 30th, 2009 8:02 pm ET

Sure sounds like Gokey admitted to combining forces with Kris to get Kris the win-?

JRH   May 30th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

kris and adam are both my idaols 🙂

Trenton   May 30th, 2009 9:18 pm ET

Kris and Adam are both my Idols

S.M   May 30th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

Kris Deserves to win. He is a great singer and has a lot of talent!

S.M   May 30th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

Congrats to Kris! Wonderful voice!

Dodie ~ California   May 30th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

American Idol ended May 13th. Why on earth are we still listening to this? How about the DPRK??? or Pakistan, or anything else??? When will this end? Lets move on....

Kayla   May 30th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

Congrats to Kris! I really wished that Anoop would have won though. I REALLY wish Anoop a great success and I want to let him know that he is an amazing guy. I REALLY FELT THAT WHEN U SANG, I could feel that u were singing.

Christy   May 30th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

You know I think it is about time for America to stop whinning. Kris won. Great. America is a great country with many wonderful people with many great talents. We have gotten away from the morals which this country was founded on. God BLESSED America because we were a country that respect faith and family. We have forgotten where we come from. Kris Allen deserved to win. He represents what a true American Idol is all about. Kris Allen you really ROCK.

Idol Fan   May 30th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

Danny you didn't deserve to be eliminated, All three of you are so talented! Can't wait to hear your songs!

Manni   May 30th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

Adam you are a legend! But for Kris, at what point in the competition did you start to feel that you could win?

Leone Maurice   May 30th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

Am going to see the American Idols Top 10 in Hamilton on Aug 14 – Canada LOVES you Adam!!!!!! The Hamilton newspaper ran a poll and Adam was chosen by 70% of Hamiltonians to win!!!!!

Trisha   May 30th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

Congrats Kris! Well done!

Trenton   May 30th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

Paula should move on to be a Supreme Court Judge

S.M   May 30th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

On the American Idol finale, I was hoping that Kris would win. And Adam Is Great too! But When Ryan said KRIS ALLEN, I was so HAPPY! CONGRATS!

S.M   May 30th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

Bikini Girl was so funny!

Kali   May 30th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Adam is truly my hero for being who he is, and for being a role model for me. Kris I'm happy for you too. I love you guys. Allison you are awesome too!

Cyndi   May 30th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

I absolutely love Adam, he rocked AI....He had more talent than Chris

Cyndi   May 30th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Is there gonna be a recount on votes with all the gossip about AT&T helping Kris? As an Adam fan, I would hope so.

Sindy   May 30th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

Danny was by far the best singer...and best looking!

Sue   May 30th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

adam and kris wil go very far with their careers! good luck

PJ   May 30th, 2009 10:12 pm ET

I have a question for Adam but first I would like to make a comment.
Ryan, you are amazing! I don't know how you do it all and still look so good! 🙂
This season was the best ever and the final show was amazing!! It had all the elements of a great production!
I knew it was going to come down to Kris and Adam but I have to tell you I was suprised that Kris won. Not saying that he isn't very talented but I think Adam should have won.
Adam what are your plans for the future? Any recording plans? I can't wait to see where your career takes you...I know you are going to be FABULOUS!
I wish all of you all the best and I can't wait for next season!

Kayla for Shippenville   May 30th, 2009 10:19 pm ET

My question is for Anoop: What was your favorite song that you sang during the show and why?

Jessica Vaeth   May 31st, 2009 12:50 am ET

Hey Idols, how about adding another show in St. Louis? Tickets went to quickly and we would love the opportunity to see all of you live. Watched Idol every season and this has been by far my favorite season!

ThenMattWroteTheBible   May 31st, 2009 12:57 am ET

To Ryan Seacrest
Where is Larry?

Olami   May 31st, 2009 5:54 am ET

Danny,am glad you were able to turnaround the sad moment of your life to a defining moment. Man i cant wait to listen to your album

Diana   May 31st, 2009 7:44 am ET

Adam, I see you as having the opportunity to be the next "King" of ROCK and ROLL!! You have the whole package that ELVIS had! Can you please let me know if you have carefully thought out how you are going to manage your image and realize your potential without getting "sucked in to someone elses agenda"? I grew up with KISS and QUEEN and I could see you as the next Freddie Mercury for QUEEN, which would be totally awesome- but you need to go down in history as ADAM LAMBERT!!! Please provide an answer I am not easily sucked into SHOWBIZ since I am a nurse and haven't cared much about this since attending probably 30+ ROCK Concerts in PHX in the 80's. However, I see such great things in your future!

dawn   May 31st, 2009 4:52 pm ET

to adam my daughter is your best fan she hasevery picture of you ever printed she would really like just to have anautograph from you when we see you in columbus on tour we would really appreciate it thank you so much

Falon Sellers   June 1st, 2009 1:23 am ET

To me this season was one of the best ones yet. Adam, Danny, and Kris you were all amazing and all of you deserved to win. Danny I liked you from the start and I loved it wen you sang Jesus take the wheel it was awesome. I was shocked that you didn't get into the finale. No offense Kris I just thought it would be Adam and Danny and I had thought that since the beginning of the show. Adam you are an amazing singer I loved every song you sang and every performance you did. You really need to keep the guyliner and the black nail polish I love how it is kind of you signature. I was really disappointed you didn't win I just liked how you were different. Kris congratulations you are a great singer and best of luck to you. I have some questions though.

Adam what kinda of music do you plan to do in the future. Also what other artists and bands do you listen to, to get inspiration?

Danny are you going to get into to christian music or a more secular type of music?

Kris were you surprised when ryan called you name finale night?

would love to hear some answers. maybe on larry kings show tonight!!

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