Kris Allen wins American Idol, as Adam Lambert looks on. Photo from RealityTVWorld.com.
To be honest, I was surprised Adam Lambert made it as far as he did, because, you know, those pesky photos of him kissing guys is a PR nightmare. Lambert was the favorite to be named American Idol, but at the last minute, an all-American, Jesus-loving boy next door came in and stole the crown. (And who steals a crown from a queen who is that flaming?)
I read an article by Jim David
from The Huffington Post,
and I think he is right: Homophobia won out on this one. Lambert was over the top and theatrical (read: ridiculously gay acting), yet he still made it to the top 2, and he was the favorite to win and he should of won, if the contest were based on just singing.
American Idol is about the total package, and obviously America doesn’t want one that is gay.
But I suppose Lambert did win
something of value: His version of “Mad World” beat out Kris Allen’s version of “Ain’t No Sunshine” on the iTunes charts. Sales, now that’s what really matters.