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May 21st, 2009

12:21 PM

Worthy Is The Lamb... Or Not

Well....I'm on West Coast. I was watching it online, but stopped when they were going to announce who won (it gets me worried). I missed the performance between Adam and Kris, anyways.....

I was refreshing my iPod (Touch) every couple seconds to see who won.

I think first I froze for a little while. Then I started crying. I'm surprised I got over it quickly; some people were over and I was didn't want to see them, so I hid in my bathroom and started reading articles. I was pretty composed. I had to meet the people, and was doing well. Then I come here and started listening to Adam's music (Come Home, etc.) and I burst out crying. I still am. I feel sort of worthless right now, I keep wanting to listen to sad songs.


I went to the photo thread, thinking it would make better...it made me feel worse. I will miss him so much

Just an example of the meltdown currently happening in various Idol forums. In two weeks, we won't remember the name of the winner of this season, but for now, the meltdowns of the Lambtards are glorious.

9 comment(s).

Posted by Maili:

I used to think it was a teen thing until I saw a bloke (40s?) sobbing outside a cinema because director Danny Cannnon RUINED the bloke's cinematic vision of Judge Dredd. This bloke sobbed while his female friends stood a mile away, pretending they had nothing to do with him. It's true that the film adaptation was awful, but to cry over it? Er...

After that, nothing surprises me. Not even a meltdown over someone who'll be forgotten in a few years' time. :D

(In case this wasn't realised, Judge Dredd is a comic character.)
May 21st, 2009 @ 3:56 PM

Posted by Gennita Low Jenn:

Amazing how one personality can capture the hearts of the masses, doesn't it? I guess they call it the IT factor.

I do like the Glambert, though, and yeah, admit to a little disappointment in his not winning. The online screamage from both tweens and 40 year olds scare me--miles and miles of angry words, urged on by the haters/mockers. Wait, that sort of reminds me of Romancelandia, heh.
May 21st, 2009 @ 10:58 PM

Posted by Mrs G:

I agree - Adam should win. It's like watching S4 again, seeing Bo lose to Carrie the way seeing Adam lose to Kris.

And poor Kris! I think even he knows that he wouldn't have won if he didn't have the backing of a major and vocal number of church congregations all over America who didn't want to see a gay man win American Idol. For his sake, I hope he sells well or the backlash will be even more brutal than it was on Taylor. Did you see Simon's face when Kris won? The overlord was NOT happy.
May 21st, 2009 @ 11:03 PM

Posted by K. Z. Snow:

Unfortunately for Kris Allen, who seems like a decent guy, he has to live with the knowledge that he rode to this "victory" on a wave of pure hate. Most people, I suspect, weren't voting for him so much as they were voting against Adam. (He even muttered, "But Adam deserves it," while Seacrest was asking him how he felt. Damned poignant.)

Helluva way to start a career.
May 22nd, 2009 @ 12:25 AM

Posted by Emmy:

only caught the finale of AI, but Kris didn't suck. I don't think it's out of the realm of possibility that people voted for the guy because they actually liked him. this would NOT be the first season when the person who everyone thought was a fan favorite didn't win. the only thing different here is that one of the guys was openly gay, so of course this makes it a anti-gay issue, the same way saying bad things about Obama automatically makes it a anti-black issue? personally, I try not to always put people at the lowest common denominator.

and really, what use would Adam have been as the winner? he obviously wouldn't have had mainstream appeal, so would have made his record and gotten dropped from his label like the large majority of the other AI contestants. he's talented, but only a small niche of America would have actually bought his album. Taylor Hicks, Fantasia Barrino, Ruben Studdard...all AI winners who fans of the show loved, but didn't sell records and got dropped.

and it's not like somebody out there won't give Adam a chance. Chris Doughtry and Jennifer Hudson finished 4th and 6th in their respective seasons and went on to be more successful then the winners.
May 22nd, 2009 @ 5:15 AM

Posted by K. Z. Snow:

No, Kris didn't suck at all. He's a pretty good performer. But he's clearly outclassed by Lambert.

I think this result would've been more widely accepted if it HAD been just a matter of preference for one performance style over another. But it wasn't. Gokeyoke's pastor even put out a statement saying a "believer" should win. Others have echoed that sentiment, however obliquely. Down-home, married, cute, modest, and avowedly Christian Kris fit the bill, and the two voting blocks united.

No matter how you cut it, it isn't a very flattering statement about the way Americans think.
May 22nd, 2009 @ 5:59 AM

Posted by Gennita Low Jenn:

Just wanted to add that BOTH contestants are owned for a year, first rights refusal, whether first or second. There's a general misconception that the person coming in second can record with anyone he/she wants. Not true. Only difference is, Glambert's first single won't be the Karanation theme song, which wasn't his kind of music anyway.

I enjoyed Kris, especially his Ain't No Sunshine and Relentless, but Adam consistently outsang him every week, imho, in all the different styles asked of him.

Anyway, congrats to both kiddos ;-). Wish I have that many people awaiting my next book, heh.
May 22nd, 2009 @ 10:26 AM

Posted by Mrs G:

You can always try to go on America's Got Talent. They don't have an age limit there. :P
May 22nd, 2009 @ 11:33 AM

Posted by Schdir:

According to the news next day, AT&T said 38 million votes came from Arkansas and then denied it later. Considering there were a total of 100,000,000 votes, over a third came from Kris' home state. But that's the way the show works, so Kris won fair and square. While I myself preferred Adam, I liked Kris, too. I think Simon's reaction was strictly business. Those 38 mil votes still only equate to 3 mil cd sales - and that's if every man, woman and child - and probably visitor - in the state buys one. I will buy Kris' cd when it comes out because I truly enjoy his voice and style. I will also buy Adam's - but I will also pay to go see him in concert (after the idol tour) given the opportunity.
May 23rd, 2009 @ 11:47 PM