Adam Lambert Defeated, Was It The ‘Christian Vote’ ?

After weeks of what some nearly deemed “The Adam Lambert Show,” American Idol finalist Kris Allen pulled one of the biggest upsets in ‘Idol’ history taking home the title instead of Lambert! “I’m sorry, I don’t even know what to feel right now. This is crazy,” a surprised Allen expressed after host Ryan Seacrest unveiled the final results. Compared to Lambert, Allen appeared to be the more conservative choice that fans decided to send on to victory. However, everyone from Jamie Foxx to past Idol contestants had predicted Lambert for the win. Could Kris and Lambert’s words earlier this week have swayed votes ? During a period where religion and values have been touted in mainstream news, specifically the debated Miss California USA controversy, Lambert backed up a statement made by Kris Allen that asked for votes to be based on “music” and not “religion and all that kind of stuff”. In fact, Lambert said: “It’s about music. That’s really important to keep in mind.” While congratulations are in order for Kris Allen, as proven in the past the title ‘American Idol’ does not guarantee success after the show. In the words of Paul Stanley from Kiss, “Adam did win. So did Kris. Nobody lost tonight. These are two champions”. What do you think of the final vote ?


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