May 20, 2009 07:45 PM by Paulene Hinds
This week has been amazing for Reality TV fans! Last night America waited with abated breath to find out that Shawn Johnson had won the mirror ball trophy on Dancing With the Stars and tonight in the most anticipated night of the television season, we wait once again to find out who is going to wear the American Idol crown. Who has America chosen and most importantly, did your favorite win?
Just under 100 million votes came in last night for the two finalists with 624 million votes coming in throughout season 8. Ryan Seacrest roasted the judges in individual montages of Randy Jackson, Kara DioGuardi , Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell. It was a funny take of things they usually said this season and of course, Paula was shown as the stammerer. Poor girl!
The Top 13 came out and sang Rock Stars for the audience and I was hoping that the performance would be live tonight, and it was! Awesome job by all of them, especially Scott MacIntrye.
Last season’s American Idol winner, David Cook came out next and sang, Permanent. He looked HOT tonight and hisvoice was mellow and smooth in this tune! After he sang he talked about his brother having cancer and the song he just sang is going to be added to iTunes tonight with all of the proceeds going to cancer research!
Next the Golden Idol awards were given out by Ryan Seacrest and we were treated to the worst of the worst from season 8. They began with the guys and it was nice to see Nick Normund Mitchell back…you have to admit he was loveable in a weird sort of way! He won the prize for the worst male performer!
The first duet of the night was Lil Rounds and Queen Latifa! What???? Little Lil is singing with the Queen! Good for you babycakes! They sang, Cue the Rain. Lil is lucky she didn’t win the crown, she has so much ahead for her in the singing world.
Next American Idol showed Kris Allen‘s journey to the final and Kris then sang Kiss A Girl with Keith Urban.I love Keith Urban and the pair sounded wonderful together. I scanned the audience, but didn’t see Keith’s wife Nicole Kidman, too bad.
The Top 13 ladies came out and sang Glamorous for the crowd. They kind of looked like the Pussycat Dolls! I was so excited when Fergie hit the stage to sing Big Girls Don’t Cry with them.
Black Eyed Peas then came out and sang, Boom Boom Boom with Fergie. I am loving this night already!
The Golden Idols continued for Best Attitudewith the Idolgoing to Katrina aka the bikini girl and if I am not mistaken her breasts are waaayyy bigger. Even Ryan Seacrest noticed it and commentedby asking, “What is new? I don’t think I need to ask!” Her singing wasn’t any better though. The only good part was when Kara DioGuardi came out and one upped her in a bikini! AHHHHHHHH HOT BODY!
The last female standing, Allison Iraheta sang a duet to Time After Time with none other than Cyndi Lauper! Great show tonight people.
The third place finalist, Danny Gokey was back too, singing Hello. I thought he was fantastic and then he introduced Lionel Ritchie and my heart was happy. The two of them were so sweet and soulful together as they sang a medley of Ritchie tunes.
Adam Lambert‘s journey to the final 2 was shown and then he came out next and sang, Beth and then who came out??? KISS! They sang a medley of songs from their albums. I love KISS. This evening cannot get any better for me! Oh yes it did…Carlos Santana came out with Matt Giraud, singing Black Magic Woman and then they sang a medley with the Top 13.
The final Ford video of the seasonwas shown next and itwas to the song, I Will Remember You. Next, David Cook,was shown presenting Kris and Adam with keys to their new Ford hybrid cars.
Megan Corkrey and Michael sang next as Steve Martin accompanied them on the banjo with a stringed band. They were awesome and I love Steve Martin. He hopes to win tonight. You did baby, I voted for you!
The top 13 guys sang If You Think I’m Sexy and Rod Stewart came out and sang Maggie May. Oh dear Lord, I think I am in Heaven! Yummy.
The Golden Idol for worst female was given out to Tatiana. They tried to cut to commercial but of course Tatiana wouldn’t have any of that. She sang, Saving All My Love For You as they escorted her off the stage when the commercial cut. Lordy, please don’t let her release an album like Sanjaya did!
After the commerical, Adam and Kris sang, We Are The Champions. It doesn’t matter who wins tonight, they are both great, but my heart goes to Kris, being an underdog!
After the lightswere dimmed for the last time this season, Ryan Seacrest announced that, the winner of American Idol is…Kris Allen! Kris sang us out with the song, No Boundries!
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