Adam Lambert didn’t win American Idol.

Now, I’m sure that SCREAMING he does might be sexy in between the sheets but I found absolutely nothing likeable about it when he sang.  Hopefully he’ll go back to being a drag queen and we won’t hear any more from him.  But I suppose the reality is that’s not likely.

And here’s the thing — the guy DOES have a great voice.  He has great control, a great range, all of it.  But that SCREAMING is SUCH a turn-off!  Steven Tyler wannabe.

I liked Kris Allen almost from the beginning.  I have to confess to having liked Danny a bit more than Kris early on, but as the competition progressed, I decided I liked Kris the best of all.  Cool, assured, in great control, great range, a good, well-rounded singer.

It’s just too bad he had to sing with scream-boy.

I’d buy an album from him, without hesitation.  But I’d likely give a go to anything put out by Danny Gokey, Allison Iraheta, Anoop Desai and, believe it or not, depending on the style of music, Megan Joy.

In the past, we’ve purchased albums by only two of the seven American Idol winners — Carrie Underwood and Jordin Sparks.  We tend to view the “losers” as winners more — having purchased albums by Clay Aiken (3), Kimberly Locke, Josh Gracin, Bo Bice, Chris Daughtry, and David Archuleta.  Apparently my (our) taste for music isn’t in line with “America has voted.”

A new voting record was set also this season, with just under 100 MILLION votes being cast.  I remember when they were pleased with a bit more than 30 million in season 2.

In all, even though I didn’t watch the first season, I’d have to say that this season brought forth more talent in the top 12 than any other season and I wouldn’t be surprised to see more of Danny, Allison and Anoop.

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