Friday, May 15, 2009

Who will be the next?

Adam Lambert

Kris Allen

Just the same time a year ago, everybody were shouting for their bet on who will be Season 8's American Idol - a choice between two Davids, David Cook and David Archuleta.

The slightly older David won.

Now, here were are again, torn between two of the best - Adam Lambert and Kris Allen - who will be this season's American Idol (said in a Ryan Seacrest intonation).

Let's try to dive a little deeper on these Idol hopefuls.

Adam Lambert whose hope in becoming the next Idol was preceded with rumors which were actually true. But nothing stopped Lambert to beat everyone out and win the race.

His background in theater aided his quest. Although, some are not into his style, but you can't simply deny the power that his theater skills bring. A true performer, I should say.

Kris Allen, on the other hand, is a Cinderella story in the making. Nobody expected him to be one of the top two, everybody was expecting Danny Gokey. But American has voted, and it's Kris Allen.

What I like about Kris is his style - a very light yet good-to-hear vocal style. And you can't deny it, he has the looks. Thus, looks + powerful singing = undeniable chance to be the next idol.

But if you ask me, who between the two should win?

It would probably be Kris Allen. Adam Lambert may be great, but Kris Allen has the looks that you can easily market and of course, everyone will buy.

What do you think?


Anonymous said...

Vocally, Adam Lambert is tops. He reminds me of the late Freddie Mercury of Queen (remember "Bohemian Rhapsody"?). He's also unbeatable when it comes to performing, a flamboyant entertainer through and through. Not to mention the fact that the guy looks fantastic. Do you see his resemblance to the young Elvis?

Kris is the the antithesis of Adam. Shy, cute, boy next door type. But as Paula Abdul said, he's likely "relevant" to young people who are the ones who buy the CDs anyway. Vocally, I'm afraid Adam will lambast him in the finals. But he's been called the dark horse of Idol Season 8. I've written him off so many times before, but he's tenacious. And maybe, just maybe, he'll pull off the upset of the year.

My heart bleeds for Gokey. That guy can really SING! I felt the same way same time last year when the magnificent Melinda Dolittle was booted out.

The Idol finals have always been unpredictable, so it's a must-see. I'll be disappointed if Adam loses. But Kris is so easy to like, I won't be gnashing my teeth if he wins.