I have to say, I love both of these guys.
I think Kris is the most adorable guy I’ve seen on TV in a very long time. When he sings, I have to smile. He’s just so dang charismatic.
Okay… so tonight’s the night. One of those two will be crowned the American Idol of 2009. They’re both deserving, in my opinion, but since only one can be crowned… my vote goes to…
Well… let’s break it down…
Kris is sweet. He’s charming and adorable. He’s got a killer smile and an attitude that brings out the mothering instinct in me. His arrangements are fantastic, taking the old and making it fresh while keeping it familiar and classic. That’s a knack not every artist has. So, kudos to him.
Adam is a force. He comes onto the stage and simply commands it. I. Am. Here. His voice is amazingly powerful and covers a range like few others. In fact, one other artist comes to mind when I hear Adam sing – the incomperable Freddie Mercury. Adam, like Freddie, has a way of making a song sound so easy and yet when you try to sing along, or when you hear another artist try to sing the same piece, and wind up gasping for air or having voice cracks and cringe-worthy pitchiness throughout – you realize the raw talent behind the master.
The Idol crown, in my opinion, will crush the delicate though talented Kris Allen. Adam, on the other hand, will stand yet taller than he is with it set upon his head. So, yes, my vote goes to Adam. However, I’m pretty certain both men, winner and runner-up, will have plenty of opportunites ahead and long careers in music well after the glow of American Idol has faded.