Adam Lambert and Kris Allen sing three final songs tonight. The winner will be chosen tomorrow.
Adam should win, but with the pre-teen, text-message obsessed crowd going for Kris, nothing is for certain.
I’ll update as the show progresses or after it.
Update: Adam blasts it out of the park with Sam Cook’s “A Change is Gonna Come.” He was just amazing. And all four judges lapped it up. While they also loved Kris’ first song, they weren’t anywhere near as blown away as they were by Adam. But, when Paula says, “No matter what happens tonight…” you can tell they too can’t predict the teeny bopper vote.
Kris fumbles on his Marvin Gaye song on Round 2. He didn’t make any mistakes, but it was too low-key for a finale, and Simon says Adam won the round hands-down.
Update: The third song was co-written by Judge Karen. I wasn’t wild about it but Adam did a great job. The best comment of the night was from Simon, saying in a show like this, they hope they can find a world-wide star, and with Adam, they have. He added his congratulations. I don’t think there’s any question that the judges’ favorite is Adam. And yes, he’s also mine.