Adam Lambert rocks American Idol; Kris Allen nowhere to be found
By Kim Palacios
hollywoodnews.com: Remember Kris Allen, winner of Season 8 on “American Idol”? Neither does anyone else. Lambert performed on last week’s episode of Season 10, bringing the star’s reappearance count to three, compared to Allen’s one.
Lambert is more than just a favorite among “Idol” producers—he’s clearly a favorite among fans. His album debuted at #3, selling nearly 200,000 in its first week. (Allen’s album debuted at #11 on Billboard, and his single “Live Like We’re Dying” never rose higher than #18).
Whereas Lambert has already been nominated for a Grammy, Allen is bereft of music industry awards. Even with respect to popularity contests (both Lambert and Allen were nominated for Teen Choice Awards in 2009), where the two competed around the same nomination, Lambert won.
It begs the question: could the rumors have been true? Did the conservative Fox network really throw the contest out of Lambert’s favor? If current popularity is any indication, Lambert had what it took to have won Season 8.
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