I was just going to post a short spot here on AI's 8th winner, but after reading Gina Carbone's article on Seacoastonline, well, there's a lot I can say.
She's so wrong when she says that Adam Lambert was robbed. Come on, seriously?! Adam is definitely a superstar, as Paula said many times, "iconic" but do we need an already seasoned superstar walking off with the title? I don't think so and that's why I didn't vote for Lambert.
For me, (ha, sounds a bit like Randy Jackson!) it was Danny Gokey and Allison, Kris and Adam...My husband called it right this year on Kris. I have never gotten it wrong all these years, but about three weeks ago, I started thinking that maybe I might be off a bit.
I was so shocked when Danny left, yet, tickled that Kris was in the contender spot.
Now if you've read this far, good, because here is why I believe Kris deserves the AI title and all of its glory.
Think back to Kelly Clarkson. She kept getting better and better and even continues to be tremendous eight years later. Carrie Underwood is another fabulous AI winner. She keeps getting better and better.
And now Kris Allen! Every time that young man stepped on the stage he improved. And tonight when he was up there with Keith Urban -- whoohoo. He held his own and really was awesome singing with Keith. An artist should grow, change, adapt to the times and still make us feel like we are getting something fresh, but at the same time, knowing it is a solid delivery, consistent. I know...you are saying that sounds like Adam. Sure, but are we ever surprised? No! We know he's going to always deliver.
We also know Carrie Underwood will deliver, but she keeps doing things that still make many of us go, wow, that was incredible!
Adam is definitely fantastic and I will be buying his music.
As to Ms. Carbone....Adam's going to be just fine. Quit knocking Kris. That's just poor sportsmanship on your part as a writer.
Oh and one other issue directed at Ms. Carbone, you pretty much gave it away at the end of your article when you inquired as to the instrument played by Cyndi Lauper, adding that you are musically challenged. And you think that you have the right to take America to task for their votes on AI?
And if you ever happen to read this and wonder who I am and what right I might have to call you out on this. Normally I don't go on about such things, but here's a quick run down: My mother? A classical violinist. Eventually she owned her music studio (San Francisco area), instrumental in teaching many people music, on nearly every instrument available - piano, violin, organ, guitar, mandolin, accordian...need I go on? So you can imagine what it was like growing up.
She was a music teacher for a private school and even continued teaching after her retirement. I could go on and on, but won't because then that would just be egotistical.
Oh: and I forgot to mention that Lauper's instrument of choice ... a dulcimer. If you want to be more specific, it's an Appalachian dulcimer....Ms. Carbone, don't script shows and don't write music reviews if you don't have a clue what you are talking about. It's one thing if you are writing for your own personal blog, but for a publication? Take some time to research so you don't look silly.