Everyone thought Adam had it in the bag, and then the greatest thing happened. This kid who wasn't even featured in the million audition episodes - normally a kiss of death for American Idol contestants - went on to win the whole fucking thing!
And he's fantastic. He's beautiful. His voice is gorgeous. He knows his way around creatively arranging songs. He's going to have a brilliant career.
I am so happy that Kris won. I can't wait to see what he does next.
He deserves it.
And that's not to say that Adam wasn't deserving, because throughout this season Adam has been a hell of a performer. I wish him all the luck in the world, and know that he'll have a huge career after all of this. But this goes to show no matter how we think the producers have rigged the competition, they haven't. No one, no one, expected Kris to beat Danny into the finals, and no one expected him to win.
Except his fans. Congratulations, Kris Allen. You're a fucking rock star.