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AMERICAN IDOL WINNER CROWNED

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Kris Allen's smooth vocals and boy-next-door image propelled him to "American Idol" victory Wednesday, turning the theatrical powe...

American Idol May Need an Adam Lambert Win More than Lambert Does

Eric Deggans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Eric Deggans

Idol needs to look relevant: the problem with being the most-watched, biggest moneymaker on network TV? There's nowhere to go but down.

The American Idol Finale: A Classic Tale of Good versus Evil?

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Robinson

Now that we're down to the final battle between Allen and Lambert, I've come to believe that American Idol is like great literature, offering us the classic conflict of good v.s. evil.

Final 'Idol' Showdown: Adam By A Song

AP | ERIN CARLSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Are there boundaries to declaring the next "American Idol" champ early? Apparently, nothing can contain the likes of Adam Lambert _ not even a difficu...

'Idol' Countdown: Two Finalists Focus On The Singing

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — "American Idol" finalists Kris Allen and Adam Lambert don't want to get personal. The singers told a throng of media gathered Mon...

American Idol -- The Finals: Adam Will Win It All

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Well, Kris Allen gets to join Clay Aiken and David Archuleta as Idol contestants who never were put into the bottom two but failed to win it all.

Elliott Yamin Fights For Love; Parties in the Back

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

There are times when you sort of need to fight for your artistry, but there's no better gig in the world.

American Idol -- Top 3 Showdown

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

So is this the finale? Is Simon right when he says Adam Lambert is fated to win? Or could Kris Allen or Danny Gokey surprise everyone the way David Cook did last year?

'American Idol' Final Two

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Danny Gokey is dancing off "American Idol," leaving showy Adam Lambert and twangy Kris Allen to duke it out in the finale of the p...

If Adam Lambert Loses American Idol, It May Be Because the Show Wants Him to Win so Badly

Eric Deggans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Eric Deggans

We'll see tonight if all the praise and support pays off for Lambert, or fuels a backlash that cuts his Idol dreams short.

American Idol's Final Three: How Did They Do?

AP | ERIN CARLSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — The pressure is on for Danny Gokey, Kris Allen and Adam Lambert. There's just one week until the "American Idol" finale, and on Tues...

'Idol' Kris Allen Plays Hometown For 20,000 Fans

AP | NOAH TRISTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

CONWAY, Ark. — Kris Allen has brought a little bit of rock back to his Arkansas hometown. The 23-year-old "American Idol" finalist came home on...

'IDOL' ELIMINATION: Another Singer Slashed

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — "American Idol" finalist Allison Iraheta has a reason to cry. The flame-haired 17-year-old high school student from Los Angeles, ...

American Idol -- Top 4 Slashed By Rock; Only Adam Escapes Unscathed

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

After everyone delivered a solid performance on Big Band Night last week, the Top 4 tackled rock 'n roll Tuesday...and came up short.

Idol's iTunes Shocker: Kris Is #3 To Adam

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Not suprisingly, the leader -- by far -- is front-runner Adam Lambert, who holds six of the top 10 spots in the Idol chart this season. The haunting "...

American Idol -- Top 7 (Again): Disco Suits Kris

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The show began briskly with the producers finally deciding they didn't need to pad the Top 7 performances and judge critiques with video intros and other nonsense every single time. So let's follow suit.

American Idol -- Top 7: Judges Silenced

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Only Idol would label Movie Theme night "historic" because they had decided to only let teams of two judges comment on the performances in order to cut down on the time. Historic? No. Stupid? Yes.

American Idol -- Top 8: Allison Gets (Some) Respect

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

On a day when photos circulated on the internet showing Adam Lambert apparently kissing a guy or two, the big news in the parallel world of TV Idol was Anoop's defensive attitude coming across too much last week.

American Idol -- Top 9: Kris Allen Shines

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Who belongs in the bottom three? Allison was treated so dismissively that I worry it'll be her. Matt Giraud was treated so roughly and seems so unhappy, it could easily be him.

Next "Idol" Finalists: High Schooler, Theater Guy And No Comedian

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Out of the first six finalists, "American Idol" viewers have seen the least of Kris Allen this season. The soulful 23-year-old cro...