"American Idol's"; bigger message - Los Angeles Times
The two-part finale of hit series 'American Idol,' which begins tonight, is the most talked-about thing in television right now, partly because this season's contenders, Adam Lambert and Kris Allen, are exciting performers. But it's also because they have done something unexpected: Their unlikely friendship has presented America with a new vision of itself, beyond the deepest divisions of the culture wars.
Lambert is a rocker from the liberal urban Southland with roots in musical theater and the Hollywood club scene. Allen is a collegiate evangelical Christian from Arkansas. Lambert has been compared to Queen's Freddie Mercury and Elvis Presley; Allen recalls John Mayer and the Jonas Brothers.
Anyone else willing to deviate from gay orthodoxy.
But Adam should have won since it was singing contest, not a "best time in my imagination" contest.