MSN Videos: The Final Two Of American Idol Season 8: Adam Lambert And Kris Allen

I found these videos on the MSN Homepage and thought I would add them here.  It seems to be the general consensus that Kris Allen  upset the apple cart with his widely acclaimed, innovative performance of Kanye West’s, “Heartless”.

However, Adam Lambert has been upsetting the apple cart each and every week with his extraordinary performances that, oftentimes, defy logic. The technical acuity and stamina, not to mention the stellar artistry he has brought to American Idol this season is very special indeed and something which cannot be duplicated.

And yet, the public loves a dark horse, don’t they? Kris, in his quiet, laidback manner, has been improving weekly since the beginning of Season 8 and showing the world that he indeed has depth and refinement in his performing skills.

How will it end, folks? Watch the videos and I welcome your commentary!

It’s Adam vs. Kris in ‘Idol’ finale
It’s Adam vs. Kris in ‘Idol’ finale

Foxx makes his ‘Idol’ pick
Foxx makes his ‘Idol’ pick

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Rosanne (Giallonardo) Simunovic began her musical career in Timmins, Ontario. She studied piano with Anne Pizzale and later, at an advanced level, with Soeur Anita Vaugeois (Sister Cecile of Les Soeurs De L’Assomption in Timmins). Her vocal and accompaniment skills were nurtured by her aunt, the late Dorothea Mascioli. When Rosanne graduated from O’Gorman High School, she moved on to the University of Toronto where she continued her piano and vocal studies while attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was hired as a piano accompanist for several musical companies, most notably, the National Ballet Of Canada. She presently holds an A.R.C.T. Teacher’s Diploma in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rosanne has studied choral conducting with numerous well known Canadian Conductors, including Wayne Riddell of Montreal, Quebec and the internationally renowned Dr. Elmer Iseler. She has been a founding member of numerous community-based arts organizations: the Timmins Arts Council, later known as Arts & Culture Timmins, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and, the Timmins Youth Singers…as well as the TYS Alumnus choir, the Timmins Concert Singers. In 1987, she was also selected to be the conductor of the Timmins Board Of Education Choir, comprised of talented students from Grades 5 to 8. In 1988, she was elected to the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Choral Federation (now known as Choirs Ontario), where she served as Chair of the Festivals Committee for six consecutive seasons. In 1996, in honour of the Ontario Choral Federation’s 25th Anniversary, Rosanne was selected as one of 25 recipients of the OCF’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the choral art. The ceremony was presided by Lieutenant Governor, Hal Jackman. In November 1997, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Rotary Club Of Timmins to receive the prestigious Paul Harris Award for her years of dedication to the artistic development of young musical talent in Timmins. In August of 2002, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Board Of Directors of Choirs Ontario to serve as Conductor of both the Provincial Junior and Teen Choir Camps, now renamed in honour of the Camp Benefactors, Don and Lillian Wright. In November 2002, Rosanne was the one of the recipients of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her work in the development of the arts in Timmins. Under Rosanne Simunovic’s direction, the Timmins Youth Singers and the Timmins Concert Singers have been featured in numerous choral festivals and performing opportunities outside of Timmins. In 1985, they were selected to partici

13 Responses to “MSN Videos: The Final Two Of American Idol Season 8: Adam Lambert And Kris Allen”

  1. Genuis, unique,mesmerizing,intoxicating,brilliant,flawless,
    passionate,unpredictable,seductive, and simply drop dead gorgeous inside and out=Adam Lambert ! My vote goes hands down to him.

    Kris has been my second favorite all season,I’m happy he’s made it into the top two.He’s also going to have a great career ahead of him.

  2. Adam all the way! I am very happy Kris made the finale. But Adam has been stellar each and every week. Adam has as you stated made every song his own since say 1. Kris has had 2 such performances.

    Adam FTW!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Everyone has their own opinion and for me, it’s Kris who has had stellar performances every week. Adam is the same old screamfest every week and not without flaws.

  4. Who will win?

    Well, a critical quetion will be who will some of Danny’s fans now vote for? It should still be a sizeable number even after discounting those die-hard fans who will not vote anymore.

    Musically, Danny’s fans may prefer the style and music of Kris to Adam.

    This may be problem for Adam unless he manages a performance that can convert these fans. The song choice is essential and I would love to see Adam go back to his theatrical roots and do one song for that genre which he is so good at.

    Is there anybody there? Perhaps?

  5. I enjoy Kris … I really do. So please don’t take this as a negative comment, just a comment. I found this quote, “Kris Allen is a singer/songwriter from Conway, Arkansas. His passion for music began when he taught himself to play the guitar at age 13, and he has since learned the piano, viola and ukulele. His talents and soulful voice have given him the opportunity to perform at numerous music venues as well as the chance to share his gifts and faith with many of the under privileged and oppressed people of the world. His travels to Spain, Morocco, Thailand, Burma, Mozambique and South Africa have influenced his music and inspired him to share it with others. Kris debuted his first full-length CD, “Brand New Shoes”, in September 2007. The album spotlights his musical capabilities in songwriting, guitar, piano and vocals. Kris is known for his laidback and unassuming personality, and his music itself is full of depth, energy and soul.

    Source: Kris Allen’s Official Website –

    My thought is that ‘everyone’ talks about Adam being a professional, and so much more experienced than the other ‘kids’ this season, however, it came out that Allison won $50,000 in a singing contest, and then we learn about Kris’ past experience.

    I just wish that people would compare apples and apples, not talk about Kris like he’s a complete novice … the guy’s got a CD for Pete’s sake!

    Both men are hugely talented, and I’m proud for both of them (and their Mamas! LOL!)

  6. Anita: Brand New Shoes was a self-produced CD. It’s the equivalent of me going into a recording studio, spending my own money, and recording my own music. I hardly count that as experience.

  7. Thanks for confirming that, melvel. I had a feeling that the CD was self-produced. A lot of YouTube artists do the same thing (release albums themselves). They still have no record deals (being unsigned) and are pretty much unknown outside the YouTube bubble.

  8. Ah, I see … I don’t understand the various ‘degrees’ of production, so I thank you for explaining!

  9. ilove you adam lambert

  10. ilove you adam lambert you beyoutifel music de monde ok ilove you

  11. Adam all the way! I am very happy Kris made the finale. But Adam has been stellar each and every week. Adam has as you stated made every song his own since say 1. Kris has had 2 such performances.

    Adam FTW!!!!!!!!!!!
    i love you

  12. Everyone has their own opinion and for me, it’s Kris who has had stellar ilove you so matech
    bay i love you adame lambert

  13. iloàve you ilove you ilove you ilove you ilove you ilove you ilove you ilove you

    adam lambert


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