Kris Allen – American Idol 2009 Winner

After a record-breaking (more than) 100 million votes cast nationwide in the US, Kris Allen was declared the winner of American Idol Season 8 (2009).

Kris Allen

Kris beat co-finalist Adam Lambert of Los Angeles, California. Kris gets a record contract along with his “American Idol” title. The two-hour finale featured a lineup of stars, which include the Black Eyed Peas, Cyndi Lauper, Kiss, Steve Martin, Lionel Richie, Rod Stewart, Santana and Keith Urban among others.