Kris Allen wins American Idol, Blow-by-Blow Here

Kris Allen was proclaimed the eighth American Idol Wednesday night (Thursday 10:01 a.m., Manila time) at the end of Fox's two-hour live broadcast. Pundits were betting on Adam Lambert to win, with Kris thought to be the dark horse. SPOT liveblogged the blow-by-blow:

With almost 100 million votes cast,  University of Central Arkansas student Kris Allen was proclaimed the eighth American Idol Wednesday night (Thursday morning, Manila time) at the end of Fox's two-hour live broadcast. Pundits were betting on Adam Lambert to win, with Kris thought to be the dark horse. SPOT liveblogged the blow-by-blow: 8:36: Jason Mraz just sang I'm Yours with Anoop and Alexis. Time for a look at Kris Allen's Idol journey. 8:38: Keith Urban singing with Kris Allen. He could do country, it looks like. 8:45: Female finalists sing Glamourous by Fergie. Sounds like they've gotten a bit rusty. Ooh, Fergie's around too! 8:47: Black Eyed Peas in the house. Fergie back after super fast costume change. 8:51: Golden Idol Awards? Really? 8:53: Bikini Girl is back. With a bigger, um, top. 8:55: Bikini Girl-Kara showdown! 9:01: Cool duet of Time After Time with Allison and Cyndi Lauper 9:05: Danny Gokey turns on the sap with Hello, Is it Me You're Looking For? Good thing Lionel Richie came in to save our ears. 9:15: Flashback to Adam's audition: He had no eyeliner! 9:17: Adam is singing in a black, all-leather outfit. Appropriate for singing with KISS, I suppose. 9:28:   Finalists sing Smooth with Carlos Santana. Hot! 9:31   Steve Martin is playing a banjo! 9:33:   Ryan Seacrest asked Steve Martin who he thinks would win.   He said, "I know it's a long shot, but I'm hoping   I will." 9:44:   Why is Rod Stewart wearing a plaid jacket? 9:47:   Tatiana just hijacked the stage from Ryan Seacrest.   Hilarious! 9:53:   Adam and Kris sing We Are The Champions.   Very cool. 10:00:   The moment of truth coming up... 10:01:   100 million votes cast! 10:02:   It's Kris Allen!!! 10:03:   He's speechless, like us.   Time for the final song. 10:06:   It's raining confetti.   And they're out.   Till next year! Image from americanidol.com

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