Allen in Idol Shocker

Kris Allen is the new American Idol in an upset victory over better-known Adam Lambert. Allen, an Arkansas native, sang “Kiss a Girl” with country star Keith Urban while Lambert joined KISS for an interpretation of “Detroit Rock City” during the two-hour season finale (which drew in the lowest ratings in Idol history. Lambert and Allen performed “We Are the Champions” with surprise guest of the night Queen. The surprise results came after nearly 100 million votes were cast.