AI Shocker! - Kris Allen Named New 'American Idol'
Posted on Thu May 21, 2009 08:00 AM PDT

AIKrisWins200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - In one of the most shocking upsets in American Idol history, Kris Allen won the title over fellow competitor Adam Lambert.

Allen appeared stunned as host Ryan Seacrest announced the results of more than 100 million votes cast.

"Adam deserves this," Allen said as the two embraced in a hug.

"I think Kris won because he's a great artist and I was happy to be runner-up to that," a gracious Lambert said backstage.

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