not a big fan of these casting shows. but it seems worth noting that 100 million votes were cast for the american edition of this highly annoying variety show (yes, IT IS). the clean cut guy whose active in his church won out. what could this mean? are americans just not into guyliner. teens and tween girls probably aren’t. but kris allen is adorable. in a safe kinda way. he sings just fine and can actually play a guitar and piano, unlike many of the idol contestants. and in times like these (read finance crisis) people are all about safety and security. but the real question is when did the every day guy lose his southern accent?