Two days before the anticipated season finale of “American Idol” and the final two contenders Kris Allen and Adam Lambert want to remind their fans of one thing: don’t get too personal.
“For me, I hope that having the Christian vote doesn’t help with anything,” says the 23-year old Allen in front of the media outside the Nokia Theatre. “I hope it has to do with your talent and the performance that you give and the package that you have. It’s not about religion and all that kind of stuff.”
Allen, who wants to reinvent the pop genre in the world of music, has worked as a worship leader at the New Life Church in Conway, Arkansas.
“The contest has nothing to do with your religious background, what color you are, your gender. It doesn’t have anything to do with that. It’s about music. That’s really important to keep in mind,” says Lambert, the 27-year old theater actor who hails from San Diego, California.
The much awaited “Idol” finale will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday with performances from Lionel Richie, Cyndi Lauper, Carlos Santana, Black Eyed Peas, Queen Latifa, Jason Mraz, Keith Urban, and last year’s “Idol” David Cook.
Adam Lambert says he will preserve his voice on the finals night by texting instead of talking, while Kris Allen plans to order a “really big room service breakfast” on Tuesday morning. The two have grown to be very good friends, they even swore to support each other’s careers in the future.
“I know I’m going to be first in line to buy his album,” Lambert teased.
“Same here,” nods Allen. “Maybe you’ll give it to me.”
“You don’t have to buy it,” Lambert teased. “I’ll send you a copy.”