Kris Allen is Our New American Idol

May 20, 2009 By:
Kris Allen is Our New American Idol

The eight season of American Idol came to an end this evening and Kris Allen was crowned the winner during the two hour season finale on Fox.

Over 100 million votes were received during Tuesday's performance show, which was the most in Idol history!

Hollyscoop caught up with Kris Allen backstage just moments after he was crowned the new American Idol to get his reaction. "I'm shocked," he said.

"I felt shocked every week. And to be the American Idol now, I'm completely shocked," a humbled Kris said.

While Kris may have been crowned the new American Idol, there were no losers tonight. Speaking to Hollyscoop, runner up Adam Lambert said that he had already been offered "a few record deals," so it looks like they're both winners tonight!

"I think Kris won because he's a great artist and I was happy to be runner-up to that," Adam added.

Kris now joins the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks, and David Cook.

Who were you rooting for? Are you happy with the new American Idol?

Check out Hollyscoop's special coverage of the American Idol season finale below...