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So much for the phrase, "Nice guys finish last."

In a stunning upset, sweet-faced Kris Allen claimed victory over glam-rocker Adam Lambert in an "American Idol" showdown that received nearly 100 million votes from viewers.

Lambert, a 27-year-old former understudy in the touring production of "Wicked," was heavily favored as the frontrunner throughout Season Eight. Read full article »

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