The American Idol judge's loved Adam Lambert, but America loved Kris Allen.
Wednesday night on the season finale of American Idol the underdog Allen was named the winner of the singing competition for 2009.
WTAP's Cathleen Moxley was at the Nokia Theater for the event, and back stage to catch the interviews for both contestants.
Watch what both had to say.
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