Simon Says Kris Will Win! Finalists Rate Their Performances

May 20 2009, Published 3:47 p.m. ET

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The American Idol finale is a few hours away and the votes are already in.

But earlier on Tuesday both fans and the judges were speculating on who’d take the crown -  Kris Allen or Adam LambertSimon Cowell told reporter, Ben Aaron, that he’s expecting an upset and that Allen will walk off with the title along with that big, fat recording contract, while fellow judge, Kara DioGuardi claims it’s anyone’s prize.

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After the telecast, both finalists reflected on their performances.  Allen believing “Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone” was his shinning moment, while Lambert valued both of his musical choices of “Mad World” and “Change is Gonna Come.”

Paula Abdul praised both the contestants, but not before taking a quick swipe at Simon Cowell.

Click above for a recap and exclusive interviews with Simon Cowell and Kara DioGuardi.



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