Adam Clay

Former "American Idol" star Clay Aiken approves of the way this season's "American Idol" ended, with Kris Allen winning the title.

But don't get him started on last night's loser, Adam Lambert.

"This year, I happened to turn it on during the minute that Adam Lambert was singing "Ring of Fire" and, at that moment, thought my ears would bleed. Contrived, awful and slightly frightening! I wasn't really a fan and found myself surprised whenever folks told me that they liked him."

Why does Aiken think Kris Allen won? 

"I think many voters got sick of being 'told who to vote for.' I think many were turned off by the blatant favoritism shown towards one contestant.

"And, at the same time, I think they voted AGAINST an 'American Idol' that has, for four years now, been more about the slick productions and polished contestants than it has been about finding the raw talent that it did in its first three seasons."

What do you think? Do you agree with Clay?

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Posted by:Elizabeth Snead