The eighth season of "American Idol" came to an end with an upset: Kris Allen took home the "Idol" title, beating out powerhouse singer Adam Lambert. The finale was held at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on May 20.
From left: Adam Lambert and Kris Allen learned the news from host Ryan Seacrest, who asked Allen, "The dark horse comes back and wins the nation over. How does it feel?"
Read TV critic Joanna Weiss's review of the finale