The Oakland Press writes about Matt Giraud's homecoming moment, leading with "Adam rocked the house and Kris got arguably the loudest applause. But it was still Matt's moment when American Idols Live! dropped into town Wednesday night (Aug. 26) at the Palace." The review went on to say that the screams for Adam Lambert were "roof-raising" and that he was "the most poised and ready-for- prime-time -- at least on stage -- of this 'Idol' crew." Kris Allen was named "musically the most consistent act of the night," and despite having to follow Adam's "high-octane performance", Kris "kept the energy up with his opening couplet" of "Heartless" and "All These Things That I've Done" but that the crowd sat down en masse for the first time all night when he sang "Ain't No Sunshine". I am not sure why people sitting for a slow song is considered a fail on the performer's part. Especially near the end of a 3 hour concert. Plus, it's not like they sat down while he was singing something up-tempo. It's "Ain't No Sunshine" - it's slow.
The Detroit News was apparently at a different concert in the alternate universe he spoke of where Kris didn't win American Idol. That alternate universe appears to be a much happy and less bitchy place for him. Good lord, he was channeling Faye Dunaway in Mommie Dearest there with that hatchet job. "Tina, bring me the axe!"