National Enquirer (May 4, 2009) files an interesting culture-clash piece on Adam Lambert vs. Kris Allen. I can't say this is surprising to me that Allen's born-again Christianity and conservative roots and Lambert being (obviously) a gay rocker in the Freddie Mercury mold are not mixing well.
I was just telling a friend not to root against Lambert (he says he only yells, but I've heard him do some very delicate ballads). "Should he win just because he's gay?" he asked. Not that, so much, but he shouldn't lose because he's gay; and it would be delicious on a show that has made anti-gay banter the norm to have makeup-wearing, guy-kissing Adam Lambert crowned at the end.