Kris Allen is new American Idol despite media  predicting win for Adam Lambert!

"I’m sorry, I don’t even know what to feel right now. This is crazy," the 23-year-old underdog from Arkansas stammered.

Despite the flamboyant approach of an overly theatrical Adam Lambert and  media prediction that Lambert would win – you just can’t underestimate the power of Vox populi Americanus.

That’s the voice of the American people – for those not up on their Latin.

And in all star 2-hour potpourri of guest stars including Fergie, Rod Stewart, Keith Urban and Steve Martin, Allen was crowned new Idol.

For some that means better and bigger things like Jennifer Hudson and Carrie Underwood.

For others being crowned AI was  a brief shining moment.

Only time and management will tell.