Now, the final performance of the night: Kris Allen tries "No Boundaries," the AI coronation song.
Vocally, Kris is better suited for this tune than Adam. But he's still clearly uncomfortable -- and for good reason. Aside for the references to making dreams come true, parts of this song are far outside Kris' range. Even though he pulls things together at the end, the performance doesn't do anything to change Kris' chances either way.
Randy: "You should be very proud of what you've done in this competition."
Kara: "I don't want you to be judged on that song...I want you to be judged on the fact that you are a compelling artist."
Paula: "You deserve where you are in that spotlight."
Simon: "You have thoroughly, thoroughly deserved to be standing on this stage tonight."
As the credits roll, Carrie Underwood performs "Home Sweet Home" against a montage of this season's AI footage.