There weren't any surprises in the final "American Idol" Top 2 showdown between Adam Lambert and Kris Allen Tuesday.
Lambert -- who sang "Mad World," "A Change Is Gonna Come" and the coronation song, "No Boundaries" -- offered his token edgy appeal. He sported guyliner and a trench coat. Sang amid stage fog. Inserted range-defying rocker screams into traditionally subdued melodies.
Allen was also true to form, singing "Ain't No Sunshine," "What's Goin' On" and "No Boundaries." He wore an unpretentious T-shirt and jeans. Showcased acoustic performances with emotional, but controlled, vocals. Allen said he wasn't concerned about winning -- just putting on a great show.
So for undecided voters, Tuesday wasn't much help.
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But there probably weren't many undecided fans watching. If Lambert and Allen are united by anything other than nail polish, it's consistency -- which could be each contestant's biggest strength and weakness.
Lambert has been loud and over-the-top since the beginning: a trait that either makes him revolutionary or conceited. Allen has been calm and understated from early on, leading fans to label him surprising...or boring.
"Idol" creator Simon Fuller chose two of the songs performed Tuesday.
Who deserves to win? Share your thoughts on our "Idol" blog, and then watch the two-hour results show 8 p.m. Wednesday on Fox.