The pre-ordained finale between Danny and Adam didn't come to realized. The elimination of Danny Gokey somehow doesn't surprises me. He has been playing it a little safe throughout the competition without taking risks (except maybe the risk he took during rock week and you know how that risk ended). Kris Allen delivered solid performances and showed that even his voice is not big but his talent in artistry and being a risk taker can pull off great and memorable performances and eventually rewarded him the spot in a final two with Adam.
So many factors contributed to the failure of Danny. The backlash for him being pimped too much from the producers, his forgettable performances, the KRADAM phenomenon which exploded in the interweb, the horrific scream on rock week and of course the showstopper performance of the song "Heartless" by Kris Allen in the final 3 show. They are all coming together that resulted to the demise of Danny Gokey's dream.
In this case, Adam Lambert won in my AI Showdown blog. The two last posts that I am going to published here will be Adam's final 3 performances in the "finale" and the announcement of the new American Idol. Good luck Adam... and by the way, I like Kris Allen too.