Ha ha. The winner has to close the show with a rendition of the special finale song, which is always bad — always bad in the same damned way. One difference this year was that the song was written by Kara DioGuardi — who's also on the judge's panel. (A terribly irritating intrusion on the show, by the way.)
"I was like ‘Ohhhh gosh!' I was like ‘OK, just sing it!’ I thought it went OK.”You just know the 2 of them talked before the big results show and decided it was a win-win situation: Either you get to be the American Idol or you get to avoid singing that damned song.
“I like the song. It’s tough to sing, I’m not gonna lie. It’s a rough song, but Kara's a great writer,” Kris said. “It was so much fun working with her in the studio. She’s a lot of fun to work with.”Kara's a great writer... but even great writers write a lot of crap.
Here's Kris performing the onerous task.
(Also in the linked article: Kris won by a lot.)