Adam Lambert, hands down! Every single performance just had me wanting more and more of him every single week! He brought a unique edge that I had yet to witness on the Idol stage.. until Adam set foot. Just his sense of style and fearless attitude set him apart from all the other Idol contestants that I've seen during all eight seasons. He took unbelievable risks and always stayed true to himself throughout the whole process. He is also such an outstanding gentleman, with the outlook of using Idol to challenge himself, instead viewing it simply as a singing competition. And an infectious showman, who was all about putting on a great show for all the fans. Now that is truly an American Idol!