Kris Allen dumps “No Boundaries” on tour; handful of nutjobs protest Adam Lambert

News from the American Idol 8 tour: The awful coronation song “No Boundaries,” co-written by new judge Kara DioGuardi, has been dumped from winner Kris Allen’s set list during the tour, and a few idiots protesting about Adam Lambert’s sexuality incurred the wrath of Michael Sarver, who said the others “have [Adam's] back.”

First, Kris’ song was officially dropped as of Sacramento on Friday night and replaced by The Killers’ “All These Things That I’ve Done,” according to MJ’s Big Blog, which has video of his new performance.

The song was dumped because it “stood out as a bit of an odd duck among the other numbers, which were uniquely chosen for and crafted to Allen’s intimate, soulful style,” The Los Angeles Times reported, and as a result, “[r]eviews of Season 8’s finale show widely trashed the victory number and the chilly reception has followed ‘Boundaries’ onto the road.”

Meanwhile, a few jackasses–emphasis on the “few”–protested outside of the San Jose venue yesterday, apparently upset that Adam is gay and that his fellow finalists don’t mind, probably because unlike those people who think sexual orientation is worth protesting about, the finalists are not secretly masturbating to gay porn every night.

Anyway: One message board poster who attended the concert says the protesters were not just anti-Adam, but also were calling Kris and Allison “fag enablers.” AI Now blog has photos showing that there were maybe four people.

Michael Sarver won new fans thanks to his posts to Twitter about the protesters. He first wrote, “For those outside protesting I say do not judge less ye be judged yourself. Guys don’t mind these people we are a strong family,” and later added, “Funny how people think it’s a good idea to mess with a big Texan and his AI family. Lol Adam is just fine ,shakes it off and so should we.” He later responded to a fan and said, “don’t worry about Adam I have his back and no one can get to him, I promise.”

Journey ends for ‘No Boundaries’ [Los Angeles Times]
Kris Allen – “All These Things That I’ve Done” – Sacramento – VIDEO [MJ's Big Blog]

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