The final Tip Sheet

<i>By Richard Rushfield, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer</i><br>
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When the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB0040094486" title="Adam Lambert" href="/topic/entertainment/music/adam-lambert-PECLB0040094486.topic">Adam Lambert</a> and <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB0004538" title="Kris Allen" href="/topic/entertainment/music/kris-allen-PECLB0004538.topic">Kris Allen</a> go head to head on Tuesday night it will perhaps be the biggest cliffhanger of a finale in American Idol history.  Adam comes into this finale the Goliath of Season 8, but Kris Allen’s David has been getting stronger and stronger all season.<br>
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Kris Allen has bested a slew of favorites to earn his slot in the finale, but does he have what it takes to win it all?<br>
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We’ve broken that question down into its basic elements to measure, fighting on many fronts, who has the right ingredients to become the next American Idol.

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By Richard Rushfield, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

When the Adam Lambert and Kris Allen go head to head on Tuesday night it will perhaps be the biggest cliffhanger of a finale in American Idol history. Adam comes into this finale the Goliath of Season 8, but Kris Allen’s David has been getting stronger and stronger all season.

Kris Allen has bested a slew of favorites to earn his slot in the finale, but does he have what it takes to win it all?

We’ve broken that question down into its basic elements to measure, fighting on many fronts, who has the right ingredients to become the next American Idol.

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