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Kris Allen

Kris Allen
Guitar player Kris Allen auditioned for Season 8 of "American Idol" in Louisville. He didn't receive much airtime throughout the auditions and Hollywood Week, but Allen made it through to the semi-finals, performing in Group 2. America voted him into the finals.

For "American Idol" news and episode recaps, click here.

For more photos of Kris Allen, click here.
Guitar player Kris Allen auditioned for Season 8 of "American Idol" in Louisville. He didn't receive much airtime throughout the auditions and Hollywood Week, but Allen made it through to the semi-finals, performing in Group 2. America voted him into the finals.

For "American Idol" news and episode recaps, click here.

For more photos of Kris Allen, click here.
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  • 'American Idol' drops Sony, signs with Universal Music Group for distribution deal

     
    With world attention still fixated on who the new judges will be on Fox's "American Idol," producers for the show sent shock waves through the music industry by signing a distribution deal with Universal Music Group, ending the show's long......
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  • How did Lee DeWyze become the favorite to win?

     
    It probably won't come as a complete surprise to anyone who watched the "Idol" judges fall all over themselves to gush about Lee DeWyze on Tuesday to hear that, according to online oddsmakers, Lee has now unseated Crystal as the favorite to win the "Idol"...
  • Season 9 finale promises teary goodbyes, a few surprises

     
    Whether Crystal Bowersox or Lee DeWyze wins "American Idol" on Wednesday night, one thing's for sure: The tears will be flowing. It is, after all, judge Simon Cowell's last day on the job, and many of his favorite "Idol" alumni are en route to L.A. to...
  • 'Idol' duets, former finalists, veteran rockers all part of Season 9 finale

     
    "Idol" producers, ex-contestants and the show's host Ryan Seacrest are all hinting at "big surprises" for Wednesday night's Season 9 finale. Thanks to various tweets and Facebook messages, we already know that Season 1 winner Kelly Clarkson and Season 3's...
  • Ann Powers: Simon's last supper, and Lee's chance to sing for his

     
    What would you put on the menu for your last meal? The French dignitary Francois Mitterrand, about to expire from stomach cancer, famously ingested an endangered songbird. Joan of Arc received Holy Communion. Allen Ginsberg sipped at a bowl of fish...
  • Season 9 finale burning questions, plus Alanis on Crystal! [Updated]

     
    Yours truly will be burning the midnight oil later on, but first, your burning questions answered direct from the Nokia Theatre press room. 1) Why did David Cook not join Kelly Clarkson, Fantasia, Carrie Underwood, Jordin Sparks, Taylor Hicks and Kris...
  • Siobhan Magnus meets her idols!

     
    It's not every day that you get to witness an "American Idol" contestant meeting one of their Idols, but that's exactly what happened late Wednesday night at the Mondrian Hotel's Sky Bar, where Season 9 sixth-place finisher Siobhan Magnus came face-to-...
  • Poll: Do you think 'American Idol' can finally win the Emmy?

     
    "American Idol" has lost the Emmy for best reality-competition show to "Amazing Race" for the last seven years, but the songbird smackdown finally has a good chance to win, thanks to what it plans to submit to judges. All nominees must enter one episode...
  • Rickey Minor on his 'Idol' run, Season 9, Adam Lambert and the Pickler that got away

     
    Wednesday’s “American Idol” finale didn’t just mark Simon Cowell’s last night on the job, the show also bid farewell to musical director, bandleader and chief arranger Rickey Minor, who takes over “The Tonight Show&#...
  • The ultimate 'American Idol' power ranking: 120 contestants on, Kelly Clarkson still reigns supreme

     
    It's often been said that "American Idol" is really just a popularity contest. Sure, singing and showmanship is important, as is a contestant's back-story and TV persona, but when it comes to advancing in the competition, many an inferior vocalist have...