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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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  • Next week's 'Idol': Music from the movies; mentor Jamie Foxx, the sequel

     
    It was just over a year ago that Jamie Foxx took his first turn as an "American Idol" mentor. He was tasked with shepherding Season 8's Final 5 -- Kris Allen, Adam Lambert, Danny Gokey, Allison Iraheta and Matt Giraud -- through Rat Pack week last year,...
  • Ann Powers: Who needs movies when you have real life?

     
    Music, as mentor Jamie Foxx stated near the start of Tuesday's "Idol" throwdown, provides the soundtrack to our lives. It also usually does so for movies. But that little detail didn't seem to matter much to our Top Four, whose song choices Tuesday...
  • 'Idol's' Final 4 on duets, mentors, Casey's cougar brigade and more!

     
    There may be fewer contestants to contend with at this juncture in the competition, but back in the top four's chill room, which contains not much more than a couple of comfy couches, a Coke machine and makeup chairs, it's as if a tornado came through....
  • Is Lee DeWyze's advance to the Final 3 payback for Chris Daughtry's early dismissal?

     
    When it comes to "American Idol," practically every die-hard fan of the show has a favorite contestant who went home too soon -- personally speaking, Michael Johns, Alexis Grace and Siobhan Magnus come to mind, not to mention universal choice Jennifer...
  • Exclusive photo: Allison Iraheta's birthday dinner with Kris Allen and David Cook!*

     
    Allison Iraheta celebrated her 18th birthday one night early, dining at L.A.'s STK with "American Idol" winners David Cook and Kris Allen on Monday evening. The three, along with Kris' missus, Katy, and members of Allison's management team at 19...
  • Hollywood Week Day 1: sudden death

     
    And there it is, "Idol" fans. Hollywood week is upon us with a new judge in the wings. Was Ellen DeGeneres' arrival slightly anti-climactic or did she provide enough comic relief to fill the void of unintentionally funny Paula Abdul? My full Ellen...
  • Allison Iraheta answers your Twitter questions!

     
    Apologies for the lateness of this video, which was shot back on Jan. 28, but someone is still learning how to edit! Better late than never, right? We asked you to submit questions for season 8's Allison Iraheta -- that's pronounced (Eye)-ra-heat-a, if...
  • Today in 'Idol:' Ryan Seacrest's 'Rock My Town' hits NYC

     
    There's another major weather system headed for the northeast -- but this one's sizzling hot! Kris Allen, Adam Lambert and Allison Iraheta are in New York City on Friday night for Ryan Seacrest's "Idols Rock My Town," a free concert being held at Highline...
  • Kris Allen, Adam Lambert and Allison Iraheta's onstage reunion

     
    While most of New York City braved the bitter cold on Friday night, some 700 "American Idol" diehards were treated to the show of a lifetime at the Highline Ballroom. That's where three of Season 8's final four -- Kris Allen, Adam Lambert and Allison...
  • Ann Powers: So far, these Idols are light on their feet

     
    Last year around this time, I had a feeling that "American Idol" was about to go through a Jason Mraz phase. I was half right. Kris Allen, Season 8's ultimate winner, shared several qualities with that under-the-radar pop star: he had an effervescent...
  • Kris Allen headed to Haiti for 'Idol Gives Back'

     
    With Kara DioGuardi and Elliott Yamin just off to Angola, now comes word that season 8 winner Kris Allen will head to Haiti with the United Nations Foundation to raise awareness of the impoverished island nation's continuing need. The trip will officially...