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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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  • Monday morning wrap: 'Idol' on Oscar night; Lambert down under

     
    Just because it was Oscar weekend didn't mean all was quiet in "American Idol" land. Let's catch up: "Idol" walks the red carpet: "American Idol" judges and alumni were amply in attendance at the 18th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party, held at...
  • Adam Lambert appearing on 'Nightline' and 'If I Can Dream'

     
    And now for your Adam Lambert hump day fix... He just made the TV rounds in Australia, and on Friday, March 12, American audiences will hear from the Season 8 runner-up when he appears on ABC's "Nightline" to talk about the music he grew up with and...
  • Today in 'Idol:' The boys go for broke, Kris Allen in Bakersfield, Anoop Desai on Food TV

     
    It's a busy day in "Idol"-land, both for the current crop of contestants and a couple of notable alumni. First, the boys. Eight remain -- Tim Urban, Casey James, Aaron Kelly, Michael Lynche, Andrew Garcia, Alex Lambert, Lee Dewyze and Todrick Hall -- with...
  • Today in 'Idol:' Top 12 to be named; Kris Allen, Allison Iraheta make the radio rounds; Carrie Underwood hits the road

     
    Season 9 really gets going Thursday night when the top 12 are announced. Two guys and two girls will be served their walking papers, leaving behind a world of possibilities and taking with them stories they'll one day tell their grandchildren. Who's...
  • 'Idol' boys start swinging, but familiarity still rules

     
    This much is, ahem, Crystal clear: The judges made a mistake by choosing too many girls with similar voices and styles. Sure, Lilly's hair is silver and Didi's is red, Lacey's is short and Katelyn's is curly, but Tuesday night's snoozy and subdued episode...
  • Fantasy 'Idol': Big Star night

     
    Like many longtime music journalists, I mourned the death of power pop pioneer Alex Chilton last week. He was the frontman of Big Star, one of the most underappreciated bands of the 1970s whose musical legacy far outlasted their album-making years. Anyone...
  • Today in 'Idol': Top 11 take on Billboard chart-toppers, Kris Allen visits the 'Dream' house

     
    With the Top 11 set to take the stage for Tuesday's two-hour performance show, the pressure is on for Tim Urban and Paige Myles, who both squeaked by last week. The theme: Billboard No. 1s, of which there is no shortage over the last 50 years (see...
  • Kris Allen has dinner, gets groovy with 'Dream' cast

     
    Kris Allen is a good guy. Not that I had any doubt, having interviewed the Season 8 winner on more than one occasion, but knowing that 12 hours before he was due to get on a plane headed for Rwanda, and with his wife sick at home from the seven shots...
  • Catching up with Nick Mitchell (aka Norman Gentle)

     
    Nick Mitchell is still working up to his 15 minutes. When he ambushed the Season 8 "American Idol" auditions as his alter ego, Norman Gentle, belting "Dreamgirls'" "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" like nobody's business, he clocked in at around five....
  • Siobhan's meltdown, Didi's awkward Seacrest moment, Tim's gigglefest... your burning 'Idol' questions, answered!

     
    Perhaps you sensed this at home -- that things were a little different on "Idol" Tuesday night. Besides Crystal Bowersox sporting stilettos, the show introduced new behind-the-scenes bumpers (clips that offer a post-performance glimpse of the scene...
  • 'Idol' rehearsals: a view from the inside

     
    Well, weren’t we just tickled pink to be invited into the secret lair that is Monday’s “American Idol” rehearsal. That’s right, just the Top 9, executive producer Ken Warwick, stage manager Debbie Williams, Rickey Minor and the “Idol” band,...