Kris Allen (II)

Kris Allen (II)


Jacksonville, Arkansas

Birth Name

Kristopher Neil Allen


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Allen is a worship leader for New Life Church in Arkansas at both the Conway and Greater Little Rock campuses, and on campus at University of Central Arkansas with Chi Alpha Campus Ministries. As a worship leader, he was able to travel on mission trips around the world,…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • On May 20, 2009 Kris Allen became the winner of American Idol Season 8.

    • Kris thinks the scariest part of American Idol is knowing whether or not you're going home.

    • Kris doesn't want to redo any moments in his life because he believes you learn from your mistakes.

    • Kris would love to sing "Make You Feel My Love" by Bob Dylan on American Idol.

    • Kris' favorite American Idol judge is Paula Abdul because he says she seems nice.

    • Kris doesn't like to sing in front of really small groups.

    • If Kris could change one thing about himself, he would want chest hair.

    • Kris' musical influences are Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and Garth Brooks.

    • If Kris had 24 hours to do anything he wanted he would hike up a really tall mountain and look out over the ocean.

    • If Kris could meet anyone in the world, he wants to meet Will Smith the most.

    • Kris' favorite American Idol winner is Kelly Clarkson.

    • The first concert Kris attended was a Reba McEntire concert.

    • When Kris was younger he wanted to be a taxi driver.

    • Kris' parents' names are Kim and Neil.

    • Kris tried out for American Idol because his brother was trying out too and wanted Kris to come with him.

    • Kris has one less rib from getting surgery.

    • To relax Kris enjoys reading.

    • If Paul McCartney were a celebrity judge on American Idol Kris would freak out. Also, if Kris could perform with any person or group it would be Paul McCartney.

    • Kris thinks a rock week on American Idol would be the most challenging for him.

    • If Kris had to pick a stage name it would be K-Sizzle.

    • Kris auditioned for American Idol Season 8 in Louisville, Kentucky. He sang "A Song For You" by Leon Russell, and his audition number was 25439.

    • Song List:

      "Man in the Mirror" by Michael Jackson on February 25, 2009.

      "Remember The Time" by Michael Jackson on March 10, 2009.

      "To Make You Feel My Love" by Garth Brooks on March 17, 2009.

      "How Sweet It Is" by Marvin Gaye on March 25, 2009.

      "Ain't No Sunshine" by Bill Withers on March 31, 2009.

      "All She Wants to Do Is Dance" by Don Henley on April 7, 2009.

      "Falling Slowly" by Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova on April 14, 2009.

      "She Works Hard For The Money" by Donna Summer on April 21, 2009.

      "The Way You Look Tonight" written by Jerome Kern on April 28, 2009.

      "Come Together" by The Beatles and "Renegade" by Styx (duet with Danny Gokey) on May 5, 2009.

      "Apologize" by OneRepublic and "Heartless" by Kanye West on May 12, 2009.

      "Ain't No Sunshine" by Bill Withers, "What's Going On?" by Marvin Gaye, and "No Boundaries" written by Kara DioGuardi on May 19, 2009.

    • Kris has been singing since he was around 7 or 8 and playing guitar since he was 13.

    • Kris thinks his friends would be surprised that he owns a Kris Kross album. Also, Kris Kross' "Makes Me Wanna Jump" would be Kris' theme song to opening up on stage because they spell their names the same.

    • Before Kris performs he prays and stretches.

    • Kris' proudest moment was when he married his wife, and his most embarrassing moment was when he walked down the street with toilet paper hanging out of his pants.

    • If Kris couldn't sing, he'd like to be more athletic.

  • Quotes

  • Kris Allen was the "Dark Horse" in season 8 of American Idol and surprised the world when he came out on top.

    I love Kris Allen! I am so happy he won American Idol. Don't get me wrong, I thought Adam Lambert was extremely talented as well, but Kris completely won me over. Kris had to work really hard to win American over. Going into the top 36 he had hardly had any airtime what-so-ever. I remember being so mad when he first made it into the top 13! I was like who is this guy, he shouldn't be here. But now I am so happy America gave him a chance. Week after week he improved and really won me over. The first performance of his that I really remembering being like 'wow' was when he did "Ain't No Sunshine." I remember sitting their amazed at what I had just seen. After that, he had my vote week after week. With performances like "Falling Slowly" and "Heartless" Kris eventually won over the hearts of America. Some still will say he wasn't the deserving winner of American Idol, but I truly believe he deserved it just as much as Adam. I think that Kris will go on to sell millions of albums and people will start giving him the credit he deserves! Go Kris!moreless
  • Put all of the American Idol hype and the whole Kris vs. Adam debate aside and what do you have? Two very talented artists. One being Kris Allen.

    Kris Allen is what American Idol is about. A diamond in the rough. Someone with raw talent who got better and better as the show progressed. Not only is Kris an extremely talented singer and musician but he is also an all-around nice guy and good person. It is unfortunate that Adam fans hate on Kris because he won when in actuality both men are extremely talented and have bright futures ahead of them. I for one cannot wait for Kris' album to be released because if its anything like one of his Idol performances I know it will be phenomenal.moreless