What Happened to Kris Allen???

@LadyMarissa (12161)
United States
November 1, 2009 6:31am CST
I've seen Adam Lambert on several shows lately, but NO mention of Kris Allen. The last I heard, he was going to be putting out an album in August 2009. Here it is November with NO album. Adam is doing the song to the new movie 2012. Randy Jackson & Adam Lambert were on Oprah last week...still NO mention of Kris other than Adam said he didn't mind coming in second as he thought the world of Kris, he's recording music now & that's what he wanted!!! When Kelly Clarkson won, she was on every show coming down the pike for the first couple of months. When Ruben Studdard won, he was on several shows immediately thereafter. David Cooke is still doing the rounds on shows singing his one song. Kris Allen has just disappeared off the face of the earth. He has a website that features ONE new song that isn't very good & being sold on iTunes for $1.29. That's far from a new album. There is NO update as to where he'll be performing. I was an Adam fan ALL the way through their season on American Idol. I said I would support Kris & meant it. However, that one song is NOT worth $1.29 in my eyes. So, has anybody heard anything about Kris Allen since he won American Idol??? What is he up to???
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@carolbee (16241)
• United States
2 Nov 09
Nope, I haven't heard a word about Kris Allen either. Thought he was going to tour at some point. I wanted Adam to win since I thought he was much more talented. He had experience on Broadway and just an excellent performer. Makes me wonder about American Idol. I am a big fan but last season almost seemed "fixed." The fellow with the most talent didn't win. I will watch again this year. It's rather interesting in the very beginning of the season..lol
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@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
2 Nov 09
His website didn't say anything about a tour. I was happy for Kris, but felt Adam was cheated. The word "fixed" came into my mind also. I promised myself if Adam didn't win that I'd NEVER watch Idol again. I plan on keeping that promise. I know Simon doesn't care if I watch or not & I don't care either!!!
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@KrauseHome (35034)
• United States
8 Nov 09
Well, honestly I think last seasons Idol was lacking the luster of many years before it, and I often wonder how many more seasons this show can really last. But we will have to see if anything better can come from this show anymore for sure.
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@carolbee (16241)
• United States
8 Nov 09
I pretty much said the same thing, Lady. I did not and still don't think it was authentic. Maybe that's a better word. Adam was the more talented of the two finalists and I was extremely disappointed. This year might be fun with Ellen as one of the judges. She's so funny that maybe her comedy will bring something new to the show.
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@KrauseHome (35034)
• United States
8 Nov 09
Come to think of it, I have not really heard that much about him as well, and was wondering what is up. I have heard rumors he is more of a Christian type singer so maybe he will go that direction more, and so many will not want his CDs as well. Maybe I guess sometime word will come out on what is going on for him, but it would be interesting to see for sure.
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@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
9 Nov 09
I was wondering if his christian beliefs were holding him back from giving the part of himself that he will need to give to make it to the top. I found it interesting that Walmart announced his new album before his owm website did!!!
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@KrauseHome (35034)
• United States
15 Nov 09
Well, it will be interesting to see what becomes of him. Many of the people who have won Idol have not been able to do much while those who don't win hit it Big. I guess we will have to wait and see what type of Fan base he has for sure.
@AnythngArt (3304)
• United States
27 Dec 09
I finally saw Kris Allen on the David Letterman show, but it was long after Adam Lambert has gotten his 15 minutes of fame. I wasn't really that impressed with his song choice, but I think that when you are the winner, the show really controls your career a lot more. I was not impressed with last season of Idol and hope this year will be better.
• United States
9 Dec 09
I don't know what's happened to Kris either, I know his debut album came out in November but I haven't seen him on any shows. I've seen Adam who I can't really stand, I wanted Kris to win and he did but he was the winner, what happened? I would love to see Kris on more shows and performing on shows like The Today Show, Good Morning America, etc...it's almost as if he fell off the face of the Earth or something.
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@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
9 Dec 09
Since I started this discussion it seems Kris has reappeared. The day after I posted this they announced his album was coming out. He was a presenter on a music awards show & I was embarrassed for him. I can see why he's not on any show right now. He's way too shy to promote himself!!! Simon kept saying over & over that he needed to learn to believe in himself & I think he still does. I became an Adam fan from his initial audition!!! I have NOTHING against Kris other than he has NO personality. He has a lovely voice, but he just doesn't know how to present himself. I've said all along that it takes MORE than a lovely voice to become famous.
@agv0419 (3029)
• Philippines
28 Nov 09
I'm also wondering too what happened to Kris Allen. Adam Lambert making a name and his song is great too. He sang the soundtrack of 2012 and I'm surprised it is a great song. I don't know what is happening to Kris Allen, I'm not fan of him but I want to know what is happening to his career.
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@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
28 Nov 09
He's still around it seems. He put out his new album 1 week before Adam did. I've heard a few say they like his album, but it's not my cup of tea!!! He was recently a presenter on the American Music Awards & he exhibited very little personality. In my opinion, he's his own worse enemy. He has a beautiful voice, but is not willing to do what he needs to in order to get it out there!!! I find Adam exciting. He's an in your face, here I am kind of guy. He seems to be willing to do whatever it takes to get where he wants to be!!! I enjoyed his video for 2012. He has a stage presence that amazes me!!!
@HansonFan (1659)
• United States
11 Nov 09
Really? I hear about him all the time. Then again I was a fan of Kris from about week 5 til the end. His CD is totally amazing and I have been listening to it like crazy (Its on the AOL CD preview and I've found all the songs on Youtube as well). Adams just not my style of music most of the time - but I have heard pieces of his new album. I will be getting some of them because he does have an amazing voice and talent...just not my genre! lol Hope that you all enjoy both CDs!
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@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
12 Nov 09
Guess we just visit different sites. I have NOTHING against Kris as he has a lovely voice. I just never saw the star quality in him as I did Adam. My genre is Blues & Jazz with a touch of Classic Rock so I don't find many up & coming artists who fit my preferences. Adam is not in my preferred genre either. I just saw a quality in him that made me feel he would become a star given the right opportunities. He craved it from deep within his soul. Kris sings well, but I never felt he had the desire nor the devotion that will be needed to hit it big. The day after I posted this discussion, Walmart posted that both Kris & Adam will have their albums out this month. I will probably buy both albums, but will wait & see if either are worth my time.
• United States
5 Nov 09
Kris Allen album will be released November 17th 2009
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@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
9 Nov 09
My Walmart announced that the day after I posted this discussion. Adam's will be out 1 week later. I CAN'T WAIT!!!
@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
1 Nov 09
I was wondering about it too. I've seen the cover of Adam Lambert's album and I thought there was already a Kris Allen album. Kinda shocking that his album is not yet released, if any. Maybe, he has bigger plans or what.. I don't know. I prefer Danny Gokey's voice. He should make an album soon; I'd buy..
@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
1 Nov 09
OMG, I loved Danny too!!!! I always felt it should have been Adam, Danny & then Kris. I'm wondering if his religious beliefs didn't stop him from doing some of the things the devil requires to be a musician??? I've been hoping some smart record exec would offer Danny a recording contract too!!!
• United States
28 Dec 09
Kris was working on his album. I don't know what Adam did with his because the first single (and AMA performance to accompany) was horrible and I had no interest in finding out any more. Kris wrote 9 out of the 12 songs on his album, one of them with Pat Monahan of Train. Live Like We're Dying is a standard first single. It's not the best song on the album (honestly, in my opinion, probably the worst) but musically, especially in terms of vocal quality, it's a thousand times better than For Your Entertainment. Kris has done several performances to promote the album but he's not behaving like a he-diva so he's not getting as much of the limelight. Kris and Allison (and now Adam has been added to the bill ) are performing on Fox's New Year's Eve special. For the record, Allison Iraheta's album came out December 1.
@Jaluke (677)
• United States
23 May 10
I've heard tons about Kris. His single is getting so much more airplay than any of Adam's. His second single I think was released recently. I know he's supposed to be performing it on the finale of Idol. And his album is probably the best Idol winner debut album that there has been. And he's not even my favorite winner.