Tuesday, May 19, 2009

vote for kris on idol tonight!

as promised to my friend tony v., who thinks that kris allen shows more promise to attain superstardom than the more fabulous (that is how my twitter friend @gaymendoza describes the talented performer! although, i must say i totally agree!) adam lambert, i am starting a campaign to get you to cast your vote for kris allen tonight on idol.

for more kris allen info let's all refer to the modern-day encyclopedia called wikipedia... lol, am trying hard to be funny... but you are laughing! lol...

Kris Allen

Kristopher Neil Allen (born June 21, 1985), known as Kris Allen, is an American singer-songwriter from Conway, Arkansas who is currently a finalist on the eighth season of reality television series American Idol. Prior to Idol he released an album entitled Brand New Shoes.

Early life and education

Kris Allen was born in Jacksonville, Arkansas to Kimberly (née Wood) and Neil Allen. He has one younger brother named Daniel who is a student and cheerleading coach at the University of Central Arkansas. Allen attended Murrell Taylor Elementary School, Fuller Middle School and Mills University Studies High School, where he was active in the school's orchestra as a viola player and later went on to win a spot in his state's all-state orchestra.

Along with the viola, Allen taught himself how to play the guitar at age 13, and is also proficient with the piano and the ukulele. In 2007, he self-produced an album entitled Brand New Shoes with college friends and bandmates Michael Holmes (drums) and Chase Erwin (bass).

American Idol

Allen auditioned for the eighth season of American Idol in Louisville, Kentucky with his brother Daniel, who didn't make it to Hollywood.He performed "I Want You Back," by The Jackson 5, during Hollywood week as part of a group named White Chocolate, which included fellow finalist and semi-finals roommate Matt Giraud. At the Idol Mansion, Allen was roommates with contestant Adam Lambert. According to the Us Weekly article about the Top 13, Allen stated, in regard to Lambert being a good fit, "We're both neat."

Allen was voted into the finals along with Lambert and Allison Iraheta on February 26, 2009. He has received many compliments throughout the competition for his folk-inspired interpretations of modern pop songs, and has played several instruments during his performances, including the acoustic guitar, the electric guitar, the keyboard, and the piano. Randy Jackson has compared him to Jason Mraz.

Season 7 American Idol winner David Cook stated that Allen and Lambert are his favorites of Season 8. Country music singer and actress Reba McEntire has echoed the same opinions, also adding Iraheta to her list of favorites.

After being voted into the Top 3 Finalists, Kris Allen returned home to Arkansas (see picture) and his hometown to film the material for the next 2 American Idol episodes. Allen was greeted by a crowd estimated to be greater than 20,000. Allen performed concerts in Little Rock and Conway, playing many of his popular songs during the competition, including "Man in the Mirror", "Ain't No Sunshine", "Falling Slowly", and "She Works Hard for the Money" at his venues; as well as "Come Together" at the local Fox News studio. He performed all of these songs with his guitar.


don't wait for ryan's cue. when it hits 8:59pm, pick up your phone and start thumbing the numbers away - lol...

let's all make tony v. happy, shall we?

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