April 14th, 2009
08:55 PM ET

Top 7: Kris Allen does it 'Once'

Open your eyes Kris!

Kris Allen

"Falling Slowly" from "Once" is a very pretty song, and Kris did it justice, despite those closed eyes. He's all spikey-haired intensity, and I'm glad he opted not to play an instrument.

When you have a great voice, isn't that all you really need?


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  1. Melisa

    Kris is amazing! Falling Slowly was the perfect song for him. The people that didn' t like it, do not know the song, bottom line. It was an amazing rendition!

    April 21, 2009 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  2. someone

    Some of you people are NUTTTTTTS, like i said not in the bottome three as i satated and im here to collect to all you haters who said he would be in the bottom. GO KRIS GO!!!!! TOP 3 NO DOUBT.

    April 16, 2009 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. sarah

    He did such a nice job...every time I watch his performance (which has been several times) I like it even more. He a true musician who can sing, play guitar and play piano. WTG, Kris!

    April 15, 2009 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Ithildin

    First of all, my greatest regret is that I cannot vote! But if I were to be able to, my money would be straight on Kris and Adam. And here's why:

    Kris is amazing. He has had so little screen time, and having to be up against the other guys like Adam and Danny (who got loads of hype, btw) he has DEFINITELY not been given enuff credit for the amazing job he's doing. You can tell from every performance he is giving his absolute ALL. Randy needs to clean his ears because I love the song to death and Kris did it justice. He did it good, and honestly, his and Adam's were the best of the night.

    Adam, well, after Tracks of My Tears he pretty much solidified his winning position. His vocal range is off the charts!

    So vote Kris, and vote Adam, because honestly, Danny is getting boring and Anoop and Matt are slowly losing me. The girls? Out of it. Hated Allisons' version of Aerosmith, thought it was a mess.

    April 15, 2009 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Shirley

    Love Kris. He's the next best one to Adam.

    April 15, 2009 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Gus

    Kris was leagues ahead of the other singers last night, not only in song choice, but in selling the song and honoring the reason it was written. People like Adam only sell themselves; they cast away any meaning to the songs. Kris doesn't wail around saying 'look at me,' he simply sings and says 'listen to the song.' I hope he goes far.

    April 15, 2009 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Chris

    I'm sorry to you people who don't understand Kris. As a HUGE fan of the neo-Singer-Songwriter movement, and as a HUGE Adam Lambert fan, Right now I see Kris and actually Megan Corkery as the two most marketable voices in the Top 10. Kris will have a wonderful career playing phenominal venues and making great albums ala Damien Rice and Ray LaMontagne. Megan needs some seriousl voice lessons to learn to contain that cannon of a voice, but will fit amazingly into the Adele and Colby Calais vein. Adam is a force. I believe he was born about 25 years too late, and needed to front one of the theatrical metal bands of the early 80's, but the guy could bring some of that sound back in the Emo-pop world that I am less familiar with.

    That being said, with no slight to Danny, we have a great season this year!!

    April 15, 2009 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jeremy

    I haven't really focused on Kris throughout the season (weird because he's a fellow Arkansan), but he's definitely growing on me. He first got my attention with his rendition of "Ain't No Sunshine." Last week was okay but didn't fit his style. I've never heard that song before, but the way he sang it was poetic. His transition between falsetto and normal on that high pitch was marvelous. Also, I didn't hear any glaring pitch problems that Randy talked about. Randy's generally respectful and constructive about his critique, but he's not always accurate. Kris did a great job with this song, and I hope he gets to stick around to see what else he does because he's becoming a favorite.

    April 15, 2009 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Helen

    The song was good and he should stay in tonight.

    April 15, 2009 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Natalie

    Not sure what it is, but he just doesn't do it for me. I definitely think he's talented and his style would probably do very well in pop music, but just not my cup-o-tea.

    April 15, 2009 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  11. I hate Kris

    Kris WON'T win this contest.

    He's commercial, sure, but for those of you who are saying he was 'best of the night'.....your criteria for making such a claim is abysmally low.

    He's not even top 3.

    April 15, 2009 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  12. I hate Kris

    Watching Kris is like watching Paint dry or grass grow. Maybe even watching paint drying on grass that is growing.

    This guy is BORING!

    And it looks like he's had a stroke when he sings.

    Please God, let him be booted off this week.

    April 15, 2009 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  13. VBH

    It is amazing that in its 8th season AI is being run like a year-one show. Kris had the most artistic performance of the night, it was relevan (2008 Oscar winner come on). Most of the judges are clueless and the show seems rudderless this year. Tired of watching...

    April 15, 2009 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  14. Jes

    He's awesome, and I hope he wins! He got my vote!!!!!

    April 15, 2009 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  15. Chris

    Must be me, but I honestly couldn't understand half the words he was singing and for a moment I thought he forgot the words! BLAH!

    April 15, 2009 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  16. ML

    I think Chris really chose a song which captured the spirit of the evening. The song Falling Slowly is amazing, I think Glen Hansard and the Frames are a national treasure for Ireland. To say it is "obscure" is silly, Hansard and Marketa Irglova won the Academy Award for Best Original Song with Falling Slowly. GREAT JOB CHRIS – great song – great movie. Check out the song "Revelate."

    April 15, 2009 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  17. Beth

    Love this song, love Kris -
    He rocked –

    April 15, 2009 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  18. jack

    Kris practices the ever popular whiney vocals. He has just an average voice and it gets really whiny in the upper register and pitchy in the lower. He is only in the competition because girls think he is so hot(in valley girl accent).

    April 15, 2009 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  19. Kim

    I like Kris' style. I don't think he'll win but he's talented and entertaining to watch.

    April 15, 2009 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  20. Catherine

    I think Kris Allen was the best of the night!

    April 15, 2009 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  21. linda

    TERRIBLE needs to go home

    April 15, 2009 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  22. D

    Best song choice of the night by far! It was not a well known song but it was melodic and Kris's performance sounded fresh and radio ready. A thousand times better than last week!! Other contestents take note about song choice (too late for Lil!) Kris has a beautiful voice and could easily transition to pop radio!

    April 15, 2009 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  23. George

    By far the best performance of the night. I think Randy will watch it again today and realize he was very wrong. Kris's version was honest, real and pitch perfect. Very gutsy move and it paid off. I'd love to hear what Paula and Simon thought!

    I

    April 15, 2009 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  24. klinkdog

    top three no doubt.

    April 15, 2009 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  25. Lucy

    It was a fabulous performance and Randy needs to clean out his ears – What the heck!!!

    There was zero back story early in the competition - he has literally earned his spot each week.

    Dial Idol shows Kris is in the bottom - Will be interesting to see what the judges do if he must sing for his life. He definitely should not get the boot.
    I really wished he had sang "Over the Rainbow" - his version of that on youtube is amazing.

    April 15, 2009 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  26. Chickenhawk

    Great performance Kris. One of my favorite songs (and not obscure if you follow music), and you sang it beautifully. I'm a big Adam fan, but you turned my head Kris. Folk music is predicted to make a comeback, and you could lead the way. Good luck tonight!

    April 15, 2009 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  27. CP

    All I can say is "AMAZING"!!!!! I love this song and he sang it wonderfully. It reminded me of how much I love the movie "Once". I recommend it as a must see movie. Kris, you have slowly become one of my favorites. I think you might get second place. Good luck to you, you to deserve it.

    April 15, 2009 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  28. Dawn

    Love Kris didn't love the performance. While Adam is without question the most talented and it is true that he won't fit for everyone he is no.1 and Kris may be more "universal" but he is no.2. They both are American Idols in my book though.

    April 15, 2009 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  29. Steve McGaw

    As is so often the case, a forum such as this offers much more of a portrait of the people commenting than it sheds light on the subject. As far as that goes, I thought Kris did a fine job with a beautiful, Oscar-winning song. But what's most appalling to me is the insistence on many person's part that what is important about the song choice is that it be a tune they know. Why? Is their world so limited, their fear so great that they can't even hear 2 minutes of a song that's unfamiliar to them? Kris did a smart thing and a brave, unusual one, for 'Idol" contestants, and that's go off the beaten path. (somewhat) Does the world really need another rendition of a song we've heard a million times before? I guess shallow, fearful people are so comforted by the familiar that they have no openness to anything new. Pitiful...

    April 15, 2009 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  30. RKH

    Chris was best of the night. I, too, think Randy got it wrong. I'm an Adam fan but honest Chris is a singer – Adam is an entertainer.

    April 15, 2009 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  31. Lee

    Wow! I don't think I took a breath through the entire song! Amazing! Kris is such an open performer – his emotion, thoughts, etc. all come through to connect with the audience. Absolutely Adam is wonderful as well; however, Kris and Adam are very different types of performers. I think to be an Idol, you have to appeal to the majority of listeners. Kris does that in a way that Adam, who is great in his own right, does not. Go Kris! Top and final 3 should be Kris, Adam, and Allison.

    April 15, 2009 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  32. Ed

    The song didn't showcase him very well. I've really liked him the last couple weeks, but this one was just ok. I was disappointed.

    April 15, 2009 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  33. liz

    i truly loved your interpretation of 'falling slowly'. you brought a great deal of your own personal touch to a very lovely, moving tender song.
    thank you –

    April 15, 2009 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  34. Susan

    Kris was great, loved the song and loved the way he did it. He has been pretty consistant all through this and he deserves some credit.
    WAY TO GO KRIS!

    April 15, 2009 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  35. Jim

    Horrible performance, he's usually pretty good. Next time pick a song anyone has ever heard before.

    April 15, 2009 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  36. Barbara

    I can't people really enjoyed the performance by Kris. It was so boring. He needs to go home.

    April 15, 2009 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  37. Michael R.

    I think Kris definitely has the best voice. Adam has the most talent, although he isn't one of my favorites, but both Adam and Kris, should most definitely make it to the Top 3.

    I love the song that Kris chose to sing. I thought it was a little odd for him to be singing it, but he did a VERY good job on it.

    April 15, 2009 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  38. Anna Maria

    I did not know the song but loved his performance nonetheless! And Kara's comments were right on, Randy got it wrong. No way will Kris be in the bottom 3 tonight. Bottom 3: Lil Round, Alison Iraheta and Matt Giraud.

    April 15, 2009 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  39. Wendy

    Weird song for me. I really thought it wasn't good at all. Not his best in any way!

    April 15, 2009 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  40. Ro

    Kris was horrible. He will be in the bottom 3 tonight. Watch!!!

    April 15, 2009 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  41. Garry-Arkansas

    I thought he did great last night and was thrilled with his performance. Good Job Chris!!

    April 15, 2009 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  42. someone

    your nuts lady, that was a gret performance, GOOD JOB KRIS, I will put money on it that KRIS will not even be in the bottom 3 tonight. and i will be back to collect.

    April 15, 2009 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  43. Ohio

    "This guy will be much more commercially successful than Adam. No one wants to listen to Adam scream on their car radio."

    ***********
    Beg to differ with ya – I'm a 48 year old married mother of 2 teens and I just dowloaded "Mad World" by Adam on my phone. I have NEVER downloaded a song from American Idol. Secondly, most people want Adam to start recording NOW. Every week we can't wait to see what he sings. I'm a very busy working mom, and the fact that I look forward to hearing Adam sing is amazing in and of itself.

    April 15, 2009 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  44. Ohio

    I like Kris but I couldn't even identify that song, let alone enjoy it. My husband and I sat there looking dumbfounded as to what the heck he sang. I thought it stunk. Not saying that Kris stinks, but I thought he was the worst guy of the night. He and Lil Rounds (as much as I hate to say that) are next to go.

    April 15, 2009 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  45. chris

    This was my favorite performance. The only thing I didn't like about it was that it was so short! I wanted to hear more of the great song and great voice!

    April 15, 2009 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  46. Brannon

    I've never voted on Idol before because it all seems very Karoake to me but my wife does. However, I have been sucked into it this season but still never voted. I thought this was the best performance of the season. I just voted for the first time and probably the last. It does seem that most people either expect Celine Dion or a Broadway act on the show. Having a great voice and no showmanship can be really boring. On the other hand over doing it makes you KISS and they aren't known for being great musicians. I am not really a fan of Adam's but he has done a great job on the weeks when it keeps it simple and doesn't scream (oversing). I find the yelling that don't fit into the song anoying. I guess I want to hear someone who will make me want to buy a record or a concert ticket and this came the closest all season. Good job Kris.

    April 15, 2009 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  47. Rai

    What Randy heard as "pitchy" and out of tune I heard angst and emotion!!! This kid rocked the house last night!!!! Never heard this song before – but he pulled me in hook line and sinker! He took what I think was an awesome song and nailed it to the wall !!!!! Great emotion and vocals!!! cant say enough about it this kicd rocked it!!!!

    April 15, 2009 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  48. YEC

    Kris was really good. I think he's safe. Even if he's in the bottom 3, he won't go home.

    April 15, 2009 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  49. carroll

    WONDERFUL KRIS, what you see is what you get with kris, and that's a clean cut, christian guy that sings his heart out.
    hats off to you kris.

    April 15, 2009 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
  50. Chuck

    Excellent song choice! He really did it justice!

    April 15, 2009 at 7:17 am | Report abuse |
  51. GA-Peachgirl

    I wasnt so happy with the song, but I think Kris is a great singer and definitely Top 3 (with Adam and Allison)!
    As for the guy complaining about commercials, get TiVo!

    April 15, 2009 at 4:42 am | Report abuse |
  52. Marc

    Kris you nailed it. The sang beautifully done. Kris added raw emotion to that song. Great job.
    The best that evening.
    Kris, dude you are the man.

    April 15, 2009 at 4:36 am | Report abuse |
  53. Travis

    I don't know what was in Randy's ears DAWG but he needs to get them cleaned because I obviously heard something entirely different than he did tonight.

    He was my favorite of the night honestly.

    April 15, 2009 at 3:29 am | Report abuse |
  54. Surfgirl

    One of the best tonight, Kris!!!

    April 15, 2009 at 1:51 am | Report abuse |
  55. Zack

    Best performance of the night.

    What is AI thinking, to have only 2 judges voice their opinion? Epic FAIL.

    April 15, 2009 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
  56. Sherri

    I haven't seen the show yet. I had to DVR it. But I'm sure that Kris will be at the top of my list as a favorite. Even if he doesn't win, he's going to go far.

    April 15, 2009 at 1:15 am | Report abuse |
  57. kristal

    Best of the night. Didn't recognize the song....at first. Didn't matter. I got goose bumps and was tearing up at the emotion of the song.

    April 15, 2009 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
  58. JC

    This song choice was perfect. Daring, beautiful and original. Kris is a star.

    April 15, 2009 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
  59. Joan

    Kris did a great job! He's coming on strong as the competition progresses.

    April 15, 2009 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
  60. mara

    Kris we love you. You have a lot of loyal fans who really enjoyed you choice tonight. It is so much better than the screaming from another contestant. I can hardly wait to buy your CD. Stay darling just the way you are.

    April 15, 2009 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  61. Judy

    Great movie. Great song. Great rendition. Period.

    April 14, 2009 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Elizabeth

    Kris was the best of the night by an Irish country mile.... and Adam second. I can't believe I'm saying this because I'm a huge Adam fan. "Falling Slowly" was a brilliant song choice for Kris, and he did it proud. Randy is a moron.

    April 14, 2009 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  63. cait

    I guess what Kara meant by obscure was that it's not a song that was played on the radio.

    However, even if tonight was the first time you've heard "Falling Slowly", there's no way that anyone can deny just how gut wrenchingly beautiful that song is. Kris made a very smart choice. He dared to pick an "obscure" song and sang the heck out of it without going over the top. I loved what Quentin Tarantino said about Kris' song choice. (I wish I could remember it word for word) He hit the nail right on the head. Kris' song choice really was HIS choice. It showed us that he is in touch with what's current and isn't afraid to showcase what for others might be new. I may be a little biased because I really, really...I mean REALLY love this song but the thing is, I wouldn't have been this happy about it if the performance sucked. Quite frankly, I was afraid when I found out he was gonna sing this song. I just didn't want the song ruined for me and I didn't want Kris to be the cause of that. I should've known better though that with a voice like his, he can never do wrong.

    April 14, 2009 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Darcie

    Bottom 3 for sure. Never heard of the movie or the song ... but that's not why I think he's bottom 3. I think he's in the bottom 'cause he mumbled his way through it, was soooo pitchy in parts, and kept his eyes closed for most of it. Not appealing at all. He'll be safe 'cause he wasn't THE worst, but this was I think HIS worst performance so far.

    April 14, 2009 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  65. gk

    no great vocal range or power, nor sweet tone. out of tune first half.
    But emotionally connected performance.
    not good enough.

    April 14, 2009 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Jeff

    This was my favorite performance of the night. I don't understand what Randy is talking about.

    April 14, 2009 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Pat

    Kris did well tonight, he has a very pleasant voice and is very much so on pitch. I don't think he'll win this but he could definitely have a future in music if he sticks to his guitar and maybe starts writing some of his own stuff. GJ Kris!

    April 14, 2009 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Sheri

    Best of the night! What an awesome voice!

    April 14, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Dignan

    Best of the night by a mile. I love that he's so understated, just does his thing rather than being so in your face like Lambert.

    April 14, 2009 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Ani

    Apparently, unless your screaming, some people can't hear you! That's why they make hearing aides! Kris' song choice was the best of the night! Loved every minute of it.!

    April 14, 2009 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Trish

    This guy has an amazing voice and a to-die-for falsetto. He just needs to pick the right songs! But he can easily become a recording artist. He reminds me a bit of Ryan Gosling!

    April 14, 2009 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Katie

    First off, I LOVE this song. Kris, thank you for not choosing something obvious, picking something beautiful, well deserving (Oscar winner, 07), and indie. As for the performance, it made me shiver it was so clear and lovely. Kris, thank you for never disappointing.

    April 14, 2009 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Susan - Canada

    I like Chris....he's modest and not showy. He never "talks back to the judges" and seems like a genuine nice guy and a gentleman. From the beginning, I thought he had a great voice. He also doesn't hold up his fingers....begging for callers to call his number. That bugs me....if I could vote, which I can't because I'm a Canadian....I would not vote for a contestant that begged for votes....great voice or not!

    April 14, 2009 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Michael

    I thought he did an awesome job! It was his best performance yet, in my opinion. It seems the trend here is that if you know the song, you think it sang wonderfully. If you didn't know the song, you found it boring or whatever.

    April 14, 2009 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  75. jas

    I thought he was the best of the night.

    April 14, 2009 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  76. mb

    kris ftw – this is the first performance all season that will get me to the tour. way to go, i think the song writers glen and marketa would be proud!

    April 14, 2009 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  77. B

    I actually thought this was one of the night's best performances. It was pure and was something different.

    April 14, 2009 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  78. alex

    thought that Kris was tops tonight! "Once" is a beautiful indie film. quentin was right on for giving kris props for his thoughtful choice.

    April 14, 2009 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Kenny

    Horrible. He will be watching on TV for the next few weeks.

    April 14, 2009 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  80. lynn

    Memo to Kara (judge): Falling Slowly is NOT an "obscure" song. It won the Academy Award for Best Song in 2008! I agree with Katie.

    April 14, 2009 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Allison

    At least one contestant picked an "original" song and not one that's been done a thousand times before. Kudos to you Kris, I thought it was great.
    (I also liked Adam.)

    April 14, 2009 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Caroline

    I agree-–it was unfair to the contestants to only have 2 judges.

    April 14, 2009 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  83. kk

    WTG Kris. His & Allison were the only performances that I liked tonight. Kris did an awesome job, was glad to see him w/out an instrument tonight. I love the fact that he can play guitar & piano, but occasionally perform w/out it. Let us see your true talent.

    Adam is overly hyped...Heck I can get up there & scream like he does. His music will not sell too multiple genres, therefore that does not make a good candidate for AI.

    In my opinion the winner should be able to cross over too multiple genres w/out a problem at all (i.e. Carrie Underwood & Kelly Clarkson)

    April 14, 2009 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Caroline

    Those vocals were awesome. Kris has a beautiful voice. I LOVED IT!

    April 14, 2009 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Renuka

    This was really bad .. poor song choice and you could barely hear the lyrics or understand his rendition. I sure hope he is in the bottom 3 or something is seriouly wrong here. Kara is just nuts and should not be a judge. Randy was spot on! Kris needs to go – he is nothing but cute boyish looks and can't sing. He really would not sell very many records – he has no range.

    April 14, 2009 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  86. dave

    Wonderful, understated performance.

    Too bad the producers and judges of the show can't get their act together and give the contestants the performance time and follow-up critique time they deserve. I think FOX could easily cut a few commercial promos for their own shows to allow more time instead of rushing the end.

    Thank goodness Kara was able to get a few positive words about Kris' performance in after Randy's negative comments. I think a lot of votes are cast listening to what the judges say, and by having only two of the four judges make comments was a big slight to the contestants.

    FOX and Idol producers...in my book, you're in the bottom three and the contestants should all be safe!!!!!

    April 14, 2009 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Gkygrl

    Such a cutie ... don't know the song, but very touching.

    April 14, 2009 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Chuck

    They said tonight that only 2 judges could provide comment because they ran over time last week. Well guess what.....they ran over again this week with only 2 judges providing comment. The problem is NOT the judges it's the DAM COMMERCIALS!!!!!!!! In past years they always had 2 singers before they had a commercial. This year they have as much commercial time as they have program time because they have a commercial after "EVERY SINGER"!!! This is getting rediculous and I am getting tired of watching nothing but commercials!!!!

    April 14, 2009 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Scott

    This guy will be much more commercially successful than Adam. No one wants to listen to Adam scream on their car radio.

    April 14, 2009 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  90. susanith

    I thought Kris did a great job. Beautiful.

    April 14, 2009 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  91. karuna

    ugh! no way!

    April 14, 2009 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  92. sherry slam

    AGREED. He was my fave tonight.

    April 14, 2009 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Kait

    Best of the night!

    April 14, 2009 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Anderson

    The song "Once" won the 2008 Academy Award for best song, it is an amazing song from a great indie film. To say it is not well known or an odd choice I think is an injustice to the song itself.

    Kris was my favorite tonight!

    April 14, 2009 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Allie B

    Comment to Brett – I'm with you on the best of the night and for the reason that you state.That said, I'm a big fan of Adam's and what he brings to this competition.

    April 14, 2009 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Katie

    Wow.... kudos to Kris for picking a great and modern song. Good to know that at least one of these contestants acknowledges that there has been fantastic movie music in the last decade!

    April 14, 2009 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  97. RJ

    My mouth dropped after the first little part of the song on how AMAZING it is. I've heard the original and I've heard his. My wife and I are speechless about how great it is. I have nothing to say other than he should be 1st now. Nobody else can match this performance. Just AMAZING!

    April 14, 2009 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  98. TSRVT

    Very well done. After Adam, the next best of the night. Randy is completely clueless.

    April 14, 2009 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Brett

    Best of the night. An understated and controlled performance is much more difficult, impressive when done correctly, and artistic than a flashy over-done and melodramatic show of which we've seen a lot this season.

    April 14, 2009 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Allie B

    I think Kris has a great voice. I'm a big fan of the film and the song and I thought Kris did a wonderful job with it.I liked that he focused on the vocals and really sang from the heart. Randy is an a$$ – I'm glad that Kara gave Kris the props he deserved. Excellent performance.

    April 14, 2009 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Tina

    I didn't get it.

    April 14, 2009 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Bob S

    I have heard this song before. I really liked Kris' performance. He will definitely be the runner-up.

    April 14, 2009 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Eilleen

    I love this kid...I can hear him on the radio easy. But sorry – bottom 3 this week. 🙁

    April 14, 2009 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Adrianne

    Thought the song choice was really odd but it some how worked for him in a strange way. I am left wondering...WHAT?????

    April 14, 2009 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |

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