April 21st, 2009
08:22 PM ET

Top 7 Part Two: Kris Allen works it out!!!

Oh snap!!!!

Kris Allen

Kris was one that I really, really worried about and he completely blew me away with his version of Donna Summer's "She Works Hard for the Money."

I absolutely NEVER would have imagined that it would have been that good. It was HOTNESS.

What in the world was Paula rambling about him "shopping in the woman's department?" I guess she was shooting for an analogy about his singing a song by a female artist but that was just silly.

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  1. Diana Bing

    somone out there has got to be GREAT singer. Not the boring ones on the last few years of American Idol.

    April 22, 2009 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Deb

    Chris, you were excelllent with your version of Workin' Hard for the Money! Thanks for sticking up for women of the world! You have a great heart! I love new and very uniquie versions of old songs from long ago genres. SOLD!

    April 22, 2009 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Barbara

    Kris is a snooze fest....sexy?? He's this tiny, skinny guy whose lips disappear when he sings.

    April 22, 2009 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Barbara

    Paula is just stupid. She needs to just critique and leave it at that, stop trying to be amusing and STOP TALKING THROUGH SIMON'S TURN you old has-been!!!

    Kris ROCKED the house last night. That was an amazing song and I already have it downloaded!!

    I hope he gets in the finals along with Adam!!!

    April 22, 2009 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Robyn

    I like Kris but his facial expressions that he makes while he sings are painful to watch.........it's so strange and takes away from his performance (in my eyes). If I had to just listen to him on the radio I wouldn't be interested for more than a few minutes. I think he's pretty boring overall BUT he has had some pretty decent performances, not very consistant though. There is NO WAY Kris will make it to the finale. It will be Adam and Danny at the end.

    April 22, 2009 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Yvonne

    I liked Kris the best last night. I hope he makes it to the final 3. I look forward to seeing what type of performance he'll have from week to week. He looks like a grown up David Archuletta.

    In the beginning, I liked Danny the best. In my opinion he's the best looking of the contestants and the best singer of the contestants. However, I don't think he has the "wow" factor like Adam does. I wish Danny would take more risks.

    April 22, 2009 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Tracy

    None of these people will sell records just call it a popularity contest. The only idol ever to really sell pop records was Kelly Clarkson because she had the benefit of being first. Adam will not sell records . There is no market for him . Look at the top of the pop charts lately ?

    April 22, 2009 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Vivian, from Singapore

    You know what after one year, when both David of last season released their album, the songs that I missed the most is actuall from Jason Castro, like his version of somewhere over the rainbow, instead of Davids.... I searched the whole web for him... but sad there's not much...

    If Chris is not the American Idol, I think I will do the same. Search everywhere to find his songs... I tried to download all his performances thru iPOD, but so sad iTune does not allow people in Singapore to download, I even tried to change my country as USA in iTune... but my credit card got in Singapore does not work...

    Adam is great in live performance. but Chris definitely touched my heart more with his origionalities

    April 22, 2009 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  9. KD in Houston

    I vote for Kris before I even get home to watch the DVRed version of the show. Why? Because [withthe exception of All She Wants to do is Dace] his performances have been consistently great, and original (not to mention how much of a hottie that married man is). I actually listen to his Ain't no Sunshine, Man in the Mirror, and (my fav) To Make You Feel My Love everyday on the way to work.

    I predict Kris and Adam in the finals. I am growing tired of Danny (sounds the same week in and week out). Love Matt but I think he's just as scattered as Lil. Anoop.. well he's nice but he really only thrives in ballads. Allison reminds me of a young Christina Aguleria(sp?0) but more rocker.

    Kris Allen is my American Idol.

    April 22, 2009 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  10. Carol

    David Cook is becoming more and more awesome, BTW. I have seen him live and he ROCKS!

    April 22, 2009 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  11. LJ

    He was great (and I'm an Allison fan all the way)...

    April 22, 2009 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  12. Diana

    LCT is right on!!!
    1. I tire of Adam, even though he is very talented – I don't "feel" his music.
    2. Danny is good too, but I wouldn't listen to an entire album. Same ole – Same ole.
    3. Kris is really quite good, but he is minus a great stage presence.
    4. Allison has a raw talent, but is very one dimensional.
    5. Matt is a doll and hopefully will do well, but he needs more coaching.
    6. Anoop has a very good voice, but he's not even close to being an idol.
    7. Poor Lil has had a rough time. She's quite good, but doesn't even get how freaking lucky she is to have this opportunity. Sorry but she needs to go.

    Randy said the most talented final contestants??? WHAT??? None of these kids really lights my fire. Last year, we had David Cook!!!
    Ya! Now there's talent – Love his new album and did you hear him sing Billie Jean???

    Adam and Kris stay humble in light of the fame thrust upon them. I would think that's important as they are still in the learning stage of the business. Therefore, I hope the final two comes down to them ( as much as I like Danny – he's becoming predictable).

    Not one of the kids seem to be the whole package this year... 🙁

    April 22, 2009 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  13. Allen

    Kris... each week keeps getting better and better... maybe passing up Danny!!! Sorry Danny I like you too but Kris is bringing it on!!!

    April 22, 2009 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  14. someone

    I think allot of people will be shocked in the end I really think Kris and Adam will be the final two, although Adam will win I still think Kris will be far more successful in his career, I live in the same town as Kris and all of us back home are very PROUD of him, some of you say “we already have a Jason Maraze, DMB, John Mayer”, Kris is Kris I have known him for SEVERAL years now and he has been singing his whole life, I could say the same about Adam, “we already have a Aero Smith, Kiss, etc. They all have there own style and Kris just happens to be soulful and easy going. You will be surprised in the end.

    Also this dial idol thing don’t mean CRAP he has been in the bottom the past two weeks and has been on top every week, people text in votes more that’s why he’s always last… GO KRIS, Conway has your back!!!

    April 22, 2009 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  15. Diana


    I love the song last night and what you did with it was great!!

    Best of Luck I know you will be in the top 3

    April 22, 2009 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  16. Rocco Starr

    Great Performance.
    I second 007's and others comments about Kris's song choice not being a disco song. While disco did run into the early 80's. Donna Summer's "She Works Hard for the Money" came off her 2nd release in the 80's...released in 1983. Not Disco. As a matter of fact, that release was Summer's departure from the disco sound.
    While there is no denying Kris's talent and fully supporting him making it to the end, I wish he had really dug into the disco era. I know he would have made a bigger impression.

    April 22, 2009 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  17. Deborah

    What it all comes down to, is who will sell albums? That's all it is. Adam, though talented, lacks depth but will sell albums to the coveted 18-35 age group. Kris has a future on AAA radio which is great but not a 19 Entertainment cash cow. I am rooting for Kris but I know who will be crowned King at the end of the season – Mr. Elvis Travolta.

    April 22, 2009 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  18. e stearns

    Kris was great last night as he is every week. I hope he stays in the competition until the end. His voice is consistent and strong and he is original. I am Kris fan all the way. I think it will be Adam and Kris in the end.

    April 22, 2009 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  19. David

    OK. I'm a 48 year old male and have loved music all my life, an audiophile, etc. Kris gave us the best "performance" of the night, then Allison, then Adam, then Danny. The others don't count now.
    BUT, Adam will no doubt win this unless something drastic happens. He can rock the house down with his amazing range and stage prescence, something the others lack...looking like thats where they belong and have been all thier life.

    April 22, 2009 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  20. Judette

    I agree with most of the comments here about She works hard for the money is not a DISCO song. Kris totally cheated...with that said, his performance was actually very good. I'm not a fan of Kris, there's only one Jason Mratz or John Meyer. But I have to give credit where credit is due with what he did with that song.
    Good job Kris.

    April 22, 2009 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  21. LoveAdamBut...

    I was very impressed with Kris Allen's performance last night...reminded me of Kenny Loggins! Will buy his CD whenever it's available!

    April 22, 2009 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  22. Joy

    Wow! Ok, top three...Kris, Adam & Allison. Kris did a great job last night.

    April 22, 2009 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  23. Liz

    WOW!! Kris was, in my opinion, by far THE BEST performer last night! He is talented, ORIGINAL and hunky to boot! I have found my choice for the contest winner! GO KRIS!!!

    April 22, 2009 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  24. Tracy

    She works hard for the money is so not a Disco song. I mean She works hard for the money was a few years after Disco ended. Everything ever recorded by donna Summer is not Sdisco . This was a huge cheat .

    April 22, 2009 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  25. liz

    absolutely breath taking mesmerizing twist. i want to hear him sing over and over and over again. . . . .

    April 22, 2009 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  26. Ro

    I don't understand why Kris is still here. I liked his arrangement last night, however with the way he holds his mouth and sings, it just does not sound right. Just like Danny, his vocals are not impressive at all. If anything that little 12 year old boy from Wales that was on Britan's Got Talent has a better chance of making it then Kris. I know that is 2 different shows in 2 different countries, however I don't see Kris being a AI winner either.

    April 22, 2009 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  27. Stacie

    Awesome performance! I was not looking forward to this week at all so I was completely surprised and pleased with this performance! Great job Kris!!

    April 22, 2009 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  28. rhonda hamm

    i think kris is better than anyone on the show. he knows his music and has one of the most unique voices i have ever heard. he blew me away last night. the difference between kris and adam is kris is a kid from a small town who has never had this kind of exposure in his life and adam is a professional who has been performing most of his life. kris is awesome and i will be voting for him till he wins

    go kris

    April 22, 2009 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  29. Mike

    Kris sucks. If he wasn't cute, he would not have even made the top 10. When he sings, his face looks like he is forcing the notes and words. A sign that he is not a naturally talented singer. Good thing for him that a lot of teeny-bop girls watch the show and are carrying him.

    April 22, 2009 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  30. Nancy

    Totally Kris. Adam is way talented too, but give me Kris' understated brilliance rather than Adam trying SOOOO hard.

    April 22, 2009 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  31. Dan

    I am not a big Kris fan, but he was by far the best last night.

    April 22, 2009 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  32. D

    Kris rocked tonight. Loved the Santana-esque vibe to the song. He made it his own without compromising who is or what made the original song great. I feel that Kris is the most current and could have a great John Mayer type of career!!

    April 22, 2009 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  33. Garry-Arkansas

    Thought he did great! Not because we both are from Arkansas but the song was really right up there!! You go Kris!!

    April 22, 2009 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  34. Jennifer

    LOVED the performance by Kris...I was PVRing the show because I was putting my youngest to bed and when I heard the show (as I was reading a book to the little guy) I thought it was a Doobie brothers cover. Imagine my surprise when I rewound and saw Kris's "blow everyone away" performance of a Donna Summer song! It would be great to see Adam and Kris in the finals...I like Danny but Kris and Adam always surprise me (in a good way) and that is what I like to see in the American Idols.

    April 22, 2009 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  35. YEC

    JD compared Kris to Kenny Loggins, and I have to agree. Absolutely spot on camparison–that is, the Kenny Loggins post-Messina pre-Danger Zone. Sometimes, when you strip down a song like that, the real meaning of the lyrics is all you have to get the point across, and I think I understood that song for the first time. I know sooooo many women who are doing the best the can, and it still ain't enough, and they get treated like crap at work, and treated like crap at home. It actually brought me to tears. Thanks, Kris.

    April 22, 2009 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  36. Diggity Dave

    Best performance of the night by far. This kid is the second coming of Jack Johnson. Unlike Adam, he can take a song, make it original, and more importantly, something that people could stomach listening to on the radio.

    While I don't think he'll win the competition due to people falling over themselves with undeserved praise for Adam and Gokey, he will absolutely be a huge success.

    April 22, 2009 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  37. David

    Jadad, you couldn't be more wrong. Kris and Adam should be the final 2. Both are original and have great sounds. Kris is the dark horse to win this. People either love or hate Adam.

    April 22, 2009 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
  38. Mac

    01. Adam
    02. Chris
    03. Danny
    04. Allison

    That's the way it will be. No further discussion is necessary.

    April 22, 2009 at 7:30 am | Report abuse |
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  40. deni

    I did not like last night's performance. I thought he was out of tune at times. I think Kris should be in a boy's band. He has a decent sounding voice but he is so hard to look at. The movement's he makes with his mouth and facial expressions leave me uncomfortable. He reminds me of the cartoon monkey from Disney's Alladin.

    April 22, 2009 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
  41. Don

    Paula's comment about shopping was a simple analogy. She was saying that many women will pick a song from a male singer, but not many men will want to cover a song by a female. Pretty simple. And accurate.

    April 22, 2009 at 3:52 am | Report abuse |
  42. LCT

    I have said this over and over again to friends who watch the show, and I am saying it again here:

    In order to be successful on American Idol (not necessarily winning–huge difference in my mind...anyone heard from Taylor Hicks in the last 3 years? NO.) you have to have the whole package. Looks that will sell, an authentic, distinctive sound, good stage presence, and solid vocal chops. I also agree with the judges, who have repeated this over and over again: take a song and make it relevant and your own. Each member of this year's group has some of those, but Kris is the only one I think that has all of it. I feel the same way about him as I did with David Cook last year...consistently impressed.

    Even if he wins, I don't think Adam will be a commercial success on the Top 40 (or similar lists). He is too "Broadway," if you know what I mean. He can perform and sing well, yes, but he becomes obnoxious after about 3 minutes. I don't think the general public would want to buy his album and listen to it all the way through. I think he comes across as inauthentic and trying WAY too hard.

    Also, I am weirded out by his caked-on make-up.

    April 22, 2009 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
  43. Patz

    I respectfully remind you the song is about a prostitute, hence the comments were totally revelant. I thought Chris did an interesting performance but the subject seemed to go right over his head.

    April 22, 2009 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
  44. Mee

    Kris is so creative,cool and he did give the best performance tonight. I really am fed up of this Adam Lambert thingy. The judges seem to think he is the American Idol already!!!!!! Kris has got a chance to be the Idol,hope America votes him.

    April 22, 2009 at 12:51 am | Report abuse |
  45. amy

    I actually understood the comment until Simon chose to mock her. He came off as quite the hater this evening overall didn't he? Still though, I've loved Kris from the beginning. I can't wait until he starts releasing real records!

    April 22, 2009 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
  46. Fitzwilly56

    Whoa! I was shocked in a good way. Whan I saw the acoustic guitar and heard it was Donna Summer's "She Works Hard For the Money" I thought I saw a train wreck coming. Boy was I wrong. That was an inspired rendition of a very well-known and loved song. Kris knew what he was doing by doing a rendition that was nowhere close to Donna's. That risk paid off big time. I wonder if Donna Summer might have heard it and what she might of thought of that rendition? He's earnest and polite and I think he has improved each week. Right now I think only he and Danny have a chance to challenge Adam. My prediction is that those three will be the final three, but I still think Adam will win. So, I'm predicting Adam, Kris and Danny in that order.

    April 21, 2009 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Tiffany

    Talent, Talent, Talent.....all that needs to be said

    April 21, 2009 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Paul Miami

    Cute performance. The arrangement just reminded me of Jason Castro from last season, kind of cool but ultimately forgettable. I do think he was the second best of the night. It kind of bothered me that he was wearing the SAME undershirt as Simon. Kris can sing, and he's likable, but man this guy needs some help in the style department. NEVER STRIVE TO DRESS LIKE SIMON! sorry Kris

    April 21, 2009 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Lisa

    It's nice to see Kris hang in there through all the "pre-ordained" contestant mess. I love this show but I've never noticed this so much in any other season. I was sick of Lil and Danny from the start simply because the judges seemed to be writing their reviews before they even listened to them sing. I'm sure Danny entertains lots of people but I just get Michael Bolton from his performances. Not in a good way; more like in the over-straining, highly emo way. Kris seems to have more variety in his repertoire.

    April 21, 2009 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Terri W

    Just watched Kris – Sooooooooooooo hot. He is my fav and has been for about since we got to the top 10. I hope it's him and Adam in the final two!!!!!!!!!!!!! Annnd, I hope Kris wins!

    April 21, 2009 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  51. jadad

    I think his face is too distracting and annoying when he sings. His voice is nothing spectacular. He's lucky he's good looking otherwise he probably would have been voted off a long time ago. Definitely not top 3 material to me. Hope to see him go soon.

    April 21, 2009 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Ben Lee

    I am an Adam fan...but tonight, Kris takes the prize! Brilliant interpretation and flawless execution. In fact I think his version is way superior than Donna Summer's...and I am a Donna Summer fan. Yes, he is cute too!

    April 21, 2009 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Allie B

    Another fabulous, brilliantly arranged, and understated performance by Kris Allen! Way to go Kris!

    Kris has been a favorite since I saw him during the semi-finals. With the exception of "All She Wants to Dance" (which wasn't the best song choice and suffered from being surrounded by the swaybots in the pit) Kris has delivered strong, original, and well-sung performances week in and week out. He has the artistry and musicality that the judges have been touting this season. Nevertheless the judges were fairly stingy with their compliments during the first several weeks of the competition despite Kris being one of the top performers (and a fan favorite) each and every week. Amen – the judges have finally seen the light and are being to recognized Kris for his talent and versatility. I hope we see Kris in the finals.

    April 21, 2009 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Nay

    Nothing amazing about his performance to me, although it was a better one to me from his usual boring stuff. Yet, he still is boring to watch and listen to.

    April 21, 2009 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Sherry

    I really liked his version of the song. He did great

    April 21, 2009 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Mary Lou

    Did anyone else think Kris sounded like Jose Feliziano? Not meant as a bad thing!

    April 21, 2009 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Erin

    I love Kris!! Adam's good, but I'm getting pretty tired of the whole Golden Child "he's going to win for sure" thing. Kris has done some really great stuff in the last few weeks. I think he is one of the most underrated contestants on the show. I hope he wins!

    April 21, 2009 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Jennincincy

    Kris was AWESOME tonight! I have to say, it was my favorite of the evening. I think he's really found himself. Everyone was predicting Danny and Adam, but I'm starting to think it'll be Kris and Adam... how cool would THAT be??

    April 21, 2009 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  59. dana

    Loved it! He is the one who has consistently gotten better and better each week.

    April 21, 2009 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Kat

    Kris had a wonderful night again. I would definitely buy his music. Oh wait, I did buy his music on iTunes!

    April 21, 2009 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Sherri

    This is going to come down to Kris and Adam.......

    April 21, 2009 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  62. sandi

    Kris has got the right stuff! Adam is not the only one who brings originality to the music. Both of them are talented and on their way.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Mark

    Great job solid original multi-talented.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Samantha

    great performance!!! totally original

    April 21, 2009 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  65. RJ

    Lisa from NY – EXACTLY my point. Right on.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Lisa from NY

    Kris was terrific, very original. Who would ever have imagined that song done that way? He deserves to be in the finals...just because he doesn't ooze a mega personality doesn't mean he shouldn't be right up there in the finals. He is different and really, really talented. I would buy his music and I've never bought any Idol's music before!

    April 21, 2009 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Alison

    People need to vote for Kris – it's too easy to get through on his #

    April 21, 2009 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Dan from Iowa

    Kris looks like a nice guy, sounds like a good singer. Good, very good, but not great. I think he could become great, but he has some growing to do yet. Not this years American Idol in my opinion.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  69. dmcpartl

    Nice try Kris, but your performance just did not cut the mustard. No where near the talent of Adam, Danny or Allison. You are a Dave Mathews wanna be.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  70. TomH

    I don't get this guy. Boring.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  71. JD

    I guess for the younger crowd Jason Mraz is the comparison but for me, in my early 40"s, he has a vibe more along the lines of Kenny Loggins. Great job Kris and IMO, best of the night. Adam is Adam is Adam but when you want depth and a voice that will sell a ton of CD's it has to be Kris Allen.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  72. kelly

    I am starting to feel like i am the only one that got what paula was saying. lol. that particular song was song by a woman about a woman, a working woman. and paula is right, very seldom would male performers take a song like that and make it their own. Kirs is awesome, not my favorite, but i must say that tonight in my mind, he pushed himself into the top four.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  73. RJ

    THE BEST OF THE SEASON!!! He rocks! Much better than that wannabe Adam. This guy has real talent, authentic sound, and he's able to really connect with the audience in a genuine artistic way. Adam just performs, but Kris entertains. I'm sorry but the audience response to Kris as opposed to others shows that Kris is more popular than even I had originally thought. He got more response than anyone. He is light years ahead of everybody else.

    GO KRIS! You are in this to win this!

    This performance was AMAZING!

    April 21, 2009 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Marc

    Once again Kris shines. Changed it around and did not compromise his style and himself and go Disco hokey. Not that his artistic side and it paid off. Great job Kris.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Lori from MO

    Kris is a dark horse, everyone expects the finals to be between Danny & Adam but I think it will be between Kris & Adam. Danny is good but his performances don't differ from each other enough. It's the same old thing each week – he's getting boring. Kris is fresh each week while staying true to himself. He totally rocked the casbah tonight! Go Kris!

    April 21, 2009 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  76. marc

    Not hot, did not like that at all. BORING!

    April 21, 2009 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  77. bearhater

    one word. hot.

    April 21, 2009 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  78. JB

    Not a big fan of Kris...yes, I'm the one! To clarify, Saturday Night Fever was made in December of 1977. So disco goes well beyond the mid-80s. Donna Summer's "Hot Stuff" was released with an album in 1979.

    April 21, 2009 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Brandon

    I just think he is hotttt!!!!! He gets my votes because he is hot and sexy! Hope he ends up doing one of those albums where he ends up shirtless!

    April 21, 2009 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  80. JDawn

    007 – just another reason to admire Kris...he took a song that IS DISCO and made it a 2009-worthy song. PERFECT! And, um, disco is considered to be a part of the early 80's as well...pre-pop.

    April 21, 2009 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Dave

    Excellent, has the look, the voice, the talent, and plays the guitar. He was great.

    April 21, 2009 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  82. AI Watcher

    I thought it would have been better without Kris/ guitar. He did sell the song well and produced an original and memorable performance.

    April 21, 2009 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Paul

    He was very smart not to go 'disco'. He is a very steady performer.

    April 21, 2009 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  84. jim

    One of the best of the year. I could actually listen to that one again!

    April 21, 2009 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  85. 007

    That performance wasn't disco...that song came out in the early 80's

    April 21, 2009 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  86. B

    Paula doesn't usually make sense but she did with her comment about making it work "shopping in the women's dept." He took a song very strongly identified as being a "woman" singer's song and made it his. Can Lil not see the performances of the other's backstage every week. THIS is the sort of thing she should be doing. Kris isn't my favorite every week but this was really good. He took a real risk and did someone different and really creative. Well done!!

    April 21, 2009 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Kris ALL the WAY

    Oh god I'm in trouble. I totally got what Paula was saying!
    Kris brings it week in, week out. Unless Adam does something unbelievable he's going to win, but Kris should be right there with him!!

    April 21, 2009 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  88. T

    Really reminded me of Jason Mraz, but an excellent performance.

    April 21, 2009 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Alex George

    Paula's analogy made sense!

    April 21, 2009 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Bob S

    That was Kris-Acoustic. An amazing performance by the guy who knows how to pick songs and make them his own. Kris, it's you and Adam in the finals. And, closer than anyone expects.

    April 21, 2009 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Chuck

    Kris Worked hard for the $ and he worked it way to go Kris.........

    April 21, 2009 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Gkygrl

    Kris was a hottie. Great sound. I also think Paul was referring to Simon shopping for "La Perla" underwear. Always a little immature between the both of them ...

    April 21, 2009 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  93. LouisvilleDude

    Yep, knocked it out of the park! DamN!

    April 21, 2009 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Cy

    I do love him. But I have to say, I loved Jason Mraz for years before I heard of Kris Allen. And, apparently, Kris Allen loves Jason Mraz, too! As well as women's clothing.... or something. What?

    April 21, 2009 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |

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