April 28th, 2009
08:17 PM ET

Top 5: I heart Kris Allen

Jamie Foxx is feeling Kris.

Kris Allen

He sings "The Way You Look Tonight" and I am squealing right along with the audience.

He looks - and sounds - great. I love that he put his own little flavor on the song.

Consistently, Kris is making me forget that I haven't been his fan since day one. Simon is out of his mind if he thinks Kris can't win this competition.

Jamie totally needs to follow up on his offer to duet with Kris!!!

Filed under: Simon Cowell

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  1. Renny

    Could be the spoiler here, dark horse definitely. good singer, not a lot of PIZAZZZ..in a dark auditorium you might fall asleep but he has his moments and oh so cute..

    April 29, 2009 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Lilly

    I though Kris did really well last night, BUT if it does come down to an Adam/Danny finale, my vote will go to Adam. I liked Danny at first, but the raspy voice is starting to strain on my ears. At least Adam is exciting. I always look forward to watching what he is going to pull off each week.

    April 29, 2009 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  3. CJ

    Kris and Danny are so fantastic! I don't know what people are talking about Kris being "forgettable" and "weak". Seriously? You can say what you want, but it's artists like Kris and Danny who will have staying power; people will soon get sick of a voice like Adam's.
    Oh, and Allison is AMAZING, and so proud of her that she's the last woman standing!

    April 29, 2009 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
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  5. Sally

    I have been picking a final 2 of Kris and Adam for a few weeks. But last night did not do Kris any favors. Sure he sounded good, but they all sounded good. I thought song choice was great. But maybe it was the fact that we are the final 5 now. I don't know. But Kris's voice sounded weak. It's pretty yes, but weak (or maybe "wet" in Simon's language). Not nearly as strong as Allison, Danny, and Adam and it was glaringly obvious. I'm still hoping for a final 2 of Kris and Adam, but now not nearly as strong and I would not be surprised to see Kris in the bottom 2.

    April 29, 2009 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Sasha

    He was BORING!

    April 29, 2009 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  7. Mike

    Am I missing something? To me Kris is not all that, not even close. I could not believe my ears when the first 3 judges fell over him. Thank God Simon is in the real world. Kris needs to go home. Actually, he needed to go home several weeks ago.

    April 29, 2009 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  8. RMac

    It is getting down to the knitty gritty. I think Chris will be the next to go. He is good and has made it this far but now you have to really kill the audience and the catch the hearts of America but giving it your all each week. Good luck.

    April 29, 2009 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  9. Pete

    Kris will definitely have a career after idol. He is a grat guitarist and he has an alluring style for some. Personally, he has a tendancy to often times bore me but he does have his own identity which I respect. Is he the next american idol....probably not,(neither was daughtry and look where he is) but he is no slouch vocally as many thought early on. I hope he continues to push his range and use his full voice more. I am curious to hear his original stuff....

    April 29, 2009 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  10. Brandy of IL

    I like Kris. Very cute and I like his voice. Even if he doesn't win, he'll do well. I would buy his music and Adam's music. It was hard tonight to judge them all though. They were great.

    By the way, did anyone notice the past few weeks when the camera pans to Kris's family and his wife that she looks a bit angry and jealous. She's shot the screaming girls some death glares. If she doesn't get herself together, she will ruin her marriage.

    April 29, 2009 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  11. Sunny

    Kris has a great voice, unfortunately he has no persona when he sings. He is totally forgettable, I have had trouble remembering his name over the course of the competition, better now that there are fewer. I will buy his song from last night so that I will know if just listening to him will force me to remember him long enough to consider his first album when it comes out.

    April 29, 2009 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  12. stacey

    Don't like chris! He is boring and just not good!

    April 29, 2009 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  13. stacey

    I think he is sooooo boring too! He is NOT as talented as matt. I think matt and alysen are way better than chris and I am not a big fan of danny. I think chris' performance last night was okay, but still not a fan.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  14. Carol

    I like this guy alot and it's hard to predict who will win. Unfortunately, I don't think Kris will be staying (sad to say).

    April 29, 2009 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  15. Kenneth Boostrom

    A really impressive performance from the dark horse! Congratulations

    April 29, 2009 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  16. Kris is BORING!!

    "Kris looked H-O-T tonight!

    I know this competition is not about looks, but let’s face it: If it were, Kris would win it hands down."

    This post proves my point – Kris is nothing but a pretty face with mediocre talent.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  17. James

    If it weren't for 15 year old girls (the main audience for American Idol) Kris would have been gone a long time ago. Sorry bro there is only room for the big singers now. He's had a good run but tomorrow night it ends for him (unless the teenyboppers get together and rally).

    April 29, 2009 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  18. Kris is BORING!!

    God people...this guy is sooooooooooooo boring! The only reason this little cherub is talked about is because he is so "cute". The guy is like 5ft3 – (he's shorter than Alison) and I guarantee you if he didn't look the way he does, he wouldn't even still be on the show! He's a good karaoke act – nothing more – and without the face, he's completely forgettable!!! WAKE UP!!!

    April 29, 2009 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  19. Marie

    I think Kris is the one to beat. He is now my fron runner and the only one I voted for. Good Luck Kris!!!

    April 29, 2009 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  20. allie

    Kris is very cute but I understood what Simon said when he called Kris's performance "wet." It didn't have the snap and crackle that it should have had (ala rat pack king Sinatra).

    April 29, 2009 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  21. Ri

    outstanding last night..loved it. way to go Kris Allen

    April 29, 2009 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  22. cumorah

    I didn't love Kris from the get-go, but the kid just keeps begging to be liked, and it's finally getting to me. I have wanted Danny to beat out Adam all along – but now, I'm thinking it may be Kris who will give him a run for his money. Little Kris is just right on every week – and I can't help but smile when I watch him. Good luck dawg!

    April 29, 2009 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  23. Madeline

    Kris, you are such a great singer. You are already a winner!!!
    I'm sure we will be hearing from you for a long time.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  24. skyler

    I used to love Adam...not anymore. Kris is the real deal!

    April 29, 2009 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  25. Sherry

    Excellent job! I loved his performance the song and the music. It all blended so well it was amazing!

    April 29, 2009 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  26. Adam

    I agree with others who have said that the final showdown should be between Kris and Adam. Kris was above excellent last night.

    This was the best show of the season. It just goes to show that when you get some talented people and give them actual songs to sing (you know, ones with melody, feeling and a lack of repetition), they can outdo themselves. Excellent.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
  27. bernardo

    it really feels good to see talent(it spells A-d-a-m-)in the competation

    April 29, 2009 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  28. Linda

    Kris has climbed and has potential to be in top 3! He did great!

    April 29, 2009 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  29. bernardo

    the person who voted 50 times for Kris needs ro get a life!!!!!!!
    better yet,buy 50 brain cells since his/hers is dead!!!!!

    April 29, 2009 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  30. Sally

    I would like to see Kris or Allison in the top 3. I like kris and I thought "Falling Slowly " was wonderful. I "m really tired of hearing about Danny and Adam. I just don't like the way the judges are this year. Its a very talented group for me this year. Last night was the first time I thought Danny sounded good. Jamie Foxx was the best mentor ever on AI. All of this pimping is really turning me off. No doubt Matts going home, but I like him. I like to see Danny go next.

    April 29, 2009 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
  31. bernardo

    i would have send this guy home weeks ago but he's cute enough to get votes,unfortunately that's the way it is

    April 29, 2009 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  32. Tom

    BORING!!!!!!!!!!!! Really why is he still there? We have seen all he has, he is dull. Would you pay the cash to buy his CD??? He needz to go!

    April 29, 2009 at 6:59 am | Report abuse |
  33. Travis

    Kris is definitely the dark horse of the competetion, I'll agree with the judges there.

    For the first few weeks I couldn't even remember who Kris was, I always referred to him as "the other guy" and my friends knew EXACTLY who I was talking about.

    Once Kris caught on fire, he stayed that way and he's continuing to do so. Over the past few weeks he's been out performing Danny, that ended tonight when I -have- to admit Danny killed it, which kinda bummed me out, because I want Kris to be in the final 3 and we all know Adam will make it and I have a feeling Allison is going to make it too, right now I think the rest are just fighting it out for the 3rd spot.

    April 29, 2009 at 5:40 am | Report abuse |
  34. Larry B

    Seems like a nice guy and to be honest, he really nailed it last week but vocally, hes weak. He reminds me of David Arguelater all grown up; all cute smiles for the tweens and no power, and similar to Adam in his marketability. How to do you sell these guys? To lonely women everywhere with disposable income? I guess its a market.

    Good luck to all but Id like to see it go down like this


    April 29, 2009 at 3:40 am | Report abuse |
  35. Deb

    What you did tonight made me a fan. Way to go!

    April 29, 2009 at 3:26 am | Report abuse |
  36. GA-Peachgirl

    I really thought Kris was kind of boring at first, but the last 4 or 5 weeks he has done an awesome job! I totally think he should be in the top 3 with Adam and Allison. Keep up the great work!

    April 29, 2009 at 2:42 am | Report abuse |
  37. James

    Last year David Cook did not win because David A was not receiving overwhelming support. They both received millions of votes and David A was not far behind but David Cook did win because he , like David A, had superior talent and received more votes...although the count was close. There is nothing fake about David A , he sings with heart just like Kris does now. And like Allison now, young singers still mature and their voices get refined with adult strength, so they improve even more.

    April 29, 2009 at 2:28 am | Report abuse |
  38. mon

    The real talent in that show has a name: Allison.

    April 29, 2009 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |
  39. dana

    I'll buy his music and listen to it over and over.

    April 29, 2009 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
  40. Galoux

    Dang, I want to like him. I don't DISlike him. He has a good voice. He's cute as a bug's ear. But for some reason, Kris just never does it for me.

    April 29, 2009 at 1:43 am | Report abuse |
  41. Cherrys

    Ever since the first night I got a ring from Kris's Dad, Nick, that he was a contestant; we have been glued to the program. I'm in awe of his talent and character and I know his wife, and family are just giddy. I think he's the one to beat. Everyone's great but Kris is still a cut above. Conway is going wild as is the whole state of Arkansas; He's an inspiration to many both for his musical talents but for how he conducts himself on/off camera.

    April 29, 2009 at 1:27 am | Report abuse |
  42. Grant Devereaux

    Big fan. He may be one of the last two standing.

    April 29, 2009 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
  43. James

    Kris certainly did not fade...he stood out....if you don't get it...you were not meant to appreciate great singing.....99% of comments are in Kris' favor so those who don't like him, YOUR LOSS. sorry

    April 29, 2009 at 1:03 am | Report abuse |
  44. KiKi

    Kris was awesome.. one of the best!

    April 29, 2009 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  45. Ben Lee

    Huuuuuuuuhhhh...: ). however, too safe compared to others...I think he peaked last week. I'll just go back to watching him croon the heck out of me...Huuuuuuuuhhhh...: ).

    April 29, 2009 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  46. Jeremiah

    I am a huge fan of Kris but I think Allison is the only one that can give Adam a run for his money. I could listen to Kris and his album all day but apparently America likes to yelled out to by Adam. To be honest I liked Adam at first until he did all this weird gesturing with the microphone and head cocking and screamed every word. Like others have said KRIS IS THE MOST MODERN TALENTS ON IDOL AND COULD MAKE A GREAT ALBUM!

    April 29, 2009 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  47. Poopsy

    Dear Kris!!! I thought he was terrific. Loved his song choice and really thought he was more confident.

    I'm an Adam Lambert fan who will be fine with Kris coming in second.

    I kind of understand what Simon is saying. He asks these guys if they really can see themselves as the winner, doing it all. No one besides Adam seems to understand they are performing, not auditioning. I think Kris is a sweetheart. Actrually, Alison and Kris are right. They are top five. They will all be fione. In a sense, they have already won.

    April 28, 2009 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Janette

    Kris has a tremendous voice! What a sexy man he is. I loved the way in which he was almost flirting with the camera tonight. He was feeling the words in his song, and he found a way of transferring those feelings to the audience. I know it because he did it to me! I hope that he wins!!!

    April 28, 2009 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Fitzwilly56

    I think Kris was not channeling Adam, I think it was Chris Isaak.

    April 28, 2009 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Laurenn

    Soooo cute and good

    April 28, 2009 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Fitzwilly56

    Bob S. I agree with you, the only two competitors in this race are Kris and Adam. I think Adam will ultimately win, but I think Kris will be the number 2–and maybe like Clay Aiken the more successful number 2 to Adam's Ruben Studdard number 1. Maybe. Adam is great and Kris has been consistently hitting each week too. They are the two to watch. Danny and Allison are fighting for third position. I think Matt goes after this week.

    April 28, 2009 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Sherri

    I haven't watched it yet, but I don't have to. I know I'll enjoy whatever Kris puts on the table.

    April 28, 2009 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  53. PC

    Very, very boring.

    April 28, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  54. RJ

    WOW...that was great. Gave me the chills. He is the dark horse and you know what they said about David Cook being the dark horse. He won compared to the not-so-overwhelming support of David Arch-fake-a last year! So I wouldn't put it past Kris to make to the end. In all the interviews and all the past footage, I just hear more applause, I see more enthusiasm from the fans. He just has the grassroots support that people Danny, Adam, and Allison just don't have.

    This performance was amazing. I think it blew everybody else's (except for Allison and maybe Danny) out of the water. It was right, it allowed the song to come through, it highlighted what and why he should be singing, and it was NOT over the top campy theater like Adam.

    GO KRIS!

    April 28, 2009 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Nick

    I do start to think that Simon is worried his dream final may not happen so he says Kris and Alison weren't good but praises Matt come on what is all that about.. no more listening to Simon

    April 28, 2009 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  56. marc

    Too ordinary to be an idol. No pizazz, no gusto, pretty boring just an ok talent...

    April 28, 2009 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Alison

    Simon is looking to sabotage both Kris and Allson tonight – he's worried he won't get the pimped finale of Danny/Adam and is trying to guarantee that it will happen by sabotaging Kris and Allison who both could upset Danny easily

    April 28, 2009 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Wanda

    I think kris and Adam have the best stage presence....Adam commands the stage and your attention ....He is the best looking star I have ever seen.........He will go far, far , far........in show business ...People like to look at him.......His eyes are magnetic......Kris has a sexy look in his eyes and an effective grin.......He is a compatent entertainer........He will go far also..........I can't say much about where the other 3 stand at this point........

    April 28, 2009 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Love Chris

    Love Chris,.I voted for him 50 times... He is a cool singer

    April 28, 2009 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  60. DC

    I totally agree with the others that say that the producers are determined to have a Adam vs. Danny finale, and for the past couple of weeks Kris has been putting that at risk. So they've instructed Simon to trash Kris, to suppress his vote, and praise Matt, to split Kris' vote.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Mary Lou

    Chris is a cutie and has a decent voice for sure, but he was way out of his element tonight. Not strong at all. Sorry.
    But what does "wet" mean in this context? Inexperienced – like "wet behind the ears"?

    April 28, 2009 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Renuka

    Kris needs to go .. please. He is not the greatest singer in the world and is simply getting back week after week on cutsey smiles and boyish grins. I wouldn't want to listen to a Kris Allen CD, yuk! Simon was right .. too wet (soppy, gooey).. whatever.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Ed4030

    Can't sand Kris. Why does he have to sing with a crooked mouth. Does he think it gives him style?

    April 28, 2009 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  64. CW

    I loved Kris's performance tonight. Enough to get my vote for the first time this season. Way to go !!!

    April 28, 2009 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Carrie

    Kris looked H-O-T tonight!

    I know this competition is not about looks, but let's face it: If it were, Kris would win it hands down.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  66. ch1ck

    Kris indeed faded. Adam...........makes me wish I was male. AND that was/is the only time I have ever thought that.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  67. mara

    He is s amazing. He can relate to so many generations of listeners. Imagine a bad day and coming home, putting on a Kris Allen CD and knowing the world is just a fabulous place because of music like Kris sings with the increidble voice instead of a screamer over the top theatrical voice like Adam's.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Steven

    All I can say is "bravo." Regardless of how this competion goes, this guy has a career in front of him, and I for one will buy his album.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Nadia

    I agree that Kris is forgettable. He is very talented – arrangements are always spot on, very contemporary and innovative but he does not have Adam's presence or vocal power. Also, am I the only one to notice that his "lovely" sounded horribly high and pitchy?

    I think he tried to channel Adam today by switching from lower register to high and vice versa, but it really backfired because he doesn't have the other's versatility... I agree with the "wet" comment. In Simon's tongue, Kris is a puppy while Adam is a bulldog!

    April 28, 2009 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Tina

    Kris did really, really well and since my daughter adores him, I am sure she is happy tonight! Happy is not a state I am usually seeing!

    April 28, 2009 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Clipper

    Wow..I have no tears left after both Kris & Allison performed; I made my grndad watch tonite; he was sitting there going, "WOAH; those kids can sing." Adam was like 'too over-the-top' for him tho; he had to leave the room.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Paul

    It wasn't perfect, but somehow I liked it.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Tricia

    Kris was fantastic tonight! He has grown more and learned more from this competition . . . I guess that's part of what the competition is all about. I didn't even like Kris at the beginning but he has proven to me that he really does have talent. Not an easy thing to do, but Kris won me over. I hope he'll go far.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Faye

    As the night wore on, Kris faded from my memory. He really proved very forgettable. In the recap after hearing Danny & Adam he really was not in their league.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Michael

    As the show goes on, I am finding him increasingly forgettable.

    April 28, 2009 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  76. ch1ck

    I don't get it. I agree with Lily: Boring

    April 28, 2009 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Wm

    Kris is a crooner and being from an older, much older, generation, I would certainly buy his albums before I would buy any of the others. I
    am pulling for Kris all the way! Down with Adam, he is too overrated.
    Adam is good, but to me, he is too much into himself! Go Kris!!!!

    April 28, 2009 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Shellyspice

    Chris was alright but I don't think his performance tonight was all that I agree with Simon.

    April 28, 2009 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Lily

    That was so boring... I almost fell asleep...

    April 28, 2009 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Whut

    Think Simon and the AI producers are scared they are not going to get the final they've been pimping all year (Adam vs Danny)?? So Simon brings the negative comments. I can't compare Kris' singing (which IMO was awesome) to Danny's because I have to turn off the sound when Danny sings. My ears just can't take it!!

    April 28, 2009 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Bob

    One of Kris's best performances. This should definitely earn him a place in the final 4.

    April 28, 2009 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Rafael

    finally a fair match for Mr. Lambert

    April 28, 2009 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Ben

    At some point, the judges have to realize that Chris is better than Danny. They've been promoting the heck out of Danny since the beginning, but Chris has proven to be better. I like Danny and don't mean to knock him, just that Chris has really stepped up.

    April 28, 2009 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  84. dave

    Is anyone else starting to get the feeling that Simon Cowell knows he can influence the outcome of the competition by a few well-placed negative comments? Kris did a great job with the song, and I have a hard time believing that the other three judges (and Jamie Foxx) got it wrong. Wet? What the heck does that mean.

    Kris really knows how to utilize his voice, phrasing, etc. to its best. And, he plays the guitar, piano, and can write music. Sounds like a great artist to me.

    April 28, 2009 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Matt B.

    Go Kris!!!! He can win the competition and he will if people would jump off that bunk train called Adam Lambert. I can't wait to buy the album Kris puts out!

    April 28, 2009 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Stephanie

    Residents in Kris Allen's hometown are having a big watch and vote party tonight at the local university's field house. As a former resident of the town, I wish I could be there. I thought Kris was kind of quirky at first, but have fallen in love with his voice and ability to make songs his own. It's a shame he's overshadowed by Gokey and Adam Lambert. I think both are great, but he's just as good as them and has a solid fan base.

    April 28, 2009 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  87. AJ

    Simon stopped listening to music after 1995. Kris sounds more contemporary than any of the others left.

    April 28, 2009 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Amanda

    I love Kris!

    April 28, 2009 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Cy

    I agree with Randy. That's not amazing, what's amazing is that Randy said something useful. Kris was awesome! For doing a straight interpretation of the song, he had to be absolutely successful and he was. Good on him!

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

    Kris Allen was the whole package tonight.

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

    Kris just made this a two-horse race with Adam. Now it's just a matter of which of the remaining three go home when. Kris sang his heart out and did it with the restraint reminiscent of Frank Sinatra. His best performance!

    April 28, 2009 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Dcutch

    not bad... 7 out of 10.

    April 28, 2009 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |

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