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Kris Allen

Put 'American Idol'

Out of Its Misery

5/25/2012 8:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

052512_chris_allen_launchStick a fork in "American Idol" ... it's done -- at least according to former champ Kris Allen, who strongly insinuated the show has run its course.

Kris -- who beat out Adam Lambert to win Season 8 -- was in LA yesterday when we asked if he caught the "Idol" finale Wednesday night. But like millions of former "Idol" fans across the country, Kris said he did NOT.

In fact, Kris said it might be time to pull the plug on "Idol" ... for good.

But it could be a case of "Bitter, party of one." Kris' latest album is only projected to sell a measly 15-20k in its first week ... and there are rumblings that he will be dropped from his record label.

So we gotta ask ... 

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31.

ExtraKetchup    

Hey dummies, Kris loved this season of American Idol. And he's right, 11 seasons is a lot. It's a perfect explanation as to why the ratings are going down, but hardly him demanding they cancel the show. As usual you're taking a grain of rice and making a meal out of it at the expense of others.

777 days ago
32.

LAMusic    

TMZ needs to change its name to WMSU (we make **** up).

Kris said none of what you are claiming. In fact, from many interviews he's done he has said he's watched all season. He also said he thought it was the best and most talented season ever (next to Season 8).

He couldn't watch this week because he was in NYC for his album release doing promo, etc. He flew to LA Wed. to perform at a KIIS event while Idol was on. Got here too late to go to the live show.

Kris' career is doing just fine and his new album 'Thank You Camellia' is getting excellent reviews from even his worst former detractors. Get over it.

777 days ago
33.

AC    

This season was pretty bad, save the final four. The talent is the only thing I watch for. The judges are annoying and it has been going down hill since Season 4. Ryan should join X Factor. Although, I'll admit I have never watched that. Ending American Idol would be great although I don't see that happening until it gets canceled.

777 days ago
34.

Kate    

If you listen to the video, you'll see that Kris didn't say anything like what TMZ says he said. It's just another case of TMZ doing a subpar job of "reporting." Pretty much everything TMZ "reports" is erroneous.

777 days ago
35.

DL    

Forget about American Idol, cancel TMZ! You'll make up just about anything for hits. You disgust me!

777 days ago
36.

idolfan86    

You guys! Kris did NOT say that!! TMZ, thanks for making this stuff up. Unbelievable.

777 days ago
37.

JM    

Well lets see.... Lambert has been nominated for a grammy...had a song featured in a movie, is on tv performing, has been all over Europe and has a new album out. His first album was phenominal!!! What has Kris done.. last I heard he was spotted at a rodeo. So lets consider the source!

777 days ago
38.

J    

If you dumbasses actually watch the video, he doesn't actually say that.

777 days ago
39.

joanne    

If you actually watch the video, Kris doesn't say that. Nice headline looking for hits, though.

And there are no rumblings that he's going to be dropped by RCA. Sorry to disappoint you haters.

777 days ago
40.

Emily    

....you obviously missed sarcasm class....

777 days ago
41.

frenzy    

as if anyone would cancel a show that still gets as many viewers as american idol. are you serious? it could lose another 50% of its viewer and still be near the top of the heap

777 days ago
42.

O_o    

what an icky classless thing to say about a show that put your name out there. you ungrateful little p.o.s. i agree w you, but u're still an ungrateful p.o.s.

777 days ago
43.

TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

The fact that he won was proof it was time to pull the plug then.

777 days ago
44.

rex    

the past winer have all been clones of each other a certain type mabe it's going to end because their not doing anything new it all the same things for past season the same type of winner they should do some hip hop or metal show

777 days ago
45.

TMZluver    

Who's Kris Allen?

777 days ago
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