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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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TMZluver    

Who's Kris Allen? ;)

797 days ago
47.

dani    

Oh please. He is terrible. Adam should of won. He is going to be in my town tomorrow night for a concert and the tickets are only $10 and they still cant sell them.

797 days ago
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Lynn317    

Sadly, the lastest Idol's star will quickly fade and he will soon be forgotten like so many other past winners - having had no real success. And viewers know that they are not watching someone become a star ... but merely watching a mediocre talent show with no lasting benefits. They need to alter the show so that the winners are actually extraordinary performers people will be excited to see.

797 days ago
49.

David.ca    

Sour Adam Lambert fans will be sour forever. At least there's still some rational Glamberts out there. Kris is an amazing musician and his new album is one of the best idol albums I've heard. Haters gonna hate

797 days ago
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amazinglybored    

It's not so much 'party of one' as 'party of the majority of Idol contestants'. It's not like he's wrong either.

797 days ago
51.

rex    

the past winner of the past seasons have been clones of each other the same type a indy rock singer mabe they should have a differnt type win american idol

797 days ago
52.

TMP    

While AI is producing more and more mediocre talent (I mean, Kelly and Carrie are doing well)... and I do agree that it's pretty much run it's course, I also think that this guy is just bitter. He's done NOTHING since winning and wasn't it suspected that he totally cheated to win in the first place. LOL.

797 days ago
53.

Laurin    

American Idol is the only talent show with longevity. The Voice is just a fad, X Factor is only about the judges, America's Got Talent isn't for finding the next "big thing", it's just for amusement. American Idol is the only show that can take a senior in high school and turn them into a platinum-selling artist overnight.

797 days ago
54.

NATE    

lol AI should be canceled. X Factor is king now, Rebecca Ferguson is the best talent I've seen come out of any of these singing competition shows lately

797 days ago
55.

voteisland.com    

Kris Allen makes a valid point with so many other singing shows on TV now...Is Idol fading? JLo is leaving too...do you have a new favorite singing show? vote and see how others are voting in this public opinion poll

797 days ago
56.

Nicole    

Way to exaggerate what he said TMZ.

797 days ago
57.

shanana    

Kris Allen is a very talented singer, writer, and musician...I have seen him live several times...and that boy can sing!!! His new CD Thank You Camellia is sooo good...I can't stop listening to it...I know that it will sell way more than is predicted...and BTW...Kris Allen DID NOT SAY ANYTHING negative about AI! Shame on you TMZ for printing such false and misleading information!!! Wow...how do you all sleep at night??

797 days ago
58.

Hawaiian    

AI is for pre-pube teens that dont have a clue about life or more talent. This season was the worst though, the Feelmypenis girl had such an awful overbite that if she went down on a guy she'd give him a vasectomy..and that Phil guy makes singing faces like he's taking a constipated dump. The Black dude in my opinion was the best singer/entertainer, but the only way you could get a teeny bopper biatch to hang his poster up is if you were going to try to scare away coyotes. or going on an ivory hunt.

797 days ago
59.

MadCharles    

It was his generation that stole all the music and killed record/cd sales I read Adam Lambert topped the charts with 77,000 sales. Before the music theft 77,000 wouldn't have made the trash basket...

797 days ago
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Denver    

AI is a waste of time but cheap for the network as most of the "talent" shows are. Maybe two winners have done anything of note afterwards, Kelly? Fantasia has a face made for radio but NOT TV or film and oh yeah, she's nuts. There's the gray headed guy that went nowhere. Stoddard who didnt win and is nowhere. Cancel and bring back scripted shows.

797 days ago
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