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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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76.

brian    

What the hell would this douche know about talent? He only won because America is still homophobic. Lambert has more talent in his hair gel than this whiny loser ever will. It's a shame true talent is overlooked.

Oh, and **** American Idol.

788 days ago
77.

Duilama    

uuck tmZZZZZZZZZZzzz and harvey's lies factory.

TMZzzzzzzzzzzzz promotes lies and always delete the truth speakers posts.

TMZzzzzzzz you owe an apology to Mr. Allen and should pay for any possible damage to his reputation and career. Or wait to be sue.

You also owe me and OhWell a big fat apology and pay check, because we are drumming up your hits

788 days ago
78.

frodis    

Bitterness won't sell you anymore albums. I went to that Idol tour, someone GAVE me the tickets, we left after Kris's first song. Adam Lambert, who should have won, was worth seeing. Kris wasn't all that entertaining. Voters usually get it wrong as it is. Daughtry, Pia Toscano, Crystal Bowersox heck even Clay Aiken should ave won their respected seasons. The voters got Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson right, that's about it.

788 days ago
79.

bluzzone    

He won and his career never really took off.He should be thankful for another 15 minutes.Adam Lambert's career is soaring ,and he lost.One of the biggest travesties in American Idol history.

788 days ago
80.

Sandra    

Kris made it in the top 13 based on the votes. He only had second of airtimes before the final. Adam and Kris support each other. Adam and Kris have about the same success as of right now. Adam realeased an album last week, Kris released his on Tuesday. No wonder that he couldn't watch Idol. He is a huge fan of Jessica by the way and complimented both of them on their song . Anyway what I meant to say Kris album is currently on 35. Adams is not under 35. They share the same success. And the right winner won that year.

788 days ago
81.

Sara    

I think it is time to replace Steve Tyler and J-Lo. I like Chris Allen, he just looked a bit caught off guard after a long trip and probably regrets what he said.

788 days ago
82.

ConnieBass@aol.com    

I agree completely. I hated all the screaming - was happy that the real winner won. i sat thru the horrendous show to see the winner but will not do it again. I'm finished with watching talent shows-the judges are the worst part.

787 days ago
83.

Bill LaVallee    

"American Idol" may have a chance at a few more seasons, if they'd just either shut Randy Jackson up or kick him to the curb with all the rest of the AI rejects... Yes, that's a better idea... he's grown pompous and redundant and every illiterate bone in his body shows each week. How can he call a boy with only a few weeks on national TV "... a classic." Only gonna hurt the boy in the long run... blv

787 days ago
84.

Dizzy    

He should have never won anyway. He didn't have the talent, he had the teenybopper vote.

787 days ago
85.

SU    

feel sad when his's sophomore just sold out like that ...15 - 20k??
I can say Adam's debut was better than Kris. But the second.. Kris's much better.

787 days ago
86.

JEB    

The voting system has to change, one vote from any given number.

787 days ago
87.

Margie     

American Idol may have run its course... First big mistake was not limiting the voting to 2-5 calls per number. By not limiting the votes they made it a popularity contest not a music showcase/contest. That reduced the credibility of the program. A couple of years they got lucky with Kelly, Carrie and Scotty. The second HUGE mistake was bringing on JLo and Tyler. The only reason they were there was to boost their own sagging careers and the money. They have not been an asset, in fact many viewers including myself have stopped watching because of them.

787 days ago
88.

NancyB16    

I'm sorry Kris, but Phillip's talent blows you away.

787 days ago
89.

Davis    

Ironically, I was unable to vote for Jessica Sanchez because the online voting kept saying "Online Voting is now closed." This was 15 minutes after the show had ended Tuesday night. We were supposed to be able to vote up to 50 times online. Then we were unable to get any calls through the entire four hours using a T-Mobile and a Metro PCS phone. However, our Boost Mobile cellphone went through every call.

787 days ago
90.

Lynn    

KRIS ALLEN let me tell you ADAM LAMBERT SHOULD have won season 8 but since you did and NO one hears much about YOU doesn't mean they should stop American Idol. I for one ENJOY watching the show and YOU ARE JUST JEALOUS BECAUSE YOU DON'T WANT ANYONE ELSE TO WIN TO TAKIE AWAY THE ATTENTION FROM YOU BUT GUESS WHAT IT HAS ALREADY BEEN TAKEN FROM YOU WHEN SCOTTY McCREERY WON AND WHEN PHILP PHILPS WON THIS SEASON BECAUSE THEY ARE BOTHG BETTER THAN YOU!!!! IF YOU DON'T LIKE AMERICAN IDOL NO ONE SAYS YOU HAVE TO WATCH IT BUT THERE ARE PLENTY OF PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO LIKE AND ENJOY WATCHING IT SO GO CRYING TO SOMEONE ELSE AND SHUT YOUR MOUTH ABOUT BAD MOUTHING AMERICAN IDOL BECAUSAE IT IS ONE OF THE BEST SHOWS EVER ON TV AND IF YOU CAN'T TAKE THE COMPETION GO CRY TO SOMEONE WHO CARES!!!!!

787 days ago
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