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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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91.

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 BOTH 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!!!!! CARRIE UNDERWOOD IS ANOTHER GOOD ONE THAT WON AMERICAN IDOL THE YEAR SHE WAS ON IT AND YOU DON'T HEAR HER WHINNING ABOUT AMERICAN IDOL SHOULD GO OFF THE AIR!!! WHY BECAUSE SHE IS GOOD SO THAT JUST SHOWS YOU THAT YOUR NOT THAT GOOD AND THIS IS WHY YOUR RECORD LABEL IS WANTING TO DROP YOU SO GO CRY ABOUT IT TO SOMEONE WHO CARES. IT'S YOUR FAULT THAT YOUR NOT AS GOOD AS SCOTTY, PHILP, AND CARRIE AND PHILP WON WHILE HAVING DIFFERENT SURGREYS DURING THE TAPING OF AMERICAN IDOL SO THAT RIGHT THERE IS ENOUGH TO SHOW HOW GOOD HE IS DOING ALL THIS WHILE HAVING DIFFERENT SURGREYS. KRIS ALLEN YOU ARE REALLY A SAD PERSON AND A JEALOUS ONE BUT YOU CAN TAKE ALL THAT SOME WHERE ELSE BECAUSE THE AMERICAN IDOL FANS WILL FIGHT TO KEEP IT ON THE AIR :) :) i FOR ONE AM NOT A FAN OF YOUR AND NEVER HAVE BEEN!!!!!!!!!!

878 days ago
92.

Maria    

He's joking people! Kris' new CD is awesome!!! I see the former Claymate now Glambert old lady freaks are still around and buying multiples for their new Rawk god.

878 days ago
93.

Maria    

What a joker! Kris' new CD is awesome!!!

878 days ago
94.

Mary    

Much more noble not to diss the one that brought him.

878 days ago
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Ryu Ronquillo    

He said 'maybe the show's been goin' for too long' right? Which could mean a lot of things...like 'the show has been goin' on like that for too long and they need to change something. Well, they added a Las Vegas round but how is that really different from the Hollywood round? That guy is way too nice to bag on A.I.

878 days ago
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Ryu Ronquillo    

He said 'maybe the show's been goin' for too long' right? Which could mean a lot of things...like 'the show has been goin' on like that for too long and they need to change something. Well, they added a Las Vegas round but how is that really different from the Hollywood round? That guy is way too nice to bag on A.I.

878 days ago
97.

shanana    

TMZ needs to stop posting false information about Kris Allen!!! Kris NEVER SAID ANYTHING NEGATIVE ABOUT AMERICAN IDOL! SHAME ON YOU TMZ!!!!! People need to listen to the TMZ video and hear the truth! Kris is extremely talented and an amazing young man!

878 days ago
98.

sweetchick9999    

Hey TMZ, you'd better put yourself out of misery first ! If Kris Allen ever said that then why he really knows who are the contestants this year, who kill the night, who's his favorite and who should win ??? He's been thankful to AI so much since he won !!! Don't try to make your articles hot by ruining Kris's career !!!

878 days ago
99.

Cally13    

I give Kris credit for being nice enough to actually talk to these people when he's trying to get somewhere. I doubt he would actually bash AI. He probably didn't watch because he's a busy person. He never said it was time to pull the plug.. To me, it seemed that his comment was more of a joke. Which of course, is going to be twisted to create buzz and drama. Nice job, TMZ...

878 days ago
100.

haterstotheleft    

Kris tweeted about this today...

KrisAllen

#I would hope that people would know I love @AmericanIdol and that I would never say anything negative about the show. … http://say.ly/Pgc3paC

878 days ago
101.

itssoeasy    

Yeah, bitter grapes for sure. It's obvious he is green with envy that Phillip Phillips is younger, taller, way better looking. Phillip is also doing extremely well with his coronation song, HOME. Definitely that Adam Lambert deserved to win over Kris. Even Danny Gokey deserved to win over one note Kris.

878 days ago
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Krisfanforever    

This article must have been written by one of those bitterberts. It has been three years now. Get over it. Music doesn't sell today like it used to because of the internet. People can download free**** all of the time. Or they just listen on Youtube. Kris Allen is making a living and doing just fine. And let's wait to see what his album does later. He has many potential hits on it.

878 days ago
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Krisfanforever    

It sounds to me that the person who wrote this article is a bitterbert. Kris Allen has a good fan base and he is making a living. Is he not? Albums don't sell like they used to because of the internet and technology. It is to easy to get free music. American Idol is not as good as it used to be. It is just an opinion. And I don't hear any bitterness coming from Kris. He is a hard worker and his latest album has SEVERAL hits on it. Just give it some time to get promoted.

878 days ago
104.

wow    

Oh please, I don't think Kris will say that having won from AI. The writer of this article just wants our comments. Give Kris a break man, he's doing a fine job. Don't use him as a bait just because he's not the type who will go after you to your grave. Have some decency.

878 days ago
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electric_dog    

Looks like 73% of people think that Idol should be canceled, LOL

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