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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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106.

Gemma    

This is rich coming from Kris Allen, the pub standard singer whose victory over a genuinely outstanding talent was the first nail hammered into the coffin of this show.

824 days ago
107.

Chuckie888    

People need to understand that the industry doesn't support the IDOL males from recent years.

Contrary to popular belief, it's not lack of public support, but lack of industry support --- and you have to have the latter to get the former.

It's much more controlled than people think, because the business has cynically realized that they can make the same profits off of whoever they choose to promote, and can sideline popular artists and even squelch them to clear the way for their preferred kids.

Did anybody notice how all the young boys "disappeared" from the music scene 3 years ago when the industry chose to get behind Bieber?

824 days ago
108.

Justin    

It's old and tired. But as one of the top watched shows on tv, it'll probably be around a long time more. When great shows like "The Office" only pull in 3-4 million viewers and are renewed, it's doubtful a show drawing 17 million is going to be canceled. I didn't watch it much the last season. But apparently a lot of others did.

824 days ago
109.

addie smith    

ark messed you up, 30,000,000 come on yall are crazy, you need to up date the way we make a comment, i put my e mail address in 4 x

823 days ago
110.

Pete    

Dead man walking. He's too much like wallpaper. One of the most boring Idols ever.

822 days ago
111.

billy    

American Idol sucks and has sucked for a long time now... people like to watch and vote but dont like to buy the persons music when it comes out.. Kris Allen is right.. get rid of this piece of **** show finally

822 days ago
112.

Gardner    

Kris Allen is the most boring, mediocre singer out there. They should have dropped him a long time ago. How does mediocrity like this one get signed in the first place? Oh yeah, a bunch of tone-death tv watchers voted for him. I stopped watching that show years ago. The truly talented ones never win. Only singers good enough for coffee houses win. What a little twit.

805 days ago
113.

Deb Faggas    

Poor Kris is just pissed that SONY RECORDS gives the person who he beat (Adam Lambert) more promotion. As we speak Adam is fronting Queen all over Europe.He also may be one of the next judges on American Idol. what is Kris doing singing at shopping centers!

775 days ago
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