UPSET: Kris Allen’s Journey to Becoming THE American IDOL

“Kris Allen is good but Adam Lambert is better.”

“Guys voted for Kris Allen so Adam Lambert won’t win.”

“Kris just won the night but Adam is this season’s man!”

These are some of the comments I have read online after Kris Allen was awarded Season 8’s American Idol. Oh well, I don’t wanna believe they’re bitter. Yes, Adam might deserve this season’s title but Kris won it. What we could do as supporters is back up our bets and make sure they make it big in the scene. People have different reasons for voting either Kris or Adam but we need not generalize. Okidok?

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I, again, am looking back at all the things I have posted before about Kris Allen; and here are the reasons why i backed him up through and through:

1. He had the right pacing.

Kris Allen did not start out strong but he wasn’t the worst from the bunch. Week after week, though, he is establishing himself and makes a mark on the judges and whole of America. He had some lapses at some points in the competition but he makes it through and makes himself and his performances better. 😉

Proper Pacing. Kris did not start great but showed potential.
Proper Pacing. Kris did not start great but showed potential.

2. He has all the elements of a star.

I would have to agree with some that Kris is this season’s Jason Castro; fun and lovable personality + good looks + laidback vocal quality + musicality. He may not be the personality of the season but he has a personality of his own.

Kris sings Aint No Sunshine on the finale. What more could you ask for?
Kris sings Ain't No Sunshine on the finale. What more could you ask for?

3. He is decided and he knows himself.

One thing that differentiates Kris from JC is that he is more decided to win it (and he did!); and every week, and in every song he sings, he was distinct (There were several people in the group who has distinct sounds as well – there’s Adam and Allison.) and quoting Randy, we will definitely know what records he is going to make after the competition.

He is his own artist.
He is his own artist.

4. He is Mr. Nice Guy.

Who says nice guys finish last? Kris disproved it! He never answers back (even if he has been provoked at times) but learns from the comments given to him. Result? A good performance from him and a good image to the public. 😉

Mr. Nice Guy!
Mr. Nice Guy!

5. He is Unpredictable.

I say who would have thought Kris Allen wins American Idol? He was never given much exposure during the auditions or the Hollywood week. During the Top 36, people see him as the pretty-faced guy, nothing more.

Unpredictable, eh? Who thought Kris dances? Hehe.
Unpredictable, eh? Who thought Kris dances? Hehe.

Many people predicted that the farthest he could get in the competition is til the Top 8, especially that there were several favorites who emerged. But Kris competed week per week and captures it. Also, I would have to give credit to his song choices. He chooses songs which would appeal much to everyone.


Kris Allen makes efforts in choosing his songs. Some lapses still but most of his choices are songs which people can relate much

Many people think Adam would eat Kris alive during the Finale but Mr. Lambert was only a few notches higher than him, given his exemplary vocal prowess. It was almost a draw. But I sticked it with Kris! 🙂

I believe this seasons got the best Final Two AI has ever had yet.
I believe this season's got the best Final Two AI has ever had yet. Kudos to Adam as well for being such a great artist!

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Yesterday, after watching the performances, I am still confused on who would win. It doesn’t matter since the two guys are friends and they are artists of their own right but it would do me much favor if the boy-next-door wins.

Come afternoon, I well, have the gut feel I should never be upset because there will be an upset… I had it broadcasted with my friends! Haha! It happened. 🙂

The man! Congratulations, Kris Allen!
The man! Congratulations, Kris Allen!

Congratulations, Kris Allen! I was never this attached to any AI contestant (after Jason? Haha!) who never failed me and all his other supporters out there. Truly, he deserved to win! We still have to look forward to his career’s success but I will definitely take part on it! 🙂 You’re the man! (Sooooo excited for your first album! 🙂

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You also might want to read a great write up on Why Kris Allen on WhatNotToSing. It’s a good one! 🙂 And check out his studio version of No Boundaries (It wasn’t that bad at all.)

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2 thoughts on “UPSET: Kris Allen’s Journey to Becoming THE American IDOL

  1. after hearing the music of kris allen
    i believe he will win 🙂

    & it happened

    congrats kris
    stay blessed
    & to karixie keep it up

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