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Kristopher Neil Allen (born June 21, 1985) was a contestant on Season 8 of American Idol.

Audition[]

Kris auditioned in Louisville. She sang "A Song for You" by Leon Russell. It's unknown how the judges' voted, but at least three of them voted "yes", sending him to the next round.

Hollywood Round[]

Kris was shown in the second part of Hollywood Round in a group called "White Chocolate" along with India Morrison, Matt Giraud and Justin Williams singing "I Want U Back" by The Jackson 5. Everyone in his group advanced. After his final performance in front of the judges, he was placed in a holding room with Nick Mitchell, Ann Marie Boskovich, Ju'Not Joyner, Tatiana Del Toro, Matt Breitzke, Cody Sheldon, Felicia Barton, and T.K. Hash. The judges then revealed that everyone in the group had advanced. At the judges' mansion, it was revealed that he managed to make the Top 36.

Top 36[]

Kris was shown in Group 2. He sang "Man in the Mirror" by Michael Jackson. He received enough votes to become a Top 13 finalist.

Top 13[]

Kris sang "Remember the Time" by Michael Jackson. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 11[]

Kris sang "Make You Feel My Love" by Bob Dylan. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 10[]

Kris sang "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)" by Marvin Gaye. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 9[]

Kris sang "Ain't No Sunshine" by Bill Withers. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 8[]

Kris sang "All She Wants to Do is Dance" by Don Henley. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 7 [Week 1][]

Kris sang "Falling Slowly" by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 7 [Week 2][]

Kris sang "She Works Hard for the Money" by Donna Summer. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 5[]

Kris sang "The Way You Look Tonight" by Fred Astaire. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 4[]

Kris sang "Come Together" by The Beatles and "Renegade" by Styx in a duet with Danny Gokey. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 3[]

Kris sang "Apologize" by OneRepublic (per request of Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi), and "Heartless" by Kanye West. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Season 8 Finale[]

Kris sang "Ain't No Sunshine" by Bill Withers, "What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye and "No Boundaries". He received more votes than Adam Lambert, making him the American Idol.

Season 8
Finalists
 ·Kris Allen ·Adam Lambert ·Danny Gokey ·Allison Iraheta ·Matt Giraud ·Anoop Desai ·Lil Rounds ·Scott MacIntyre ·Megan Joy ·Michael Sarver ·Alexis Grace ·Jasmine Murray ·Jorge Núñez
Semifinalists
 ·Ricky Braddy ·Tatiana Del Toro ·Jesse Langseth ·Von Smith —— ·Arianna Afsar ·Felicia Barton ·Kendall Beard ·Ann Marie Boskovich ·Matt Breitzke ·Casey Carlson ·Stephen Fowler ·Mishavonna Henson ·Ju'Not Joyner ·Kai Kalama ·Brent Keith ·Nathaniel Marshall ·Kristen McNamara ·Nick Mitchell ·Jackie Tohn ·Taylor Vaifanua ·Jeanine Vailes ·Alex Wagner-Trugman ·Stevie Wright ·Joanna Pacitti
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