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Kris Allen

Although not the first contestant to play his own instrument on American Idol, Kris Allen benefitted more than most from the experience, and his coffeehouse singer/songwriter vibe earned him a first place finish in 2009. Pitted against powerhouse vocalist Adam Lambert during the show's finale, Allen emphasized his wide-ranging abilities as a musician, playing piano during a cover of "Ain't No Sunshine" and strumming the guitar for an acoustic take on Kanye West's "Heartless." The instrumental accompaniment paid off, as Allen won the competition on May 20, 2009.

Born in 1985 in Jacksonville, Arkansas, Kristopher Neil Allen embraced music at an early age. He took up the viola during middle school, earning a spot in Arkansas' all-state orchestra before teaching himself to play guitar several years later. While studying business at the University of Central Arkansas, he also focused on songwriting and recorded an EP, Brand New Shoes, with the help of two classmates. The EP's material showed traces of Jason Mraz's folk-pop. Moreover, it gave Allen enough confidence to audition for American Idol in mid-2008, and he returned early the following year as part of the show's cast.

Hailed as the competition's dark horse, Allen slowly amassed a TV following with performances of the Swell Season's "Falling Slowly," Michael Jackson's "Remember the Time," and Donna Summer's "She Works Hard for the Money." Although he shared a room with Adam Lambert throughout the season, Allen proved to be the stylistic opposite of his contender, whose theatrical performances often contrasted with Allen's unassuming demeanor and laid-back, guitar-driven arrangements. Such differences contributed to Allen's first-place victory, and the singer hit the road shortly thereafter on the annual American Idol tour. He also prepped his debut album for release in late 2009, working with songwriters and producers including Eg White, Chris Daughtry, and David Hodges. The album's first single, "Live Like We're Dying," was released in September and peaked at number 89 on the singles charts, followed two months later by Allen's self-titled debut album.

Allen returned in 2012 with his sophomore album, Thank You Camellia. Purportedly named after his house in Los Angeles, the album finds Allen working with a handful of producer/songwriters including former Sugarcult singer Tim Pagnotta, Nasri & Adam Messinger, and Boots Ottestad, among others. Included is the lead-off single, "The Vision of Love." ~ Andrew Leahey
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Track List: Apologize (American Idol Studio Version) (Single)

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Track List: Falling Slowly (American Idol Studio Version) (Radio Single)

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Track List: Heartless (American Idol Studio Version) (Radio Single)

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Track List: Let It Be (Live) (Radio Single)

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Track List: Prove It To You (Single)

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Track List: The Vision Of Love (Single)

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jberry0712
I love Live Like We're Dying
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gymnasticspr i n c e s s 0
Kiss you hand say your crushes name close your hand pick a weekday post this on 15 other songs
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Kris Allen is my hero for beating Adam Lambert!!!
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GO ARKANSANS
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Adam Lambert and Kris Allen are amazing singers
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should have won Idol Kris Allen so good
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awesome!
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1. Kiss your hand
2. Say your crush's name
3. Close your hand
6. Post this on fifteen different songs
After this your crush will ask you out
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I love the song
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cellariusc
Jack Derrick
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cellariusc
Jack Derrick
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U will b kissed on the nearest friday by the love of ur life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if u dont repost this u will be injured in 2days. Post this on 5 or more songs in the next 143 minutes when ur done press f6 nd ur lovers name will appear on the screen in big letters
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Wafire10 I'm pretty sure the script did that song first cuz I heard their version more and longer than the kris Allen version
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This guy is pretty awesome. Both he and Lambert are amazing
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Who originally made the song Live Like We're Dying? Kris Allen or The Script? Heard Allen do it on a Christian radio station awhile back, looked it up and found The Script.
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Don't read this because it actually works.you will be kissed by the love of your life.tomorro w will be the best day of your life however,if u don't post this u will be injured in two days (u won't die).now you started reading this so don't stop.post this on at least 5 other songs in the next 143 minutes.when you done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on the screen.it is so scary it actually works!
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Kiss ur left hand and post this on one other song and ur crush will ask u out.
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i love Kris Allen he is so cute and an amazing singer
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Singing a fine duet with feminine songstress accompanying !
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Kiss your hand ten times

Post this on two other songs

Look at your hand
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rojamdj
Say iphone5
Say a color
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Look under your pillow
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maeflower024
Crying...... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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When i listen to this i feel like crying ��
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sewahlert
Found the song apologize on a Nintendo ds game I used to play and it became one of my favorite songs!!!! It has great percussion sound and guitar plus violin sound as well
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I watched this dude on American Idol...this is true talent
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jberry0712
Kris Allen has a awesome voice.
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Kiss your left hand say ure crushes name post this on 5 other songs and ure crush will ask u out
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F6
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Your AWSOME
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This song is gorgeous. It relaxes me.
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It's to late #EatAdick
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He's a hunka hunka burnin love!!!
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jwilson780
Sweet song and SAD!
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Love it! Follow for a follow back
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♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ \(#.#)/
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maya.rainey
Beautiful singing but adam lambert is way better because if kris allen beat him how is he a star?
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I love this song so much that I love kris Allen too much now
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love this so much i should give this my ex
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Beautiful singing. Amazing!
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Kiss your left hand
Say ur crushes name
Close ur hand
Say a day
Post this on 15 songs and your crush will ask you out on the day that you said
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I love how you sing
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Words cannot express how much amazing-ness was put into this song O.O
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karate.marsh m a l l o w s , I am an Adam Lambert fan also.
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I am love this song ������������
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kamdynlarsen 1
Love the song.
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Why would u post this noreply312 because u know people would read this
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caedencejone s
Hey Ashley your voice thing didn't work
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I love his songs
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SING IT KRIS
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Great Song
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