A famous American vocalist and lyricist Kristopher Neil Allen, known as Kris Allen, was born on June 21, 1985 in Conway, Arkansas. He is one of the top two finalists in eighth season of American Idol Contest in 2009.
kris Allen’s native place is Jacksonville, Arkansas. He shifted to Kimberly and named as Neil Allen. He has one brother, Daniel. He is a Christian devotee.
kris Allen himself learned to play the guitar at the age of 13. He is also an expert in piano, violin, and the ukulele. He released his self-titled album ‘Brand New Shoes’ with his friends Michael Holmes (drums) and Chase Erwin (bass) in 2007.
kris Allen married his girlfriend Katy O’Connell Allen on September 26, 2008.
Kris Allen entered into American Idol 2009 season 8 with ‘I Want You Back’ during auditions. Allen and the other finalist Adam Lambert are roommates, and stayed at the Idol Mansion. He was selected to finals with Lambert and Allison Iraheta on Thursday, February 26, 2009.
Kris Allen went to his native place Arkansas, after he was selected into the Top 3 Finalists. He prepared for the next 2 American Idol episodes there. He was greeted by a crowd of more than 20,000.
Allen performed shows in Little Rock and Conway with songs like ‘She Works Hard for the Money’, ‘Falling Slowly’, ‘Ain't No Sunshine’, and ‘Man in the Mirror’.
Kris Allen and Adam Lambert were voted as the Top 2 Finalists in the ‘American Idol’ Finale on the night of Tuesday show which was broadcasted on FOX television.
Danny Gokey was eliminated from top3 contestants. He was failed to impress with his performances in the ‘American Idol’ grand finale.
Kris Allen stood at third place in the Top 3 Finalists of ‘American Idol 2009 season 8’ contest before two weeks. Later, he impressed judges with his extraordinary performance on Tuesday. The judge Randy Jackson praised Allen that his performance was ‘better than the original’. Simon Cowell gave a 10/10 rating to Allen’s performance on his famous website WeHateIdol.com.
Alicia Keys, founder of ‘Keep a Child Alive’, a non-profit Organization, attended the ‘American Idol’ program to collect the money for her charity through ‘Text ALIVE Challenge’.