SO exciting! Kris Allen is now a dad to a beautiful baby girl and we could not be more thrilled for the ‘American Idol’ winner and his wife, Katy. Even sweeter, the happy couple announced the news with a super precious pic of their newest bundle of joy!
Kris Allen, 31, and his gorgeous wife, Katy, welcomed their newborn daughter into the world on June 20 — and Kris was so happy he could hardly contain himself on social media! Kris and Katy are already the proud parents of 2-year-old Oliver, but now that a little girl is on board, Kris is preparing for “hair braiding” sessions! And apparently, she’s already got him wrapped around her little finger — aw!
‘American Idol’ voters sure do love white guys with guitars! Several of the show’s winners have fit this stereotype, and a group of them got together at the series finale on April 7 for an epic performance, paying tribute to the late, great David Bowie. What an incredible moment!
Six of the last NINE American Idol winners have been white guys with guitars — can you believe that?! Their styles and looks are all fairly similar, but each of these dudes is a star in his own right, and with them all together on one stage, there’s no stopping them! Well, that’s exactly what happened at the show’s final episode on April 7. The result was absolutely amazing!
Too much talent for one photo! Kris Allen, Phillip Phillips, and three of their fellow ‘American Idol’-winning pals took a break from finale rehearsals to pose for an awesome group shot. See the pic right here!
What do you get when you put five past American Idol winners in one room? Well, a lot of incredible singing, but more importantly, some epic photos! While the likes of Phillip Phillips, Kris Allen, David Cook, Lee DeWyze, and Nick Fradiani hung out backstage during Idol finale rehearsals, they took a break from singing for a little photoshoot — and made fans go crazy!
In an exclusive interview with HollywoodLife.com, ‘American Idol’ Season 8 winner Kris Allen told us all about why he would never tell anyone about his favorite to win ‘American Idol’ Season 13, what he thinks about Harry Connick Jr. as a judge, whether he’ll perform on one of the results shows, and what it’s like to be on the road while also being a father to his 8-month-old, Oliver.
American Idol Season 8 winner Kris Allen, 28, partnered up with Barefoot Wine & Bubbly and Soles4Souls to head up a benefit concert with Idol Season 7 winner David Cook, 31, in Nashville, Tenn. on April 1 called “A Sole-ful Evening with David Cook and Kris Allen.” In his interview with HollywoodLife.com, we asked Kris about his favorite to win American Idol Season 13 and he wouldn’t tell us! Read on to find out why he’s so secretive about it, what he thinks about Harry Connick Jr. as a judge, and whether we can expect to see him perform on an Idol results show.
The American Idol winner and his beautiful wife welcomed a baby boy! Congrats! Kris already called his adorbale son his “little stud” — so he’s clearly taking after his parents!
Kris Allen, 28 and his wife Katy O’Connell welcomed a healthy baby boy on July 30! The singer/songwriter announced the arrival of his son — along with the reveal of his classically cute name. Can YOU guess what the pair named their son? Read on for all the details.
The ‘American Idol’ winner surprised fans by tweeting that his wife and ‘the little one’ are both safe.
Kris Allen had a rough New Year’s Day, but it sounds like he’s got a lot to look forward to in 2013 — including fatherhood! Kris, 27, and wife Katy found themselves in the emergency room Jan. 1 after a head-on car crash left Kris with a broken wrist, prompting a revealing tweet from the season-eight American Idol winner: “Yes I got in a really bad wreck tonight and yes I’m having a lil baby. #gonnabeadaddy”
Dia Frampton put herself on the map when performing Kanye’s ‘Heartless’ on ‘The Voice’ this year, and she reveals she still hasn’t checked out former ‘Idol’ contestant Kris Allen’s version!
Dia Frampton is in the midst of launching her singing career to new heights after her stint on The Voice. She sat down for an interview with our sister site TVLine.com and spoke about her future career and how scary it was to perform her own rendition “Heartless” for the first time. She also chatted about American Idol‘s Kris Allen again!
The musician and singer-songwriter has kept busy with gigs this last year of his life, especially when the most recent ‘American Idol’ season wrapped up!
Kris Allen is the winner of American Idol, season eight, and he doesn’t lack the talent that is required of an idol. He can sing and play the guitar, viola, piano and keyboard. The star has songs on the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 list among other great achievements! He married his high school sweetheart in 2008. Get all the details at astrology.com!
Kris, like you say, we gotta live like we’re dying!
Kris Allen, well loved “The Truth” as your second single release — and we can not wait for more! With all those big names behind you, your talents are sparkling and making us swoon! Hopefully you’ve got another album ready soon, we know it will be amazing. Astrology.com has all the details. Read more
Season nine winner Lee gets by with a little help — and a lot of advice — from his Idol friends. But what have they told him?
Lee DeWyze was humbled and awed to find himself in the presence of so many former American Idol winners during his finale party May 26, so much so that he’s raving about the night two days later! But who impressed the season 9 winner the most?
We told you that Lee, 24, cozied up to season 4 winner Carrie Underwood at the bash, held at the Mondrian Hotel’s Skybar in LA, and we were right! “I saw Carrie a little bit at the Idol party and she was so supportive!” the Mt. Prospect, Ill. native enthused during a May 28 conference call. “She said, ‘Anything you need, let me know.’ She was awesome.”
Michael, Andrew, Paige, Casey, Kris! Check out HollywoodLife.com’s footage straight from the finale!
Who was on hand to witness the epic showdown between Lee DeWyze and Crystal Bowersox May 26? Let us show you!
Check out Lee and Crystal, Michael Lynche, Paige Miles and Andrew Garcia, season 8 winner Kris Allen, season six winner Jordin Sparks and even judge Ellen DeGeneres hit the red carpet. You’ll feel like you were right there with us at HollywoodLife.com!
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Carrie, Kelly, Ruben, Fantasia, Jordin, Kris and Taylor were all on hand to sing Simon Cowell off in style — but where was David?
Last night’s Simon Cowell tribute performance was as touching as they come. Seven of the eight Idol-winning artists he (nearly single-handedly) made — Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks, Carrie Underwood and Kris Allen — were all on hand to bid the departing American Idol judge farewell May 26 with their heartfelt rendition of Delta Goodrem’s “Together We Are One.” But where was season 7 winner David Cook?
Casey, Crystal, Lee and Mike will sing songs from the movies tonight — but if they sing anything from Titanic, I’m turning off my TV!
Every single year, without fail, some silly singer thinks they can take on Celine Dion or Mariah Carey. Well guess what kids? You can’t (unless you’re Adam Lambert, of course). So please, stop picking songs from female vocalists that have dog-whistle voice ranges. My heart will NOT go on if choose Celine’s power ballad. In fact, I’ll stop voting for you! Read more
A new report reveals that anyone in the Idol top 5 is guaranteed big bucks!
Regardless of how we feel about this season’s American Idol finalists, five of them are guaranteed to walk away from the competition with pretty hefty wallets, according to a new report from The New York Times. Citing a contract signed during last season’s competition and filed in the state court of Los Angeles, the Times reports that last season’s winner, Kris Allen, earned $650,000 from his time on Idol. And sources close to Idol say that no previous winner has earned less than $1 million within a year of winning, after tallying performance fees and royalties from merchandise sold during the American Idol summer tours. And the rest of the top five Idol finalists don’t do too badly, either. The Times says this season’s top five are expected to earn about $100,000 from their time on the show, and up to four times that much if the show offers them a record deal. As a consolation prize, everyone else in the top 12 is guaranteed at least several thousand dollars. Read more
Adam Lambert and Allison Iraheta are probably impressed by your loyalty, Kris, but we’re guessing American Idol’s Season 9 Top 24 may disagree with you….
It’s not secret that Kris Allen is proud of his time on American Idol. After all, the 24-year-old cutie not only won the whole shebang last year, but he also won the prize of two BFF’s – runner-up Adam Lambert, 28, and 17-year-old fourth-placer Allison Iraheta. It’s fairly unsurprising, then, that the singer considers his pals to be the very best in Idol history!
“I’d like to say I’ve seen a lot of [Season 9] but I really haven’t. No one’s going to be like Season 8 though!” Kris confided to HollywoodLife.com during a conference call Feb. 22. He added that he’s been too busy to discern who this year’s clear front-runners will be. “I’ve seen a couple people, but I think I’ll pay more attention once I meet them,” he added.