"I love Adam and I think he's one of the greatest people that I've met so far," says Kris Allen when he is asked to comment on "American Idol" runner-up Adam Lambert.
Winning the "American Idol" title on its result show Wednesday, May 20, Kris Allen keeps singing praise for competitor Adam Lambert who wins the runner-up position. "There's not a whole lot of people that approve of the whole guy-liner thing and the nail polish and all that," he says in an interview with Access Hollywood and "The Billy Bush Show". "But for me, I love Adam and I think he's one of the greatest people that I've met so far. For me, I'm just a regular guy and I think a lot of people just related to me."
Recalling the time when his name was mentioned as winner of the singing competition's season 8, Kris says Adam congratulated and then reminded him that he still had to sing "No Boundaries," a song co-penned by "Idol" judge, Kara DioGuardi. "Seriously, Adam hugged me and goes, 'You have to sing that song now.' I was like 'Ohhhh gosh!' I was like 'OK, just sing it!' I thought it went OK," he reveals.
Adam himself also offers kind words for Kris. He is quoted as telling People, "Kris is my bud. He's such a good guy, so humble, and he's super talented. I'm really happy for him."