Kris Allen Cancels Appearance on 'Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien'

July 14, 2009 04:36:54 GMT

Due to a family death, the 'American Idol' winner will skip the performing stint and be replaced by another Idol.

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Kris Allen has announced through his Twitter that he won't be showing his face on "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" this week. He wrote, "I know I was supposed to do conan on wed, but there was a death in my family." No further detail is released regarding the mentioned "death".

The winner of "American Idol" season 8 was supposed to be the musical guest on the talk show this Wednesday, July 15. The stop is slipped in to the running "American Idol" national tour. Allen is scheduled to appear along with 9 other Idol contestants on July 16 at Los Angeles' Staples Center, but no news yet whether or not he will also be absent.

Anticipating the empty slot on "Tonight Show", the Idol who finished fourth, Allison Iraheta, will be "filling in" for Allen. In a later post, he wrote "and by filling in I mean @Allison4Realzzz is gonna rock Conan's face off on Wednesday". Both Allen and Iraheta are signed under the same label, 19Recordings/Jive. They will release their respective albums this Fall after the tour is wrapped up.

The Wednesday night will mark the 28th episode that Conan O'Brien does for the show. Scheduled to be the first guest is celebrity impersonator Dana Carvey who will be there to promote his Orleans Showroom tour which starts July 24. The second guest, however, is not yet announced.

Update: Allen's rep told Access Hollywood that it was the death of his grandmother. Also, the singer will not cancel any of the tour dates.


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posted by Rocker on Jul 17, 2009
Allison tore - it - up.
posted by TrueFaxx on Jul 14, 2009
I agree with Puzzled. This whole report leaves much to be desired. I will add though, for those who care to know, that his mother has been receiving condolences on her facebook wall for the passing of HER mother, so I think it's safe to assume that 1- there really was a death in the family and 2- it was his maternal grandmother who passed. He has stated in a previous chat that his grandmother was very ill, so I'm guessing it's that same grandmother who has passd away. My condolences to the Allen family as a whole and I'm sure Allison Iraheta will do wonderfully.
posted by Puzzled on Jul 14, 2009
First of all, condolences go out to Kris and his family. But I have to comment on this "reporting", where you say, "No further detail is released regarding the questioned 'death'." QUESTIONED death?! And death in quotation marks, implying that it may not be true? A person writes about a family member's death, and you are questioning it? He's not Johnny Fairplay, for goodness sakes, and you shouldn't be trying to be Perez Hilton!
posted by shabana on Jul 14, 2009
kris's grandma has been sick for a while he mentioned it in his media tour after idol
posted by Patrice on Jul 14, 2009
Condolences to Kris and his family. I know how tough it can be too lose your Grandma. Was really looking forward to seeing Kris on the Tonight Show but wish Allison well.

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