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Kris Allen Thought 'American Idol' Should End

May 25, 2012 18:58:26 GMT

The show's season 8 winner also admitted that he did not catch up on who won at the Wednesday, May 23 finale.


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"American Idol" is worn out, according to one of its former champions. Kris Allen who beat Adam Lambert in season 8 said he did not catch up the finale on Wednesday, May 23 night where Phillip Phillips was crowned the new winner.

Allen said further in the video by TMZ that it might be time to pull the plug on the show for good. The 26-year-old may got a point for his opinion because "Idol" reached a new finale low. The 11th season ender averaged 21.5 million total viewers, way down from 29.5 million for the season 10 finale. The biggest number pulled in a finale so far is season 6 where Jordin Sparks was the winner.

However, "Idol" had the top rating for any broadcast show since Academy Awards which was aired on ABC in February. It is also still FOX's ammo to win the night.

Moreover, success doesn't always entail "Idol" winners these days, at least not when compared to the early seasons. Allen's first album after "Idol", for example, could not pass the top 10 of Billboard Hot 200 like debut albums by Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson among others. There's a rumor that Allen's second will only sell 15 to 20k in its first week.

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posted by JUST NO on May 25, 2012
#fauxcontroversy He was on a plane during the finale (he was in NEW YORK promoting his own album that just dropped, Thank You Camellia), then he played an After-Idol party at KIIS-FM.
posted by lifeisgood on May 25, 2012
Listen to the clip - it's short. Kris was misquoted - he didn't say it was time to pull the plug.
posted by GeeGee on May 25, 2012
Idol should revamp and do shows PROMOTING former Idols instead of adding to the glut of singers out there and over saturating the market. They can re-tool the show to follow previous idol contestants and work on their careers. I would watch a show like that, but instead Idol is just beating a dead horse trying to get the last drop of blood out of the turnip. Oh and Kris's new cd is pretty good.
posted by californiastars on May 25, 2012
Idol needed to end the minute Simon left. All of the edge and everything that made the show groundbreaking is gone without him.

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