A video of Kris Allen performing “Bright Lights” live is available on iTunes today.

If you can’t get enough Kris Allen, purchase his iTunes pass, you’ll get the “Bright Lights” video, plus behind-the-scenes tour videos, and Kris’s upcoming album, the minute it’s released this fall…

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  • Truthiness

    So I haven’t seen this yet, but I’ve read comments in other threads by those that have, does the video really look weird? I think I read something about cut out pictures of people?

  • Eileen99

    I got the video a couple of days ago – it’s very nicely done, but is not “live” concert footage in my opinion. Looks like they did it at a sound check; there’s a little more interaction with the audience, a little less intimacy with the piano bench. Did not see any cutouts (LOL if they did that) in the audience, but now I’m going to have to go home and view it again carefully … I like it – very professionally done with many different camera angles, and the sound is awesome.

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/voronas-ontario-american-idol-tour-recap.htm/feed/ vorona

    I wrote that about the flat people.

    I don’t think the video looks weird. It sounds great and provides a lot of nice Kris footage. I’m enjoying it. If I hadn’t had really close seats in Ontario, I probably never would have noticed anything. However, being the incurable narcissist that I am (ahem), I had to pause every time they showed an audience shot in order to see if I could see myself. Because it’s all about me. You know. :wink1_tb: Forget that Kris guy.

    Anyway, I just rewatched it, and I was probably wrong about the flat people. Just a trick of the light and digital compression. I watched it in a bright room earlier, and now it’s dimmer so I have less glare. So nevermind about that. LOL

  • washpd

    I think they probably spliced together some concert footage with a staged performance to get the best audio and video quality. The sound and video are great, IMO. I’ve already watched it way too many times.

  • dsp

    Great for those interested in buying…….I won’t be buying it

  • noladoll

    He seems like a very nice guy with a beautiful voice. I can’t wait to hear him in St. Louis. It just amazes me that someone could be so naive to be upset that someone tried to kiss him. Guess he will really grow up and see the real world – working in LA and NY.

  • dezzie

    It’s an awesome video and I hope they do it for his entire set!

  • Eileen99

    I think they probably spliced together some concert footage with a staged performance to get the best audio and video quality. The sound and video are great, IMO. I’ve already watched it way too many times.

    Yes to all of this. For the average viewer (who hadn’t watched concert performance video 435,832 times already on YouTube), this would appear to be all concert footage. It’s well done.

  • Suzanne

    It just amazes me that someone could be so naive to be upset that someone tried to kiss him. Guess he will really grow up and see the real world – working in LA and NY.

    Kris says that the woman stuck her tongue into his mouth. He was assaulted.

  • jmom376

    Thank you for posting this here MJ! It is an awesome video and I also hope they do it for his whole set.

    Kissing comment: Entitelment is not pretty. Even stars have boundaries, especially married ones.. Personally I hope he doesn’t change no matter where he lives…

  • CSM

    Now I’m sad….I can’t buy it!!! Why do I live in Europe!?! :cry_tb:

  • wand3rful

    It just amazes me that someone could be so naive to be upset that someone tried to kiss him. Guess he will really grow up and see the real world – working in LA and NY

    ummm…he’s MARRIED LOL. doesnt matter where you are from, its fking weird to have a stranger shove their tongue down your mouth. (plus i’ll wager the lady who did the kissing was NOT a heidi klum clone).

    re: video, great sound….i too hope they add his entire set.

  • eliza

    I agree that it’s concert footage spliced together with something recorded just for the iTunes video, but it’s really well done and if I hadn’t watched mumblety YouTube videos of the BL performances, it would be really hard to tell that it’s not an actual complete concert performance. I’d love to see his whole set for sale on iTunes like this.

  • isitoveryet

    Does anyone find the audio to be off, almost like it is sanitized. Doesn’t sound like concert footage. Some of the vocals sound flat, from what I’ve heard from fan YT vids.

  • EveLambert

    I would listen and watch for free – but not a dime from my pocket….. and would someone please educate me on this – do they usually make tour vids – was this done on the previous idol tours or is this something new. E19 et al would do anything to haul in the cash in these hard economic times – I have never followed American Idol beyond the TV show, this is my first time so I have no clue if this is the norm or something new. Please advise – thanks!

  • jmom376

    Since your not spending a time out of your pocket, it doesn’t really matter now does it..

  • EveLambert

    Thanks guys!

  • jersey

    LOL, I haven’t been to a concert and I justed watched the video without analyzing it to death and I thought it was recorded at a concert, but what do I know. All I do know is Kris sounds and looks great. The video is very well done. I liked it.

  • EveLambert

    I seem to be having some difficulty – I thought the first comment did not go through and I repeated it somewhat – sorry for the double posting. I tried editing and replacing the text but that didn’t seem to work either – very sorry!

  • AC

    I like it! I’m so happy they got rid of No Boundaries because if they didn’t, I bet that Nb would have been the live performance they would have put on itunes.

    I wonder what else will come with the pass =)

  • TwigLA

    I loved it. Very well done, nice close ups of him on piano and guitar, great sound.

  • evanjane

    I purchased the I-tune pass some time ago. My daughter hasn’t watched the Bright Lights video yet, she doesn’t want to be spoiled for the concert this Sunday. When I heard Kris was doing Bright Lights, I had hoped he would do the guitar solo, but assumed he would only be playing the piano. I really wanted to see him on guitar and was happy he fulfilled my wish.

    I had my son, who plays guitar, watch the video and he said Kris was very good. He was jealous of Kris’s guitar strap. He said it looked like a Mountain Man Strap (re: Allman Brothers). Also loved his Gibson Les Paul.

    The video performance of Bright Lights is terrific stuff. Love his vocals and musicianship. I can’t wait to see him perform it live. I see great things in store for Kris. Nothing wrong with being “destined for a career of radio hits like Jason Mraz, Matt Nathason and Rob Thomas.” — Newsday.

    My money, literally, is on the “dark horse”.

  • Kirsten

    do they usually make tour vids – was this done on the previous idol tours or is this something new.

    This is the first time they’ve ever done it. The effort seems to be tied to the iTunes Season Pass.

    E19 et al would do anything to haul in the cash in these hard economic times

    Well, to be fair to 19E, people have been begging on the internet for this kind of thing for years. The youtube videos always suffer from being from one POV, weird angles, typically bad sound, other audience members obscuring the camera/screaming, and fuzzy imagery. People have asked “why not make a DVD or videos” from the camers they use to feed the side screens?

    Perhaps 19E is sending out a trial balloon to see if there really is a market for these things (plus it’s part of the labels trying to make the albums more attractive). If this flops, then we may not see professional quality concert videos for any of the Idols in the future.

  • useless

    Ugh. A stranger stuck her tongue into his mouth!!???There ARE boundaries. Besides being outright assaultive, imagine any possible transmittable disease this person may have had? If someone had done that to Megan, that person would have been dragged of and possibly charged!

  • summersnow

    I’ve watched the video and I’ve to say that this is EPIC AWESOMENESS!!! :jittery_tb: The visual and sound quality are just what you expect from a professional concert video. :thumbup_tb: This performance is up there with Rob Thomas’s imho.

    I hope they will do the videos for his other songs soon. I can’t wait!!!

  • Sunshinegirl

    If someone had done that to Megan, that person would have been dragged of and possibly charged!

    Exactly!

  • anovich

    If someone had done that to Megan, that person would have been dragged of and possibly charged!

    This – if any of the 3 girls (Megan, Allison or Lil) were manhandled, kissed, or groped there would be a huge uproar while the guys are expected to deal with it. That’s just a completely unacceptable double standard.

  • Mtlfan

    If someone had done that to Megan, that person would have been dragged of and possibly charged!

    That’s right! It’s not because it happened to a man that it’s less offensive

  • Mtlfan

    love the new video! there is some passion missing but it’s overall well done. I’m glad i bought the Itunes pass

  • adh1018

    I love this video and Kris’s performance! I have watched it over and over again and think it’s worth every penny!

  • noladoll

    Pulleeze….If someone who has been in clubs, like Kris, and has any ounce of awareness would have just brushed off the kissing/tongue thing. Yikes. It’s like he’s been living under a rock. It’s amazing to me how someone could be so naive. Sorry – I just don’t get it.

  • ShariG

    Thank you thank you for letting us know. I have the season pass thingy but had not yet downloaded this video. So psyched!

  • ShariG

    So cool there is an autographed performance booklet, too. I love this whole season pass idea. Very, very nice.

  • ShariG

    I love this video! Beautiful sound, great closeup shots and he looks and sounds amazing. It may have been shot at a sound check. I remember someone mentioning much earlier that they were admitted to the sound check which I thought at the time was strange. I don’t think they usually allow an audience for a sound check, but in this video you can only really see about 8 rows of people. At first I thought it was just the lighting, but it may be that the video was shot before the actual concert. It doesn’t matter though. It is a full rehearsal with all of the lighting and Kris doing a fantastic job straight through start to finish, not patching of pictures as might have been suggested by an earlier comment. It didn’t look that way to me. I love this whole season pass thing. The signed booklet that was also a part of the download has four pages of great pictures, especially the one on page four, full page, gorgeous, and an autograph. Very nice.

  • ShariG

    I have to respectfully disagree, Noladoll. I can’t imagine any of these guys liking strangers kissing them on the lips at all let alone with tongue. Absolutely gross and uncalled for and he has every right to say it was pretty disgusting. Is that actually relevant to this video though? Or maybe just turning a good thing (bonus concert footage) into a negative. Just asking.

  • ryo

    Are you kidding me? Someone sticks her tongue in his mouth and he should just “deal with it”? Would you feel the same if someone did it to you? And why do people keep saying Kris is naive – if you actually listen to him speak, it’s fairly obvious he isn’t. I honestly don’t understand some people. “Brush it off” are you serious.

  • ilovekrisallen39

    Yeah really his a married man why should he have to deal with it. And even if he wasn’t marrird it still wouldn’t be right. If it was a girl would you feel the same way?And Kris doesn’t seem naive to me. I think what that lady did was very wrong. And if I was Kris ‘s wife and he got kissed by someone like that I would be very pissed. If some lady french kiss my husband the fight would be on. It just isn’t right.

  • MrsB

    Thanks for posting MJ – my hubby purchased it on iTunes last eve (taught me how to do it so I’m no longer at his mercy) and I enjoyed Kris’ performance like you wouldn’t believe! He is just so adorable and the guitar solo just knocks my socks off! Love it.

    Before I found you and had all this wealth of info, I only purchased CDs when they were released – this is so much more fun!