A lengthy interview with Kris Allen ran on Lifetime’s morning show, The Balancing Act today. Pretty good stuff. Watch it in two parts, after the jump. The first half is mostly about Idol, the second with Kris’s career post-Idol.

Videos after the JUMP…

Kris Allen – The Balancing Act – Part 1

Kris Allen – The Balancing Act – Part 2

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  • Banished

    Sweet. I love Kris because he is so real. The second clip accentuates the awesomeness of Alright With Me.. What a fun song, and what a waste that it has totally stalled on the radio!

  • pineappletree

    I loved this interview.

  • vanjess38

    Loved Kris in this interview, so natural! The interviewer is also awesome! I’m glad his team are still putting him out there :)

  • luly

    Good interview and Kris looks really good and relaxed and happy.

  • Shadow_i

    Kris Allen has such a like-able personality, and he’s good at interviews. I have his CD and I really like it.

  • jinger

    That was a really good interview (especially the 2nd part). I liked that they added so much footage and so many photos. Kris is really such a happy guy!

  • nekola

    I really liked this interview. The interviewer really did her research. She added video shots of AWM and good photos.

  • TXsunshine001

    Does anyone have links to a YouTube version?

  • vanjess38

    Does anyone have links to a YouTube version?

    Here you are TXsunshine001

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mX3-IVkVe8c&feature=youtu.be

  • pineappletree

    TXsunshine001:
    01/27/2011 at 10:00 am

    Does anyone have links to a YouTube version?

    Here you go :)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mX3-IVkVe8c&feature=player_embedded

  • vtu

    Does anyone have links to a YouTube version?

    Looks like MJ has embedded the YouTube links above, but if you want to see the whole thing in one video…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mX3-IVkVe8c&feature=player_embedded

  • linsmile

    This was a good way to start the day! Really good interview. Kris looks/sounds great. Love all the pics and video clips in this interview. Well done, Kris, and props to the interviewer and producers!

  • bjames

    I love this guy. He deserves all the success in the world.

  • TXsunshine001

    Thanks for the links these work for me

  • mamacitabaja

    I had a surprise day off today from work because of the snow here, then I remembered that the Kris interview was today! I actually got to watch the show this morning and was so happy to get a chance to see Kris again. I’m not sure how long ago it was taped. The host gushed about him though, which was cool. I think she saw what we all have seen all along. What a sweet personality he has. He just exudes charm and familiarity.
    On another topic, those of you who were regulars here during Kris’s tour, I wanted to let you know my daughter gave birth to our first grandchild earlier this month. It was a 8 lb. 11 oz. baby boy.I am so thrilled!

  • lifeisgood

    Good interview! I’m glad they included bits from his Alright With Me video – still wish they would have had it on VH1.

  • TXsunshine001

    One of my favorite Kris interviews he’s so adorable. Don’t know why the boy thinks he can’t dance, he’s got some moves. I like the video for AWM much better then the ” professional” one done for the truth.

  • Elliegrll

    mamacitabaja

    I’m not sure how long ago it was taped.

    They are at Dolphin’s Stadium (or whatever it’s called now), so it looks like it was taped when Kris did the Dolphin’s tailgate show.

    Congratulations on your new grandchild.

  • Eileen99

    Kris always exudes joy & happiness. I love that about him. It’s nice to see him always so relaxed and comfortable.

  • linsmile

    I totally agree w/Kris when he says that supportive family and friends are keys to balance. True for us all.

    And in light of that…hooray for fun family news…congrats, grand-mamacitabaja !!

  • ilovekrisallen39

    Hi mamacitabaja!!! I haven’t been on lately, but saw the news and wanted to say,yeah Congrats on grandson,what happy news. Loved the interview with Kris I just love him in those white teas,so goodlooking. My niece said if he doesn’t know how to dance, than I don’t have any kids. I never understood why he thinks he can’t dance his sure got the moves to me.

  • erl

    Ahhhh, so good to have a Kris thread. The withdraw is rough. He did look great and sound great. I always enjoy hearing(and watching)him talk about living his dream. It was nice how enthusiastic the interviewer was and even the co-host. Loved how the interviewer got herself a hug at the end. I wouldn’t pass up that opportunity either. The AWM song and video clips were a great, fun addition to the interview.
    Congratulations on your grandson, mamacitabaja. Enjoy him!

  • standtotheright

    I haven’t watched one of his interviews in a while. He built up a really nice rapport with that reporter. Curious to hear what direction he’ll take his next record.

  • erl

    Oh, and the boy loves to snap!

  • Hope07

    What a nice interview to help stave off the withdrawal! Kris has such a natural charm and warmth, and this interviewer really seemed to appreciate him. I sure hope we don’t have to wait too long for word on new music!

  • Mtlfan

    nice interview!! aw it’s good to have a Kris thread.

    ETA: congrats, grand-mamacitabaja !! :)

  • useless

    Kris has become (1) more confident (2) more buffed (!) and (3) if possible, even cuter. Altho I was on “Team Adam” , Kris has always been such a sweetie and I always hoped he would do as well as he is doing. Go Kris!!

  • marmom07

    Very nice interview for Kris. What a sweetie.

  • http://doeeye.wordpress.com/ doeeye

    So wonderful to see Kris! What a spectacular interview and I loved the way they interspersed the pictures to go with the dialogue. Really gave such a wonderful picture summary on many of the things Kris has been doing, really hits home when you see all the pictures of him with the kids, in Haiti, etc., very moving. May have to check out that show on Lifetime.

  • FaithfulFan

    mj, thanks for the Kris thread. I agree with the other posters that this interview really highlights Kris’s charming personality.

    Hi to all the Kris fans! I miss reading your fun and interesting Kris comments on a daily basis. Hope you all are having a great new year, and congratulations mamacitabaja.

  • Masieta

    I heard there was a Kris thread here… Great interview! Kris just seems so happy and appreciative of his opportunities. He is such a charmer. I love it that interviewers usually fall for him. I am also THRILLED that he will be singing the NA at the pro-bowl… but that is such a tough song, I have to admit I start feeling motherly and will be biting my nails until it’s all over…

  • cookcricket

    So good! And so soon to disappear from the recent posts section. :(

    Like everyone else, looking forward to the next and hope to not have to wait and wait and wait.

    Love getting these little snippets in the meantime. Hey radioland, did you hear that awesome song that would get so many people tuning into your stations!

    Congrats to mamacitabaja, or like Mtlfan said grand-mamcitabaja! Enjoy that little guy! Babies make me :D.

  • almondean88

    Hi everyone from the Kris Tour threads, I miss you all.

    Thanks MJ for posting another Kris thread. I’m so missing more news and music from Kris and to hear everyone else’s comments. I thought the interview was very well produced. The questions were good and gave a good background for viewers who might be new to AI, Kris and Kris’s music. I loved the interviewer’s enthusiasm. It was really quite adorable to see her reach out to hug Kris. I would have done the same myself!

    Since I had been waiting for several days to catch this interview I watched the show on the day before to see if they would do any promotion for Kris. They did indeed put in a very nice spot at the end of yesterday’s show which featured footage of Kris’s AWM video and the same huge enthusiasm from the interviewer. I think Kris has turned her into a fan. It was either letting her sing along to AWM or the hug!

  • http://MJO judes

    So good! And so soon to disappear from the recent posts section.

    Yes Cookcricket I almost missed it because I was looking at the AI threads & just happened to check the list. Thanks for posting MJ.Loved the interview – good to hear Kris’s voice once again.

    Hey grand-mamcitabaja -ha ha. Congratulations!! Hope all continues to go well.

  • hoosiermama

    Excellent interview! Good questions, GREAT editing with all the pics and videos…and dayum Kris is sexy! :-)

    Helloooooooo Kris fans!!!!! *waving to everyone* Glad to see so many still checking in here at MJ’s!

    A grandbaby for mamacitabaja? I’m so jealous (maybe “someday”–lol)! Cherish him! And judes, I think of you with every tennis match this week! I try to feel the sun and warmth thru my tv as I look out my window at the snow and cold yucky stuff.

    Looking forward to the NA this weekend, but I agree with Masieta–that song is a nail biter! I hope he comes out in a Hawaiian shirt, with a lei around his neck and sings the heck out of it–woot!

  • Ratna12

    Love the interview !
    First of all, Kris in his white T- shirt…sigh.

    Love this quote,
    Q: So what do you tell the kids who have dreams, who want to pursue music ?
    A: The biggest thing is to just keep trying, it’s not easy, and I think that people think that you either a big star or absolutely nothing. If you love what you’re doing, you are going to be successful at it.

    Awww, on Kris comments about his devoted fans.
    And I hope that he won’t be leery of fans who just want “innocent” hugs. :) Is there such a thing ?
    Great to see how the interviewer was fangirl-ing and getting a hug from Kris.

    Ready for my DVR for the Pro Bowl NA on Jan 30th on Fox.

    PS: Congratulations mamacitabaja ! :)

  • hoosiermama

    First of all, Kris in his white T- shirt…sigh.

    Awww, Ratna12, you are consistent! :-)

  • linsmile

    ^^^HaHa, Ratna12 and hoosiermama! Before I started watching the interview this morning I saw the picture and thought, “oh, Ratna12 will be happy for the white T-shirt.” :)

    Aww, it’s fun to come back and see the familiar names and all the “hellos.”

  • girlygirl

    Kris says in this interview he hopes to have new music out by the summer (no exact timetable yet though)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiaehUGQw04

  • Ratna12

    linsmile:
    01/28/2011 at 12:41 am
    ^^^HaHa, Ratna12 and hoosiermama! Before I started watching the interview this morning I saw the picture and thought, “oh, Ratna12 will be happy for the white T-shirt.”

    Those arms….and that beautiful face.
    And he just seems so happy and content with his life. Love that.

  • http://MJO judes

    And judes, I think of you with every tennis match this week! I try to feel the sun and warmth thru my tv as I look out my window at the snow and cold yucky stuff.

    Hi there hoosiermama. I actually went to the tennis with my daughter last weekend & saw Djokovic & Andy Roddick play which was great. It was warm when we were there & will be hot for the final[ sending over warm vibes]- so good Andy Murray & Djocovic are in it- I like both! Weird how both Federer & Nadal missout again!!

    girlygirl:
    01/28/2011 at 2:22 am

    Kris says in this interview he hopes to have new music out by the summer (no exact timetable yet though)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiaehUGQw04

    Thanks girlygirl- once again good to hear Kris’s voice. Hope he’s right about the summer release!

  • Ratna12

    hoosiermama: And judes, I think of you with every tennis match this week! I try to feel the sun and warmth thru my tv as I look out my window at the snow and cold yucky stuff.

    Los Angeles has been nice and sunny all this week, although tomorrow will be way cooler, it will be around 65 F. :)

    But, really, I don’t care about the weather in Australia, Los Angeles and Indiana (?).
    I care about Hawaii’s weather. I hope that the next week will be really, really sunny, so that SOMEONE will be walking on the beach shirtless. :)

  • mamacitabaja

    Aw guys, thanks for all the good wishes! I’ve missed all of the regulars here too. Hopefully they’ll be more Kris news soon to keep us happy campers.

  • http://MJO judes

    I hope that the next week will be really, really sunny, so that SOMEONE will be walking on the beach shirtless. :)

    Ha ha Ratna, you are very consistent aren’t you. You never know -maybe Kris will think he’s safe over there & let down his guard!! Hope we get some details about his trip there ?

  • Seeker

    Woohoo! Kris Thread!! Great interview!!

  • http://MJO judes

    Hey before the tennis final for the Australian Open yesterday I heard some familiar music- Live Like We’re Dying & I am sure it was Kris’s version not The Script’s – it was so good to hear it on here seeing that it never sold here. Someone on the Channel 7 TV network must be a fan of Kris’s!!

  • hoosiermama

    I just looked back at this thread. judes–so cool that you got to see some of the tennis action in person! I was rooting for Djokovic after Nadal went out, so happy that he won (watched the tape delay today). Love Kim Clijsters, too, so double yay!

    I hope that the next week will be really, really sunny, so that SOMEONE will be walking on the beach shirtless

    Heeheeeheee! Oh Ratna12, you’re incorrigible! But for your sake only (ahem!), I’ll agree with you! :-)

  • http://MJO judes

    Yeah Ratna- I bet you were disappointed that Kris didn’t have his shirt off whilst wearing the grass skirt!!