Kris Allen Valentines Cover – “Can’t Help Falling In Love” (VIDEO)

Kris Allen‘s Out Alive tour settled in San Francisco for Valentines Day on Thursday. His fan-requested cover of the night was a beautiful acoustic rendition of the classic Elvis Presley tune, “Can’t Help Falling In Love.”

The season 8 American Idol winner dedicated the tune to his pregnant wife, Katy, who was sitting in the audience. Awwww…

Watch the performance below

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  • daffy wak

    Awww…….. I love Kris Allen!!!!

  • girlygirltoo

    Really pretty cover, with nice harmonies.

    His comments about Katy were very sweet. They are such a cute couple :)

  • nyc57

    That has to be one of the most beautiful love song ever and Kris and Torres’ harmonies are swoon worthy.Imagine having someone you love singing that to you.The most romantic Valentine gift ever. 

  • durbesque

    Gorgeous…spellbinding.  Andrew is a great asset to this band.  Hope Kris can keep him.

  • tierbee

    Awww, that was very sweet :)

  • Eileen99

    That was beautiful & the harmonies just made it even more special.  Kris just keeps getting better & better.

  • snappp

    How can you not Awwww :’)

  • Jonins

    How sweet of him to sing and dedicate the song to his wife. He really loves her.

  • HopeForMusic

    Awww, Katy must have loved it!  Kris is so in his element on this type of song, and this reminds me of when he sang “To Make You Feel My Love” on Idol.  Kris had done some great performances prior to that, but that night, he really got my full attention.  He’s a really, really special performer and person.

  • mtlfan2

    AWWWWW that was so beautiful and tender :)

  • Aakash Mansukhani

    I got chills from the first line itself. Damn. 

  • mzhallcat

    So beautiful, so heartfelt, and so sweet and romantic that these guys sang this song to their loved one on Valentines Day. I’m sure there were 3 ladies in the audience who were each staring with heart eyes at their own special guy. I know I would have been. Very touching!

  • dy

    That was so sweet and of course well done as always! Gotta love that Elvis’ estate retweeted one of the videos of it from last night!

  • brbi1000

    My husband and I were at the show last night and this was a nice surprise. I’ve always loved this song and always wondered how Kris would sound covering it, and he did last night! As always, he did an awesome job. I guess it was my lucky night because he also sang BWCU (my favorite song off the first album)  and Leave You Alone (my favorite off TYC). My husband and I never celebrate Valentine’s on the actual day just because we don’t like being out with all the other couples :), so I wasn’t sure if he would be willing to go to this one. I’m glad we broke tradition this year — it is always good to see Kris Allen live.

  • Ratna12

    Kris Allen singing a love song. Swoon. <3

    I love this song! I watched Blue Hawaii just for this song and Kris covering it, is even better.

  • Elizabeth

    Truly lovely – the harmonies so beautiful.   He was so cute talking about Katy.  I second the Awwwwws!  Another fantastic cover. 

  • Miz

    That was so beautiful. I like this video a lot since it concentrated on Kris’, Torres’, and Cale’s faces and the sound is stellar.

    This wasn’t a fan request for last night though. Kris didn’t take any yesterday because they had already decided to do this for Valentine’s Day. Such a shame Andrew’s wife couldn’t be there also.

    From tweets they all went on a winery tour today. Cale’s girlfriend/fiance? tweeted a group pic. I’m happy they get to have these mini vacations while on the road.

  • Incipit

    Aww, what a sweet intro. Usually for me, this song is about the resonant deep vocal sound, but this time it’s not. It’s about the harmonies, which were lovely, and the emotional connection, which was heartfelt, from every member of the band. Nice.

  • Jonins

    There’s an MP3 already but I feel it is cut short a bit at the end. Anyone knows how to edit YT to MP3? I want to try to make my own MP3.

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  • hjwells51

    Seriously, if that was an audition on American Idol, I am not sure if he would have made it to Hollywood.

  • hjwells51

    Seriously, if that was an audition on American Idol, I am not sure if he would have made it to Hollywood.

  • hjwells51

    Seriously, if that was an audition on American Idol, I am not sure if he would have made it to Hollywood.  It is one of my favorite songs and I was hoping he would do it justice, but like, I said, I was truly disappointed.

  • Shoriagirl

    I like how Kris always manages to surprise with his interpretation of the song. Especially love the harmonies and the piano.  Kris managed to put a modern twist on the old-fashioned song. 

  • washpd

    This is just beautiful. And a very sweet intro w/ Kris, Cale, and Torres calling out their significant others in the audience. <3

  • breakdown

    I never realized how well they harmonize together until I saw them do The River in Las Vegas. 

  • steph6449

    Very pretty

  • nncw

    What a great choice for Valentine’s day – true romantic! I thought Kris sounded just fantastic and harmonies with Torres were perfect.

  • Jonins

    Somebody here is a Debbie Downer. LOL

    Why didn’t you like it? How do you want it to be? 

  • lovetheusa1776

    Beautiful rendition – so tender and sweet – lucky Katy.

  • Triskel4

    Simply beautiful.  Harmonies were yum.

  • durbesque

    “I am not sure if he would have made it to Hollywood.”

    A far-fetched hypothetical, if I ever heard one.

  • David Facenfield

    surprisingly faithful rendition… a few nice KA touches… great harmonies

  • isb77

    That was so sweet when Kris introduced the song… “I am SO in love with my wife and she is here.  She is pregnant and beautiful…”  And it was nice that Cale’s girlfriend, and Torres’ wife could be there, too.   I loved their harmonies and how they always sing from the heart.

    I was watching the livestream last night, and didn’t know which song they were going to sing.  Is it just me, or did the keyboard intro sound like “Send in the Clowns”?

  • Linda Parish

    I was there to hear this live. So beautiful that I started crying again, especially since Katy was in the? audience. WOW! She is so lucky to have Kris.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Lovely rendition. Very nice.

  • Kariann Hart

    I just think we/me needs to forget Elvis’ version which is truly the best and concentrate on the sweetness and harmony of Kris’ version.  How wonderful to dedicate it to his pregnant wife!

  • almondean88

    Kris’s interpretation is so sweet and heartfelt.  What a perfect Valentine Day song.  Thank you MJ for this post.  I watched the Ustream and a huge thanks to
    LambertLust for streaming it live!  You can watch the recorded Ustream at the link below.  Also headonfire1105 created a playlist of her wonderful videos.



    broadcasting Kris Allen live on #Ustream.
    Come watch and chat! 9:13 PM


    playlist of Kris Allen – Café du Nore – 2/14/13

  • almondean88

    Kris covered the Biebs again at the El Rey in Chico, CA last night.  I loved it and Kris played the guitar again for the request song!. Here is a wonderful video with chat about their wine tasting, nap time, and chasing bats!

    Kris Allen – As Long As You Love Me- Chico CA

  • hjwells51

    I just have heard a lot of other versions I like better.  Plus, after seeing the recent Idol auditions, I just don’t think Kris has improved much since he was on the show.

  • girlygirltoo

    well to each their own, of course, but I think Kris has improved immensely from when he was on Idol. His voice is better trained now and his stage presence is far more confident. And his songwriting is much stronger.

    But he isn’t going to be everyone’s thing, so whatever :)

  • girlygirltoo

    I think this was much better than when they covered this a couple of days earlier. And his demonstration of ducking the bat was funny

  • hjwells51

    Like I responded to someone else, I just didn’t care for this version of the song.  Also, don’t think Kris has improved much, if any, since AI.  Granted, I haven’t followed his career, and maybe it is what he wants, but I just don’t think he has progressed as far as some of the others. 

  • elliegrll

    The “As Long as You Love Me” cover from last night is a million times better than the one that he did a few days ago.  Much better arrangement, and Kris did a great job of selling the emotion of the song.

  • Valarie

    I love Kris’ Elvis covers. Little Steven’s wife, Maureen, requested Paul Young’s Everytime you go away for tonight. That would be perfect.

    I have loved Kris since the first time I heard him on Idol. His voice has always been great, but his performance skills have grown immensely.

  • Shoriagirl

    I agree – Kris has been amazing when he auditioned and he remains amazing now. True artist!

  • MargieIdol

    One really awesome fan is making MP3’s from the tour. You’ll find them all here.

  • hoosiermama2

    Yes, there is only one Elvis, but there is room for other interpretations! I thought this was lovely and the sentiment behind it was so sweet.

  • Miz

    usb77, yes! I was also puzzled by the intro and then figured they were trying to really make it a surprise. :)

  • Miz

    Thanks for linking the Chico performance of ‘As Long As You Love Me’. Much better than the first time, though I liked that too.

    I LOVE when people capture the banter and this was particularly funny.

  • MissMyEm

    I’ve never been a fan of Elvis, but I’ve always thought this and Twelfth of Never were his best songs.  Kris does a really nice interpretation of this song.  I’m assuming the estate was pleased with it also since the link was tweeted to the estate and whoever runs that, retweeted it to lord knows how many Elvis followers.   Also I thought telling the world how in love he is with Katy and how beautiful she looks pregnant was very touching.  What a class act he is.

  • http://MJO judes

    I’ve always loved this song & Kris’s low mellow voice suits this song really well. Loved the harmonies. How great that Katy could be there with him .