Kris Allen Behind-The-Scenes of the AI Promo Shoot – VIDEO

A behind-the-scenes look at Kris Allen’s shoot for the American Idol Season 9 promo from the peeps at VEVO. Kris reveals what his life has been like after Idol.

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via Randomize Me.

Bonus: Now with Hi-Larious Kris Allen outtakes after the jump…

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67 Comments

  1. I liked getting to hear him talk about all the interviews and such being a job, but the music making it worthwhile,(I’m paraphrasing, of course). Kind of a peek behind the curtain, so to speak. Pretty cool video. Thanks, mj!

  2. I agree sylvanaire, my favorite part of the video is hearing him talk about the music. His whole personality and mood just changed when he talked about what music means to him. This reminds me of the song, “Written All Over My Face,” which even though it was written for another group, describes Kris Allen to a tee. He communicates best through his music, which is not always the best thing as far as interviews are concerned, and even videos like this one, but I doubt that anyone can deny that he has the ability to tell people exactly who he is just by singing a song. That’s how he was able to get past not being featured before the semifinal round, and make it into the top 13.

  3. Kris is adorable even when he fails at taping this promo. He knows what he’s talking about when he says he doesn’t see acting in his future LOL!

    Oh and sleepy Kris, aww

    It’s interesting how articulate he is when he talks about his music, though. That is what he cares about — not about all the stuff that surrounds it — even though he recognizes the other stuff is necessary and that he does have to approach some of the stuff as a job.

  4. That was a lot of fun. I really liked the behind the scenes stuff. Kris definitely comes alive when talking and making music. Very happy for him to get to do what he loves.

    The outtakes are hilarious. Thanks for posting these.

  5. Cute! Kris is alot more talented and funnier than people give him credit for!

  6. I love how everything is about the music for Kris. Boy is he pretty are what!?!

  7. oops–no longer available due to copyright claim from Sony?

    The outtakes were cute, though. Especially the end (like “that’s all folks!”)! Guessing that’s from early last summer?

  8. He is so much fun. It should be great to just hang out with him. Those outtakes are hilarious; he might stumble but he’s creative in doing so. And he has such a great personnality! he’s very natural and could be very good at acting if he could get rid of the stumbling thing.

    I love that his heart is into music entirely! all the other stuff is a necessary job for him and I can see that he is having fun with it but the real fun for him is the music.

    And awww he’s SO good looking :)

  9. he’s very natural and could be very good at acting if he could get rid of the stumbling thing.

    I agree. I think he could go into acting, and I’ve been saying for months that he could do print advertising or commercials. He’s a lot quicker than he gives himself credit for being, and I don’t think the stumbling is a problem, since all actors stumble and have to do re-takes, I think he’s just very self-conscious and critical of himself, but the camera loves him. He has a great sense of humor, and knows how to have fun. I think he could act if he just stopped worrying about how he sounds and looks, and just had fun with it.

  10. I agree with you babybelle32. I think his Ford commercial is very good. He’s so very natural ad I think it’s the one thing that is a given and is hard to get if you don’t have it. The rest is more mechanical and can be practiced

  11. I hate to be so shallow, but this man is soooo good looking. And I love his speaking voice. And singing voice. Everything about him is like buttah to my eyes and ears. He’s my candyman :p

  12. He’s such a cutie! :D I hope we hear something soon on tour and/or AOL sessions!!!

    Thanks for posting these mj!

  13. No longer available!

    On the bright side, DING!

    He’s seriously testing my straightness.

  14. Love all Kris videos.
    I hope that I haven’t seen all the Idol promo with Kris. All the little snippets of Kris just in the first two AI9 episodes, make me so hopefull to see more of him.

    The video outtakes is just funny. And why did he try to talk so fast ?
    He is a laid back guy. He can’t talk fast. he-he.
    And yes, he is sooo pretty.

  15. He’s seriously testing my straightness.

    LOL!

    he’s very natural and could be very good at acting if he could get rid of the stumbling thing.

    Haha, these are outtakes! Doesn’t mean he “stumbles” any more than anyone else. Although he does it better than anyone else, I have to say. This guy has charm to burn.

  16. He’s seriously testing my straightness.

    LOL but it sure is hard to resist him… the more I see him, the more I love him… he is just so real… so good looking… and so rare… and his love for music…

  17. If you are a guy, and Kris challenges your “straightness”, you have some issues.

  18. If you are a guy, and Kris challenges your “straightness”, you have some issues.

    Or else Kris is just so hot no straight guy can resist his incredible hotness.

  19. He’s seriously testing my straightness.

    Too cute..he is a hot little guy. Very charming.

  20. If you are a guy, and Kris challenges your “straightness”, you have some issues.

    Maybe there aren’t any “issues;” just an appreciation of a charming, good-looking human being. Jamie Foxx put it best: “He swooned me.”

  21. for me, he’s not only cute… he’s a hot as hell ..
    Ouch, i think i got burn.. ;)

  22. Kris is the cutest thing. He’s lucky he was born straight and we’re lucky he is a kind loving person. I know he will have a long successful careet, he is very talented.

  23. I don’t find Kris hot. I find him a lovely musician. The music I appreciate has never been about OMG!!11!!! the best voice evah. I actually don’t care much about voice. I care about how music makes me feel. Kris Allen’s music makes me feel!

  24. The reason for me to be here is Kris’ music. I didn’t find him hot or cute pr anything before I started to love his music. And way after that I noticed that he doesn’t look bad at all. The music is always the most important thing for me, everything else comes as a nice bonus.

  25. RE Kris next single:

    I was at the gym this morning. I was running on the treadmill. The gym was playing one of the major radio stations here in Manila. Then suddenly, Before We Come Undone plays. I was so surprised. Is this the next single? Because radio stations here usually follows what singles are released in the U.S.

    I actually thought this might be promo for his upcoming concert here. BUT the radio station that played it is not the partner radio station of the concert.

    Might I add that BWCU sounds 10 times better on the radio. OMG.

  26. In my defense, my adoration for Kris can also go to “tempting me to go up to him and pinch him on the cheeks or punch him in the arm for being cute”, and I’m pretty sure some dads feel like that about their children (mine still does :P), so I guess I feel like Kris’s dad. Too bad Kris is older than me. The only thing wrong about Kris “testing my straightness” is how fangirly he makes me.

    Anyway, I like Before We Come Undone, but I think Alright With Me would be a better single. I dunno, for some reason during BWCU, I often find myself waiting for the chorus to kick in >_>. LLWD/AWM seems more like a one-two punch. Although both have a more catchy feeling than BWCU, and I think that’s the way radio seems to be today: mostly catchy stuff. And, unlike most of that catchy stuff, Alright With Me isn’t overproduced, boring crap.

    Before We Come Undone would make a good second single, though. If you took LLWD and either of the two songs, it seems like BWCU would show a more different side to Kris’s artistry, so I have a feeling it’ll probably sell a different side of Kris. I just feel like it won’t be as big a hit as Alright With Me. Maybe that’s just because I prefer Alright With Me.

  27. carmine2008
    01/16/2010 at 8:48 am

    RE Kris next single:

    I was at the gym this morning. I was running on the treadmill. The gym was playing one of the major radio stations here in Manila. Then suddenly, Before We Come Undone plays. I was so surprised. Is this the next single? Because radio stations here usually follows what singles are released in the U.S.

    carmine2008, were you referring to RX93.1 as the station? I saw tweets earlier (Kris-stalking… LOL) that are “voting” for BWCU for some chart-thingie in the said station. Found that a bit surprising, too.

    Perhaps they just like the single? LOL. Anyway, it’s not unusual for radio stations to play tracks other than the current single. Nor for countries to “release” a different single (although I agree with you that PH usually follows US releases). Just further proves that Kris’ album has a LOT of potential singles. :) #teamBWCU

    BTW, love the vids. Kris is adorkable as always.

  28. Paulie

    Yup, I was referring to RX. They seem to love Kris, because they played LLWD 10 minutes after they played BWCU. Although in the same hour they also played WWFM and FIBOU.

    If you ask me, I think the next single should be Alright With Me. But, BWCU would be fine after I heard it on the radio. I sounded really really great.

  29. I don’t think AWM is a god 2nd single. If this is released 2nd I think he might alienate pop stations. BWCU is a solid single that can attract both HAC and POP and he can get a 2nd hit on both formats. Then after that he can release AWM or whatever. AWM would probably be perfect as a late summer song release. I would go BWCU, AWM, and then the Truth for the autumn/christmas season.

  30. Kris Allen is sooooooo HOT!!! His lips!!! Gaaaah!!! His gorgeous arms!!!!
    His puppy dog eyes…. then there’s his talking voice…. that voice comes from deep within his chest, sounds so sexy esp on radio!!!
    … And what makes him even more effing sexy, is that he doesn’t give a F*** about these things…. he just a normal guy, doing his thing, making music. (Ooooh, His Lower register !!!!! sexiest thing ever!!)

    But in all honesty I would never be this fangirly about him if he couldn’t back it all up with undeniable talent….. which he does… sooo welll!!!!
    In the end, just like it is for Kris, it’s all about his music for me!

    I’m still swooning over his “Chasing Pavements” cover!!

    Second Single = CSA, BWCU & AWM – one of these!!! But the good news… Kris and Jive have alotta time left before they decide, coz LLWD has ALOT of life left in it!!!

  31. Seeker… i love you! i agree with everything you just said and couldnt have said it better… bb is amazing!

  32. Jammasta
    The only thing wrong about Kris “testing my straightness” is how fangirly he makes me.

    You should NOT defend yourself!!! I love what you said ….

    Seeker, I always LOVE your comments as I feel the same way…. His jawline does it for me. I kinda want to chew on it… hehe

    Great videos.. Thanks MJ

  33. he’s cute. but hot? not really sure. I think its hard for guys to be hot and cute. they’re usually either one or the other.

  34. Yui, on pics sometimes he looks cute, sometimes he looks hot. Of the latter, here is an evidence as posted by deez:

    Check out post #395 in this thread .

    http://idolforums.com/index.php?showtopic=636810&st=380

    Like others, i think BWCU would be a good 2nd single. Definitly AWM for this summer.

    And beside his physical hotness, there is definitly a lot of hotness for me in his singing :)

  35. It’s obvious that it’s all about music for Kris. And I love it : )

    But on the shallow side, here you are:
    http://catherinejackson.zenfolio.com/p546083350

    I don’t know if this link has been there before but I think these pictures are worth a second look ; )

    Wow, those are some great pics of Kris, I had never seen those before! My favs are 38, 67, and 95. I used to just consider Kris “cute” but I think since the summer he has really been turning up the heat and I would definitely put him in the HOT category now. For me, for you. I also agree with whoever said that his lower register is super sexy. As great as his arms are, I think his voice is the sexiest thing about him.

    I loved watching the behind the scenes vid above, pretty cool to get a glimpse of what goes on.

  36. Loved these videos , thanks MJ.

    As far as “Kris is hot” goes – if I were younger I would say yes but for me now he is very attractive because music just oozes from his soul when he’s singing .
    I think from his audition look to now Kris has gone under a bit if a transformation which now makes him seem a lot more good looking , which is where I think the “cute” to ” hot” transition may have occurred for some!!

  37. Kris was always nice looking, but it’s his confidence and passion when he sings that makes him hot.

  38. OMG – I was just doing my weekly shopping at my local Shoprite, standing in the long check out line (it’s can can sale time) and I heard Kris Allen’s voice. I looked up on the TV monitor and a VH1 interview of Kris was being shown!

    Kris was talking about needing to love the music he is performing, otherwise he wouldn’t be able to go out and perform it. I’m quite sure I missed some of the interview, but he looked great! It was so exciting to see him/VH1 being “advertised” in the local (crowded, I’ll add) supermarket!

  39. J9BT
    01/16/2010 at 8:58 pm
    OMG – I was just doing my weekly shopping at my local Shoprite, standing in the long check out line (it’s can can sale time) and I heard Kris Allen’s voice. I looked up on the TV monitor and a VH1 interview of Kris was being shown!

    Kris was talking about needing to love the music he is performing, otherwise he wouldn’t be able to go out and perform it. I’m quite sure I missed some of the interview, but he looked great! It was so exciting to see him/VH1 being “advertised” in the local (crowded, I’ll add) supermarket!

    OMG my EXACT experience today at Jewel/Osco in Chicago today!!! As I’m checking out I hear LLWD & Kris’ voice and my head jerks around (of course)…. Same interview VH1 They show his album cover too!!!!
    I was so excited… Made My Day!!! GO KRIS….

  40. Seeker
    But in all honesty I would never be this fangirly about him if he couldn’t back it all up with undeniable talent….. which he does… sooo welll!!!! In the end, just like it is for Kris, it’s all about his music for me.

    I’m still swooning over his “Chasing Pavements” cover!!

    I agree, it’s the music first, but then you see all the performances and he is just WOWing me. The songs, the incredible voice, guitar playing and hearing that while watching that beautiful face. What a complete package.

    I’m too, and I don’t get it. I have the mp3 from the one from CES on repeat. The thing is, that performance was not a perfect one. Sometimes the chorus seems too high, but I LOVE the catch in his voice.
    And the first several lines on that song was just incredible.
    I’m soo in love with his voice / tone. Kris is amazing.

  41. Second Single = CSA, BWCU & AWM – one of these

    Whatever it is, after that please, The Truth has to be a single. OK, and Let It Rain also. I just want to see him going to all the late night shows to do these songs. And I also think that somewhere along the line, a slower song should be made a single.

  42. I think the two videos are awesome and show two different sides of Kris.

    I still hope that a song or two of his are picked up by a popular tv show. I really think “The Truth”, BWCU, or I Need to Know would work perfectly for one of the popular shows like CSI, Bones, or something like that.

  43. Anyway, I like Before We Come Undone, but I think Alright With Me would be a better single. I dunno, for some reason during BWCU, I often find myself waiting for the chorus to kick in >_>. LLWD/AWM seems more like a one-two punch. Although both have a more catchy feeling than BWCU, and I think that’s the way radio seems to be today: mostly catchy stuff. And, unlike most of that catchy stuff, Alright With Me isn’t overproduced, boring crap.

    Before We Come Undone would make a good second single, though. If you took LLWD and either of the two songs, it seems like BWCU would show a more different side to Kris’s artistry, so I have a feeling it’ll probably sell a different side of Kris. I just feel like it won’t be as big a hit as Alright With Me. Maybe that’s just because I prefer Alright With Me.

    Thanks, that’s just about exactly how I feel. When I listen to the album I sometimes play AWM first, instead of waiting for it to come up, because I can’t wait to hear it. Hits are often all about how they make you feel. LLWD also makes me feel good when I hear it — in a different way. I do feel LLWD followed by AWM would be a great one-two punch, because I guess I feel AWM would be a smash. If Kris is lucky enough to have a second singel that does better than the first, it would be great for establishing him as a star.

    BWCU doesn’t make me feel the same way — I think that’s one reason it doesn’t seem like a potential hit, to me. It’s a good song, but not all good songs are necessarily hit songs.

    The kids I know listen to pop radio, but I can’t imagine BWCU being a song they’d all be singing along to. Maybe I’m wrong. It’s not that catchy. Lyrically, a bit challenging, and also downbeat.

    If folks really want AWM to be a “summer” single (though I couldn’t care less about that, myself), then it will have to be the second single. Because it’s mid-January now and LLWD is still going strong. The second single, if it drops in spring, would end up being a so-called summer single.

  44. i’ll just post here since there’s no new thread yet for kris.

    not sure if anyone mentioned this already but i was watching the re-run of Atlanta day 2 auditions for Season 9 when i suddenly heard BWCU in the background while showing some of those who did not pass the auditions, some as they were leaving the venue! shown on StarWorld in Asia. i was quite surprised, happily surprised, to hear kris singing in the background. yay! :)

  45. I never noticed how cute Kris is. He has such great skin…and natural too.

  46. dana
    01/17/2010 at 9:22 am
    i’ll just post here since there’s no new thread yet for kris.

    not sure if anyone mentioned this already but i was watching the re-run of Atlanta day 2 auditions for Season 9 when i suddenly heard BWCU in the background while showing some of those who did not pass the auditions, some as they were leaving the venue! shown on StarWorld in Asia. i was quite surprised, happily surprised, to hear kris singing in the background. yay!

    Me too, Dana!

  47. I just realized I posted a different video…well, if you haven’t seen it, enjoy!!! The one I posted is behind the scenes at AI, shooting a promo vid for AI. I had never seen it…I hope it’s not old news! :eek:

  48. “I still hope that a song or two of his are picked up by a popular tv show. I really think “The Truth”, BWCU, or I Need to Know would work perfectly for one of the popular shows like CSI, Bones, or something like that.”

    I thought BWCU would be best for a “moody” show like that (add Brothers and Sisters, Grey’s Anatomy, etc.), but I was pleasantly surprised at how great it sounded on the Atlanta auditions this week. And it was used showcasing a happy moment! So, I don’t think it’s as “downbeat” as I first thought.

    I like Kris’ vocals on BWCU a lot, but I still prefer AWM for the sheer joy of it. In fact, I have now revised the finale scenario from Kris demanding Simon to sing the yeah, yeahs, to Kris calling Ellen and Kara up on stage to sing with him. That worked so well at BBKings, that I think it would be a really fun moment on Idol. Not quite “Pants on the Ground”, but really a joyous way for him to end his “reign” as those two would run with the opportunity to be on stage and sing. Simon could participate, too, but I doubt if he would…

  49. I like Kris’ vocals on BWCU a lot, but I still prefer AWM for the sheer joy of it. In fact, I have now revised the finale scenario from Kris demanding Simon to sing the yeah, yeahs, to Kris calling Ellen and Kara up on stage to sing with him. That worked so well at BBKings, that I think it would be a really fun moment on Idol. Not quite “Pants on the Ground”, but really a joyous way for him to end his “reign” as those two would run with the opportunity to be on stage and sing. Simon could participate, too, but I doubt if he would…

    I love this scenario!

    As for the next single I’m team #AWM. It was the only snippet I didn’t like at all at first and I thought I’d be skipping it constantly. But, it didn’t take more than a couple of listening before I fell in love with it. I love BWU even more but it doesn’t feel like a hit.

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