Kris Allen – 98.5 Kissmass Bash Buffalo – VIDEO

Kris Allen performed at the KISS 98.5 Kissmas Bash in Buffalo, New York last night.

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After the jump, watch his performance of “Heartless/Gangster’s Paradise” mash-up and “Can’t Stay Away”.

Watch this post for additional vids as they become available.

Update: Added pre-performance interview

Performance

Pre-performance interview:

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197 Comments

  1. Yay Kris! I love CSA , especially live. The guitarist seems way more animated than he has in the past.

  2. I like that picture!!! Have fun tonight mj!! :D

    The vid’s awesome btw, I saw it last night.

  3. Kris, please burn that shirt! lol

    Never going to happen. There is supposed to be some recent interview out there where he says it’s his favorite shirt.

  4. I love hearing backup vocals from the band on Heartless/GP! Thanks for posting the video!!

  5. I like that picture!!! Have fun tonight mj!!

    So do I. Something about it reminds me of the more iconic pictures of famous bands. Kris does look tired, but that’s just a sign of all of the work he’s been getting lately.

    I love watching and hearing him perform CSA, he just puts everything he has into singing that song.

    The Heartless/Gangsters Paradise mashup sounds really good with the whole band.

  6. MJ:

    I hope you return from the concert tonight bearing gifts, and I think you know what I mean! Your vids are the best!

  7. Love the harmony on Gangster Paradise.
    He looks very confortable on stage :) ..love his stage presence!
    Is it me or he seems to have more of an accent than usual when he talks between the songs?

  8. Kris, please burn that shirt! lol

    I logged in just to comment on the shirt!!!!!!

  9. Thanks for the videos! I think with every performance he gets more and more comfortable and lets loose more on stage and brings the audience into it more…expeically on CSA…I love that song! Band is also more in sync as they perform more together. I am happy to see the great reception he is getting at these shows!

  10. Kris, please burn that shirt! lol

    haha! how can we want to burn the famous abbey road photo shirt????

  11. Kris was just home for Thanksgiving – we do love out Southern accents! It’s easy to slip back into it when you come home. Just another charming moment.

  12. Is it me or he seems to have more of an accent than usual when he talks between the songs?

    Yeah, I noticed that, too.

    Kris was just home for Thanksgiving ‘“ we do love out Southern accents! It’s easy to slip back into it when you come home. Just another charming moment.

    Oh, that’s it! And you’re right, it’s very charming.

  13. Is it me or he seems to have more of an accent than usual when he talks between the songs?

    I would think it’s having Cale around all the time. They probably reinforce the accent with one another, don’t you think? Speaking of Cale, when I first glanced at that photo up top, I thought he was wearing bib overalls!! Glad to see he’s not! LOL

    I think the reviewer of the concert in the headline thread is an idiot. I love Kris’ version of Heartless/GP! If he didn’t like this version, he probably didn’t like how Kris did it on the show (and everyone loved that!). Must adopt a new rule: don’t.pay.attention.to.reviews! Just listen to the crowd, and they clearly loved Kris last night. End of story.

  14. I think the reviewer of the concert in the headline thread is an idiot. I love Kris’ version of Heartless/GP! If he didn’t like this version, he probably didn’t like how Kris did it on the show (and everyone loved that!). Must adopt a new rule: don’t.pay.attention.to.reviews! Just listen to the crowd, and they clearly loved Kris last night. End of story.

    He’s in a tough genre to get that kind of critical respect, in no small part because it’s perceived to be ubiquitous (perhaps even moreso than it really is). And, coming off the show in the way he did, I don’t think all people are really giving him a completely fair listen anyway.

    What I found strange, though, is just how obviously contradictory it is, in a way… if the energy was apparently so low, then I’m not sure what was happening with the crowd, which the article itself said was enthusiastic. Whatever. It’ll just be a bit of a tough road in the way of reviews.

  15. Ok, Even though I loved the 4 stool set at the Chicago show, this is way more fun!! Go Kris. I do think the stools were absolutely appropriate and worked well for Chicago (since “The Fray” was headlining). He just looks like he’s having so fun here. So comfortable.

    Re: the shirt. Yikes, really? Of course, I love him no matter what he wears. I also prefer the distressed jeans he wore on the show to the tight dark ones. Yeah, and I only only love him for his voice. Right??? Ha!!

  16. SarahP
    12/07/2009 at 11:13 am
    Kris, please burn that shirt! lol

    haha! how can we want to burn the famous abbey road photo shirt????

    Speaking of Abbey Road, I think it needs to go in somebody’s Hall of Fame for 2 reasons: (1) it’s deserving; (2) we won’t have to see him wear it again! :lol:

    jammbasich
    Yeah, and I only only love him for his voice. Right??? Ha!!

    I know, right?! :wink:

  17. Tonight’s show in Worcester is supposed to be an acoustic set, so I expect to see everyone sitting on stools again.

    MJ – What time does tonight’s show start, and have you heard anything about what time Kris’ set is supposed to be?

  18. Diane

    It’s so funny cuz I read all the “maternal” comments on the Chicago thread. I’m yeah, yeah that’s exactly how I feel. I’ve lost sleep over seeing this kid make it. I’m always trying to figure out why I love him so much.
    Then, I see a new picture or something and I’m like “Ok, he’s hot”!! I get confused. Maybe I’m forty going on 25. Is it wrong?

  19. “Something about it reminds me of the more iconic pictures of famous bands.”
    MTE!! If Kris had fallen into line it wud almost have the “Abbey Road” look, tho I do like that he ‘stands out’ in the pic. BB looks real tired!!!

    “Kris, please burn that shirt! lol”
    I love that he wears a worn out faded shirt!! The colors are almost washed away. I’m sure it means something to him (said it’s his fav). Didn’t he wear it for the first time for his birthday dinner with Katy.

    Also, Kris in black henley – UNF! Maybe one day (when he’s done with it) Kris will just pull the shirt of his back and throw it in the crowd – I dream….

    The reviewer’s just stupid! Coz a bunch of us were up watching the live feed of Kris’ set – the crowd was *screaming* for Kris. Response was loud & enthusiastic! They were singing along to LLWD!!

  20. Ok, I had to weight in on the “burn the shirt” comment. This is one of the reasons I love Kris Allen. He is not afraid to wear his clothes. In a time of economic struggles I think it is great that he is getting the most for his money out of his clothing. I would not think anything less from a guy that has spent time working with people in refugee camps…people that have much less than we can imagine. As far as the performance….I love it! As far as his clothing…you go Kris….keep being who you are and keep making us all “feel” each performance like no one else can!

  21. jammbasich
    Then, I see a new picture or something and I’m like ‘Ok, he’s hot’ !! I get confused. Maybe I’m forty going on 25. Is it wrong?

    I think the best way to describe it is maternally fangirling. :smile:

    And I’ve gotta get over this and get something done. I’ve spent waaaaayyyy too much time here lately and can’t believe Christmas is 2 1/2 weeks away! Yikes! The things Kris Allen does to us…gah!

    “Seeker: The reviewer’s just stupid! Coz a bunch of us were up watching the live feed of Kris’ set ‘“ the crowd was *screaming* for Kris. Response was loud & enthusiastic! They were singing along to LLWD!!”

    I agree! The live feed was great once my computer got with it! I loved hearing the crowd’s response!

    Hello Diane2!! That threw me at first. :lol:

  22. I really like the mash-up. That reviewer in the headline post had his mind made up about kris’ sound before he even heard him doing his set. His Heartless version was creative. He sounds great and love his stage presence:)

  23. “Hello Diane2!! That threw me at first”
    ME TOO!!! LOL!

    Thanks for the Link Jmaster
    Also! “I wouldn’t be doing my job!!??” WTF!!! Grrrrrrr @ interviewer. I’m sooo over this sh*t!!

  24. Go Kris!

    My favorite Kissmas Bash performance was…
    Kris Allen ( 52% )
    Keri Hilson ( 4% )
    Sean Kingston ( 17% )
    Hey Monday ( 2% )
    Cobra Starship ( 15% )
    Jason Derulo ( 10% )

  25. Kris is winning in this poll (My favorite Kissmas Bash performance was’ ¦)
    http://www.kiss985.com/pages/5811342.php

    Yeah! So glad that his performances impress people! I voted too but got turned off by that fake smiling face of Ryan Seacrest at the left side of the webpage.

    Anyway, I was shocked that the jingle ball was held at such a huge venue. There were sooooo many people there from the photos and I would say that this is great exposure for Kris.

  26. Diane
    12/07/2009 at 1:12 pm
    Kris fans, here’s a fan blog about Kris’s performance last night:

    http://bright-lights28.livejournal.com/12100.html

    I particularly love this part because it’s true for me too:
    “In short, I love Kris Allen. I love his adorable smile, his plaid obsession, his choice of best friends, and his perfectly humble demeanor. More than that, though, I love his music….And his ability to rock a pair of tight jeans ;) “

  27. I think Kris could make a mint if he came out with that t-shirt of him shrugging and the phrase “that’s Adam” on it. Fans would snatch those right up

  28. I think the reviewer of the concert in the headline thread is an idiot. I love Kris’ version of Heartless/GP! If he didn’t like this version, he probably didn’t like how Kris did it on the show (and everyone loved that!)

    It’s quite clear that the reviewer prefers Kanye’s version. Music preference is subjective, so I dun blame him. To me, Kris’s version will always be better than Kanye’s and the Fray’s versions:) After all, autotuned/techno music does sell a lot these days. The review did mention that Kris receives the best audience reception, along with Cobra Starship, so I’m just happy to read that.

  29. summersnow
    12/07/2009 at 1:30 pm
    Kris is winning in this poll (My favorite Kissmas Bash performance was’ ¦)
    http://www.kiss985.com/pages/5811342.php

    Yeah! So glad that his performances impress people! I voted too but got turned off by that fake smiling face of Ryan Seacrest at the left side of the webpage.

    LOL on the fake smiling face of Ryan Seacrest as I totally agreed! I think it’s hard to get anymore fake than that one.. This is way I truly love Kris’ smile and facial expressions as you can tell he has no poker face at all!

  30. About the poll…I tried to edit my post earlier, but it wouldn’t let me.

    There will be people who say polls schmolls. I say Kris is winning this poll, and that has to be a good sign! When I saw and hour and a half ago, Kris had the lead at 39%, so it doesn’t appear that Kris’s fans conspired to rock the vote there. Whatever. It’s not that big of a deal…I just took it as another good sign. Lots of good signs for Kris these days!

    Ryan must have read this blog. His picture is not there now. :lol:

  31. girlygirl
    12/07/2009 at 1:49 pm

    I think Kris could make a mint if he came out with that t-shirt of him shrugging and the phrase ‘that’s Adam’  on it. Fans would snatch those right up

    How about a shirt that says “Ask me about Adam Lambert.” LOL :D I think that would be a hilarious knock at all the questions he gets about Adam but at the same time pretty much sums up what he thinks about Adam “That’s Adam.” :D

  32. Starr and girlygirl. The front could say “Ask me about Adam Lambert” and the back could say “That’s Adam.”

  33. Diane
    12/07/2009 at 2:35 pm

    Starr and girlygirl. The front could say ‘Ask me about Adam Lambert’  and the back could say ‘That’s Adam.’ 

    My thoughts exactly. Maybe we could make a shirt for Kris and give it to him at one of these tour stops. Kinda like what Jim did with the “4Real” shirt :D I think it would be funny :D The “Adam” parts could be all sparkly and glittery LOLOL

  34. Starr, 4Real.

    From American Idol on twitter (now this is what I call proper billing):

    AmericanIdol Kris (@krisallen) will perform this week & Adam (@adamlambert) will perform next week on SYTYCD http://bit.ly/58lFkA

  35. Starr
    12/07/2009 at 2:37 pm
    Diane
    12/07/2009 at 2:35 pm

    Starr and girlygirl. The front could say ‘Ask me about Adam Lambert’  and the back could say ‘That’s Adam.’ 

    My thoughts exactly. Maybe we could make a shirt for Kris and give it to him at one of these tour stops. Kinda like what Jim did with the ‘4Real’  shirt I think it would be funny The ‘Adam’  parts could be all sparkly and glittery LOLOL

    DO IT DO IT DO IT and I’ll buy it!!!

  36. snlw
    DO IT DO IT DO IT and I’ll buy it!!!

    haha…but I think fans would need clarification that it would include a hot picture of KRIS!

  37. Diane
    12/07/2009 at 2:57 pm
    snlw
    DO IT DO IT DO IT and I’ll buy it!!!

    haha’ ¦but I think fans would need clarification that it would include a hot picture of KRIS!

    I’m in! This has to be done and sent to him.

  38. No other videos showing up yet???? I can’t wait to see AWM and LWWD from last night’s concert.

  39. There’s a cook fan who is a graphic designer…if y’all are serious, maybe she could suggest where to have this done.

    “y’all” … yep, I’m a southerner too!

  40. Acoustic Christmas in Worcester, MA

    Well, we start the evening with crumbs but hopefully we’ll end up with a feast at the end of the night.

    Kris soundchecking: http://twitpic.com/sknlm

    Fans on twitter say that he just rehearsed some songs like Under Pressure / Ice Ice Baby, Boats and Hos (esp. this one just for fun, I guess), She Talks To Angels and Man in the Mirror but I’m not sure if he will perform all of them at the show, because some of them are a little….weird, unexpected choices (many singers soundcheck other songs and they perform others) but you never know, that’s Kris.

    ETA: soundchecking AWM: http://www.twitvid.com/20304 !!!

  41. Diane
    12/07/2009 at 2:35 pm

    Starr and girlygirl. The front could say ‘Ask me about Adam Lambert’  and the back could say ‘That’s Adam.’ 

    Oh my gosh you guys!!! That’s brilliant. Let me know if I can do anything to help. I bet he’d wear that. To bad he didn’t have something along those lines 7 months ago. I swear I’ll never know how he survived the press after the idol finale. Such awkward repetitive questions. I love how he maintained his gracious attitude. I sure didn’t at home. I wanted to slap half of them silly. (Just like Seacrest when he mentioned the word “cover” on the debut of LLWD”- Jackass) Ughhh.

    I love all these videos. Thanks for posting. I love that they did the wave for him.

  42. It would be so fun if Kris came out tonight and did Under Pressure/Ice Ice Baby or Boats and Hos! Probably won’t though. I could see him doing She Talks to Angels — that would fit beautifully in the acoustic set

  43. Have fun tonight MJ and Ross! We expect you to have your hands in the air clapping for Alright with Me!! Yeah! :-)

  44. mjsbigblog: On my way to see@KrisAllen

    PriscillaFyo: Jsyk, the songs they were playing at soundcheck, they were just messing around.

    PriscillaFyo: OH AND KRIS MADE AN ALRIGHT WITH ME JOKE. Sound guy asked how it sounded and he said “It’s alright…..with me” then he laughed. Presh

  45. What time will Kris perform tonite and are you all going to hang out on this thread?

  46. Bring this over from the headlines thread

    tripp_ncwy
    12/07/2009 at 4:49 pm
    Here is an interview Kris gave to the radio station hosting his concert tonight. The interview contained some of the same old questions until the end when they are talking about Adam. LOL

    Kris Allen performs at 104.5’s Acoustic Christmas in Worcester, MA

    http://podcasting.fia.net/5816/4087654.mp3

    I hope the link works if not, you can get on the radio station’s website on the righthand side under podcasts.

    Poor Kris, he sounded sooooooooo tired… Hopefully he will perform fine tonight.

  47. mjsbigblog: Can’t miss me at the @krisallen concert I’m the chick with ketchup on my sweater
    mjsbigblog Sitting next to Ross!!!!!

    shawna_lee: Here! Omg i’m so close kgdgal! Big screams when they mentioned kris :)

    Now joshua radin is on

  48. He sounded good at the sound check!

    have fun MJ and Ross!

    I hope to hear a new song. *fingers crossed*

  49. Hi everyone. I’ve been skimming comments here and have decided not to read the review. Blah!

    ‘Hello Diane2!! That threw me at first’ 
    ME TOO!!! LOL!

    Me too! I thought, “Wow, Diane had a complete turnaround on the shirt!” LOL!

    Sorry, but I agree with Diane2. She made some good points, imho. :D

  50. shawna_lee

    #Setting up for Kris now, omfg. I’m going to barf from joy hdgkgad 1 minute ago from txt

  51. Another interesting tweet from a non-idol fan.

    bethg24 : You guys, guess who’s up is next? Kris Allen. The teenage girls in this joint are getting their squee on!

    Hahaha.

  52. I was looking at Kris’s appearance schedule for the next couple days, and it exhausts me! SYTYCD is done in LA, right? Kris is in Massachussetts tonight, 2 shows in CT tomorrow, cross-country to SYTYCD Wednesday, and back east in NYC for Friday’s z100 thing.

  53. That crowd really cheered for him at the end from what I could tell.

    I’ll be curious to hear vids Diane, I don’t a live feed would give the best sound would it?

  54. Diane
    12/07/2009 at 9:03 pm
    Wow, Kris’s voice sounds strained!

    Wow. I hope that’s just bad sound…that’s the only time I’ve thought he sounded less than great.

  55. mjsbigblog
    Got entire @krisallen set on my camera. Prezzies for everyone

  56. I finally found the link. cookcricket, I know he did 6, but I got in on this late, so I’m not sure.

    The live feed sounded pretty good. MJ just said on twitter that she got Kris’s entire set!!! Woohoo! I hope it sounds better than on the live feed though because on MITM and The Christmas Song his voice sounded so strained…reminded me of NoBo from the finale.

    deez, me too…wow. Last night was so awesome, so I’m confused about tonight. Those girls who were there weren’t tweeting anything that helped either. I kept wanting to know what Kris was saying…sigh.

  57. I didn’t think Kris’ voice sounded strained at all. And that was a really nice arrangement on The Christmas Song

  58. Girlygirl, it didn’t sound strained to me either

    Guess we will have to wait for MJ’s vid. Her vids during the tour were outstanding.

  59. mjsbigblog

    Got entire @krisallen set on my camera. Prezzies for everyone
    4 minutes ago from Echofon

    @krisallen just finished and he was awesome
    7 minutes ago from Echofon

  60. girlygirl
    12/07/2009 at 9:17 pm
    I didn’t think Kris’ voice sounded strained at all. And that was a really nice arrangement on The Christmas Song

    That’s good! Cuz from where I am it sounded pretty … strained.

  61. i’m dying to hear the ‘Christmas song’ he did. On the cellcast he sounded very good and his take on it was lovely

  62. Shoot. I missed most of that picking up from gymnastics. What were the songs? I heard Heartless.

  63. cantclosemyeyes
    i have video of everything ofolfoldedp

    Someone else got video of everything too. I’m guessing they weren’t very strict.

  64. Got entire @krisallen set on my camera. Prezzies for everyone
    4 minutes ago from Echofon

    Sounds like mj things he sounded good! Yay! and yay for the prezzies! Hee!

  65. The caption under the Kris shirt picture:

    “Kris’s shirt. His gay is showing” from twitpic

    That’s hilarious!!! I Love Kris!!
    Can’t wait for new videos – YEAH!!

  66. I was there last night!
    It was a lot of fun. Kris was definitely the highlight of the night for me.
    I like his album a lot, but the songs really sound so much better live than they do recorded.

  67. cookcricket, in case you missed this, I’m bringing it over from another thread:

    girlygirl
    He just finished his 7-song set. SET LIST

    Heartless/Gangsta’s Paradise
    Can’t Stay Away
    Is It Over
    Alright with Me
    Man in the Mirror
    The Christmas Song
    LLWD

    LukkiStar, lucky you!! What was your favorite song live?

  68. LukkiStar
    12/07/2009 at 9:34 pm
    I was there last night!
    It was a lot of fun. Kris was definitely the highlight of the night for me.
    I like his album a lot, but the songs really sound so much better live than they do recorded.

    Glad that you had fun and thank you LukkiStar for that piece of info! Wish we have more vid from last night though.. :(

  69. some tweets about Kris’ banter:

    omg he was the banter king. Well ok no ingrid was. But funny.
    lots of girls screaming for him nonstop. Told one girl he was gonna get her a mic
    said he’d leave if we didn’t sing awm. Ryland did a badumpchin!
    girls had sign “we wanna meet u.” tells the rest of us “but u don’t have a sign”
    at one point he cracked up. “did someone say freebird?”

    Kris was like the only guy preforming that wasn’t wearing plaid. à ¼twilight zoneà ¼ <- LOL

    and 14 sec of MITM
    http://www.twitvid.com/F3EBB

  70. Thank you so much for the list. I can’t wait to see the vid for The Cristmas Song!!!
    Could anyone make out what he was saying in between songs?

  71. This blog is sllloooowwww tonight! I just looked, and there were 632 people on here!

    Thanks MJ for the all :shock: the videos!!!

    How long will it take to upload them?

    cookcricket, on the shirt thing…I know what you are saying, but Kris has the money for some nice shirts (and black.leather.jackets). He’s making lots of public appearances now, so why not change it up? We’ve seen that shirt soooooo much!! At least he changed it up a little with the black shirt underneath. :grin:

  72. kt_cle
    12/07/2009 at 8:36 pm
    I was looking at Kris’s appearance schedule for the next couple days, and it exhausts me! SYTYCD is done in LA, right? Kris is in Massachussetts tonight, 2 shows in CT tomorrow, cross-country to SYTYCD Wednesday, and back east in NYC for Friday’s z100 thing.

    I was just thinking about this earlier. Thank you for mapping it out. Poor Kris! I’m just happy for him that he’s getting all this press. And it’s good press. Yay Kris!

  73. priscillafyo

    #Kris is leaning (LEANING) against the doorframe. and hes laughing. My heart exploded with rainbows, laughter and puppies. 4 minutes ago from txt

  74. @mjsbigblog That sounds naughty!! RT @mjsbigblog @krisallen is checking out the barenaked ladies! 11 minutes ago from web in reply to mjsbigblog Retweeted by 1 person

  75. Diane, thanks for the setlist! I can’t wait to see mj’s vids!!

    Diane, looks like we got a flowered on tonight! 4 Jingle balls, 4 different shirts, right? :D

  76. at one point he cracked up. ‘did someone say freebird?’ 

    Hilarious!!! LOL! mj, did you say freebird?

    “”””priscillafyo

    #Kris is leaning (LEANING) against the doorframe. and hes laughing. My heart exploded with rainbows, laughter and puppies. 4 minutes ago from txt””””

    ETA: Awwww, now my heart’s plodin’!!!

  77. cookcricket
    12/07/2009 at 9:55 pm
    Diane, thanks for the setlist! I can’t wait to see mj’s vids!!

    Diane, looks like we got a flowered on tonight! 4 Jingle balls, 4 different shirts, right?

    Sure…but I got it from girlgirl.

    Yeah, I’ll have to wait for better pictures before I pass judgment on the flowered shirt. :lol: Hey, I wouldn’t even mind a simple “Hello” shirt on Kris.

  78. PriscillaFyo
    LMFAO I AM DYING. Kris caught @threescompany_ taking pics of him. I CRACKED UP. so did he. He laughed at us. Nice.

    These twitterers are paying more attention to Kris than the BNLs.

  79. Uh-oh – LOL!!

    priscillafyo

    #@Krisallen sorry my friend is taking creepy stalker pics of you watching BNL. 2 minutes ago from txt

    #LMFAO I AM DYING. Kris caught @threescompany_ taking pics of him. I CRACKED UP. so did he. He laughed at us. Nice. 3 minutes ago from txt

  80. Wow, I’m having a hard time with all of my posts tonight! LOL! I keep misspelling and leaving out words.

  81. These twitterers are paying more attention to Kris than the BNLs.

    Well….

    Hey, I wouldn’t even mind a simple ‘Hello’  shirt on Kris.

    Yeah, he does wear t-shirts pretty well. ;)

  82. mmk28
    12/07/2009 at 10:13 pm
    myang007: got caught by CRACK http://twitpic.com/smaeh !!!!

    Awwweee.. that would be a great vintage poster pic if the old man and lady was Andrew and Chris instead… Love love Ryland’s expression there as it’s the 1st time I see him smile/laugh.

  83. I just got this from idf.

    Look at itunes singles

    Kelly @ 27 Already Gone
    Carrie @ 28 Cowboy Casanova
    Kris @ 29 LLWD

    Kris has some nice company…

  84. Kris needs to get inbetween them, Idol sandwich y’all!
    It will be perfect that way, because Carrie is a fan of Kris and Kris is a fan of Kelly.

  85. ai_fan
    “I just got this from idf.

    Look at itunes singles

    Kelly @ 27 Already Gone
    Carrie @ 28 Cowboy Casanova
    Kris @ 29 LLWD

    Kris has some nice company’ ¦”

    Awesome news! Hope Kris will break a new high on LLWD peak level!

    And sorry.. what’s the live feed link for itunes single? The one I look on iTunes is still showing LLWD at #31

  86. I have no idea snlw. I mostly just check idf because they update that thread all the time.

  87. nvm, the link I copied doesn’t work, but they have a screen shot on the thread

  88. Guys, Kris is really climbing Itunes. Here’s where he stood Sunday:

    (ALBUM (overall/pop) LLWD (overall/pop)
    140/19 31/19

    Here’s where he stands today:

    (ALBUM (overall/pop) LLWD (overall/pop)
    116/15 29/18

    My numbers will NOT line up, but the second set goes under LLWD.

  89. sunny2, he’s still ahead, but I just voted:

    My favorite Kissmas Bash performance was…
    Kris Allen
    ( 31% )
    Keri Hilson
    ( 4% )
    Sean Kingston
    ( 19% )
    Hey Monday
    ( 3% )
    Cobra Starship
    ( 25% )
    Jason Derulo
    ( 18% )

  90. Thanks Diane for the link! and

    Diane
    12/07/2009 at 11:03 pm
    Guys, Kris is really climbing Itunes. Here’s where he stood Sunday:

    (ALBUM (overall/pop) LLWD (overall/pop)
    140/19 31/19

    Here’s where he stands today:

    (ALBUM (overall/pop) LLWD (overall/pop)
    116/15 29/18

  91. The album has made huge progress over the past 24+ hours!! Honestly, I don’t think it has moved this quickly in quite some time. Yippee!! :lol:

  92. Sweet! I’m hoping his album sales can stay relatively steady for the next couple weeks — after that all those Christmas/holiday albums should start dropping off the charts and he can move up

    The highest LLWD has ever been on the overall iTunes chart is #28 — he can set a new high with a little luck. Don’t know how much new stuff is getting released tomorrow. New stuff always tends to push everyone down a few spots

  93. snlw
    12/07/2009 at 11:05 pm
    Thanks Diane for the link! and

    I just save it to my desktop so I don’t have to keep looking for it. When my current obsession is over, I’ll just delete it. :cool:

  94. Those of you who liked Michael Sarver’s single, let’s go get it!!! It’s on Itunes now…I hope it does well. I never really liked him, but I thought this single was beautiful.

  95. Guys, Kris is really climbing Itunes. Here’s where he stood Sunday:

    (ALBUM (overall/pop) LLWD (overall/pop)
    140/19 31/19

    Here’s where he stands today:

    (ALBUM (overall/pop) LLWD (overall/pop)
    116/15 29/18

    That’s always a good sign. I was in Target yesterday and they had Kris’s album in new releases with only 4 copies left. Subo was sold out. Not saying that means anything, but it made me feel good. Espescially nice since LLWD is not on the radio here.

    Kris will have a primetime tv appearance Wed so that should help keep the new releases at bay and also will be hosting the Rick Dees countdown that will air this weekend so not only will he be on tv,the song and Kris will be on syndicated radio this weekend. All good!

  96. I just checked Mediabase and 10 staions added LLWD, including the #2 ranked station in LA!!! This song has legs.

  97. sunny2
    12/07/2009 at 11:18 pm
    I just checked Mediabase and 10 staions added LLWD, including the #2 ranked station in LA!!! This song has legs.

    Ughh. I just checked the major station that owns all of my local radio stations and they added one song this week – Frosty the Snowman. LOL, but not really funny.

  98. This is all good new for Kris!!

    Did anyone ever find that map link? I didn’t save it, but it was a good indication of which states need phone calls!

  99. I just checked Mediabase and 10 staions added LLWD, including the #2 ranked station in LA!!! This song has legs.

    Oh sunny2, you sure know how to bring the sunny news!!! Yay! Woot! *jumping*, *flips*!!!! (not really, I’m too old), but I’m doing all of this inside! YES, YES, YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Okay, maybe some dancing too!!!! :D

  100. YES, YES, YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Okay, maybe some dancing too!!!!

    I’ll have some of what she’s having.

  101. Ughh. I just checked the major station that owns all of my local radio stations and they added one song this week ‘“ Frosty the Snowman. LOL, but not really funny.

    LOL! I’m sorry. :(

  102. Diane, I was concerned it had reached its peak in adds so this makes me soooooo happy!!!! Hee!

    ETA: Ohhh, “When Harry Met Sally”!!!???

  103. The owner of the Kris Allen fansite krisallendaily.com posted that she received an email from Mark Mohelnitzky, producer of Rick Dees Weekly Top 40, saying that Kris will be stopping by to guest host the show this Thursday morning at 9:00 am, Pacific time. He’s looking to line up fans who would like to talk to Kris. If you would like to talk to Kris, you can send an email to Mark at markm@rick.com. He needs your name, age, question for Kris, and a phone number where you could best be reached on Thursday morning.

  104. cookcricket
    12/07/2009 at 11:28 pm
    I just checked Mediabase and 10 staions added LLWD, including the #2 ranked station in LA!!! This song has legs.

    Oh sunny2, you sure know how to bring the sunny news!!! Yay! Woot! *jumping*, *flips*!!!! (not really, I’m too old), but I’m doing all of this inside! YES, YES, YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Okay, maybe some dancing too!!!!

    LOL Mind I join you cookcricket!

  105. Ughh. I just checked the major station that owns all of my local radio stations and they added one song this week ‘“ Frosty the Snowman. LOL, but not really funny.blockquote>

    This made me LOL!! Yeah, sadz but funny too.

    cookcricket
    12/07/2009 at 11:32 pm
    Diane, I was concerned it had reached its peak in adds so this makes me soooooo happy!!!! Hee!

    It doesn’t take much to make Kris fans happy. :cool:

  106. haha…cookcricket, you got it! Sorry, that’s just what popped in my head with the triple yes. heh.

    Wow, girlygirl, you are in the know!!

  107. Diane It doesn’t take much to make Kris fans happy.

    I know.. afterall feel like we (or at least me) had been through hell with Kris with all the horrible news/reviews/treatments that he so didn’t deserve. So it’ll be extra special when Kris surprises everyone (esp. those who looks down on him) and succeed in his own way some day…

  108. snlw, I know, right? :grin: Simon made me so mad most of the season with his flippant (i.e., wet) remarks and comments like “Danny, you did better.” Ugh…don’t get me started. The fact that Kris had to fight for every crumb he got on idol just makes this victory (yeah, I’m celebrating already…well, me and cookcricket are!) especially sweet for his fans who have believed in him from the outset. I didn’t actually get on board with Kris until the week he beat Meagan. That’s when I took notice of him. When Simon said “I think the chicks are gonna love you” I decided to watch him and see if he did well and then I just kinda fell “in love” with him. So, yeah, I guess I have Simon to thank for peaking my interest. How ironic.

    On another note, I just listened to several songs on DA’s Christmas album, and I just can’t get into this guy. He has a beautiful voice, but the nasal part just bothers me. Sorry DA. If he has any fans on here, don’t hate me!! Peace!

  109. Diane
    12/07/2009 at 11:54 pm
    Thank you girlygirl!

    Kris and fan making crunk face:
    http://twitpic.com/smp0p

    Was just about to post that pic but u beat me to it! That’s a good one! Who says Kris can’t act?

  110. snlw, I’ll leave it to you and girlygirl. :grin: I gotta get some shut eye. But wasn’t that a darling picture?!! Yeah, he’s holding out on us.

  111. Yep, I’m right with y’all in this ‘fight’ for Kris to get his due!

    Simon who? LOL!

    Keep going Kris! You’re working hard and doing what you love! It’s going to pay off! Slow and steady.

  112. On another note, I just listened to several songs on DA’s Christmas album, and I just can’t get into this guy. He has a beautiful voice, but the nasal part just bothers me. Sorry DA. If he has any fans on here, don’t hate me!! Peace!

    I’m with you on that one too Diane. I love DA but not his voice even though he is a great singer. So DC was my pick in season 7.

  113. I’m sooo late to this party, but I get to be a real musician (of sorts) on Monday nights when I play in my church’s handbell choir! Yes, I am a ringer (and NOT a dead one-ha ha). It’s fun to make music–I can see why Kris loves it so. Anyway, will need to look through this thread–had a hard time finding where everybody was, btw. I hope the concert went well?!

    Diane,

    Did anyone ever find that map link? I didn’t save it, but it was a good indication of which states need phone calls!

    Eileen99 posted the LLWD map link in the mediabase thread. I asked for it and she delivered as promised–yeah!

    Now off to read thread…

  114. Here is the cute convo between mama allen and Jim. Love them!

    allen_kimberly Ok seriously if you are from St Louis or Dallas you need to change your vote to Little Rock (72201). It’s much closer than NY!

    jambajim @allen_kimberly Looks like u’ll have to fly up to NYC. Dinner’s on me. It’s the least I can do to make up for Little Rock’s crushing defeat.

    allen_kimberly @jambajim it ain’t over til it’s over…. I’ll match the dinner invite, heck I’ll even cook for you here in Little Rock.

    jambajim @allen_kimberly Oh you are baaaad. I’m about to Tweet my 5k followers & tell ’em to vote for your zip code. How can I turn that offer down??

    jambajim EVERYONE VOTE FOR LITTLE ROCK! http://tinyurl.com/ye5uqmw #JimIsATraitor #ButSeriously #HowCanITurnDownAMamaAllenDinnerInvite #YoudDoTheSame

    jambajim Everyone vote for Little Rock! Zip code 72201 http://tinyurl.com/ye5uqmw #JUDAS

    allen_kimberly @jambajim …..as it should be… You’re a good boy!

    jambajim OMG people. Chillax! LOL. Vote for whichever city you want. Like I have any power at all. And, duh, NYC is gonna win. Sorry @allen_kimberly!

    allen_kimberly @jambajim what happened? You get death threats too….. Some people take things so seriously!

    allen_kimberly Chill out people! I’m harmless…. I can’t even vote! BTW… Don’t mess with @jambajim or I will flare my momma nostrils at you!

    josh_betten @allen_kimberly NOOO!!! Not the momma nostrils!!! I’ve seem ’em. They’re scary.

  115. Oh my, that’s hilarious! Jim C. and Mama Allen.

    ETA: hoosiermama, I love bell choirs, so beautiful!

  116. snlw, thanks for posting the exchange between Jim C. and mama Allen… that so funny!
    there is less than 450 votes between NYC and LR … i don’t think it’s yet granted for NYC

  117. cookcricket
    12/08/2009 at 12:21 am

    ETA: hoosiermama, I love bell choirs, so beautiful!

    Yes bells are pretty, especially at Christmas! It’s so much fun to ring Silent Night and my favorite, Go Tell it on the Mountain (I have a cool part). We practiced a few secular ones tonight for a local performance Saturday, but I would love to learn the Christmas Song. It’s one of my favorites. Really love the Carpenters version…awww takes me back! Anyway, can’t wait to see MJ’s vids and hear Ross’s impressions! Night all!

    ETA: Thanks snlw for bringing the map link over. I suggest everyone bookmark it!

  118. MITM from tonight!!!!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ASaRsbgtoI&feature=player_embedded
    I really like the change he made at 1:35 while singing “that’s why I want you to know”, nice!

    (really good video of LLWD from Chicago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kd0XMTkxyTY)

    ETA: Christmas song!!!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pf6jqwk7QU&feature=channel

    Different view of MITM: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWjz3o_dZNw

    MJ, if you have better videos than these you will be our hero (lol, you already are)

  119. girlygirl
    12/07/2009 at 8:22 pm
    LIVE STREAM FOR KRIS’ SET

    http://qik.com/notesandchords

    I saw this post about 2 minutes before I had to go home from work (I’m on the West Coast). I thought “Dang it, why did I have to work today ?”
    Anyway, just heard the entire thing, Thank you for whoever that did this. I wish all Kris concert is like this. I can not wait for MJ videos.
    To get 7 songs from Kris, how lucky.
    I’m sure he is tired now, I hope that he won’t get sick.

  120. Thanks to everyone for the links! After listening to the live feed, I was a little worried…but things are looking up!! :)

  121. Awesome night for having so many decent vids already!!! And still got mj vids to watch! YAY! Kris and BHB sounded great!!!

  122. Andrew might not be foreign to jazz, he had sweet jazzy guitar riffs on the Christmas song!

    thanks to mysan, mmk28 (I like too the change to MITM) and snlw for the links!

  123. @Diane: …I didn’t actually get on board with Kris until the week he beat Meagan. That’s when I took notice of him. When Simon said ‘I think the chicks are gonna love you’  I decided to watch him and see if he did well and then I just kinda fell ‘in love’  with him. So, yeah, I guess I have Simon to thank for peaking my interest. How ironic.

    Is that the top 36 you’re talking about ? Well, actually nobody can get on board with Kris before that week, since he did NOT get any exposure at all, except a minute with White Chocolate at Hollywood week. That is why it was so remarkable that he got through by votes that week.

    I remember I was on the computer while listening to Idol on TV. I heard this VOICE singing MITM and I stopped, looked up and was interested. Although I did not vote because I did not know who he was at all. But, I started getting really interested in following his progress after country week . What an incredible vocal that was.

  124. Btw, can you tell what he’s saying? It’s not clear too me’ ¦ :(

    Don’t worry, I only know just because I read it in a tweet, LOL!

    Before the song is pretty clear, no? He talks about how he and Cale co-wrote the song.

    After the song:
    Some girls had a sign ‘we wanna meet you.’ 
    Kris: I can’t read the sign, “Kris we wanna meet you”
    some other girls: we love you (or whatever)
    Kris: but you don’t have a sign, she does

    and then smth about the man who gives him the guitar “give it up for…” or smth like that

  125. mysan
    12/08/2009 at 12:55 am

    Another link to the Christmas song (clearer version)’ ¦

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOStlEvGe4Y

    Oh, this was de-lightful!!! Love that lower register and yes, nice job Andrew on the guitar riffs!

    I really believe Kris knew what he was looking for in a band!!

  126. Ratna12: I remember I was on the computer while listening to Idol on TV. I heard this VOICE singing MITM and I stopped, looked up and was interested. Although I did not vote because I did not know who he was at all. But, I started getting really interested in following his progress after country week . What an incredible vocal that was.

    I liked him on MIIM and voted for him (and Allison too) that night right away esp. knowing that they didn’t have any air time before and really wanted them to get through this first round. I was really happy when they made it through the first round esp. knowing (in the hind sight) that Kris would never have given the chance for the wild card round. And when he sang TMYFML on the country week, I was blown away… I still missed that voice though as he hadn’t sang that way in a while…

  127. After the song:
    Some girls had a sign ‘we wanna meet you.’ 
    Kris: I can’t read the sign, ‘Kris we wanna meet you’ 
    some other girls: we love you (or whatever)
    Kris: but you don’t have a sign, she does

    and then smth about the man who gives him the guitar ‘give it up for’ ¦’  or smth like that

    Thank you for that!!! That’s funny!

    And thank you Mtlfan for the AWM link!

    Hopefully it’s just me, Kris’ speaking voice sounded a little different… I hope he gets some good rest tonight. Judging from the tweets from those who were there earlier, Kris was falling asleep during BNL. I hope he is just tired and not getting sick… The mama in me is getting worried about him.. :(

  128. @snlw: I liked him on MIIM and voted for him (and Allison too) that night right away esp. knowing that they didn’t have any air time before and really wanted them to get through this first round. I was really happy when they made it through the first round esp. knowing (in the hind sight) that Kris would never have given the chance for the wild card round.

    Absolutely agree that the judges would not have picked him for the wild cards. Just thinking that we come so close to missing all these incredible music (and personality) from Kris. So I thank you and all the people like you that picked up the phones for Kris that week. :)

  129. Question:

    So this Christmas song is different than the one from Disney World, right ? What Christmas song did Kris sing (not aired yet) at the Bonnie Hunt Show ? And when will that be aired ?

  130. So this Christmas song is different than the one from Disney World, right ? What Christmas song did Kris sing (not aired yet) at the Bonnie Hunt Show ? And when will that be aired?

    “The Christmas Song” is actually the title of the song he sang tonight and according to tweets from that day that’s what he sang at the Bonnie Hunt Show. Unfortunately we don’t know when it will be aired. At Disney World he sang ‘Rocking around the Christmas Tree”.

  131. mmk28

    So this Christmas song is different than the one from Disney World, right ? What Christmas song did Kris sing (not aired yet) at the Bonnie Hunt Show ? And when will that be aired?

    ‘The Christmas Song’  is actually the title of the song he sang tonight and according to tweets from that day that’s what he sang at the Bonnie Hunt Show. Unfortunately we don’t know when it will be aired. At Disney World he sang ‘Rocking around the Christmas Tree’ .

    Thanks. Sorry, I did not know that ,that is the title. Wasn’t born here in the US, so I’m not familiar with all the Christmas songs.
    I need to see him sing “O Holly Night”. The one from YT with him and his guitar was really good. Did not think that he’ll hit that high note at the end, but he did a great job.

  132. I’m going to have to come back and watch some more vids tom. I’ve been busy *ehem* voting, while listening to some BNS on utube. I haven’t heard many of these songs very often, maybe once each. This boy’s sooo gifted and only beginning. Wow! It’s amazing where he’s come from that album (even though I really enjoy it too)!

    Also, if you get a chance pop over to the Carrie Underwood special thread for the vid of DC singing “Lie” tonight. He kills it!

  133. Wow, there are a bounty of videos.
    This poster has some excellent ones with some banter. I forgot if it is already posted here or not.

    Heartless / GP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVloWfpN-Tk

    Can’t Stay Away
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1wk4Lp8z2I

    Christmas song.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYk89R_4cbY

    Man in the Mirror
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l8eSy8tfAs

    Alright With Me
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-q76iyJHxnc

    Is It Over
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4COh0CI218

    Live Like We’re Dying
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asODmz_QjXM

  134. Soooo much Kris Allen goodness!!!! You guys are super ninjas!!!
    Thanks everyone who contributed with tweets, pics, video links, itunes updates, radio adds, maps etc etc. This thread is so full of win! I wanna bathe in it and never bathe again!

  135. LOL at the funny banter between Mama Allen and Jim. Jim should feature that as the tweetbeat of the week. Mama Allen is so protective of Jim but it makes me shudder to think that he received death threats just cos he tweeted his followers to vote for Little Rock. Why are there so many crazy pple in this world?

    On the other hand, I always feel that Mama and Papa Allen deserves huge credit for bringing up Kris for him to become humble and grounded person that he is now.

  136. Wow, there are a bounty of videos.
    This poster has some excellent ones with some banter. I forgot if it is already posted here or not.

    Heartless / GP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVloWfpN-Tk

    Can’t Stay Away
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1wk4Lp8z2I

    Christmas song.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYk89R_4cbY

    Man in the Mirror
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l8eSy8tfAs

    Alright With Me
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-q76iyJHxnc

    Is It Over
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4COh0CI218

    Live Like We’re Dying
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asODmz_QjXM

    Wow these are the clearest videos I ever seen. Picture and sound quality are AWESOME! I will leave an appreciation comment in the link to thank the poster.

  137. WOW. The videos are incredible. Almost like being there. LOVE Kris’s version of “The Christmas Song”. Cannot wait to hear mj tell what it was like in person. Gosh, the four-part harmony on GP. These guys act like they’ve been playing together for years. Whoever put this band together really knew their stuff.

  138. Thanks to all who brought the videos here & to those that took them!!
    Kris & the band just get better & better. The harmonies of the 4 guys together have really improved !!
    Its funny , until Kris introduced the band I didn’t think the drummer was there – thought the drums were recorded , as he was set back so far!! Drummers need good self esteem as they are often shunted to the side or way back to accomodate the space!!

    Loved the Chestnut song with Kris’s low voice & MITM was so good & I’ll never get sick of hearing the “mashup”!!

  139. Should I say it or shouldn’t I ?

    Who took these AMAZING videos that Ranta12 posted? In other words who is the AMAZING Annave47′? Well, I won’t say it here, neither should you. Keep your thoughts and your thanks to Annave47 till these videos have their own thread, because I think they will! ;-) I hope you have already understood what I’m talking about or better who I’m talking about. If yes, YEEEEEESSSSSS, If no, wait and you’ll see. Of course you can post whatever you want wherever you want it :-)

  140. Ratna12
    12/08/2009 at 4:47 am
    Wow, there are a bounty of videos.
    This poster has some excellent ones with some banter. I forgot if it is already posted here or not.

    Heartless / GP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVloWfpN-Tk

    Can’t Stay Away
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1wk4Lp8z2I

    Christmas song.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYk89R_4cbY

    Man in the Mirror
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l8eSy8tfAs

    Alright With Me
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-q76iyJHxnc

    Is It Over
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4COh0CI218

    Live Like We’re Dying
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asODmz_QjXM

    WOW those are some gorgeous vids!!! Thank you Ratna12 for posting and Annave47 for the videos!!! These made my day already and I’m having a little tears for joy even…

  141. Whoa, the videos are so clear and gorgeous! Audio and video! Thank you Ratna12 and Annave47, you are awesome for finding and posting these.

    I’m so happy they played Is It Over!!! Kris and Cale, FTW! It sounded fantastic, and so did the Christmas Song, and, well, everything.

  142. Yeah I’m so jealous of those who got to see Kris last night. Is It Over was so fantastic! Kris was so talkative and cute!

  143. I put links to videos and MP3s in headlines thread. There are MP3s for eveything except Heartless mashup and LLWD, I think

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