Kris Allen Heads to Southeast Asia

Kris Allen is in the Philippines, preparing for a string of appearances in Southeast Asia that begins with two concerts in Manila and Cebu on February 5 and 6. Next, it’s on to Kuala Lumpur in Maylasia for an appearance on Feb 8 and the mini-tour ends in Singapore with a nightclub appearance on February 10.

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Kris has barely touched ground, and we’ve already got interviews posted on the internets!

Check out Kris on the popular Filipino TV show Eat Bulaga. Those are some very enthusiastic fans sitting in the audience. Next, Kris thanks his fans and learns some Tagalog with Yong Chavez.

If more interviews turn up today, I’ll post them right here, so watch this space.

UPDATE: Added a ton of interviews! Thanks @h20convo and @Krinja_signal. The Magic 89.9 interview is hilarious.

2nd Update: Part 1, 2 and 3 of the Manila press conference is up.

PhotosMagic 89.9 photos,   press conference photos

Videos after the JUMP…

Eat Bulaga

Yong Chavez

Kris sings “Live Like We’re Dying” acapella at his press conference

Magic 89.9 Boys Night Out – Part 1 (Kris plays a hilarious singing game)

Magic 89.9 Boys Night Out – Part 2 (Kris plays a hilarious singing game)

Balitang Amerika news piece on the upcoming concert

24 Horas News Report

Part 1 of Kris Allen Manila Press Conference

Part 2 of Kris Allen Manila Press Conference

Part 3 of Kris Allen Manilla Press Conference

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125 Comments

  1. kris is now getting good at saying ‘i love you too’ back to fans huh? :)
    took some spanish when he was a kid? things you learn.

    kamusta kayo? = como estas? = how are you?

  2. Kris interviews first thing this morning! I was really worried that he would be so tired from his long trip but he looked and sounded great.

    Very wise of Kris to realize that his fans there are big fans of American Idol and would like to hear some music from the show. He seems to have a real talent for matching his show to his audience. I loved how he was so into learning some phrases from the interviewer.

  3. Wow! I just listened to Magic 89.9 interview via livestreaming. That was really hilarious. That Karaoke contest was fun and Kris said he can do it all night! Before We Come Undone sounds really good on radio. I hope that interview was recorded. It sounds like Kris is having so much fun in the Philippines.

  4. Very cool interviews. I hope the radio station has a replay on their site … or that someone recorded it. I wonder if the girl with the great sign got her hug?

    I wonder which songs from the show he’ll do. I’m hoping for ‘Falling Slowly’ and ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ …. with piano. Though he doesn’t need the band for either of those and they said they were rehearsing new songs.

    His voice sounded beautiful on that one line of ‘LLWD’

  5. H20convo has that up on tweeter the one with the magic station. It was so great. I loved the game they did. Kris is so funny. And the website is suppose to have the interview and some vids tomorrow.

  6. TwigLA,

    I wondered about the bit about rehearsing new songs too but I think maybe he meant songs from American Idol since these songs would be new to the band.

  7. We should be getting alot of interviews with Kris. Am so excited. Loved this interview.

  8. People on twitter is saying that isn’t Ryland but his brother Drew.

  9. I kept the stream of 89.9 open after the interview. The DJ said they would be posting the interview (w/ some video) of Kris on their website hopefully tomorrow.

  10. ilovekrisallen39
    02/03/2010 at 8:54 am

    People on twitter is saying that isn’t Ryland but his brother Drew.

    Yup, it’s his brother Drew Steen.

    OMG the press conference was crazily awesome. Kris was his usual charismatic and self-depreciating self. Can’t wait for the concert this Saturday :)

  11. OMG the press conference was crazily awesome. Kris was his usual charismatic and self-depreciating self. Can’t wait for the concert this Saturday :)

    So, the presscon was open to the public? I should have come. I was just 15 minutes away…

  12. Whoo-hoo!!! What a way to start the day. I love these interviews. Looks like Kris is having a blast. I hope the press conference with his band shows up on Youtube.

  13. Wow, we have an actual feast, no crumbs today! So fun to watch all of these interviews, and Kris sounds fantastic singing a capella. I hope the whole press conference shows up online somewhere. Does anyone know the story behind the Steen bro switcheroo?

  14. I think maybe the silver lining to whenever LLWD peaks and falls off the charts is that Kris may be more free to play around with the arrangement. I loved the acapella snippets from today, and I think it will be interesting to see if and how he changes things up when he doesn’t need to stick quite as close to the radio version.

  15. Hilarious! “I HATE this song!” Haha. He does a fantastic job in interviews when the interviewers aren’t mailing it in. I think Kris is a guy who matches his game to the level of the competition (so to speak).

  16. Yes, apparently Ryland is with Reel Big Fish in Europe: “Derek Gibbs stands quietly at the back next to Ryland Steen on the drums” “a shout has to go to Ryland for his epic show-stopping drum solo” http://www.thejitty.com/articles/reel-big-fish-nottingham-rock-city-27012010

    tweets from a few hours ago:
    KrisAllen
    just rolled into Manila! This run is going to be awesome.
    krisallenband
    Just did a press conference w/ @krisallen. That man can answer just about any question. Hilarious time all-around. Cebu tomorrow.

    There are people that have recorded the press conf. but it seems that youtube is really slow right now. We have to be patient, I guess.

  17. Yeah, Kris sounds great acapella. Must be fun for him to have such excited fans there, lots of energy to feed off of when performing. The AI tour I went to this summer had a rather blase’ audience and it ticked me off since I was there to have a good time. No worries on that for Kris with the fans shown in these interviews. Hope he and band have a wonderful time.

  18. Heh…….I think the backup dancers are probably those jaba-whatever dancers who are performing too.

  19. The magic 89.9 interview was hilarious. I’d love video of that. I want to see the Indian guy and Kris’ face while all that was going on.

    Kris sounded incredible in the a cappella of LLWD. He had said in that last San Diego interview that he gets bored singing the same songs so he likes to change them up each time. It’s going to be interesting to see what they do.

    Thanks for pointing out that’s not Ryland. I thought he looked a LOT different. Cale looks smoking hot.

    That’s interesting that they reported Kris arrived with backup singers and dancers. Somehow I doubt that.

  20. carmine2008
    02/03/2010 at 9:36 am

    So, the presscon was open to the public? I should have come. I was just 15 minutes away…

    Yup, you should’ve! The presscon area was gated but it was in a open area so people can get to kibitz from the barricades. Plus, people who were buying tickets onsite were given the chance to enter. Eventually, they also allowed VIP/Gold ticket holders to come inside. Luckily I had my ticket with me.

    Anyhoo, just got back from my tard-level stalking. LOL. Tiring but awesome! Got to talk with some of the band members (save Torres, who was already sleeping). So I found out that Drew was indeed Ryalnd’s brother and that Andrew tweeted the last KAB tweet. :)

    Thanks for the videos BTW. I missed some of them earlier. Also good thing someone recording the Boys Night Out interview! That was fun.

  21. Yup, you should’ve! The presscon area was gated but it was in a open area so people can get to kibitz from the barricades. Plus, people who were buying tickets onsite were given the chance to enter. Eventually, they also allowed VIP/Gold ticket holders to come inside. Luckily I had my ticket with me.

    Drats. I knew it. Hahaha. Anyway, see you at the meet and greet!!! I just feel this whole thing is going to be epic.

    I hope we actually get to meet AND greet Kris, maybe shake his hand, take pictures or something. Hahaha.

  22. I hope so too carmine! We (those who won the twitter contest) haven’t heard from the organizers yet, though. Probably sometime tomorrow or Friday. *fingers crossed*

    See you then! Drats, I’ll be on withdrawal tomorrow til Friday. I wish I could chase him in Cebu but that’d be OTT, right? HAHAHA! :P

  23. See you then! Drats, I’ll be on withdrawal tomorrow til Friday. I wish I could chase him in Cebu but that’d be OTT, right? HAHAHA! :P

    That’s funny ’cause I was thinking the same thing!!! Yup, that’s too OTT. There are still no details regarding that m & g though. Even my friend who has connections with the organizer has no idea.

  24. oh that Magic 89.9 interview was hilarious! Especially the karaoke game! He needs to do interviews like this here in the States — he sounded like he was having so much fun. He sounded great singing a capela and he looked great. I think that’s a new plaid shirt. (LOL)

  25. wow… loads of goodies today !! thanks for posting
    We sure having them pretty fast… me happy :D

    He’s having a blast being there.
    He was funny on this boy’s night out radio show. I would like to see an actual video of it.
    Sounded great acapella :)

  26. I am so happy for Kris and his fans over there, it looks like he is getting so much love and that has to be great for him and his band to see! The concerts are going to be amazing with all that energy! I am so excited for everyone that gets to go and see him and his band live!

  27. My friend was at the press con this afternoon and she showed me some of her photos when we met later. Kris and the band are cute! Cale (?) is looking particularly hot. Heh. :p I just made up my mind to see them. I just hope I can still get a good Gold seat at the Cebu show…my problem is that I am still in Manila (flying out on Friday) and tickets to that show are only sold in Cebu. :/

    ETA: Hey, mj, that Balitang Amerika correspondent’s name is really just Yong (not Young), believe it or not. Nicknames like that (e.g., Bong, Dong, you get the idea) are common among Pinoys. ;P

    Also, in case this hasn’t been posted yet, there are some more pics from the press con here:

    http://pinoyexchange.com/forums/showthread.php?p=40946916#post40946916

  28. Nice to have a Kris feast this morning–yeah! Great videos! Some laughs (“I don’t like this song.”), and some beautiful acapella singing (love love love his voice!)! Keep it coming, mj–thanks!

  29. KrisAllenBand
    Just did a press conference w/ @krisallen. That man can answer just about any question. Hilarious time all-around. Cebu tomorrow. about 6 hours ago from web

  30. So they are headed for Cebu in the morning (if I have my time zones right, it is 1 a.m. in the Philippines right now). How far is that from Manilla?

  31. girlygirl, Cebu is about 1 hour flight from Manila (and yes, its 1AM now so I better go to sleep! :P). So I’m guessing they’ll sleep most of the morning then head out to Cebu for more presscon + other stuff (as per rumored itinerary).

  32. Thanks Mtlfan for part 2. I can believe he got in trouble on Idol for not looking at the camera on cue as I’ve gotten frustrated with him for the same reason on some of his tv appearances (he sometimes forgets what they tried to teach him!). He’s just so all about the music.

  33. Just watched Part2, Cale is seriously hot.

    Interesting bit about No Boundaries. Kris really never intends on playing that song again.

  34. So the one secret the band spills about Kris is that he hates set lists…which really doesn’t surprise me, to be honest

  35. I’m enjoying all of this Filipino press. Kris seems really engaged and excited…maybe it’s because he’s getting some new and interesting questions.

    I wish we could hear more from the band, but they don’t seem like the most talkative bunch. I’d really like to hear more about the story behind the band’s formation, and the scoop about Ryland/Drew.

    Paulie, purplesmile, or carmine, if you guys get the chance to meet with Kris, could you get the scoop for us? Thanks for keeping us informed!

  36. these videos and interviews are great! thank you all so much for posting them.

    ok, i practically hit the floor when i heard that 20 seconds a capella of LLWD. i keep playing it over and over again. this mini tour is gonna be epic, i’m so looking forward to hearing about everyone’s experiences at the shows! :)

  37. I’m so happy seeing and hearing these interviews. Kris is getting a fantastic reception in the Phillipines. I’m so jealous of those of you who are going to the concerts and meet and greets.

    It doesn’t surprise me that Andrew did that tweet. Watching I noticed how he seemed to be in awe of Kris when he was speaking.

    One thing I wish Kris would learn to do is introduce each of his band members by name. Other than that, no complaints. OK, I want him to promote his album too :)

  38. Thanks Mtlfan for part 2. I can believe he got in trouble on Idol for not looking at the camera on cue as I’ve gotten frustrated with him for the same reason on some of his tv appearances (he sometimes forgets what they tried to teach him!). He’s just so all about the music.

    In some ways it’s endearing when he doesn’t look at the camera, because it’s clear that he wants to focus on the interviewer, and wants to not only have this one on one conversation, but he wants to give the person who he’s talking to all of his attention. Sometimes it may make for an awkward interview, but it’s also just part of his personality, it’s like he really can’t get into a strict interview format, but he really wants to have a genuine conversation with whoever he’s talking to.

  39. babybelle32, I think Kris is endearing in interviews, too, because he focuses on the interviewer. My frustration–and that’s really too strong of a word–has occurred when he was singing on tv (and I took his comment about getting in trouble as referring to when he was singing on Idol, not interviewing). There have been moments during his national tv appearances when the camera was panning by him or focusing on him and he wasn’t “making love” to it, so to speak. In other words, taking full advantage of the moment to maximize his connection to the viewer. His voice always grabs hold of me, but when he can add to the voice with his eyes looking right at the camera (*at me*), it just makes the moment more appealing. That’s all I meant. No wonder he likes the live concert experience more–ha!

  40. The Boys Night Out interview is hilarious. LMAO! Kris is so funny and is having fun too. Love all the clips!

    Hoosiermama, I get what you are saying that he does not “make love” to the camera. The positive side effect to that is that he closes his eyes and you see the most amazingly beautiful eyelashes ever. (Case in point – The Christmas Song on Bonnie Hunt – I died in my chair at those lashes.) He said in one of the interviews that the cameras make it more difficult for him to get into the song like he does when he is in concert. In some of those concert clips it is obvious that he is in a very cool musical zone. (Eyes still closed a lot of the time.)

    But, I agree more eye contact would be a bonus. Until then, I will die over those eyelashes and that voice. :D

  41. I thought he was talking about on Idol also since that is what the question was about. Dealing with the cameras on the show has always been a problem for these kids and hard to get used to.

  42. Magic 89.9 interview
    I want a video of this NOW!!! His facial expressions are the most fun part of every interview…. What’s coming out of his mouth is very different than what his face is saying!!!!! HE SAYS EVERYTHING WITH HIS EYES!!!

  43. Kris & Drew Steed wearing TOMS shoes. How random is that?

    I think we now know why the priority for Kris prior to the Grammy’s was rehearsing with the band. Hopefully this is not a permanent situation because Ryland had really grown on me.

  44. Thanks mj, for making it so easy to keep up with the happenings in Manila. You’re the best!

    Wow, I was so impressed with the acapella lines he sang from LLWD. I think I sometimes forget how beautiful his voice actually is. Chills, baby!

    Lol, at him being tired of singing the same songs already. If/when he goes out on tour, he’ll be singing them a lot more. Plus, as his single, he’ll always have to sing LLWD, even after he releases another record. But I do like that he changes the songs up. The little changes he made just in those few acapella lines were lovely. David Cook did that on his Declaration Tour, so that some of them hardly sounded like the recorded version by the time the tour ended. It was great!

    Verrry interesting on the change in drummers. I wonder if this is permanent, or just for this gig? Just to be shallow for a moment, Drew seems to be better looking than Ryland, so I wouldn’t mind on that score, but of course the drumming is the most important thing, and I haven’t heard that yet, so time will tell. Such an exciting week for all involved.

    It’s also interesting from the stand point of seeing how popular AI is in the Philippines. Those of you who are from there, do you notice any difference between how popular each Idol winner is from season to season, or is it really Idol itself that is the main attraction? Not trying to start a fan war, just curious if the actual person who wins is the draw, or if folks just love Idol so much, whoever wins would be popular. Hope I said that right. Just find the phenomenon interesting. TIA!

  45. I read in the internet that Drew Steen is the drummer of Demi Lovato and not DA. I hope too that it’s just temporary arrangement.

  46. Very cool, Mtlfan. I love hearing how Kris is doing in other countries.

  47. It’s crazy how “Before We Come Undone” is already playing on the radio over there. The song SCREAMS second single. I think it’d do even better than LLWD in my opinion although LLWD is great.

  48. Those of you who are from there, do you notice any difference between how popular each Idol winner is from season to season, or is it really Idol itself that is the main attraction?

    I think it’s the idol winner himself/herself that’s the draw. Carrie, Fantasia, Ruben, Taylor are not popular here. David, Kelly, Jordin and Kris are. AI only started showing here when it was already on it’s third season.

  49. sylvanaire
    It’s also interesting from the stand point of seeing how popular AI is in the Philippines. Those of you who are from there, do you notice any difference between how popular each Idol winner is from season to season, or is it really Idol itself that is the main attraction? Not trying to start a fan war, just curious if the actual person who wins is the draw, or if folks just love Idol so much, whoever wins would be popular. Hope I said that right. Just find the phenomenon interesting. TIA!

    The show is very popular here in the Philippines, even Fantasia or Jasmine Trias (from season 3) are still household names (well, most people sing that crappy coronation song of Fantasia in a lot of local talent shows and karaokes), the Davids of Season 7 are yet the most famous here aside from Kris A. Say for example, last season – Kris Allen is naturally talked about than Adam because we dont normally care about what’s going on there in the US (like all the bashing stuff). Radio stations (usually) make big deals about the idol winners and play their songs in the radio over and over again even though it is not released as an official single yet in the US market (Before We Come Undone by Kris and Cry by Kelly Clarkson are making huge spins on pop and AC radios here). So I guess, our market is more concentrated with the winners…

  50. I can’t wait to get home and watch all of the interviews. I am glad that it looks like he is having a good time and he is being well received.

  51. Sylvanaire the filipinos on here can answer more accurately than me- but I can say that when Michael Johns went there he was also embraced well[ & he finished 8th]. Perhaps its just the males from idols that are received well- have Carrie 0r Kelly been there?

    Thank you so much to everyone for posting all these goodies about Kris & the band. The interviews were great. I do know that the filipinos love some karaoke so that radio interview was fun.

    Its funny that many times I’ve seen written that people wish the idols could be more relaxed on US radio ,like in overseas interviews & that they seem to be asked different & better questions . Maybe they are less restricted on what they can ask?

    Also Kris mentioned that they won’t be doing No Boundaries – well I was watching the Aussie version of SYTYCD & one of the contestants used No Boundaries in his audition!! Also this is the only single that is available in Australia!! I can understand Kris’s reluctance to do it live but the recorded version I believe is actually quite good & because nothing else has been available here -has probably done better than it would have if LLWD had been available!!

    So I’ll look forward to more “goodies” from the Philippines in the next few days!!

  52. I like Ryland and was a bit disapointed to see his brother there for the shows. I hope the band will have the same cohesiveness they have with Ryland.
    babybelle32, I agree with you.. Kris has very strong inter-personal skills and it starts with genuine interest for the other person.

    also thinking back of the interview on the Boys night Out, i found the heavy flow thing very funny :) . I like that about Kris; he’s always in the moment

  53. Thanks k3louie for providing a more accurate answer than I could . So there are some females that do well there. Its interesting that you say the DJ’s tend to focus on the winners . They seem to respect the winner a lot more than the US DJ’s . Also I suppose they wouldn’t have been exposed to the media hype over there . Its pleasing to see that they are playing BWCU -I hope it does become his next single.
    I wish the DJ’s in Australia were more enthusiastic about idol here like in the Philippines as it may have helped in getting Kris’s single & album being available here!!

  54. Kris album is actually doing good here in the Philippines, judes. Since record bars are still not extinct here, Sony has been doing all the promotion Kris needs for the album, I’ve seen last week that Kris’ album is one of the top albums in the record bar. I heard BWCU played twice in the same hour in the same radio station. Even No Boundaries is even played here and being sung by vet singers (yaiks!) It’s just wonderful that DJs here dont do all the bashing stuff and they just tend to focus on the music itself (no stings attached, I guess) Plus we dont care about media hypes (in US) about who is better between Adam or Kris, as long as they dont produce crappy songs then we are always here to support the idols…

  55. That’s great k3louie. I can’t even get Sony [ bandit FM ] to give me a direct answer about when /if Kris’s album will be available in Australia . I’m just glad Kris is getting so much support in the Philippines!

  56. I can believe he got in trouble on Idol for not looking at the camera on cue as I’ve gotten frustrated with him for the same reason on some of his tv appearances (he sometimes forgets what they tried to teach him!). He’s just so all about the music.

    babybell32, i was surprised reading this. I never noticed this of him. I guess I was star strucked most of the times… lol
    ..also, he’s very natural so those details kind of get lost along the way

  57. Judes, i can’t believe/don’t understand that his album has not been released to Australia and it was in other parts of Asia.

  58. thanks k3louie for the info. I’m very happy that his album is doing well over there. It’s promising that his concerts will be well attended

  59. Just watched all the videos and most of them more than once. Kris is being shown a lot of love and he is eating it up. The way the host at the press conference said, “Kris Allen,” after Kris sang a few lines of LLWD says it all. I’m so glad because Kris deserves it. It was so great to see fans of all ages in the audience. He always does his best, but he is going to sing his heart out for his fans there in response to the appreciation they are showing him. His concerts are going to be AWESOME!

  60. No wonder the idols love going to the Philippines as everyone there shows them the respect that they deserve, as all of them that have been can sing LIVE so well – something that I believe they don’t get enough credit for in the US [ well in some parts of the media anyway!!]
    Its great to see Kris so happy . The concerts should be a blast!!

  61. A little of topic but Kris’s iTunes Download radio podcast has been fixed and is available for download. No more Kim and Khloe Kardashian, can’t stand them.

  62. Wow, I was there yesterday, and I was the one who took the videos posted here. Kris was really charming in person. He’s come a looooong way from the time he was first interviewed on Idol. He’s more interview-savvy now :)

    Interesting discussion on whether it’s the show or the Idols who are popular here in the Philippines. I think it’s mostly the Idols themselves, especially those who get radio airplay here. Carrie, Ruben and Fantasia are not that popular here because their kind of music really doesn’t get any airplay on local radio. The more recent winners have been pop-oriented, which is why they’re all fairly popular.

  63. Any information on what Kris and the band are doing today? They are headed for Cebu, right? Are there more press conferences/interviews scheduled prior to the concert on Friday?

    I’m thinking the guys must be awake by now — it should be Noon Thursday in Philippines now…

  64. Boyce Avenue just tweeted that they landed in Cebu about 2 hours ago, and Kris Allen and his entourage were in the same plane.

    I believe there will be another press conference in Cebu today. But I expect less videos to come out off that.

  65. thanks a lot melvel. You did a great job taking those videos. The sound is excellent!

    I’m glad the medias are appreciative and interested in Kris. He deserves it. (at least in the U.S, radio station and DJs like him and play the music which is what matters in the end!!)

  66. These interviews are so great! It’s so nice to come here and see so much coverage of Kris! I loved the few lines of LLWD!!! Wow! They were beautiful! I loved how he changed it up some too.

    Also, I think it would be cool to watch a concert where Kris and band play w/o a playlist!!! :D Thanks for saying something about Kris, Andrew! I wish they would have gotten back to Cale on that too.

    Thanks mj and everyone for posting everything!!! Can’t wait to hear and see more!

  67. I haven’t seen all the videos yet, but concerning that he was in trouble in AI for not looking at the camera; I really think it was because of his shyness, his personality.

    I’ve seen so many times TMYFML on country week and when the camera start coming in up close and he sang ” I’ve known it from the moment…”. On the third word, he saw the camera comes in close and he just closed his eyes and then looked away from the camera.

    On the night he sang “All she wants to do is dance”.
    Simon comments that “you were indulgent, boring, forgetable…(and someone from the audience interrupts and screams “Kris, you’re HOT”), the camera has a closeup of Kris just smiling while for several seconds closes his eyes noticeably. He just looks embarrased. And of course then Simon said ” and so am I (meaning hot), but it is not about that”. Kris was laughing and said to Simon: “That was nice.”

    I’m glad that if he was not comfortable “making love to the camera”, he did not do it. I think he is kind of stubborn in a way. Good for him.
    We’ll see if he will sing No Boundaries or not, because he is planning to sing more songs from the show, but not the winner’s song ?
    I hope he stuck to his guns and not do it.

    By the way, I hated, I mean HATED the way Constantine M “made love to the camera”. Uuuggghhh. Just NO. He was not that goodlooking and acted like he was.

  68. Correction… Eat Bulaga ain’t popular.

    Unfortunately, that show is popular. It’s been around for nearly 30 years now?

  69. Thanks melvel for the press con video!

    ETA: I think it was me that whooped during his discussion on the Kris/Katy = violin/viola. ;)

  70. idolprocrastinator
    02/03/2010 at 12:39 pm

    Paulie, purplesmile, or carmine, if you guys get the chance to meet with Kris, could you get the scoop for us? Thanks for keeping us informed!

    I was able to talk with Drew a bit last night (I was stalking. LOL! :P) and while he didn’t exactly say it outright, I got the impression that he was just… uh… “temping” for Ryland. Anyway, we’ll find out in the next gigs over spring/summer, but for the next couple of weeks, it looks like Drew’s the drummer.

  71. Just watch the part 3 of the Manila press conference and I love watching Kris’ face on the big screen. I guess that’s why it is good to be goodlooking. It is more fun watching all the videos and photos for either the guys or the girls – unfair as it is.

    And I love Kris’ answer about the judges after idol.
    Well, if they don’t even care for you while you’re on idol, …..

  72. Does anybody know what time the CEBU concert is ?
    I need to calculate my time zone so I can chain myself in front of the computer since I have Friday off.

  73. Ratna, the event starts on February 5, Friday at 730 pm local time (Friday 630 am EST), but Kris is the main act, so he’ll probably start at around 9 pm (Friday 8 am EST).

    Unfortunately, most of the Kris fans I know who are going to upload media for the concerts will be watching the Manila concert, not the Cebu one.

  74. Kris’s album is at #37 overall and LLWD is 24 on iTunes! I’m so pleased by how much the album has been moving up the ranks there. Adam’s is at #94 for those who might ask. They’re both selling for $7.99 now.

  75. By the way, I hated, I mean HATED the way Constantine M “made love to the camera”. Uuuggghhh. Just NO. He was not that goodlooking and acted like he was.

    Ratna12, me too!!!! Constantine was all kinds of icky to me. I didn’t care if he could sing or not. I just wanted him OFF my TV.

    People who play to the camera always seem so obvious and fake to me. Forgetting the camera is there is good … playing to it – bad.

  76. idolprocrastinator
    02/03/2010 at 12:39 pm

    Paulie, purplesmile, or carmine, if you guys get the chance to meet with Kris, could you get the scoop for us? Thanks for keeping us informed!

    I doubt I’d get to meet Kris, but I’ll be posting or “tweeting” if anything interesting happens.

    Look now…Kris is on my local news show being interviewed.

  77. TwigLA
    02/04/2010 at 9:03 am
    Kris’s album is at #37 overall and LLWD is 24 on iTunes! I’m so pleased by how much the album has been moving up the ranks there. Adam’s is at #94 for those who might ask. They’re both selling for $7.99 now.

    And AWM is #126 on Pop. :)

  78. I’m seeing the album at #36 (#17 on pop) right now.

    Nice that AWM has acquired a life of its own, just from a few words/notes in that commercial.

  79. Thanks Mj for all the video & pics links!
    Also thanks melvel for the great videos!!

  80. I just got my ticket to the Cebu show. Unfortunately, as I was boarding the plane earlier, I realized I had forgotten my camera at home. Pffft! :/

  81. the event starts on February 5, Friday at 730 pm local time (Friday 630 am EST), but Kris is the main act, so he’ll probably start at around 9 pm (Friday 8 am EST).

    Thank you so much for the info.
    I’m still hoping that somebody will tape this and post it. I’m sure there is somebody there that will do this. Anyway, I’m so excited because it is a different kind of concert for different audience that he is used too.

    And for the rise of the album and AWM, go Kris. I believe that he is just starting and this album’s sale is soooo far from over.

    Purplesmile and anybody else attending the concert: Enjoy it, Kris is so great live.

  82. purplesmile

    That’s a shame. Have a great time! And you can still report on the concert for us halfway across the globe, right?

  83. I’m going to the manila show. I’m not sure how good my camera is but I’ll bring back a report!

  84. Thanks, Raftan. :)

    girlygirl, it is a shame, indeed. One of the main reasons I am watching this show and got a lone Gold ticket even though it would be more enjoyable to watch with company at the cheaper Bronze section is so I can get some decent to good shots of the performances for my mj peeps. Of course, of all the things to forget, it had to be the camera! Sigh. :P

    But, yes, I will report. :)

    I hope Kris sings Falling Slowly tonight.

  85. To all the posters going to Kris’ shows in the coming days: thanks in advance for showing him so much love. He deserves it! Have fun!

  86. From the article:
    Kris Allen’s dream collaboration: with Sir Paul McCartney. “I’m a huge fan of his,” he says. “But it’s definitely a dream, though. It’s not gonna happen.”

    Oh, how I love for this to happen. It will totally freak Kris out, in a great way of course. Dreams can come through, so keep it on.

  87. So today, later, is the next we’ll hear about what’s happening with Kris! I’m so excited!

    I would love to attend a concert with Kris not doing a set list. I think I mentioned this before. My hubby (who does a lot of singing) thought this was pretty awesome and impressive. I believe it takes a lot to get in front of a crowd and “wing it” so to speak.

    Anyhoo, I would have loved to have seen Kris’s “freak out” reaction to hearing BWCU on the radio. :)

  88. ilovekrisallen39
    02/05/2010 at 9:58 am

    Man In the Mirror now.

    Thanks for updating us! I hope it doesnt’ take long for some pictures and video to come out of the conceert.

  89. Now Written All Over My Face. He hasn’t sang this song in along while. And now Red Guitar.

  90. Now Falling slowly and IIO not sure which order but some are saying IIO first then FS.

  91. He sang LLWD tweeters said it was over. Then fans screaming more more more so his singing ANS. Not sure if I missed any songs or not, but was silent alot so might have missed some songs.

  92. The concert is over he sang some more songs but am so confused with the tweets. One person said he sang Come Together and someone else said ARWM. Unless it was a mash up.

  93. Why is my mind not grasping what ARWM is? Thanks for the updates btw. :D

  94. Someone posted this at IDF:

    @KrisAllen’s Cebu setlist: Heartless, The Truth, MiTM, WAOMF, Red Guitar, Is It Over, Falling Slowly, LLWD, ANS, Come Together, and AWM.

  95. Sounds like Kris’ first concert went over really well! He did THREE songs as an encore (ANS, AWM and Come Together) and 11 in all.

    Don’t know if we’ll get any videos from today — there weren’t a lot of tweets. Tomorrow in Manilla should be good in terms of video though because I know a lot of people who post over on ontd_ai are going to that concert.

  96. On my way to dinner from the concert. Will recap later. I’ll share this now, though: a band member threw Kris’s water bottle from the stage into the audience at the end of the show and it hit me on the side of my forehead. Ouch!

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