Kris Allen Invites You To Pick His Next Single (OK, Not Really)

Zap2it.com caught up with Kris Allen after his performance last night on the So You Think You Can Dance results show.

He’s listening to suggestions for his next single, and planning to spend his holidays with family. He’s also really excited to perform on the FOX New Years Eve special with Allison Iraheta.

Personally, I’d love it if “Alright With Me” was his next single. How about you?

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191 Comments

  1. Alright With Me has the best potential to be a Pop smash IMO. But it’s also risky.

  2. Personally, I’d love it if ‘Alright With Me’  was his next single.

    Good choice mj. :)

  3. Personally, I’d love it if ‘Alright With Me’  was his next single. How about you?

    It’s my favourite on the album, but I’m lousy at picking singles (and I love bouncy songs, so I’m probably not a good judge). It’s probably not the safest choice, but it could stand out in a crowd and he’d do a great job of singing it live.

  4. I also think Alright with Me has the best hit potential but I love The Truth but its probably not upbeat enough for radio. The label will probably go with Alright with Me though!

  5. Well since your asking Kris I think that Alright With Me could be the next “I’m Yours” type mega hit. It’s so infectious, fun and quirky BUT I thinks you should wait until close to summer to release that one. Choose one of your slow ones for the next single (I love all of them so it’s hard to pick one) how about Is It Over. Then Cale can get some royalty cheques.

  6. Yes!!!! AWM FTW!!!! I think it stands out and will help sell albums, it’s catchy as heck, and it’s a song that I can’t really imagine other people on the radio doing – it could be like a signature Kris song. He’s got more “conventional” catchy songs but AWM is distinctive and that’s what he needs IMO.

    Take the risk Jive! Kris would do a great job with the song on TV too because I’ve watched most of his radio performances of it and he sounds amazing.

  7. Alright With Me has the best potential to be a Pop smash IMO. But it’s also risky.

    Why’s it risky?

  8. Alright With Me would be a genius second single, it’s easily my favorite song on Kris’s album. It’s perfect, IMO. I also second Michael Slezak’s comment about it asking for a “Single Ladies” type dance, I think that’ll be awesome.

    Also I love Glee and maybe it’s just me, but I think it would make an amazing Glee cover.

  9. I agree, MJ. “Alright With Me” was one of my favorites from the first listen – at least, as a potential up-tempo radio hit. It’s gotten stuck in my head most although there are many catchy tunes on Kris’ album.

    My other favorites from the album are the slower and heartfelt songs (Bring It Back, Is it Over, I Need To Know) but those are more personal and maybe too mellow for Top 40 – although they’d be perfect for something like Spectrum or The Coffee House on Sirius Radio.

  10. Alright with Me has gotten a great response from crowds at all these JingleBalls, which suggests it could be a big hit. The other one that makes the most sense is Before We Come Undone.

  11. Well, my personal favorite on the album is also one I realize isn’t probably wise as a single (“Red Guitar”), so I’m totally for Alright With Me as a single. Can’t Stay Away is a pretty nice option, too.

  12. alright with me is my third favourite, my first being I Need To Know but i dont think I Need To Know is everyone’s cuppatee so i agree, AWM is a good choice for second single and it has a chance of doing quite well in the radio.

    so the second single normally gets a video as well right? i remember archie’s second single A Little Too Not Over You had a video.

  13. I love Alright With Me, but agree with sunny2 that it is very much a summer song. I just don’t see it as appropriate for this season. When do we think Kris will put out his next single? Feb? March? I think The Truth would be a really strong second single. It’s a great ballad and could definitely do well on AC and HAC (although it would be great to have a Kris penned song as a single). I say they should wait until May/June for Alright With Me and go with a ballad as the second single. Unless of course they only release 2 songs from this album which seems pretty common for Idol winners and then I say wait it out a little with the current single and release Alright With Me as summer approaches.

  14. yes I agree, AWM s/b the 2nd single. The promotion of it would be wonderful; he’s amazing when singing it live!
    On YT, AWM is getting more attention than CSA or BWCU,.. it’s a good indicator

  15. Aren’t they all nice options? So nice that we all have a lot to choose from. After AWM, my next choice would be “Bring it Back” or “Is it Over”. I also like “Before We Come Undone” and “Let it Rain” ….gaaaaaaah, so damn many.

  16. It’s so infectious, fun and quirky BUT I thinks you should wait until close to summer to release that one.

    Well, if he continues to follow the slow burn pattern that has worked so far for both him and David Cook, it will be spring before his next single is released, so AWM would end up being a good choice. (Light On was released in late September, Come Back to Me in April). I do think it has the same feel as I’m Yours, Michael Franti’s Say Hey (I Love You), and Jason Castro’s Let’s Just Fall in Love Again. I’m a little worried that people are going to have already had enough of that sound by the time AWM would be released, especially since LJFiLA has really tanked so far.

    I think Can’t Stay Away from You and Before We Come Undone could be good choices too, but I’m really bad at picking singles, so he should probably avoid anything I suggest!!

  17. Kris may not get a 3rd single if the album sales don’t pick up — so the 2nd single needs to be what they think will stimulate the most interest in buying the album. I don’t think it matters when AWM is released — it’s a fun song and should do just as well if it’s released in February (which is my guess as to when 2nd single will be released) as if it’s released in the summer.

  18. I love AWM, but my original choice for a second single was CSA so I’ll tentatively stay with that one for now. It feels a bit safer in terms of its melody/structure and really, AWM would be best served as a late spring/summer song with a late March/early April release. But I would love to hear AWM as a single, for sure!

  19. I have a question. When Kris does release a second single, will he promote it like LLWD (all over TV)? Or was that a one time deal to promote the album? IMO if he only gets one more single it should be AWM, but if he get’s two. “Bring It Back” would be incredible.
    I caught my husband listening to “Bring it Back” (he is not a fan, but probably because I’m obsessed). Ha!

  20. Alright With Me has the best potential to be a Pop smash IMO. But it’s also risky.

    Why’s it risky?

    It’s risky because it sounds very different from other songs on radio now. Its distinctive sound is sort of like both the pro and the con of it being a single IMO. But the payoff for the risk would be big, if Jive handles it well :)

    Besides AWM, I think Before We Come Undone and The Truth could be great hit singles too.

  21. This was a great interview! I’ve been wondering where he and Allison would be for NYE and now we know it’s Vegas, baby! I’m tempted to crash at my nephew’s house. Hmm. Nah, I don’t do NYE.

    Cool that they’ll be in Seattle with Katy’s family and then the AR family for CHristmas day. I hope the weather is good for flying. Oh, just had a great thought. I could actually run into him at the airport since I’ll be flying north at the same time. Note to Kris – fly out of Burbank on Southwest! So much better than the LAX madness.

    I’m partial to ‘Bring It Back’, but wouldn’t complain over ‘Alright With Me’. AWM is a great song for working around the house. Yes, I do have my mood music. I need upbeat to do stuff I hate.

  22. I have a question. When Kris does release a second single, will he promote it like LLWD (all over TV)? Or was that a one time deal to promote the album?

    It won’t be quite the media blitz that they do for an album release, but he will probably do at least a few shows. He’ll probably premiere it on Idol, then maybe do Regis and Kelly, GMA, one of the AM shows, Ellen, maybe a late night show, and he’ll, hopefully, keep doing radio promo too.

  23. Personally, I’d love it if ‘Alright With Me’  was his next single.

    ITA, mj, and it seems to be strongly winning the poll on the site where that video was originally posted:

    http://blog.zap2it.com/korbitv/2009/12/american-idol-kris-allen-accepting-suggestions-on-next-single.html

    I don’t agree with the “summer song” philosophy so much. I seem to remember Don’t Want To Miss A Thing being a song that was popular one summer (though I’m probably wrong, don’t quote me). And that’s a ballad. Anyhow, assuming the single would be released in a couple of months, anyhow, the spring/summer would be just around the corner, wouldn’t it?

    Regardless, this song is a standout single, to me.

  24. it could be like a signature Kris song

    totally agree with this. i think its fast becoming a song with a big kris stamp on it!

  25. My favorite song on Kris’s album is Is It Over, but I’m afraid it wouldn’t be good as a single. I don’t hear many bluesy waltzes on the radio. I love it though, and hope they keep playing it live. I hope Kris and Cale write a bunch more songs together.

    CSA would be my pick for a second single, but I like AWM a lot too. BWCU is not one of my favorites.

  26. Well, AWM was ahead on that site, an hour ago. Now it’s tied with Before We Come Undone. A lot of people want that for the second single. I don’t really get why. It’s a pretty song, but as a single? I can’t see it becoming a big hit at all. I actually think that releasing BWCU as the second single would be a big mistake. It’s not exciting and I can’t see it generating much buzz.

  27. I used to think CSA would be the next best single, but with the legs LLWD seems to have, I think the second single might be peaking in the summer, which puts me firmly on

    #TEAMAWM!!!

  28. I am crazy about “Can’t stay away”, it’s fun, radio friendly, and you can imagine a fun video with a story that comes to mind the moment you start singing it with Kris, wish him all success in whichever song he choses.

  29. It’s risky because it sounds very different from other songs on radio now. Its distinctive sound is sort of like both the pro and the con of it being a single IMO. But the payoff for the risk would be big, if Jive handles it well :)

    Thanks. Man, that “sounds very different from other songs on radio” is just too complicated for me. Sometimes I can see that but other times I’m at a loss — like here: AWM is upbeat and bouncy, so I can see it fitting, especially on HAC!

    The only thing I’m always sure of is that ballads are no longer viable, apparently. I *never* hear ballads.

  30. BTW, I am still on #TEAMLETITRAIN for the boot song. I think it’s perfect for that…

  31. Personally, I’d love it if ‘Alright With Me’  was his next single. How about you?

    I agree. It’s the only song I really like on the CD. Sounds a little like The Traveling Wiburys to me.

  32. Whatever song he chooses for second single, it is best if it is one he had a hand in writing. It needs to be signature especially due to the unjust criticism of his first being a ‘cover’. I also think it should come out around the time he launches his tour.

  33. I think it’s very obvious the 2nd single is going to be Written All Over My Face. They always seem to go by that little sticker on the front of the CD. So far its held up with all the Sony artists so far like Kelly. The good is that I think that the perfect 2nd single, the bad is that if they go by the sticker then the 3rd single will be The Truth which I do not think will make a good ballad single. Much better choice would be Bring it Back or Let It Rain

  34. “Cool that they’ll be in Seattle with Katy’s family”

    OMG Katy’s family lives here in Seattle, and Kris will be here. *wheels turning*

  35. BM2587

    I don’t think so – Written All Over My face was written by the Script. And even though it’s not a cover, given the whole hoo-hah about LLWD being a cover of a Script song, Kris and Jive would be pretty stupid to put out ANOTHER Script song as the 2nd single.

  36. Sparkles
    12/10/2009 at 11:57 am
    Personally, I’d love it if ‘Alright With Me’  was his next single. How about you?

    I agree. It’s the only song I really like on the CD. Sounds a little like The Traveling Wiburys to me.

    I’ve said that from the start about ‘Alright With Me’. It definitely is reminiscent of ‘End of the Line’. I LOVE that song and everything by ‘The Traveling Wilbury’s’ Now I’m off to buy an album since I had them on casette.

  37. I think it’s very obvious the 2nd single is going to be Written All Over My Face. They always seem to go by that little sticker on the front of the CD.

    Then you’d think he’d be playing it a bit. He hasn’t played it since…when? It was pretty clear Monday night that AWM was a favorite of the audience. Maybe Jive will think a little out of the box and not go with what’s on the sticker.

  38. I thought Katy’s family lived in Arkansas — guess not! Kris better keep an eye out for “stalkers”, since he basically revealed his plans not only for Christmas, but for what he wants to do when he goes to Vegas for the New Year’s eve show.

  39. I think it’s very obvious the 2nd single is going to be Written All Over My Face.

    that would such a bad choice to choose another song written by The Script for his 2nd single!
    nah, it’s going to be a co-write… AWM that he wrote with Joe King. As it doesnt sound at all like the Fray, I think it’s quite close to Kris, the songwriter

  40. so the second single normally gets a video as well right? i remember archie’s second single A Little Too Not Over You had a video.

    Yes. That’s one of the reasons I was hoping for Can’t Stay Away or Before We Come Undone–either of those would offer a much better story line IMO (but what do I know?). :wink:

    I do think it has the same feel as I’m Yours, Michael Franti’s Say Hey (I Love You), and Jason Castro’s Let’s Just Fall in Love Again.

    And that’s my problem with AWM. It reminds me of Jason’s new single which I just do not like…even though I like him.

  41. Eileen99
    12/10/2009 at 11:56 am
    BTW, I am still on #TEAMLETITRAIN for the boot song. I think it’s perfect for that’ ¦.

    I’m so with you on that!!! You’re crackin’ me up with the Seattle comment. I wish I had any kind of “tie” to anything Kris Allen. (I’m scaring myself again).
    Also, He did give a lot of info. in that interview regarding his where abouts. It’s nice to see him no so guarded when he speaks.

  42. Throwing in my vote for AWM. I have heard Jason Castro’s new single a couple of times recently, I don’t think AWM is very similar. Also I hear Train’s newish song all the time and I think it has a summer vibe– winter doesn’t seem to have slowed it down. :)

  43. “You’re crackin’ me up with the Seattle comment. I wish I had any kind of ‘tie’  to anything Kris Allen. ”

    Actually, I’m just thrilled he’ll be in my city and I might be breathing the same airspace. No, I was thinking in terms of promotion (I’m not a creeper!) – and emailing the PM at the HAC station here to see if they would want to have Kris in for an interview (since they’re spinning him). And while I’m at it, I might email the PM at the Top 40 station that isn’t playing LLWD. Kris is needs some PR in the Northwest!

  44. Please, let it not be Written All Over my Face. I really don’t like that song. I don’t think it shows off Kris’s voice, and I don’t care for the lyrics, either.

  45. And while I’m at it, I might email the PM at the Top 40 station that isn’t playing LLWD. Kris is needs some PR in the Northwest!

    wow! you’re one devoted kris fan. i dont think i’ve ever done anything to promote kris and his singles *hangs head in shame

  46. Yes. That’s one of the reasons I was hoping for Can’t Stay Away or Before We Come Undone’“either of those would offer a much better story line IMO (but what do I know?).

    thats true but for AWM, we can get a beyonce styled video :) and i’d love to see that hehe

  47. Speaking of promotion….. Let’s keep voting VH1.com top 20 countdown. We have to keep it on there as long as possible. Also, everyone keep the daily requests for LLWD on your local radio stations. I’m not sure how much that helps, but it sure can’t hurt.

    Eileen99- I knew what you were gettin’ at. I’m just playin’.

  48. He’s listening to suggestions for his next single,

    Nuh UH. Trying hard not to wear the Cookie single fiasco bitterpants. Failing miserably. LOL Anyway, I’m probably the wrong person to ask, but for what it’s worth, I don’t like the clappy song. It’s a tad on the Brady Bunch side for my tastes. I did really like Bring It Back.

  49. Personally, I’d love it if ‘Alright With Me’  was his next single. How about you?

    Ding-ding-ding, I think we have a winner! That was my favorite the first time I heard it, too, and it’s the catchiest thing I’ve heard in ages. I just gave it to my kid on his iPod to “test market” it. He wasn’t a Kris fan this past season (adored Adam and Allison) but, damn, he’s played LLYWD 60+ times since I gave it to him last month. I’m guessing he’ll like AWM too.

    Well since your asking Kris I think that Alright With Me could be the next ‘I’m Yours’  type mega hit. It’s so infectious, fun and quirky BUT I thinks you should wait until close to summer to release that one. Choose one of your slow ones for the next single (I love all of them so it’s hard to pick one) how about Is It Over. Then Cale can get some royalty cheques.

    Don’t expect a third single. It’s definitely not a sure thing — just ask David Cook!

  50. girlygirl
    12/10/2009 at 12:02 pm
    BM2587

    I don’t think so ‘“ Written All Over My face was written by the Script. And even though it’s not a cover, given the whole hoo-hah about LLWD being a cover of a Script song, Kris and Jive would be pretty stupid to put out ANOTHER Script song as the 2nd single.

    Ditto. I’ll be SHOCK if Jive were to do that and pretty sure Kris will not pick that song as he is smart.

  51. I can’t decide. At first I was thinking it should be BWCU, but AWM has definitely grown on me. It does sound like the Traveling Wilburys. Ha! I was thinking it sounded like the Monkees or something.

  52. Eileen99
    12/10/2009 at 12:33 pm

    …I was thinking in terms of promotion (I’m not a creeper!) ‘“ and emailing the PM at the HAC station here to see if they would want to have Kris in for an interview (since they’re spinning him). And while I’m at it, I might email the PM at the Top 40 station that isn’t playing LLWD. Kris is needs some PR in the Northwest!

    You go, girl! That’s awesome! Ok, I’ll be keeping an eye out for him to come to NC…wait, maybe he’ll write another song with Daughtry who lives 30 minutes from me! A girl can dream, right?

  53. Some fans got to ask Kris a question on the phone today (he’s taping his guest host stint on the Rick Dees Top 40 countdown that airs this weekend), and according to the tweets, Kris said that his choice for his 2nd single would be Alright with Me.

  54. I don’t get the argument that AWM should be released in the summer. I think it is catchy, jumpy song FOR ALL SEASONS!!! I hope it’s the next single.

    BTW, Eric Hutchinson also has a song being played on the radio called “Ok, It’s Alright With Me”.

  55. I hope everyone’s prepared for the world to explode tomorrow.

    KRISALLEN

    #If the world doesn’t explode after the amazing show tomorrow night at z100 jingleball then it never will about 2 hours ago from Echofon

  56. BTW, Eric Hutchinson also has a song being played on the radio called ‘Ok, It’s Alright With Me’ .

    Well, that would be a bit confusing. What is it you guys like about AWM besides that fact that it’s “happy clappy”?

    Also, I just wanna say that I watched this video last night (and was hoping MJ would post it–thanks!!), and I was just so pleased to see Konfident Kris giving great answers and just doing an awesome job on this interview! I enjoyed this the most of any interview he has done in a long time. He just keeps getting better and better!

  57. I don’t know about that “sticker” thing either. What was being promoted on Cook’s “sticker”? (Boy, does that sound perverted!) I think one of the songs was “Life on the Moon.”

  58. girlygirl
    12/10/2009 at 1:02 pm
    I hope everyone’s prepared for the world to explode tomorrow.

    KRISALLEN

    #If the world doesn’t explode after the amazing show tomorrow night at z100 jingleball then it never will about 2 hours ago from Echofon

    :cool: Thanks, girlygirl!

  59. Some fans got to ask Kris a question on the phone today (he’s taping his guest host stint on the Rick Dees Top 40 countdown that airs this weekend), and according to the tweets, Kris said that his choice for his 2nd single would be Alright with Me.

    YAY!! it’s alright with me!

  60. jammbasich
    12/10/2009 at 11:42 am
    I have a question. When Kris does release a second single, will he promote it like LLWD (all over TV)? Or was that a one time deal to promote the album? IMO if he only gets one more single it should be AWM, but if he get’s two. ‘Bring It Back’  would be incredible.
    I caught my husband listening to ‘Bring it Back’  (he is not a fan, but probably because I’m obsessed). Ha!

    My husband too seems to like Bring It Back the best though his first reaction was “is it a cover?” he thought he heard it done before.

  61. LLWD is now passing Shakira too on iTunes and is currently at #32! He would be at #28 if not for the new Glee songs.

    Album is now at #78!

  62. snlw
    12/10/2009 at 1:20 pm
    LLWD is now passing Shakira too on iTunes and is currently at #32! He would be at #28 if not for the new Glee songs.

    Dang it, Glee!!! I had never seen that show until last night, and it really was pretty cool, but the obsession over the music is a little odd. I guess that’s what the world says about we idol fans though. :lol:

    I was shocked (and obviously pleased) last night at how quickly Kris’s album AND single shot up on Itunes!! Go Kris!! :smile:

  63. I think the moves by the single and album just how well Kris can do with some marketing/publicity – go Kris!!!

  64. Do you know by any chance how many people are expected to watch the Z100 Jingle Ball event?

  65. I love AWM and think it would be a great single but agree it would be risky. My 18 year old son, who only buys music he finds on Absolutepunk actually does like one of the songs on Kris’ cd and that’s BWCU. So maybe that one would be a possibility, too. I have to say though, and I know this won’t be popular, the song that is currently stuck in my head and won’t let go is “Written All Over My Face”, so I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s the one the label picks.

    ETA: I’m not sure happygolucky, but its at Madison Square Garden and it’s sold out, so plenty!

  66. “I think the moves by the single and album just how well Kris can do with some marketing/publicity ‘“ go Kris!!!”

    I agree with this – Kris is very marketable. BTW, I just posted in another thread that LLWD got some spins yesterday for the first time on the San Francisco HAC station, so the West Coast market has started to open up for him, with the big adds in LA and San Diego last week.

  67. Happygolucky

    It’s at Madison Square Garden and it’s more or less sold out. That arena seats 19,000+ for basketball and hockey — don’t know what the seating is for concerts — but probably upwards of 12,000 anyway.

    It is probably THE JingleBall concert of the year, and it’s got a star heavy lineup this year

  68. Z100 will have the biggest attendance among the Jingle Balls. Not sure of the exact numbers, though. 5000, maybe?

    ETA: Just saw the 12,000 number. That’s a lot more than I thought! For whatever reason, I forgot that it’s at MSG.

  69. It’s at Madison Square Garden and it’s more or less sold out. That arena seats 19,000+ for basketball and hockey ‘” don’t know what the seating is for concerts ‘” but probably upwards of 12,000 anyway.

    It is probably THE JingleBall concert of the year, and it’s got a star heavy lineup this year

    From what I know, the set-up should be similar to basketball games but not quite as big

    Z100 will have the biggest attendace among the Jingle Balls. Not sure of the exact numbers, though. 5000, maybe?

    Way more than that – otherwise MSG would be very empty.

  70. girlygirl
    12/10/2009 at 1:48 pm
    Happygolucky

    It’s at Madison Square Garden and it’s more or less sold out. That arena seats 19,000+ for basketball and hockey ‘” don’t know what the seating is for concerts ‘” but probably upwards of 12,000 anyway.

    It is probably THE JingleBall concert of the year, and it’s got a star heavy lineup this year

    Exciting!!! I’m guessing you will post the link for us, assuming there will be a live feed? *crosses fingers that someone will tape Kris for us*

    “star heavy lineup”? – Yep, that’s Kris!!

  71. CSA or AWM would be great for the second single. I like BWCU but doesn’t “feel” like a followup single to me.

    The only song I can’t stand is the dirge INTK.

  72. If they use all the seats they use for basketball + floor seats, the attendance will be over 20,000. It will depend on how they use the sections behind the stage. Considering this thing sold out (a while ago, I think), I can’t imagine they would close off sections just for the heck of it… but maybe obstructed views of the stage.

  73. i echo the sentiments that if his second single doesn’t do well, jive might not push for a third single. it happened with archuleta, and we’ll see what happens with jordin.

    i can’t see either CSA or BWCU smashing on pop, although BWCU would probably do very well on HAC. and a 30 something song charting on pop and in the 10s on HAC might not be enough for a 3rd single.

    it should be AWM, “summer song” aside. it’s risky, but i think the potential for the song at pop is huge.

    and i don’t think it sounds anything like castro’s song. his is more whistful, this one has more of a driving beat to it.

  74. While I am thrilled Kris gets to perform at the Z100 Jingle Ball, there are 11 performers………that’s a lot of acts. Do they always have this many and how many songs does each act perform?

  75. Any opinions on why BWCU hasn’t been performed since the Dolphin Tailgate? I get that it probably wouldn’t work for an acoustic set, but some of these performances have been the full band sound… Is it likely that Kris would pick a song he isn’t regularly playing at the Jingle Balls, etc.? Was Cook’s second single played when he made these types of concerts?

  76. Kris doesn’t have any appearances today?!! :sad: I was thinking this jingle ball was tonight, but I see under “Appearances” that it’s tommorow night. Sadz.

  77. snlw
    My husband too seems to like Bring It Back the best though his first reaction was ‘is it a cover?’  he thought he heard it done before.

    That was my husbands’ defensive response to my pointing out he was rockin’ to “Kris Allen”. I’m like uuhhh NO, It’s no cover, It’s penned by (well, co-penned) my boy, Mr. Kris Allen. Ha!

  78. cant stay away would be the best single!
    before we come undone would be good to

  79. happygolucky
    12/10/2009 at 12:59 pm
    I don’t get the argument that AWM should be released in the summer. I think it is catchy, jumpy song FOR ALL SEASONS!!! I hope it’s the next single.

    I originally felt this way. But if he potentially only gets 2 singles – I think AWM should be next. I think as far as top 40 goes, that will probably do the best. Selfishly, I would prefer “Bring it Back”. What’s most important IMO is that Kris is able to make many more albums. If releasing AWM means further thrusting him into mainstream music America, then go for it. All of us diehards can be lovin’ on the rest of the album/ albumsssss….. Have to keep that label happy.

  80. I’m adding some posts from twop…interesting on the tribute idea…wow! [Of course, some of this is just fluff!]

    That was a great subtle tribute to John Lennon from Kris on SYTYCD the day after the anniversary of his death. The performance may have been taped the day before, which would explain a lot. If you hadn’t noticed, Kris Allen and his band all played classic Beatle instruments. Kris Allen with his John Lennon Gibson acoustic guitar, along with a Gretsch electric, Hofner bass, and a classic Ringo 5-piece drum kit. Even the hammond organ was the kind Lennon would play in the mid-60s.

    Wow, that’s incredible, but not surprising since Kris is such a big fan of the Beatles. I wonder if that also explains how the guys were dressed. Usually, they all maintain their individual styles when they perform, but last night it looked like they really made an effort to match. This statement isn’t as deep as the one that JohnR just made, but I think they all looked great last night. Sorry for being so shallow.

    Wow, JohnR, do you really think that was a deliberate tribute on Kris part, because that would be really cool if Kris had made a conscious effort to do that; but Kris never fails to amaze me with his music knowledge. Along those lines, in this interview Zap2It Vote for Kris Single Kris said he had never been to Vegas and hopes to see Love before the New Year’s Eve gig. I guess they’re taking votes for the second single. AWM was last in the lead. Thanks, Layla for the I-tunes updates. How does CD distribution work? I went to buy a couple of CD’s yesterday at the nearby Walmart and Target for Christmas gifts. Neither store had any, so I wouldn’t expect there to be any in same stores today to capitalize on Kris’ appearance last night on SYTCD.

    JohnR — great observation! I noticed that about their spacing last night but didn’t think to equate it with a Beatles tribute and John Lennon’s death (as I was not aware it was the anniversary). Although I did notice that the drummer was sporting Ringo’s signature bowl haircut from the 60s. ;)

    Kris looked amazing last night on SYTYCD. Now that’s a face that the camera loves!!!! Great skin, great teeth, beautiful brown eyes… just a gorgeous person inside and out.

  81. snlw, I think the first comment (“That was a great subtle tribute…”) was from JohnR. Is that what you’re asking?

  82. Diane
    I’m adding some posts from twop’ ¦interesting on the tribute idea’ ¦wow! [Of course, some of this is just fluff!]

    What’s “twop”? Forgive me, I’m new to this blogging thing.

    Listening to “the truth” right now. Gosh, I wish Kris had a hand at writing this cuz I feel like I’m cheating on him when I say it’s my favorite. Gaaaahhh.

  83. It’s another blog. I don’t go there. Someone linked to it on twitter. I think it stands for television without pity.

    Yeah, The Truth is beautiful. I just recently listened to From the Ashes, and I love the way Kris’s voice sounds starting out. Send Me All Your Angels is another one that’s really good that I had not played much since I didn’t get it until I got the Walmart CD. There are so many great songs IMO.

  84. Kris doesn’t have any appearances today?!! :sad: I was thinking this jingle ball was tonight, but I see under ‘Appearances’  that it’s tommorow night. Sadz.

    Kris is hosting the Rick Dee’s countdown this weekend. It was taped today, so thats why he didnt have any “appearances” scheduled. Someone working for the radio station posted on a Kris forum asking for fans who would call in. Bunch of them submitted questions and got to talk to him today. Considering the audience that this countdown gets, this is a huge appearance :D

  85. I don’t have “Send me all your Angels” yet. I need to get to Walmart. It’s 5 degrees in Chicago (neg. 15 windchill). I’ve bought this album so many times, I can’t believe I’m still missing a song.

  86. jammbasich
    12/10/2009 at 3:44 pm
    I don’t have ‘Send me all your Angels’  yet. I need to get to Walmart. It’s 5 degrees in Chicago (neg. 15 windchill). I’ve bought this album so many times, I can’t believe I’m still missing a song.

    BRRRRR!!!! From the Ashes is the only song of Kris’s that I didn’t buy. I bought everything from Itunes during the show :oops: and 2 albums afterwards, so I didn’t think it would be too terribly awful to just download that one. I mean, come on, Kris, if you’re not gonna make it available to buy, we’re gonna have to get it somehow! :grin:

  87. Np Diane :D. I post a lot on ONTD_AI and IDF. Usually avioded posting here as it was just too much flame wars between fan groups. Until recently though when the threads about Kris tend to only be about him and not fall into just flaming.

  88. Send Me All Your Angels is another one that’s really good that I had not played much since I didn’t get it until I got the Walmart CD. There are so many great songs IMO.

    that was just too bad that the song was not available on the album sold in Walmarts in Canada!!

    (i might end up doing what diane did **shaking head**)

  89. Overboard
    Np Diane . I post a lot on ONTD_AI and IDF. Usually avioded posting here as it was just too much flame wars between fan groups. Until recently though when the threads about Kris tend to only be about him and not fall into just flaming.

    Oh, you might remember me as melliesmom. Yes, these are about the only threads I care to visit. :grin: We all love it when Kris gets a headliner on MJ’s site because we can pretty much just share the love…no drama for the most part.

    “Mtlfan: (i might end up doing what diane did **shaking head**)”

    Ooooh, that’s really not fair! Desperate times call for desperate measures!

  90. Overboard
    12/10/2009 at 3:48 pm
    Np Diane . I post a lot on ONTD_AI and IDF. Usually avioded posting here as it was just too much flame wars between fan groups. Until recently though when the threads about Kris tend to only be about him and not fall into just flaming.

    lol about the flaming part and unfortunately it’s very true. It used to bug the hell out of me till I learned to read/skip posters that I like/dislike. I think some posters did it on purpose to get a kick out of the other fans and the more you ignore them, the less they’ll have fun.. I think. I also have learnt to ignore some threads here completely and stay with the peaceful ones. :) Life is too short for the silly and sometime even out-of-control flame wars.

  91. Diane:
    “BRRRRR!!!! From the Ashes is the only song of Kris’s that I didn’t buy. I bought everything from Itunes during the show and 2 albums afterwards, so I didn’t think it would be too terribly awful to just download that one. I mean, come on, Kris, if you’re not gonna make it available to buy, we’re gonna have to get it somehow!”

    I got the itunes pass for Kris. (No more itunes passes for me) LLWD downloaded a few days after it’s release, and the album 9 days after. Ughh. “From the Ashes” downloaded with the pass. Don’t they understand we get the pass so we are the 1st to get the material. Obviously I couldn’t wait for either, so I bought them 2 times there. (I heard you could get a refund, but I just want him to sell, so I didn’t). People want me to burn a copy for them, I’m like NO, cheap-ass I’d rather just keep buying for people than to not have them hear it. Merry Christmas.

  92. jammbasich
    I got the itunes pass for Kris. (No more itunes passes for me) LLWD downloaded a few days after it’s release, and the album 9 days after. Ughh. ‘From the Ashes’  downloaded with the pass. Don’t they understand we get the pass so we are the 1st to get the material.

    I know, right?! :wink: I bought the pass too, but I didn’t think we got a bonus song. I just got all confused because it took them soooo long to download my pass songs. Very frustrating indeed. In the meantime, I bought the Walmart CD. I won’t be buying any more passes either.

  93. Great numbers on itunes for Kris today!! me happy :)

    Kris:

    Do not freak out ben savage. Do not freak out ben savage. Do not freak out ben savage.
    about 1 hour ago from Echofon

    what is he talking about?! :)

  94. Ben Savage is the guy who played the main character in Boy Meets World, one of Kris favourite show. Remember recently he did an appearance with Danielle Fishers’ The Dish? She also played another character on thet show.

  95. Diane

    Kris was up early (judging from the tweets of people chosen to ask him questions on phone) to tape his Rick Dees’ guest hosting gig today. And of course he’s likely flying across the country sometime today so he can play at the JingleBall in NYC tomorrow. There is no way he would have been able to have any sort of appearance tonight, unless it was in NYC area.

  96. Thanks jonoave and everyone else who always contributes!

    girlygirl
    12/10/2009 at 4:43 pm
    Maybe Ben Savage is on the same flight as Kris?

    One thing I do know: Kris Allen is a tease!

  97. Kris is so adorable with all his Boy Meets World stanning. And now he’s gotten to meet the actors who played Topanga and Corey! That’s so cool!

  98. You can’t always figure out the second single by what they play the most. “Declaration” and “Heroes” got a lot of play from David Cook, and I don’t remember him playing “Come Back to Me” much at all before it became the second single. But I still think that was all about trying to recapture the “Always Be My Baby” magic. Which, of course, didn’t work. So if I were looking for clues to what Jive will do with Kris’s second single from what RCA did with Cook’s second single, I would look for the song on his cd most like “Heartless.” Or whatever you think his biggest success on the show was. But I don’t think Jive picked singles for Archie that were anything like anything he did on the show, so maybe Jive is smarter than that. I think their big mistake with Archie’s second single was not what, but when. Because of the timing on the first single, they ended up dumping the second one in mid-December, when the holiday songs were running roughshod over everything else, and his single was lost in the stampede.

    They’ve timed things very differently for Kris, obviously, and I think they’ve been pretty smart about LLWD. I think Jordin’s second single (“No Air”) was the biggie, with “Tattoo” respectable enough to keep the album sales going steady. I think she’s their model for Kris’s roll-out, and so far, he’s doing the same “slow and steady wins the race” kind of pattern.. And, no, he doesn’t have a duet with Chris Brown in his back pocket. We’ll see what happens.

  99. (And my day of shame continues…. :( !!!)

    Regarding Kris’ next single… I’ve always been big supported of CSA (& BWCU). Honestly, I always thought ‘Can’t Stay Away’ was an obvious choice coz it shows a completely different & unexpected side of Kris. Song is amazingly catchy & radio friendly. Kris does an excellent job performing it with the band, tho it loses a bit of steam in an acoustic setting.
    “Alright With Me” had to grow on me. I wasn’t it’s biggest fan initially, didn’t like the ‘trombone & trumpet’ sound but I just adore it now! It just so happy & catchy, and you can really see that Kris loves performing it live, getting the crowd to sing along like he did with “Hey Jude” during the idol tour. The song works well in all settings, acoustic or full on band.
    Tough choice for Jive, but both are winners imho, whatever it’s worth.

    ALSO: DNW as next single, ‘The Truth’ or ‘WAOMF’. It has to be a co-write!

  100. ” I agree. It’s the only song I really like on the CD. Sounds a little like The Traveling Wiburys to me.

    I’ve said that from the start about ‘Alright With Me’. It definitely is reminiscent of ‘End of the Line’. I LOVE that song and everything by ‘The Traveling Wilbury’s’ Now I’m off to buy an album since I had them on casette.”

    Ditto for me. The very first time I heard AWM I said to my husband – that’s very “End of the Lineish”!!! Its a good song – I also like BWCU .
    I am just wondering whether they would actually choose any of the bonus songs – seeing that most International fans didn’t get any extra songs. [I ordered from Amazon] However they still don’t have even LLWD available here in Australia let alone the album- so a second single will be way in the distance!!
    It is so annoying as it just encourages people here to download without paying !!

    So I’ll be happy with any choice as a single [ apart from WAOMF] – I just want to be able to buy it here on i-Tunes!!

  101. Assuming that Jive has someone sitting in Shonda Rimes office insisting they won’t leave until she choses Bring it Back, The Truth, or Written All Over My Face for one of her shows, the one she picks won’t be the single. They don’t usually promote (or want to pay for) singles on TV shows.

    The point of a second single is to bring in fans who haven’t bought the album or didn’t like the first one but still have fond Idol memories.

    Those people, generally, would not be the Kris Allen fans in this thread. (Though they would partially include me. Disliked LLWD, but, out of admiration for the man, bought the album to support.)

    Kris has the devotees. The second single is not for people already on board. He needs to widen the fanbase while the AI memory is still fresh. Grab the people who remember and love him, but found LLWD forgettable, and offering none of the passionate, personal moments they enjoyed with Kris on Idol.

    AWM is no doubt fun to watch live. But it’s another folksy, kinda country, kinda hootnanny, odd tune. Which like LLWD doesn’t actually reflect Kris Allen the artist or album. Still don’t understand why LLWD was the first single. It’s a lecture. Not a “see into my soul” singer-songwriter classic. The kind of artist Kris says he wants to be.

    Since the Idol winner gets so many live opportunities, a great live song would have made sense. And/or a romantic one to capitalize on the Kris Allen is CUTE factor.

    Can’t Stay Away is fabulous live. And, IMHO, unrecognizeable as that zero funk, de-souled thing on the album. But it might end up being the second single as it’s the most uptempo.

    But, for me, dog, thinking about the kind of fans Kris — and not necessarily Jive – needs for his future, forced choice, would probably go with The Truth. People who like it are likely to become long-term Kris Allen fans.

  102. … Edit ain’t workin!!!
    *a big supporter —- not — ‘big supported’

    ALSO, who ever mentioned “Let It Rain” as AI bootsong — this would be perfect and with it Kris would get his third single.

  103. But, for me, dog, thinking about the kind of fans Kris ‘” and not necessarily Jive ‘“ needs for his future, forced choice, would probably go with The Truth. People who like it are likely to become long-term Kris Allen fans.

    Hmm… the line of your argument is strong. But you honestly think the hook in “The Truth” is strong enough to even really compete with any of the aforementioned choices, or really with radio in general (especially since Kris is definitely going to need pretty consistent single sales and radio to float album sales)? It doesn’t come off to me as the most striking track on the album.

  104. ALSO: DNW as next single, ‘The Truth’ or ‘WAOMF’. It has to be a co-write!

    I don’t think there’s anyway Kris would do that after the “cover” bullshit. (If he’s got some say as I think he does). Although, 19/Jive knew exactly what they were doing cuz “the script” is now rocking its way to the top of the US charts. (the script is also under 19/Jive) At least this is what I’ve heard.

  105. Don’t agree that the second single needs to be for the people who found LLWD “forgettable”. If people didn’t like LLWD, but they do like the second single, would they really buy the album? Not sure about that. I disliked the first two Kelly singles, but adore AG. I downloaded AG last week, but wouldn’t buy the album in this economy with two other songs that I already knew I didn’t like.

    People who didn’t watch AI, who didn’t necessarily like Kris, but who are liking LLWD, for the most part need to also like the second single in order to make the leap and buy the album. Do most people buy albums if they like one single but not the other? I don’t. But, if people like two singles, or one single a lot, and the other single a little bit, they’d be more likely to buy the album.

    The sales LLWD is seeing now are likely new fans, or casual fans who watched the show. The hard core fans bought LLWD or the album already – it’s hard to argue the sales now aren’t a direct result of airplay – these people now need to be sucked into buying the album when they hear a second song from Kris that they want to own.

  106. MJ,

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOO I want AWM to be the Summer Single. For second single, I’m part of #TeamBWCU. I hope he picks that song :)

  107. It’s AWM or BWCU for me. I am not a fan of the CSA recording at all. This next single needs to be really strong. I don’t get the “summer single” thing at all. A good song is a good song anytime. Besides, as long as it takes for radio stations to add songs, summer would be all but over when some stations picked it up. Some singles last through more than one season.

    If “Let it Rain” was the boot song, it would probably be the second single. “Home” became Daughtry’s second single because as soon as it was heard on AI in Feb/Mar, it started charting on Billboard. It wasn’t even released to radio yet, nor decided on as a single. Since then, they only use cover songs so I doubt they will use “Let it Rain” (sad face…). 20+ mil people hearing your song every week is pure gold, or platinum in Daughtry and Daniel Powter’s case.

  108. Whether AWM is picked as the second single, I would love to see it performed on AI this spring. I want to see Kris look at Simon during the yeah, yeah, yeah part and yell “SING”! And Simon better do it, along with the appropriate hand claps during the rest of the song! :-)

  109. I want to see Kris look at Simon during the yeah, yeah, yeah part and yell ‘SING’ !And Simon better do it, along with the appropriate hand claps during the rest of the song!

    LMAO RN!!! OMG!!! Need to see this happen 4real! so badly!!!

  110. It seems we are forgetting that Kris has tO sing his #2 single on idol stage and I don’t think AWM is a good fit for it. He needs a song with rich lyrics and one that showcases his vocals and why he won.
    It also has to be a sure go for radio. LLWD is doing quite well but not amazingly. He needs a song that will blow up on radio and run to the top faster than LLWD did.
    When he has achieved this, AWM can come in at another time. I love AWM but I don’t think it’s good for these jobs I’ve listed above, just no.
    I also don’t mind if Jive chooses WAOMF, to hell with covergate. I don’t like the fact that Kris didn’t have a hand in penning it but if it’s what Jive thinks can do the job, so be it. No matter what we think, it is the end result that matters. I think they know better than we do, at least they weren’t totally wrong about LLWD.

  111. Well, some have mentioned that Sony/RCA seemed to follow what was on the sticker for their AI albums, (because it seems to me that CBTM was on DC’s along w/ LOTM, but not positive), so now my question is what song(s) were on the stickers for Jordin and Archie’s album under the Sony/Jive label.

    It seems to me, iirc, that many people (DC fans) loved “Lie” from the beginning. I believe that would have been a good choice because look what it did on itunes from only be sung once on Carrie’s special.

    It also seems to me that many Kris fans (and some non hard core fans) love AWM from the beginning, so, imo, it would be a good choice. However, I can see the same argument for BWCU as well.

    Wow, I don’t know if I’m making sense, but in a nutshell, I don’t believe RCA chose the right 2nd single for DC, so hopefully Jive will learn from their mistake…

    My vote is for AWM!

  112. I just clicked on Kris’s albums from ITunes (both versions) and noticed that The Truth has the highest popularity next to LLWD and, of course, NB and Heartless. I haven’t been closely watching all of his performance videos, but has he performed The Truth at all? I was surprised to see this next in line to LLWD from the new CD, ahead of AWM and CSA.

  113. I’m pretty excited about this train of thought that Kris and band set-up last night in tribute to John Lennon. I remember thinking that Ryland doesn’t usually sit up a little higher like he did last night and I mentioned this to my husband (a few minutes ago) and he said this is how Ringo used to sit…if this is the case it was pretty ingenious, imo, because I believe The Beatles is pretty popular among younger music listeners/buyers. I mean, after all, the album wasn’t even mentioned, unlike someone else’s that was actually very largely promoted today.

    No fanwar intended, just something I noticed. ;)

  114. Could the camera get any closer to Kris’ face in this interview? Pretty funny. Thank God he’s so easy on the eyes.

  115. there are many different opinions on the 2nd single. I was rooting at first for either CSA or BWCU. Now I think AWM would be better but I can’t say I’m 100% sure

    tomorrow at MSG, he should market test BWCU instead of IIO. I don’t know how many songs they’ll be able to do, maybe 3-4?
    So it s/b LLWD, AWM, BWCU and maybe The Truth?
    That would be quite a set list :)

  116. It seems we are forgetting that Kris has tO sing his #2 single on idol stage and I don’t think AWM is a good fit for it. He needs a song with rich lyrics and one that showcases his vocals and why he won.

    Why?

  117. FifthHouseSun
    AWM is no doubt fun to watch live. But it’s another folksy, kinda country, kinda hootnanny, odd tune. Which like LLWD doesn’t actually reflect Kris Allen the artist or album…

    Since the Idol winner gets so many live opportunities, a great live song would have made sense. And/or a romantic one to capitalize on the Kris Allen is CUTE factor.

    Can’t Stay Away is fabulous live. [And, IMHO, unrecognizeable as that zero funk, de-souled thing on the album.] But it might end up being the second single as it’s the most uptempo.

    Yes and yes! [Don’t understand the commen in brackets.] I asked someone to explain what’s so great about AWM today besides the fact that it’s a clappy happy song or whatever. No one responded, so I guess that’s the only appeal. I feel like CSA is the most upbeat song and one that would appeal to the masses. The main reason I like it is because we’re gonna have to watch Kris sing the song everywhere for a while, and I just LOVE to watch him perform this song!!! But let’s not beat a dead horse here. I’m not asking for responses. Just stating my case that CSA or BWCU should be the next single IMO. :lol: Of course I love the ballads too (A LOT!), so I wouldn’t be upset at all if he chose Bring It Back. I won’t be upset if he chooses AWM, but I won’t sing along. :evil: JK!

    Someone may have posted this on here, but someone tweeted Kris today and told him he should cover Let It Be sometime and Katy said “I agree 100%.”

  118. Katy’s tweet:

    Yeah! And adam can do LLWD :) RT @Cass291: @katyallen i think kris should sing a cover of for your entertainment :D

  119. [Don’t understand the commen in brackets.]

    What she means is that CSA is great live, but not on the album. At least that’s how I read it. If it’s a single that’s what will be heard on the radio…

  120. Have you all seen this?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmsl-GzquKE

    Nice video of AWM from Sacramento. I love all the Beiber fans getting into AWM

    Thanks ai_fan. I believe this was taken by the organizers of that jingle ball event which was 107.9 endonline.com. This should be the second video of Kris on that site after LLWD. The organizers must have liked AWM to post this video out of the other 4 songs the Kris sung that night (apart from LLWD).

    BTW, LLWD is #30 in Itunes finally bypassing Shakira, Glee’s Last Christmas, Forever by Drake and What I do by Chris Brown. Also, I’m also loving that LLWD is on heavy rotation at XM20on20.

  121. Has this Q&A with Katy been posted already? http://www.ainow.org/index.php/top-stories/1506-sneak-peek-our-qaa-with-katy-allen
    Many interesting answers. She is honest and funny and she gets it, whatever that is.

    Also this interview with Kris? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLRE-KREAX4 It’s from Sacramento but it’s a good one!

    Here are 3 pictures of Kris from his appearence on SYTYCD (I assume two are from the rehearsal since he wears a different t-shirt): http://www.tv.com/so-you-think-you-can-dance/show/35810/viewer.html?flag=1&i=591&gri=35810&grti=101&tag=;viewer

    Enjoy!

  122. I just want to thank you all for all these wonderful comments. I love reading these “Kris” threads (although i’m pretty new to this). It’s wonderful to go to one site to get “everything” Kris. Thanks MJ. It brightens my day to know how much love is out there for Kris. Goodnight Ya’ll!!!

  123. Have you all seen this?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmsl-GzquKE

    Nice video of AWM from Sacramento. I love all the Beiber fans getting into AWM

    that was great ai_fan! yeah the Bieber fans getting into AWM :)

    cute pic with Ben Savage!

    there is another pic on his account that he hasn’t twitted yet. A fun pic with the band with coloful t-shirts

  124. I asked someone to explain what’s so great about AWM today besides the fact that it’s a clappy happy song or whatever. No one responded, so I guess that’s the only appeal.

    Why do we need to explain if we like something? Music is to be enjoyed, not explained. I love the song, I don’t think that requires an explanation. I also like Kris, don’t feel the need to explain why I like him, either.

  125. mmk28, thanks for those pics! Love those tight, short sleeves…Kris seems to be challenging Cook in the “arm porn” department. Mmmmm…yes, I’m shallow, I will freely admit that.

  126. BTW, I’m not saying CSA sounds bad on the album, I’m just interpreting what FHS meant.

    So much good Kris stuff! Yay! :)

  127. I just watched the SYTYCD video 3 more times. The camera is his friend that’s for sure. He’s so natural and hearfelt and I loved the performance so much. Just watching him makes me love LLWD more and more all the time.

    I should know that you all see everything! I’m always behind but I did see the interview with Katy and thought it was great!

    If you are into arm porn, this is a new video for me of the Disney performance – it was just added 5 hrs ago.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsCPLRz0XjE.

  128. ai_fan, your last link is not good

    i want to see, I’m into arm porn too ;)

  129. I’m loving the daily Kris thread. I hope MJ will keep it up, I don’t care how small the supposed Kris headline is; I just don’t want to go through all the stuff in the headline thread.
    And really thank you to all the usual suspects that keep putting up links, tweets, charts #, etc.

    I hope that Kris won’t be too cold in New York. I feel for all you guys in the Midwest and East Coast. I think it is biting cold at night here in Southern California and it is probably only in the 40’s.

    I can’t wait for the videos from the MSG tomorrow. I’ll see a happy Kris that probably can not believe that he’s is playing there (and Cale too) What a difference a year make. Your dream is coming through Kris, and I’m sooo happy for you. :)

  130. From Katy’s Q&A. I guess she likes BWCU and AWM both!

    Q. If you could pick Kris’ next single today, what song would you pick and why?

    A. I would pick “Before We Come Undone.” Every single person I have talked to thinks it should be the next single. They all think it’s the most radio friendly and the most catchy. I think there is something to be said for listening to what others have to say. Our friends represent the listening public so they probably know best. I really wish “Alright With Me” could be the next single though. Everyone worries whether or not it’s good for radio. This is a valid concern, but I think it says the most about Kris’ style as an artist.

  131. cookcricket, thanks for your interpretation. :smile:

    aeyelle: It’s cute that your name links to Kris’s Album on Itunes…clever.

  132. jammbasich

    Listening to ‘the truth’  right now. Gosh, I wish Kris had a hand at writing this cuz I feel like I’m cheating on him when I say it’s my favorite. Gaaaahhh.

    LOL, that was my feeling before. I LOVE The Truth from my first listen, but I kind of feel bad for Kris because I know that he wanted as many songs written / co-written by him in the album. I think that he just did not have enough time. So I just listen on Red Guitar on repeats and lucky that he wrote such a great song . Now, those 2 songs are my absolute favorites. I don’t feel that guilty anymore. And I’m so glad that Kris recorded The Truth.

    I never thought about the possibility of not releasing a third single from the album. So, maybe it is important then to hook in the regular listeners. And I think that AWM can do it. By the time it is on the radio, it will be February anyway. The song should be good when Kris is on the talk shows to promote his single and tour. In the mean time hopefully we’ll hear Let It Rain every Wed for several months next year.

  133. Just go through watching Bones on Fox and they had a new AI9 commercial on that I hadn’t seen before featuring Kris’s winning moment on AI8 with the caption ” They All Start Somewhere”. It was pretty cool.

  134. Oh wow, I just got back here and got a chance to see Katy’s Q & A. Loved it!!! I love how she kept referring to his next album and that she said that funky/acoustic is what Kris does best, which is sooo awesome!

    I’m listening to BWCU right now, and trying to listen with ‘single’ ears. I think I’ll start it over again.

  135. This is my year for finding it impossible to say which of two things I love more. I love Kris and Adam. I love both their albums. I love AWM and BWCU as Kris’ next single. Hell, I love everybody.

  136. Q & A w/ Katy
    Q. Is there a song that he recorded that you wish would have made the cut?
    A. Yes. I wish the original version of “The Truth” was on there. It was more piano driven and I loved it. But everybody else involved loved the one with more guitar so that is what they went with. Also, the day before the album was wrapped he recorded a song that he started writing with Tobias (the guy he co-wrote “Let It Rain” with.) I really hope it makes the second album. It’s exactly that funky/acoustic thing I was talking about before.

    Kris should sing The Truth on the piano by himself at least once. Eventhough I love the drums , guitars and all the parts in that song, I want to hear it strip down just w/ the piano. It should be so awesome watching his emotion playing that song.

    And yes, for a second song co-written by Let It Rain guy. I love that song so much.

  137. tripp_ncwy
    12/10/2009 at 11:51 pm
    Just go through watching Bones on Fox and they had a new AI9 commercial on that I hadn’t seen before featuring Kris’s winning moment on AI8 with the caption ‘  They All Start Somewhere’ . It was pretty cool.

    Did the commercial you saw simply show Kris from the back?

  138. To me it seems AWM may be a risk? However, both Katy and Kris like it and Katy stated it represented Kris’s sound. If it would be released and did well on radio, this could be really good for Kris’s future. I like the idea of a song that Kris really connects to.

    Someone said Jive knows best, but I’m not so sure I’m prepared to trust Jive. Sony/RCA has made me skeptical (see DC), but I don’t know enough about Jive. I know they have done well w/ Jordin for the most part…I guess. Kris and Jordin are worlds apart though, and I’m not even sure I’m spelling her name correctly. So this shows how much I know.

    So now, I’m listening to “The Truth” and it’s a great song!

    I guess for me the bottom line is, lol, I have no say in the matter. ;) Hee!

  139. tripp_ncwy

    Just go through watching Bones on Fox and they had a new AI9 commercial on that I hadn’t seen before featuring Kris’s winning moment on AI8 with the caption ‘  They All Start Somewhere’ . It was pretty cool.

    Good thing I DVR Bones. I love that AI commercial. It is the best one so far, although of course I’m bias. But, seriously, Kris is so perfect for this
    unknown singer who did not get any exposure at all before top 36 to be
    a guy that will sing at MSG tomorrow in front of thousands of people. The clip of a singer singing in an almost empty bar is totally Kris. :)

  140. Wow I like this pic of the band esp. Andrew’s expression! For once he is not so serious and looks quite hot! :) And lol at the shirt that whoever gave to Kris as it looks small! I guess they really want to see him wear tight fitting shirt. :)
    http://twitpic.com/smg96

  141. Well live CSA remains my favourite, but the recorded version just isn’t as good. So AWM is catchy and seems to be that Kris was trying to channel his inner Paul McCartney (though honestly I find the recorded version also too overprocessed over a really great beginning). So AWM, CSA or BWCU are the three songs that I could see being his next single. I’m okay with all three, though on the album, INK is my probably my favourite as it sounds the rawest and closest to the Kris I love the most. Just a personal thing.

  142. The new AI commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXj2MGWopww&feature=player_embedded

    If I don’t have in mind how awesome Cook’s commercial was last year I like this one and it’s concept. Well it may have only 9 seconds of Kris’ winning moment and his back (it reminds me the back of his CD cover, but here the theatre is not empty!!!) but I still like it. I like also the”message”: “They all start somewhere” which totally applies to Kris (it also applies to his experience with commercials ;-), if that one is the first for many more in the future, if not, it’s alright with me and Kris, I guess :-))

  143. tripp_ncwy
    Just go through watching Bones on Fox and they had a new AI9 commercial on that I hadn’t seen before featuring Kris’s winning moment on AI8 with the caption ‘  They All Start Somewhere’ . It was pretty cool.

    Now where can I see that commercial since I missed it? Is it on youtube yet? Can’t wait to see it!

    Ahhh thank you girlygirl!!!

    Just watched it and wow… That’s definitely the best AI9 commercial so far. A lot more artistic for sure! Beside showing Kris winning moment, right after that 1 girl opened the doors at around :39, I saw the back of Kris too. Pretty sure that’s him!!! Though it looks like it’s at the theatre where he shoot the album cover. Love that shot! Well done!!!

  144. I think people need to listen to Katy more, she seems to have a really good sense about these things and has hit the mark on several occasions now!

  145. Thank you all for all the new updates!

    Just finished reading Katy’s interview and I’m so so impressed and loving her right now! Thank you aiNow for having that interview with her and so many awesome questions!! Never get to know her much before but after this interview, all I can say is that Kris certainly has great taste! Katy came across as very mature, smart , honest and funny! She and Kris are perfect for each other! Before this interview, I knew there is something special about her as she chose Kris as her husband even when he was poor and without a career. That told me that she chose him for who he is, a very good and amazing human being.

    This part “I never worry about him becoming too caught up in anything.” makes me lol

    But I pretty much enjoyed reading the entire intervierw and all her answers!

  146. The new AI commercial features a shot of Kris’s back? That’s what Fox brought him back to the studio for? They could have gotten stock footage of that from elsewhere. I am really hoping they have a longer one that is like the David Cook one from last year.

    As for the next single, I think chances are good for CSA or BWCU. CSA has already been performed several times and it’s obvious that it is connecting with an audience. It is one of the most popular songs from the album being bought on iTunes. BWCU could also be a good single. But you know, from this interview, it really seems like Kris is being careful looking at what the next one will be. We know LLWD had a rough start with Scriptgate and whatnot, and that really brought Kris down a bit, so I am certain he won’t choose “Written All Over My Face”; if he does, that would just be overkill. “The Truth” is the third most popular song on the album purchased on iTunes (if you don’t count Heartless), so maybe they will go with that. But let’s not forget that Kris likes to surprise people. Who knows, it could be “Alright With Me” or “Bring It Back” – it seems those two are surprises but favorites of Kris as well.

    On a happier note, LLWD is #72 on Z100’s Top 100 Songs of 2009 list. Kris’s album is sitting at #82 on the iTunes top 100, #14 on Pop albums. “Live Like We’re Dying” is 15 on Pop songs, #31 overall, and it’s back up 3 spots to #44 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. :D Life is good.

  147. The new AI commercial features a shot of Kris’s back? That’s what Fox brought him back to the studio for? They could have gotten stock footage of that from elsewhere. I am really hoping they have a longer one that is like the David Cook one from last year.

    I really love this commercial. I don’t mind that Kris isn’t in the whole commercial because the whole thing builds up to that shot of his face, conveying the message of how AI can make one lucky, formerly struggling person’s dream come true.

  148. ross
    12/11/2009 at 2:16 am

    The new AI commercial features a shot of Kris’s back? That’s what Fox brought him back to the studio for? They could have gotten stock footage of that from elsewhere. I am really hoping they have a longer one that is like the David Cook one from last year.

    I really love this commercial. I don’t mind that Kris isn’t in the whole commercial because the whole thing builds up to that shot of his face, conveying the message of how AI can make one lucky, formerly struggling person’s dream come true.

    I get that, and it’s a nice commercial, but I was expecting more, especially since we know he was asked to come to Fox studios to film it. It just seems silly to have almost a snapshot of Kris’s back as the only thing they used out of the footage. Anyone remember around what time of year they released David Cook’s preview?

  149. If that’s the actual promo he shot anything for he should feel insulted.
    it IS a nice commercial with a nice premise but seriously? They made Kris devote time to shoot footage of his back? I still feel like there has to be another one they havent shown yet.

    David’s premiered 11/27 last year. That was an amazing commercial because it served as not only promo for AI but for HIM and his single. Hell Carrie also had a commercial that wasn’t nearly as costly and used stock footage and was still well done.

  150. There’s new HQ videos posted by the 107.9 End radio station – Alright With Me and Live Like We’re Dying. They’re embedded here.

  151. If that’s the actual promo he shot anything for he should feel insulted.
    it IS a nice commercial with a nice premise but seriously? They made Kris devote time to shoot footage of his back? I still feel like there has to be another one they havent shown yet.

    Maybe, we will she. Actually that shot of his back may have been from his album photoshoot. It was shot in a theatre and he wore a leather jacket. So we may haven’t seen anything yet from what he shot in the Fox studios recently. But even if this is it and the similarities with the photoshoot are just a coincidence, then the lack of a longer Kris footage maybe because they shot something and weren’t satisfied with the result. Kris isn’t known for his acting skills and a limited amount of those is definitely required even for a commercial. So if the final product was cheesy or a bad immitation of former Idols’ commercials I’m super happy with this one. As I already said short Kris time set aside I think this video is really well done.

    One thing is certain 100%, Kris won’t feel insulted by not having a longer commercial. If the way he’s been treated the last 6/7 months hasn’t put him down (and so it seems and if it has happened he has managed not to show it) there is no way a freaking commercial will manage to do that, so no worries. I’m sure he doesn’t even know what Cook or Carrie have done to get offended. We are the ones that have seen everything and make inevitable but sometimes unnessecary comparisons that make us upset.

  152. I think Kris wants far away from AI as possile. notice he says “the show” now not AI, wasn’t introduced as the AI winner o sytcd, Jive is treating him as a new artist not the AI winner,etc. Who could blame him though…he has been treated like utter crap since 5 mins after he won.

  153. LOVE the new AI commercial. Really creative, showing the people working at jobs doing their music on the side, singing in the shower, etc., then ending with Kris’s win. Only thing I would add is Kris sobbing in Katy’s arms.

  154. random things from twitter:

    Kris’ performance of “The Christmas Song” on th Bonnie Hunt Show maybe on Monday.

    LLWD is up one spot to #17 on Hot AC

  155. I like the direction they’re going with the new commercial. It’s an improvement on the ones that I’ve seen last week. However, I hope that there is going to be another one that shows a lot more of Kris, since he is the winner of Season 8.

    All the previous mentions of Cook’s commercial last year caused me to check it out again on You-tube. Last year, besides promoting American Idol’s new season, it also was used for marketing David Cook and his single “Light On”. It would be very helpful to Kris, if the same thing would be done again this year, featuring his single.

    If there is anyone here that does not recall Cook’s commercial from last year, here is one version of it. (I believe they had two last year.) If they don’t feature Kris more, they’re missing a huge promotional opportunity for him.

    Cook’s Season 8 Promo Clip

  156. I like the direction they’re going with the new commercial. It’s an improvement on the ones that I’ve seen last week.

    Yep, that’s a good commercial and fits in with the other seasonal ads (uplifting).

    It may even signal that this season of AI will be a feel-good one (as opposed to some years when it is feel-bad. Like S6 which inexplicably started by ripping out a poor girl’s heart after baiting us into liking her and further eroded viewers by calling somebody a bush-baby).

    If they don’t feature Kris more, they’re missing a huge promotional opportunity for him.

    Plus, a more successful winner reflects well on the show. It would be nice to get a “Cook/Carrie” style ad for Kris, but at this point, I’m just glad they acknowledge Kris at all.

  157. Am I seeing things in the commercial. There is a quick shot of Kris’s hand in the truck from the LLWD video (freeze it, it’s his hand and ring), a shot of his hands playing piano (again, check out the ring), and also a shot of him playing guitar before it flips to the girl (he has that guitar and that is not a female arm when you freeze it). And is it Kris who throws the dollar in the guys guitar case? I tried to freeze that frame but couldn’t tell. The end is obviously Kris in the theater.

    Maybe it’s just my imagination, but that is a cool concept – for a cool and amazing guy. I hope there is another commercial with more Kris and I certainly hope they invite him to perform (and use a song of his during the show – too much to hope for…)

  158. One thing is certain 100%, Kris won’t feel insulted by not having a longer commercial. If the way he’s been treated the last 6/7 months hasn’t put him down (and so it seems and if it has happened he has managed not to show it) there is no way a freaking commercial will manage to do that, so no worries. I’m sure he doesn’t even know what Cook or Carrie have done to get offended. We are the ones that have seen everything and make inevitable but sometimes unnessecary comparisons that make us upset.

    Yes as I’ve never seen all the other previous season’s commercials (or have any memories of them) and hence I’m very happy when I see this one! But then I’m happy with any Kris’ crumbs I can get these days..

    Thanks to wordnerdarchie, I just saw the DC commercial and now I do remember seeing it last year. So yes, DC has a LOT more screen time then Kris one, but that doesn’t take away from this commercial that it’s has a really good concept and a positive one.

  159. I’m not saying Kris should feel insulted because this commercial isn’t near the level of visibility last years was but rather the fact he shot footage for one and there’s very little to show for it. If I took time out of a busy schedule to film something and the finished product was a blink and you can miss it thing and a shot of my back, yep I’d feel insulted, or maybe annoyed? But now that I think about it maybe whatever he shot it for something other than these types of commercials. There’s all sorts of AI promo..

  160. David’s premiered 11/27 last year.

    Kris’ ad is a little late but may be that has to do with S9 is starting later this year.

  161. Ahh! Can’t edit. Was about to say hopefully he will get another commercial with longer screen time and a song from his album.

  162. it’s a cool commercial. Love the shot of his back going on stage and the winning moment! The rest is very uplifting also

  163. Giavonna: Am I seeing things in the commercial. There is a quick shot of Kris’s hand in the truck from the LLWD video (freeze it, it’s his hand and ring), a shot of his hands playing piano (again, check out the ring), and also a shot of him playing guitar before it flips to the girl (he has that guitar and that is not a female arm when you freeze it).

    I don’t think that could be his hands there…Kris wears his wedding band on his left hand. Those shots show a ring on the right hand.

    But I agree, that is a cool commercial. I’d be willing to bet that there will be a subsequent commercial that has more Kris in it.

  164. I liked the promo. The emphasis is on the new contestants and their journey with the pay off at the end for one lucky, talented winner, Kris! It is very uplifting as Mtlfan said. It didn’t bother me that Kris wasn’t in it much–hey, did he ever get much screen time? I would bet, though, that there is another one of all Kris coming. At least I hope there is!

    Thanks wordnerdarchie for the link to DC’s promo last year. That was good!

    Oh, did you catch that one of the guys playing guitar is wearing a plaid shirt almost identical to Kris’ one from the summer tour? I don’t think that’s coincidence! But as for the hands–I don’t think they are Kris’ though–they’re right hands and he doesn’t wear a ring on that hand.

    Diane–*waves* thanks for the shout-out yesterday in the headlines thread! I was SO excited when I heard LLWD on my radio for the first time that I had to share. My poor dog still hasn’t recovered… :-)

  165. savgal
    12/11/2009 at 7:13 am
    LOVE the new AI commercial. Really creative, showing the people working at jobs doing their music on the side, singing in the shower, etc., then ending with Kris’s win. Only thing I would add is Kris sobbing in Katy’s arms.

    Good point! Simon should have had you as co-producer/director!

    Spin it however you want, yes, it’s a good commercial … sort of. But if this is it, I think Kris got the shaft. As a Cook fan last year, I was happy and excited about the AI promo. Not that excited this year. They really should have featured Kris with his band or a portion of his ultra cool video.

    Also, I looked at the videos someone (sorry…IDR!) posted above. It’s crazy to listen to the difference in the audience reaction to CSA and AWM. Please tell me if I’m wrong, but CSA is begging to be the new single…the screaming girls were having way too much fun! :grin:

    *waves back at Hoosiermama* :grin:

  166. Diane
    12/11/2009 at 11:03 am
    In case you haven’t seen it, this priest gives kudos to Kris for the message in LLWD. Pretty good advertisement IMO! Mama Allen tweeted about it this morning:

    allen_kimberly I think this is a very proud moment’ ¦.ABC News: Kris Allen Makes Father Beck’s Playlist http://bit.ly/8P8QTo A great message!

    http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=9307309

    Thanks Diane! That’s way awesome!!! Finally somebody ack. him!!!

  167. New thread, Diane, for the priest comments you posted from Mama Allen!

  168. “isb77
    12/11/2009 at 11:21 am
    Giavonna: Am I seeing things in the commercial. There is a quick shot of Kris’s hand in the truck from the LLWD video (freeze it, it’s his hand and ring), a shot of his hands playing piano (again, check out the ring), and also a shot of him playing guitar before it flips to the girl (he has that guitar and that is not a female arm when you freeze it).

    I don’t think that could be his hands there’ ¦Kris wears his wedding band on his left hand. Those shots show a ring on the right hand.

    But I agree, that is a cool commercial. I’d be willing to bet that there will be a subsequent commercial that has more Kris in it.”

    ibs77 – It would be nice if I knew my left from my right! LOL! Or looked at my own ring fingers. Grasping at straws…….to get the kid more air time somehow. I hope they work him into the season. If he continues on his path of success they will have to acknowledge him. At least one would think. Maybe we can get the Pope to bless him or something and really cause a stir. (only kidding, of course.)

  169. From another thread:

    girlygirl
    12/11/2009 at 11:21 am
    Forget Susan Boyle, I wanna know who is still buying Justin Bieber’s album. I would’ve thought all the screaming tween fangirls would have snatched it up already

    I don’t think it’s his fans’ ¦listen to them screaming for Kris Allen on this video from Sacramento’ ¦it’s nuts!

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

    The proof is here ↑ but AWM will probably be the next single since that’s what Kris indicated. And it’s honestly alright with me. I know y’all are now ROFL. *sarcasm*

  170. Aww, I LOVE Kris performing CSA! Putting down the guitar and freely moving around the stage is such a fun side of him. I’d be squeeing too if I had been in the audience! :-)

    Diane, don’t be sad if AWM is selected instead of CSA. When performing AWM he does step to the front of the stage so there’s more audience interaction than normal for a guitar playing song. I do love CSA, but I have the GMA performance in the back of my head, too, and he was pitchy on that (altho his stage presence/energy was great). I worry about that Maroon 5 comparison some have mentioned, too. So, I don’t know. It will all be good no matter what is selected…unless it’s The Truth! I’m having a hard time with that one. It sits on the upper end of Kris’ range so I’m afraid that live, it will be like him singing NoBo. So very nervous for that. And it’s not a co-write which is disappointing. But it is popular, so I may have to brace myself for that one. We just have to trust TPTB to pick the best one–they’ve done well so far with LLWD!

  171. hoosiermama, good thoughts. AWM is a pretty fun song too, but it’s surprisingly not very high on Itunes, and you can see that the girls didn’t scream on AWM like they did on CSA. Check out this “professional” video and compare:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmsl-GzquKE

    In the end, we have to trust TPTB. And I really don’t care. I’m just quite surprised that it has turned to to (evidently) be AWM since it was not performed at Kris and the band’s debut and not even very soon thereafter. Sigh. Can’t wait for tonight!

  172. AWM is a pretty fun song too, but it’s surprisingly not very high on Itunes, and you can see that the girls didn’t scream on AWM like they did on CSA.

    Well, CSA was the first song from Kris on that event. Naturally, the screams were mainly due to excitement to see Kris and the band for the first time. AWM was sung after “Is it over” when the adrenaline subsided a bit. But I really loved the audience participation on AWM. The crowd was clapping, singing- along and really enjoying that song.

    In the end, we have to trust TPTB.

    ITA. After making the right decision on LLWD as the first single, I really trust that Jive will pick the most viable next single to pick up the momentum LLWD has established.

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