Kris Allen – Live With Regis and Kelly – VIDEO

Kris Allen appeared on Live with Regis and Kelly this morning to promote his brand-new record, Kris Allen. He performed his single “Live Like We’re Dying” and afterward, had a little chat with Regis and Kelly.

Kris went to the top of the Empire State building at 1 am a few nights ago…

Check out the videos, after the JUMP…

Kris Allen – Live Like We’re Dying

Kris Allen – Interview

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  1. Cute interview, new plaid shirt!

    LLWD sounded great this morning – looks like they had to shorten it up quite a bit for this performance. I love that they played it a little more as they went to break after the interview.

    Did Regis just spill some beans about the People’s Choice award? Is voting still going on, or has the voting closed?

  2. I think voting is still going on, but I haven’t checked recently… I agree LLWD sounded great! Good balance of backup vocals and Kris plus I definetly could hear Kris’s guitar!

  3. Regis always gets his info wrong! I like that he mentioned a tour and how romantic it was to be at the top of the Empire State Building with his band. LOL! Hope Kris is coming to Texas in February!

  4. This was a really good interview. Regis and Kelly seemed to engage Kris really well and there were some definite funnies in here.

    Also, I think the band is really starting to come together a little bit more then in past performances.

  5. I’m not usually up for the morning shows, but I happened to turn the TV on at exactly the right moment and voila! There was Kris, singing like a champ.

    I also enjoyed the little interview afterwards. Notice that Kris is taller than Regis! He also said he’ll start touring in February, which I hadn’t heard before. Maybe I wasn’t paying attention.

    Hammond IN isn’t that far away from me…

  6. Love Kris this morning on Regis & Kelly. Can he look any hotter? Gah ! And I love this plaid shirt, the colors are a bit toned down than the b’day one.
    Finally, the band sounded wonderful even through the TV. Go Kris!

  7. I also LOL’d at how comparable Kris & Regis are in height. Now I want to see Regis standing next to Conan!

  8. Hi MJ, can you post when and where Adam’s appearances in NYC will be for next week. I would like to go to live with regis and kelly or something like it when Adam’s there. Thanks.

  9. amazing….I’m not sick of this song yet, and I don’t think I will be…..man, does it deserve to be a hit! I love the passion Kris pours into it. who cares what kinda interview he is? with the right song, he’s so impressive….

  10. Regis is priceless and the worse his mind gets the better he will be. Those totally earnest mid-interview non sequiturs simply cannot be duplicated.

    Kris: Yeah, the Empire State Building was cool.

    Reg: We both went to the same hotel in Hammond, Indiana.

    Kris: Okay? [ thinking: wtf???]

    Reg: The name escapes me right now.

    Kris: That’s okay. [Pats Reg on the back.]

    Kelly: You “rock stars” are all alike.

    That is good television.

  11. smartcookie: Hammond, IN isn’t that far away from me either (there’s a casino there that Rob Thomas played at recently)! But I think Regis didn’t have his info straight, just like with the PCA comment. But we can hope!

    Another strong performance by Kris and loved the interview!! Is this his last promo in NYC?

  12. LOL I think Regis was thinking of David Cook. He’s the one who’s going to be in Hammond, Indiana
    David plays there tonight actually.

  13. I also enjoyed the little interview afterwards. Notice that Kris is taller than Regis! He also said he’ll start touring in February, which I hadn’t heard before. Maybe I wasn’t paying attention.

    Regis has been shrinking for years! :) Just kidding. I noticed, too. (I’m short, myself and always notice this stuff. ) I think it’s cool he’ll start touring in February. Keep the ball rolling. Smart.

  14. Yep, they sounded great on LLWD this morning. :)
    Now ..about the styling… plaid shirt is pretty but with this white undershirt… uh ..no. I wish he was just wearing a cool sweater or like yesterday a nice cardigan.
    The Kelly award being like a ‘stool’ was funny

  15. Finally a show that knew how to do the audio! Kris is adorable. Go Pocket Idol!!

    Regis had been a poorly reviewed crooner-style singer as far back as the 1960s and only recently took up singing again.

  16. I’m not crazy about the plaid look but I am crazy about the fact that Kris just doesn’t seem to care about what he is wearing. Its all about the music and people.

  17. smartalek – you can click the “Idol Appearances” link at the top of the page to get information on all of the idols scheduled appearances.

  18. Yeah! A much better performance than yesterday. I was starting to worry about Kris’ voice. The conversation was adorable after. He is oh so presh! (Kris, not Regis).

  19. Regis: “… and already he has a big big hit on his hands.”

    Music to my ears!!!!

    I love today’s performance.

  20. I bring this from the idol headlines.

    I recorded AMTV from MTV channel last night and there was a little blurb of Kris and Jim C for MTV.com. They were sitting side by side on a couch.

    Jim: I’m here with the AI Kris Allen who has a debut album out now. OK you have 25 seconds to sell your record. GO !
    Kris: Go buy it now . It is awesome. Uhmmm’ ¦.uhmmm ( he looked at Jim and Jim shaked his head)
    Jim : You have to do better than that, you have to sell yourself better.
    Kris: I don’t sell stuff well, man. I used to be a shoe salesman and it did not work for me.

    Both Kris and Jim smiled and say : OH SNAP !!

    Oh, Kris :) Love the album by the way.

  21. Both Kris and Jim smiled and say : OH SNAP !!

    LOL!!! Adorable, but yeah, he should probably work on that a bit!

    Anybody else liking how these shows have used the VIDEO in setting up Kris’ appearances? Very effective I think. Me likey!

  22. ratna12, you got a link for the video? let us enjoy those KRIM moments too hehe

    and also, they changed llwd a bit here no? i think the back up vocals were btr here and they definitely took up starr’s advice on taking up the “thats ticking” after “on a clock”…good job!

  23. SarahP: …they definitely took up starr’s advice on taking up the ‘thats ticking’  after ‘on a clock’ ’ ¦good job!

    Ooohhh…I missed that. What did Starr suggest?

  24. “Kris Allen” is still holding onto #9 and #12 on all of Itunes and #3 and #4 on pop!!

  25. ok i went back to the archives to dig up what starr says about the back up vocals (starr, you have become our golden voice here)

    this is what she says during the conan show

    “My disappointment was in the band’s backing vocals. They are supposed to pick up where Kris leaves off so he doesn’t have to say ‘ticking’ , instead they leave it off right where Kris stops and as a result you get this disconnect. Also, towards the end at the chorus after the bridge, Kris is supposed to sing outside of the chorus and the band sings the regular chorus ‘“ and Kris did attempt to sing outside of it, but when he heard the band not backing him up, he sung it himself.”

    i personally think this is one of the better performances

  26. @SarahP: regarding the MTV.com promo

    No, it was on my TIVO last night. So, it was a blurb promoting the MTV.com Jim C interview w/ Kris. Maybe in the MTV.com web page ?

    Basically, there was a scroll underneath the interview: For more of the interview, go to MTV.com

  27. THANK YOU Sarah!! I missed that, but I wondered why the band didn’t do the “ticking” too! I’m glad Team Kris checks MJ’s site and glad we can assist them since someone missed that. Wow. Anyway, can’t wait to hear this video.

    Yep, Starr and several others have so much to offer…that’s why I love this site! (Thank you MJ.)

  28. in the meantime, really enjoy rising from the ashes…love that song! very catchy and cant to see him rocking it out live

  29. Hey guys! Loved the performance! I’m a little bummed it was shortened, but I guess that is m.o. for these morning shows. I thought the band sounded tighter, and thanks for bringing up my old point from the other thread, SarahP! :D I am so happy they backed Kris up well on the “ticking” part, as well as the bridge. I could also hear the electric guitar now, but it didn’t eclipse Kris’s acoustic guitar. Kris sounded great (for someone who had probably been up late with John Mayer at his concert last night LOL) and the band sounded together!

    I think the problem with the past performances was a matter of sound mixing. I saw the performance on Alexa yesterday and it was a complete mess, and you could see Kris looking uncomfortable because he couldn’t hear properly, and I saw Andrew (the lead guitarist) look like he noticed something was wrong too.

    Anyway, I also enjoyed the interview. Regis and Kelly are definitely very engaging and Kris seems right at home with them. I loved when Kelly was like “OH, well that was less romantic than I thought” and Kris is like, “What are you talking about? Of course it was romantic!” hahahaha I LOVE YOU, KRIS! NEVER CHANGE! LOL :D

  30. ‘Kris Allen’  is still holding onto #9 and #12 on all of Itunes and #3 and #4 on pop!!

    Excellent *applause* :)

    on itunes Canada, it’s not bad either, he’s holding on at #4 and #6 on pop; #20 and #25 overall. 7 songs are charting on pop and 2 on overall

    ratna12, do you have a link for the little blurb you told about?

  31. Jim tweeted yesterday saying the promo would be online later this week along with more “fun Krim stuff”.

  32. I think the problem with the past performances was a matter of sound mixing. I saw the performance on Alexa yesterday and it was a complete mess, and you could see Kris looking uncomfortable because he couldn’t hear properly, and I saw Andrew (the lead guitarist) look like he noticed something was wrong too.

    As I pointed out on the Alexa Chung post yesterday, to me there were some clear problems with the sound mix to the point where Kris pulled out one of his ear-monitors. Nice to see how much better they do when the sound mix is as good as it seemed on Regis and Kelly.

  33. spoiler alert!

    kris sings I Need To Know to a higher power

    and also a new song called Blue Guitar dedicated to Adam is on its way lol

  34. I just saw on KA official that Kris will be on The Bonnie Hunt Show which airs on 11/24…

  35. Oh, and Kris needs to give me all of his plaid shirts so I can burn them. I love him in plaid, and he looks adorable, but Jesus Christ, how many plaid shirts does that man have? One in every color of the rainbow, too? LOL :D I loved the jacket he wore to the Michael Slezak interview. I can’t wait until that one is posted! I loved the Cantiello interview as well.

  36. oh ok! i now realise i’m seriously very very late to the party and i think you guys must’ve already discussed…at length….about the jim cantiello interviews….

    i am such a slow coach :(

  37. “On the mantle, with nothing else.”
    @Kris: Whoa, Nothing else!!? Why isn’t the “Giant Golden Stool” sitting besides the “Giant Silver Heavy ‘Ugly Ass’ Mic” Award you won on AI!?
    Did you throw it away? I would have! Right on Simon Cowel’s head!

    Thanks for the info, anovich. But Hon, I was just joking!

  38. @Kris: Whoa, Nothing else!!? Why isn’t the ‘Giant Golden Stool’  sitting besides the ‘Giant Silver Heavy ‘Ugly Ass’ Mic’  Award you won on AI!?
    Did you throw it away? I would have! Right on Simon Cowel’s head!

    I think he’s said he hasn’t seen it since the night of the finale and I’m pretty sure his mom has said they have a lot of the things he’s received (key’s to cities during hometown visits, etc) at his parents house in AR, so he probably is referring to what’s in the apartment he and Katy have in LA right now.

  39. dont think kris has worn plaid shirts every colour of the rainbow…YET (and let me stress on the word Yet)… he still has to wear yellow and red

    and before i hit the pillow, i want to copy paste jon foremans latest tweet which is sooo apt when we think of kris and his songwriting

    jonathanforeman

    More thoughts on songwriting and life: be honest, and never let anyone else define “success” for you- money ain’t it.
    about 4 hours ago from Tweetie

  40. jonathanforeman

    More thoughts on songwriting and life: be honest, and never let anyone else define ‘success’  for you- money ain’t it.

    Love it…thanks SarahP.

  41. Ha Ha Mtlfan, you can never be too allenized!!!

    Mtlfan are they playing LLWD in Montreal? They’re not in Toronto, I’m listening to the Buffalo station so I can hear in the car.

  42. That pic is so good. I love that Transformers T-shirt of his. I think there’s a YT vid of Kris in the crowd, singing along with Mayer, and Cale’s with him.
    (I srsly wonder why Cale is growing that beard? Did Jive ppls ask him to? Are Kris’ PR ppl worried that clean shaven Cale would > Kris in hotness and take away attention from him?)
    Oh how Shallow is I!?

  43. Ha Ha Mtlfan, you can never be too allenized!!!

    yeah that’s right but i need to work more ;)

    Mtlfan are they playing LLWD in Montreal? They’re not in Toronto, I’m listening to the Buffalo station so I can hear in the car.

    I usually dont listen to radio very much but twice while i was in my car I heard it, about one or 2 weeks after the single was released. And i don’t take my car very often (work from home), so i was very lucky and/or they have been playing it a lot. I don’t know how to check this in the mediabase stuff. Someone said that there was an add today in Canada (maybe Toronto?)

  44. Yeah, I checked the add it was in Calgary, but it was by CTV and they own the biggest pop station in Toronto. So I’m hoping I’ll hear him soon (Buffalo station is fuzzy ).

  45. (I srsly wonder why Cale is growing that beard? Did Jive ppls ask him to? Are Kris’ PR ppl worried that clean shaven Cale would > Kris in hotness and take away attention from him?)
    Oh how Shallow is I!?

    ah Seeker, you’re so funny. Personnally, I don’t like much beards. And on him i think it’s not flattering, because it gives him a longer face. He’s much cuter without. And I seriously don’t think that Kris hotness can be much overshadowed ;)

  46. Yeah, I checked the add it was in Calgary, but it was by CTV and they own the biggest pop station in Toronto. So I’m hoping I’ll hear him soon (Buffalo station is fuzzy ).

    I guess then it will hit Toronto soon; looking forward to it because it’s the biggest market in Canada; that would help boosting the sales on itunes Canada — the single didn’t work out too well but i’m pleasantly surprised for the album

  47. first week album sales predictions are in and it’s not good for Kris. (Great for John Mayer, though.). I’m sad…

    MJ has a separate thread up about it.

  48. After watching Kristin Stewart on this morning on RegisnKelly, i take back any criticism Ive ever said about Kris’s interviewing skills. Oh, lordy, if you want to see an awkward or “boring” subject….please look up KStew. I was embarrassed for her. I’ll take Kris’ soft toned sarcasm anyday over most of these celebrities. Thought he sounded great too. A bit better than GMA.

  49. WOW. Kris, darling, sweetheart. Who says that you can’t do interviews? That was great!

    So, Kris really seemed to enjoy this one. He was relaxed and genuine and funny and made a really good connection with Regis and Kelly. Eye contact, natural banter … and the performance was excellent too. My god what a hard song to sing live. But it came off perfectly. Kid’s getting good at this stuff.

    I really enjoyed that.

  50. But the plaid shirts really got to go… Please give them to Starr. She’ll do the right thing with them.

    ‘giant golden stool’ (???) OMG.

  51. This was a great performance!! It was much better having Cale facing the camera , he seemed more part of the band than when he was sideways!!
    I like Regis & Kelly- I remember their interview with Kris after he won & they were very enthusiastic!!
    I actually like Kris in this shirt – he looks good!!

  52. So, am I right that Kris never actually had an album release party? He went to the JM concert instead? Is that normal that JIVE wouldn’t have a party? I thought I read that Cook had one last year. Oh well, I gather Kris isn’t really the party type, so if given the choice, he’d probably say no thanks!

    Watched the interview again–he really did a nice job!!

  53. this is an awesome performance and interview..way to go Kris!!!! guys..please keep buying the album..let’s prove everyone wrong!!!!

  54. Yup, he chose to go to the JM concert instead of having his own Album release party. He was to attend an A- List event for some quality face time with the media (which Adam did attend, in some metalic chainmail jacket.), but Kris chose to attend Mat Kearney’s concert.

    A part of me loves him even more for doing these things. I loved that he retweeted a girl and asked her to chose a video game over his own album! I never want him to change.

    But I also want him to be seen, to be heard, for his name to be promoted to a wider audience. His album is so good, it’s actually good! It deserves so much sucess! He deserves so much success! Goddamnit!

  55. Great performance and interview. I agree, Kris – never change, well except that plaid shirts, lol.

    Poor Regis, slightly confused I think.

  56. Grrrr! Why can’t I edit my post!

    “A part of me loves him even more for doing these things. I loved that he retweeted a girl and asked her to chose a video game over his own album! I never want him to change.”

    *Choose*, I’m sure there are other errors but this one was screaming at me.

  57. SarahP
    11/18/2009 at 1:52 pm
    dont think kris has worn plaid shirts every colour of the rainbow’ ¦YET (and let me stress on the word Yet)’ ¦ he still has to wear yellow and red

    You mean not yellow and red TOGETHER, but he HAS worn a yellow and white plaid shirt and the red-and-blue plaid shirt. I would show you proof but that would mean having to go through my archive of Kris pictures, and there are a LOT. LOL :D

    @hoosiermama: I actually like that he didn’t throw an album release party and decided to have fun at a John Mayer concert instead. Who knows? There were plenty of music aficionados there that he may have rubbed elbows with. He may have even met Mayer himself, and that would have been a nice connection to be made, especially since they will both be performing at the Z100 Jingle Ball in December.

  58. Starr, I’m totally fine with Kris not having a release party. His family wasn’t with him anyway in NYC so it wouldn’t have meant the same to him. I love that he and his bandmates went up the Empire State Bldg. and to the JM concert. Good bonding stuff! And maybe the 5 of them had their own party?! I was more curious in case I missed something in the Kris Drizzle! :-)

    guys..please keep buying the album..let’s prove everyone wrong!!!!

    Now, I’m off to buy my one other contribution to Kris’ sales–his album from my local WalMart!

  59. This performance really was tight and possibly the best we’ve seen on TV of him with his new band. It was interesting that Regis brought them up and Kris said they’ve only been together a month. Pretty impressive when you think about it.

    Somebody listened to Starr, and somebody else listened to me. :) I noticed that the drummer was wearing a dark shirt for this performance and didn’t jump out of the background.

    I think Live With Regis & Kelly has probably the best acoustics and sound mixing of these types of talk shows. I think Regis had a hand in that and I really wish I could cite something. It’s just somewhere in the back of my memory banks.

    I didn’t get to see the other video interview. It seemed to be taken down, so no comment. :::shrug:::

  60. TwigLA
    11/18/2009 at 7:38 pm
    This performance really was tight and possibly the best we’ve seen on TV of him with his new band. It was interesting that Regis brought them up and Kris said they’ve only been together a month. Pretty impressive when you think about it.

    Somebody listened to Starr, and somebody else listened to me. I noticed that the drummer was wearing a dark shirt for this performance and didn’t jump out of the background.

    Oh yes, I just love knowing that I have made a difference LOLOLOL :D

    @hoosiermama: Just an FYI, I read somewhere on this blog that if you want the sales for Kris to count, one should purchase albums on intervals, or use a different credit card when you are gifting it via iTunes. I don’t know why these mechanisms are in place, seeing as if you buy an album more than once, it shouldn’t matter if it’s the same person buying it; they are still giving their money to the artist. But I guess there is a limit for these things.

    I am new to the whole Idol ‘verse, so I didn’t know that Wal-Mart had some kind of contract with American Idol and they usually release special versions with the bonus tracks. So I went and pre-ordered my copy of Kris’s album from Amazon. I had to get the bonus track too so I went over to Wal-Mart and got my copy. Nothing too crazy, I suppose LOL seeing as I am a CD collector, too. I pretty much have deluxe version upon deluxe versions of the same CD, bootlegs, etc. If they released a deluxe version of Kris’s record (maybe with the Mat Kearney track? :D) I would buy it too.

  61. I love love love Kris Allen, the adorable talented kid is such a pleasure. -a glambert lovin Kris and wishing him the very best forever.

  62. I would like to think that Kris treats himself (and Katy) to some nice things now and then especially when he’s created something monumental like a 1st album. I hope he’s taking a few minutes to congratulate himself. Having a party (large, medium or small). Buying a new shirt (black).

    Actually, I can kind of see Kris having a beer at the top of the Empire State Building, at 1:00 a.m. … with his bandmates. That could be pretty awesome. Blend a little “wow what a beautiful sight” with a little “wow look what I’ve done”.

    Hopefully he’s done something to celebrate somehow or other; something he would really enjoy.

  63. Finally, my I-tune pass is downloading. I did not know that I have to click at something first. Usually it is downloading by itself and I got an E-mail also. This past Tuesday, no E-mail, no album.

    Anyway, hopefully this counted for Kris. :)

  64. I listen to the album in my car, and I can’t believe that I find a song that I love better than Let It Rain, The Truth, Alright With Me, or Before We Come Undone. Yes, Red Guitar is so amazing. The more I listen to it, the prettier the song is.

    I’m so excited for Kris the song writer. I think that he is a quick learner and I’m sure he learn a lot during and after Idol. To think that this album is completed in such a short time with so many songs co-written by him, is incredible.
    And since this CD won’t leave my car anytime soon, I’ll buy another one from Wal-Mart tomorrow. I need a backup, and usually the price will go up after the first week.

    I hope that people outside the Idol world will discover Kris Allen, if not , what a loss for them.
    And me as a Kris Allen fan will just have to steel myself and be strong because the next week and beyond will be harsh. The critics will just have a field day. :(

  65. I’ve been working with some people to see if we can get Kris’s music out there. We’re thinking Youtube might be the best way, via using his music as a background song for say, clips from Grey’s Anatomy or whatever, complete with an attached link to iTunes so people who view the video can buy the song. People are visual animals, and sometimes just seeing a video they liked paired with a song can catch their attention.

  66. Maybe Kris will have a release party now that he’s back in L.A.? (I’m assuming he’s back, since he’s supposedly taping Ellen later today (Thursday) )

  67. @hoosiermama: Just an FYI, I read somewhere on this blog that if you want the sales for Kris to count, one should purchase albums on intervals, or use a different credit card when you are gifting it via iTunes.

    I’m not really sure what this means (“purchase on intervals”), and was surprised to see this paragraph appear/quoted in the sales prediction thread, too! Wut??!! I merely stated that I was going out last night to buy Kris’ cd at WalMart and I did: ONE copy, paid cash!! I also bought the itunes pre-order (my “other” purchase, by credit card). I do not intend to purchase anymore. I guess I’m not a rabid fan?

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