Post Top-24 Elimination Interviews, Plus Ryan Seacrest Interviews

Ryan Seacrest interviews Kris Allen

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When Kris first heard “Whataya Want From Me”, he told Adam Lambert it should be his first single. Simon didn’t have much to say last night’s show. Kris and his wife miss each other. “There’s a reason why you won, and we all say it last night” said Ryan.

Ryan – Kris

Ryan Secrest Interviews Allison Iraheta

Big discussion around Ryan mispronouncing Allison’s name. Allison was nervous last night.

Ryan – Allison

Ryan Seacrest interviews Janell Wheeler and Ashley Rodriguez

Ashley stand by her song choice. She feels like she got a little taste of what’s in store. Janell woke up feeling like she’d be eliminated. She does have regrets–she wishes she would have played her guitar.

Ryan – Janell – Ashley

UPDATE: After the Jump, FOX interview with Janelle Wheeler and Joe Munoz. Plus Good Day LA interview with Ashley Rodriguez and Tyler Grady.  Tyler insists that his style is nothing like Jim Morrison.  Tyler wasn’t shocked to be eliminated. Ashley was a little shocked to go home so early in the competition.

Video after the JUMP…

FOX NY – Janell and Joe

FOX Philly – Janell and Joe

FOX Boston – Janell and Joe

Good Day LA – Ashley and Tyler

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45 Comments

  1. The interview with Kris was good. It was nice to hear Ryan describe the audience reaction to “Let it Be” – not a dry eye in the place. It was also nice to hear Simon giving Kris positive feedback.

    I thought I heard Kris say in this interview he’s going to Vail for some snowboarding and a show? Is there another performance we’re not aware of???

  2. Did poor Ashley not hear the pitiful offkey playback of her song choice? Stand by it, girl. Look where it got you.

  3. Interviews of Kris and Allison are killer! They are both so funny and Ryan was actually quite tolerable (LOL).

  4. “There’s a reason why you won, and we all saw it last night” said Ryan

    ABSOLUTELY! Thank you Ryan for echoing what me and everyone I was watching with last night said! Love Kris!

  5. They must be afraid of what Tyler will say in interviews, given his blunt statement last night; otherwise, where is he?

  6. Tyler must be in a terrible frame of mind for not to be any kind of response from him yet. TPTB usually push the bootees in front of the camera regardless. Maybe there was some technical glitch with his video, but it looks fishy.

  7. They must be afraid of what Tyler will say in interviews, given his blunt statement last night; otherwise, where is he?

    LOL – maybe he’s still being coached on live interviews!

  8. “There’s a reason why you won, and we all saw it last night”

    Welcome to May 2009, Ryan.

    Better late than never.

  9. LOL!! Kris & Allison were awesome!! So funny!
    “Makeups” … Hee! I almost thought he said “There’s alotta makeup sex going on.”

  10. Thanks for the interview links. Only had time to listen to Kris so far but I laughed out loud a few times. And Ryan was less of a wind-up doll than usual.

  11. Aw, Allison was nervous…not that it wasn’t obvious. She probably had Simon PTSD standing on that stage all by herself again. I hope she was joking when she said she’s lonely

  12. Love the interview w/ Ryan and Kris.
    I’m happy that at least Simon gave a good response to Kris. I think doing these prelim and semifinal shows, make the judges realize how good the past idols /finalists are. They get more appreciations.

    “There’s a reason why you won, and we all saw it last night”

    Yes, Ryan, I saw it all season long last year. Kris just has that “IT” factor that made me want to listen, look at, root for and pick up the phone. I wonder if it will happen this year or not.

  13. Great interviews! I enjoyed all of them. I esp. loved Kris’s interview with Ryan. Thank you Ryan, you’re finally sounding a little more human. As someone mentioned, it was nice to hear how the audience reacted to “Let it Be” last night. Also, nice to hear Simon gave Kris some kudos.

    I’m glad Tyler wasn’t overly surprised last night. I’m sad to not see him anymore.

    Janell has an amazing personality! I really hope things go well for her! Joe seems soft spoken and it was nice to hear him get some kudos. Ashley-no comment.

  14. iTunes Update Overall
    Albums Top 100:
    8. Kris Allen – Kris Allen
    26. Just Like You – Allison Iraheta
    39. For Your Entertainment – Adam Lambert
    97. Just Like You (Deluxe Version) – Allison Iraheta

    Songs Top 100:
    18. Live Like We’re Dying – Kris Allen
    21. Whataya Want from Me – Adam Lambert

  15. I found Janell annoying. She kept on dominating the conversation so Joe and the Fox folks could barely get a word in. Obviously shes trying to jam her foot in the door. Meanwhile Joe reminds me so much of Archie. Considering how young he is, I’m hoping that Disney or some other youth-oriented music company gives him a chance. I think hes got some talent.

  16. 8. Kris Allen – Kris Allen
    26. Just Like You – Allison Iraheta

    Well, we all know that these aren’t very big actual *numbers.* Nevertheless — excellent. Every little boost helps.

  17. PRMari:
    02/26/2010 at 1:43 pm

    Aw, Allison was nervous…not that it wasn’t obvious. She probably had Simon PTSD standing on that stage all by herself again. I hope she was joking when she said she’s lonely

    Yep, I detected a little nervousness last night, but I think it was well controlled. I think there’s something to that PTSD comment – dancers from previous seasons’ SYTYCD have said they would have flashbacks and get nervous just visiting the next season as guests in the audience. Carrie Underwood has even said she was nervous returning to Idol.

    Did you ever visit your alma mater during midterms/finals and get a nervous feeling in the pit of your stomach? I have.

    General comment on the interview: I think Allison over thinks questions. How many times has Allison answered a question: “yes, no, I don’t know, maybe?”

    On the friends question: Probably going through her head: Who do I know? Are they really my friends? What is a real friend anyway? I think some people may confuse this with slowness, but I think it may actually be a sign of high intelligence and over analyzing questions. Perfect example: “How’s school?” of the infamous first interview last year. She could have just said “fine”, but she thought about it too hard and her head blew up.

    Allison needs to learn not to over think questions and get as much PR as possible out of limited air time. This will come with maturity, but it will also probably make her less interesting (to some of us).

  18. well, all the guys that got booted out were gracious except for…… well, probably everybody knows, whom I am talking about Ashley, of course.
    She did not see that she was just bad? she kept interrupting Taylor, who was gracious and nice….. I am glad that she got voted off, sorry for the other three :(

  19. i’m actually bummed about ashley. i thought she would’ve made a good addition to the top 12. the girls group seems to be missing something now, but i don’t know what. just a lot of the same type, i guess.

    i’m not really gonna miss the rest of them, although I thought Joe deserved another shot, and I do like Janell.

  20. Meanwhile Joe reminds me so much of Archie. Considering how young he is, I’m hoping that Disney or some other youth-oriented music company gives him a chance.

    Ha, I got a little Archie from Joe as well. I don’t get the Aaron/Archie comparisons at all. Poor Joe, cannon fodder.

    well, all the guys that got booted out were gracious except for…… well, probably everybody knows, whom I am talking about Ashley, of course.
    She did not see that she was just bad? she kept interrupting Taylor, who was gracious and nice…..

    Yeah, from the way she reacted to the judges’ criticism, to her reaction to getting the boot, Ashley gave me severe bitch/entitlement vibes. And she sucked worse on Happy the second night!

    I want to hear more from Tyler. Despite what he said about the judges (which was actually REALLY VALID), he seems a nice guy. I just think it hurt him the night before that rather than respond to the critiques in a way that demonstrates he would work on making the 70s sound more current and work on his vocals, he basically said his takeaway was he needed to go to the mall, which made it seem like he was missing the point. People don’t like to vote you to stay if you don’t seem like you understand the critiques or that you’re going to get better.

  21. Of the 4 that got the boot last night I’m saddest for Joe — he’s the only one who doesn’t seem to have a bit of an ego/attitude problem

  22. oh and Kris’s interview with Ryan was cute. Katy’s probably got a good-sized list of times Kris needs to make up to her. I did she that she’s going with him to the gig in Vail next week (she tweeted about buying ski clothes). Kris evidently loves to snowboard, so hopefully he’s there long enough to do that.

    Kris is starting to line up a bunch of gigs for March. He’s got the one with Allison in Kansas, the 2 with One Republic in Texas, and gigs that must be aligned somehow with radio station promotion (since you can only win tickets) in Michigan and (3 of them) in California

  23. bjames:
    02/26/2010 at 3:05 pm

    i’m actually bummed about ashley. i thought she would’ve made a good addition to the top 12. the girls group seems to be missing something now, but i don’t know what. just a lot of the same type, i guess.

    I think they’ve got that in Michelle, IF she makes it through. I hope she does. I’m very glad she wasn’t voted off last night.

  24. It was really nice to hear Ryan say positive things about Kris and to hear the reaction in the studio. I know I was very moved at home, so up close and personal must have been heavy.

    Allison did seem very nervous, but she did a great job.

    Both of their albums have been steadily climbing, so it was nice to see the big boost after last nights show. I want ‘Let It Be’ NOW!

  25. On a shallow note, Allison looks beautiful in that Ryan Seacrest video. Her hair is great.

  26. Gee Ryan , its only taken you a year to find out what a lot of us knew early in Season 8- that Kris is very talented!! Still its better late than never. This interview with Kris was so different to the awkward one last year – even Simon has to acknowledge now that Kris is a deserving winner . Its so funny how many people have changed their mind about Kris after he has blown them away in a performance.
    Great to hear that the audience was moved by Kris’s rendition of Let it Be!

    I hope some of the remaining idol performers noted how much “heart & meaning” Kris had when he was singing Let it Be – something that was missing from a lot of their performances .

  27. I am still in a state of shock as I thought for sure Tyler Grady was heading for TOP 12. I wanted to see what he would have purchased at the MLL. I LOVED HIS SONG CHOICE AND THOUGHT HE WOULD HAVE BEEN FUN TO WATCH.

    It was so nice seeing Kris again! What a nice performance; he truly moved me.

  28. PRMari:
    02/26/2010 at 4:23 pm

    On a shallow note, Allison looks beautiful in that Ryan Seacrest video. Her hair is great.

    And, her nose is perfect.

    BTW – inside joke from another thread. Don’t want anybody to think I have a nose fetish. :)

  29. I think Kris is having a positive influence on Ryan. If I remember correctly, in an interview with Adam, Ryan asked Adam if he thought Kris was too nice for the entertainment business. Adam responded that Kris had a good foundation and would be all right. Ryan and others are beginning to understand something that we have known for a long time about Kris – his kindness does not equal weakness. Good interview.

  30. Joe is the one I am most sorry about. No way he should have gone yet. And he seems like a great guy too with no big ego. I was hoping he might get a big Latin following to help push him along. I don’t think Tyler should have gone yet either. I was surprised about Janell but was not unhappy to see her go. On to Hailey, Tim, and probaby Jermaine. I don’t like Katie either- she seems a little annoying. I hope Lacey brings it next week.

  31. Masieta,

    I agree with you.

    It was refreshing today to hear Ryan give credit where credit is due even though many already knew what Ryan just noticed.

    That was a pretty great interview – Kris is so cute when he talks about Katy.

  32. judes:
    I hope some of the remaining idol performers noted how much “heart & meaning” Kris had when he was singing Let it Be – something that was missing from a lot of their performances .

    Can you download the I-Tunes Let It Be from Australia ?
    I thought that somebody said that it is not available yet in Canada.
    How about other countries ?

  33. “Can you download the I-Tunes Let It Be from Australia ?
    I thought that somebody said that it is not available yet in Canada.
    How about other countries ?”

    No Ratna- my comment was after listening to the version on television. We don’t even have LLWD & Kris’s album here yet – so I won’t be holding my breath for Let it Be. Hope you get it in Canada soon? [ Hey all the best for the Ice Hockey final tomorrow- that match with Slovenia was nervewracking!!]
    I have donated money to Haiti but I would love to add this support by ordering this song .Oh well- I’m used to not having things available here!!

  34. Sometimes when Idol really likes a contestant that doesn’t make it to the TOP 12, they will use them for an event. It may be singing or being a correspondent. So, maybe Joe (Jose) will get a break down the road.

    Reading back Ellen’s comments about Tyler lacking charisma and honesty in his performance really did him in. Kara was making a fuss over him in Hollywood, and then changes her tune. This made me feel the comments were scripted.

    At least he would have added some fun and quirkness to what may be a very dull season.

  35. Great interviews, I know this thread is probably dead but I wanted to answer someone’s question from b4 since it wasn’t addressed…

    ^^girlygirl YES, Kris was wearing the same shirt from Thursday night because he recorded the radio in/vw on Thursday after the live results show. They have a special radio setup on the Idol lot, it’s not the KIIS studios that Ryan is normally in. They’re in LA obv so their day is over at 7pm and they just keep guests there to do interviews to be played later.

    Thursday, Ryan played an interview with Randy and Kara and they were wearing same clothes from Boys’ night performance show b/c it was done Wednesday night. They just changed everything to past tense and referred to things “last night” even tho it happened 20min ago. Even Kara’s “story” about going home and the doors were locked and she hadn’t talked to her husband…she hadn’t actually left Idol. Oh Hollywood and your MAGIC!

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