Kris Allen will always be known for the 15 minutes of fame the popular singing contest American Idol gave him. He did win against Adam Lambert, amid much protest from Lambert fans, but his supposed victory hasn’t done much for his artistic career, which has clearly taken a turn for the worst. Now, Kris Allen has raised his voice at the Idol format, tossing in his two cents.
Kris Allen’s second studio album Thank You Camelia has been projected to sell between 15,000 and 20,000 copies. The underperformance of his music career has led to rumors of his record label wanting to cease his contract and dump him. All of these Kris Allen revelations about Idol came out as Adam Lambert achieved magnificent success, reaching number one on the Billboard album charts with his latest album, Trespassing. When Kris Allen was asked whether he watched the American Idol finale, he said “No, Idol should really pull the plug now.” This is a really deafening blow to the show that gave Kris Allen his 15 minutes of fame, with many Kris Allen critics slaughtering him for his revelations about Idol.
Kris Allen has mostly underperformed as the winner of the show, with sales dwindling as the new seasons of Idol produced popular singers like Scotty McReery. Allen’s debut, self titled album Kris Allen reached a peak position of 11th on the U.S. Billboard album charts and a terrible 50th place on the Canadian charts. His album ended in the 115th spot at the end of the 2010 Billboard year. This is in stark contrast to Adam Lambert’s debut album For Your Entertainment which reached the 3rd spot in the U.S. Billboard album charts.
Kris Allen’s swan song has ended in a controversial denial of Idol’s popularity, perhaps being the final blow to his struggling music career. Not many Idol winners have went on to have a massive career, but many fans believed in Kris Allen when his season came to a close, eventually leading him to the landslide victory against Adam Lambert.
Kris Allen might have been a hot prospect in the day, but as has been proven by countless talent shows across the world, the winner does not always achieve the incredible success. Do you think Kris Allen should shut up and pack it in? Or should he attempt to reboot his failing music career? Whatever he does . . . shunning the show that gave you immense fame is not the best route to follow.