The American Idol finalist Kris Allen gave an extraordinary performance on Idol Top 3 program on May 12, where his cover of the hit Heartless swept the judges off their feet.
The 23-year-old Kris Allen from Conway, Arkansas delivered one of the best performances ever seen on American Idol. Of course he had his ups and downs but the second track he played really made an impression. His first performance was the One Republic hit Apologize, which was chosen by judge Kara DioGuardi, and he rise to the expectations. The critics were both good and bad but overall Kris did a good job on his first performance. Randy Jackson congratulated the young singer saying this is the kind of artist he could be. On the other hand, Kara DioGuardi thought he should have made the tune more his own and that he should take more chances in the future. Simon Cowell was the man who came in Allen’s defense and said to fellow judge Kara that she can’t criticize Kris for playing the song she picked out for him.
The young finalist’s own song choice was the pick of the show, when he decided to play Kanye West hit single Heartless. His performance included him playing the guitar and some great dedication, singing the song with nuance and expression.
This time the judges were all in favor, Jackson even said his cover was better than the original. His performance was bold, brave and original, as Kara DioGuardi said, and got him back on the track after he almost got written off after the poor song choice in the first round.
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