More reasons I really, really, really like Kris Allen
I finally got around to reading the Los Angeles Times’ four-part interview with Kris Allen.
That sent you through to Simon, Paula, Randy and Kara. What was that like?
We waited forever for the judges to get there. Finally I’m the next one to sing and I have to pee so bad. I’m really nervous and I have to pee, and I’m thinking, “I’m going to pee on myself on national TV. That cannot happen.” I asked, “Can I go to the bathroom?” I was told, “No, there’s no time.” And then by the grace of God or something, Paula spilled her drink on herself and they had to take a break. I ran to the bathroom and Simon and Randy walk in. I was at the urinal and I don’t know if I was supposed to be in this bathroom. I was going in the closest one I could find. And they surround me at the urinals. Simon’s peeing next to me on the left and Randy’s on the right and they’re having this conversation. I was really nervous before and now I wasn’t nervous anymore. They pee like the rest of us.
Kris Allen is humble, self-depreciating, pleasantly unfiltered, supportive of his fellow contestants, knowledgeable about music and dryly humorous in every interview. Kris Allen’s parents show ZERO signs of being greedy grifters who will sell fan club packages priced at $400. Kris Allen talks about urinals and PAULA SPILLING HER DRINK. Kris Allen plays the VIOLA. Kris Allen writes his own music. Kris Allen talks about urinals and PAULA SPILLING HER DRINK!!!!!
After perusing a monster thread regarding the Adam Lambert Smellygate interview on MJs a few times today, I couldn’t help but wonder (yeah, I was having a Carrie Bradshaw-voiceover moment):
Doesn’t it say something when a lot of Idol bloggers seem to universally agree on a particular contestant? While the Adam Lambert Glamberts are entering Claymate-levels of batshit craziness and Danny Gokey fans make hand hearts, if you frequent the blogs, you would see most Idol bloggers (independent and otherwise) seem to all really, really, really like Kris Allen. Perhaps it’s because I write this shit blog that I think there is something to be said about this observation. I sort of think Kris Allen may end up being the most critic-friendly of the majority of male Idol contestants and/or winners.
Yeah, I’m counting myself as an Idol blogger. Also counting MJ, Jim Cantiello, Michael Slezak, Rickey and even VFTW and Idletard. We all like Kris Allen. I don’t think any of us would make a puffy paint shirt proclaiming our feelings towards Kris Allen, but hey, at least we always spell his name correctly.