5 Reasons Kris Allen Is Our Idol

He married his high school sweetheart, and other swoon-worthy facts about the dreamy American Idol Season 8 champ who will perform here tomorrow at Musicfest 2010!
Kris Allen is everything his American Idol Season 8 main opponent Adam Lambert is not. Where the dark-haired glam rocker is flamboyant, the folky songster prefers to keep things simple. And where Adam swings the other way, Kris is 100% straight, not to mention one hell of a heartthrob!

We got to see that for ourselves when we attended the press conference for Musicfest 2010, where Kris joins hip-hop dance group Jabbawockeez and YouTube sensations Boyce Avenue in a two-leg concert happening tonight at SM City Cebu and tomorrow at the McKinley Hill Open Grounds.

The dreamy musician has come a long way since his beginnings as a viola-toting kid in Arkansas. After snagging the top spot in AI last year, he bagged nominations in the Teen Choice Awards and the People’s Choice Awards, as well as scored a number one hit on the iTunes chart. We’re so glad his success led him to these shores, where Pinays have been clamoring for the singer-songwriter since he stole our hearts in Season 8!

Read on for five reasons this hunky Idol earns our vote every time!

1. He’s the type of partner who’s in it for the long haul: He dated his high school sweetheart for seven straight years before marrying her. Kilig!

Kris, who tied the knot with Katy O'Connell in 2008, admits that music played a big role in their budding relationship as teens. He shares, “She played the violin and I played the viola.”

2. He believes in staying true to oneself.

“The thing I try to do the most is just try to be myself and do what I know how to do the best. And I think you can see that all throughout [the show],” he says.

3. He piqued our interest on AI 8 with his cool confidence, but Kris admits he’s really just a shy guy!

“I grew up a really shy kid. I’m not one to pick up my guitar and say, ‘Listen to my song!’” The Idol heartthrob confesses that he didn’t audition for the show by himself; he had to do it with a bandmate and his brother. “I couldn’t have done that thing on my own.”

4. He respects his peers, like pal Adam Lambert, Season 7 victor David Cook, and Season 1 champ Kelly Clarkson, who he says is his favorite among all the Idol winners.

Kris has nothing but praise for the first-ever Idol victor, who he describes as “incredible.” “She has stood the test of time and all the crap people gave her like ‘Oh, she’ll never do good.’ Obviously she’s done incredible. And she’s the queen of Idol. All of us bow down to her.”

5. Not only is he blessed with talent, he’s a dreamboat, too!

Need proof? Check out scenes from the Musicfest 2010 press con featuring Kris Allen, Jabbawockeez, and Boyce Avenue by clicking on the ’view gallery’ button below!

Photo courtesy of Fearless Productions
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