Kris Allen and Allison Iraheta “No Phone Zone” Rally Highlights, Plus Other Stuff

30 Apr

Kris Allen and Allison Iraheta at the “No Phone Zone” Rally at John Marshall High School football stadium in Los Angeles today:

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“The Scientist” – Kris and Allison duet:

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Another video of “The Scientist” duet:

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Rehearsal of “The Scientist”:

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Krallison interview that aired on Oprah:

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Allison pays Kris back for imitating her:

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UInterview – for the record, I tried to send in questions, but their site was jacked up and wouldn’t submit my questions, and they were good ones too, grrrr!

He was the champion on American Idol last year. Now he’s got a hit record and is touring the country – and the world. Kris Allen takes questions for Uinterview users here.

Q: You just finished a new version of your single “The Truth” with Pat Monahan. What was it like to work with him? – JennTse
A: I think it was real hard for him to do something for the album, but I think he wanted to do something. He put this little spin on it. It’s been really great, I mean he has a great voice, He’s been really complimentary on what I’ve done so it’s been great.
Q: You’ve opened a few times for Keith Urban. How did that come about? And what’s it like to work with him? – Jake Gable
A: I don’t know exactly how it came about, we just kinda heard about it and kind of rejoiced. It was pretty awesome! He’s such a great artist, such a great guy and he’s really fun to work with. We did a cover, “Boys of Summer,” in Vegas a couple of nights ago, and he’s just an easy guy. He really is. He really likes for everything to be fun and he makes everything a lot of fun so it’s cool.
Q: Is “Boys of Summer” going to be released? – Jake Gable
A: Oh, I don’t think so.
Q: Now that you have a little distance from the first album, is there anything you would’ve done differently on it? – JennTse
A: I mean, my thing is that everything happens for a reason, but if I could go back and I would love to spend more time on it, you know? I think that’s the only thing that I would’ve loved to do you know. We only got so much time for the album. We had four months to make it, three of those months were on tour, so there wasn’t a whole lot of studio time in there. But it turned out really great though.
Q: You just signed with Universal, what’s happening with the next album? – Monica Davies
A: Yeah, it’s funny because people figured that out now – we signed them from a while back. I’m writing stuff right now and am kind of focusing just on touring right now. We’ll get to the second album, you know, when it gets here.
Q: Can you give us any bit of a preview about what it’ll be like stylistically? – Monica Davies
A: Kind of the same stuff, maybe a little bit more raw. We’re just going to wait until we get in a studio and kind of figure things out.
Q: You just went to Haiti, tell us about your experience there? – KadeenGriffiths
A: Yeah, I went to Haiti probably a while back. It was a really weird experience. You know, it sucks, and it was crappy over there, but it was cool. I went over with the UN, and it was cool to see what they were doing, making everything better, putting people in shelters, getting people food and working with the government. They’re on track to making everything a lot better than it was.
Q: Do you have one memory that stands out to you as being the most vivid about that experience of going to Haiti? – popshot
A: I think there are a couple. I was working on picking up the rubble and throwing it into this big truck and somebody had found a body. This is way after the fact. I guess they’re still finding bodies. That was a pretty harsh experience and definitely a little weird. Then there was also a moment when we asked our translator, ‘do you think there’s any chance for hope?’ and she said, ‘Yeah, it really feels like that.’ That was a cool thing, too.
Q: You’ve been involved with Rwanda charity as well, did you get a chance to actually visit as well? – Uinterview
A: Yeah, I went over there for like a week, and I got back probably two weeks ago, and it was so cool, man. It’s the most beautiful place I’ve ever been. We handed out some shoes to about a 1000 kids and that was really great to be able to do something like that. It seems so small, but these kids don’t have shoes and it’s a big deal. So handing out shoes to the kids was just very rewarding and means so much to them. We went back home and did a concert for raising awareness about it. It’s just really cool, man.
Q: You’re the first Idol winner who was married when he won, have you found it’s been hard on your marriage to have to tour and do all the promotion? – Uinterview
A: No, I don’t think so. It’s been great actually. She likes that I get to do what I want to do, she likes the time that she’s been able to spend in L.A. and she’s been able to travel with me to a couple places the last couple months. That’s been even better. She didn’t travel with me at first so you know, getting to travel with me the past couple of months has been nice.
Q: What do you think of this year’s crop on Idol? Initially they got some not so positive reviews. – Uinterview
A: I think it takes time, it takes time for these people to kinda get used to what’s going on. I know it did me. Once you get used to all the stuff and the cameras and what you kinda have to do throughout the week. I think they’re just starting to hit their stride. I think they’re really talented. I think Crystal’s got a great voice, I think Lee’s got a great voice. I think Casey’s going to do really well.
Q: What do you think about Simon leaving? How is that going to affect the show? – Uinterview
A: I don’t exactly know how that’s going to affect it but it’s obviously going to affect it in some way. I think the people that work on that show and the people in charge they’ve obviously done their thing and it’s been the number one show forever. I think it’ll be fun to find a replacement.
Q: Do you ever get the chance to stay in contact with the other contestants like Adam or any of the others? – Uinterview
A: Absolutely. I’m going to Allison’s birthday party is tomorrow. And yeah I talked to Adam, you know he’s so busy that we don’t see each other at all that often although we do text plenty. I see Anoop once in a while. I talked to Alex and Matt Giraud. I mean there’s a lot of talking going on.
Q: Last year, there was all that controversy about Adam coming out. What was your take on all of that in retrospect? – Uinterview
A: Oh, you know, the thing is that Adam has always been who he is, and he has never hidden anything from me. I don’t exactly know how people didn’t know. You know, I was his roommate from the very beginning, so I mean I never had any problem with it, so him coming out was old news to me.
Q: What are your plans for the summer other than this big tour you’ve got going on? – Uinterview
A: That’s pretty much it, man, we’re going to start going out in June or late May so we’re gonna be out there the rest of the summer. We’re out there be looking out for us.

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Credit: Unknown, snagged from Twitter – from “No Phone Zone” rally


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