Kris stated that "If I had not made it through in American Idol, I would have gone back to college and gotten my business degree." Allen realized during college that he wanted to play music professionally and began trying to write music.He played his first gig at a local bar in downtown Conway during his sophomore year, and he went on to drop out of college in the middle of his junior year to follow his dream of becoming a professional musician.The tour featured some of the most successful shows of Casting Crowns career, with multiple sold-out performances and an overall attendance topping 375,000, making this the most attended Crowns' tour since 2008. I warn you now, I will say who the winner is by the end of this post, so if you’re trying to avoid spoilers until it airs in your timezone, stop reading this, and avoid all other media. He inspires people to write hyperbolic statements just like that one! There are names you’ll barely remember, like Jasmine, Jorge, Alexis and Michael (though Alexis deserved to do better).1 I celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.I loafe and invite my soul, I lean and loafe at my ease observing a spear of summer grass.The one with the fewest votes is eliminated and the performances and voting continues weekly until the ultimate winner is chosen. That individual wins a million dollars and a recording contract.
Host: Ryan Seacrest (2002-) American Idol Judges: Randy Jackson (2002-) Mariah Carey (2013-) Keith Urban (2013-) Nicki Minaj (2013-) Simon Cowell (2002-2010) Paula Abdul (2002-2010) Kara Dio Guardi (2009-2011) Jennifer Lopez (2007-2012) Steven Tyler (2011-2012) Ellen De Generes (2007-2011) American Idol Winners and other Contestants (Name/Elimination Date): Season 1 (2002): Kelly Clarkson .....
After high school, Allen moved to Conway, Arkansas, to attend the University of Central Arkansas, where he was a business major and a member of Chi Alpha campus ministries.
but instead was persuaded to audition for American Idol along with his brother Daniel and his friend Cale Mills.
Even though she was considerably disadvantaged, she did qualify for the finals in Hollywood but didn't make it on the show.
During the seventh season auditions in Dallas, Texas a very pregnant Idol contestant Antoria Gillon auditioned while she was in labor.