Kris Allen: May Be Time To Pull Plug On American Idol

American Idol producers can’t be too happy with Kris Allen, after he said it may be time to pull the plug on American Idol. It is surprising that he would say that, considering that without American Idol he probably would be singing at grocery store grand openings. It wasn’t that long ago that Lee DeWyze sang at a bowling alley opening, which is not saying much for how the career of Allen and DeWyze is going.

To his credit Allen’s latest album Thank You Camellia has 12 reviewers giving it a 5 star rating out of 15 reviewers.

The following article and video from includes a poll at bottom, that is showing that 74 percent of the voters think American Idol should be canceled, which has to be troubling for American Idol producers and may signal more losses in viewership in Season 12. This is a fairly large sampling of over 51,000 voters, so this tells me there is still some backlash, after Phil Phillips became the fifth guy in a row to win American Idol.


After viewing the video, am not sure that Allen said what he reportedly said in the article, unless he made some remarks, not shown in the video. Anyway, the alarming poll results have to be a huge concern.

We can’ t help but wonder if X-Factor and The Voice are killing the American Idol reality star.


Author: Andrew Godfrey

Retired from newspaper work after 38 years. Had served in the Army in Hawaii and Vietnam in the 60's. Am now retired and living in Sulphur, Louisiana.

2 thoughts on “Kris Allen: May Be Time To Pull Plug On American Idol”

  1. Listen to the clip. He didn’t say it was time to pull the plug. As Kris was walking through the airport TMZ told him AI ratings were low & asked Kris why, he casually said “I don’t know, man – maybe it’s just their time” as he went up the escalater. That was it – TMZ made up the headline and misquoted Kris.

    1. Since the video’s content doesn’t back up what Kris Allen said I may take the post down in a couple of days, unless I find an article, verifying that Kris Allen actually said it may be time to pull the plug on American Idol. The poll also becomes suspect, since 74 percent wanting the show canceled sounds very high. Kris Allen doesn’t seem like the type to bad-mouth American Idol.

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