Kristopher Neil Allen (born June 21, 1985) is a singer-songwriter Americans from Conway, Arkansas and American Idol champion champion eighth season.  Before American Idol, he was self-released album in 2007 called Brand New Shoes.  
Kris was born in Jacksonville, Arkansas, is the eldest in a family with 2 brothers . Kris's brother, Daniel, a cheerleader coach. He served as assistant music director at New Life Church in Conway, Arkansas, and Little Rock, Arkansas. Kris engaged in missionary work around the world, including Burma, Morocco, Mozambique, South Africa, Spain, and Thailand.
Kris's musical ability is small. He started playing violin in elementary school and continue playing this instrument at Mills University Studies High School. Kris study guitar at age 13, and he also played pianoe 13, and cũng plays the piano. He has affected his music is the Beatles, Jamie Cullum, Jason Mraz, John Mayer and Michael Jackson. Kris describes his decision when to audition for American Idol is the "last Hurray" before quitting his singing career .
Out of high school, Kris moved to Conway, Arkansas, to study University of Central Arkansas, when he was a student at the business and is a member of Chi Alpha Campus Ministries. Soon he comes to music, performing in local bars for a living and working as a shoe to make a living.   Kris had to return to college to study and "find for a real job ", but instead he went to audition for American Idol with Daniel and a friend Cale Mills.
Kris took his girlfriend used 7 years, Katherine "Katy" O'Connell, on 26/09/2008.
Kris Allen Idol contest in 2009 by American music song A Song for You, singer with an impressive voice, passionate, powerful and emotionally this has quickly captured the hearts of the judges and audience.
Easily reached the Top 36 of the music contest American Idol in 2009, then with the song Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson, Kris Allen has reached the Top 13 of the competition and then he continued "marked" by the Songs like: She Works Hard for the Money, The Way You Look Tonight, Apologize, What's Going On ... and became the highest step of the podium idol contest American music. Not too prominent, and as a "horse box" persistence, Allen has come a long stride firmly in the last round. The opponent who did not realize the dangers of man humble and calm until too late.
Kris more and improve throughout the season. Not only conquered the judges, he was in favor of audiences thanks to the smooth vocals, soulful with humility and bright appearance.
A record number of nearly 100 million people took part in voting for the final finale. As the idol of the season, topped the competition for Kris earned a recording contract worth $ 1 million, as well as many convenient way to develop her music career is carpet waiting for him at the truoc.La a very humble person, Kris Allen said: "I know there are more talented than me ..."
Kris Allen could not believe his ears when listening to MC claims he has become American Idol. Kris Allen said: "I'm sorry, I do not know they're feeling, how everything seems crazy."
Announcing the selection results of the audience, the host Ryan Seacrest said: "He became weaker horse box overturned the situation on the track and won the title of American Idol."