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American Idol: Kris Allen Offers Advice To Lee Dewyze

July 05, 2010 11:00 AM by Nancy Floyd


Last year’s American Idol champion Kris Allen is offering up some advice to the new winner, Lee Dewyze. Kris Allen, for his part, didn’t know much about the music industry or recording an album before his Idol victory, but he’s managed to learn a few tricks of the trade over the past year. He offers some advice and guidance to Lee Dewyze to help him become a success…

It’s hard to believe it’s been over a year since Kris Allen was crowned champion of season 8 of American Idol. After having spent a year in the music industry and on tour, Kris Allen feels as though he’s gained a great deal of knowledge and insight into its inner workings. Now, he’s trying to help out American Idol newbie (and season 9 champion), Lee Dewyze.

“I feel like I learned so much during that recording process, but yet I still didn’t know a lot,” Kris Allen says. “I would just say, ask a lot of questions, especially of those producers and all of those people that you work with. Just ask a lot of questions and figure out stuff, because I feel like I would just sit there and be like, ‘OK, you’re awesome.’ You know? Be humble, but get involved too.”

Kris Allen also thinks having a year away from the reality singing competition has done him some good in his career. ”Maybe this is more of a product of being on my own tour and all that stuff that I feel like it’s a little bit separate now from American Idol, which is a good thing,” Kris Allen says, although he’s still grateful to the show that made him a household name. ”Obviously, I owe a lot to the show, but the people who have made it successfully off the show have to separate themselves,” he explains. “So I think that’s happening, and that’s a good thing, and now Lee has taken the reins.”

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