Relive the Tuesday's trio of Adam Lambert and Kris Allen performances in photo form
Kris Allen of 'American Idol' performs 'No Boundaries'
Singer: KRIS ALLEN
Song: "No Boundaries"
Monkeys As Critics' Take: The song does, indeed, suck less when arranged for Kris. It just seems more natural. It also sounds like it has a hook, a melody, which it didn't the way it was arranged for Adam. Who do we blame for this? Could Adam not have sung the song with the arrangement they gave Kris? Of course he could have, but they wanted him to rock what isn't a rock song. And Kris doesn't sound so super. The song is much too high for him and his voice can't handle the sustained notes in several places. He's pulling out of notes left and right because he can neither hit them nor sustain them. But you can still imagine a sweetened version of this song being a single for Kris, while Adam probably doesn't want to ever sing it again. Neither one of them sang the song well, but Kris' arrangement carried the day.
Fred, Daphne, Velma and Simon Say: Randy tells Kris that he should be proud of himself, even if the key was too high. Kara agrees it was too high and that Kris shouldn't be judged on the performance. Paula says he deserves being where he is. Simon says Kris' best performance was his first tonight, but that he deserved to be on the stage tonight. Kris doesn't know if he did enough. I'd give the last round to Kris, but on a technicality. That makes it a 10-9 round for Kris at best.