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Kris Allen of 'American Idol'
Singer: KRIS ALLEN
Song: "She Works Hard For The Money"
Monkeys As Critics' Take: Kris picked this song because it had something to say. It's our first Donna Summer song of the night, reduced to proficient acoustic blandness in vintage Kris style. This is one way to handle this difficult theme, rendering the song completely unrecognizable. Kris makes his usual ernest faces, which the girls seem to love. He strums his guitar, which he certainly doesn't do badly. And he sings with low-offense sincerity. After Lil, he seems like an artist and a musician. Someday, when The CW gets around to remaking "The Heights," I propose Kris as their leading man. Every generation gets the Jamie Walters it deserves and Kris Allen may be that Jamie Walters.
Athos, Porthos, Aramis and Simon Say: Kara tells Kris that he took a risk with the arrangement, but that it paid off. She gives him props. Paula says that it's courageous that Kris is willing to shop in the women's department. "Are you saying he buys lady's underwear?" Simon asks. Simon praises it as original, well-thought-out and not-karaoke. You know Randy loves about Kris? He knows who he is and he's ready for the big time.