Yahoo - First Person: My 'American Idol' Experience, by Kris Allen

The 15th and final bittersweet season of American Idol is underway, and all season long, Yahoo Music’s Reality Rocks is inviting alumni from the series to share their stories. And who better to participate in this special essay series than champion Kris Allen, whose victory after being a supposed underdog throughout Season 8 was one of the most exciting and unexpected moments in the competition’s history? Here, Kris writes about what was going through his mind when he made the risky song choices that ultimately sealed his Idol fate. READ MORE