‘Idol’ Winner Kris Allen Signs Record Deal

Things are going well for Kris Allen. He beat out American Idol favorite Adam Lambert to win the reality singing competition, he sang the “Star Spangled Banner” at last night’s Lakers game and he just inked a recording contract. His debut album will be released by Jive Records this fall.

“As exciting as the last few months have been, I’m really looking forward to what is next,” Allen said in a statement Tuesday. “I’m very grateful to be working with Simon Fuller and his team at 19 Entertainment, along with Barry Weiss and Jive Records on my debut album.”

“Everyone’s been asking me what it’s going to sound like,” he went on. “It will be very similar to what you heard from me on the show — definitely in the pop/rock genre. I can’t wait to get started!”

The true test will be to see how well the album sells. Will you buy Kris’ album this fall. Leave your thoughts in the comments.

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: Kris Allen sings the “Star Spangled Banner” at the Lakers game.