Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Is Kris Allen Toast?

Is Kris Allen toast?

According to Hits Daily Double , Kris' second album debuted at just 16.9K, compared to Adam Lambert's 77K and James Durbin's 28K. Kris's first album debuted at 80K, however he had a huge single "Live Like We're Dying" which sold over 1.5 million copies. The second album does not appear to have such a monster single.

Will Kris soon get dropped by his label? If Kris is dropped, he will join David Cook and Lee DeWyze as WGWGs who won then didn't last very long with their record labels. We'll have Cook is from Season 7, Allen from Season 8 and DeWyze from Season 9. This is the pathetic effect of "boyfriend voting" that has afflicted Idol since mass text voting took hold.

HDD is also reporting that Haley Reinhart debuted at 19.1K, which is below James Durbin's 28k. Haley finished #3 and James finished #4 in Season 10. However, Haley's single "Free" has sold over 60K copies, so that makes them about even. But James' album is now over 100K. We'll see if Haley can keep up with him.

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