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Kris Allen Thought 'American Idol' Should End

May 25, 2012 (6:58 pm) GMT
The show's season 8 winner also admitted that he did not catch up on who won at the Wednesday, May 23 finale.
Kris Allen

"" is worn out, according to one of its former champions. who beat in season 8 said he did not catch up the finale on Wednesday, May 23 night where was crowned the new winner.

Allen said further in the video by TMZ that it might be time to pull the plug on the show for good. The 26-year-old may got a point for his opinion because "Idol" reached a new finale low. The 11th season ender averaged 21.5 million total viewers, way down from 29.5 million for the season 10 finale. The biggest number pulled in a finale so far is season 6 where was the winner.

However, "Idol" had the top rating for any broadcast show since Academy Awards which was aired on ABC in February. It is also still FOX's ammo to win the night.

Moreover, success doesn't always entail "Idol" winners these days, at least not when compared to the early seasons. Allen's first album after "Idol", for example, could not pass the top 10 of Billboard Hot 200 like debut albums by and among others. There's a rumor that Allen's second will only sell 15 to 20k in its first week.

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