Kris Allen Movingly Performs “Imagine” at Trevor Project Gala

Lyndsey Parker
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Last night, Season 8 "American Idol" winner Kris Allen performed live at the Trevor Project's fundraising event at Los Angeles's Hollywood Palladium, which was attended by Lady Gaga (who was honored with a Trevor Hero Award) and included performances by Mary J. Blige, Darren Criss, LeAnn Rimes, and Season 10 "Idol" finalist Stefano Langone. Kris, already well-kn0wn for his lovely "Hey Jude" finale number on the 2009 Idols Live Tour and "Let It Be" performance during Season 9's Idol Gives Back week, covered another Beatles-affiliated classic, John Lennon's "Imagine," for the star-studded crowd, and his choir-backed performance perfectly captured the spirit of the altruistic evening.

Watch Kris's very moving "Imagine" performance below. Now I am just imagining him coming back with some new original material in 2012!

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