Q: I wanted to ask you about your performance of "Heartless" and how you decided to rework it. *** KA: We got to kind of do whatever we wanted to do as long as it got cleared. I was listening to the Kanye album because I think it's great. The song came across and I was just like, "What if I do this song and made it my own? I'm just going to go for it and be bold and be risky." [I] did it and I think it got a lot of good reviews. I was really excited that I got to do something like that because I think it showed people what I could do. I haven't heard from [Kanye] obviously, but I have heard some other people say that he blogged about it and put the video up of me singing it on his blog. That really meant a lot.
Season 8 Winner Interview
See what Kris Allen had to say about his surprise "Idol" victory.