American Idol: Kris Allen sings ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ (Video)

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On Tuesday’s American Idol, the Top 9 contestants were given the liberty to pick any song as long as it’s a popular download on iTunes.

Kris Allen likes taking old songs and making them contemporary. Accompanied by a string section, he sang “Ain’t No Sunshine” by Bill Withers, ditching the guitar for the keyboards.

I have to admit that he delivered this time. The song came across emotional and moving. This was definitely his best performance of the season. Based on his looks and artistry, I can see Kris becoming a recording artist.

Randy: “So creative… so cool.”

Kara: “That is artistry!”

Paula: “That could be the first cut from your album.”

Simon: “That was a very good arrangement of the song. It was very clever. Very cool”

What can you say about his performance?

VIDEO: Kris Allen (Ain’t No Sunshine)