Kris Allen returns to "American Idol" to sing "The Truth." It's still hard to believe that he beat Adam Lambert last season.

He hasn't exactly set the world on fire but I like him. He's a nice guy with a good voice. Seems really comfortable up there, and like a real star. A bit off-key in spots, but that great sincerity and connection with his fans comes through, as does the big smile.

Can't wait for season 10, when they have all the winners come back to sing together (you know that's gonna happen).

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