Apparently word about Kris Allen's rising stardom has made it outside of the Arkansas state borders.
At the start of this season's American Idol competition, singer Kris Allen, a business student at the University of Central Arkansas, kicked off his escalating popularity with an Idol audition in Louisville, Ky.
After getting the golden ticket to Hollywood, busting into the top 13 and now being kept in the top 10 through viewer votes, Allen's fan base has quickly spread across the nation.
Allen, along with the rest of the 13 final contestants, tested his skills at country music Tuesday to go along with this week's Grand Ole Opry theme.
From Patsy Cline and Dolly Parton, all the way to previous Idol winner Carrie Underwood, the country greats were featured by contestants who made the songs their own.
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