On Friday night (February 12), “American Idol” fans in New York were in for a treat. Season-eight winner [artist id="3188062"]Kris Allen[/artist] joined breakout superstar [artist id="3188063"]Adam Lambert[/artist] and fourth-place finisher [artist id="3221540"]Allison Iraheta[/artist] for a special concert, exclusive to contest winners of a Z100 radio giveaway, the “Ryan, Rock My Town” event at the Highline Ballroom.
MTV News “American Idol” expert Jim Cantiello was on the scene to score the first-ever interview with Kradison (“Idol” fans’ affectionate name for the triumvirate) and was able to get the scoop on the reunion concert.
“I called Ryan [Seacrest] and I said, ‘Dude, I really miss Kris and Allison,’ ” Lambert joked.
“I think Ryan did it,” Allen said. “He said, ‘Let’s have a contest with these three people and vote to see what city it’s going to be in,’ so New York won.”
Since all the singers are on the road promoting their own respective albums, the “Idol” alumni don’t get to see each other much these days.
“We’re all really doing our own thing right now, but it’s great to see each other,” Lambert said.
“We do bump into each other a lot,” Iraheta pointed out.
Cantiello noticed one of the top-four season-eight contestants was missing: “Where’s Danny Gokey tonight?”
“Probably in Nashville,” Allen responded, adding that the third-place finisher has a country album coming out in the near future.
All three planned to perform their own individual set and it has also been rumored that the three will collaborate together onstage at some point during the show.
Be sure to check back at MTVNews.com for more Kradison coverage and Jim Cantiello’s show report tonight!