'American Idol's' Kris Allen, Former Winner, Says Fox Show Has Been 'On For Too Long'

05/25/2012 01:27 pm ET

Should "American Idol" call it quits? Kris Allen seems to think so.

Despite being proclaimed "vanilla" and a "guy with no personality"
by HuffPost's Dan Abramson, the Season 8 winner has some strong feelings about the Fox show that made him famous.

In an interview with TMZ, Allen admitted he hadn't caught the Season 11 finale -- which made another winner out of a "white guy with a guitar," Philip Phillips -- and said that "maybe the show's been going on for too long."

Perhaps Allen -- who has released two albums, "Kris Allen" and "Thank you, Camellia," since winning "American Idol" -- has a point. Wednesday's Season 11 finale had an audience of 21.5 million, which was down nearly one-third from the 29.3 million viewers who tuned in to see country singer Scotty McCreery take the Season 10 title.

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