05/25/2012 01:27 pm ET

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

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.

For more, click over to TMZ.