Kris Allen, American Idol Photo

Kris Allen won season eight of American Idol! Dude has major talent!

The singer auditioned in Louisville, Kentucky originally, choosing the tune "A Song For You" by Leon Russell for his try out. His arrangement of "Ain't No Sunshine" during the week of popular downloads was an absolute classic.

This is a college student, majoring in business, that hails from Conway, Arkansas. Allen is 23 years old.

His version of "Heartless" was one of the most memorable in the history of American Idol. It likely led to his eventual victory.