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'Idol' finalists not fazed by lack of screen time

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Out of the first six finalists, "American Idol" viewers have seen the least of Kris Allen this season.

The soulful 23-year-old crooner who left the judges feeling mixed after his rendition of Michael Jackson's "Man in the Mirror" says that he isn't upset about his lack of screen time on the popular Fox singing competition.

Despite his not-so-starring role, the twangy University of Central Arkansas student from Conway, Arkansas, was selected by viewer votes Thursday alongside Los Angeles natives Allison Iraheta, a 16-year-old high school student, and Adam Lambert, a 26-year-old theater actor.

Simon Cowell told Allen that the "chicks are gonna love you." But sorry, ladies: Allen's taken. He says he's been "with the same woman for the past seven years."

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