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No Boundaries

Name Kris Allen

KrisAllen-NoBoundaries

Season 8

Release
May 20, 2009
Genre
Pop Rock
Length
3:30
Certification
TBA
Previous Single
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"No Boundaries" is the 2009 winner's single of season 8 of the reality television show American Idol. It was co-written by American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi, along with Cathy Dennis and Mitch Allan. It was the first single for winner Kris Allen.

It was also performed on May 19, 2009's final performance show by Allen, and by the show's runner-up, Adam Lambert. Both Lambert's and Allen's versions of the song were released to digital music retailers on May 20, 2009.

It is the second American Idol winner single that was released by both winner and runner-up. The first single was "Inside Your Heaven" of season 4, released by winner Carrie Underwood and runner-up Bo Bice.

Chart PerformanceEdit

In 2009, Kris Allen's version peaked at #1 on iTunes, and Adam Lambert's version has peaked at #15.

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 13
UK Singles Chart 92
US Billboard Hot 100 11
US Billboard Adult Contemporary 19

Criticism of the songEdit

DioGuardi got criticized by many, including then-former Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe & even fellow judge Simon Cowell, for writing a really bad song mainly due to the very cheesy & sappy lyrics. Some accused her of writing it with someone else other then Allen or Lambert in mind because the song proved to be difficult for both men to sing in the final performance show because of its high range. Some even have called it the worst American Idol coronation song ever.

American Idol
Seasons
1  · 2  · 3  · 4 · 5  · 6  · 7  · 8  · 9  · 10  · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15
Judges
Simon Cowell (Seasons 1-9)  · Paula Abdul (Seasons 1-8) · Randy Jackson (Seasons 1-12) · Kara DioGuardi (Seasons 8-9) · Ellen DeGeneres (Season 9) · Steven Tyler (Seasons 10-11)  · Nicki Minaj (Season 12)  · Mariah Carey (Season 12) · Jennifer Lopez (Seasons 10-11,13-15)  · Keith Urban (Seasons 12-15)  · Harry Connick, Jr. (Seasons 13-15)
Hosts
Ryan Seacrest (Seasons 1-15) · Brian Dunkleman (Season 1)
Winners
Kelly Clarkson · Ruben Studdard · Fantasia Barrino · Carrie Underwood · Taylor Hicks · Jordin Sparks · David Cook · Kris Allen · Lee DeWyze · Scotty McCreery · Phillip Phillips · Candice Glover · Caleb Johnson · Nick Fradiani · Trent Harmon
Runners-up
Justin Guarini · Clay Aiken · Diana DeGarmo · Bo Bice · Katharine McPhee · Blake Lewis · David Archuleta · Adam Lambert · Crystal Bowersox · Lauren Alaina · Jessica Sanchez · Kree Harrison · Jena Irene · Clark Beckham · La'Porsha Renae
Coronation Songs
"A Moment Like This" · "Flying Without Wings" · "I Believe" · "Inside Your Heaven" · "Do I Make You Proud" · "This Is My Now" · "The Time of My Life" · "No Boundaries" · "Beautiful Day" · "I Love You This Big" · "Home" · "I Am Beautiful" · "As Long As You Love Me" · "Beautiful Life" · "Falling"
Spin-offs
From Justin to Kelly · Juniors · Christmas

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