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** FILE ** This May 10, 2012 file photo shows singer Kris Allen, season eight winner of the singing competition series "American Idol," at NARM Music Biz 2012 Awards in Century City, Calif. Allen's second album "Thank You Camellia" was released last month. (AP Photo/Katy Winn)

** FILE ** This May 10, 2012 file photo shows singer Kris Allen, season eight winner of the singing competition series "American Idol," at NARM Music Biz 2012 Awards in Century City, Calif. Allen's second album "Thank You Camellia" was released last month. (AP Photo/Katy Winn)

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