Kris Allen finds out during his hometown visit that his song choice -- from Randy and Kara -- is "Apologize" by OneRepublic. Ooh, this is a nice pick for his voice. Also, it's more well-known than Paula's choice, which is one of those things that seems to work in singers' favor on this show more often than not. He does a pretty straight-up version of the song, especially at the beginning and the end, but in the middle, he takes some liberties with it that I think are a good move -- otherwise, he would definitely get accused of sounding karaoke. Randy says right now it's about who is going to win and that this song shows who Kris could be in the music business. Kara says it was "a competent performance," and at this point he needs to hit it out of the park. She wanted him to interpret the song a little more and take more chances. Paula says the song choice was good, but she is proud of him, though she points out a loud bum note. Simon says Kara's comment is a cop out, that she can't choose a song for him and then get mad at him for doing the song. Kara yells back at him about how she can't talk to her about interpreting songs. Simon says if they wanted Kris to do something with the arrangement, they had a responsibility to tell him. Randy and Kara say they didn't know they were allowed to help with the arrangement.