He has described his decision to audition for American Idol as a "last hurrah" before giving up his pursuit of a music career.After high school, Allen moved to Conway, Arkansas, to attend the University of Central Arkansas, where he was a business major and a member of Chi Alpha campus ministries.
Josie is walking around in her smalls all the time."You just have to do whatever you can to stay cool."Joséphine, on the other hand, had the benefit of not having to walk around in a suit during filming, and added that she knows she was lucky in that respect."I'm in shorts and tiny tops, so I'm fine," she added.
"I can't really complain but I'm wearing half a weave because my hair goes mad with the humidity, so it keeps me hot." role earlier in 2017 as Saint Marie's newest Detective Inspector, Jack Mooney, while Joséphine joined the cast during the fourth season in 2015 as Sergeant Florence Cassel.
His performance of "To Make You Feel My Love" as part of the Top 11 earned praise from the judges, with Simon Cowell commenting, "I am genuinely beginning to think you have a shot of doing well in this competition." In the finals, he performed his own arrangement of "Ain't No Sunshine" on a keyboard, with a few musicians on stage, which earned praise from the judges.
Cowell lauded it as Allen's "best performance so far." Allen subsequently received a signed record and other gifts from the original artists, Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová.
On the second Top 7 show, Allen brought back the guitar for the fourth time and performed an original, acoustic version of "She Works Hard for the Money", complete with bongo drums and the band on stage.