American Idol winner KRIS ALLEN is pressing on with his tour commitments for the TV talent show and dedicating his performances to his beloved grandmother, who died last week (ends17Jul09).
The singer, who was crowned the show champ earlier this year (09), pulled out of a number of scheduled appearances as he mourned the loss of his gran Linda Jean Wood.
But he is forcing himself to continue with the American Idol tour in memory of his loved one.
A source tells the National Enquirer, "She was Kris' biggest fan, and he loved her dearly. She had been sick for some time... but she was forever upbeat and saw every one of Kris' performances on Idol.
"When Jeannie died, Kris called his mother Kim and said he'd leave the Idols tour and come home right away. But his mum said that it was Jeannie's wish that he continue with the tour."