In his role as the winner of “American Idol” and the man behind an excellent self-titled debut album, Kris Allen has come in contact with a number of huge stars. Kanye West, Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus and Stevie Wonder all visited “Idol” during Allen’s season, and he got to work with some of his favorite artists on his debut album. But on Thursday (December 10), Allen encountered a star that made him freak out just a little bit. While in transit for the Z100 Jingle Ball on Friday night at New York’s Madison Square Garden, Allen ran into former “Boy Meets World” star Ben Savage and snagged a picture with the actor.
“Do not freak out Ben Savage. Do not freak out Ben Savage. Do not freak out Ben Savage,” he wrote on his Twitter page. Allen followed that tweet up with a photo of him and Savage. The “Live Like We’re Dying” singer looks genuinely thrilled to be in the presence of Savage, who spent seven years as Cory Matthews on “Boy Meets World” and has since made a bunch of guest spots on a bunch of different TV shows, including “Without a Trace” and “Chuck.”
Allen will share the Madison Square Garden stage with Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Boys Like Girls (among others) and promised that the concert would be an impressive one. “If the world doesn’t explode after the amazing show tomorrow night at Z100 Jingle Ball then it never will,” he tweeted.