AOL: To win 'American Idol' you have to have confidence, or at least develop it during the show. Did you always feel you had that confidence?
Kris: When I started I had some kind of confidence. I didn't know what it was, but I think I've tapped into it a little bit. At first, I knew that I could sing. That's what I've always done all my life so I knew there was something in there. But I don't think that I really realized it and honed it until this competition.
AOL: Do you feel that you're confident about what you've written?
Kris: It's a funny thing with songwriting -- when you're writing a song and nothing's coming out, you feel like you're the worst songwriter in the world, like, "oh my gosh, I will never, ever, write a song again." But then somehow, someday, you finish that song or write another song, and you feel like you're incredible. Like "oh dude, I'm gonna write another one right now." It all comes in waves. Writing songs is definitely like an emotional roller coaster kind of thing.