By Michael Slezak
October 15, 2009 at 09:41 PM EDT

So Kris Allen apparently promised a concert to the 540 students of Ohio’s all-girls Seton High School if they raised $5,000 for breast-cancer research by today, and holy raging hormones, they did it! Nice as that may be, though, I don’t want to talk about altruistic acts or good causes here. Nope, I want to know if — after hearing Kris’ stripped-down, slowed-down rendition of “…Baby One More Time” — you think the American Idol season 8 champ should cover Britney Spears’ very first hit for his upcoming self-titled debut disc. I know, I know…on paper it sounds crazier than a reality show about touring Europe with Kevin Federline. But however you wanna slice it, “…Baby One More Time” is a hot-ass track, and Kris’ acoustic cover — which puts an emphasis on the tight-as-a-Botoxed-forehead melody — only serves to drive home that point. I’d actually love it if cagey Kris zipped back into the studio, cut an acoustic “Baby,” and made it a hidden bonus track on his CD. Hey, considering Kris’ fellow season 8 alumni — Allison Iraheta and Adam Lambert — both worked with Martin on their upcoming discs, it would kind of complete the Swedish hitmaking circle of liiiiiife. Or something like that. Who’s with me on this one? Vote in our exclusive Music Mix poll, then share your thoughts on Kris’ Britney cover in the comments below. (I’m particularly loving the gaggle of giggles after the audience struggles with the high note on “still believe.” Good times.) Oh, and get up-to-the-minute updates on all my Idol-related coverage by following me on Twitter @EWMichaelSlezak.

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