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Allison Iraheta is an American singer of Salvadoran descent. She won the reality television competition Quinceañera and finished fourth on the eighth season of American Idol.
In 2006, Iraheta won the Telemundo reality show, Quinceañera. The prize was a reward of USD $50,000 and a recording contract, which was never granted.
Iraheta auditioned for the eighth season of American Idol in San Francisco, California. The judges unanimously agreed to put her through to the semifinals, with Kara DioGuardi saying "keep your eye on that girl" and Paula Abdul predicting she would be a "dark horse" in the competition.
Judges Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson declared that she is "one to watch in this competition" after her rendition of Heart`s "Alone" in the semifinals earned her unanimous praise from the judges, with Abdul saying she could "sing the telephone book". She was the top voted female of Group 2 and, along with Adam Lambert and Kris Allen, advanced directly into the Top 13.
In her Top 10 performance, she performed "Papa Was a Rollin` Stone". This earned her further praise from the judges, with DioGuardi stating that her voice "comes from God; you can`t teach that. You sing like you`ve been singing for 400 years". For her performance in the Top 8, Iraheta sang "I Can`t Make You Love Me". Jackson compared her to first season winner Kelly Clarkson. Then DioGuardi said, "You know what? Let`s go make a record!" On the first Top 7 night, Iraheta sang "I Don`t Want to Miss a Thing", causing Cowell to say, "We can see you all the way through the end now. You`re the girls` only hope of winning this competition." Abdul compared her to Lambert, saying that the two possessed "special sauce" that brought magic to their performances. On the second Top 7 night, Iraheta sang "Hot Stuff", delivering what Cowell described as "a brilliant performance". The following night, Lil Rounds was eliminated from the competition, making Iraheta the last remaining female contestant. In the top 5, Iraheta sang "Someone to Watch Over Me". Her voice was described as sounding like Pink, "but with 9,000 more octaves" by Jackson, while DioGuardi remarked, "you converted some fans tonight... if that doesn`t land you in the finals, I don`t know what will!" The following night, it was revealed that Iraheta had received the highest or second-highest number of votes. In the top 4, Iraheta sang "Cry Baby" and "Slow Ride". After her performance of "Cry Baby", Cowell said her growth throughout the competition was "staggering" and praised her for her "complete confidence and terrific vocals". Her performance of "Slow Ride" with Lambert received rave reviews from the judges, with DioGuardi describing her as a "rock goddess". The following night, Iraheta was eliminated in 4th place, to the shock of many viewers and commentators. The celebrity mentor of the week, Slash, commented "Allison didn`t deserve to be voted off so soon. She has amazing potential." American Idol music director Rickey Minor was "absolutely shocked" at her departure.
She is Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Lopez`s favorite contestant of Season 8. Country singer and actress Reba McEntire also mentioned Iraheta being one of her favorites, in addition to Allen and Lambert. She is the "absolute favourite" of Melinda Doolittle, who has been "voting and pulling for her since day one".
After her elimination, Iraheta made guest appearances on Live with Regis and Kelly, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Tonight Show with Jay Leno, some local FOX television affiliates and numerous radio stations across the country.
Iraheta recorded a song prior to Idol called "Take It or Leave It", which appeared online after her elimination.
She was seen at the audience on May 13, 2009, at the Top 3 result night of her season of American Idol.
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Allison Iraheta (born April 27, 1992) is an American singer from Los Angeles, California, who was the fourth place finalist on the eighth season of American Idol. Prior to Idol, Iraheta won the Telemundo competition Quinceañera: Mamá Quiero Ser Artista. Following the conclusion of Idol, Iraheta was signed to a record deal with 19 Entertainment and Jive Records. Her debut album Just Like You was released on December 1, 2009. She is currently the lead singer in the band Halo Circus.
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