Carrie Underwood wins all the Grammys.
Adam Lambert gets lots of attention.
And Crystal Bowersox is often in the news these days, as she leads the season nine pack of finalists.
But American Idol fans should keep an eye on Allison Iraheta. This young rocker is a singer on the rise, quietly selling a decent number of albums and booking a gig as the opening act for Lambert this summer on his wildly anticipated tour.
Incredibly, Allison is only 18, turning that important age today. We'd like to take a moment and wish her the best of luck, while encouraging readers to chime in and do the same. We bet this isn't the last photo montage we post in Iraheta's honor.
She has a long career ahead of her...