Allison Iraheta finished fourth on season eight of American Idol. She's only 16 years old. This Los Angeles native has appeared in a few...

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

Adam Lambert and his Glam Nation tour touched down in Wichita, Kansas last week.

Accompanied by opening act and fellow American Idol finalist Allison Iraheta, the singer rocked out to all his big hits, leading the crowd in renditions of "Whataya Want From Me"  and "Fever," among other singles.

This tour visits Idaho tonight and Washington tomorrow. You can also catch Lambert on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on July 26.

But enough informational output. We know what readers want to see: Adam in action! We've published a bevy of performance videos from Kansas below. Sit back, watch and enjoy...

[video url="http://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/videos/music-again-performance/" title="Music Again Performance"] [/video]

Continue Reading...

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

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...

Serious Rocker
  • Latina Cover
  • Iraheta Picture
  • Rockin Idol
  • Rockin Idol
  • Adam Lambert and Allison Iraheta
  • Young Rocker

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

Allison Iraheta has been off American Idol for almost a full year now, but the singer tells the latest issue of Latina magazine that life is better than ever.

"I don’t have to step onto a stage and get judge every week. Now I get to do my own songs and talk to my fans," she said. "There are all these girls writing my on Twitter... saying [they] love songs like ‘Scars’ because they can totally relate to what I’m singing about. Things are really good right now.”

Latina Cover

Iraheta will tour this summer with Adam Lambert, who has nothing but amazing things to say about his friend:

“She’s so freaking talented... The first time I heard her album, I was in a car with the windows down and I was just dancing and rocking out to it. It’s going to take some time, but she’ll get there.”

And where is that place? Allison hopes it's a level of accomplishment where she's recognized for being herself, not for having starred on the most popular show on TV.

“I don’t want people to see me and immediately think, ‘Oh, that’s the girl with the red hair who was on American Idol. I want them to say, ‘That’s Allison Iraheta. She’s a great artist who makes real music and has something to say - and she rocks.”

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

While Andrew Garcia, Lilly Scott and other early favorites battle it out on American Idol, a trio of season eight finalists took to the stage Friday night and reminded this group how far they still have to go.

Kris Allen, Adam Lambert and Allison Iraheta all took part in Ryan Seacrest's "Rock My Town" show at Manhattan's Highline Ballroom.

The singers played individual sets, much to the delight of those in attendance, and then closed the show with a three-part rendition of Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy." It's an absolute must-watch for fans of these artists...

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

She's getting billed at the next Kelly Clarkson.

But the fourth place finished on the last season of American Idol will be happy just being the first Allison Iraheta.

On December 1, this young rocker releases her debut album. While we can't offer snippets of each song - like we can for Adam Lambert's upcoming CD - we can offers fans a full track listing from the disc.

Iraheta Picture

Check out the names of the singles below and let us know: will you purchase Allison's album?

  1. “Friday I’ll Be Over U”
  2. “Robot Love”
  3. “Just Like You”
  4. “Don’t Waste The Pretty”
  5. “Scars”
  6. “Pieces”
  7. “D Is For Dangerous”
  8.  “Holiday”
  9. “Still Breathing”
  10. “Trouble Is”
  11. “No One Else”
  12. “Beat Me Up”
  13. “You Don’t Know Me”

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

Susan Boyle. Kris Allen. Adam Lambert.

Chances are, you've heard a lot about the debut albums from these highly-publicized artists. And for good reason. We're certainly excited about them.

Allison Iraheta Performance Photo

But Allison Iraheta went largely unnoticed during her run on American Idol, and we fear the same thing may happen to her upcoming CD.

Titled "Just Like You," the album will be released on December 1. If the first single off it, "Friday I'll Be Over U," is any indication, we may have the next Kelly Clarkson on our hands. Seriously!

Check out Iraheta's CD cover art below and let us know: Will you purchase this album?

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

Music fans are in for a three-week treat, beginning on November 17.

On that date, Kris Allen releases his debut CD. A week later, Adam Lambert does the same; and fellow American Idol finalist Allison Iraheta completes the trifecta on December 1 with her debut album.

The trio of talented young singers recently gathered for a photo shoot and interview. This time, no naked women were involved with Lambert.

Allison, Kris and Adam really do seem like they get along, however. Click on each pic below for a larger version of it...

FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE'S JUMP TO WATCH AN INTERVIEW WITH ALL THREE SINGERS.

Continue Reading...

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

While Kris Allen and Adam Lambert share the month of November (their debuts albums will be released on November 17 and 24, respectively), Allison Iraheta has December all to herself.

Fans of the popular American Idol singer should circle December 1 on their calendar, as Iraheta comes out with her first CD that day.

In a new interview, the rocker dishes on her debut single, "Friday I'll Be Over U," which you can listen to below:

On creating the song: I worked with Max Martin, and he pulled it out of his magic box. He came up with an awesome song and sent I to me and we cut it and it was just amazing. He definitely knows how to put himself in other people's shoes.

Rockin Idol

On goal for the song: Pretty much show who I really am as an artist, and what I really want to continue doing for the rest of my life, which is this. Just really do awesome music for the rest of my life.

On her dream collaboration: I keep saying this, and I'm always going to say it until it happens... working with Pink, my friend. That would be amazing. Her music altogether inspires me. I look up to her.

LISTEN TO IRAHETA'S SINGLE BELOW AND LET US KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS ON IT:

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

Prepare to squeal, American Idol viewers.

Earlier this week, Adam Lambert and Allison Iraheta sat down with E! News and answered a number of reader-submitted questions.

From inquiries about shoe sizes to information about their new albums, here are excerpts from the revealing interviews with the rising stars:

Iraheta, on recording a duet together: It's too early to tell. But it's something we'd like to do. Right now we're focusing on our own albums, which is the main goal, and then we can figure that out later. It sounds like a lot of fun.

Lambert, on his new album: We're kind of looking at everything and kind of hanging on to as much as we can and choosing from there. If we're feeling a song, we'll record it. If we're not feeling it, we don't. We're going to powerhouse it after the tour is over as far as getting songs recorded and writing some new material. We've made a nice big dent in the process, but I think the majority of it will be done afterward.

  • Beloved Star
  • Photo of Allison Iraheta

Iraheta, on her fans: I never thought there would be little girls saying, "When I'm older, I want to be like you." It's weird, but it's awesome.

Lambert, on his fans: Every night is such a big event. You have tons of people who are superexcited and passionate, which feels incredible. But at some point, I can only give so much and have enough energy to go out the next day. It really is draining. I'm not complaining about it at all, but it really is... It feels great, but yeah, it takes a chunk out of you.

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

They teamed up for a duet on American Idol.

Now, Adam Lambert and Allison Iraheta have jumped on stage together again as part of this summer's tour of season eight finalists.

Lucky audience members at a concert in Portland, Oregon witnessed Lambert and Iraheta rocking out to "Slow Ride." Below, you can, too!

Both artists have signed record deals, so fans have debut CDs to look forward to. First, though, check out this performance:

Allison Iraheta Biography

Allison Iraheta, American Idol Allison Iraheta finished fourth on season eight of American Idol. She's only 16 years old. This Los Angeles native has appeared in a few... More »
Full Name
Allison Iraheta
× Close Ad