Allison Iraheta: Already a Winner

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It won't be for a lack of talent, but Allison Iraheta isn't gonna win this season of American Idol.

Perhaps the 16 year-old crooner would have had a chance in past years, but she's up against the incredible juggernaut that is Adam Lambert now. Everyone else on the show is simply singing for second place.

Allison Iraheta, American Idol

Fortunately for Iraheta, she's already experienced a winning sensation.

According to reports, the young talent laid claim to the top prize of a 2007 competition, Telemundo's QuinceaƱera: Mama Quiero Ser Artista (translation: Sweet Fifteen: Mom, I Want to be an Artist).

Allison pocketed a $50,000 cash prize and a recording contract for her victory, though she was not attached to any record label when she auditioned for Idol.

Still, does this taint the singer in any way? Should she have been allowed to compete on the Fox show?

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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 »
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