Recent American Idol top-four-finalist Allison Iraheta has officially signed a deal with 19 Recordings and Jive Records. The 16 year-old was the youngest person to ever make it into the competition’s top 12.

Simon Fuller, Idol creator and producer, as well as founder of 19 Recordings said in a recent press release that he was impressed with Iraheta from day one. “Allison is an incredible young singer. She is without a doubt one of the best teenage singers ‘American Idol’ has ever discovered” he said.

Jive CEO Barry Weiss agreed that he knew Iraheta was the real deal from the beginning. “Allison was an absolute stand-out this season. Her bluesy, powerful voice, spunky attitude, and edgy star power immediately captivated us and it didn’t matter where she ranked on Idol, we knew we wanted her to join our amazing crop of young talent at Jive” he said in the same press release.

Iraheta, who claims she has wanted to be on the show since it’s inception in 2002, will be joining the other “ËœIdol’ season 8 finalists on the road this summer for the American Idols Live! 2009 tour. The now 17 year-old Californian’s debut album is due out fall of this year.

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4 Responses

  1. Nubiaeck

    Terrific news! Allison is such amazing artist with powerful vocals and fresh presence. She’ll be a huge star. Congratulations, Allison, the record deal is a well deserved award you worked hard for.

  2. The Real Idol

    Allison is on her way. This season’s most natural, and awe inspiring, talent will be a big hit.

  3. Lizzy

    Congrats to Allison. She was my 2d favorite this season behind Danny Gokey. I sure hope Danny gets signed as well because I loved his soulful sexy voice. I am looking forward to seeing Allison and Danny on tour.

  4. brian

    That is great news! Wow, I am so happy that she got signed. She totally deserves it.


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