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.