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EDITORS’ NOTES

American Idol contestant Allison Iraheta's debut album Just Like You shows hints of where this talented vocalist is likely headed as she matures and develops her own style. “Friday I’ll Be Over U” opens with heaps of Kelly Clarkson’s tough girl spunk under layers of distorted synthesizers and hip dance beats. And if the brooding rocker “No One Else” sounds somewhat reminiscent of Pink, that’s because Pink actually had a hand in writing it. While Iraheta recorded Just Like You at 17, her muscular sounding voice reveals a mature soul that’s overflowing with personality. She also likes to rock — American Idol devotees may remember her ambitiously taking on Foghat’s “Slow Ride” and Heart’s “Baricuda” — but here her love for the classics reveals itself on “Robot Love” where she dares to boast a prominent Gary Glitter sample from “Rock and Roll (Part 2)” and the soulful “Scars” sounds influenced by Bonnie Raitt.

EDITORS’ NOTES

American Idol contestant Allison Iraheta's debut album Just Like You shows hints of where this talented vocalist is likely headed as she matures and develops her own style. “Friday I’ll Be Over U” opens with heaps of Kelly Clarkson’s tough girl spunk under layers of distorted synthesizers and hip dance beats. And if the brooding rocker “No One Else” sounds somewhat reminiscent of Pink, that’s because Pink actually had a hand in writing it. While Iraheta recorded Just Like You at 17, her muscular sounding voice reveals a mature soul that’s overflowing with personality. She also likes to rock — American Idol devotees may remember her ambitiously taking on Foghat’s “Slow Ride” and Heart’s “Baricuda” — but here her love for the classics reveals itself on “Robot Love” where she dares to boast a prominent Gary Glitter sample from “Rock and Roll (Part 2)” and the soulful “Scars” sounds influenced by Bonnie Raitt.

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About Allison Iraheta

Boasting mature, rock-influenced vocals that belied her young age, 17 year-old Allison Iraheta became the most popular female in American Idol's 2009 season. The daughter of Salvadorian parents, she logged numerous performances in the Latino community before her multi-month run on Idol, even winning a bilingual singing competition on the Telemundo network in 2006. American Idol proved to be her launching pad, however, as she finished in fourth place behind contenders Danny Gokey, Adam Lambert, and Kris Allen. During a summer tour with the entire cast, Iraheta became one of the season's first singers to land a record deal, securing representation with 19/Jive Records in early June. She then set to work on her debut album Just Like You, releasing her first single -- the Max Martin-penned "Friday I'll Be Over U" -- several months after the tour's conclusion. ~ Andrew Leahey

  • ORIGIN
    Glendale, CA
  • BORN
    Apr 27, 1992

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