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" After covering "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" during Movie Night, Cowell boldly stated "We can see you all the way through the end now You are the girls' only hope [of winning this competition]" Abdul compared her to fellow contestant Adam Lambert, saying that the two possessed the same "special sauce" During the second Top 7 Night due to the judges' save of Matt Giraud, Iraheta performed a rock-infused version of Donna Summer's "Hot Stuff" Emerging on a glowing, red staircase, Iraheta was praised by Cowell for delivering "a brilliant performance" Dio Guardi also praised Iraheta by saying, "That was like a 9–10 for me!" The following night, Iraheta again landed in the bottom 3 for the third time, and Lil Rounds was eliminated from the competition, leaving Iraheta as the last remaining female contestant The next week, Iraheta performed a widely acclaimed cover of "Someone to Watch Over Me" as part of the Rat Pack theme Jackson compared her vocal ability to Pink, "but with 9,000 more octaves", while Dio Guardi remarked, "you converted some fans tonight If that doesn't land you in the finals, I don't know what will!American Idol 12 Contestants: Amber Holcomb, Angie Miller, Burnell Taylor, Candice Glover, Curtis Finch, Jr., Devin Velez, Janelle Arthur, Kree Harrison, Lazaro Arbos, Paul Jolley.American Idol 11 Contestants: Colton Dixon, De Andre Brackensick, Elise Testone, Erika Van Pelt, Heejun Han, Hollie Cavanagh, Jeremy Rosado, Jermaine Jones, Joshua Ledet, Jessica Sanchez, Phillip Phillips, Shannon Magrane, Skylar Laine.Allen played publicly for several years before trying out for Idol, even opening for earlier Idol contestant Sean Michel on multiple occasions.
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Allen's Idol coronation song, "No Boundaries" and his version of "Heartless" both charted within the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100. Additionally, he taught himself to play the guitar at age 13, and also plays the piano.
Allen's post-Idol self-titled album was released on November 17, 2009, by Jive Records. His musical influences, as stated in his Idol confessionals, include the Beatles, Jamie Cullum, Jason Mraz, Pat Monahan, John Mayer and Michael Jackson.
Kris stated that "If I had not made it through in American Idol, I would have gone back to college and gotten my business degree." Allen realized during college that he wanted to play music professionally and began trying to write music.
He played his first gig at a local bar in downtown Conway during his sophomore year, and he went on to drop out of college in the middle of his junior year to follow his dream of becoming a professional musician.
Allison Iraheta born April 27, 1992 is an American singer from Los Angeles, California, who was the fourth place finalist on the eighth season of American Idol Prior to Idol, Iraheta won the Telemundo competition Quinceañera: Mamá Quiero Ser Artista Following the conclusion of Idol, Iraheta was signed to a record deal with 19 Entertainment and Jive Records Her debut album Just Like You was released on December 1, 2009 She is currently the lead singer in the band Halo Circus Iraheta was born in Glendale, California, to Salvadoran immigrants who moved to the United States before she was born She is the youngest in the family, with two older siblings, Jacki and Carlos Iraheta According to her family, she has been singing since she was a toddler In 2001, she began taking voice lessons with Raphael Enriquez at the Los Angeles Music and Art School, a non-profit community school of the arts in East Los Angeles Before rising to prominence, she was a frequent performer at the local Latin Electronics Store La Curaçao and the Los Angeles Music and Art School's annual benefit concert, Stars for the Arts Iraheta attended Los Angeles' Animo Ralph Bunche Charter High School In 2007, Iraheta won the reality show, "Quinceañera: Mama Quiero Ser Artista" Sweet Fifteen: Mom, I Want to be an Artist, a reality TV singing competition that was produced and broadcast in 2006-2007 on Telemundo, where she sang in both English and Spanish On the show, a group of teenage girls such as Olivia Bonilla, Brissia Mayagoitia, and others of Hispanic and Latino American background competed in a singing competition for the main prize of ,000 and a record deal Iraheta was the first and only winner of the competition and received the grand prize, but due to legal problems of the show the recording contract was never finalized and the production of the show was closed Main article: American Idol season 8 Iraheta auditioned for the eighth season of American Idol in San Francisco in 2009 She sang "You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman" by Aretha Franklin and made it to the Hollywood audition rounds The judges unanimously agreed to put her through to the semifinals, with Simon Cowell saying "keep your eye on that one" and Paula Abdul predicting that Iraheta would be a "dark horse" in the competition Judges Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson declared Iraheta to be "one to watch in this competition" after her rendition of Heart's "Alone" during the semifinals For her performance, Iraheta earned unanimous praise from the judges, with Abdul praising her for being able to "sing the telephone book" Iraheta was the top vote-getting female of Group 2 and, along with Kris Allen and Adam Lambert, advanced directly from the semifinals Iraheta kicked off her run in the finals with a well-received performance of Michael Jackson's "Give In to Me" Once again, Abdul praised Iraheta for being a "rock star," with the rest of the panel in agreement The following week, Iraheta performed "Blame It On Your Heart" by Patty Loveless Iraheta received rave reviews from the judges, but landed in the Bottom 3 for the first time On Motown Night, Iraheta performed a cover of the Temptations' "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" The performance earned a standing ovation from mentor Smokey Robinson, as well as further praise from the judges Dio Guardi enthusiastically lauded Iraheta for having a voice that "comes from Godyou can't teach that! " Iraheta performing during the American Idols Live!