Allison Iraheta lands recording contract

Allison IrahetaAllison Iraheta, 17, has signed a deal with 19 Recordings to make her debut album. The American Idol contestant, who came in fourth, is the third contestant to get a recording contract — winner Kris Allen and runner up Adam Lambert also have deals with 19 Recordings. Iraheta’s record is due out this fall on Jive Records, once she’s finished touring with the rest of the Idol cast. “I think I’m still in shock that this is happening — getting to record my first album and this whole awesome experience is a dream come true!” Iraheta said in a statement. Danny Gokey, who wound up in third place,  is also expected to be offered a contract, but a rep from 19 Recordings says, “There’s nothing to report just yet.”

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  1. jo • June 10, 2009 @ 10:56 AM

    YES! that is so awesome now my top 3 favorites have record deals victory special! (readers od EW.com know what I mean)

  2. tributegirl • June 10, 2009 @ 2:14 PM

    Congrats, Allison, you deserve this!

  3. mandee • June 10, 2009 @ 3:02 PM

    jo i totally AGREE ! i thought the finale should have been with allison and adam, and im so glad that they both got signed. this is so great! congrats ! i think you are amazing and deserve it all. i cant wait til her music comes out 😀

  4. Jo-Anne. • June 10, 2009 @ 4:42 PM

    I would have loved to see those two as well, mandee, in the final, both totally deserving to be there. I am happy for Allison, so young and such talent, it will be interesting to see where these 4 end up a year from now…

  5. lily • June 10, 2009 @ 5:04 PM

    LOVE you Allison! This is such great news!!

  6. tributegirl • June 10, 2009 @ 7:53 PM

    I also agree, mandee, I think Adam and Allison should have been in the final two, because of their amazing talent. Plus, can you just imagine the finale! That would have been awesome!

  7. mandee • June 10, 2009 @ 10:04 PM

    it would have been the most amazing show ever on tv 😛

  8. ke • June 10, 2009 @ 10:33 PM

    i would totally listen to her music. i love her voice. but i have to say that i had no problem kris allen being in the top 2 or even being the idol.

  9. jo • June 10, 2009 @ 10:37 PM

    I don’t think that Kris was the problem I would have been happy if any of those 3(Adam,Allison,Kris) won but I would of loved it if they were the top 3 I geuss 19 realizes that Danny is the next Taylor hicks and decided to sign the next Janis joplin!

  10. mandee • June 10, 2009 @ 11:18 PM

    man, i totally agree that shes the next janis. she is mind blowing. i cant even wait for her and adam to come out with music.

  11. jo • June 10, 2009 @ 11:28 PM

    The thing that I love about her is she isn’t glam or pop or stuff like that she’s down and dirty rock I prefer real rock like Janis/heart then pop so called rock these days like pink no offense pink’s good but I wouldn’t call her a rockstar Allison at 17! is a flashback to true rock

  12. mandee • June 10, 2009 @ 11:35 PM

    isnt that crazy that shes only 17? i keep forgetting. i love all kinds of music, its not limited to rock.

  13. jo • June 10, 2009 @ 11:44 PM

    I love the fact that she’s 17 think about it her voice isn’t even fully developed and she can sing better then some people a decade older then her in the industry(looking at you Britney) I love all music but it seems like today classic rock is lost and I think with her we just found it! I have no doubt that she has a good chance a being iconic(don’t you dare laugh at me!)she’s not just limited to rock she has a huge voice and she could be the Janis/Celine(maybe) of her generation

  14. Lizzy • June 11, 2009 @ 5:46 PM

    I am hoping that Danny Gokey will also land a contract, soon. Please help me pray for him?
    Thanks.

  15. janis • June 11, 2009 @ 7:14 PM

    Lizzy um I’m lost for words(except for the ones coming up) First off I do not like Danny second I’m pissed that someone would say pray for someone to get a freakin record deal and I’m sorry but not everyone freakin prays! and if I’m gonna pray for anyone it sure isn’t gonna be for a third rate taylor hicks/dead wife pimper

  16. DisabiliTEE • June 12, 2009 @ 8:21 AM

    Hey they should make a movie about Miley Cyrus’s life,Allison could play her…hahahahah

  17. jo • June 14, 2009 @ 2:05 AM

    is that a compliment or insult to Allison?

  18. kelly • June 19, 2009 @ 1:27 PM

    yay she got signed!!! now my top 2(adam and allison) are both signed!!!

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