|Full Name||Allison Iraheta|
|Birth Date||April 27, 1992|
|Born||Los Angeles, California, USA|
Before Iraheta was on American Idol, she was on a show called Quinceanera: Mama Quiero ser Artista in 2006. On the show, she competed against other teenage girls singing in a mixture of English and Spanish. She ended up winning the show over fellow contestants Olivia Bonilla and Brissia Mayagoitia, amongst others. However, due to legal complications, the show never ended up airing.
Iraheta is a close friend of Adam Lambert. She placed third in the American Idol competition in 2009, losing to Lambert and Kris Allen.
All of the judges of American Idol praised Iraheta, with Simon Cowell calling her "one to watch," and Paula Abdul calling her a "dark horse." Randy Jackson also declared her a singer to watch.
Iraheta was briefly mentored by Smokey Robinson while on American Idol in 2009.
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