Another reason to keep American Idol around is Allison Iraheta. This teenage rocker delivered amazing vocal talent on the show's eighth season. While on the show, she demonstrated talent way beyond her 17 years. Now, Allison has released her debut album on Jive Records which hit stores December 1st.
Allison Iraheta has incredible potential as an artist. She was able to develop as a performer and an artist while on American Idol. Also, she has an incredible personality which unfortunately did not come across on screen. So thanks to the show she was able to develop personally. This can be seen in a recent blog where she taped herself going to Best Buy to buy some copies of her new album.
Allison's new record is a great debut and is oddly cohesive despite the multiple producers and songwriters who were behind it. The current single "Friday I'll Be Over U" is a very catchy song but it has some edge to it. Some fans were a bit disappointed in the record label for this lead-off single. Despite the pop influences on this album, most of the songs have quite a bit of character to them and some rock edge. A few tracks really seem to stand out. "Don't Waste the Pretty" is a great anthem especially for some her younger fans. It has a great message and is very addictive. She has a few songs where she just rocks out, in particular "Holiday." This song has some incredible vocals and sounds like a cross between Kelly Clarkson and Pink.
There are a few ballads on the album that show off her tender side also. "Scars" shows off her lower register and is lyrically interesting. In this song, Allison shows an emotional maturity far beyond her years. One still has to remind themselves that she is only 17. Another great ballad is "Trouble Is" where she also shows a vulnerability that just draws the listener in.
Overall, this record is a fantastic debut for Idol's latest rocker. Allison will have a fantastic future in music. This album is definitely worth purchasing because it is a collection of some great songs by s phenomenal artist.