Allison Iraheta Teaser Clip!

Allison Iraheta posted a little teaser of the music she’s been working on. You can hear it playing in the background of this short teaser vid.  Also…I’m liking the new do!

Allison tweets,  that the song is called “Why Don’t You Love Me” written by David Immerman, Jesse Owenastin and Allison!

Can’t wait to hear more.

Via Alliholics

Video after the JUMP…


  • jinger

    Allisonnnnn! Can’t wait for some new music from this girl! The new hair looks great.

  • PRMari

    I’m really digging the sound of what I’m hearing. It’s sexy, a little bluesy, jazzy with a little R&B.

    I’m also liking the new hair, wasn’t sure how she’d look with short hair but she pulls it off and looks really sleek, different and very grown up.

  • sma11ie

    Aw, she looks cute. And I dig the new sound! Very cool.

  • Q3

    She looks great. I like the bit I could hear.

  • Jae

    she looks so cute! and I am liking the new sound! I loved Allison..I soo wish her the best. :)

  • Reflections On Life

    love what i heard of the song, the sound is a good fit for her. diggin the cute new do. she’s as inarticulate as ever, lol! lovin’ the natural no-makeup look on her, a truly natural cutie.

  • http://emuisemo.pbworks.com eilonwy

    My, that’s jazzy and bluesy. Whatever she’s working on sounds like it won’t be boring.

    Did she wave a puppeh in the general direction of the camera at the end there? Puppeh!

  • LoveDaRocker

    I like it all.
    The thing about the music in the background is not so much the style (which I like a lot), but that it seems to fit really well with her unique voice. She can sing anything, but in her poppy tracks of her first album, her uniqueness wasn’t front and center. Jazzy/Bluesy/Rock really fits her.

  • tinawina

    Love her. LOVE LOVE LOVE her.

  • BootStar

    She’s awesome. (And I LOVE her new ‘do!)

  • Montavilla

    Everything looks good. The new hair, the music. The puppeh.

    Season 8 should start their own dog club now. I think Anoop should get one of those tall hounds with the long, silky hair. (An afghan hound? Is that it?) Alexis could get a toy poodle. Matt would probably enjoy a mutt. Lil should get something big — so she’s always getting pulled down the street on her high heels. Michael Sarver should have a hunting dog — a hound or a lab. Whatever dog Megan gets would need to be small and odd, like one of those Dr. Seuss-looking terriers.

    I was trying to think what kind of a dog Scott should get — and then I realized he’s already got (or getting) a dog. Paula gave him a seeing eye dog shortly after he was voted out.

    I can’t think what kind of a dog would work for Adam. Whatever it was, it would need to have a high tolerance for rhinestones and hair dye.

  • JoshL87

    I’m loving this. I can’t wait to hear more!

  • ppwars

    Great look! Great sound! Provocative: more needed.

  • luly

    I like the sound on the new song.

  • standtotheright

    She looks great and the song sounds like it hits the sweet spot of her voice.

    And puppeh. All video updates should include puppeh or kitteh greetings.

  • tierbee

    Aww, Chihuahua greetings!

    I love her, just love her. That snippet sounds great – want more!

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    Can’t wait for more from Allisonnnnn! The hair is cute, too. :-)

  • rihannsu

    Montavilla says:
    04/14/2011 at 11:41 am

    I can’t think what kind of a dog would work for Adam. Whatever it was, it would need to have a high tolerance for rhinestones and hair dye.

    Adam would absolutely have to have a Standard Poodle. Big and royal looking with hair that can be styled a million ways.

  • alli lurker

    I’m late to this party, but wanted to say that I love Allison’s new look. I’m glad she’s not afraid to try different things.

    I’m also really happy that she finally made a little video for her fans! I hope she keeps making them… maybe a cover or two?

    I like what I can hear of the music… sounds like a lot of passion there. Love that. I thought of Allison last night when Sefano was talking about how “performance” separated great singers from good ones. I think Allison’s passion when she sings absolutely sets her apart. I can’t wait to hear her perform her own songs!

  • Lauren88

    Finished two awesome songs today!!!

    So excited that she is updating us! I can’t wait to hear the songs that she has been working on. Also, I like her new twitter picture. Much better than the last one. Haha!

  • PRMari

    She seems super happy and I’m glad she’s making the music she wants to make and not something forced upon her. Will she be massively successful? Probably not, but she’ll be happy and as long as she can make a living doing what she loves, I say good for her.

    I’m very excited to listen to these songs written by her.

  • steph6449

    She looks cute. Couldn’t hear a lot of the music behind her but sounded interesting. Never picked up her debut album, but this seemed to be something quite different than that?

    Always bonus points for including your dog on camera :)

  • http://www.GuanacosOnline.org/roquesite roquemocan

    Never picked up her debut album

    You should give it a chance! Don’t use her first single as a parameter of how the whole album sounds. IMHO many, many good songs there.

    Anyway, excited and expectant for more Allison news!

  • ppwars

    Never picked up her debut album

    For an Alli fan, there is plenty on the album to justify purchase and thrill the listener. “Trouble Is”, alone, is worth the price of admission. I believe other cuts will please you, as well. Just cut a copy CD and skip FIBOU, unless that happens to be a favorite!

    FYI, YouTube now serves up Alli’s complete run on season 8, including judges’ comments. God, to have her back in the competition now!

  • http://www.GuanacosOnline.org/roquesite roquemocan

    For an Alli fan, there is plenty on the album to justify purchase and thrill the listener. “Trouble Is”, alone, is worth the price of admission.

    Scars, Don’t Waste the Pretty, Holiday, Still Breathing, No One Else, Pieces, Just Like You… etc, etc, etc. If just one song, “Trouble Is” was worth the price of admission, you’ve got the best deal of the World with Allison’s CD!

  • PRMari

    These tweets are from a few days ago:

    Bout to lock myself in the studio for a few … !!!!!

    Finished two awesome songs today!!!

    Whenever we do get to hear these songs, at least we know she’s working and seems excited.

  • alli lurker

    Interesting factoid: Allison’s birthday is one day after Carol Burnett’s and one day before Ann-Margret’s.

    Makes perfect sense, no?

  • alli lurker

    Happy Birthday Al-eeee-son !!!!

  • http://www.GuanacosOnline.org/roquesite roquemocan

    Happy Birthday Allison! And thanks for bringing joy and passion to music!

  • alli lurker

    Wow! I’m so excited about Allison’s upcoming gig!!

    This is an event I would actually go to, even if Allison wasn’t playing. I love Bonnie Raitt… I’ve seen her a few times, and my husband loves Buddy Guy. I like Colbie Caillat and Third Eye Blind, too. And these are all people I hear on my radio station! It gives me hope that maybe someday I’ll hear Allison on there, too.

    Anyway, I think this a great direction for her. Maybe they could schedule her for the New Orleans Jazz Fest next year? I would SO go to that (might go anyway!) Blues Tent, baby!

    I can’t go to this event because I’m going to U2 in Denver on that Saturday + I just went down to FL 3 weeks ago. (Why doesn’t she ever tell us about these things?) I’m sure someone will be there to video it, though. I really hope Allison is there on Saturday to meet Bonnie and maybe sing with her… maybe???? I can’t make you love me….. maybe????

  • alli lurker

    Lauren – where are you?

    I hope you’re missing because you’re studying for finals and not because you’ve gone to Team Haley.

  • Lauren88

    Lauren – where are you?
    I hope you’re missing because you’re studying for finals and not because you’ve gone to Team Haley.

    Haha! Sorry alli lurker. I have been really busy. I have a lot of major projects and tests in the next few weeks. I hate the end of the semester! (although Haley is my favorite this season, she is not even close to Allison so no worries ;) )

  • Lauren88

    I can’t go to this event because I’m going to U2 in Denver on that Saturday

    That sounds awesome!

    + I just went down to FL 3 weeks ago. (Why doesn’t she ever tell us about these things?) I’m sure someone will be there to video it, though. I really hope Allison is there on Saturday to meet Bonnie and maybe sing with her… maybe???? I can’t make you love me….. maybe????

    I know! She never gives us a clue about anything. Everything is always a surprise, found out from someone else. There better be video! I will be very disappointed if there is not. I hope this is the start of her performing at least a few gigs every now and then (maybe something local? hint hint. Lol). My fingers are crossed that she will do a new cover or if we are lucky a new song!

  • alli lurker

    I hate the end of the semester!

    Yuck! I hope you get through it soon. Are you taking the summer off?

    That sounds awesome!

    IKR? We’ve had these tickets for like a year and a half. It got rescheduled after Bono hurt his back last year. Its at the football stadium, so I’m hoping for a big spectacle.

    I know! She never gives us a clue about anything. Everything is always a surprise, found out from someone else. There better be video! I will be very disappointed if there is not.

    Judging from her tweet about common knowledge, I’m thinking maybe she was trying to fly under the radar on this one. Maybe she wants to try out some new things without all of us ‘lasering in’ on her every move. (Not that I ever know what she’s talking about, just a guess.)

    Sorry Allison! (Really, I am.) Idol giveth… and Idol taketh away. Write a song about it…

    My fingers are crossed that she will do a new cover or if we are lucky a new song!

    Don’t know why, but I was thinking it would be all new stuff… leaving the past behind. (not that I’m paying any attention to our obsession who hasn’t really performed for almost a year, lol)

  • Lauren88

    Yuck! I hope you get through it soon. Are you taking the summer off?

    Thank you! I have a big presentation tomorrow. I am a terrible public speaker so I will be glad when it is over. Lol. I wanted to take summer school, but I can’t afford to this summer.

    IKR? We’ve had these tickets for like a year and a half. It got rescheduled after Bono hurt his back last year. It’s at the footballs tadium, so I’m hoping for a big spectacle.

    Wow at the Broncos Stadium? If it is there then it should be even more amazing.

    I’m thinking maybe she was trying to fly under the radar on this one.

    Well she confirmed it today. Ha!

    Don’t know why, but I was thinking it would be all new stuff… leaving the past behind.

    That sounds good. Start fresh. However, I am not sure if she is going to do acoustic or full band and whether or not she knows her new material well enough. I will be happy to get even just one new song (of course the more the better!)

    (not that I’m paying any attention to our obsession who hasn’t really performed for almost a year, lol)

    Haha! It has almost been a year since we have seen her. Wow time flys! I wish I could go, but the cheapest airfare is $300. Not going to happen.

  • Lauren88
  • Lauren88

    MichaelSlezakTV Michael Slezak
    I’m a few minutes late, but I still have to say “Happy Birthday!” to @AllisonIraheta. Now when do we get new music, lady?

    @MichaelSlezakTV thaank you!! Andd soon!! I promise!!!! :)

    Hmm… what is soon? I am excited!

  • alli lurker

    I have a big presentation tomorrow. I am a terrible public speaker so I will be glad when it is over.

    Oh boy, NOT fun! I’d give you some advice if I had any… but I’m not good at it either. I’ll just say – Good Luck!!

    Wow at the Broncos Stadium?

    Yes – Invesco Field. It’ll be my first time there. Its relatively new.

    Well she confirmed it today. Ha!

    She did! In a roundabout way, but its a start! Lol.

    I wish I could go, but the cheapest airfare is $300.

    I would have a very hard time buying that ticket knowing she lived that close to me. Hopefully she’ll do some local shows. Do you think its difficult to do shows there? I wonder if people in other parts of the country appreciate her more.

    Love the Allison reference @ 2:23 in the first video.

    Rocker, bitches! Haha! Love that, too. And that high school girl was amazing!

    I can’t deal with that voting thing he’s doing. Did you look at the whole thing? Way too complicated for me. Plus, I think he made some odd choices.

    Hmm… what is soon?

    May 22!! Woot!

  • Lauren88

    Good Luck!!

    Thanks! I survived! Lol.

    Hopefully she’ll do some local shows. Do you think its difficult to do shows there? I wonder if people in other parts of the country appreciate her more.

    It sure would be nice. I am not sure why she never does shows in L.A. It seems like there would be a lot of options even if it was just smaller clubs. Maybe it is her age?

    Rocker, bitches! Haha! Love that, too. And that high school girl was amazing!

    She was! I never get tired of the Allison mentions. Glad they have not forgotten about her.

    I can’t deal with that voting thing he’s doing. Did you look at the whole thing? Way too complicated for me. Plus, I think he made some odd choices.

    It is definitely a little confusing. I just voted in Allison’s round, but I don’t really get how the rounds are working overall.

    May 22!! Woot!

    Haha! True. I guess I was thinking in terms of possible song releases. I want to buy something! I am so excited at the thought of actually seeing Allison (from youtube. lol) for more than 1 minute. We haven’t seen much of her since September. Wow!

  • alli lurker

    I want to buy something!

    Haha! Me, too! You got somethin’ to sell Allison?

    In other news… I’m so annoyed with Idol after that show last night – and not because they dissed poor Haley (eye roll). (I think they did that to get people riled up to vote for her, which it sounds like they did… which is fine. I’d rather have her stick around than some of the others.) I’m mostly annoyed with how fake and contrived the whole show has become. Maybe it always was, but it just seems so obvious now. The standing ovations for EVERYTHING, the ridiculous comments, the James crying thing, and the young Lauren getting her confidence back… it all just seems so fake to me. The only thing I’m looking forward to is Slezak’s lampooning of Jacob’s No Air performance, lol. That has got to go down as one of the Top 10 worst Idol performances.

    ETA: I think Allison should write a song called “Don’t Wanna Be Lied To”. About how it seems like there’s so much bs in the world nowadays. What’s real? Its hard to tell. (Do I sound like an old cranky person? Yes? Haha!) ETA2: I like this idea because it works on a personal level (as in a relationship) and on a broader level (Idol, media, politicians, corporations).

    The good news is that I don’t have to watch Idol for the next couple of weeks cuz I’m leaving on Saturday for Hawaii! (It’s an anniversary trip… I know, I’m a brat!) I’ll get back just in time for U2 & Allison in FL. Life is good.

  • alli lurker

    AllisonIraheta

    @Maracev full band may 22nd and 45 min set:)

    Holy shit!!!

    Somebody better be down there with a really, really good HD camera!!! Wish I was goin’!!!

  • Lauren88

    I think Allison should write a song called “Don’t Wanna Be Lied To”. About how it seems like there’s so much bs in the world nowadays. What’s real? Its hard to tell.

    Oh I am sure she would be great at this. She probably has some good stories from the last 2 years that she could use.

    The good news is that I don’t have to watch Idol for the next couple of weeks cuz I’m leaving on Saturday for Hawaii! (It’s an anniversary trip… I know, I’m a brat!) I’ll get back just in time for U2 & Allison in FL. Life is good.

    Wow! Life is definitely good. I will be working on a statistical analysis presentation. Ha! That sounds amazing. I have always wanted to go to Hawaii. Have a great time and happy anniversary! I will be thinking of you sipping Mai Tais. Lol.

  • Lauren88

    Holy shit!!!

    My exact reaction! Lol

    Somebody better be down there with a really, really good HD camera!!! Wish I was goin’!!!

    Now I am even more jealous of those who get to go. I think we will get video. We know enough in advance that someone will be there. So who is in this band? Interesting… Now I really want newer songs.

  • PRMari

    I’m going to this event :D I’m Maracev BTW lol

  • Lauren88

    I’m going to this event I’m Maracev BTW lol

    Awesome! You will have to tell us all about it. We can live vicariously through you. Lol.

  • PRMari

    There’s going to be a few hardcore Allison fans at this event, so I’m sure we’ll get some good footage for everyone :D

  • jordison

    The good news is that I don’t have to watch Idol for the next couple of weeks cuz I’m leaving on Saturday for Hawaii!

    Hey alli lurker, where are you going to be? My wife and I will be in Kauai 5/12-5/17. Connecting through Honolulu but won’t be spending any time there.

    As for Allison, with my old ears I can’t really hear anything from the teaser in the background.

    I’ve been lurking here every now and then, but pretty much haven’t had much time to check the board lately. Really looking forward to getting some good video and reports from her performance.

    As for Idol this year, after finding out that Casey was a longtime friend of one of my nieces (not the one that auditioned) I decided to check out this season. I got hooked on Haley after the Moanin duet, so I guess you could call me a member of Team Haley now. Still, nobody sings Janis like Allison.

  • alli lurker

    PRMari says:
    05/05/2011 at 7:52 pm

    I’m going to this event

    Hooray! Take videos PLEASE!!! And have a great time!!!

    Lauren88 says:
    05/05/2011 at 6:30 pm

    So who is in this band?

    That’s what I want to know!

    Statistical analysis ya say.. math major?

    jordison says:
    05/06/2011 at 9:32 am

    I got hooked on Haley after the Moanin duet, so I guess you could call me a member of Team Haley now.

    Well look at you… goin all Haley on us. Gonna change your name to jordisoney? :)

    My wife and I will be in Kauai 5/12-5/17.

    We’re going to 2 islands, Kauai just might be one of them (cuz its my favorite and site of our honeymoon), and I might happen to be there the same time as you (what are the freakin’ odds!).

    But I gotta say jordy, this is kinda freakin’ me out right now! What part of the island are you stayin?

    Leaving tomorrow and really busy today, but I’ll check back again. I’ll have internet access on the trip, too.

  • jordison

    But I gotta say jordy, this is kinda freakin’ me out right now! What part of the island are you stayin?

    Lihue. If all goes as planned we should be having dinner at Duke’s Thursday night.

    Gonna change your name to jordisoney?

    No. But maybe jordisoneycas? I actually think Haley and Casey would be a good bluesy-jazzy duo, better than either of them going solo, so I’m not sure if winning would actually be the best result for Haley. I like Haley, but I think the chemistry with Casey and the contrast between their personalities works really well for both of them as they play off each other. And that boy needs to be kept occupied and in check before he injures someone in the audience. :)

  • alli lurker

    Lihue. If all goes as planned we should be having dinner at Duke’s Thursday night.

    Okay, good to know. Are you a late diner or an early diner? Any distinguishing features… large pegasus tattoo, maybe? Do we need a password?

    I’m still undecided… not sure I want to give up my anonymity, or explain to my husband why a man I met on the internet is now on the same small island in the middle of the pacific. Awkward! (Although I’m sure he’d love your San Fran in the 60’s stories!) Anyway, I’m gonna leave it up in the air… but I will say if you’re there too early I probably won’t see you.

    I like Haley, but I think the chemistry with Casey and the contrast between their personalities works really well for both of them as they play off each other.

    They ARE cute together! Like Steve and Eydie…

  • Lauren88

    There’s going to be a few hardcore Allison fans at this event, so I’m sure we’ll get some good footage for everyone

    Yay! Thank you :)

    I’ve been lurking here every now and then, but pretty much haven’t had much time to check the board lately. Really looking forward to getting some good video and reports from her performance.

    So glad to hear from you jordison! Hopefully Allison will give us a lot to talk about in 2 weeks!

    I got hooked on Haley after the Moanin duet, so I guess you could call me a member of Team Haley now. Still, nobody sings Janis like Allison.

    We are on the same team jordison. Haley is definitely the most interesting this year to me. I hope she doesn’t go out fourth like Allison.

    That’s what I want to know!

    I’m sure Dave will be there. Maybe this Jesse guy who she seems to be working with?

    Statistical analysis ya say.. math major?

    Accounting. I like numbers!

    I’m still undecided… not sure I want to give up my anonymity, or explain to my husband why a man I met on the internet is now on the same small island in the middle of the pacific. Awkward!

    Haha! Sorry to barge in on your conversation, but this was too funny. It could be a little hard to explain. Sounds like you both have some exciting plans. Hope you both have a great time!

  • jordison

    Okay, good to know. Are you a late diner or an early diner? Any distinguishing features… large pegasus tattoo, maybe? Do we need a password?

    Probably around 6:30 unless our flight is real late – sunset should be a little after 7:00 and we’re hoping for a view. We’ll probably be the ones wearing cheap Hawaiian shirts with fresh airport leis. :) (Not really). Seriously, my wife may need to have the wheelchair, or at least have her cane with her. No tattoos – we look really straight. Password: Allyloha. So, if you approach the wrong people they’ll just think you said Aloha (but didn’t know how to say it).

    I’m still undecided… not sure I want to give up my anonymity, or explain to my husband why a man I met on the internet is now on the same small island in the middle of the pacific. Awkward!

    Same here. Except I don’t have a husband. :) Actually, my wife doesn’t even know what MJ’s blog is, or what a blog is for that matter, so I would have a lot of “splaining” to do. Anyway, don’t go out of your way if you have other plans, or let this stress you out. Either way would be fine.

  • jordison

    Okay, good to know. Are you a late diner or an early diner? Any distinguishing features… large pegasus tattoo, maybe? Do we need a password?

    Probably around 6:30 unless our flight is real late – sunset should be a little after 7:00 and we’re hoping for a view. We’ll probably be the ones wearing cheap Hawaiian shirts with fresh airport leis. :) (Not really). Seriously, my wife may need to have the wheelchair, or at least have her cane with her. No tattoos – we look really straight. Password: Allyloha. So, if you approach the wrong people they’ll just think you said Aloha (but didn’t know how to say it).

    I’m still undecided… not sure I want to give up my anonymity, or explain to my husband why a man I met on the internet is now on the same small island in the middle of the pacific. Awkward!

    Same here. Except I don’t have a husband. :) Actually, my wife doesn’t even know about this blog, or what a blog is for that matter, so I would have a lot of “splaining” to do. Anyway, don’t go out of your way if you have other plans, or let this stress you out. Either way would be fine.

  • Lauren88

    I hope you two are having a great time!

    Allison sighting!
    http://twitpic.com/4wvifn

    That is quite a tattoo. I think her hair looks better without the added colors (unless it is red). I can’t wait until next Sunday!

  • Lauren88

    1st day of rehearsals!! Stoked to finally get my ass on tHat stage again!

    Wahoo! No one is more excited than us. Lol. Also, I love her new twitter picture. She looks fantastic.

    http://a0.twimg.com/profile_images/1353605260/Allison-Iraheta1119.jpg

  • Lauren88

    Oh and damn it I am now invested in this season. Haley has been growing on me for weeks and now I care. I hate that. It was so nice last season to not like anyone. Hopefully she makes it to the final 2. That was what I always wanted for Allison. I actually never wanted her to win because there is so much pressure to sell a certain amount of albums when you win. This means I will be voting again wednesday. Lol.

  • Lauren88

    Booo! Being invested is absolutely awful. Lol. This reminds me of how I felt two years ago :( Allison videos from Sunday will cheer me up!

    Hope you two are doing well.

  • alli lurker

    Booo! Being invested is absolutely awful.

    So sorry, Lauren, but this is Country Idol now… the rest of us have moved on to The Voice. Lol. I seriously thought Lauren was going home because she looked the saddest at the beginning of the show. (I think they know before the show.)

    I’d bet money that we’ll see more of Haley, though. Wasn’t that great how she was singing with her whole family as the band? Her sister’s really cute, too. Maybe they could do a family reality show. I’ve already said I think she’d be a great actress.

    Password: Allyloha. So, if you approach the wrong people they’ll just think you said Aloha (but didn’t know how to say it).

    You crack me up! Sorry it didn’t work out, jordison. We arrived from the Big Island that evening and had an exasperating car rental experience, so I thought it best that we just get to the resort and stay there. Plus… it was raining. Plus… I had been going back and forth in my head about whether or not to show up and that morning I woke up and thought…. if I was your wife and some strange woman (who was younger than me!) just showed up out of nowhere and started talking to my husband like she knew him, I’d be pretty pissed. There’s gotta be something in the marriage playbook that says this is a bad idea. I just did not feel good about it.

    That being said, I did go to Duke’s on Sunday for late lunch/happy hour. I was checking out the older gents out of the corner of my eye, but I don’t think you were there. Pretty setting. Lots of chickens. I had a salad, a Nadine’s Mai Tai, and a Lava Flow. (I’m hoping the healthy salad made up for the 1,000 calorie drinks.) Mr. Lurker had a good burger.

    Did either of you see Vicci vs. Niki on The Voice? Wow!

  • jordison

    That being said, I did go to Duke’s on Sunday for late lunch/happy hour

    Funny, we had lunch at Duke’s downstairs Barefoot Bar on Sunday also, I think somewhere between 1-2 PM. We had a primo view table up front with the chickens. Made friends with the rooster. Parked the wheelchair off to the side by the bar. My wife and I both had Shrimp and Crab Louie salads. Afterwards we wandered over to the Kalapaki Beach Hut for a shave ice. We actually ate lunch at Duke’s 3 times (the fish tacos and Mahi Mahi sandwich were also quite good), and had dinner twice upstairs. We also had dinner once at the Portofino next door. We stayed at the Marriott, so we were lazy. Went to an outdoor luau Sunday evening at the Hyatt in Poipu, and the weather (finally!) was perfect. Also had dinner Friday night at the Beach House (food was terrible) and lunch Saturday in Hanalei at the Hanalei Dolphin (very good fish). My wife can’t drink because of medications, but I managed a few Mai Tais and Pina Coladas at Dukes. Flew home via Honolulu on Tuesday.

    I agree that a surprise (to our spouses) encounter would have been awkward, but it’s just an amusing coincidence to think we were there at the same time.

    I’d bet money that we’ll see more of Haley, though. Wasn’t that great how she was singing with her whole family as the band?

    Haley’s exit really reminded me a lot of Allison’s. The girl, unlike Lauren (the singer, not Lauren88 :) ) has a lot of guts. I think she’ll do well. I still think that it wouldn’t be a bad idea for her and Casey to form a duo, since they apparently have great chemistry together.

    Watching Haley’s exit song I couldn’t help noticing Lauren and Scotty in the background. How uninspiring – hardly a dynamic duo. I happen to like country music, but for those two – yawn.

  • jordison

    Did you guys catch this interview?

    http://www.alliholics.com/2011/05/19/catching-up-with-allison-iraheta-at-the-narm-convention/

    Allison seems to have matured quite a bit in her interview skills. Notice how she said, regarding this year’s AI contestants, “I’m a big fan of all of them,” and then, more quietly, “especially Haley.”

    Aloha

  • Lauren88

    Yay you both are back! Hope your vacations were fun and relaxing.

    I’d bet money that we’ll see more of Haley, though.

    I hope so! I just wanted the guarantee of an album by making the final two. Interesting Nigel tweets about “Haley’s record.” Hmm…. And the 25 million votes she got out of the 95 million. I bet it was 25-30 million for Lauren and Scotty is 40+ million.

    Lava Flow

    That is what I am talking about. Forget the drinks! LOL. (I am assuming this is like a molten chocolate cake?)

    Did either of you see Vicci vs. Niki on The Voice? Wow!

    I saw the first episode .They need to have it on earlier. I did hear this performance a few times though on their promos for the show. Very cool! It is too bad that one has to get cut. It makes for drama and fun, but then someone actually has to go. I may watch it more once Idol is over.

    Haley’s exit really reminded me a lot of Allison’s

    It did. I don’t think Lauren would have made it through a song. She was freaking out when she was in the bottom two next to Jacob.

    Allison seems to have matured quite a bit in her interview skills. Notice how she said, regarding this year’s AI contestants, “I’m a big fan of all of them,” and then, more quietly, “especially Haley.”

    Seems like a lot of the past contestants liked Haley. Nice!

    “I am really working hard to make it right this time.” Oh yeah! Man I am curious about what went on with JIVE. Ha! “Dark, bluesy rock.” Yes please! I will try to be patient :)

  • alli lurker

    (I am assuming this is like a molten chocolate cake?)

    Nope, it’s a drink! LOL! But it IS dessert-ish… kind of like a pina colada, but it has a ribbon of strawberry liquer running through it that looks like lava. It’s really good!!! That and Mai Tai’s are all I drink there, but I don’t drink them anywhere else.

    it’s just an amusing coincidence to think we were there at the same time.

    We were there on the EXACT same dates. I was also in Hanalei on Saturday. Stayed at the Hyatt, but didn’t go to the luau. (Did you like it?) Like two ships passing in the night, it’s all pretty freaky…

    I thought maybe you were on my flight home (went from Lihue to LAX to Denver) and was even going to ask you if you were wearing a green shirt!

    Getting ready for U2!!!!
    Vertigo

  • jordison

    (I am assuming this is like a molten chocolate cake?)

    At Duke’s, this would be their famous Hula Pie, which is macadamia nut ice cream piled high on a chocolate cookie crust and topped with chocolate fudge, whipped cream, and more macadamia nuts. It’s really good, but massive. My wife and I shared one but couldn’t finish it. We only dared try it because we got a free one through the Marriott Vacation Club.

    Stayed at the Hyatt, but didn’t go to the luau. (Did you like it?)

    We enjoyed it very much. This was the first time in weeks that they were able to have it outdoors, because of the weather. The weather was perfect that night. The show was enjoyable (not spectacular – but we didn’t expect that) and the food was decent enough for a buffet. The staff was very accommodating. All in all a very pleasant experience. Other luaus on Kauai have had generally better reviews, but the negatives of being in a hot and humid, or mosquito infested environment turned us off to those. Plus we wanted a luau on Sunday, not Friday like most of the others.

    I was also in Hanalei on Saturday.

    Did you walk through the shops at Ching Young Village? We bought our son a “boobie” tee shirt at a custom tee shirt shop, spent a few minutes in the jewelry shop, bought some coffee, salt, etc. at another shop.

    I thought maybe you were on my flight home (went from Lihue to LAX to Denver) and was even going to ask you if you were wearing a green shirt!

    Nope. We took the Tuesday 10 am HAL flight to Honolulu and connected to the 1:50 PM HAL flight to LAX. We chose to connect so we could take the brand new A330 airbus. Hawaiian Airlines was wonderful – they were so friendly and helpful with my wife’s situation and her wheelchair. BTW, when we were in Hanalei my wife walked with her cane – we left the chair in the car.

    Back to Allison to stay on topic – looking forward to some reports on the concert!

  • Lauren88

    Nope, it’s a drink! LOL!

    Oops! Haha. Bummer.

    Getting ready for U2!!!!

    Hope you had a great time!

    You two probably saw each other and don’t even know it! LOL.

    http://twitpic.com/50rn6p

  • alli lurker

    At Duke’s, this would be their famous Hula Pie, which is macadamia nut ice cream piled high on a chocolate cookie crust and topped with chocolate fudge, whipped cream, and more macadamia nuts.

    OMG, I should have gotten that!! Yum! (BTW, our favorite meal on Kauai was at the new Merriman’s in Poipu. Both the Scallops and the Mongchong were amazing. And I know I talk about drinking too much, but the one Mai Tai I had there knocked me on my ass. It was ridiculous!)

    The staff was very accommodating. All in all a very pleasant experience.

    Good to know. I’ve been to one luau (on Maui), so I didn’t think I needed to go again (seen one, seen em all), but maybe I’ll try this one next time.

    Did you walk through the shops at Ching Young Village?

    I don’t know the names of the shops, but we stopped at the touristy shops on the right hand side (as you come in from the south). I heard there was a great pizza place there, so we stopped for lunch. We only went to a couple of other places, and my husband took a picture of my face in the mermaid cut out, re-creating the magic of the last time we were there and took the same picture.

    I don’t recall seeing anyone with a cane.

    We bought our son a “boobie” tee shirt at a custom tee shirt shop

    Should I know what this is? Lol.

    We took the Tuesday 10 am HAL flight to Honolulu and connected to the 1:50 PM HAL flight to LAX.

    Lucky you. We always take that overnight flight and I never sleep well.

    Hope you had a great time!

    I did, thanks! You’ve probably seen pictures of the “claw” and “spaceship” stage they have. (They even had a little feature about it on the Billboard Awards show tonight.) It was very cool… definitely the spectacle I was hoping for. Favorite songs were Pride and Vertigo.

    But… given a choice, I would have preferred to have been in Florida this afternoon for Allison’s set! (Awww…)

    Anxiously awaiting details, pics, vids…

  • alli lurker

    I guess I’m in trouble (moderation)… sorry MJ.

    Maybe we should start tweetin or tumblin guys.

  • jordison

    It would be nice if there were enough info from today’s Allison concert to start a new thread.

    Any reports – PR Mari? I can’t understand security being so tight for a “one shot” concert. It’s not like letting people take pictures is going to inhibit sales at future performances.

    alli lurker – everything in moderation, as they say. :) BTW, I still haven’t learned the ins and outs of tweeting, and what in the world is tumblin?

  • alli lurker

    Hi jordison – Tumbler is kind of like twitter, but you can post pictures and you’re not limited by number of characters (obviously an issue for us! My moderated post was long, btw). I’m not sure how comments work. Maybe we could potentially share a site so we could all add stuff. Just a thought.

    I’m no techno geek, either, so we’d have to look into it. Maybe Lauren can help before we all get kicked off of here.

  • jordison

    alli lurker, my last post was in mod for a day or so and then released. I think we’re OK as long as we try to keep it clean and stay somewhat on topic. It sure would be nice though if there were some updated Allison stuff to talk about.

  • alli lurker

    alli lurker, my last post was in mod for a day or so and then released

    Interesting…

    But no more Hawaiian travelogues, I guess.

    Its late and I need to sleep. Here’s hoping for concert info tomorrow! Hopefully I’ll “see” you then.

  • alli lurker

    Love the set list from yesterday… Creep? Genius! (I’m gonna start calling her creep, lol.) She sounded awesome on it, too. There’s a weird video of the song on the Alliholics site, but the audio is really good.

    Also love that Tim Stewart was there. She needs a band like that. (No offense, Immerman. Love that you went to the dungeon in NOLA, btw.)

  • alli lurker

    Timesaver:

    Creep

    Love it!!

  • alli lurker

    American Idol Viewing Party

    Can either of you go to this? PLEASE???
    And take videos? PLEASE???

  • Lauren88

    Maybe we should start tweetin or tumblin guys.

    Yeah I am getting nervous. Lol. I don’t want to cross any lines. I have heard of tumbler, but don’t really know what it is. Is it easy?

    I can’t understand security being so tight for a “one shot” concert. It’s not like letting people take pictures is going to inhibit sales at future performances.

    I don’t get it either. What is the big deal? They must know our desperation. Haha!

    Maybe we could potentially share a site so we could all add stuff. Just a thought.
    I’m no techno geek, either, so we’d have to look into it. Maybe Lauren can help before we all get kicked off of here.

    Oops! I read your posts in order and then write comments in a separate word document. I don’t know anything about this, however going by your description alli lurker a shared one could be good. I would like that.

    Timesaver:
    Creep
    Love it!!

    This is awesome and hilarious all at once. Lol.

    Can either of you go to this? PLEASE???
    And take videos? PLEASE???

    I would love to, but probably can’t. I looked it up and it is 2 hours away from my house. If it wasn’t the middle of the week I would go. Maybe jordison lives closer?

  • Lauren88

    “No more pop bull crap. A year after I was dropped from Jive, I really found my sound — darker, bluesier, like Nine Inch Nails meets Lauryn Hill, sexy and different. I’m really proud of what I’ve done writing-wise.”

    You know she didn’t say crap. Lol.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/idol-worship/american-idol-finalists-are-they-190334

  • Lauren88

    I am creating my own tumblr. This is funny. I will post a link when I am done. You guys should join too. It seems easy. You just need an email address, a password and a screen name. Then I think you follow other people?

  • Lauren88

    http://prettyinpinkcupcakes.tumblr.com/

    I have no clue what I am doing. I can’t seem to figure out how to add posts without going to the dashboard page. If you 2 join I can follow you :)

    ETA: I may change this once I figure out how to use it. There seems to be a lot you can do with the overall look. Dangerous for someone who is as anal as I am. LOL.

  • alli lurker

    I am creating my own tumblr.

    Cute! Who knew an accountant could be so artsy? :)

    I’m loving the idea of free speech! I’ve resisted the Alliholics board because you pretty much have to stay on topic there, too. This way we can mix it up.

    But I would rather have one where we could all post – so that everything is in one place. It says its “great for groups”. What do you think? You could have a separate one, too.

    Really sleepy tonight, so I’ll look at it more tomorrow. At least I’ll know where to find you if we all get booted from here!

  • Lauren88

    But I would rather have one where we could all post – so that everything is in one place. It says its “great for groups”. What do you think? You could have a separate one, too.

    I wouldn’t mind sharing one. I need to look into more. I just wonder about logging in since I need my email address to log into the one I created. I will have to look at it more tomorrow too.

    I already changed mine. Haha! I will no doubt change it again tomorrow. Too tired to look anymore. BTW these theme backgrounds are available for free and created by other people. I wish I was that creative. Lol.

    http://wonderandwords.tumblr.com/

    ETA: Guys, when you can, see if you can open one of the posts I made and add a comment.

  • alli lurker

    ETA: Guys, when you can, see if you can open one of the posts I made and add a comment.

    I was able to open the link and it looked like it was going to take a comment from me, but I didn’t put in an email.

    I’m bummed about the lack of video from Allison’s show. I still think she should have someone there shooting videos for her. (She can hire me… I would do it for a free pass and catered food! I am NOT kidding, lol.) All the new stuff she did… it would have been good for her to get more exposure outside of the crowd in attendance. (And I really wanted to see it!! Boo!!) She performs so infrequently, I almost feel like this one was wasted. I hope she does the same set in LA and somebody videos it.

    I saw this today…. Sweet Dreams. Quality is not good.

    jordison – what did you think of Creep?

    It looks like my long comment is out of moderation if you want to read it. Its just before my comment about moderation on page 3.

    Cranky today… haven’t been sleeping well. I think I’m still on Hawaii time.

  • Lauren88

    I was able to open the link and it looked like it was going to take a comment from me, but I didn’t put in an email.

    The one comment I made using my name I put my email address in. It doesn’t show it or anything. If you are not comfortable with that maybe you could create a new one just to use for this?

    I’m bummed about the lack of video from Allison’s show. I still think she should have someone there shooting videos for her.

    Looking at the comments on the alliholics board the security was really tight. People tried to get videos, but they were afraid of being kicked out. I am bummed too :(

    The finale was so boring. I had a small glimmer of hope that Haley might perform. I know that they were going for the drama, but at least there was a chance. Ha!

    I hope you get a good nights rest alli lurker.

  • jordison

    jordison – what did you think of Creep?

    I don’t know – I’d like to reserve judgment until we get a decent video/soundtrack of all (or at least some) of Allison’s new stuff. I know the sound was not bad, but it still wasn’t good enough for me to give a strong opinion. But, I’m still really anxious and optimistic to hear more of Allison. I especially would’ve liked to have heard “D” performed live.

    I wish I could catch Allison tonight, but I’m just getting over a (routine) medical procedure. Also have some other family obligations that make it impossible. I’m guessing, if this is like some of these other similar type situations, that Allison will get to sing one or 2 songs with acoustical accompaniment. So, depends on the songs as to how much I regret missing the live performance.

    Final Kauai comments: alli lurker, looks like we missed each other by a matter of minutes. The Hanalei custom tee shirt shop was on the right side as you approach from the south. If you’re interested in the subject of the tee shirt, google “red footed bird at Kilauea lighthouse.” We also walked right past the cutout, but we didn’t stop to take a picture.

  • Lauren88

    I wish I could catch Allison tonight, but I’m just getting over a (routine) medical procedure.

    Good to hear that it was only routine. Reading on twitter it sounds like as of right now she still has not performed. This is a lot later than I expected.

    I think this has to be one of the most stunning Allison pictures I have ever seen. I love her hair, the dress and her necklace. Wow!

    http://twitpic.com/52j654

    Also here is a close up of her full tattoo. She must have a really high pain tolerance. Lol.

    http://yfrog.com/hsf3bcuj

  • jordison

    Love and Tonight, 2 original songs, acoustic, recorded by Lyndsey Parker, via alliholics:

    Wow!!!! Holy crap!!!

    MJ needs to post this.

    http://www.alliholics.com/2011/05/25/allison-iraheta-at-the-idol-finale-and-finale-watch-party/

  • alli lurker

    Wow!! So much Allison awesomeness today!! I’m overwhelmed!!

    Love the new songs!!! Thank you Lyndsey Parker and Reality Rocks!!!!

    Great interview in today’s headlines!

    And DIFD is up on the Alliholics site. Yay!!!

    So much to take in… but I’m really loving the new songs. She sings her butt off on Love and Tonight’s lyrics are awesome… tonight, I’m someone else’s…. tonight, I’m someone else… tonight, gonna free myself. LOVE THAT!!

  • alli lurker

    You know, I think I’m feeling a Patti Smith (not Smyth, lol) vibe from Allison now. Kind of punk, kind of dark. Wouldn’t she sound great covering Patti’s songs “Because the Night”, or “Dancing Barefoot”? They both have that deep voice. I would love to hear that!!! Classic songs.

    Because the Night
    Dancing Barefoot

    ETA: If I had to pick one, it would probably be Dancing Barefoot. Its not as well known, I think. (And Allison would sound so amazing on it!!!)

    ETA2: Check out the cover of Patti’s compilation album “Land”. The photo looks familiar, no? Coincidence or inspiration?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_(1975–2002)

  • Lauren88

    EEEEEE!!!!

    Wow!! So much Allison awesomeness today!! I’m overwhelmed!!

    Me too! I will be back with comments later. I need to finish listening and taking it all in. LOL.