Allison Iraheta – “Friday I’ll Be Over U” – Music Video Premiere

Eightiespalooza baby!

Check out Allison Iraheta’s music video for her single, “Friday I’ll Be Over U” after the jump. It brings together all the coolest elements of your favorite 80’s music videos. I’m liking this vid A LOT.

Allison’s debut album, Just Like You, drops December 1.

Go go red-headed rocker!

Allison Iraheta ‘ Just Like You ‘ iTunes Pre-order
Allison Iraheta – Just Like You ‘ Amazon

Friday I’ll Be Over U ‘ iTunes
Friday I’ll Be Over U ‘ Amazon

Video after the JUMP…

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170 Comments

  1. It definitely has an 80’s vibe to it. There were a couple of 80’s music inspired babies in Season 8. :) Its a cool video. It actually made me like FIBOU a little bit better.

  2. Colorful, fun, 80’s homage, I love it! She looks gorgeous and I love the two spazzing dancing Allisons near the end of the song, very cool video.

  3. I liked it! Colorful, cool graphics. It does have the 80’s vibe to it. And Allison looks great in it. But looking at her band makes me feel old — is there anyone over the age of 18 in that band?

  4. What a cool video! Definitely has that A-HA vibe, and almost looks like the cover of Paolo Nutini’s record came alive LOL I don’t like that frilly black dress she had on in the middle of the video though.

    This video reminds me of Avril Lavigne’s “He Wasn’t” video

  5. Lol – yes, that would be the homage to the brilliant A-Ha vid for Take on Me.

    She looks so good in the vid! So beautiful – and at times really really reminds me of Kelly Clarkson – not just looks but style too. WTG, Allison!

  6. I really liked this, it’s seems so appropriate for the age group she needs to be aiming at for fans. I’m old and I enjoyed it too, made the song fun. Cute girl, huge talent.

  7. Wow, I’m impressed. I wasn’t sold on the song before, but now with the video it all works. And she looks really good, too. Thinner, trendy clothes, fun attitude and everything seems to fit the song. Well done.

  8. But looking at her band makes me feel old ‘” is there anyone over the age of 18 in that band?

    They are actually all in their early-mid twenties.

  9. This song reminds me of the band The SOUNDS. They have a sort of new wave rock sound just like this.

  10. I don’t love the song, but I LOVE THE VIDEO! Total 80s, A-HA, and also The Go-Gos. I didn’t like the dress, either, but this is such a fun, rocking video.

    Yay, ALLISON! WIN!

    Who is in the band, BTW? Or those random musicians (or actors), or are they members of her new band? (Does she have a band yet?)

  11. Definitely has that A-HA vibe

    The style of the video reminds me of A-Ha too. I like her song better now – I had never heard the whole song – only a snippet. I love all her clothes in this vid!

  12. DARLING!!! I love it! So 80’s! Seriously perfect!

    And I have to say the Verizon commercial at the beginning cracks me up. The iPhone on the Island of Misfit Toys. Bwahahaha!!!

  13. Allison looks great and sounds good. She’s cute! But I think i expected a little more production value. But still I think it works for this song.:)

  14. Who is in the band, BTW? Or those random musicians (or actors), or are they members of her new band? (Does she have a band yet?)

    She does have a band and those ARE her band members, except for the keyboard player. Guitar is David Immerman, bass is Priscilla Fire and Drums is Valerie….something, I forget her name. David is with her at the moment doing the radio tour this week.

  15. i like it.
    it’s a fun video.
    looks like jive didn’t spend much on it which is a good thing.

  16. The vid definitely has an 80’s vibe to it. Very retro and cool! Thanks mj! :)

  17. I loved it…it looks really cute and totally age appropriate…she looks really pretty :)
    and mj, thanks for embedding the video in a smaller than on the yahoo site the quality is much better.
    I hope her radio tour goes well and they start playing her song…especially the Spanish version.

  18. TOTALLY TUBULAR! I’m back in the early 80s! Didn’t I tell you it was going to be retro? Didn’t I? Huh?

    This is so cool. Love the A-Ha reference.

    She did a great job. Notice how they focused prominently on her braces — just before she got them off.

    PRMari, the drummer is Valerie Franco.

    Starr: I don’t like that frilly black dress she had on in the middle of the video though.

    Oh, that dress is so great — right out of the era they’re emulating, along with the hairstyle she had for that same shot.

  19. looks like jive didn’t spend much on it which is a good thing.

    Well, it’s not like those special effects are incredibly cheap but yeah, not a terribly expensive or complicated video, works well with the song and Allison’s colorful and vibrant personality.

  20. OMG! I love it! It was so fun and energetic and just plain awesome. It makes me like FIBOU more (I liked it a lot to begin with, but it was definitely not my favorite based on the snippets I’ve heard so far). I LOVE LOVE the two spazzy dancing Allisons. So funny. I love the whole thing. And the band looks awesome!

  21. YEAH!!!! that’s super cool! i love it. It’s young, fresh, got fun graphics/animation. I think the market is very well targetted (teens) with the song and the video is a perfect fit. It shows how energitic and pretty she is, the outfits are very cool (those of the band too). I like how it goes back and forth between her and the band.
    I think this single has the potential to hit big but i’m not a teen and I have no clue how popular that will be.

  22. what a cute fun video!!! i REALLY hope the song makes it onto the charts!!

  23. JohnM
    Didn’t I tell you it was going to be retro? Didn’t I? Huh?

    UH HUH!! You the man, JohnM!!!

    And did you notice how Lyndsey Parker stole my Patty Smyth/Scandal reference? UH HUH??

    Go Alli, Go Alli, Go Alli

    The band looks great, don’t they? That drummer is all over it!

  24. The song is catchy, so I still have hopes for liking it…love the video though, she looks great! I’m definitely excited for her CD.

  25. @JohnM: Hmm I just think she looks uncomfortable in the dress.

    I love the A-HA parts. Whoever came up with the concept for this video is full of win.

  26. Good for Allison…the video is alot of fun, and Alli owns it! What a little rockstar in the making!

  27. alli lurker: And did you notice how Lyndsey Parker stole my Patty Smyth/Scandal reference? UH HUH??

    Or might I say — OH YEAH!

  28. OMG! I love this video! I love that her band is in it! I love that she is rockin’ out! She looks sooo great in a ponytail (too shallow?) This video makes the song better and should really help with sales!

  29. I’m praying they have made a Spanish version, complete with Spanish lyric graphics, for this. I watch LATV video shows on occasion, and this would get major play. There is practically no usage of green-screen in Spanish contemporary hit music videos. The whole video just holds your attention with the colors, switching and graphics.

  30. So cute that they showed the braces on her teeth! That was clever.

    I love Allison and wish her a long and successful career. This song is not interesting to me, but I will still buy her album and I think there will probably be a couple of songs I like.

    She looks really great in the video, I hope it works well for her!

  31. Yeah, the braces were a nice touch.

    I just love Allie. I can’t wait to hear more than snippets.

    The vid was made of win, and yes, I heart the Aha parts.

  32. I love Allison and wish her a long and successful career. This song is not interesting to me,

    It’s not interesting to me, either. And that makes me happy! Allison shouldn’t be appealing to me and my age group. But, I’ll be cheering for her behind the scenes.

  33. I heart Allison. oh mah lawd.

    I’m loving that there’s a very energetic, female drummer. This is all so much win…I really hope she charts!

  34. I feel like a killjoy, I liked it, but yeah, definitely could tell it was on the cheap. And yeah, good to go for the ’80s thing, I always thought it had some of it as part of the song.

    But thing is for me, I happen to be a fan of nuevo ’80s bands and their videos, like “Ice Cream” – New Young Pony Club Yummy or The Hives Walk Idiot Walk video Triple Word Tastic! The Gossip’s Standing In The Way Of Control DIAF H8TE
    So yeah it’s even cheap looking to me compared to the way that it’s supposed to look cheap and simplistic. And kind of boring as a video.

    But I like the song and do this video helps sell it by putting it in the pop-punk ’80s context and I’ve always thought of an enjoyed the song in.

  35. Allison shouldn’t be appealing to me and my age group.

    What the….? Allison appeals to a wide range of people. That’s what’s so great about her! Join the party.

  36. Not too huge on the song, but I LOVE the video. She’s so amazing. I wish we were married……

    Wait, what?

  37. alli lurker:

    Allison shouldn’t be appealing to me and my age group.

    What the’ ¦.? Allison appeals to a wide range of people. That’s what’s so great about her! Join the party.

    Exactly. Cripe, I love plenty of artists who are young enough to be my kids.

    Plus, along those lines, this video can appeal to the young folk and to us old folks who remember those early videos.

  38. Starr: Hmm I just think she looks uncomfortable in the dress.

    Seriously???? The very best bit of sassy, confident delivery she does in the whole video is while she’s wearing that dress, when she does the “you gotta go” line.

  39. I have a grueling day scheduled at the VAMC tomorrow. Glad this vid got out early. Yeah, JohnM, I smiled when I saw the braces featured. Got a kik out of her playing dressup, too. A great first vid, I thought!

  40. I like the video a lot. It looks good and, for me, it improves the song … greatly. Allison (and her band) look fabulous; absolutely fabulous. And the whole package comes off light and fluffy and poppy and funky and … it ooozes Avril Levigne. I’m afraid that I kinda get lost in the Avril Levigne of it.

    I hope that it does really well but I’m seriously in mourning for the edgy Allison; the rougher, boozy, chronic smoker sounding Allison … that wouldn’t have been happy in a cartoon. My god it is so sticky sweet high school girlish. After the song, they’re going to break out their diaries and talk about “boys”. OMG

    But, I’m clinging to one image of Allison when this one sorta works too. And it will probably sell a whole lot more CD’s. She really does clean up good and with the braces she doesn’t look too far out of place. Actually, she looks really very pretty.

    I’ll watch the video a few more times and try to overcome my grief. The graphics are cool and and the whole thing looks good and really is fun so I think I’ll lighten up and work myself into liking it more and more … At least I’m going to try because Allison is awfully hard to dislike and she’s so talented.

    But still … sniff, sniff, tears … bubble gum … ahhhhhh … cute … more tears …

    knowing what we do of Allison, can you imagine her talking the way that she’s singing … ooooh quite a stretch isn’t it? I can only picture her doing a parody

  41. NewFan: I hope that it does really well but I’m seriously in mourning for the edgy Allison; the rougher, boozy, chronic smoker sounding Allison

    Hey NewFan, have you listened to the clips from her album? There are some gorgeous husky “old Allison” parts in quite a few of them. Some highlights — or should I say lowlights because it’s her lower register that’s so beautiful — are the ends of the clips of Pieces and D Is For Dangerous, plus the clip of Trouble Is. Have faith!

  42. The song is a good, fun, age appropriate fit for Allison and I totally loved the video. They got it right. Kept the rocker in tact and didn’t try to turn her into Miley or some other generic clone.

    As others have said, had an immediate flashback to A-Ha’s “Take Me On” and Scandal’s “Good-Bye to You.” Also The Go-Gos “Our Lips are Sealed.”

    Was really glad I could understand FIBOU’s lyrics. On AI and tour, I had some serious WTF moments trying to understand what Allison was saying. Made me think of a Joe Cocker video and his misheard lyrics (also known as mondegreens) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpJZVfeRK1c&feature=fvw

    Retro 80s vibe is more than fine with me. Happy for you, Allison. You go, girl!

  43. thanks JohnM!!!

    You give me hope… :smile: I haven’t heard the snippets, so I’ll try to keep the faith and go to have a listen … (Pieces, D is for Dangerous, Trouble is)

  44. Great video. Lots of fun.

    I like the look of the band. They fit in well with the young vibe that they are going with for Alli.

    She’s a great performer and does a fantastic job here. Yay!

  45. I, for one am definitely old enough to be her mom … and I love it! It’s fun and it’s our little Alli!! Go Alli!

  46. OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG !!!
    I think I can die rite now n go to heaven…I have seen this video…Going for 100 x times b4 going to bed tonite (does that make me weird, I just love it)

    She’s a ROCK GODDESS !!!

    Allison, will u marry me when u turn 18?

  47. I have already spotted my favorites in the video: all the looks. the angel eyes (‘Their eyes were watching God’…anyone?), the 1st chorus with the intro of the band, the foot stomping at the end, the smurk…GOSH, I LOVE IT ALL REALLY!!!
    lol

    Go ALLI !!!

  48. Allison, will u marry me when u turn 18?

    Too late, I called dibs and I have a picture with her after meeting her in the after-concert meet and greet, we are so married when she turns 18. Of course, when I met her I was already on one knee, she probably thought it was too soon >_>.

    I like the lips couch.

  49. Too late, I called dibs and I have a picture with her after meeting her in the after-concert meet and greet, we are so married when she turns 18.

    I think YOU are too late.

  50. Too late, I called dibs and I have a picture with her after meeting her in the after-concert meet and greet, we are so married when she turns 18.

    WTF r u talkin about? I loved her b4 she was on Idol, I am part of her street team. Bought both iTunes and physical copy pre-orders of her album, tweets about her everyday (started tweeting because of her really)…You don’t know me, son

    Love is a weapon and it’s turning me to dust…A is for Allison!!! LOL

  51. OMG when did she get so pretty???? Love everything: the video, the song, the band (especially that crazy looking drummer chick, lol). Dunno if I will ever get used to her spazy hand motions though, haha. xD

  52. Nice vid! Best Idol vid so far, but I guess that’s not saying too much. I’m liking the highly saturated colors and spontaneous feel of it. Great vid and probably for a low cost too.

  53. This song has totally grown on me. I’m not bothered by the similarities to other songs at all any more. I’m sooo happy too! I’m more anxious about her stuff than any of the others.

    I liked the video. Surprisingly indie modern. Well, a couple of years old, but that’s down right cutting edge for an Idol contestant!

    I didn’t even realize she had braces! I agree, good move to show them.

    My only complaint is that some of the cuts were unnecessary. Too many quick cuts, when a slightly longer shot might have shown more movement. A little too much caffeine that day, I think…I hope it was just caffeine…

  54. Ugh. This looks like something straight from the Disney channel.

    They did it right then!

  55. She is the cutest little thing! Love the song for her…love the video! Too damn cute! Wish her tremendous success!

  56. Great song, fantastic styling (Allison never looked better), pipes that can wail deeper, richer and higher than Joan Jett ‘“ ‘Oh Yeah’ – Allison’s gonna hit big with this.

    Miley who?

  57. Priscilla the bass player kicks ass here too, and a hottie.
    BTW, they’re all over 20. Someone asked up thread if they were minors.
    Can’t wait to see them live

  58. F***ing great song to debut with. I love it !!! Kind of song that would have been my theme song through HS, as rebel I was Too!!!!! The vid is so cool,
    and has fun and funky imagery. Her change ups and different looks are very contempory, she looks just adorable, and she is just getting prettier!!!
    Allison is standing on the precipice of becoming THE ROCKER CHICK!!

  59. Great vid which perfectly matches the album cover. Based on 30sec snippets JLY album is very good and has a rock edge. FIBOU is still not my favorite though.

  60. OMG when did she get so pretty????

    Hehe, she’s always been pretty but Idol apparently just didn’t get that memo.

  61. Princessdi
    You’re not the only one with that prediction!

    Love the video and the fact that her band is with her. The video itself is really original :D

  62. I like the video much more than the song…too Averil Lavinge for my taste. There’s not one thing unique about this song and/or video. There are a couple of songs on her album that I like. Unfortunately, I don’t download singles…I buy albums or nothing, so I doubt I’ll be buying hers. She’s young, however, and if she goes in the direction I hope she goes, I’ll be buying future albums.

  63. aww – this is fun – very Allison and it has an 80’s vibe. Hopefully it will pump up the single sales.

    Very nicely done!

  64. Cute Cute video, I hope she blows Miley out of the water, if kids get to see this. Perfect for her age, in a couple of years she will be blowing the adult videos out of the water, hang in there Allison, Her voice sounded great too!

  65. OMG when did she get so pretty????

    Allison has always been pretty!!

    Love the video. It’s very age appropriate and fun and the song is awesome!

  66. This is fun and youthful. It makes me like the song more. I liked the use of the green screen, the flashy and bright colors, the costume and hair changes. She looks great sitting on the lips couch in that circle skirt.

    Negatives – the sketchbook animations looked out of place and amateurish and a few too many quick cuts. While I loved her overall look (she rocked the ponytail) when she sang near the stacked speakers, the split with 2 of her didn’t quite work for me.

    Really good idea to feature the band in it. They were rocking. As someone said upthread, it reminded me of the Go-Gos.

    She has a hit with this.

  67. This video pretty much indicates exactly to whom Allison is going to be marketed….and I think it is very very appropriate. She will be a breath of fresh air for the tween/teen set and will be more real than the disney girls they are used to….and she will be someone they can “grow up” with.

    And, those of us a “little” older can really enjoy her too…’cause she isn’t just cute but there is a lot of vocal depth in that girl. She’ll be a nice slow burn on the music stage and she’ll be able to keep blossoming as she and her demographic age. They won’t abondon her as they will the Disney princesses.

    Good Job, Miss Alli. I enjoyed it thoroughly. It had a Monkey’s vibe and (no matter what other’s think) they were as popular as the Beatles back in my day!!

  68. I agree with everything you said, Tess–I’m one of those “little olders” and enjoyed the video. Rock on Alison!

  69. Miss Chaos
    11/19/2009 at 7:50 am
    Cute Cute video, I hope she blows Miley out of the water

    THIS!

  70. She really has the goods, in so many ways. I sure hope that this is the beginning of great things for Allison.

  71. I love the video, it reminds me a lot of Ida Maria’s I Like You So Much Better When You’re Naked and Serena Maneesh’s Drive Me Home The Lonely Nights. Very Scandinavian, anyone know who made it?

  72. very very nice. she’s so pretty on the couch. good job Allison.

  73. LOVE it. Age appropriate, playful, good technique opening her mouth, she looks beautiful and my favorite signature moves claw hand and foot stomp weren’t removed from her. Seeing her braces was so cute. They shoulda had a group of girlfriends cheering her on in one spot though. Long career hopes for Allison.

  74. Well, I liked it but it’s not something I would buy. However I’d be very surprised if it doesn’t pan out to be a big hit with the tweens. Allison looks and sounds great and contrary to Simon’s remarks, she does have personality and it shows. I think this is a great beginning and I’ll probably be watching her career and buying her music at some point when she’s a little older and can sing about more mature stuff. This is just the beginning for Allison.

  75. Sound reminiscent of “The Go-G0’s”.

    Hasn’t she had braces for a long time now?

  76. This is a great video; teenagers will love it. This girl has a great career ahead of her. All of her personality shows on the video-great job Allison!

  77. Perfect for her! I luved the video! I hope she wipes Miley off the map too. Best video so far!

  78. Love it! 80’s-cool.

    Love the colors, the band, the rocker chick vibe, the ponytail look, the glamed-up look in the couch, the 80’s references, everything.

    With the exception of not as much promotion as I would like (and I can be talked down on that), I love every step that Jive and Allison are taking.

  79. I think this is a great beginning and I’ll probably be watching her career and buying her music at some point when she’s a little older and can sing about more mature stuff. This is just the beginning for Allison.

    Make sure you check out her album. This song is the only one that it’s completely teen oriented. She does have waaaayyy more mature music in her album. Maybe the entire album isn’t your cup of tea but again, check her individual songs when you can, there is some great stuff in there.

  80. Since I don’t know anything about any other pop culture artist of the past 2 decades (other then their names), I don’t have to compare Allison to anyone, I can only see her as a “star in her own right” – That is why I am going to be happy to follow her career.

    Great job with the video – I wonder if Allison wore invisalign braces while she was on Idol, because “I” thought they usually tok top and bottom off together, and her top is pretty tight, which also makes me wonder if they used a different denistry on the top teeth (e.g. overlays)…

  81. This makes me sad because I know he loves Allison

    EWMichaelSlezak Hate myself for saying this: Not loving The Rocker’s video as much as her song or her album. http://bit.ly/3s3hx8

  82. Really, really cute! The only thing I didn’t like about it, is that it ended with her feet, instead of her face.

  83. Kanadie Bonttell
    Good for Allison’ ¦the video is alot of fun, and Alli owns it! What a little rockstar in the making!

    Just saying …

  84. I love the shot of her shoes at the end. Its crazy what this girl can do in heels that high!! Amazing.

    How very Cyndi Lauper. And that’s a good thing.

    Yes, the outfit on the lips sofa definitely reminds me of Cindi Lauper’s in the “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” video.

  85. LoveDaRocker – that’s cute , she is a rocker….. and she is little ;)

  86. KayGee: I wonder if Allison wore invisalign braces while she was on Idol, because ‘I’  thought they usually tok top and bottom off together, and her top is pretty tight, which also makes me wonder if they used a different denistry on the top teeth (e.g. overlays)’ ¦

    I don’t know whether she had invisalign on the top, but she had the wires on the bottom for a long time and just got them off right after the video was shot.

    EWMichaelSlezak Hate myself for saying this: Not loving The Rocker’s video as much as her song or her album.

    Boy, I don’t know what Michael’s problem is. This thing is just so fun.

  87. KayGee
    I wonder if Allison wore invisalign braces while she was on Idol …

    Check out this interview, starting at the 1:30 mark, where she explains what’s the deal with the braces.
    Scott and Allison Tour Interview
    Note that she refers to the tooth causing the braces to stay on as “bastard” LOL. You can actually see which one in the video.
    Also, she recently tweeted or noted as status in her Facebook page that the braces are off.

  88. She had regular braces on top too but she got them off before Idol. If you check out her Quinceanera performances, you’ll see them.

  89. EWMichaelSlezak Hate myself for saying this: Not loving The Rocker’s video as much as her song or her album.

    It may just mean that he loves the song and album too much :-).

  90. Allison makes me smile!! What a great song–great video. I’m old enough to be her great grandma, but I think that this song will be a major hit with her “target” audience–as well as those who might be considered outside of that “target.” She’s just wonderfully talented, and her future is looking mighty bright. You go, little girl!!

  91. HOLY CRAP! Live acoustic performance of Just Like You from a radio station in Pennsylvania!

    http://bit.ly/4kxKbP

    I can’t listen to it now because I’m stuck in a meeting!!!! But you guys enjoy!!!!

  92. HOLY CRAP! Live acoustic performance of Just Like You from a radio station in Pennsylvania!

    http://bit.ly/4kxKbP

    I can’t listen to it now because I’m stuck in a meeting!!!! But you guys enjoy!!!!

    Same here, I’m at a meeting damn it!! I want to listen to it so bad, I’ve read it’s gorgeous.

  93. JohnM
    HOLY CRAP! Live acoustic performance of Just Like You from a radio station in Pennsylvania!

    Heard it. Beautiful song. The low parts are fantastic (verse and pre-chorus). The chorus part is very good. I am lukewarm about the bridge, in which she seems to be straining, a bit too high for her.
    Its a very Kelly Clarkson song, and the bridge calls for a high range that Alli might not have.

  94. I can’t see the acoustic JLY, but I want reviews.
    Eta- the straining is most likely due to the intimate setting, because she can’t go full abdominal.

  95. Rub
    I can’t see the acoustic JLY, but I want reviews.

    I think it’s completely gorgeous and soulful. Really just… beautiful. I’ve listened to it multiple times already, lol.

    Very different vibe than FIBOU or this video (which I LOOOOOOVE), lol.

  96. JLY, lovely, video, great!! I just love Allison. She’s fresh, adorable and fierce all at the same time. Her band rocks it and I just know she has a long career ahead of her. I can’t wait for her album!

  97. OMG, Just Like You acoustic! Thank you god (and JohnM). Great lyrics, very vengeful.

    “You texted me to say, you made a mistake, couldn’t say it face to face. You thought you wanted her, you got what you deserved, now look who’s getting played”.

    “They say karma comes around, used to want you, but I don’t now.”

    “Roses are jade (?) (I can’t make this out)
    Violets are black
    I can be cruel, Just Like You
    Tables are turned
    Can’t help but laugh
    Sayin’ we’re through, Just Like You”

  98. More lyrics –

    “You hit me up again
    To tell me I’m the one
    But I just hit erase
    Cuz I’m so over it
    I’m finally having fun
    So drama go away”

    “They say heartache heals in time
    Whoever ‘they’ are, they were right”

    Back to Chorus…. Roses are…

    Great performance, very heartfelt. She says something funny when she’s introducing the song, but I won’t ruin it for those of you who have to wait to hear it.

  99. Awww…great video and song for Allison. It really suits her. And she looks sooooo cute in the ponytail! :) I hope she does really well…she has a unique voice and is a great singer, so I think she will.

    Now….where is Adam’s video??!!! I’m TIRED of waiting….everything regarding Adam seems to require so much waiting. :( Or maybe it’s just my anticipation for everything Adam that causes me to be impatient. lol :p I don’t know…either way, I can’t wait!

  100. Now’ ¦.where is Adam’s video??!!! I’m TIRED of waiting’ ¦.everything regarding Adam seems to require so much waiting.

    Maybe they found that, after the editing out of naked butts (and who knows what else), they ended up with only 2 minutes worth of video.

  101. I like the way they presented the video. I can’t get over how much Allison reminds of Kelly Clarkson in some of the shots! She looks great. I actually thought she looked a little stiff/uncomfortable moving but it’s her 1st video and IMO the old school cartoon look is really cool.

  102. I can’t help but feel duped! Why do I get the feeling that she is a set up. Whatever! I think I would have liked her better if I didn’t think she was AI version of Pink.

  103. She’s a set up? What? Given how shitty she was treated in AI? Are you serious?

  104. I don’t know how I feel about this video, it kind of reminds me of a JCPenny commercial trying to appeal to tweens.

  105. PRMari
    She’s a set up? What? Given how shitty she was treated in AI? Are you serious?

    I am not sure what pottymouth meant either. Its so outthere that I decided to not even bother.

  106. I don’t know how I feel about this video, it kind of reminds me of a JCPenny commercial trying to appeal to tweens.

    Then it works, she’s a teen and that’s her target audience.

  107. PRMari I’m dead serious! You really believe she made it #4? Just my opinion! Buy her music,support her,it’s all good!

  108. PRMari I’m dead serious! You really believe she made it #4? Just my opinion! Buy her music,support her,it’s all good!

    Seriously? Wow, first time I’ve ever heard this…she made it to top 4 on her own merits and talent and I think she should’ve been top 3 AT LEAST.

  109. I am not sure what pottymouth meant either. Its so outthere that I decided to not even bother.

    pottymouth just means that she swears a lot … i think

  110. wait…this is TOTALLY the opening credits to the 90’s Mickey Mouse Club.

  111. It’s just a TV show for YOUR entertainment relax! Like I said if you like her,support her! Support American Idol it’s a fun show. They are trying to give you what ya want. All I’m saying is it’s a good thing there are artist like Pink out there right now making big bucks or she wouldn’t have made it to #4.Hell she probably wouldn’t have even made the auditions.Just my opinion again!

  112. pottymouth
    PRMari I’m dead serious! You really believe she made it #4?

    I know right? I can’t believe it either! To me she was runner-up material. :-)

    I think what pottymouth want to say is that she was a “plant” that AI pushed all the way to #4.

    So pottymouth, question: what’s your evidence (whether hard or circumstancial). I offer this to counter:
    Compared to the likes of Danny, Anoop, Matt, Megan, and Adam (not to mention Norman Gentle) she got nearly no screen time before the semis.
    Neither her audition, nor her Hollywood week performances were shown.
    During her rocking performance of “Alone” she was (rightfully) praised while at the same time being called “boring” by no other than Simon, the most important judge.
    During one of her best nights (Papa Was a Rolling Stone), Paula and Simon mumbled their slight praise while laughing self-servingly at the mustache Simon painted on Paula’s face. WTF?
    During another of her best nights (I Can’t Make You Love Me), Simon said that it was pretty good (understatement) but that she had no personality. WTF?

    If that’s pimping …

  113. All I’m saying is it’s a good thing there are artist like Pink out there right now making big bucks or she wouldn’t have made it to #4.Hell she probably wouldn’t have even made the auditions.Just my opinion again!

    You can have all the opinions you want, but if they can’t be backed by some logic, then people will respond.
    For example, what does … a f*&% it. I need to step away from this.

  114. That video is all kinds of fun. Her band is almost as cute as she is, and good for her on letting everyone see those braces.

    Dare I say it? Yeah, I dare. Can’t help wondering if her first single won’t end up doing the best of all for AI8….

  115. pottymouth
    11/19/2009 at 11:28 am

    I can’t help but feel duped! Why do I get the feeling that she is a set up. Whatever! I think I would have liked her better if I didn’t think she was AI version of Pink.

    Of course it’s a “set up”, the whole show is. Simon Cowell has a mega-buck contract with Sony/BMG for A&R and it isn’t only for his charm and good looks. It’s not like anyone is attempting to hide anything.

    The video is cute, I’d like to see/hear one with the Spanish version of the song.

  116. Relax will ya! It’s my opinion.Just step away if you want too!First off I clearly stated that these are MY opinions.Take them or leave them.
    Do I have FACTS hell no ,AI wouldn’t be what it is if anyone could ever prove anything! ALL I’M SAYING is that she was in no way IN DANGER of being voted off at least until #4. After every season the comments are “when are they gonna have ROCK GIRL win”?? Only problem is the only people voting are the ones that like the “DREAMY ROCK MALES” and the DREAMY MALES in general.
    She has a strong voice I’LL give her that ,but she was young and awkward and just not REAL likeable. But because she was a female and had a half way decent voice and I believe they helped her along.They can’t take away votes from any of these contestants but that doesn’t mean they can’t add them! And NO I’m not even going there!
    What it boils down too,is they wanted a girl to promote from this last season and preferably one with a rock style that is in right now.Allison is their baby,at least until they find a new and improved female rocker for this coming season! Please the girl would have been better off never to have been discovered on AI.

  117. Disclaimer: I am completely biased.
    “Don’t Waste The Pretty” is awesome!

  118. Just finished listening to Don’t Waste the Pretty (listened to Just Like You again, too).

    I like them both better than the clips, but Just Like You just WOWs me. So much emotion… its really beautiful. I love the parts where the harmony comes in… “They say karma comes around…” and “They say heartache heals in time…” followed by the chorus. Really love it.

  119. And for the record, I don’t give a rat’s ass how Allison got here, I’m just glad she’s here.

  120. Thanks Rub. Did you read the text above the window? It says “Don’t Mess With the Pretty”. Dopes…

  121. And for the record, I don’t give a rat’s ass how Allison got here, I’m just glad she’s here.

    I know right? This is the first time ever I’ve heard of conspiracy theories about Allison being protected by the show because she didn’t have to sing her heart out every night go get where she did without having ANY prior air time…right, she got to 4th and it had nothing to do with her talent and voice and she struggled because she’s not likeable…right, Simon, is that you?? Heh

    The HOT99.5 Don’t waste the pretty is gorgeous.

  122. pottymouth
    Relax will ya! It’s my opinion

    Pottymouth: I apologize. There is some value to your opinion, even when it cannot be supported by any facts. Your opinion is pure speculation, and that’s ok, because it is your opinion. Many opinions are based on speculation.

    That said, some logic, at least, should back it up. Below are some of your “speculations” I have problem with, mainly because are somewhat illogical:
    They allow her to continue to Hollywood because Pink exists. This is silly, considering that in her audition she sang nothing remotely comparable with a Pink song (Natural Woman by ARETHA effing FRANKLIN!).
    I believe they helped her along. How? I mean, you cannot just pull that out of your a** without something triggering it. The usual ways Idol helps contestants they like is by: profiling them before semi-finals; undeserved judges feedback; giving them the pimp spot (last of the night); better lighting; not having them go first; and others. If you can prove that Allison had any advantage over others in any of these, or in any born out of your imagination, I’ll buy your point (or at least consider it). But just stating “they helped her along” doesn’t pass the smell test.
    They can’t take away votes from any of these contestants but that doesn’t mean they can’t add them! This is plain silly. If you can believe that can add them, why would you believe they can’t take them. Not to mention that you have no proof of this.
    They wanted a girl to promote from this last season and preferably one with a rock style that is in right now. What! First, why is rock style “right now”? I mean, people like rock, but I don’t know why rock is more “Right Now” than other things. In fact, I would argue that “country” is “Right Now”. Taylor Swift, Carrie, even Kelly Pickler, for crying out loud!!!, are doing very well. The point is, rock is not more “right now” than it usually is, so your assertion makes no sense.
    The girl would have been better off never to have been discovered on AI. Wow, this takes the cake. Because of AI, she is well known (better than without AI for sure), had a great tour, made money out of being in AI and on the tour, has an album, video, awesome writers to work with. WTF are you talking about?

  123. remind me to never pick a fight wiff(lol) PRMari, LoveDaRocker and alli lurker. you totally pwned

    Yeah alli lurker I saw that, ha ha.

  124. That HOT99.5 performance was outta sight! She’s back, with everything we love about her singing.

  125. Now THAT was a good performance!

    Oh yes!!! The real Allison lives!!! Thank god. I was afraid that Mickey Mouse had abducted her.

    That was an awesome performance. Those lucky audience members should have been on their feet.

  126. LovedaRocker good argument! Funny thing is I just happened to watch her video here and I made the mistake of commenting on what I thought about her. I could care less if she is the next BIG thing or she gets dumped by her label in a year! I shouldv’e known never to comment on a contestant from the current season,their fans are like mother lions! I usually don’t comment at all. I say on to Season 9 and the new rocker chick who probably won’t become anything either because everyone is listening to Country music and not rock!!

  127. What you posted was pretty much an accusation that she didn’t deserve to get to where she did and doubting that it was her talent that got her there. Of course you’re going to get a response from her fans, specially when we all feel like she deserved much better than how she was treated on the show. If you didn’t want people to question your conspiracy theory about her then posting about it wasn’t the best thing to do.

    Wait, wasn’t part of your theory that they wanted a rocker chick because it was the “in thing” at the moment? So now you say it’s country, which one is it? Rock or country?

  128. Ally does not look cute in this video at all!!

    She looks friggin HOT!!

    She ain`t my little girl anymore!

    (except for in the braces shots) lol

  129. pottymouth
    LovedaRocker good argument! Funny thing is I just happened to watch her video here and I made the mistake of commenting on what I thought about her.

    Opinions are fine, assertions call for response. Its that simple.
    I hate fake red-heads: fine
    The video is stupid and childish: fine
    Idol helped her along to keep a rocker chick: How do you know?

  130. I leave this blog post 4 one day, and what I see is a freaking troll saying that Allison was favored?

    B*tch, STFU, b4 u turn into a bitter old troll who doesn’t have ears to listen…

    I am sorry…but when it comes to talent…This chick has no other…WATCH HER, TROLL!!! LOL

  131. BTW, the LIVE PERFORMANCES just melted my heart and made me cry…This girl was ROBBED folks, JoJo Wright said it right, I didn’t…She was ROBBED…Just like Daughtry…

    GO ALLI, ROCK GODDESS !!!

  132. williNalli
    This girl was ROBBED folks, JoJo Wright said it right, I didn’t’ ¦She was ROBBED’ ¦Just like Daughtry’ ¦

    Definitely robbed of third place. Not because I don’t like Gokey (I do, actually), but because Gokey was absolutely terrible in Rock week. He should have been eliminated then.

  133. PRMari
    Wait, wasn’t part of your theory that they wanted a rocker chick because it was the ‘in thing’  at the moment? So now you say it’s country, which one is it? Rock or country?

    I think pottymouth is referring to my post, in which I questioned why he/she/it thought that “Rock” was “right now”. I offered that, if anything, country is “right now”, with artists like Taylor, Carrie, and (even) Kelly Pickler doing very well. So pottymouth seems to be mocking/humoring me. Which is ok.

  134. Just watched the video and I liked it! I think this song is growing on me. Liked the parts where she sings with her band the best. Her song was playing on one of those comcast tv music channels last night. My daughter had it on and I heard it from the other room. I immediately knew it was Alli. Hey, that’s a good thing!!

  135. willNalli troll Not…Idiot YES Should never have bothered to listen to her video in the first place! Believe me it will never happen again!!!!!!

  136. pottymouth
    Believe me it will never happen again!!!!!!

    pottymouth, did you like the acoustic version of Don’t Waste The Pretty? Its a few blog entries later than this one. Though that a different song/look could make you reconsider.

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