Yesterday, we got the awesome news that Allison Iraheta signed a label deal with 19 and Jive from Entertainment Weekly. This morning, I thought you all would like the news via the official press release, just sent out by 19.
“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!”
Simon Fuller, Creator and Executive Producer of American Idol and Founder & CEO of 19 Entertainment says, “Allison is an incredible young singer. She is without a doubt one of the best teenage singers ‘American Idol’ has ever discovered. We all watched Allison grow in confidence and stature as she performed each week on the show and we can only imagine how far this special girl can continue to blossom in the years ahead.”
“Allison was an absolute stand-out this season, ” stated RCA/JIVE Label Group’s Chairman and CEO Barry Weiss. “Her bluesy, powerful voice, spunky attitude, and edgy star power immediately captivated us and it didn’t matter where she ranked on Idol, we knew we wanted her to join our amazing crop of young talent at Jive.”
I feel pretty confident Allison’s not going to be effed over like last season’s additional signing, Kristy Lee Cook. But if Allison starts getting gigs in coffee bars, there might be a reason to worry…