Profile Spotlight on Allison Iraheta, American Idol Season 8 Finalist


Favorite Quote:

“I’ll never let you go, if you promise not to fade away.”

Favorite Male Artists:

Michael Jackson

Favorite Female Artists:



Allison Iraheta made it into the top 12 (which later turned out to be top 13) in week 2 of the competition, singing Alone” by Heart. We indicated then we were quite impressed because the song is such an icon that it is hard to do well without being compared to the original and Allison did it amazingly well and outperformed some past Idols that had attempted to sing it.

Allison auditioned in San Francisco. She sang “Natural Woman” by Aretha Franklin and that pushed her through to Hollywood.

This isn’t Allison’s first competition. She has proven to be a winner in prior battles, winning “Quinceanera,” a Telemundo reality show. She took home the $50,000 prize, which included a recording contract.


Allison began singing at age 5 and also enjoys playing the guitar. She currently lives in Downey, California and is originally from Sherman Oaks, California. At age 16, Allison is the youngest performer this year to reach the final 13. Her parents are from El Salvador. When asked about her age as a factor, Allison calmly stated, “We’re all here for the same thing and it depends on how much we want it,” Allison’s trademark feature is her flame-red hair which makes her incredibly memorable. If she can continue to perform at the caliber she did to make the finals, she will be giving this elite group of challengers a run for their money.

Latest AI Interview Top 36

Introducing Allison in Hollywood Week

Allison with Jun’ot Joyner Top 36 Round

“Alone” by Heart Encore

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Adam Lambert Hollywood Introduction Photos and Video

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Adam Lambert

26 years old

Home: Los Angeles, CA

Audition: San Francisco, CA

(Our bet going into Top 12!)



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Joanna Pacitti Hollywood Introduction Photos and Video


Joanna Pacitti is eliminated from the competition! On the Idol official site, her name isn’t listed and Felicia Barton’s name was! Idol has this to offer as simple explanation: “ It has been determined that Joanna Pacitti is ineligible to continue in the competition. Felicia Barton has replaced Ms. Pacitti as part of the Top 36.” There you go. That should calm everybody down…

Joanna Pacitti

23 years old

Home: Philadelphia, PA

Audition: Louisville, KY

(Safe bet to Top 24!)

After seeing her mess up in Hollywood week- forgetting the lyrics, we’re not even sure now why she made it to the TOP 36!! We are reminded of Simon Cowell’s line during the start of Hollywood showdown, “forget the lyrics and you’re out.” Guess Simon forgot he said that…!


Casey Carlson Hollywood Introduction Video and Photos

Casey Carlson

20 years old

Home: Minneapolis, MN

Audition: Kansas City, MO

(Our bet going to the Top 12!)

UPDATE: After her poor Hollywood performance (forgetting the lyrics), we’re not so sure anymore… -after her extremely disappointing Top 12 performance in the semi-finals, we’re very sure! It’s too sad. We think she let a lot of people down…


Casey Carlson