Has Allison Iraheta Signed with Jive?

According to this feature article posted at 96.5 KISS FM in Cleveland, Allison Iraheta has signed with Jive records:

Allison Iraheta seemed like an early favorite on American Idol season 8, but she came in 4th like Idol alum Chris Daughtry. He’s had massive success – so Allison probably has a bright future ahead of her. She recently signed with Jive Records – following in the footsteps of previous Idol loser David Archuleta.

The rumors about an impending record deal for Allison have been swirling since the finale. I can’t imagine Allison’s raspy rock alto wouldn’t be in demand by record executives. If 19 doesn’t scoop her up, somebody else will…

  • sayxwhat

    Yay! :clap_tb: :jittery_tb: I hope this is true!

  • GeminiDolly

    YAY. I hope this is true.

  • just sayin

    Yay! I hope this is true! (Couldn’t resist)

    But I really do hope this is true.

  • GeminiDolly

    Holy crap we posted the same thing. crazy.

  • http://myspace.com/pm68 Pam

    It wouldn’t surprise me one bit if turns out she is going to Jive. I will be thrilled if it turns out to be true.

  • Victoria

    :jittery_tb: :clap_tb:

    WOO! Go Allison!

  • http://dcmjlive.wordpress.com dcmjlive

    Woah Kris and Allison signed to Jive! That’s amazing! But will Allison be more pop rock (which is an overlap with Kris if ever) or something more edgy? But then again, guy and girl rock does differ so there might be no overlap after all.

    And Allison has brown hair now!!!

  • Niall

    It would have been very foolish for a label to pass on Allison. She’s the singlemost gifted teen ever on AI.

  • http://www.myspace.com/swood1104 Sarah

    Yay, go Allison! I heart her. I think Jive is a good fit for her, so I really really hope this is right. Crossing fingers.

  • PattyH

    And Allison has brown hair now!!!

    Noooooo! I love her red/pink hair, especially after Adam’s hairdresser got it styled! Wait, where are you seeing her with brown hair?

  • Tess

    And Allison has brown hair now!!!

    Not fair…you can’t post this without a picture!

  • butte009

    Yeah!!!!! :thumbup_tb: :drunk_tb:

  • frogcooke

    I love allison and all but she does need some work.. especially needs to get with a vocal coach asap..

  • ozarka

    Congratulations to Allison! Allison and Jive seem to be a great fit imo.

  • Victoria

    And Allison has brown hair now!!!

    What?! Picture, please!

    ETA: Yay, Kris Idolatry! Thanks, Sunn!

  • Sunn

    Yay for Allison and for Jive. I wish her all the luck in the world.

    edit: let’s keep this thread focused on Allison

  • chessguy99

    Great for Allison. Now just don’t saddle her with some lame teen pop stuff.

  • elephant1212

    edit: don’t hijack this thread

  • lavender1960

    It is so nice that most of us have a positive consensus on Allison and her future potential. Great news on signing with Jive!

  • Sunshinegirl

    YAY! That’s awesome if it’s true! Hopefully they don’t try to Disney-ify her though.

  • Sunshinegirl

    I love that she’s on the same label as two of my favorites, Archie and Kris!

  • ccagain

    I’m really surprised that E19 would position the fourth place finisher against the winner of Idol. I don’t think that’s ever happened before.

  • JustWatching

    I hope she eventually stops putting and “H” in front of words. I loved her duet with Adam, but I could hear her “take it Heasy” at least the first time she says it. Good luck to her though.

  • unidentified

    Yay, love Allison, can’t wait to hear her CD!

  • adamisthemanfan

    Okay this is a relief, albeit it was expected…although its still early to know what will happen but I truly wish her the best she is uber talented and her voice is exceptional and the manner in which she uses it is even better. I just hope they don’t force her to do the pop-rock thing…I really can’t picture her doing David Archuleta type songs its not her style nor should it be imho… she has said in many interviews that she wants to stick to rock which I agree is best for her, although I know she is young so it would be understandable if she does some slightly lighter stuff that’s kind of upbeat but I don’t think she fits the mold of a “pop” artist by some of today’s standards, which in my book is actually a good thing since pop music and pop culture kind of suck now a day because ppl who have no business singing (like many actresses and all those manufactured Disney kids) that THINK they can sing make pop records these days which really are masterclasses of how to use auto tunes rather than an array of good music imo, so talented singers like Allison would do some good to the current industry…and Adam has said he wants to go that route too (as well as others) so we shall see….great things to come hopefully.

  • SpenserJ

    Well that’s good news. I really enjoy her voice. Hopefully, she’ll get some good songs.

  • suebrody

    Kudos, Allison! This is so deserved. I hope you and Adam do SLOW RIDE on the tour. It will be a highlight. Now go kick some serious rock goddess butt!!!

  • http://stores.ebay.com/BookWomanBlues-Book-Nook Bobbi

    Allison’s is the cd I’m looking forward to the most from this season, so I hope this is true and she gets started quickly!

  • TKat

    Great news about Alison. And it really does appear that Adam will be with RCA. I thnk that is the best place in the Sony world for him.

    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m really surprised that E19 would position the fourth place finisher against the winner of Idol. I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s ever happened before.

    Alison and Kris have different markets and I really don’t think that putting both in Jive is a big problem. I actually think having Kris and David A. on the same label is a bit more of a problem.

  • snuffles

    I wish the labels would get on with their official announcements. Come on Jive! Announce Kris’ signing already so we can get official announcements about Adam and Allison ASAP!

  • lovegoodmusic

    I’m very happy to hear that Allison has been signed. I love her rock edge but I’m baffled that she is signed under Jive’s label because I thought the Jive label is more suited to pop stars instead of rockers. Maybe the label will start making some positive changes now that Kris and Allison are signed to the label, and start promoting rock music.

    Congratulations Allison!

  • Jolene

    Yay! Allison’s album is the only one I’m looking forward to from Season 8, and honestly I couldn’t see her going anywhere other than Jive. It just fits. Hopefully they go more Pink and less Miley with her. Heh.

  • lavender1960

    Agreed Jolene, that would be the smarter way to go! More Pink and not the hair dye, heh heh. Maybe not as heavy lyrics to start but not sappy either. Has Allison expressed an interest in writing her own music?

  • frogcooke

    I see allison more like the Lesley Roy type I think.. or at least thats the closest on jive currently. I dont think theres anything wrong with some more teen oriented pop/rock direction for her.

  • dfeeel2

    Dreams really do come true
    =]

    And to all the above, GUYS- She is 17, and signed to Jive I think become a pop-rock artist is perfect for Allison, and whose to say an alternative edge won’t sell? Coldplay does it. I see bright things for Iraheta, and I’m lovin’ it. Hopefully Pink-sounding.

  • Tess

    Wasn’t the last time 19 signed 3 Idols out of the starting gates during season 5….Chris, Kat, and Taylor? Now we have Allyson, Adam, and Kris. Same finish order. Guess #3 isn’t a lucky spot (so far).

    I think, YMMV, that Allison will have the most time to get an album out..hopefully. If the big 2 hit fall it might be Spring for Allison….but they may try and push a single for the fall.

    It’s nice that she is already from LA so that she has the proximity of family and friends to help her out. I bet Kris and Katy do a bit of relocating to LA and then AKA will be together as we all hoped. I think the 3 of them, being so different, will be more of a support group than rivals. Here’s hoping!!

  • ccagain

    But Allison did not finish third, Danny Gokey did. I don’t know it just took months for Jason Castro to sign a deal. Music is a strange business and not for the faint-of-heart.

  • d. b. cooper

    :clap_tb: Woo hoo, step 1, check. World domination, soon.

  • ppwars

    Has Allison expressed an interest in writing her own music?

    YES! She has stated that she likes to write. She did write (or co) a single that was on the web for a while. Great song- sorry, can’t remember the name.

  • Jolene

    Wasnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t the last time 19 signed 3 Idols out of the starting gates during season 5à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦

    Well, they did sign 3 Idols last year – the Davids and KLC. Of course, KLC’s deal didn’t last long enough for the ink to dry, but y’know…

  • SashaB

    Congratulations. That’s awesome. I just have a sense that Allison is going to be the biggest breakout star from this season 8 class. What a talent!

    Thanks, MJ.

  • weese

    Great news. Any rumors about Matt?

  • http://myspace.com/pm68 Pam

    Actually, season 5 was Taylor, Kat, Chris, and Kellie.

  • BubbleGum

    Allison better get a album.She kicked ass this season and derserves to come out with a great album.I think we might have to wait until Kris and Adam finish there albums but it will be worth it.

  • cay

    It is rumored that she has been assigned the A&R person that works with Britney and Pink. Apparently someone close to Allison gives some hints out on IDF and other places. The fans think that Jive is very interested in her.

    I think she will be the breakout star from season 8. I think she is the Daughtry of this group. She has everything. But, I see her more doing the pop rock thing. She has so much pop potential to totally turn her back on it, and the one release I heard from her work prior to Idol was a lot more pop and I thought her voice was better on it than Idol work. I’m thrilled for her. Congratulations. She has an awesome presence about her. I think Jive must be thrilled that she is a cute nice teenager, but has some edge to her. And will do songs like Slow Ride so she seems more flexible than the traditional Idol contestant.

  • ppwars

    And Allison has brown hair now!!!

    No! It is still red – just more toward the Auburn side. It does looks brown in some of the pics because of the lighting/processing. HOPEFULLY, she’s just taking a break before she gets back to that wonderful God-only-knows-what color combo.

  • 4got

    I thought I’d have to wait like I had to with Elliott and Jason. Can’t believe I actually got news of my favorite so early and can’t wait to get her album. :jittery_tb:

  • itsalleternal

    This had to be the worst-kept secret. We had pretty much guessed this all along. Congrats Allison!!!

    Who is next to be signed? Will anyone else be picked up through a 19E connection?

  • adamisthemanfan

    to lovegoodmusic: ditto!
    I just hope that its doesn’t take her a year to finish her album…some past AI contestants even took 2 years like Lakisha who also finished 4th during season 6…she just came out with an album like a couple of weeks ago…I don’t want to wait that long for her. Carly Smithson also took like a year…I mean the quality of the music shouldn’t be compromised with a speedy release…looking forward to seeing her and Adam perform Slow ride on the tour, its been confirmed that they will do it.

  • BubbleGum

    Maybe she shouldnt go with jive? Or no sony at all.Its been said that the sony producers are all for promoting Adam/Kris.I hope they dont let Allison get caught up and left behind like what happen to Kat.

    I dont trust IDF.Its a fan board.Did they not have Adam fans who sent petitions for a re-count to start trouble? Its a crazy site full of nonsense
    rumors.I dont want to get my hopes up about Allison.

  • Cheetara86

    Her A&R is Therea Labrabera-White…

    The source on IDF is credible…I saw his proof.

  • BubbleGum

    What was his proof?

  • ppwars

    She has so much pop potential to totally turn her back on it, and the one release I heard from her work prior to Idol was a lot more pop

    I agree. She seems to love any genre with a preference for rock just now. During an early AI interview, when asked her favorite genre, she had to think a second. After the thought she said “soul.” Interesting, huh.

  • Cheetara86

    I’m just happy…

  • Tatiana

    Hm. I hope her release will not be at the same time as Archie’s 2nd Album and Kris’, which look to both be coming out in the Fall. They would really be fighting for Idol fan’s pocketbooks, not to mention add dates, Z100 song premieres, etc…

    Don’t get me wrong. I like Allison…just like Archie and Kris more. Archie fans are gonna go nuts when Jive has her open for Pink though….

  • Jolene

    I thought Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢d have to wait like I had to with Elliott and Jason.

    some past AI contestants even took 2 years like Lakisha who also finished 4th during season 6à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦she just came out with an album like a couple of weeks agoà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t want to wait that long for her. Carly Smithson also took like a yearà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦

    The difference being – those contestants did not get signed by a major label from the Sony umbrella. Allison appearantly did. She doesn’t have to wait to release her album, the label will want her to move as fast as possible to capitalize on her AI fame, she might even release before Kris and Adam (although I doubt it).

  • BubbleGum

    I dont think they would put Kris and Allison’s album at the same time.Thats the thing.I dont want them to treat Allison how they treated Kat.Sony’s people made it clear about Kris and Adam and how they were going to promote them.

    I have a season 5 question.How long did it take for Daughty,Taylor and Kat’s album to come out? Didnt Daughty have his album out first? And Kat had her album out last?

  • lizzy12345

    If the rumor is true, congrats to Allison. She was my 2d favorite next to Danny. I know that a lot of you on this site don’t care for Danny but I do hope he gets signed as well. That would suck for him to finish third and not get signed. I guess it did happen though in Season 6 with Taylor, Kat and Daughtery. The way that AI showcased the final four in the finale makes me think and hope that all top four will get signed. Keeping my fingers crossed.

  • ppwars

    I hope her release will not be at the same time as Archieà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s 2nd Album and Krisà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢, which look to both be coming out in the Fall.

  • http://myspace.com/pm68 Pam

    I have a season 5 question.How long did it take for Daughty,Taylor and Katà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s album to come out? Didnt Daughty have his album out first? And Kat had her album out last?

    Kellie -10/31/06
    Chris-11/21/06
    Taylor-12/05/06
    Kat-1/16/07 ? I believe that one is correct. Someone correct me if I’m wrong.

  • Jolene

    That would suck for him to finish third and not get signed. I guess it did happen though in Season 6 with Taylor, Kat and Daughtery.

    Heh, it also happened last year with Syesha. She’s the only one out of the Top 5 who doesn’t have an album coming out. Oh, fun! A “3rd Place Curse”!

  • BubbleGum

    There’s no way her album will be out by the fall.That’s wishful thinking.If Archie and Kris are both coming out with albums that season then i cant see that.I think we would hear Allison’s music by christmas.I’m putting it on my list right know lol.

    How did Kellie Prickler get her album out before Kat’s? Kat had a major record deal I think.She had one of the strongest voices that season.I wish they would of treated her better.RCA derserves a major WTF for treating Kat who came in second like a nobody.Its a example of how they treat the best people they have.If she was treated better she would of had a better album.Sorry for my season 5 rant MJ.

  • ppwars

    I hope her release will not be at the same time as Archieà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s 2nd Album and Krisà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢, which look to both be coming out in the Fall.

    It has been suggested that her album will not be rushed in order to put out carefully produced, top quality album. I go with this approach. It seems that a few high power writers want to work with her. If so, she may have a truly great album if given the time to put it all together.

  • itsalleternal

    Heh, it also happened last year with Syesha. Sheà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s the only one out of the Top 5 who doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t have an album coming out. Oh, fun! A à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“3rd Place Curseà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ !

    The only one out of the top 8 actually (at least). There is no indication she is even recording at this point.

  • BubbleGum

    On Syesha’s twitter she said something about a good recording.I guess that could mean a album.

  • maracaibo

    I was so sure Allison was going to get signed. She is super talented and super marketable.
    That girl has a bright future ahead of her. She will be the next Kelly Clarkson or the next Pink. Heh.

    Good for her. Talent like hers deserves all the success in the world. Plus she seems to be a really nice kid. I hope she makes a great album.

    Now… If only Matt would get signed. I am hoping for the best but I don’t think 19 wants him. Hopefully someone else will. He is also super talented and marketable with the piano rock thing.
    I don’t care for Danny so.. I just don’t see any major label signing him.

  • dfeeel2

    She is currently working on an album in Los Angeles. She has stated that it is to be a Pop/R&B album. In addition to working on the album, in her free time she is taking acting lessons.

    ^ Wikipedia- But hey, sounds legit!

  • ppwars

    I just spotted the following at an Allison forum. It’s too good.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuhjKsxmWrg&feature=related

  • shell29

    Thereà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s no way her album will be out by the fall.Thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s wishful thinking.

    If this rumor is true, I don’t think a fall release for Allison is out of the question. If 19 is signing her, they are going to want to strike while the iron is hot. They definitely won’t wait until a new season starts, and I’m sure they’ll want to take advantage of holiday shopping season. They’ll probably have her recording during the tour along with Kris & Adam.

  • BubbleGum

    Allison taking acting lessons.Her BFF Adam Lambert is a semi-actor he could give her pointers lol.I really hope she’s not going to be in movies or broadway
    anytime soon.That voice belongs on a big label company.

    I dont think 19 wants Matt either.He should go to Artista or the one Jason Castro is with? Isnt he with a sorta big company? I dont know.I think 19 is
    still mad that they saved Matt twice lol.

  • BubbleGum

    Shell I also want a Allison album.I’m just worried because Sony made it clear about promoting Kris and Adam.They should of included Allison in that statement.The three of them should be a package deal lol.

  • ccagain

    When will Cook have a second release. Archie was interviewed on Xm 20 on 20 last night and from the remarks he made it is not likely he is expecting his second album to be released as early as fall. He is going on tour to promote his current CD and fanpack. He really gave no indication at all that an album would be released in the next few months.

  • Cheetara86

    From what I heard this is what Allison has:

    Allison has a list of people that will work with her
    Allison will be Pop/Rock
    Allison has a huge support group
    Allison has an amazing talented “Blockbuster” creative/A&R team

    Having LaBrabara-White as your A&R is big…

  • shell29

    I understand your concern BubbleGum, but if she’s really signing with 19/Jive I don’t think Allison will be getting the KLC treatment. I think they’ll take good care of her.

  • girlygirl

    Not to hijack this thread, but the Kris Allen Idolatry interview is finally up on Entertainment Weekly’s website!! YAY!

  • BubbleGum

    What’s a A&R? And the person on IDF has a picture or a source or something?
    That can confirm everything good about Allison?

  • Kirsten

    Kat-1/16/07 ? I believe that one is correct. Someone correct me if Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m wrong.

    Kat released her single on 1/16/07. Her album dropped on 1/30/07.

    How did Kellie Prickler get her album out before Katà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s? Kat had a major record deal I think.She had one of the strongest voices that season.I wish they would of treated her better.RCA derserves a major WTF for treating Kat who came in second like a nobody.

    Kat damaged her vocal cords during her Idol run and had to be on complete vocal rest for a long period of time. She missed the start of the tour and even when she returned, she could only do a few songs (finally increased to 3 near the end of the tour. She also broke her foot which likely didn’t help). This prevented her from recording before and during the tour. Originally, her release date was scheduled to be the same as Taylor’s (Nov 14 and then Dec 5), but both of those dates were missed. Kat claimed that she herself convinced Clive that it was better to move the release out until the new year rather than her release date on Dec 19th (when the album was finally ready).

    Meanwhile, Kellie recorded during the tour (and I don’t think she spent a lot of time doing it) and writing with co-writers over the phone. That’s how Kellie beat Kat to the store. And don’t forget that Kellie was also signed by Sony/19R (and her management is 19M. Kat went with a different company). Some might even argue that Kat wasn’t treated the worst that year. She at least had a single released prior to the album release and she did get a video. The person who beat her got neither. (no reason to debate S5. I’m just explaining how Kat ended up releasing last)

    I don’t think we can use Kat as a guide to how Allison might be treated. Allison is on a different label and appears to be healthy.

  • Tatiana

    When will Cook have a second release. Archie was interviewed on Xm 20 on 20 last night and from the remarks he made it is not likely he is expecting his second album to be released as early as fall. He is going on tour to promote his current CD and fanpack. He really gave no indication at all that an album would be released in the next few months.

    He also said he’s been meeting about the new album and started writing material, and will be working on it while touring. A new song called “Nobody Knows” was recently registered as written in his name…could be the first single?

  • http://myspace.com/pm68 Pam

    Kat released her single on 1/16/07. Her album dropped on 1/30/07.

    Thank you. I was thinking I might have gotten the dates flipped around. LOL

  • Kirsten

    Whatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s a A&R?

    Artists and Repertoire. They are a mixture of talent scout, song finders and record planners (general direction the album should take).

  • cay

    I would think that Jive doesn’t give a crap about what position an Idol finished in, or even if they are an Idol. Idol is over and done with. Jive wants Allison apparently. She looks to have one of the most top notch teams you can have. Their concern is only going to be Allison. When her album is ready, and when they think it should come out is when I think it will come out. I know some fans are under the impression that she is already working on her album – ahead of Kris and Adam. Kelly Pickler’s came out first. Archie had a single out before Cook. I think it’s a possibility we’ll have an October Allison record. I’m thrilled it will be pop rock. She’s going to be huge. All over TV and radio. So, in that regards she’ll be bigger than Daughtry.

    I think in Allison, Jive has found it’s perfect Idol.

  • weese

    I think they would have pulled someone in last minute for Matt to duet with in the finale if they wanted him. It’s all about exposure. So…I wouldn’t be opposed to Matt working with Elliott’s team if he has to. I believe he can hack the Indie grind. Would rather he went with a major label if he gets the chance.

  • idolbeat

    AI did give Matt Santana’s opening at the last minute, so I don’t think he was totally off the radar.

  • BubbleGum

    The fact that Sony/19 said that statement about Kris and Adam showed that they will care of kris and adam.I think Jive will care about Allison and Kris.They take good care of there artist and the people that they have.If Kris has a album out in the fall then I would think his single would drop this summer? I dont know.If he has a single this summer then I could see Allison’s single
    in the fall and her album mid-winter/fall.

  • storm45701

    correct me if I’m wrong, but don’t those signed with 19E have to record under the Sony umbrella of labels?

    Idol has luck releasing albums at two times of the year: Thanksgiving/Christmas (when CD sales climb high), and during the actual AI television season, when they can cross promote.

    I recall Season 5…. Pickler had her CD out before the end of the tour. Kristy Lee Cook was first from Season 7. I don’t think 19E has dropped anyone faster than Cook, have they? She lasted 3 months. I never disliked her, but I never understood why they even signed her after she had already lost her recording contract with Arista two years prior. As for Season 5, I always assumed they really wanted a Daughtry/Pickler finale. Daughtry’s fans failed to vote, and Pickler simply crumbled, but they both ended up the winners of that season anyway.

    Third place has always been a curse. Has 19E ever signed anyone who came in third place? Kim Locke had minor success, and Elliott went gold thanks to his superb single, but they were both non-19E. Fourth place actually appears more successful….

  • Kirsten

    I would think that Jive doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t give a crap about what position an Idol finished in, or even if they are an Idol.

    Yes and no. I agree that they won’t really care when they plan albums and probably when they release, but it may play a role in how they the plan the roll-out. Idol winners are pretty much guaranteed certain promo opportunities (e.g. they all get invited to sing their song on the Tonight Show/Regis&Kellie/etc. And they get invited to the Christmas Tree Lighting thing and a bunch of other stuff). Those are not a default option for all the Idols who release songs/albums. So, strategies might be a bit different.

    So, I think if they sign somebody, they will work hard for them and create as marketable a product as possible. But, they do have to factor in position finished a little for some aspects.

  • lilbrusc102

    Yay! So I guess there is a possibility I could have my Adam, Allison & Kris (my fave 3, in that order) albums by the end of the year???

    If these 3 can keep me interested (I’m pretty sure all three, especially Adam, will…) until Fall/Winter, I might be purchasing my first ever non-Kelly Clarkson American Idol alum albums ever. (I’ve bought singles from several of the idols before, but other than Kelly none have motivated me to buy their entire album…not even Fantasia, my favorite Idol ever…)

  • Kirsten

    correct me if Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m wrong, but donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t those signed with 19E have to record under the Sony umbrella of labels?

    Usually. Tamyra Gray recorded her album under 19R with 19M as her management. Sony was not involved. She received a lot of support from 19 and appeared frequently on the show (she even wrote Fantasia’s coronation song) and was a guest performer during some of the S3 tour stops (or maybe it was season2).

  • Tatiana

    I feel bad for Matt…they really gave him the shaft in the finale….that awful Megan got more airtime :tongue2_tb:

  • Tatiana

    Sheà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s going to be huge. All over TV and radio. So, in that regards sheà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll be bigger than Daughtry.

    Isn’t that what everyone was saying about Adam last week? :ponder_tb:

  • windmills

    “And donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t forget that Kellie was also signed by Sony/19R (and her management is 19M. Kat went with a different company).”

    You’re right about her label deal but Kellie’s management was not 19M. She was initially managed by Hoffman Entertainment before switching to Fitzgerald Hartley sometime after her debut album was released.

    I can see Allison possibly being first out of the gate if she doesn’t do a lot of writing because they’re going to have people throwing pop rock songs at her. But it would be better IMO if they hung back a little and made sure they really have the best hit songs.

    The labels no longer care who gets the album out first IMO.

    Congratulations Allison if this is true!

  • Kirsten

    Third place has always been a curse. Has 19E ever signed anyone who came in third place?

    They signed Nikki in S1. She was signed to RCA with 19M as her management. She and the label couldn’t agree on a direction for the label and she eventually left RCA.

    As for other final 3 finishers, Kim (S2) got signed with Curb and released two albums (first one sold more than 300K) while Jasmine (S3) was signed to a major (Universal) and sold well in Asia. Elliott was the most successful S3 finisher and released an independent album that went Gold (and his single went platinum, IIRC).

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    Yay! I hope it’s true. Allison was in my top 2 and the one I voted for the most this season, so I hope she puts out some killer material. I really hope they don’t give her the KLC treatment (still don’t understand that fiasco).

    I’ve always suspected they would sign her. I’m not going to believe it 100% until they issue a press release, though.

    My grassy knoll theory is that she and Megan are both signed since they are the only ones other than the top 2 who don’t twitter. :dunce_tb:

  • KrazeeK120

    Aw, yay! This news makes me so happy. I wanted her in the finale with Kris. I think she’s got an amazing voice and a lot of potential, and is also really marketable. I think they’d be pretty stupid to not sign her. I look forward to purchasing my very own Allison Iraheta album :)

  • Dr. Tracey

    If this is true then congrats to Allison, that’s great news and I can’t wait to get her first CD, she ended up being my favorite from season 8.

  • itsalleternal

    Megan signed? I guess she could be like KLC and signed for a country singer, but that would shock me…

  • maracaibo

    feel bad for Mattà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦they really gave him the shaft in the finaleà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.that awful Megan got more airtime :tongue2_tb:

    Yeah… Me too. It’s so obvious 19 did not wanted him at all.
    I just hope he can have a career after the Idol tour. He is so talented.
    IMO he just has yet to discover his musical voice so to speak. But when he finds it, he could be such a great recording artist. His voice is so current and he records so well.

    It will break my heart to see Matt a year from now going back to play piano bars in Michigan. I think he just needs to keep learning more, the tour will help and maybe in a couple of years a major label will be interested. He is a nice kid, I wish him the best.

  • ppwars

    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve always suspected they would sign her. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m not going to believe it 100% until they issue a press release, though.

    My grassy knoll theory is that she and Megan are both signed since they are the only ones other than the top 2 who donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t twitter.

    Hey, pj. You know your twitter sleuthing impressed me. But MEGAN!!! Hell, I’m not going to say you’re wrong. It’s not going to cost me a penny either way (unless we do bet).

    Regarding buying in 100% on the deal. I’m with you there. BUT, I cannot imagine any circumstances under which 19 would not sign her. Where are you ever going to find another like her? It makes no business sense. If for no other reason, God forbid, sign her so no one else gets her.

    96.5 KISS FM is the source according to mj – not the worst source for a rumor. As a matter of fact, KISS is privy to such info or has reliable sources privy to such. Of course, anything can slip thru editing an get published. If that were the case, I would expect a redaction very soon. In any event, I am enjoying feeling a little excitement for the Rocker rather than sympathy after she left.

  • dfeeel2

    GAH
    THAT COMMENT ABOUT ACTING AND POP AND R&B ALBUM EARLIER WAS ABOUT SYESHA NOT ALLISON!

    haahhahaha sorry to those who missunderstood.
    There was a conversation before about Ms. Mercado and whether or not she was recording and that was where I meant to direct my comment.

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    ppwars, I am enjoying it too! Don’t get me wrong. I just want the press release in my hot little hands.

    As for Megan, yeah, I can’t see it either. But I didn’t foresee Kellie Pickler (although, I’ve learned to admire her fierceness) or Kristy Lee Cook (who I still am like WTF?), so anything is possible. They love their mid-pack pretty blondes. Or, perhaps Megan is just too busy to twitter. LOL.

  • Renina

    I’m so glad Allison Signed, hers was one of the post-idol albums that I was looking forward to the most! :clap_tb:
    My favorite is Matt. I do hope he also is signed, AI seemed somewhat invested in him throughout the season, so it wouldn’t surprise me that they considered it. :ponder_tb: I guess we’ll know all soon!!
    Also looking forward to: Megan,Alexis and Anoop.

  • frogcooke

    hmm lets see… jive, plus debut album = cheap. dont be expecting lots of zomg best of the best peeps working with her at the moment… This is jive we are talking about… frugal label…. especially with a debut if they are trying to get it out fairly soon… she’ll probably get about the same known peeps like david.. on that level.

  • storm45701

    methinks label announcements will come tomorrow…don’t they usually come about 2 weeks after the show?

    All fingers point to RCA/Jive. RCA seems more broad-based to me; Jive is a young, hip label. I actually think Kris, Adam, and Allison were the most “hip” this season.

    The only time I remember announcements was Season 5, when Taylor’s was announced one day and Kat’s close after, although Daughtry and Pickler got Yahoo front page when their’s were made public.

  • storm45701

    Surely Megan has not been signed???? :rolleyes_wp:

  • frogcooke

    I think cooks was 1 week after the finale and davids was 1 week after that.. but david had already mentioned jive on lkl before it had been announced.. lol

  • BubbleGum

    I think the hole top 5 minus Danny will be signed.They will all sell big in there own genre.I mean Allison will be big with Pop/Dance.Matt will be big with alternative?? I dont know his genre.Kris will be big with Pop/Rock.Adam will be big with Dance/Pop.They will all excel in there own genre.

  • BubbleGum

    Frog I love David’s album.Touch my hand,crush and your eyes dont lie are all on myipod as repeat lol.I know ALOT of people dont like his album but i love it.
    If Allison can have songs like that but with her style i would love it as well.

  • weese

    Just watched Kris’ interview with Slezak. Reminded me of why I liked him so much and why he won.

  • hardkandy

    wow it’s kinda weird if she is signed that quick and Jason last year who finished in the same place, who was a lot more popular than her had to wait a year to get signed.

    Well I do like her so good luck to her! =)

  • http://myspace.com/pm68 Pam

    I think cooks was 1 week after the finale and davids was 1 week after that.. but david had already mentioned jive on lkl before it had been announced.. lol

    Yep, that’s exactly how it happened last year as far as the time frame. Thanks to Archie spilling the beans the way he did we found out where he was going before seeing the press release. lol

  • Suzanne

    My grassy knoll theory is that she and Megan are both signed since they are the only ones other than the top 2 who donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t twitter.

    Adam twitters. maybe as realadamlambert? I was just reading it today. His account is only a few days old.

    I wonder if Allison will show up in a cameo as Sonny’s wacky friend in Sonny with a Chance? (I think her mgmt team will take advantage of her age and try to get her some tween exposure, like David Archuleta this year.)

    I actually predicted Kris/Adam/Allison to get signed, but I am surprised that some station in Cleveland knows about it b/f everyone else. I was expecting the press release schedule to be the same a usual–This week the announcement for the winner; next week the announcement for the runner up; then, if applicable, an announcement for anyone else signed about a week after the runner up.

  • jpfan

    Is this for real or a rumor? Seems like a funny way to announce a signing.
    I’ll be honest and say that Allison wasn’t one of my favs although I can certainly see her commercial appeal. I’m sure they’ll position her as a young Pink/Kelly Clarkson type. The fact that she’s Hispanic will help as well.

    I’m can just hear the Kara tunes she’ll be warbling already. I think I’m just tired of Pink and really don’t want to hear the watered down version. While the industry may love Allison, her downloads were underwhelming and I don’t think she every really connected with the audience.

    However, she’s certainly a talented girl and I’d be surprised if 19 signed anyone else from this season. I don’t agree that Allison is the most talented teen ever on the show.

    I think Archie and Jordin are more talented and are more appealing as personalities than Allison.

  • weese

    I found Megan intriguing. Then during the finale I wondered why she ever interested me. If she gets signed I wouldn’t be surprised though cause one feels like there is something musically unique lurking there. I just could never get a handle on what it was.
    No Boundaries was starting to make me wonder why I ever liked Kris. Slezak reminded me.
    Allison’s potential is immeasureable so I am not surprised she got signed immediately. Unlike Jason Castro.

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    Adam twitters. maybe as realadamlambert? I was just reading it today. His account is only a few days old.

    There are tons of fake Adam tweets out there. I will believe it when it’s linked from the real accounts of the others (verified by Ryan). I’m pretty sure Adam said he didn’t use twitter in a recent interview.

    I think Archie and Jordin are more talented and are more appealing as personalities than Allison.

    I think Allison trumps both of them in terms of overall talent and personality. Although I do like Jordin and Archie. Both of them are just a tad too pageant-like for my tastes.

  • BubbleGum

    I hope Allison doesnt ever go on disney.It was sad enough to put Archie though that but i could understood why they did that.Archie was way to
    mature on AI and I think they wanted to make him look like he fits in
    with today’s music/media.

    Allison is way to mature to go on disney.She would make Miley,Demi and Selena her bitches.It would ruin her rocker edge to the whole music genre
    if she went on disney.

    I also cant see Kris being on disney either.I think they understand that he’s way to old to be on disney and that he understands what he wants to do.

  • ppwars

    pj:I am enjoying it too! Donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t get me wrong. I just want the press release in my hot little hands.

    Oh, I’m 100% with you there, too!

    jpfan:I think Archie and Jordin are more talented and are more appealing as personalities than Allison.

    Well, I CAN understand that if you are a fan of these two, that you don’t appreciate Allison as much. I have to force myself to give either of those two any credit; but, in the end, I must. UCK!

  • jpfan

    I’m lost. Why would Kris or Allison go to Disney. They’re Jive property now if the rumors are right. I guess I dont’ see Allison as the super talent who’ll mow down all the Disney ladies right now. On the teen scene, you need personality as well as talent. I just don’t see Allison as connecting on that level.

    I’m a little concerned that this is coming out before official news of Kris’ deal. It’s always bad when the also rans get more PR than the winner.

    I’m no fan of Archie’s post Idol music but do like Jordin’s first three hits. However, they are terrific singers and their “pageant” personalities don’t affect me in the slightest. I just appreciate their vocal talents. I kind of thought Allison had a little “pageant” in her background as well?

  • ilovetohateai

    don’t worry, allison won’t go disney. she doesn’t have the disney look.

  • BubbleGum

    Rickey said this was Kris’s offical twitter.I dont think he has a clue on how to use it lol. http://twitter.com/officialkris

    Lets not start a Jordin/Archie/Allison fanwar.I think Allison is more lively than Archie.The thing that i loved about Archie was his voice.It was smooth and
    pitch perfect and he was a cutie.Allison reminds me of Jordin personality wise.They both act like goofy teenagers who are really talented.

    I will admit that Allison’s recording from AI arent perfect.They do need to work with her on that.It always seemed like she rushed the recording.She does have the potential to show everyone what a teen rocker really is.

  • Suzanne

    http://www.twitter.com/realadamlambert. Says he just made the account, after he told E! that he doesn’t have one. Frankly, the tweets are too dull to be from a fake.

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    Rickey said this was Krisà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s offical twitter.

    I wouldn’t be so sure about that. There was a fake Kris MySpace account everyone swore was the real thing. It’s deleted now.

    Lets not start a Jordin/Archie/Allison fanwar.

    Don’t tell posters what to do or try to dictate the discussion. Thanks. :).

  • BubbleGum

    Every teen from idol that Jive has they put onto disney somehow.I dont know how they got Jordin to fit in with the JB tour.totally differant music.It seems like Jive has no idea how to manage anyone under 18? Thank god Kris is 23 they cant disney him.I think they will find a way to make Allison some kind of disney crap.If they can do that to Jordin they can do it to anyone.

  • ilovetohateai

    i’ll be surprised if allison has more success than kristy lee cook. i guess only time will tell.

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    When Ryan or the other Idols engage with these supposedly new twitter accounts, I’ll believe them. Or, if their official sites promote following them. Until then, I’ll remain a skeptic.

  • BubbleGum

    If Adam got twitter I think Ryan would tell everyone.He would be like Adam twitter stalker and never leave him alone lol.Ryan is a adam fanboy.

    Jpfan-We are also not confirmed about Adam’s record deal.So its not only kris’s that were not offfically sure about.i dont even think a radiostation is cleveland is a press release,

  • d. b. cooper

    Allison’s personality is very different than the current teen stars. It’s a bit darker than your Miley Cyrus or Archuleta or Demi Lovato. I think she is likely to appeal more to the slightly alienated, more like Nirvana or Nine Inch Nails. That niche is being underserved by the majors right now, but it is a big market and it isn’t an audience with a limited shelf life. Jive could do a lot worse than to get into the Allison Iraheta business. I think with proper care she’ll be selling albums and selling out concerts for decades.

    To quote the Souls of Mischief from their classic song ’93 Til Infinity:

    “If you’re really dope, why ain’t ya signed yet?
    But I get
    My loot from Jive/Zomba
    I’ma bomb ya
    You will see
    From now to infinity”

    I quoted that mainly because it’s the only song I know that mentions Jive/Zomba in the lyrics and because I love it :smile1_tb:.

  • storm45701

    maybe the copy writer at Cleveland simply lifted rumors from the Internet. It happens.

    Allison is the only other top contestant I could see being signed by a major label.

  • ppwars

    Hey, jpfan. I posted this link earlier: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuhjKsxmWrg&feature=related . I apologize for doing it again, but it will give you an idea about how she interacts with fans. The personality is there without a doubt. AI just wasn’t the platform to show it off.

    There are many, many more examples which point up that she, indeed, is personable and connects and deeply with fans. If you look back at her performances, the live audiences go nutz over her. As far as what you see talent-wise, no use debating that as it is a matter of personal prefs. BUT, competing with Hanna Montana, etc, is altogether another animal. It probably isn’t the Hanna-type performer she is intended to compete AGAINST. It’s more to reach whatever part of that market that she can on another level, as well as an altogether different market.

  • Renina

    I don’t get David A. Season 8 was my first year watching, and hearing all the buzz prompted me to check out some of season 7. (there is a website that I go to that has AI all season’s episodes). Anyway, while I kinda liked David Cook, and LOVED Jason Castro, David A just did not seem to have an appealing voice to me. And he often lost track of the words to a song, No?

    Anyways, as far as talent, I would agree that Allison’s is far superior to David A.

  • Suzanne

    à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll be surprised if allison has more success than kristy lee cook

    I’d be shocked if she isn’t more successful. KLC tanked.

    I think there’s a lot of space in the industry for Allison. How many rocker girls has AI produced? The market isnt’ saturated from AI contestants.

    Also, she’s a very good singer. Who else was a rocker gal–Amanda Overmeyer and Gina Glockson? Allison is a much stronger singer than either of those gals. I don’t think that Pink, for instance, is any better a singer than Alison.

    And she’s cute and young. A lot of time to cement her place in the industry.

    I’m actually much more surprised that Kris is going to Jive. He’s not a hip hop guy and doesn’t seem like a popartist, but okay.

  • BubbleGum

    Archie isnt rocker so we cant compare them.I’m sure Allison cant perform like Archie can and Archie cant rock and roll like she can.two differant people.

  • steve

    that 1 clip is a small part of a 5 pt utube.that is in part 5

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82sFGUgtQLk&feature=related

    Its nice that a kid acts like a kid.Then takes over a stage like a adult.That is rare in todays music world.

  • Trina

    This isn’t even actually from this Cleveland station. That photo slideshow was linked earlier on all Clear Channel station sites. When I was on Z100 this morning it was there too. And to be honest a lot of stuff that’s mentioned on the front of those CC station sites are picked up directly from internet buzz or regular gossip. In this case I’m leaning towards believing Allison is going to Jive but I don’t consider this particular blurb anything concrete.

  • jpfan

    Allison seems like a terrific girl. I just didn’t see the star quality during the show. I’m not being snarky but Idol contestants do not get the Nirvana crowd.

  • AC

    I don’t think that Allison is signed.. quite yet. I wouldn’t be surprised if she is because Kara’s raving about her so I can actually see Kara working with her and Matt if they are not signed.

    If she does release an album, I can kinda see it as either really early with people sending her rejected Kelly Clarkson and Pink songs but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Or, the label will let her have some input and release it early next year and they can help promote the release by having her on American Idol. Another reason i think that it might get released later is that she is 17 and shouldn’t there be some child labor laws for working that kid? I just realized that they did so for Jordin and David but they probably had more of a deadline.

  • steve

    Well one thing allison has is she was most peoples second favorite.Most fans i saw the whole AI season had a fav then would say they also liked allison.I think because of that she will sell well.I can see adam and her doing some overseas shows like the davids just did.Thats gold for sure for both of them.

  • TKat

    Adam twitters. maybe as realadamlambert? I was just reading it today. His account is only a few days old.

    Adam doesn’t twitter or have a Friendster page. All are posers.

  • d. b. cooper

    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m not being snarky but Idol contestants do not get the Nirvana crowd.

    Nirvana was a pop band. They sold millions of records. My point is that currently the teen market is being served very safe, sweet stuff. It doesn’t have to be that way. Allison was unlike any other female contestant that has been on the show previously. So speaking historically about what type of audience an Idol can expect, I don’t think that works for Allison. So I believe that Allison can tap into fans that may not have watched Idol.

  • BubbleGum

    Jive doesnt really go out of the box with there teen stars.Its all very safe.Unless your over 18.They really cant manage teens.

  • girlygirl

    I don’t see either Adam or Kris being the twittering types. Didn’t I hear Kris refer to twitter as “the devil” in one of his interviews? So unless 19E is basically making them have twitter accounts, I doubt these as legit (and even if they are legit, I wouldn’t expect either guy to be on them much).

    As for Allison, I would hope the folks at Jive (or whatever label she ends up on) doesn’t try and turn her into a bubbly pop Disney girl. That’s SO not her. Even though Kris had to do his Disney World trip the other day, I think he’s safe from being Disneyfied in the future — a little too old, married, etc. And if you check out some of the pictures of him pre-Idol that are popping up all over the internet, he doesn’t come across quite as squeaky clean as Disney likes ‘em!

    Anyway, I’m not going to worry too much about Adam, Kris or Allison — I have faith (hope?) that they will all e just fine when their debut albums come out.

    Finally, anyone check out Kris’ Idolatry interview yet. What’d ya think?

  • girlygirl

    Nirvana was NOT a pop band. They were alternative rock/grunge. Not anywhere close to pop!

    Kurt Cobain (R.I.P.) would be rolling over in his grave if he heard someone calling Nirvana pop!

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    Is this for real or a rumor? Seems like a funny way to announce a signing.

    Notice the question mark in the headline? It’s pretty much a rumor at this point.

  • annabelina

    I really really really hope this is true ’cause if it’s not I just spazzed out for a good two or three minutes for nothing.

    And omg, Allison and Kris as label mates! How cute! … OMG, Allison, Kris, AND Archie as label mates! *flails*

    Okay, I’m done. I think I’m more excited about this than when Kris won. :x

  • Matt

    Nirvana was a pop band. They sold millions of records.

    Just because they sold millions of records doesn’t make them pop. Nirvana were as grunge as grunge gets.

    Good news for Allison, if true. I’m not expecting greatness out of her first album, but I think she could be a very good recording artist down the road. She is the most talented teen ever on Idol. Mileage, of course.

  • Tatiana

    I think Allison and David A. are both very talented but in different ways.

    Allison does have the great rocker voice and edgier image/personality that could give her an easier route to the Top 40 charts and mass popularity with teens/young adults, not just tweens. They could easily have her start opening for Pink, Kelly Clarkson, etc. for example if she goes pop/rock.

    David A. has a unique, gorgeous pure voice. He shines the most on music with meaninful lyrics that allow him to make a heart connection (like Imagine) or that he can relate to (Crush). He has great interpretative skills. But right now there is a bit of a disconnect between his persona (young for his age) and his greatest talents, which really lie with more mature/meaningful material. He just needs to get some experience and a little more maturity to come into his own, and I think the tours he’s been on and will go on this summer are great for that.

  • ppwars

    mj:Notice the question mark in the headline? Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s pretty much a rumor at this point.

    TYTY for the rumor. Nice to again have a place to speculate about our fav, or semi-fav as the case may be.

  • ppwars

    Oooooooo…..

    Compare this (David A): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_mT8Jtpyss&feature=related

    to this (Alli): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuhjKsxmWrg&feature=related

    AND, I rest my case on the personality question!

  • noctem seizure

    I think she is likely to appeal more to the slightly alienated, more like Nirvana or Nine Inch Nails.

    Alison is NOT going to appeal to Nirvana/ NIN-type fans. Pink is indeed the proper point of reference although they will definitely cross-market her to Disney.

    Props for quoting Souls of Mischief in your post though

    Just because they sold millions of records doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t make them pop. Nirvana were as grunge as grunge gets.

    Ah, but grunge/ alternative became the new pop in the early-to-mid nineties. Or perhaps a better way to say it is, pop engulfed/ subsumed/ absorbed grunge.

  • isisdagmar

    I never understood the issue some people had with Allison’s personality. She didn’t seem totally comfortable in interviews, but she was delightfully quirky and very, very funny.

  • d. b. cooper

    Alison is NOT going to appeal to Nirvana/ NIN-type fans. Pink is indeed the proper point of reference although they will definitely cross-market her to Disney.

    Oh. Then I, personally, am an outlier. Being that I am a fan of NIN and Nirvana, never watched Idol before this year, am not a fan of Pink, and am a fan of Allison. I guess I am not at all typical :smile2_tb:.

    I really think her appeal is broader than just Pink and Disney. That it would be a mistake for her to do the kind of silly songs that she would be expected to do if she went that direction. I hope she stays a bit darker.

    And if Kurt Cobain didn’t want me to consider him pop he shouldn’t have written such catchy songs :smiley2_tb:. He wrote some of the best pop music ever.

  • BubbleGum

    Can someone answer me this question? If Kris and Adam are both coming out with albums in the fall would there single be out this summer?

  • Valentin432

    I can’t say I am surprised, just hoping for some official announcements right now.
    I believe this is a done deal, in his interview with Idolatry, Kris seemed to be very confident about Allison’s future, IMO it indicates that she has been signed.

    As for her first album, I am sure Jive (or whatever other label) will make her record during the tour to release the album sometime next fall, this is how they get the most advantage from the idol exposure.
    I hope/expect that she will do rock/pop stuff first a la Kelly/Pink because it’s probably what she wants to do right now and it’s probably where the money is too. IMO, she has the less question marks of the 3 because we all know what she wants to do, it is a successfull genre and 19/Sony has proved they can manufacture a good album in that vein.

  • Jae

    I really hope this is true and if it is, congrats to Allison! She was my second favorite after Adam and I think she has so much potential! Go Allison!

  • tinawina

    I hope this is true. I am thrilled for Allison!I want her album the most.

    I agree she’s not really Disney type pop rock, she’s more Paramore type pop rock. But I don’t think we have to worry about Jive Disney-ing her, they are not really that type of label. They are parking Archie there for now, but they thrive on mainstream pop hits. I bet they go Paramore lite/Pink-ish with Allison.

  • Kirsten

    Can someone answer me this question? If Kris and Adam are both coming out with albums in the fall would there single be out this summer?

    In the past, Jive released Idol lead-off singles in early August. RCA seems to normally releases the first Idol single closer to the time of the album release (a couple of weeks before or after (so late October to early December). Last year, RCA decided to release Cook’s first single at the beginning of September.

  • JohnM

    ppwars:
    “Has Allison expressed an interest in writing her own music?”

    YES! She has stated that she likes to write. She did write (or co) a single that was on the web for a while. Great song- sorry, canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t remember the name.

    It’s called Take It Or Leave It, and it’s still on the web, on the Youtube channel of the guy who produced it:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/BrandonPetersMusic

    A good, catchy song, though it could definitely benefit from a full-on professional re-recording. I could be happy with this style of record from her.

    Just keep her away from the cutesy crap!

  • oceana

    I would think that Jive doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t give a crap about what position an Idol finished in, or even if they are an Idol. Idol is over and done with. Jive wants Allison apparently. She looks to have one of the most top notch teams you can have. Their concern is only going to be Allison. When her album is ready, and when they think it should come out is when I think it will come out. I know some fans are under the impression that she is already working on her album – ahead of Kris and Adam. Kelly Picklerà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s came out first. Archie had a single out before Cook. I think ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s a possibility weà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll have an October Allison record. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m thrilled it will be pop rock. Sheà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s going to be huge. All over TV and radio. So, in that regards sheà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll be bigger than Daughtry.

    I agree with everything you said.

    The records don’t come out in order of how they finished on the program. Just last year, DA’s came out before DC’s. Kellie’s came out whenever because she was doing country and Kat’s record had nothing to do with hers. People need to understand that Idol is a tv show. When it ends, the top 10 are in the real world. The real world doesn’t operate according to Idol rules. The real marketplace has its own logic and its own rules.

    I’m thrilled, but not surprised, that Allison is being signed and will have top-notch support. I expected no less. I feel that she and Adam were the most talented from the season, followed by Kris. Allison is my favorite, I love her voice, and her personality and attitude, she’s going to be a big, big star, she’s incredible. Can’t wait.