American Idol's resident rocker grrl is back in action.
Following in the footsteps of winner Kris Allen and Rolling Stone cover boy Adam Lambert, Allison Iraheta has inked a deal with 19 Recordings and her debut album is due out this fall.
The 17-year-old bright-redhead from Los Angeles finished fourth on the recently concluded eighth season of Idol, stopping short of the finals but winning a legion of fans with her Joplinesque pipes and beyond-her-years musicality.
"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!" Iraheta said in a statement.
Her deal, first reported by EW.com, comes ahead of what we figure is the inevitable signing by third-placer Danny Gokey to Idol creator Simon Fuller's 19 Entertainment outfit.
"There's nothing to report just yet" on the Gokey front, a 19 rep said.
While Iraheta and Allens' albums will be licensed to Jive Records, Lambert's is in affiliation with RCA. SOURCE
Suck it Gokey! We all know the HBIC here. Go Allison!