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'American Idol's' Allison Iraheta Signs Record Deal

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    Allison Iraheta is the latest "American Idol" season eight contestant to sign with 19 Recordings and her recordings have been licensed to Jive Records.

    Allison, who made it to the Top 4 of the recently completed season of the FOX reality competition, is scheduled to release her album in the fall. The vibrantly red-haired rocker was the youngest contestant ever, at 16, to make it into the Top 12. She had aspired to be on "American Idol" since its debut in 2002 when she was only 9.

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    Early in the season Allison Iraheta caught the attention of Idol judges, with Kara DioGuardi commenting, "keep your eye on that girl!" One of her defining moments on the show was her performance of the heart-wrenching Bonnie Raitt classic "I Can't Make You Love Me" in the Top 8 round of performances.

    "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!" Allison said in a statement released to Access Hollywood.

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    This summer Allison will tour across the U.S with her fellow Season 8 finalists on the "American Idols Live! Tour 2009."

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