Allison Iraheta: Rocker Saved. Rocker Signed.
Posted Aug 9, 2011 @ 12:40 PM
Posted Sep 9, 2011 @ 9:55 AM
9/8/11 "Creep" (Radiohead cover) and "Glory Box" (Portishead cover)
Allison sounds so good singing these songs. I've never heard her sing "Glory Box" before, but I especially loved her performance of that song. She seems (to me) in a happier mood than the last time she performed here. She also performed 3 other songs, including "Sweet Dreams."
Allison- such a very special girl with a very, very special and unique voice. Glad to see her looking happy.
Posted Sep 10, 2011 @ 10:38 AM
Posted Sep 11, 2011 @ 2:03 PM
Posted Oct 29, 2011 @ 3:41 PM
"Glory Box" and "High and Dry"
She also sang "Creep" and "Big Empty." (I always wonder why she doesn't sing any of her songs off her album. Several of them work beautifully acoustically.)
So, Allison is performing at this same nightclub one more time. I had more hope for her when she was first dropped, but now I can see that it is a very bad thing when a major label lets you go. She's so much better than this small club. I wish her the best always.
Posted Oct 29, 2011 @ 9:33 PM
She's so much better than this small club. I wish her the best always.
She's paying her dues, learning, understanding who she wants to be as an artist. As an alum from her season said, AI is an opportunity, it allows these people to get a leg up on what they want to do with their lives, but it is not an ending, nor does it mean that they no longer have to prove themselves, or stop working to make a name for themselves.
Given the type of music that Allison wants to make, which is not the type of music that is on her album, she's going to have to do gigs like this, if she wants to be taken seriously. Like a lot of recent alums, she's going into a genre where reputation is very important, and where she's not going to be given a free pass just because she was on American Idol. In fact, her stint on the show is something that a lot of fans of her type of music will hold against her.
Posted Oct 29, 2011 @ 10:01 PM
I remember the rumor that Allison was never dropped, she decided to leave Jive so she can be signed to RCA, lol.
I had more hope for her when she was first dropped, but now I can see that it is a very bad thing when a major label lets you go.
I always felt Allison's problem was her inability to connection with audiences. She never had the likeability factor of other teen Idols like Jordin Sparks, David Archuleta, Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina. But she also never had the intelligence of a Crystal Bowersox, who also doesn't not fit into a niche. Allison was often rambling in interviews and her tweets were hyper and cypher. Unfortunately, she didn't have the physical attractiveness of someone like Kat MPhee, who has been able to re invent herself as an actress.
It's never too late for her to go to college and get an education.
Edited by FreeBallGamer, Oct 29, 2011 @ 10:05 PM.
Posted Oct 30, 2011 @ 9:18 AM
But she also never had the intelligence of a Crystal Bowersox
Crystal's intelligence didn't stop her from getting dropped, so that must not be the deciding factor. Allison seems intelligent to me, she's smart enough to know that she has to keep working hard for her dream, and that it's not something that will happen over night.
Posted Oct 30, 2011 @ 10:27 PM
She's an example of how quickly Idol popularity can fade. She was pretty popular during her season. But there just seems to be little news on her these days.
Edited by imimperfect, Oct 30, 2011 @ 10:36 PM.
Posted Oct 31, 2011 @ 10:06 AM
I just realized what bothers me so much about Allison performing at this club. It's the darkness of the songs. I love a good dark, sad song. But all four songs Allison sang were dark, sad, depressing. It's too much. She sounds good singing them, but she needs to put some lighter songs in her setlist too. Maybe just one or two dark songs, and then something that sounds just a little bit happy! This whole dark vibe coming from Allison just doesn't fit her, at least to me.
Posted Oct 31, 2011 @ 2:18 PM
Also, as for Allison's physical attractiveness- I think she's very beautiful and striking. To me, Katharine McPhee is very pretty and looks the same as hundreds of other very pretty Hollywood girls. Not unique. I think that Allison's looks stand out more.
We can always quibble over physical beauty but I think Kat's career has proven that she is more conventionally good looking than someone like Allison. And by that I mean that more people than not will say Kat is better looking. Of course I haven't seen pictures of Allison in a while.
Getting dropped from a major label is never a good. Everything gets much more difficult and you as an artist will be living from gig to gig. Allison could have enough money saved up to be self supporting for a couple years but after that she will be in big trouble without some sort of success.
Edited by MV007, Oct 31, 2011 @ 2:19 PM.
Posted Oct 31, 2011 @ 8:58 PM
If Allison is reduced to playing small clubs
I don't think that artists see things in this way. There are a whole lot of artists who started their careers off playing small clubs, and paying their dues. There's a heck of a difference between playing small clubs, and not having the chance to do what she loves.
Posted Nov 4, 2011 @ 9:22 AM
Posted Nov 4, 2011 @ 6:10 PM
FreeBallGamer- Saying Allison doesn't have the intelligence of a Crystal Bowersox is just silly to me. If I had to list ten words to describe Crystal, that word would not be on my list. But my top two words would be "boring," and "average."
Whether you find her personality or her music interesting is a separate matter from whether she's intelligent. What seems to me difficult to challenge is that she presents as very well spoken and together. She has strong convictions and goals and she expresses them well, whether it's on AI or when discussing her acting appearance on the crime procedural show (on which she did very well). Allison, by contrast, seems vague and unfocused. I don't really know what she wants to do. So I think FBG's post has validity.
Posted Nov 6, 2011 @ 8:06 AM
Whether you find her personality or her music interesting is a separate matter from whether she's intelligent. What seems to me difficult to challenge is that she presents as very well spoken and together.
It seems to me that her mouth is one of the things that played a role in her no longer having a contract, so maybe she's not so smart after all. Right now, both women are in the same boat.
Posted Dec 25, 2012 @ 11:01 AM
This must have been a letdown for Allison, going from the limelight of Idol, being a signed to a major label to singing backup for someone who has yet to establish herself.
I remember Allison had a tough time after her album debut. The good thing is that she is still young enough to resurrect her career.
Posted Dec 25, 2012 @ 5:03 PM
Posted Dec 26, 2012 @ 10:57 AM
Posted Dec 28, 2012 @ 1:12 AM
Yes, it's a post from a year ago, but what happened? I was aware that she was dropped, of course, but assumed it was the usual cry of poor sales.
It seems to me that her mouth is one of the things that played a role in her no longer having a contract, so maybe she's not so smart after all.
I have to respect her artistic choices, but I'm also sorry to hear that... I really liked the album and thought she shone best on the pop-rock stuff she did on Idol. If she were ever to come back here to the East Coast and I had a chance to hear her, I'd really be hoping to hear "Don't Waste The Pretty," if not "Friday I'll B Over U". But yeah, if all she's doing on her current club dates is the dark angsty stuff, I'm afraid and saddened that it doesn't do a whole lot for me.
Given the type of music that Allison wants to make, which is not the type of music that is on her album, she's going to have to do gigs like this, if she wants to be taken seriously.
So far as singing backup for Cassadee, if nothing else it's probably a decent paycheck.
Posted May 28, 2013 @ 5:21 PM
Wow, she's awfully young to be getting married. Hope it works out for them.
Posted May 31, 2013 @ 11:40 AM
Allison and her new band Halo Circus performing at Hotel Cafe 5/21/13, Los Angeles-
Just wanted to showcase Allison's uniquely beautiful voice (still a favorite female voice from Idol for me). I'm glad she's found her place for the time being in this band making music and singing. Hope she's happy with her new band and new husband.
Posted Jul 19, 2013 @ 10:26 AM
Halo Circus with Allison will be opening tonight for Adam Lambert at the California Mid-State Fair. That's wonderful!
Here is a video from the Halo Circus youtube channel from five months ago I had never seen. But it is so striking and stunning, I am going to post it. They are performing "Dazed and Confused" and "Sweet Dreams". I love the sound of Allison's voice on this video. I love the close-ups of her; and I love the guitar work from the band.
On a recent appearance at Saint Rocke (I guess that's a Los Angeles club.) Allison sang her beautiful song "Scars"!! I love that song.
ETA: Something I think would be so special and amazing- During Adam's set, I would love for Allison to come back out and sing a duet with him. I would trade out his solo rock encore he's been doing for Allison singing with him. In fact, instead of a rocking song like they did with "Slow Ride" from Idol- I would prefer something like a tender rock song like "Leather and Lace" (Stevie Nicks, Don Henley).
Edited by denimsky, Jul 19, 2013 @ 10:45 AM.
Posted Jul 19, 2013 @ 4:12 PM
Edited by aquariumblue, Jul 19, 2013 @ 4:15 PM.
Posted Jul 20, 2013 @ 8:28 AM
From Paso Robles, California last night, here is Allison with Halo Circus- "Something Special"
Yes, Allison- you are something special. (She looked beautiful. The cute guy in the sunglasses on guitar is her hubby.)
ETA: Here is a Wow! performance from the set. You can see them all at that same youtube channel. But I believe this performance is Allison's best.
Duran Duran cover "Do You Believe in Shame"
Edited by denimsky, Jul 20, 2013 @ 11:26 AM.
Posted Oct 9, 2013 @ 9:21 AM
Allison and Halo Circus- official music video for their first single "Gone" which came out 10/8/13, and which can be bought at itunes-
I like the song pretty good. I love the video. But my favorite song by Allison and her band so far is the Duran Duran cover song. Supposedly they're having an album come out in 2014. I wish they would record "Do You Believe in Shame".
I did not see this song in the top 200 songs on pop or rock either. I don't even know for sure what Allison's new music is classified as. But unless they get some promo on national television shows- I don't really see this single going too far. The only people who know about it are fans of Allison's who still follow up on what she's doing in the world of music. And I think that is a small group. But I do hope her new small, LA label gets them some kind of promo; and I hope she can get some sort of success greater than playing clubs in Los Angeles.
Posted Oct 10, 2013 @ 5:56 PM
Halo Circus music sounds alternative pop/rock. This sort of music never gets played on the radio much (barring exceptions like Florence and the Machine who did receive huge push) but there's an audience for it so I hope Halo Circus will manage to make their name.
Posted Oct 12, 2013 @ 4:57 PM
Allison at Hotel Cafe on 10/8/13 as a guest of a band called The Fairchilds, "Gimme Shelter"-
I loved that.
I never heard of The Fairchilds before- but that singer really captivated me; and if anyone else is wondering too- I'll go off track for a minute to tell you he is Cyril Niccolai of The Fairchilds; and here is a song from him- http://www.youtube.c...h?v=oL5LB5yicYA.
Out There - Thanks for your thoughts about Allison.
Posted Jan 13, 2014 @ 1:17 PM
Allison is returning to Idol, according to the Hollywood Reporter http://www.hollywood...-preview-670112
With musical directorRickey Minor returning to the fold after a two-year stint on The Tonight Show (and bringing along season eight finalist Allison Iraheta as a backup singer), season 13’s Hollywood Week saw group numbers of songs like Lorde’s “Royals” and Alex Clare’s “Too Close,” an EDM hit. “It was a concerted effort to get fresh music into the show,” says Ignjatovic. “We want to reflect what’s popular today.”