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American Idol: Thoughts From Allison Iraheta’s Friends

April 29, 2009 05:00 PM by Britteny Elrick

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As we all know, Allison Iraheta is one of the youngest contestants ever to make the top 10 of American Idol. MTV recently got to pay a visit to Allison’s Los Angeles’ Animo Ralph Bunche Charter High School, where they spoke with several of her classmates and friends. Find out what they had to say…

Allison first came to the charter school as a freshman, where she sat next to Bobby Vega in English class. Bobby told MTV, “We’ll be sitting in class, and if she’s bored, she’ll just scream something. Instead of asking someone, ‘Give me a pencil,’ [she'll yell] ‘Give me a pencil!’ So in other words, she’s pretty shy then?

Bobby continued to say that the rest of the kids “were pumped” when they heard about Allison being on Idol. He says that every day they all talk about her performances and how many times they voted for her. Another friend, Ruth Rosas, said that Allison was shy about one thing: singing. “She would never want us to hear her sing or she would never want to sing or anything,” she said.

Ruth continued, “We miss her presence here, because she’s so outgoing. In every class, she would bring, like, joy to the class. She’d make something boring into something really funny. She was just very enthusiastic about everything.”

Allison’s sister, Sarah Iraheta,also works at the high school. She told MTV, “We had students, teachers and parents supporting her. It’s our pride to see her where she is. We know she’s going to get far. … I know I’m going to see her in the finals, and I’ll be there rooting for her, as will her peers. … Americans, it is our opportunity to see a Latina, a young, beautiful lady up on the top as the next American Idol.’ ”

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