June 14, 2009 09:00 AM by Britteny Elrick
As reported by EW.com, Allison Iraheta is the next American Idolseason 8 contestant to sign a record deal. She has reportedly signed on with 19 records and her debut album will be released this fall by Jive Records, the same label that recently signed Kris Allenand Adam Lambert.
Allison, the fourth runner-up in this year’s competition,couldn’t believe that this was happening to her.”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 Iraheta, 16,said in a statement released to EW by 19 Recordings.
The news follows the recent announcements that Idol champ Kris Allen and and runner-up Adam Lambert have also landed deals with 19. (Both albums are due in fall; Allen’s will be released by Jive while Lambert’s will be on RCA.)
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