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Allison Iraheta of 'American Idol'
Singer: ALLISON IRAHETA
Monkeys As Critics Take: I missed San Francisco, so I haven't seen the bizarrely inarticulate Allison Iraheta before. Again, that means no expectations. She's dressed for her punky junior prom. I hope her date brings her a corsage. It starts out boring, but she gets much better when she gets to the chorus. Or at least she gets louder. She has the pipes for the yelling, but not entirely for the singing, so she gets pitchy at times. Her voice is raw, but impressively powerful. Right now? She isn't close to polished, but she's one of those singers who could get trained and made-over through the "American Idol" process and we might be left with something good.
John, Paul, George and Simon Say: This show is still funny for Randy, who announces that Allison "blew it out da box." He says it "might be one da hottest tonight." Kara's impressed with how serious Allison is and urges her to just keep getting comfortable, and predicts a big hit. Paula whips out her "You could sing the telephone book." Last year, David Archuleta was able to sing the telephone book at least four or five times. Simon says she's the best tonight by "a clear mile." I'm going to agree that Allison is tonight's best, but there isn't any competition. I have a feeling that the judges upped their rhetoric as a direct reaction to Normund.