J-14 chatted with American Idol finalist (and one of your faves this season!) Allison Iraheta and she dished about Simon, her crazy wardrobe, and who she thinks you should vote for next week! Remember to tune in to the American Idol finale next Tuesday and Wednesday on FOX to see Allison and all the other season 8 finalists watch Kris and Adam duke it out for the title!
J-14: Were you shocked when you got voted off?
Allison: I've been in the bottom three so many times and I was just really prepared for anything. I've got to say, everyone is prepared -- and when it was down to me and Danny I was like, "Whoa it's either him or me," and it was me. So I'm pretty happy that I made it that far, and I'm just glad that I got the opportunity to be on that stage, you know.
J-14: What did you think about having a fourth judge this season?
Allison: I don't know, change is good. And I loved Kara. And it's awesome that they change it up. You know you don't want to be stuck on seeing the same thing, right. So I think it's pretty cool that they bring something different to the table.
J-14: You said that Danny, Kris, and Adam treated you like a little sister. Do you have any examples of when they acted like big brothers to you?
Allison: Oh yes, there was a lot. It was so fun, like they would pick on me, because they were having like a little argument and I'd be like, "Yeah" and they're like, "You stay out of this, you're only 12 years old." And I'm like "Aw." It's love! And the cool thing is that they would help me with like song choice and we would all help ourselves and it was great.
J-14: How did you feel standing up to Simon?
Allison: You know I'm really not the kind of person that talks back. I really just felt it was the perfect time to standup for myself and I was like, "Alright, I'm not who you are saying I am. I'm not boring, first of all and you say I don't talk," and I was like, "I might as well just talk."
J-14: Did you ever get bummed out from his comments?
Allison: It sort of did. I was like come on, I'm singing here. But I think overall they all look for what you're going to do as a selling artist. I know there were a lot of risks I did in dressing and all that, but I had fun with it, so I think that's what mattered.
J-14: Who do you think our readers should vote for next week in the finale?
Allison: Well you know what, they've got to vote for whoever they think is awesome. It's so crazy, this competition, because everybody is so different. So it's like, if you find someone that is awesome and you like and you can totally connect to, you go and vote for them, because they're going to be the next American Idol, and they're going to be great. You know everyone else that has been on the show has been great and we've been different. So whoever they feel just connects with them.
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