Allison got interviewed by SpotlightOnENT while she was attending the NARM Convention. In it she talks about why she came to NARM, songwriting for her next album, and what she thinks about the contestants left in this season of American Idol.
Carlos: Now I'm in great company, you got to meet her in American Idol. Today she's here to tell us about her life, her projects, her love life (Allison laughs), a bit of everything. Allison Iraheta, how are you doing sweetheart? Allison: Great! Carlos: A pleasure to have you here. Alli: Thank you for having me Carlos: And with different hair too Alli: Yeah, it was about time for a change Carlos: But you left a little of the red here Alli: Yeah, a little Carlos: Where are you from? Alli: Los Angeles Carlos: And your parents? Alli: From El Salvador Carlos: Oh, the pupusas you must have eaten in your life Alli: Oh yeah! Carlos: So tell me, because a lot of people obviously know you from American Idol, how did this contest change your life? Alli: It made me see everything differently, people knew me, knew my name, I've been on tour, I recorded an album. From singing at La Curacao to touring for 4 months Carlos: A big difference Alli: A big difference but I learned a lot and it was a huge experience Carlos: And recently, the new season of American Idol began and there are differences because now there's Jennifer Lopez Alli: Steven Tyler Carlos: What do you think of Jennifer, finally a latina. Did you see her? What do you think? Alli: I think it's a really good change, a change was needed to you know, keep it exciting and yes we all miss Simon but Carlos: Some contestants don't miss him that much Alli: Heh, maybe not, but I think it's going to be a very good year. Carlos: You got the support of many kids and young latinos because they saw themselves in you, lots of them who want to be there and be popular, they sing, what would you tell them? Alli: It's tough you know, there are people who don't have the same opportunities that other get, but even if there's always one door that closes there will always be another one that opens, you just can't give up. American Idol gives you a lot of opportunities and experiences, it helps you grow. Carlos: I know you have a lot of projects for this year, tell me about them. Alli: I'm writing a lot, working on music, totally different from the first album, darker and dirtier like my hair. Carlos: Darker? Dirtier? Alli: Just dark, yeah dirtier Carlos: Are you gonna lose your clothes? Alli: No, I'm not gonna lose my clothes! Carlos: So speaking of clothes, at least tell me, anything happening with the love life? Alli: Nah Carlos: Come on, tell me the truth! Alli: I'm telling you the truth! No, I'm boring, nobody wants to. Carlos: If you lost weight, it's because something excited you, because last year when I saw you, drawing my conclusions here Alli: What does that mean? How do you know I wasn't looking before haha, no, no, I have friends here and there but nothing serious. Carlos: I also know you'll be part of a benefit event for the El Salvador kids Alli: Yes, I'll be at a benefit event for El Salvador kids, it's on February 5th at Cicadas and it's gonna be real good. Carlos: You'll be singing there, but you'll also be singing here later. Do you like horror movies? Alli: Yeah, I love them!
The interviewer goes on to introduce someone else who would go on the next segment on the show.
MTV personality, Jim Cantiello invited Allison via Skype to join him in a segment called "Idol without Simon". In addition to talking about the new season of Idol, they also talked about her recent hair change and answered some Twitter questions. Check it out:
"Portishead! Third. That's good," Iraheta told MTV News' Jim Cantiello. "It's very mellowed out. I know a lot of people said that it's very different from what they did before. But it's not. It's the same dark stuff. Very soldier, like 'I'm gonna shoot you.'"
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