You Go, Grrl: Allison Iraheta

Allison Iraheta, the teenage rocker who made it to the top 4 of last season's American Idol, and who was a favorite of many Shakers who watch the show, has released a new single, "Friday I'll Be Over U" (below), and gave an interview to Pop Eater about the new song and being on Idol:
What will your fans take away from the song?

It's a song everyone can relate to. It's a pretty simple song. It ain't too hard to understand. I think people will really just be like 'Yeah!' ... hopefully.

Do you think you were able to be yourself on 'Idol'?

Not really. It was pretty hard. Being on 'American Idol,' it's very hard to be who you are. You can try, but you're already portrayed as someone else. It's kind of hard to come out as who you really are. But, now people get a chance to know who we are, going to see us on tour and stuff.

...How did you deal with all of the criticism laid out on 'Idol'?

It's hard to take at first, but people should be prepared before they audition. The whole show of 'Idol' is not about your singing. It's pretty much... it's favoritism. I don't know, but that's pretty much what it is.

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