Recognize this little girl? You should, she’s on your television every week singing on American Idol. But this isn’t her first televised singing competition! In 2007, Allison won a Telemundo show called ‘Quinceañera: Mama Quiero Ser Artista’ (Sweet Fifteen: Mom, I Want to be an Artist). On the show, a group of teenagers were competing for a recording contract and a $50,000 cash prize. And Allison won! Apparently she never actually recorded an album — and no one’s quite sure if winning the show should make her ineligible for Idol.
I say give the girl a break. She was like 14 back then! She couldn’t have even auditioned for Idol if she’d wanted to. And if we didn’t allow people to participate in more than one reality TV show, what would become of Adrianne Curry’s flourishing career? (Don’t answer that.) I still love Allison, I think she’s tremendously talented, and I’ll vote for her again next week! (Although I will make damn sure to vote for Adam Lambert, too — everyone must have assumed he was safe!)