Why? Because she can sing like this:
Yes, Allison just thrillingly performed "Don't Waste The Pretty" for Yahoo!, and as usual her pretty voice did not go to waste; it gave me and my co-workers chills and thrills. I know this is a well-duh observation by now, but sometimes it really is easy to forget that this American Idol sweetheart is only SEVENTEEN YEARS OLD. Her raspy, whiskey-and-cigarettes vocals (I don't mean that literally; I am sure she doesn't smoke or drink!) just sound like those of a real grown woman, a woman who's really lived, not a typical teenager. This effect is especially striking when Allison sings unplugged.
With a voice like this, this girl has a long career ahead of her. I've got a feeling she'll only get better with age.
- American Idol finale
- Allison Iraheta