Allison grew up in Glendale, California. Her parents are originally from El Salvador and she is the youngest of three kids. When she was 16-years-old she competed on 'American Idol.' Allison finished in fourth place. Like other Season 8 contestants Kris Allen and Adam Lambert, she signed a record deal with Jive Records and 19 Entertainment. After finishing up the 50 city American Idols LIVE! tour, Allison worked on her debut album. 'Just Like You' was released in December 2009. 'Friday I'll Be Over U' was the first single off of her album.