Allison Iraheta Appears on K.C. Porter’s Timely “La Pared” Single

Allison Irahetais sharing her voice in the quest to tear down walls…

The 27-year-old Salvadoran American singer and former American Idol finalist has joined voices with K.C. Porter and Mexican American rapper Olmeca on Porter’s “La Pared,” the first single from his upcoming album Cruzanderos. 

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The “La Pared” video, directed by directed by Rubén Giménez of Spanish production company Hero Studio, may be animated, but the content isn’t meant to be amusing in the traditional sense of the word.

“La Pared” is a call to tear down border “walls,” illustrated by the travails of a father and daughter divided at the border. 

“La Pared” is Porter’s first single as a soloist, featuring Iraheta and Olmeca in a mix of pop, tropical and reggaeton.

Porter, best known best for his award-winning work in the Latin music space (SelenaRicky MartinLuis MiguelManáSantana), lived in Guatemala for 10 years since the age of seven, and is not only fully fluent in Spanish, but also fully understands Latin music, its artists and its themes.

Iraheta released a solo album, Just Like You, in 2009, which included the well-received single “Friday I’ll Be Over U.”

She later became the lead singer of the band Halo Circus. The band has released two albums.

Porter’s Cruzanderos album is due out September 20 on Altafonte Music. 

Iraheta Married to Fellow Band Member Matthew Hager

Allison Iraheta is a married woman…

The 21-year-old Salvadoran American singer and American Idol finalist has married her Halo Circus bandmate Matthew Hager, her new husband has confirmed to Yahoo!‘s Reality Rocks.

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“Best thing I’ve ever done,” says the new groom.

News that Iraheta and Hager quietly eloped back in January broke this Tuesday, via The Hollywood Reporter.

The couple’s Halo Circus played their first online performance ever in February, for Yahoo! Music, but made no mention of tying the knot at that time.

Iraheta was 16 years old when she competed on Idol, so it may be hard to picture the red-haired rocker as a married woman. But allgrown up now.

Her new husband, a multi-instrumentalist and producer who’s worked with Mandy Moore, the Backstreet Boys, Duran Duran, Scott Weiland, and others, is slightly older than her — THR reports that he graduated from the Berklee College of Music in 1991 — but the two seem extremely well-matched, both personally and professionally.