I mean, he's open-minded and liberal, but he's definitely 100 percent straight." A spokesperson for Allen could not be reached for comment at press time.
And while he's diplomatic about it, Lambert makes it clear that his relationship with third-place finisher, Milwaukee worship leader Danny Gokey, was not quite as easy.
After her semifinal performance of "Alone" by Heart, Randy Jackson and the notoriously tough Simon Cowell agreed that Iraheta was "one to watch in this competition." On "Idol's" Motown-themed night, her cover of The Temptations' "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone" garnered a standing ovation from Smokey Robinson.
When she was cut in fourth place, "Idol" music director Rickey Minor told USA Today that he was "absolutely shocked" by the development.
The judges unanimously agreed to put her through to the semifinals, with Simon Cowell saying "keep your eye on that one" and Paula Abdul predicting that Iraheta would be a "dark horse" in the competition."There are all these girls writing my on Twitter...saying [they] love songs like ‘Scars’ because they can totally relate to what I’m singing about.Iraheta's reality TV career actually began before her "Idol" fame; in 2007, she was crowned the winner of the Telemundo singing contest "Quinceañera: Mama Quiero Ser Artista" (English title: "Sweet Fifteen: Mom, I Want to be an Artist"), but legal problems with the production meant she never received the promised recording contract that was to be the grand prize.Two years later, she tried again with season eight of "American Idol," and received immediate and strong praise from the show's judges and visiting musicians.