Allison Iraheta

The American Idol duet between Allison Iraheta and Adam Lambert was destiny, to hear the 17-year-old redhead tell it.

"As soon as we heard about the duets, we looked at each other and were like, 'We gotta do one,'" Allison shares here in Part 1 of her TVGuide.com video Q&A. "We felt bad for Kris [Allen] and Danny [Gokey], because they wanted the girl, but they did good."

Alas, even being paired with Idol's season-long front runner could not keep Allison from being voted off.

Also in this sit-down interview:

• Allison shares what Simon said that set her off, and why it felt good to sass him back!

• Which of the guest mentors made Allison flip out?

• Less than a week after her Idol ouster, has the fiery teen already inked a deal with a record label?

Coming soon, in Part 2: Allison answers TVGuide.com reader questions!

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