As one of the most criminally underrated vocalists ever, Allison Iraheta, formerly of American Idol circa 2009, and her mysteriously dark Halo Circus rip into a twisted version of Duran Duran's 1989 song "Do You Believe In Shame?," off the band's Big Thing disc. Thanks to Yahoo! Music reporter Lyndsey Parker, fans now have an official recording of the re-invented track, which has become one of the band's staples in concert.
"Do You Believe In Shame?" is featured on the upcoming Making Patterns Rhyme: A Tribute to Duran Duran compilation, which will also be brought to life by contributions from Warpaint and Little Dragons.
In other news, Halo Circus has been added to the Grammys' Women Who Rock cruise, slate for No. 4-8. Other performers include Heart, Emmylou Harris and Joan Osborne.
During Iraheta's run on the hit Fox singing competition, she proved her stylistic mettle on such covers as No Doubt's "Don't Speak," Patty Loveless' "Blame It On Your Heart" and Janis Joplin's "Cry Baby," among so many others. It was clear early on that the then 16-year-old possessed a maturity and poise most singers dream their entire lives of having. Following her fourth-place finish, she released a wholly pop-rock debut Just Like You through Jive Records in late 2009. After parting ways with the label the next year, she stepped back from the limelight to gather her wits and hone her craft. In early 2013, Halo Circus, featuring David Immerman on guitar, Matthew Hager (Duran Duran, Mandy Moore, Backstreet Boys) on bass and Veronica Bellino, came to be.
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