Holiday (Dilana song)

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Single by Dilana
from the album Inside Out
Released 2007, 2009
Format Digital Download
Recorded 2007
Genre Glam rock
Length 3:46
Label Rusty Harp
Writer(s) Dave Bassett, Dilana
Producer(s) Dave Bassett
Dilana singles chronology

"Holiday" is an original song written by Dilana, about how her life has changed after appearing on Rock Star: Supernova. On February 20, it was released with "Ring of Fire" as a B-side track, exclusively on digital download websites such as iTunes and MySpace (through Snocap), where fans can also listen to the full version for free. It is the first single from her U.S. debut album, Inside Out, which was released on November 17, 2009.

Recording information[edit]

Co-writing/ Vocals - Dilana

Co-Writing/Producing/Multiple Instruments - Dave Bassett

Mastering - Brian Gardner

Drums - Adrian Young (No Doubt)

Drum Tracks - Andrew Alekel (Grandmaster Recorders)

Track listing[edit]

Year Title Album Format Notes
2007 "Holiday" Inside Out Digital Download Covered by Allison Iraheta on Just Like You
2007 "Ring of Fire" Single Only Digital Download Cover of Johnny Cash song

Music videos[edit]

Dilana released a home-made music video for "Holiday" on YouTube on March 6, 2007. She used footage from her first six months after her rise to fame on Rock Star: Supernova, covering everything from her trips to Iceland to her first independent tour in the United States. Fans can watch the video by clicking on the following link: Holiday unofficial music video

In November 2009, the official music video premiered on Entertainment Weekly.[1] The music video made its official television debut on LCN's The Vault on November 20, 2009 at 8:30 pm.[2]

Allison Iraheta version[edit]

American Idol Season 8 contestant Allison Iraheta covered "Holiday" on her debut album, Just Like You.[3]

In an interview with Lyndsey Parker of Yahoo! Music,[4] who tells Iraheta that her cover of "Holiday" is the song on Just Like You she's most excited about, Iraheta said,

Later in the same interview, Allison said, "it is a little intimidating (to cover a song by someone you respect) at first cause I was like 'wow, this is so good,' but we're different." Rock Star: Supernova runner-up Dilana has also praised Iraheta, saying that she is "the only chic I would ever want to cover my song," calling her "so smart ... so talented" and saying that she had a "beautiful future ahead."[5]


Iraheta's cover of the song has been received positively. Jim Cantiello, from MTV writes "Iraheta's rock and roll swagger is in full swing on this rock and roll shuffle, co-written by fellow reality star Dilana," adding that 'Holiday' should be released as a single."[6] Lyndsey Parker, from Yahoo! music called it a "glam-rock stomper."[7] Michael Slezak, of Entertainment Weekly, writes, "The second I heard 'Holiday,' I thought to myself: 'This ditty should go directly to The Rocker (referring to Iraheta) — without passing go, and without collecting $200.'"[8]


  1. ^ Retrieved on 11-04-09
  2. ^ LCN's "The Vault" will air your "Holiday" video
  3. ^ Retrieved 2009-11-04.
  4. ^ Allison Iraheta: Yahoo! Music Interview PART 2
  5. ^ Dilana on Allison Iraheta
  6. ^ Allison Iraheta's Just Like You: The Album Snippet Preview!
  7. ^ Allison Iraheta: The Album-Preview Interview, Part 1
  8. ^ Want to hear what Allison Iraheta's 'Holiday' sounds like? Then check out our exclusive stream of the 'Rock Star: Supernova' star Dilana