Siobhan Magnus received the lowest number of the 33 million votes cast after Tuesday’s performance show of American Idol, but the glass blower from Cape Cod, Mass., went out on a high note -- what else? -- after being eliminated on last night's results show.
“Thank you to everyone who believed and supported me,” Siobhan said after the show. “I have the coolest fans and it’s been such a wild ride. It’s not over, just a new chapter. I hope to take this and start to think more about what’s next. Everything from theater, film, recording and performing for whoever wants to hear me scream.” Given
that one of her longtime ambitions is to star in a horror
movie, we might see that happen. And the show, which turned the Idols into vampires this week, continues the gore-fest when Lady Gaga hits the stage to perform a blood-splattered rendition of “Alejandro,” complete with some provocative male backup dancers and an incredible stage set on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the Top 5 will tackle the songs of Frank Sinatra with mentor Harry Connick Jr.
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Eliminated April 28
You became known for that signature high note — when did you know you could do that?
I figured I could do it in the shower one night in high
school, much to the dismay of my family and neighbors, singing a Kelly Clarkson song. I am an avid shower singer. I went to hit one note and ever since I figured it out I started using it more and more.
Did being a glass blower actually help develop your voice?
I started working there three years ago and it was incredible as it was all chemistry and science. Glass blowing does require an amount of breath control, but glass is sensitive. I talked to the customers a lot, too,
and though it sounds silly, I think that helped in communicating with people. It gets loud in the shop. In many ways it helped shape me as a person.
You like Courtney Love and Rob Zombie — might that be a direction you go in?
My tastes are in no way limited to that style of music - I love any type of music that moves me and I hope to create a sound that is my own and take from everything that I love. From R&B to jazz, to blues, I love everything. I want to take from everything, not just those two performers.
Who do you think might win?
Everyone left is so unique and talented. I know the last thing you want to hear is, "Oh, it could be anybody," but it all depends on the upcoming themes. Some people are more comfortable with one thing. I have faith in all of them and they all deserve to be there, so whoever comes out on top, it will be because of their skills. I love
them all dearly and can picture any one of them as the winner.
What kind of feedback did you get for your individuality from fans?
It was important to show people from the beginning that I was independent and different – that I am not going to change to please others. The positive feedback was tremendous. Letters from younger girls who said they were made fun of at school for being different, and watching me helped them accept that that was okay. Some letters bought me to tears. I achieved a goal of being able to influence young girls positively and show who you are inside is a beautiful thing — never let anyone take that away from you.