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Shannon Magrane Eliminated on ‘American Idol’

Shannon Magrane

Beautiful blonde teen Shannon Magrane was eliminated on tonight’s (March 15) episode of ‘American Idol‘ — turns out America did not like her rendition of ‘One Sweet Day.’ However, she was given a momentary stay of execution and sang the Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men song one more time in an attempt to earn the sole save from the judges. Sadly, they chose not to give her their only pass of the season. Say what? Are they crazy? Perhaps just a little.

Before Randy Jackson said that they were showing Magrane the door, we were sort of feeling like the show manufactured this drama since contestant Jermaine Jones was ousted unexpectedly on Wednesday’s episode (March 14) when producers unearthed outstanding arrest warrants for the gentle giant. It would seem that the spot vacated by Jones would eliminate the need to send a hopeful home since that would make two dismissals in one week. But ’twas not the case. Shannon went buh-bye.

Also camped out in the bottom was the always sassy Erika Van Pelt. We’re not quite sure how someone as marginally talented as Heejun Han keeps getting a pass to more rounds. He’s funny and a decent singer, but he’s not belter like Miss Magrane, so we’re thoroughly confused. Mentor Jimmy Iovine predicted that viewers would tire of his limited range in the ensuing weeks and isn’t sure why the judges are so enamored by him. He does have a winning personality, though, and we love his jokes.

Overall, we’re sorry to see Shannon Magrane go. We would’ve liked to see what else this songstress had to offer.

Watch Shannon Magrane Perform ‘One Sweet Day’ After Being Eliminated on ‘Idol’

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