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Siobhan Magnus of 'American Idol' performs on Billboard Hot 100 Night
Singer: Siobhan Magnus
Monkeys As Critics' Take: So will Crystal and Siobhan just swap back and forth on the pimp slot for the rest of the season until the finale? I can live with that. I can also live with Siobhan's faux-hawk. She had the real thing before, so she can get away with this version. Similarly, she can get away with showing up to be mentored in her Clark Kent incarnation. Siobhan went dark and brooding last week, so she's trying for bluesy this week. It's not exactly her thing, really. And this is one instance where the Siobhan Scream wasn't motivated at all. A smooth performance for 80 seconds followed by a wail isn't the same as the gradual and well-deserved build-to-scream last week. But if Siobhan is determined to join Edvard Munch as people who have been synonymous with screams, she just needs to choose songs accordingly. Miley gives her a thumb's up, but I thought that it was a flat and unremarkable performance from perhaps my favorite singer in the competition.
Randy, Ellen, Kara and Simon Say: Randy loves that Siobhan is fearless. He loved it and thinks Siobhan an inspiration. Ellen asks for more. Kara sees that Siobhan is more comfortable on stage than anywhere else. And raves about that last note. For the second straight week, Simon says that there will be a split with Siobhan. Simon suggests that Siobhan may want to start with a scream next week. In general, Simon is feeling down about the night. Siobhan says that if she could, she'd do a whole song in the Siobhan Scream.