Relive the best (Crystal, Siobhan) and worst (Lacey, Haeley) of Wednesday's 'Idol' performances from the Top 10 Women
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Siobhan Magnus of 'American Idol' performs
Singer: Siobhan Magnus
Monkeys As Critics' Take: I've said it before... Siobhan is just an awkward, funny goofball. Hmmm... When the judges say "Big," they don't necessarily mean *this* big. Oddly, the bigger the song gets, the closer Siobhan comes to doing it justice. In the smaller verses, she sounds thinner than she needs to. Regardless, it's a funny package to see this song coming out of. It's just such a big song and her voice... Well, I don't know where it comes from, but it's sure strong. Meanwhile, I wonder how that next-to-last note sounded in the theater. That note was huge and I *think* she nailed it (justifying the pimp slot), but I don't know how it would have sounded live. Siobhan is like a baseball pitcher who throws a 100 mph fastball with no movement. Her voice is ridiculously big, but maybe not textured and soulful enough? That pitcher with the 100 mph flat fastball, sometimes he's gonna look dominant and sometimes he's going to get hit hard and he'll tantalize you with his potential. Tonight, Siobhan sounded dominant... But under different circumstances, I can imagine her just going loud and empty, all the while tantalizing you. Regardless, she also moves past Didi into the high second tier.
Randy, Ellen, Kara and Simon Say: Randy announces that Siobhan sold it, that it was dope, even doing a funny impression of Siobhan's last note. I think Ellen somehow compares Siobhan to a Snuggie as a compliment. Simon remains perplexed by Siobhan, but he praises the last note.