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Siobhan Magnus of 'American Idol' performs on Lennon & McCartney Night
Singer: Siobhan Magnus
Song: "Across the Universe"
Monkeys As Critics' Take: Siobhan says this will be a totally different type of performance. Indeed, it's simple and more stripped down than anything she's done for weeks. She's made such a botch of her past two performances that this was a crucial decision to just sit back and say, "Don't worry. I can still sing." The "American Idol" Munch-kin doesn't go full Scream, messing with expectations by coming close and then pulling back sweetly. It's a nice bounce-back for Siobhan.
Randy, Ellen, Kara and Simon Say: You know what Randy loves? It's not knowing what to expect from Siobhan. It was a bit sleepy for Randy, but he also loved the tender side. Ellen supports Siobhan marching to the beat of a different drum, because she's special. Kara thought it was "restrained" and "polite," which she appears to mean as an insult, because she doesn't think this was a song you could hear on the radio. Simon asks Siobhan what she responded to in the song and Siobhan says that it's about "Nothing's gonna change my world." She mentions her baby sisters and her voice cracks. There's nothing Simon can say after that. He tells her she's much better than last week. The idiot in the audience yells again and, for his trouble, he gets featured on camera. Way to validate the asshat, "American Idol." The asshat's name is Earl. He gets to come up on stage and huge Siobhan. Yes, "American Idol." When you have a clearly deranged dolt causing disturbances in the audience, the thing you want to do is invite him on stage with the pretty female contestant.