American Idol 2012: Shannon Magrane Discusses Her Post-Idol Plans

Shannon Magrane - American Idol 2012

Shannon Magrane sat down with MTV to discuss her American Idol 2012 elimination during the Top 12/11 week. Shannon remains very positive post-Idol and has no regrets about tackling a Mariah Carey song:

During her final performance, Magrane took on Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day,” which received relatively positive remarks from the judges. But in the end, that wasn’t enough to save her from elimination. And while “Idol” judges usually advise contestants to stay away from Carey’s power ballads, Magrane has no regrets about her song choice.

“I was happy I sang that song,” Magrane said. “What not a lot of people know about that was that I chose that song because it was a song that me and my Papa sang together,” she added of the tribute to her grandfather. “And [I] sang it because before he passed away, that was our favorite song that he would always sing to me. I just felt emotionally connected to that song.”

Shannon might have just missed her chance at the summer tour, but she hopes you haven’t seen the last of her yet. Magrane has plans to become the next triple threat: singer, actor, and dancer. Check out the video below from her MTV interview to hear her discuss what’s next.

Source: MTV News




  1. Shannon <33333 absolutely love her. I'm still a little pissed off she got sent home ;( she wasn't even the worst singer that week, she sang that song beautifully. I'm wishing Shannon all the best, and if Idol wasn't a popularity contest she would still be on the show….

    • Yeah, she wasn’t the worst singer that week. However, she had the lowest votes. It’s already a popularity contest since it’s based on the viewers’ votes. And, people are building fan pages!

  2. the talent is there but she’s only 16.  a little polishing and there’s no stopping her!!  go for it, baby!

    • I should question that so called “but she’s only 16″… It’s just that her voice is not enough to win many votes. Well, maybe she should have included the “Reason” why she chose the song in the video clip before she sang it live.

  3. Shannon was sent home too early.  Her singing ?  Of course she can improve…. nobody was perfect.   She has the look, the talents and the drive to do what she wants.   Good luck to you Shannon.

    • It was just too early for her to join. She should’ve improve first herself so she won’t be sent home that early. Unfortunately, she can’t come back in seasons to come. 

  4. they were looking for ideas to fill in the full two hour shows  and my idea is to have the contestants sing two songs apiece  and please dont bring in anyy more so called outside talent,most of them arent as good as the Idol singers
    so no more advertising for new cd s by mediocre talent please  Tom H

  5. She is a sweet kid with her whole life ahead of her.  This show has given her the publicity she needs to jump start her career.  I wish her well.
    BTW she was not the worse singer last week……Did somebody say HeeJun???

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