American Idol frontrunner and Marstons Mills local Siobhan Magnus produced one of the top performances yesterday in the first round that featured the top 12 contestants. The song she selected was “Paint It Black” due to this week’s dedication to the Rolling Stones. Instead of treating her time on stage as another typical audition, the 19-year old configured the best lighting, emotion and overall stage presence.
“You rise above,” said Ellen DeGeneres. “You just stand out, and I like it.” Simon Cowell then made clear that Magnus and Crystal Bowersox are the two favorites until anyone else can prove him wrong. “I think it was the standout performance of the night,” said Cowell. “You look interesting. It’s almost like you’re going to have to now scream at the end of every song. But it kind of worked.” Siobhan’s performance can be viewed below. Check back for American Idol Season 9 Live tickets!