As we get set to watch American Idol’s Top 9 Week – Take 2 (thanks to the judges’ save of Mike Lynche) it starts to become clear which contestants have what it takes and which ones don’t. There are plenty of reasons for why each contestant should stay or go and some have multiple reasons in either direction. Today, we’re going to focus on Siobhan Magnus. Here are four reasons why she could become the 9th winner of American Idol and one reason why she might not be able to pull it off.
Reason One: She is Different
Siobhan Magnus is different from the other contestants and each week she comes out lets you know about it. She always seems to have something crazy going on with her outfit or hair that says “Look at me, I’m different but I’m going to wow you tonight.” She is a lot like Adam Lambert from last season because you never know what to expect from her when she takes the stage from week to week.
Reason Two: Song Choice
Each week, Siobhan picks good songs to sing. Since the Top 24, she has performed everything from “Wicked Game” and “Think” to “Paint it Black” and “Across the Universe” and each week it works for her. She knows what she can sing and challenges herself. Siobhan does not play it safe and goes out and says to the audience, “I’m going to knock you out with this song and there is nothing you can do about it.”
Reason Three: Her Personality
The other contestants say that she is fun to be around and Siobhan looks like she is having a blast each week on the stage. She takes her energy and puts it into her performances and is not out there boring you to death each week. She picks songs that are fun sometimes and does not go out and do ballad after ballad. Siobhan can sing and have fun at the same time and she shows us that every week.
Reason Four: She Can Sing
The judges remind us every week that this is a singing competition and that is one reason why Siobhan can win. In past seasons, contestants have gotten this far because of their popularity and not their singing ability. Siobhan can sing and each week we are reminded that the reason for this show is to find a great recording artist and that she could be the one to win it all.
The One Reason Why She Can’t Win…..
The Adam Lambert Theory. She is too different than everyone else. Last season, Adam tore it up through the weeks and cruised into the finals. He was the crazy theater guy who changed it up every week and did it great. In the finals, he faced off against Boy-Next-Door Kris Allen. Kris was the safe choice for all the moms and teenage girls to vote for and ended up winning. Everyone thought that Adam was going to walk away with the crown without a problem and it didn’t happen. This year could shape up to be the same situation. Siobhan could get into the final showdown and face Tim Urban and it could be the same result. Unfortunately, what sets her apart from the crowd could be her downfall.
There is still a lot of the competition left and it is going to be fun to watch how everything plays out. Right now, Siobhan Magnus can be considered a favorite and it is up to her and her fans to keep it going.