March 17, 2012

American Idol revealed it’s top 10 for season 11 after one of my favorites for this season Shannon Magrane was eliminated.

Shannon Magrane eliminated from American Idol Season 11 she finished 11th

Shannon is 16 years old and she is a native of Tampa, Florida about 20 miles from Valrico, Florida where fellow contestant Jeremy Rosado is from. The two because good friends while on the show. Shannon was the third finalist to be sent home after the live shows and only the second to be actually eliminated. Jermaine Jones who was also sent home this week was disqualified and did not technically get voted off. Because she was eliminated Shannon will not be part of the Idol Live tour this summer.

The song that got Shannon eliminated was One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men.

Shannon Magrane crying

Shannon Magrane was born on October 21, 1995. She is a sophomore at Howard W. Blake High School which is a fine arts high school. It was the first time Shannon attended public school. While at Blake she starred in two musicals: Parade and Seussical. Like most men and women in her family Shannon Magrane is very tall, she stands at 6’0″ and she is also a volleyball player. Shannon was a Musical Theater major at Blake High. Other students describe her as being very friendly. She auditioned last July in Savannah, Georgia.

Shannon Magrane and her high school friend and fellow AI 11 participant Kristin Corpuz


Shannon Magrane and her friend Ryan Lambert


Shannon Magrane and other students from the Musical Theater Department at Blake

Shannon Magrane is the daughter of Joe Magrane a former major-league baseball player, he was a pitcher for the Saint Louis Cardinals, the California Angels and the Chicago White Sox, nowadays he works as a color commentary broadcaster on the MLB Network. Shannon auditioned in when she was still 15 and Steven Tyler made the most inappropriate comment about her to her dad. Apparently Steven Tyler gets a free pass when he behaves inappropriately because he is a “rock star”.

Photos of Shannon Magrane with her High School friends are from The Swarm, Blake Magnet High School‘s news source.