'American Idol' cuts Siobhan Magnus, determines Top 5 finalists
By Reality TV World staff, 04/29/2010
So much for American Idol judges' belief that this season was likely to be "a girls year."
American Idol eliminated Siobhan Magnus and determined its Top 5 ninth-season finalists during Wednesday night's live results show broadcast on Fox, leaving four men and only one woman remaining in the competition.
Magnus -- a 20-year-old apprentice glassblower from Barnstable, MA -- became the seventh finalist ousted from American Idol's ninth-season finals after she received the fewest home viewer votes following Tuesday night's live performance show that saw the Top 6 finalists sing Shania Twain songs and be mentored by the country superstar.
"You know what, I really, really liked that song, and I'm not normally kind of a fan of country music. But I thought the song was perfect," Cowell said.
Prior to Urban's elimination, Casey James, a 27-year-old from Fort Worth, TX, and Michael Lynche, a 26-year-old from Astoria, NY, were revealed to be the other members of this week's bottom three vote-getters.
Seacrest then announced Lynche was safe, leaving only James and Magnus left on stage to learn which one would be eliminated.
All four judges joined Seacrest in trying to comfort Magnus -- a judges' favorite who they had tabbed as one of the competition's early front-runners -- after she sang her exit song.
"I am going to miss you. Good luck," Cowell said as Magnus exchanged hugs with the judges.
"You did great today," DioGuardi added.
"I'll see you tomorrow on my show, alright? You're going to sing on my show tomorrow," DeGeneres said.
"Keep being yourself," Jackson told Magnus when Seacrest asked him to give her some parting advice.
"You learned how to be an artist on this show and faced all the adversity and everything. I think that you're got an amazing career in front of you. Do it."