"Idol"s Siobhan Magnus hopes to carry on screaming
By Jill Serjeant
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Siobhan Magnus may have been eliminated from "American Idol" but the 20-year-old with the big wail said on Thursday she hopes to launch a career on records, in movies, on stage or "for whoever wants to hear me scream."
Magnus, an early favorite on the televised singing contest whose high-pitched scream was compared to last year's "Idol" runner-up Adam Lambert, also said the race for the 2010 title was wide open between the remaining five contestants.
"I love them all dearly and I couldn't even tell you (who will win) because this whole thing has been so unpredictable and such a crazy journey. I can honestly picture any one of them the winner at this time," Magnus told reporters the day after being voted off the top-rated show.
Magnus, who "Idol" judges felt lost her way as the competition progressed, said it was "wicked flattering" to have been compared to Lambert -- the pitch-perfect showman who acted as a guest mentor to this year's contestants.
She said she first learned to scream while singing in the shower one day while in high school.
"I am an avid shower singer. I was singing a Kelly Clarkson song and I went to hit one note and I was able to resonate it in a different part of my head.
"Ever since I figured it out, I started to use it more and more in school choirs and in my band," she added.
Magnus, who was working as an apprentice glassblower before auditioning for "American Idol", said she was inspired by all kinds of music ranging from jazz to punk and big band. Continued...