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Siobhan Magnus – Across the Universe – Video MP3 American Idol Top 9

Siobhan Magnus Across the Universe

Siobhan Magnus sings Across the Universe on the American Idol Top 9

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Rickey: Yes! Siobhan toning it down. And it was perfect. GO SIOBHAN! (Thanks for taking my advice.)

Randy Jackson: … loved the tender side…

Ellen DeGeneres: … I think you really should honor who your are… you are special…

Kara DioGuardi: From a purely singing perspective, you hit the notes… it was very restrained and very polite… I’m confused…

Simon Cowell: (He made her cry) You are unpredictable… you were much better than last week..

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AlexTheSoccerGal
AlexTheSoccerGal

I hate what Kara said about this performance. "You wouldn't hear this on the radio" Why, because they're too busy playing the suckish stuff artists are doing these days? We need an artist like Siobhan to sing us some real music. She's authentic and has an incredible voice and range.

Sue
Sue

I don't know how anyone can say this girl cannot sing. Her voice is spectacular and her range is one of the best I have heard on Idol. Three songs she has done have brought tears to my eyes for their purity of sound and vocal perfection.

I have always supported the guys on Idol but this year, Siobahn's talent cannot be topped. I don't take anything away from anyone else but this girl has it. Whether she wins or not, I just want an album because I have simply never been touched by a voice to the degree that Siobahn has touched me.

AlexTheSoccerGal
AlexTheSoccerGal

Well said. Siobhan is so moving and I cried when I heard her sing across the universe which by the way was completely under-rated. I don't know how anyone can think she isn't good. It's impossible. In fact she's incredible. She's so unique and special and I love that. If all our artists were Katie Stevens, the music industry would be boring.

No matter what, at this point Siobhan is gonna come out with an album and I'm gonna be the first to buy it. I really want this for her. She's so good and she definitely deserves this!

SimmerRed
SimmerRed

I am so excited! Next Tuesday I am going to a American Idol watch party with all the people from Cape Cod who know and love Siobhan and who are all voting for and supporting her over here.
I am going to make a huge sign saying Go Siobhan on it and her family/best friend might take a picture of it to send with the scrapbook they are making for her.
It's going to be so intense! Can't wait for Tuesday!
Love Siobhan!!!

PHARO
PHARO

SHE SHOULD WIN THIS THING WITH CASEY OR CRYSTAL COMING IN AT #2.

Mindy
Mindy

Sorry Siobhan but you are boring and sound too classical. Don't get it at all!! You look wierd when you sing!! Sound wierd!! don't get it at all!!

marco_fragio
marco_fragio

Sound weird????? LOL... that's what makes her UNIQUE among the AI9 contestants....... haters are but jealous.

hatersneedtoshutup
hatersneedtoshutup

wierd? really?? i think you mean weird...

that made you "weirder"...
and i really just don't get the hate...

get a relevant life people!

Merlina
Merlina

Better than last week but still think Crystal is the soul of this year's show.

marco_fragio
marco_fragio

Siobhan is a versatile singer whereas Crystal is good only as a country singer.

raymond
raymond

poor Siobhan!!! i still like her, but i was extremely in love with her in those weeks before the top 12!!! no offense, but i really really liked it!!! i don't know, i'm kinda startin to doubt her right now and i bet some of you feels the same right?? maybe what Simon said was true! we kinda grow tired on her screaming. i mean when she first did it in Think!!! man!!! wasn't she on blue fire??? plus, now she cries a lot!! hope she'll get better soon... and come together on fire again!!! love you Siobhan!!!

Miriam
Miriam

She's a very pretty girl and nice to watch, but I just can't make myself like her voice. Lower notes are not very beautiful and she's always so nasal imho. In general I don't like that quivering singing style, and I don't mean vibrato. It's like they are hovering around the right note and then finally find it. This performance was one of my favourite from Siobhan, though.

AlexTheSoccerGal
AlexTheSoccerGal

Hey all Siobhan fans!! I just want to point out that since Big Mike was saved 2 people are going home next week!! yikes!! we cant just assume that Siobhan's gonna be safe!! We have to vote for her next week like crazy!!

hesterprune
hesterprune

Just listened to the MP3 (can't see the video) and boy, does she sing right through her nose. Not pleasing to the ear.

Daniel
Daniel

Even though, lets say, that Siobhan may not be the winner, but at least she can hit high notes. That's what I love about her. MORE HIGH NOTESS!!

bebanurse
bebanurse

YOU GUYS SHE IS THE ONE TO WIN THIS YEAR, WHO WILL BUY A CRYSTAL RECORD, SHE IS NOT GOING TO SELL, IT WILL BE LIKE A HICK TAYLOR. SIOBHAN IS THE AI FOR THIS YEAR!!!!!! PEOPLE KEEP VOTING FOR HER!!!

YAWNNN
YAWNNN

Jeez im sure Crystal would be so heartbroken to have a platinum album like Hicks.

Jessie
Jessie

Am I the only one that is hearing Shiobhan's notes go off and flat? I don't understand why she gets so much praise when she doesn't really have her pitch down packed and that is one of the most important things.

I like her but she needs to gain control of her pitch. It's pretty bad.

Mark
Mark

Who the heck is "Shiobhan"? Gain control of your spelling.

@ YAWNNN: Don't be such a snob -- if you don't like Siobhan, fine, but that doesn't make you a god among men. People like her because she's talented and sings very well. This performance was vocally excellent.

YAWNNN
YAWNNN

SO YOU OWN SPEAKERS TOO ?!?!

Going by these post theres a tragic injustice in the world, all these people only have mono earbuds from the dollar store.
We need Idol Gives Back to rescue these poor helpless souls. Cmon America together we can bring music back.

siobhanwillwin
siobhanwillwin

i just love everything about her.

i think she's the most interesting contestant this season.

most people think she's unique, but others think she's totally weird.

she's great with the "high notes", but some say she "screams" really bad.

i think this is the reason she's very interesting. i think that's what music is all about. for me, music isn't factual. music is about making people feel different kinds of emotions.

and i just love how she puts so much of herself to her performances.
most people would say she's got IT.
some would say she's a train wreck.
and that's fine.

as long as she catches your attention. that's a great place to be, rather than being predictable and boring.

:-) Share the love.

Najacita
Najacita

She sings through her nose! I don't understand why that hasn't been corrected. Don't they have a vocal coach working with them?

Me
Me

Siobhan's performance was brilliant, flawless, and the BEST vocal of the season. This girl just HAS to win!!!

awau
awau

I think she is so, so good!! My absolute favorite , she's so real and honest. I love her!

Jim
Jim

She's the next American Idol!

ookiwhite
ookiwhite

i think the judges are confused..especially know-it-all kara. they seem to confuse the idols..

siobhan is the best! i heard the acapella version..two happy thumbs up!

ookiwhite
ookiwhite

i love this... serene and cuts into your heart.

Kristin
Kristin

Loved this performance! Best voice in the competition by far!

ookiwhite
ookiwhite

siobhan was great!!!! vote vote vote!!!

vinny
vinny

Siobhan was incredible last night!!! She totally deserves to win~ Keep doing your thang Siobhan! :D

EileenMP
EileenMP

I'm not crazy about the song choice, but she sang it beautifully. What happened to the mp3's?

chris
chris

I am so NOT a fan of Siobhan but this was an awesome awesome performance. Beautiful vocals. The restraint in singing and performing worked for me.

shaki
shaki

Siobhan FTW !!!

mike
mike

Honestly, how can anybody think that this was good?. It was SO slow that i almost feel to sleep, and she just dosenĀ“t sound good in the low register.

Ws
Ws

Siobhan rocks. My fave this season.
:D

Ryan Caravana
Ryan Caravana

I hope she wins, I really like her, but fiona apple's version of across the universe is still the best, Tim Urban needs to go home.

grazi
grazi

she made me cry by the end of the song.
this is outstanding, brava!

Detik
Detik

Kara is so dumb, she hurt Siobhan's moment with her stupid "processing" comment. It was an amazing performance. :)

AlexTheSoccerGal
AlexTheSoccerGal

Oh God. This was breathtaking. A change from her regular performances and it was amazing. I've watched it back so many times and every part that makes up this performance is incredible. I absolutely loved the parts where she went from the quiet parts and rose up subtly to reach a stronger voice and then became quiet again. It wasn't forced and didn't sound like she was singing a lullaby and suddenly started singing a rock song. It was smooth and beautiful. I loved how she went into falsetto this week. Wow. This was extraordinary. Vote for Siobhan. This was beyond anyone else's performance. At first I didn't know how to react. I couldn't breath and then I started to cry. She is so moving. She is special.

YAWNNN
YAWNNN

Holy cow what are you on. What ever it is lower the dosage cuz its affecting your hearing and overall brain function.

eek
eek

rickey.. no mp3??

dennis
dennis

She chose a song that I love and I like quirky, but her performance didn't work for me on the first listen. For some reason, I liked it much better when listening to it a second time.

Chad
Chad

Another beautiful and soon-to-be underrated performance. Siobhan is something very special.

sue
sue

"Posted April 7, 2010 at 12:30 am | Permalink

Acapella version of this song. Have a listen peeps! Outstanding vocals by siobhan http://www.mediafire.com/?2tzmcxmnn4o"

Thanks for posting that Ashley. That was just beautiful. I think her mic was turned down too low or she wasn't close enough to it. Her lower register is really low at times. I love this performance regardless. I love the cleaned up version without all the background noise. She brought me to tears tonight talking about her sisters. Ignore the judges Siobhan, do what you want to do. I just want to listen to her sing this over and over again. This is my second favorite performance from her after "The House of Rising Sun". I also loved "Paint it Black". I hope she makes the finale, if not at least top 3.

AlexTheSoccerGal
AlexTheSoccerGal

Wow. This was so beautiful. I have been a HUGE Siobhan fan since she sang Wicked Game and I have to say I loved how she made it her own and how she really had a connection to the song unlike some people who just give a brief summary of something that sounds emotional but could be a connection for anyone.

She is so different and I love how that and the reason she's on Idol really helped her connect to the song and she was amazing! I cried when she started crying and whenever I see her smile I unconsciously start smiling too. I'll be finished watching an interview of her and I'll find myself grinning!

Beautiful performance and I have to say that I disagree with some of the judges' comments. It wasn't sleepy as Randy said. I don't think he meant it in a way that means it was boring but I think it was just honest and pure and soulful and magnificent. I also didn't like how Kara said she was confused because they were telling her to change it up from the wild screams (I prefer to call them high notes because I love them and whenever I hear screams it sounds bad) and then she's saying that it was too mellow.

I think that Simon is starting to realize her talent though. Instead of just judging her performance he said "That's what I like about you". He is starting to realize that Siobhan is different and that's a good thing. I LOVED how they said she would be a good recording artist though - and it's true! 112% true! Vote for Siobhan!! I think they completely under-praised that performance!

AlexTheSoccerGal
AlexTheSoccerGal

That's exactly how I feel. Other contestants play instruments or wear outfits they may not like just so they can get attention. Siobhan just came out and sang beautifully. No tricks at all and it was incredible. I was mesmerized and the judges should have praised her more. Very hard song to sing and she nailed it. And you know what Kara? You asked for her to switch it up and she did it and it was spectacular so there's no reason at all to be confused.

qib
qib

I know RIGHT? The judges doesnt give her enough credits, THAT SONG IS REALLY hard and she was on a different league tonight I mean how can you not say that was the best performance of the night seriously. How many times do you see that kind of performance just sitting there singing, with no GIMMICKS she just took control over everyone on that stage.

anchoo
anchoo

Siobhan is the best. Amazing falsettos.

Ewolf.girl
Ewolf.girl

I thought this was gorgeous. Perfect choice for her to shut Simon "I'm so bored w/the screaming" up!!! Controlled, yet beautiful. Loved it.