In a strange week of twists and turns, including an elimination due to a contestant lying about his criminal record, frontrunner Shannon Magrane of Tampa has been eliminated from the American Idol competition.
All three judges praised her performance of “One Sweet Day.” Both Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler called the performance “beautiful.”
Website DialIdol.com measured the phone voting and placed Shannon in 6th place among the 11 remaining contestants. But after the nationwide vote, Magrane was eliminated after the judges declined the opportunity to keep her in the competition.
Valrico’s Jeremy Rosado, the Tampa Bay area’s only other finalist, was eliminated last week.
By being eliminated this week, Shannon will miss out on the national tour with the American Idol top 10.