Credit: Michael Beckner/FOX © 2012Fox Broadcasting Co. Photo: Shannon Magrane in American Idol Season 11

The viewing public collectively shuddered when Steven Tyler called American Idol Season 11 contestant Shannon Magrane “hot, humid, and happening” during the Savannah auditions. Yikes. Though the 6’0” volleyball player does look older than her 16 years, the fact that her entire family was in the room at the time made it all the more awkward. Nevertheless, Shannon showed off her singing chops with “Something’s Got a Hold on Me” by Etta James, earning a ticket to Hollywood.

Speaking of family, Shannon’s father, Joe Magrane, pitched in the 1987 World Series for the St. Louis Cardinals. Impressive, but we think his daughter just might overshadow him with her music career! Shannon tells FOX, “I get my competitive edge from my dad and my passion and love for everything from my mom."

After her fierce perfomance iin the Semifinals, Shannon was getting buzz as one to beat. However, the judges thought Shannon's nerves got the best of her in her Top 13 performance of Whitney Houston's "I Have Nothing." And in her Top 12 performance, Shannon took on Mariah Carey's "One Sweet Day" and received positive reactions from the judges.

Source: FOX

 

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Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Shannon Magrane Sing "Something's Got a Hold On Me" in American Idol Season 11 Savannah Auditions on January 18, 2012
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Joshua Ledet and Shannon Magrane Sing "Hit 'Em Up Style" in American Idol 2012 Hollywood Week Round 3 on February 15
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch American Idol Season 11 Contestant Shannon Magrane Sing National Anthem (VIDEO)
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Shannon Magrane Sing “Go Light Your World” in American Idol 2012 Semifinals on February 29
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Shannon Magrane Sing Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing” in American Idol 2012’s Top 13 on March 7
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Shannon Magrane Sing Mariah Carey’s “One Sweet Day” in American Idol’s Top 12 on March 14, 2012