American Idol, Siobhan Magnus

Left to her own devices, Siobhan Magnus says her American Idol tenure might’ve looked very different from what you saw on TV — and probably ended a heckuva lot earlier. The Glassblower sat down with me at Amalia Restaurant in New York City earlier this week to talk about which contro-versee-ahhl songs she almost chose in the semifinals (instead of “Wicked Game” and “Think”), how her rendition of “Paint It Black” was influenced by scary clowns, and why she hopes someday to make an album that’s “little-girl friendly.” We also dished combat boots, British boy band 5ive, dial-up AOL, and her Hollywood Week “drama” with Todrick Hall and @theriroxursox. Plus, Idolatry executive producer Jason Averett gives us some insight into Siobhan’s “origin story.” How can you resist pressing play on our eight-part video below? I don’t think you can! And to get all my Idol news and commentary, follow me on Twitter @EWMichaelSlezak. If you’re having trouble watching videos in PopWatch, or if you’re on an iPhone/iPad, head over to our Idolatry hub for Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, and Part 8. [RELATED: ‘American Idol’ recap: Connick’d Four; Kris Allen on the controversy over his new single, ‘The Truth,’ and those added Pat Monahan vocals; The 13 Worst Performances Ever by American Idol Finalists.]

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