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Siobhan Magnus nearly brings down the house on 'American Idol'

Siobhan Magnus singing "House of the Rising Sun," great pick; we could have a moment. Wow, totally pure start, a capella, just her slow, pure voice, almost making this a dirge.

Yeah, one of the most memorable performances of the semifinals I think, totally sincere, powerful, everyone's dead silent listening. In short red dress with a dark top over it. Holds the last few notes, as the audience hoots and hollers, big hand at the end.

Randy is laughing, says that was different, loves that she takes risks and chances, "keep doing that cause it's hot!" Ellen says "you are why I love music," moved by it, calls her "spectacular." Kara love the a capella start, and that she's being herself.

Simon didn't love it, calls it weird, "underimpressed," calls it plodding and boring and dark. I disagree, really liked it, and would listen to it again.

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