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Shannon Magrane dismissed from 'American Idol' after singing 'One Sweet Day'
LOS ANGELES (AP) ' It wasn't such a sweet day for Shannon Magrane on "American Idol."
The soaring 16-year-old vocalist of Tampa, Fla., was eliminated from the Fox singing competition Thursday. Magrane was dismissed after reprising her rendition of Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men's "One Sweet Day" and failing to persuade the show's judges to save her from being booted.
Magrane was revealed to be among the bottom three vote-getters with 28-year-old teacher Elise Testone of Charleston, S.C., and 26-year-old disc jockey Erika Van Pelt, of South Kingstown, R.I.
There are 10 finalists remaining in the competition following this week's elimination of Magrane and the disqualification of Jermaine Jones, the 25-year-old vocal instructor from Pine Hill, N.J., who was booted for not revealing that he had outstanding arrest warrants.