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Straight for the tat | American Idol‘s Siobhan Magnus’ Edward Gorey tattoo

Siobhan Magnus & The Gashlycrumb Tinies

Siobhan Magnus & The Gashlycrumb Tinies

I was already fond of this season’s American Idol contestant Siobhan Magnus — she clearly marches to the beat of her own drum, she sings with nary a trace of the radio-diva vocal tics that plague so many other singers on the show over the years, and she wields her astonishing high notes like weapons. But the moment I realized she had an homage to the cover of The Gashlycrumb Tinies, cartoonist Edward Gorey’s infamous alphabetical gallows-humor guide to the death of small children, tattooed on her arm, I joined Team Siobhan for real.

Jason Kolnos of The Cape Cod Times penned a piece on the tattoo, noting that Cape Cod native Magnus grew up not far from the town where Gorey spent his autumn years, and where the Edward Gorey House, a museum dedicated to his life and work, is now located.

As far as I’m concerned, exposing Gorey’s black-comic masterpiece to Idol‘s terrifyingly huge audience is just another reason to vote Magnus early and often.

(Image via leon_)

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The Ugly American

April 8, 2010 at 10:18 am

How do you pronounce her name?

Sean T. Collins

April 8, 2010 at 11:49 am

Here on Long Island we’d pronounce it Shuh-VAHN.

A Gorey tat? Oh god, she’s so edgy!

That’s barely above buying your clothes at Hot Topic on the cool-ness meter.

You see a lot of Edward Gorey tattoos, do you?

She’s also got a Hanson tattoo; I don’t think she’s in it to win an edginess contest.

I love EVERYTHING about this girl! Her voice is angelic, her personality is contagious, her sincerity is beyond belief. I’ve already been voting for her early and often. She’s the real deal and deserves HUGE success.

Siobhan looks at the world differently than the average person, and reacts to it differently. Like a truly original artist .What for her is usual for us it’s unusual. Original artist lives in an original world that she or he discovered. She is also very creative and playful. I have just created a blog that deals with creative and gifted individuals.The first one is Siobhan Magnus. There are so far two posts, one deals seriously with her problems in the American Idol competition, the second is funny and deals with her reaction to Simon Cowell.
You are welcomed to visit and post your comments. go to: newwsparks.blogspot.com

I think Ren, one of the contestants on America’s Next Top Model, also had a Gashlycrumb Tinies tattoo that was almost identical. It’s not unique, but it’s still neat-o. I like Siobhan.

Siobhan is always a treat for me. She’s always taking huge risks, changing things around, trying new things and stretching her self. No one knows quite what to expect. What I really love about her is that she can come out belt a tune out like a power house one show, but then sit down, get quiet and croon softly and beautifully the next. If you think about it, it sends a message that she’s very versatile and flexible. That’s why she adapts to each new show so nicely. Siobhan has the voice to win the show. It’s just a matter if America pays enough attention or not.

Siobhan is my favorite to win this season. If only I lived in America I would vote heaps and heaps for her. Lee has to be the next to be elimated. Then the competition can really begin. I love Siobhan and the rest. But Siobhan is the only one that should be named. If anyone who reads this would be a vote in for me for Siobhan I would be grateful. For me the top for should be:

WINNER: Siobhan
Runner Up: Casey
3rd: Aaron
4th: Crystral

Sorry to all the Crystal fans out there, but I am not a Crystal fan and she sucks. Siobhan is much much more talented than her.

SIOBHAN to win. Even if Crystal is the favorite for it. I hate to say this Crystal, but Siobhan has the talent much more than you. I agree with Nadine’s prodiction. I also wish I was living in Amercan too. So if anyone would be so helpful for me, please but in a vote for me for Siobhan.

The elimation wasn’t meant to be. Siobhan is more talented than any of the contestants. Who’s idea was it to vote her off? You have got this wrong. Glad Aaron & Casey is still there. Very disappointed to see Siobhan elimated. You don’t know how to vote.

What the… 7th place for Siobhan, not right and not fair. This changes my top four. How could you American Idol let Siobhan go. This is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo wrong. I am a fan of Siobhan’s and always will be.

My Top Four now:
WINNER: Casey
Runner Up: Aaron
3rd: Michael
4th: Crystal

No still am not confussed it is going to be a females year to win.

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