'American Idol' castoff Shannon Magrane: 'This is just the beginning for me'


For a 16-year-old, Shannon Magrane was ultra-poised when she spoke with reporters after getting kicked off "American Idol." Magrane made it to the Top 11 -- leaving just before the cutoff for the summer tour, an extra bummer. Though she appeared to be fighting back tears at first -- while insisting "It's okay, it's good, it's alright, I'm okay" -- the sunny teenager kept smiling as she talked about her "Idol" journey."It's definitely really upsetting knowing that you've come so far and it has to end here," she admits to Zap2it after the Top 12-turned-Top 11 results show. "But just thinking about it, out of 121,000 people who auditioned for American Idol, I'm in the 11, so I'm definitely really proud of myself."Magrane tried her best to win back a spot with the judges' save, but ultimately couldn't get them to use it this early in the competition. "Just being up there, when I'm singing...



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