Get to Know Shannon

Formerly known as the girl with the unexpected vocal power that shocked the viewers and judges of Fox’s American Idol, Shannon Magrane has developed an artistry of graceful strength that emanates a feminine confidence. However, within her might lies a mystery: it is a wonder that this voice, laced with such vigor and maturity—which does not fall short of the talent of her musical heroes—is the passionate expression of a sweet songstress of 19 years.

With a captivating vocal ability well beyond her age, it becomes clear that this Tampa, FL native is not to be judged by her youth, but by the lifetime of experience that has defined her teenage years and has shaped her into a young woman worthy of her dreams. In 2012, when she found her first taste of success on Season 11 of American Idol, she became the first 15-year-old to advance to 11th place with a single audition. With this title, she has performed nationally at events such as NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600 Nationwide Race, the 2012 National Convention, and the 2012 World Series Cardinals and Cubs Home Opener.

Although blessed with the opportunity of these open doors, Shannon is living proof that one must take the courage to step through these doors, with a fearless heart and a head held high. Now, as she enters a new season of her career, Shannon desires to inspire her audience with the truth that anything is worth risking to pursue your life’s calling. Whether spending her afternoons perfecting a melody or filling her evenings with studio work, Shannon has dedicated her present to achieving the goals of her future. She continues to perform at events for audiences of thousands, including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers pre-game concert, the 2014 Florida Strawberry Festival, and the Rainbows for Kids Cancer Foundation.

Shannon’s debut single, “Weather,” is set to release on October 21st. This song, a fitting anthem for her life’s journey, explores the bittersweet beauty and self-discovery of change, a theme to which any girl can relate—not just the 19-year-old who has excelled on national television. Now, with her own original music, Shannon is ready to show the world the artist she has become.

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