Haley Reinhart, Siobhan Magnus – Cherry Blossom Parade (VIDEO)

Yesterday, the flowers were in bloom in Washington DC for the annual Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, featuring TWO Idol alums.

Season 10 Idol, Haley Reinhart, sang her new single “Free” from high atop a parade float, and Season 9 alum, Siobhan Magnus sang Patti Labelle’s “Are You Ready For a Miracle” with The Praise and Glory Tabernacle Gospel Choir (I was NOT expecting that!)

Check out both performances below

Haley Reinhart – Free

Siobhan Magnus – Are You Ready for a Miracle


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  • Anonymous

    Idk about the guys on stilts, but Haley was great! The livestream completely cut off Haley so I’m so happy to finally watch her. Love the straight hair too! Siobhan was great too!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SYFK77IYLRQIVATQ2MJKSW2J7Y Pam

    Great performance from Haley and WHOA Siobhan!  I wasn’t expecting that either.  That was awesome!

    Thanks mj!

  • Anonymous

    My favorite female Idols together!

  • Anonymous

    Wow, Siobhan, didnt expect that.

  • Anonymous

    Siobhan was awesome. She can sing anything :)

  • Anonymous

    Both Siobhan and Haley sounded great.  Siobhan has such a powerhouse voice and so much energy.  I think she is one of the best female singers ever to come off Idol.  Of course, as a stylist, Haley is in a class by herself.  Just love her to death!
    Idol should be proud of both these hard working young women.

  • Anonymous

    OMG! Siobhan, WOW! WOW! WOW! I had forgotten what a voice you have!

  • Anonymous

    Siobhan was terrific – so much fun.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_A7ONFIPRVLCRMCWWSYTZW7O7J4 IvanG

    My two favorite idols ever.

  • Anonymous

    Wowza! Siobhan. Man, oh, man. That was an incredible vocal. 

    Haley’s subtle artistry and Free’s message doesn’t really fit with men in stilts and Katie Couric.

  • http://twitter.com/swansteel swansteel

    Love me some Hales.  As May 22 approaches I feel myself growing quite overjoyed.  I cannot get enough.   

  • Incipit

    Commented on the other thread – I really appreciate the video of Siobhan, always interested in what she’s doing. Although the Gospel style song was unexpected – she did a great job with it. This Cherry Blossom Festival looks like it was a kick – many different styles of performers mixed together for a fun day. Good to see Idols I enjoy enjoying themselves there!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Li-Wright/100001622678180 Li Wright

    What spoiled Sioban’s performance for me was the outfit she wore.  It wasn’t appropriate for the song and she looked like she just got out of bed.

  • Anonymous

    Love both these girls :)

  • Anonymous

    Love both these girls :)

  • http://twitter.com/funny_one_ kicker

    Siobhan you Rock girl and this higher quality video really helps us to see that .. MJ could you please put this video in place of the one now being used !! Thank You .. ” Are You Ready for a Miracle ”

  • Anonymous

    MJ please replace my video of Siobhan with this link. It’s much better quality. Thank you.


  • Anonymous

    Siobhan was incredible on that performance, WOW. Haley was good also, but the music was to low compared to the singing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Li-Wright/100001622678180 Li Wright

    Siobahn was a surprise.  Great voice, but please get a stylist!

  • Shuki Kato

    Siobhan sounded incredible here.

  • http://twitter.com/TweetsFromFrank Frank

    These two need a duet!!!!! House of the rising sun!

  • justmefornow

    I didn’t watch season 9. How high did this girl finish?
    What a set of pipes! This song was stupid, but I bet she could really rock out with the right material.

    Haley looks great here. Still don’t like that song either, but she sounded good.

  • chili1000

    WOW!  Siobhan looked and sounded FANTASTIC.  I still believe that she will ultimately be the one to shine from Season Nine.  She just oozes talent and passion.

    If you haven’t already, check out the music on her debut album “Moonbaby”.  It rocks!

  • Anonymous

    I Can’t wait for Haley album, she did a great job here, i would be preferred a floor performance , but the float was pretty and i actually liked the 
    with men in stilts , very colorful scenery :D and Siobhan was just wow!! , i’m happy to hear about her …… beautiful and powerful interpretation and i agree the outfit was a miss for this specific song, but she looks beautiful and the chorus was a great touch. This two girls along with Crystal are my favorites females idols after all this years. :)

  • Anonymous

    Okay, I have a question here…it might sound stupid but was Haley lip syncing?  Because where does the music come from on a float like this with no band?  I’m just curious.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F3XJE5GRAUMYR7Y5RYZUW7SC4U md

     She was singing to a backing track. The crowd actually applauds before she’s finished, she sings the last line in subdued fashion then says “Thank You.”

  • Anonymous

    Dont like the song Free but Haley is beautiful and can sing anything – but my my Siobhan I  forgot how good this girl can sing -Fantastic!