Megan Corkrey – American Idol Season 8 Top 36 Contestant

Megan Corkrey – Salt Lake City – 22 – Sandy, UT

Megan, divorced mom of a two year old, has a distinct, jazzy sound.   She’s probably a little too distinctive–and a little too old-school.   Simon absolutely loves her.   At least, for now.   She’s had very little screen time for now, she’ll need a knock-out performance–or a wildcard spot–if she hopes to make the Top 12

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  • NickDaddyo

    I liked Meghan A LOT… I’m not sure if she’s got much of a chance, but the girl’s side of things is WIDE open so who knows?

  • Suzanne

    With the bleached hair, she looks a lot like Reese Witherspoon. I wonder if being another blonde will help distinguish her from the other 17 women?

  • erennick

    She’s really stunning, so if she sings well she definitely has a shot. But, I would disagree that the girl’s side is wide open– Lil Rounds and others have received a lot of attention.

  • Duke

    i need her in my 12

  • snuffles

    edit: I don’t want to derail this discussion…I’ll post those somewhere else. thanks…

  • Dr. Tracey

    I liked what i’ve seen of her so far.

  • CRB

    I hate to base anything on just a single audition, but since that is all the Idol producers have deigned to give us of Megan, I’ll say that she would be in my Top 12.

    Anyone who sings a song from Show Boat for an Idol audition is scoring points with me and I like her voice and phrasing too. The fact that she is gorgeous and seems very down to earth in her interviews doesn’t hurt either.

  • dreamr

    I was just watching her audition video and OMG! She’s wearing the same exact dress that Mishavonna is wearing in Hollywood. Wonder if she loaned it to Mishavonna or if they just happen to have the same dress? lol

    I agree that Megan is a very, very pretty girl. And I do think she has a good voice. I guess we’ll see how she does in the semis.

  • revots33

    She is so cute… a combination of Reese Witherspoon and Jenny McCarthy. She seems pretty cool and down to earth from what little I’ve seen.

    I really liked her audition but will have to see if she can handle more contemporary stuff. Rooting for her to make the Top 12.

  • abbysee

    She’s interesting but a longshot I think.

  • J.S.G.

    I didn’t think they allowed women to get divorces in Utah.

    Complaints about there being such a thin talent pool among the women this year may be true, but we really don’t know because contestants like Meghan were given so little air time in Hollywood.

    From the audition, she seems original while displaying superb control of her voice through a range of notes. Now she has 1:30 minutes to make her Idol career. Good luck.

  • itsalleternal

    I agree she is a longshot but not totally out of it. If she is in the same group as Lil Rounds, Mishavonna Henson and Felicia Barton, she is definitely in trouble. Otherwise, she might have a shot.

  • GwendolynD

    Oh, I like her. Definitely.

    That blouse in the picture? Not so much.

    I’d love to see more of what she can do.

  • t2

    The thing with Megan will be nerves. I can see her going all Julia D’Amato in front of an actual audience.

    Her voice definitely stands out in the crowd though.

  • cheese

    I think she has a shot at standing out – her voice is different and she’s gorgeous.

    The women’s side does seem a little more wide open to me. On the other hand, I have a feeling that America could easily vote in 6 guys and 3 girls. Will the producers pick 3 more women in the Wildcard if that happens? If not, the women are probably competing for fewer spots overall.

  • mj

    I didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think they allowed women to get divorces in Utah.

    LOL. Of course they do. Marie Osmond has been divorced. Twice.

  • hardkandy

    She’s my favorite of the girls atm. I hope she makes it into the top 12.

  • Calliope

    I am really looking forward to seeing more from her. I loved her audition and she has potential to be my favorite.

  • Grammie Kari

    She looks like a Cover Girl spokeswoman. Very pretty. What can she do to stand out?

    I am still going with 7 guys and 5 girls, but in reality the judges will decide for us. (Too much power.)

  • purplesmile

    I loved, loved her audition. She’s my fave girl for now, too.

  • hardkandy

    I loved, loved her audition. Sheà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s my fave girl for now, too.

    Yay purple!

  • miknge

    With the bleached hair, she looks a lot like Reese Witherspoon.

    Holy crap! You’re so right! No wonder I keep on thinking why does she look so familiar. I love Reese Witherspoon, but Megan… I don’t know much about her.

  • clickchick

    She’s my favorite girl. For those who say she is too “old school” if you listen to the tone of her voice and combine that with the statement in her AI video that Bjork is a major musical influence, I think she will pull something unexpected out when she performs. I do agree, however, that she has to get her nerves under control.

  • shruco

    She remains the oddsmakers’ favorite to win it all on at least one Internet betting site, and she’s in the top 10 on most. Plus she is receiving a tremendous amount of buzz from reviewers who aren’t even Idol fans. Clearly a lot of people see something special in her. We’ll see in a week or two if they’re right.

  • Tess

    I like that Megan can’t be classified…how does the average person equate the wholesome face and the old fashioned blouse with the full arm tatoo?

    If she can bring the two sides of Megan to the table, when she sings, she may have a really good chance.

  • marco5ny

    She’s pretty but I see her as this year’s dog walker. And like Ms. Hunt, she’s not my cup of tea.

  • TwigLA

    Revisiting and remembering … love Megan and hope she gets into top 12.

    And I predict a girl is going to win … so there Randy!

  • dmr

    I loved Megan!!! She had a really cool vibe about her and an interesting sound to her voice. There were 4 that I wanted to go through from last night, and she was one of them. My other 3 made it. I hope Megan gets a wildcard!!!!!!!!