Sad news. Alan Magnus, father of American Idol Season 9 alum, Siobhan Magnus, has died.
You may remember that Siobhan surprised her dad with a buzzworthy performance of House of the Rising Sun during Top 8 Girls week. “I grew up listening to him sing and play this song on the piano,” the singer explained to Ryan Seacrest before her performance, “It means a lot to me, because I relate it to him. He was the first person to ever teach me anything about singing.
Siobhan tweeted the sad news this morning:
I’ll see you at the crossroads, Dad. Good Journey. Rest in Peace Alan Nicholas Magnus, 1961-2013. I only wish I could see the pahty the angels are having now that Alan has joined the band!!!
Thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to Siobhan and her family.
Here’s Siobhan dedicating “House of the Rising Sun” to her dad on American Idol before her performance. He’s sitting in the audience.
Siobhan and Alan duet on “House of the Rising Sun” with the James Montgomery Band at an event in Cotuit MA in 2010.