Artist of the day: Shannon Magrane
Since becoming an American Idol finalist in 2012, Shannon Magrane -- pictured above with fellow local Idol finalist Jeremy Rosado -- has booked some high-profile gigs, including at the 2012 Republican National Convention.
But as an 18-year-old senior at Blake High School, Magrane must balance writing, recording, ACTs and college prep with regular teenage stuff. And while she still strives for the national spotlight, she still finds time to perform locally, including an appearance at Nativity Catholic Church's Novemberfest on Nov. 8 and a pregame concert for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where she plans to perform some of her original songs.
For Arielle Waldman's full profile of Shannon Magrane, click here.