American Idol

Ousted 'American Idol' teen Shannon Magrane defends final song choice

March 20, 2012 at 10:30 AM ET

Shannon Magrane's final song choice on "American Idol" might not have hit the right note with the audience, but the 16-year-old is certain that the Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men selection "One Sweet Day" was the right choice for her.

During a Tuesday morning visited to TODAY, Magrane explained why.

"You know, I'm only 16, and it's really hard to find a song for myself that's not only going to fit myself but it's going to appeal to everybody else in the audience," she said. "I feel like I picked the right song in my heart. It was a song me and my grandpa had chemistry with before he passed away."

Regardless of the outcome, it's hard to argue with a sentiment like that.

See how the remaining contestants fare with their latest song choices Wednesday night on "American Idol."

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