March 12, 2009 08:30 AM by Christine McDow
By Joel Amos, Originally posted on SheKnows: American Idol
American Idol has successful history with Utah. David Archuleta famously arrived on the pop landscape from the western state and finished second on last year’s American Idol. This year’s Utah stand out is top 13 finalist Megan JoyCorkrey. Hoping for the same make-the-finals results, Corkrey was ecstatic to speak about getting through the American Idol Wild Card show to the big time of the top 13.
Question: It’s hard not to notice your dancing while you sing. Where’d your dancing style come from?
Megan JoyCorkrey: I really don’t know why that happens. When I start singing, I just blob around, and it just happens. I don’t know why.
Question: Who’s your biggest influence?
Megan JoyCorkrey: My number one influence is Biork. I fell in love with it when I was 16. It just changed my life. Her music is so beautiful and original and different, and it’s so emotional, and I just love it.
Question: Obviously you are a fan of the show so much so that you turned out following a dream, but I wanted to see if you felt like things were different and how it was from a contestant point of view with four judges versus what you know, which is American Idol with three judges.
Megan JoyCorkrey: It’s been pretty crazy. It’s exciting to have a fourth input, and Kara Dioguardiis tough, so it’s nice to have somebody that you want to impress and get on your side, so I’m all about it.
Question: If there is a song that you have not done yet that you hope that you can get done in the next couple weeks, what song would that be?
Megan JoyCorkrey: If I was allowed to, I would sing any Bjork song, any.
Question: Tell us about your tattoo?
Megan JoyCorkrey: It’s a castle, and there’s a night sky above it. And in the glass — it’s stained glass — it’s my fairytale. And there’s a king and a queen, and that’s me and who knows. And then there’s a fairy godmother, my mom, a wizard, my brother, and a prince, my son. And then there’s roses growing up the castle.
Question: From audition day to performing in the top 13, how does that feel?
Megan JoyCorkrey: I didn’t think I was going to make it through the first thing. I mean, I never even made a solo in choir in high school, so I didn’t think I was going to go anywhere.
Question: What musical genre gives you pause that is coming up on American Idol?
Megan JoyCorkrey: Well, I’m not really scared, but I’m a little unsure, and I don’t know what I’m going to do with country week because I don’t listen to a lot of country.
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