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Crystal Bowersox of 'American Idol' performs
Singer: Crystal Bowersox
Song: "You Can’t Always Get What You Want"
Monkeys As Critics' Take: Oh. Crystal's dad also gets me choked up. They need to outlaw clapping from the "Idol" audience, especially when the audience doesn't know the rhythm the singer is performing to. Are they trying to mess her up? Fortunately, Crystal's unflappable. It's a folksy version of the song, with just enough of the Joplin affectations that make Crystal so much fun. It's not exactly electric, but she's just such a pro up there. She even closes with a smile and a nod to the audience.
Randy, Ellen, Kara and Simon Say: Randy loves Crystal, even if it wasn't his favorite of her performances. Ellen saw a little personality from Crystal and she thought that was a good addition. Crystal admits that she'd been thinking too hard before. Kara finds Crystal easy to watch. Simon says that Crystal came out tonight the clear favorite, but she chose a song without clear drama. Simon says Siobhan beat her tonight and, in a nice moment, Crystal smiles and says how great Siobhan was. This is definitely the most Crystal has shown us of who she really is.