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Crystal Bowersox of 'American Idol' performs
Singer: Crystal Bowersox
Song: "Long As I Can See the Light"
Monkeys As Critics' Take: CRYSTAL LIVES! America's Busker was introduced last and it looked like she was going from the hospital to the pimp slot. Instead, she's opening the show, accompanied by an organ. She's doing a gospel-tinged version of this CCR song, guitar in hand. She looks a little pale, but that may just be reading her ordeal onto her visage. Certainly, you can't hear any weakness in her voice. It's a soulful and powerful vocal, far more distinctive than last week and, all things considered, probably just a bit remarkable. Heck, even if you don't take into account that she was in a hospital 24 hours earlier, that's certainly the best performance of the season thus far. Move aside, Alex Lambert. "Idol" has a new Comeback Kid.
Randy, Ellen, Kara and Simon Say: I miss Randy because of a technical gaffe, but Ellen is justifiably pleased. Kara says that Crystal completely recovered from last week, that this was effortless and centered and focused, saying Crystal hit a new level. Simon praises Crystal for not playing the sympathy card, saying he "misunderestimated" her last week. He compares her to Kelly Clarkson.