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Crystal Bowersox – Give Me One Reason – Video MP3 American Idol Top 16 Performance

Crystal Bowersox sings Give Me One Reason by Tracy Chapman on the American Idol Top 16

Download: Give Me One Reason

My thoughts: That was great!

Ellen DeGeneres: Best performance of the night.

Kara DioGuardi: It was a great song choice. I’m starting to see the record that you’re making.

Randy Jackson: I loved the honesty.

Simon Cowell: What you’ve got now is confidence. It’s yours to lose.

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Laurirose
Laurirose

Thank you again, Rickey dear, for posting the downloadable mp3 files for these live performances.. and the vids too, of course!

I'm so infatuated w/Crystal..
But was so disappointed Thurs. nite that Lilly didn't get enough votes to beat out awful Katie.. Seriously, America? what an effing mess..
I would have also picked Katelyn over Lacey, but that's minor compared to losing Lilly..

Crystal looked so bummed tonite, and had such a serious sad face during the whole evening.. I don't want her to be fake, but she really is going to need to find ways to smile even in these kinds of upsetting moments, or else the voting public may lose touch with her heart & soul... in other words, she needs to wear it on her sleeve...

No matter what, I CAN.NOT.WAIT to see her on the Idol Top 10 Summer Tour & to buy her CDs in the future..

PS. Does anyone know of any fan groups for her?
If so, please post links to message boards, etc.
Thanks!

PPS. So glad Alex Lambert is gone (his slaughter of Ray LaMontagne's "TROUBLE" was unforgivable, imho), but huge bummer that Todrick got the boot instead of Tim (I just pray no one will ever show Leonard Cohen the vid of Tim's mess of "Hallelujah".. Tim is so bad, couldn't believe Ellen hugged him.. ugh :(

Thank god for Crystal .. Can't wait to see which Rolling Stones song she picks.. Is bound to be incredible ;)

dan cooper
dan cooper

i dont see her genre in today's music chart at all.i just dont get her type of genre yet.yes,she sang great but i still dont get what kind of song she will sing.

Mooks
Mooks

I am probably the only one, and I'm guessing i'll get stoned for saying this, who doesn't feel she's win this whole thing. Though she's awesome, I feel that she will get Daughtry'd, and I do think she's kinda like him in a way--extremely talented and sure of one's music and identity. The only problem would be her personality, she's very serious and she has a bit of the cockiness in her. Though I know she's got every right to be cocky, 'cause she's that good, that may be the cause of her getting the shocking boot.

This performance, however is just brilliant.

Patricia
Patricia

she still out shines ML and TU. she is about sustainability and michael and tim are about one hit wonders

NCMarc
NCMarc

Crystal is amazing. I love her voice and she is SOOOO laid back when she's signing it's just completely UN-forced, and it's like she's just hanging out singing.

I checked out her other songs on YouTube, especially some of the originals she has and they are exactly the type of songs I like.

I don't consider anyone else in the same league, except that guy with the dark glasses that sang the Paula song, if he can even do anything that caliber again.

Jaloney
Jaloney

She sounds great but I just don't really like this song. I wouldn't buy it. I would buy Sobhan's house of the rising sun.
I don't feel the urge to hit replay.

Barb
Barb

She has a great voice and performs really well, she also seems like a nice person.

They are talking about her all over, Jay Leno, Simon loving her this year, and on the View this morning, they spoke of her being diabetic and needing to sit down afterwards. I don't think she looked well last night.

I question whether she should be getting tatted and body pierced .....infections are dangerous for diabetics. Maybe I'm wrong about that.

virgo10
virgo10

Amazing. Now that's entertainment!!!

Cher
Cher

She has been my favorite from day one - she is so much than almost all of the others . They sound like they are girls in a karaoke contest and she sounds like she is a professional .
Sounds a lot like early Bonnie Raitt from her first and second cd;s - bluesy rock , just what I like to listen to ,
Her range is amazing and she knows what to sing or maybe it is just that she can sing anything - personally , I thought she did a much better job on that song than Tracy Chapman did !
I really hope she wins because I want her CD - I want it bad ! : )

Lucy
Lucy

I think Paige and Katie had the worst performances last nightt, however, Katelyn is at risk because that just did not work. She towers over the keyboard and it really did not seem like she was playing it so it came off very fake.

Crystal is amazing....Her voice reminds me of a Mary Chapin Carpenter.

tara
tara

she's always consistent. a cut above the rest.

TFLS
TFLS

Thank heavens TPTB decided to take a chance on someone 'not usual'. If it weren't for Crystal, this season would be a complete loss. Oh there are a few other's I like (Andrew, Lilly, Didi and Lacey) - but they're just not in her league - not yet, anyway. I really look forward to hearing her each week. You all should check out some of her <a>original work</a> (over at MJ's place). She’s fabulous!

Imelda
Imelda

she's my favorite currently. :)

Scott H
Scott H

New fan club... Hippies for Mamasox! It's real hard to find people that enjoy what they do every day of their life.. no matter how short or long.

Kabato
Kabato

Outstaning preformance! Finally an American Idel!

DJ
DJ

I agree that she has performed very well this season so far, but I think they are over-pimping her and people are getting sick of it. Simon doesn't need to go on about it being hers to lose. It can backfire.

karen
karen

Just incredible. This girl is amazing. I cant wait for everytime she sings cause shes going to keep bringing amazing performances each week. I've seen all her original songs. I'm buying her ALBUM!

Shollia
Shollia

Love her! Love the tone of her voice. Strong without having to shout.

catielyn
catielyn

Who else thinks she looks like Julia Stiles? Great performance. Loved it

Baldie46
Baldie46

Oh, yes....she will be here a LONG time. This is the one post that so far nobody has negative thoughts. Love her but I also loved Siobhan and Didi and Katelyn tonight. I can't say that Crystal "blew Siohban out of the water" or anything like that. Both were great.

Marie Ruffin
Marie Ruffin

She reminds me of Bonnie Raitt II. Girl is good. I wonder how she's going to be when they get to the genres. Will the public follow her on the tour? I just wish she wasn't the female Jason Castro -- get those dreads out of your hair Crystal. If she signs with 19R/E, will they allow her to be herself?

Yinne
Yinne

three letters: WOW

HK18
HK18

I already her fans since her audition, I know she going to make it but whether she will grab the A1 crown, is too early to predict, we have seen many fails to win the title due to popularity demand, instead of talent, anyway either she wins or not, she's definately one of the consistent performer we had, hope she stays healthy and well...

josh
josh

This year is kinda lame. Not much talent this year.

Nick
Nick

the girl can sing, and it was a good performance. the only problem i have with her, is that she's completely predictable, as soon as they said she was singing tracy chapman, i knew she'd be singing this song, and while it was good, she seems locked into this mid-late 90's acoustic singer-songwriter vibe and all her performances, with the exception of last week's (which was amazing), are starting to run together for me. she definitely has a sense of what kind of recording artist she'll be, and that's awesome but i'd just like her to show some depth and do something unexpected.

Kara
Kara

I Voted for her Tonight!!!

Emily
Emily

I mean she should already have a record deal... She is the ONLY one that always sounds amazing and is true to herself.

Patricia
Patricia

i will buy her record too. even if down the road she decides to wear a codpiece like AL

Kilby
Kilby

Loved it and love her....finally this year, someone who can be original , interesting and keep us watching...

T and T
T and T

I noticed she sat right down after the performance too.

chessguy99
chessguy99

It basically all down to finding out who she'll face in the finale.

DJ Jayito
DJ Jayito

Crystal has "IT". Let's just see if "IT" wins this year - unlike last year.

Jason
Jason

She is the hot favorite for me.
I hope to see her in the finale.

JasonC
JasonC

I haven't paid for a CD for many many years. When she wins this thing and releases an album that'll be the first one I'll buy in all my pirated years.

druzilla
druzilla

FINALLY! Bring it Bowersox! Easily best so far.

Jobe
Jobe

I love this girl.

Seeing her sit down though...is she still sick? Stay healthy Crystal!!

Lola
Lola

Great! Great! Great!

ron
ron

that was plain awesome:)

bwatt27
bwatt27

Hot damn that was amazing.

bfashion58
bfashion58

Love Tracy Chapman and this song! Loved Crystal's performance too! Love Bonnie Raitt who I also think Crystal reminds me of. If she puts out a bluesy cd I will definetly buy it.

Shollia
Shollia

Oh I agree on the pimping.
Although she really hasn't gotten THAT much, but it still will always put people off from voting for her. It's like some childish rebel against the judges or something. It's pretty ridiculous.

Anywho... Go Crystal!!

a Rose
a Rose

Yep, you'd think Simon would know better by now not to pimp a contestant this early. It nearly always backfires.

amber
amber

i can see it

areyouin
areyouin

The problem I'm starting to see (a pattern) with Siohban is what Kara said -- it's hard to see what kind of artist she will be or is trying to be. She's still mainly just a strong voice belting out songs. I can't really picture The House of the Rising Sun on the radio, or really any of the songs she has done.

areyouin
areyouin

Bonnie Raitt is exactly what I was thinking too and I think maybe she should consider (if she can) doing Raitt's I Can't Make You Love Me -- something a little slower and romantic -- just to show a different side. I know she would smash it. I worry, as some others have commented, that she is too predictable. As good as she sounded on the Tracy Chapman song - it really was just her singing it, but really well. Go Crystal!

a Rose
a Rose

I totally agree with you. Crystal is so good, has been consistently good, that I worry she won't be able to top herself from week to week. I remember how consistent Chris Daughtry was. People expected him to be just as awesome the following week and I think that even though he was good, he was also predictable and that caused some of his fans to either become bored with the same old thing or complacent and not vote. Crystal needs to shake things up from time to time. She has an amazing voice and strong presence onstage.