Crystal Bowersox – Midnight Train to Georgia – Video MP3 American Idol Top 10
Crystal Bowersox sings Midnight Train to Georgia on the American Idol Top 10
Rickey: Crystal in stilettos playing the piano.
Randy Jackson: I thought it was another great performance.
Ellen DeGeneres: That was a wonderful idea.
Kara DioGuardi: I’m so glad you took that risk. There so many things about you that I love.
Simon Cowell: Your choice of song was incredible. I promise you with your talent — just do what’s comfortable with you.
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Can we just go ahead and crown Crystal as the winner and save us all from having to watch the rest of the season? Clearly, she is gonna take it all!
She's good but she's the kind of singer that you'll love the first time you see her then get bored after hearing her the next day...
Sorry but I really do think that she's good, not great...
I just feel sorry for her because I think she's overrated the way people say that she's gonna be the runaway winner season this year...
Crystal is amazing..and yes she will sell CD'S. She may not appeal to the younger audience,but she does to the older audience,and we are the ones that work and have money and lots of it...so yes,she will sell cds..... very talented lady!!
OMG! I think Crystal is the best they have had in many, many seasons, since season one. She already sings like a professional. I am rooting for her to go all the way. I hope she does.
I think she sounded great but she looked completely uncomfortable- almost awkward- Simon is right, she should just stick to being herself.
Last 2 weeks i felt the quitar holding her back from really belting out a rock style tone to the songs.
The piano was pointless since it wasnt just her and piano, and she didnt even stay on it which made her look goofy(the moves she was tryin).
She failed on the note she was goin for, shes hit bigger ones-i dunno why she tried it in a diff key or falsetto. Im not sure what to call it.
She coulda really nailed this song, did not.
She is a very seasoned performer and super comfortable in her own skin, but when I found out that the "big surprise" was her in heels, I was like, "really?"
Just once I'd like Crystal to end her performance with a big glory note.. I don't think she has done that yet. Seems she always ends in a quiet understated manor...which is still wonderful, but I enjoy her voice so much and would love to hear her let go more.
What kills me is how she cut right through this song with no problems. IMO, not her best to date, but damn she made it look easy. Unless someone steps way up, I'd say she's the ringer of the season. During all the seasons of AI, I can't think of anyone I've felt this comfortable with just knowing they were going to punch in a solid performance. At least give me an idea of a genre that may take her out of her comfort zone. Some reason, she keeps making me think, Bonnie Raitt. If she breaks out a slide on her guitar, I'd freak.
I unconsciously just began smiling during her performance... she is just SO good. If she doesn't win, I'd like to see whoever beats her top THAT performance, and ANY other performance she's done.
Crystal has a gorgeous voice and proved tonight she has a beautiful range. My only suggestion to her would be to just take in the judges comments and not respond back too much (psssssssst. take notes from David Cook as he moved on in the competition). I admire her for taking risks......and her sense of style is impeccable!
Siobhan ..is wonderful...dont talk shit you know nothing about!...she Siobhan has a voice to die for!....she can do anything!...hope she gets more time to shine!
What can i say>? Only a whole lot about her!!!! love her!...moves me every time i hear her!
for the win!
I know there are a lot of Siobhan fans on this board, and I'm sure you guys are all very nice people ;) But imo there is just no contest between the two. Crystal is just so effortless!...something about Siobhan just looks so forced, almost painful at times. Crystal is not my fav, but no doubt she has the strongest vocal....no doubt. For me it's 1. Lee 2. Andrew 3. Crystal. This is NOT how it will end, but I think that these are the top 3 that seem "current." I just can't see anyone else putting out a decent record....and yes, I am basing this on Andrew's youtube vids and not his AI performances. Hate all you want, the guy has talent.
finally. my biggest complaint with crystal was that she was SO predictable, never took any risks and always did the same thing. i appreciated the fact that she dressed up, put down the guitar, and did something different for once. really good vocals as usual. but thank god she finally changed it up.
i think she gonna win.
but her type of song not my style at all.
hard to sell & entertain people in the real world.
that why people like her sing in train station or some bar.
otherwise some teeanage have bad vocal but can entertain success in business.
at least currently siobhan has more comments..and theyr positive, and usually i bash crystal and say siobhan will win, but that only happens when my musical ears know she did better...unfortunately tonight, the best is...............
drum roll please.....
.lee..haha suckers, crystal is still boring! she can sing, shes really good, but i will never buy her album just cause shes too old for me...AND I LISTEN TO BEE GEES ANDREA BOCELLI NAT KING COLE SIMON AND GARFUNKLE ON MY IPOD AND IM 19 so take that crystal lol, lee was the best so at least crystal WONT WIN
Again another great performance by Crystal. But ( would like to see her once to just really belt something out or rock it -- that would seal the competition for her.
Honestly Crystal can not disappoint me. She always comes with everything and it always works for me.
Good performance but not stunning. She's had better. Still, she's safe and moving on!
BTW... I thought Lee sang his best of the season tonight. He's safe too.
She looked so pretty! Ya Crystal..
FInally you are wearing some color. It looks so good on you. Loved the heels too!
Go girl! Her voice is amazing.
I am beginning to think the finale will be Crystal versus Lee.
I thought she looked Georgeous!!!!! I loved her playing the piano and not having the guitar. Even though I still think she is great with the guitar and all. I would say the 2nd best performace of the night. I think Lee beat her.
She's a very appealing person, you know her strength is hard-won. She has a great voice, but like Siobhan, she relies on the same effects--bending that blues note up at the end of a phrase....I'm beginning to see her limits. She kind of dropped the ball on this performance. But everyone loves her. She'll probably win.
Another great vocal by Crystal. Simon was right , it would have been even better without the backup singers. Also would have better if it was just Crystal singing and someone playing the piano for her.
She did look like she was thinking too much about the playing.
Her voice sounded incredible once she left the piano.
Crystal & Lee tonight, wow!
You can't pass that kind of judgement on her appeal/staying power based on her singing COVERS in the competion. Wait until her original material is released and THEN say something. You might change your mind. And that goes for all of the remaining contestants.
Dude its gone be siobhan and crystal/lee, I dont know why people think siobhan is not gone be in top , if she comes back on sreally strong next week which is what shel likely do, then yeah, also, for the people who say "I dont get why all the people like her or like her "screams' and voice" iits stupid to say you dont get other people...
If you think you "dont get" why people love a specific artists' singing then that just means you ahve no musical hearing whatso ever....music is music, it sounds bad o it dosnt, this is independent of the style and genre, you either hit the notes or you dont. Which is why I hate simon right now, siobhans been hitting the notes since she started and this week, one exception and he bashes her like a criminal. He should be praising her musical ability all the time and yet instead he ahs been critizing her for who she is ever since she started, dont criticise someone on how they talk,or what they wear, or what they seem like to you. The best part is that on the results night he stated he is fristrated with siobhan because she does not follow his advice, hello, why would she follow advice from him? she has been doing greatfor 99% of the time! I like the fact she does what she wants and people love her, ON the otehr ahnd, siobhan is not doing WHAT SIMON WANTS and hence he is frustarted at how she could be doing so good and yet she is not doing what he "advices" her to do, and this advice which he suggests actually ahs never been clear, is it having a moment? dont choose songs which are important to your personal life? dont sing really loud notes and scream sometimes because simon doesnt like it yet she feels great doing it? I hope siobhan would just leave the competition and start her own career already without this scumabg
Ummm Hellloooo?! The "big suprise" was that she was playing the PIANO and then got up and it was just her and the mic. Did you WATCH?
Im just saying the truth, and the truth is that crystal wont win, wana bet 200 bucks?? I saw the future and i know she will not win, i hope you look bck here and wehn she does not win i will remind eveyrone of this post just to let you know that yes a 19 year old can predict the future, not through psychic powers, but through simple logic
Yes! If she had just stood there and let this one be just about the voice, it would have been even more brilliant.
Crystal is a beautiful lady with a beautiful soul and an amazing talent. The gaps you refer to just make Crystal, Crystal !
She did look pretty - she's a pretty girl. I just wish they could get her some veneers for the teeth gaps- it would make it all come together. Maybe she doesn't want it done? ?
Kevin, I'm not saying that she is going to win, but, about being too early in the competition, Carrie Underwood got her "you are going to win and sell more copies that any other previous Idol" when she was in the Top 10.
Crystal did amazing tonight. I think I would have done all the performance in the piano, but I liked what she did.
It may be too early to name a winner after what (should be) less than a third of her performances this season.
One thing I will say about her at this point though: She's the one singer I'm never worried will turn in a bad performance. I didn't even feel that about Kris or Adam last year.