American Idol

Crystal Bowersox – Up to the Mountain, Black Velvet, Me and Bobby McGee – Video MP3 American Idol Finale

Crystal Bowersox

Crystal Bowersox sings Up to the Mountain, Black Velvet and Me and Bobby McGee on the American Idol Finale

NOTE: I WILL UPDATE THIS POST AS IT UNFOLDS ON TV

Download: Black Velvet

Download: Up to the Mountain

Me and Bobby McGee

Rickey: Crystal giving it her all! Love the energy!

Randy Jackson: I hope you make a record like that

Ellen DeGeneres: You are so compelling on stage

Kara DioGuardi: You have fire in your belly

Simon Cowell: This is you back on your best

Black Velvet

Rickey: Crystal getting the red light treatment! Scared for her walking down the steps.

Randy Jackson: Mamasox is in it to win it

Ellen DeGeneres: That was fantastic

Kara DioGuardi: You want it we can tell

Simon Cowell: I’m allergic to that song

Rickey: Kinda slow for a winner’s single IMO

Randy Jackson: This is what this show is about

Ellen DeGeneres: You are in a league of your own

Kara DioGuardi: You were completely invested in that song

Simon Cowell: That was the song of the night. That was outstanding.

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canzonetta
canzonetta

Fingers crossed she wins. She's a star with a timeless voice. Seeing Bo Bice come up in a different thread makes me wish that they would put Bo and Crystal together in a duet. Man, that would be achingly good.

Sonia Regina
Sonia Regina

By Simon's face you can see that he was dismayed by the performances of Lee and that Crystal was taking a "bath" of interpretation and control stage.

Viz
Viz

LOL @ people STILL thinking the votes count.........

Music Biz Bigwig
Music Biz Bigwig

Lee DeWyze, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry and Adam Lambert will ultimately be the 5 most profitable American Idol contestants ever (to this point). Crystal is a nice girl and can have a steady, solid little career. Well done by both Lee and Crystal, no one else on this years show will be singing for a living.

bruno
bruno

sure hope Lee wins tonight!

Drew
Drew

So Crystal was just okay last night (first time in weeks) and Lee had an off-night but has been easily the best singer all year. Lee won this contest by the largest margin ever which is appropriate. Great job Lee!

Jade
Jade

Crystal was amazing last night and I think it would be a shame if she did not win tonight. Her "Up to the Mountain" performance was absolutely amazing and I got chills and a little teary eyed once it was done...and I'm a guy!

Lee is a decent singer and seems to be a good guy, but if it wasn't for Simon's major "pimping", he would not have gotten this far.

I voted for Crystal last night and I hope America gets it right tonight.

druzilla
druzilla

I voted for Crystal but I'm under no illusions that she'll win the title tonight.

She should win both from a standpoint of the season marathon but also last night.

It wasn't close. The Lee of last week was just a fluke, he was back to his off vocals and he was simply insane to pick "Beautiful Day."

Crystal brought it. Big Time. She p0wned as the kids say these days.

None of that will matter.

Lee will win.

He can't sing live, he's not very good looking, he can't hold a conversation. While he's arguably more "current," he is nothing different. I'm not in the desired demographic so it doesn't matter.

Crystal has nothing whatsoever to apologize for. She did her damnedest last night to win and I'm very pleased. I hope she is treated well and is successful post Idol.

Paula was crazy-like a fox-to leave before this season. Simon is on the last life raft before the Idol ship sinks. The series has lost its way.

I'd love to be wrong about Lee winning.

supershopper
supershopper

Crystal has been consistently good all season. I think Lee kept getting better and better. The viewing audience was rooting for him. So, finale performance might not be all that important.

We actually think that David Archuleta was better than David Cook on finale night. Yet, David Cook won by a large margin. In hindsight, I think that he was a better choice. Plus, he was very nice to my little David. :)

Hopefully, Crystal and Lee will both be successful, no matter the outcome tonight!

RealityDan
RealityDan

A suggestion AI for the next season.
Put the songs of the contestants on your website…or on several websites after each show…count the number of downloads over a given period and establish in such a manner, whom the public will spend real money on. This can be used for elimination as well as establishing the winner and will cancel out the ones who vote a zillion times but later on buy ONE CD of the same idol they voted for.

Alex
Alex

THE CLEAR WINNERS EACH SEASON:
SEASON 1 - KELLY CLARKSON
SEASON 2 - REUBEN STUDDARD
SEASON 3 - FANTASIA BARRINO OR LATOYA LONDON
SEASON 4 - BO BICE (CARRIE UNDERWOOD IS OK BUT BO IS BETTER)
SEASON 5 - CHRIS DAUGHTRY OR ELLIOTT YAMIN
SEASON 6 - MELINDA DOOLIITTLE
SEASON 7 - DAVID COOK OR DAVID ARCHULETA
SEASON 8 - ADAM LAMBERT
SEASON 9 - CRYSTAL BOWERSOX

RealityDan
RealityDan

Loved all three songs...but Up to the Mountain was all goosebumps...truely an artist with exceptional talent and soul. Come-on USA..get this one right at least! If you like Lee...get a photo!

henry
henry

American Idol should seriously rethink its elimination system. i think the judges should have a say in the process. letting America decide has not worked in the last 4 seasons. hence the non-career of Idol winners.

fotolocco
fotolocco

I have long felt that AI went the drain when Adam Lambert lost. I didn't even follow the show like I did last year. If Crystal loses, then it will be a reflection of how stupid Americans are. Based on the performance tonight, Crystal stumpped Lee big time! Lee didn't have his magical moment. Crystal had numerous moments. Anyhow, I will try to watch AI next year (if it is still not axed), if Crystal wins this.

mac
mac

Come on. After that final performance night, I just can't believe Lee is still leading in every poll out there. Where has justice gone?

Nevertheless, out of desperation, GO CRYSTAL!!!

Grazi
Grazi

im not gonna vote couse i made a promise after siobhan was voted off
i think she was 1000000000000% times better t Lee. she sounded better t ever.
but i still think that Lee will probably win and that is good. maybe they will change something in this show. if he lee wins will be so unfair that people will get mad

Judyne
Judyne

Woot! Crystal nailed all three songs! I loved her performance of Black Velvet!

Coolcooker
Coolcooker

Wish we could vote here in Canada. It has been a long time since a true musical talent has come along. Not just a pretty face and sexy body, but a musician with a true talent. Hope you get it right, America!!

Jenna
Jenna

I'm probably too used to Kelly Clarkson's rendition of UTTM (one of my favorite covers), but I didn't really like Crystal's version. Her phrasing was kind of weird.

Tom
Tom

Lees's good, but Taylor Hicks was 10X better !

Shollia
Shollia

Up the Mountain was really amazing.

And thanks Rickey for posting all of this and so quickly. You're the best :D

cynthiaNOLA
cynthiaNOLA

I'm getting through to Crystal's line every time I call. I think that's a bad sign?

amor825
amor825

Between Crystal and Lee, it is clear Crystal deserves to win. But that will never happen. Booooooo... I'm glad I'm no longer emotionally invested. Casey was the end of the road for me. This is AI going down the drain.

themist
themist

NOOOOO Better way to send Simon off - you GO CRYSTAL! God I love that Girl...

Drew
Drew

Well it looks like Lee is getting more votes so far. Even though Crystal was better she just doesn't have the support Lee does. I guess it is all those tiny boppers. :(

JOYCE
JOYCE

DIAL IDOL, CRYSTAL IS IN TROUBLE DEAR LORD, VOTE.VOTE,VOTE

Mels
Mels

Who the hell is Lee arrazou?

Carlisle
Carlisle

Vote CRYSTAL BOWERSOX like you have never did before, America! Vote for everyone who could not vote for her!

Everyone around the world loves MAMASOX!

Marie Ruffin
Marie Ruffin

Love that girl....she's feeling the win....good for her.

David
David

Go Crystal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pete
Pete

Whether Crystal or Lee is better the entire season is debatable. The finale show is just about Crystal. This was a knockout or a unanimous decision cause she won all rounds clearly. Has this happened before? You know that there is a clear winner in terms of that particular night's performances? With Kelly-Justin? I think Fantasia won all three rounds against Diana? I think Bo stole a round from Carrie and other finales were pretty even with no very superior set of three performances over the the contestant. Lee is winning in Dial idol. Would this be the very first time that the losing finalist gave a clearly more superior set of performances? Lee was just off and Crystal was just so on.

Mels
Mels

Whats her numbers?? please tell me

Viz
Viz

Simon said "I'm allergic to that song" regarding Black Velvet but you neglected to post his entire response which was "I'm allergic to that song, however, you nailed it."

Sonia Regina
Sonia Regina

Crystal was the queen that night, with Lee arrazou She certainly won for his performance today the title of American Idol 2010!

Sonia Regina
Sonia Regina

The night was full of Crystal, she arrazou with Lee On merit, today it is the AMERICAN IDOL!

ur kidding, right?
ur kidding, right?

Oh come on, Kelly Clarkson sang "up to the mountain" a billion times better. Sorry. But Lee sucks even more.

faye
faye

Please vote for Crystal ..
If Lee wins tomorrow , then R.I.P American Idol !

BEV
BEV

VOTE,VOTE,VOTE,VOTE LIKE HELL PEOPLE THE RIGHT PERSON TO WIN THIS YEAR!!!!!! CRYSTAL.CRYSTAL,CRYSTAL,CRYSTAL ,CRYSTAL . OUT TXT THOSE TEENAGERS ,DON'T LET THEM WIN AGAIN. LAST YEAR SO SAD.

MD
MD

VOTE!!! shes in 2nd according to dial idol!

the Ricker
the Ricker

I've been voting and rarely getting busy signals for Crystal. People, please keep voting..she rocked all over the Nokia tonight!

Lola
Lola

In my humble opinion, Crystal outshone Lee every round tonight. By a mile. By a hundred miles. She showed who's "in it to win it". Such a fire in her tonight.

Jason
Jason

Go Mama Sox,

There is without a doubt a walk over finale.
You nail it and you will be the champ of season 9.

Roe
Roe

The album original song Crystal sang is suited well for her. She did great tonight, but the original songs for both she and Lee favored Crystal, by a long shot.

madeleine
madeleine

vote for Crystal!!!! she deserves to win big times!!!!

Music Lover
Music Lover

Kelly's version of Up The Mountain was really bland for me. I just listened to it compare. I think Crystal got right into the blues gospel roots of it and felt and bent the notes where they needed to be bent, whereas Kelly sang with more of a a straight pop sort of voice. Maybe Kelly performed it a few times, and I just clicked on a limp version, not sure. Love Kelly, but she's a totally different kind of singer.

mac
mac

1-866-IDOLS-02
1-866-IDOLS-04
1-866-IDOLS-06

VOTE CRYSTAL!!!

Lola
Lola

That's a compliment right?! :)

Lola
Lola

Really? I've only gotten through like 10 times. Might be because I have a cell phone though. HMmmmm. Oh well VOTE PEOPLE!!!