Last night on American Idol, Crystal Bowersox performed "People Get Ready" by The Impressions. Clearly the show's producers had faith in her because once again she had the coveted spot to close out the show.
Crystal Bowersox was simply soulful. She put down her guitar and just focused on the singing, which was refreshing. Not only did she sound great, but in an unusual twist, she showed emotion! At the end of the song, Crystal Bowersox broke down, nearly crying as she sang the line, "thank the Lord". The audience and judges totally ate it up.
Though Crystal rocks my sox, I think she was faking it at the end. If that thought never crossed your mind, you may be a bit too gullible. Come on! For weeks the judges have been pushing her to loosen up and show some emotion. This is TV and a competition. It may not have been Crystal's idea, but I'm certain someone behind the scenes was pushing her to put on even more of a show. Let's face it, clearly the show's producers are hoping she'll win. Too many of their pop performers haven't lived up to expectations with album sales, so perhaps someone with more of a rock edge is the way to go.
Do you think Crystal Bowersox broke down on purpose with her performance of "People Get Ready"?
Whether or not she did, clearly Crystal Bowersox is taking over the American Idol 2010 season.