Crystal Bowersox 'People Get Ready' Performance [Video]
Crystal Bowersox Sings 'People Get Ready', Bursts into Tears
Crystal Bowersox's emotional rendition of Curtis Mayfield's "People Get Ready" brought not only many people in the audience to tears, it also caused the singer to break down herself. Bowersox burst into tears as the song finished after catching sight of her father in the crowd.
The performance even affected the judges, including hard-to-impress Simon, who lavished the crooner with praise.
Other Idol judge Kara DioGaurdi told Bowersox that she blew away the other idol contestants, further adding evidence that the young crooner is heads and shoulder above the competition, and has solidified her standing as the American Idol Season 9 front-runner.
Crystal Bowersox Brought to Tears
It was the first time that viewers had seen Bowersox without her trusty guitar, and the singer proved that she needs no assistance to knock it out of the park. Standing alone at the mic with the spotlight on her, Bowersox sang semi-a capella, and as the song winded town, she caught a glimpse of her father watching in the crowd, and that was all it took to leave the singer in tears.
Only Lee DeWyze was able to hold his own against the power-packed Bowersox performance, and other contestants Tim Urban, Siobhan Magnus, Michael Lynche, Casey James and Aaron Kelly simply wilted when they should have been bringing their A-game.