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American Idol Performances: Bruno Mars, Crystal Bowersox and a Departing Casey Abrams
Grammy-winner Bruno Mars, last season's finalist Crystal Bowersox and the departing Casey Abrams all performed live on American Idol on Thursday night.
While Casey's elimination was another surprise in a season packed with unexpected American Idol results, he enjoyed a nice run and proved worthy of a save.
Crystal Bowersox is Completely Committed to American Idol
Barring a collective, nationwide brain fart, Crystal Bowersox will be crowned American Idol champion next month.
But the season nine favorite came close to walking away from the competition a few weeks ago, as the pressure reportedly got to her and Crystal has to be convinced to stay by Ryan Seacrest.
American Idol Performance of the Season: Crystal Bowersox, "People Get Ready"
It started a capella - and it ended with as much praise as an American Idol contestant has received in years.
Forget the judges for a moment. Check out what a group of impartial observers had to say about Crystal Bowersox's rendition of "People Get Ready" last night, which brought the singer to such tears that she could scarcely finish.
Crystal Bowersox Confirms "Moment of Doubt," Near Idol Departure
She's the clear season nine favorite on American Idol, but Crystal Bowersox has never looked comfortable on stage.
The folksy singer admitted many months ago that she had never watched an episode of Idol, and she's been outwardly shaken up when certain contestants - such as Lilly Scott and Katie Stevens - were eliminated this year.
Crystal Bowersox Almost Quit American Idol, Report States
Last week, the American Idol judges saved Michael Lynche from elimination.
But a new report suggets this wasn't the first time a contestant came close to leaving the show, only for an Idol mainstay to step in at the last minute.
American Idol Stars of the Week: Crystal Bowersox on "Bobby McGee," Lee DeWyze on "The Letter"
The 11 finalists all gave it their best shot, but performances by Crystal Bowersox and Lee DeWyze stood out the most on Tuesday night's American Idol.
Showing why she's been a favorite to become the ninth American Idol winner since her first audition, Crystal channeled her inner Janis Joplin last night.
Crystal Bowersox Performance of the Week: Long As I Can See the Light
After last night's incredible rendition of Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Long As I Can See The Light," this may need to become a running THG feature:
The Crystal Bowersox Performance of the Week.
Crystal Bowersox Rocks, and Other American Idol Women Sing Well
She went from the hospital bed to the American Idol stage to the leader of the season nine pack in just 24 hours.
Indeed, we aren't the first website to shower Crystal Bowersox with praise - and we definitely won't be the last - but it's well-deserved.
Crystal Bowersox vs. Janell Wheeler: Semifinalist Showdown!
Do you sense a theme early on season nine of American Idol?
The show is highlighting young women on guitars, possibly aiming to find the next Taylor Swift. Not exactly a misguided strategy.
American Idol Rundown: Ellen, Female Contestants, Guitars Rule Hollywood
Thank goodness it's Hollywood week on American Idol. Goodbye embarrassing contestants, hello major talent!
Before we get to that talent, however, let's also greet Ellen DeGeneres... with open arms. Wasn't she great on her first night as a judge? The comedian was funny (we loved when she had singers moving all around the stage before letting each one through), but also fresh and straightforward.