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Crystal Bowersox is one of the judges favorites on American Idol as evidenced by the steps they took to ensure she could perform this week despite sudden illness. The producers of the hit reality show rearranged this week’s show schedule, moving up the performances of the Top 10 Men to the Tuesday night slot so that the ailing Bowersox would have time to recover from a serious diabetic reaction that resulted in her hospitalization.

She was first to perform on Wednesday night, presumably so that she could then leave the studio and return to her AI apartment to rest. Her song selection was Creedence Clearwater Revival tune “Long As I Can See the Light”. The judges sang her praises, with Simon and Kara both declaring that she went to a new level with her interpretation.

Check out more photos and her performance video below: