The end is near for “American Idol” hopefuls Crystal Bowersox and Lee DeWyze. Tonight (May 25) is their last chance to sing for the votes of millions of fans before the winner is announced on May 26.
Crystal and Lee will each sing three songs. The first is a song of their choosing, the second is a song that “Idol” boss Simon Fuller chose for them, and the third is the debut single that will be released by the winner.
TMZ reports that Bowersox has decided to sing “Me and Bobby McGee,” which won her praise when she sang it with the Top 11 after being mentored by Miley Cyrus. Fuller chose “Black Velvet” for her second song, and if she wins on Wednesday night, her debut single will be called “Up to the Mountain.”
DeWyze is going to sing “The Boxer.” He couldn’t get through it without crying during his hometown visit, and hopefully the performance will be as emotional tonight. His second song, chosen by Fuller, will be “Everybody Hurts,” and if he wins, his debut single will be a cover of U2’s “Beautiful Day.”
Reports from the rehearsals reveal that Crystal and Lee are feeling the pressure. Crystal had to stop in the middle of “Up on the Mountain” and start over, and when Lee finished “Beautiful Day,” a violinist accidentally hit him with her bow, and he stormed off the stage before the stand-in judges could weigh in.
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