'American Idol': Crystal Bowersox's 'Me and Bobby McGee'

crystal-bowersox-bobby-mcgee.jpgIt's safe to say that Tuesday night (March 23) was not "American Idol's" finest hour (or two hours). Given the theme of Billboard No. 1 songs, the 11 remaining contestants ran through a litany of weird song choices and shaky performances.

One performer who didn't flame out, though, was Crystal Bowersox, who performed the Kris Kristofferson-written Janis Joplin chart-topper "Me and Bobby McGee." Was it maybe a safe choice? Sure. But she also was her typically strong self. Here's her performance:


Simon Cowell compared her version of the song favorably to Pink's cover. For compare-and-contrast purposes, here's a version she sang on "Today" in 2007.



What did you think of Crystal's performance, and the rest of "Idol" Tuesday?

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