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Crystal Bowersox Performs 'Me and Bobby McGee' on 'American Idol' (VIDEO)

by Patricia Chui, posted Mar 23rd 2010 10:40PM
Crystal Bowersox sings Bobby McGee on American IdolSometimes the front-runner is the front-runner for a reason -- and Crystal Bowersox showed no signs of slowing down when she sang the Janis Joplin rock classic 'Me and Bobby McGee' on 'American Idol' Billboard No. 1 Hits night.

Teen pop star Miley Cyrus wasn't shy about advising the dreadlocked single mom Bowersox to "go higher" and "push [yourself] a little bit more" -- and go higher she did, giving one of the rare performances on the night that didn't sound like karaoke.

Watch Crystal's performance after the jump.Sometimes the front-runner is the front-runner for a reason -- and Crystal Bowersox showed no signs of slowing down when she sang the Janis Joplin rock classic 'Me and Bobby McGee' on 'American Idol' Billboard No. 1 Hits night.

Teen pop star Miley Cyrus wasn't shy about advising the dreadlocked single mom Bowersox to "go higher" and "push [yourself] a little bit more" -- and go higher she did, giving one of the rare performances on the night that didn't sound like karaoke.

"That's what is called being a star," Randy Jackson exclaimed. And while Ellen DeGeneres and Kara DioGuardi both asked Bowersox to start showing a little more personality, Simon Cowell disagreed, calling Bowersox's version of the song just as good as Pink's." "I wouldn't change anything," he said.

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