American Idol: Crystal Bowersox Struggles on Shania Twain Night

crystal-bowersoxIf perennial “American Idol” frontrunner Crystal Bowersox is sent home packing in tomorrow’s elimination, she can put the blame on country superstar Shania Twain. On a night when all the other finalists turned in performances that ranged from impressive to respectable, Bowersox’s version of Twain’s “No One Needs to know” was pedestrian at best.

Indeed, Bowersox’s performance was very “un-Crystal like” that Simon Cowell could not help calling it “limp” and forgettable. Fellow frontrunner Lee DeWyze, who took the stage first with his own rendition of “You’re Still the One,” could not help but sprinkle his performance with flat notes here and there. With the other four contenders dishing out more impressive performances, it would not be surprising to see either Bowersox or DeWyze say goodbye on Wednesday.

Michael Lynche, Casey James, Aaron Kelly, and Siobahn Magnus, who took the stage last, all gave better than expected performances, making judge Ellen DeGeneres say that “tomorrow is going to be real tough…Everyone is doing well.”