Crystal Bowersox Bobby McGee Rocks Out American Idol

Every week when we tune in to American Idol, we always look forward to the performance of one of the contestants more than all of the others. Although we are fond of several other American Idol hopefuls, such as Michael Lynche and Siobhan Magnus, it is hippie-chick Crystal Bowersox who has truly won our hearts this year.

Crystal Bowersox performs 'Bobby McGee' (FOX)
Crystal Bowersox performs 'Bobby McGee' (FOX)

Last night, Crystal Bowersox rocked it out yet again in the American Idol top 11 with a passionate performance of Janis Joplin’s “Me and Bobby McGee”. The song was an absolutely perfect choice for her vocals and we frankly haven’t heard a better version of this song since Joplin sang it herself.

Michel Lynche’s “When a Man Loves a Woman” once again showed off his big, powerful voice, but we found the song rather boring and stale. Still, we love Big Mike and hope like hell he ends up in the top three. As for the rest of the competitors, we were decently impressed with Siobhan Magnus – she’s quite growing on us. Casey James actually pulled off a rather okay version of “Power of Love”. We’re not a fan of Casey James, so it takes a lot to say we didn’t hate it too much.

The rest of the guys and girls this week were so pathetic we can’t even make a good guess at who will end up going home. It might Paige Miles, who was painfully terrible singing “Against All Odds”, but we’re still kind of hoping Tim Urban will get the boot despite the crowd.

Just on a completely random note, we’re a little insulted that Bowersox let Miley Cyrus sign her guitar. We’re sure Melissa Etheridge and the other notables gracing Bowersox’s instrument are shuddering at having that poser wannabe’s name scrawled so close to their own…

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Miley Cyrus Teaches American Idol Contestants How to Suck and Still Be Famous

Disney star Miley Cyrus will guest on American Idol this week as the mentor for ‘Billboard #1 Hits’ week. Yes, Tuesday night we get to listen to Miley Cyrus give advice to the likes of Crystal Bowersox, who could already pretty much crush Cyrus into the ground like a cockroach with her voice.

Miley Cyrus (Photo: calmdownlove - Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Miley Cyrus (Photo: calmdownlove - Source: Wikimedia Commons)

For the theme this round (which was suddenly change for some reason from ‘Teen Idols’ to “Billboard Hits’), they should just go ahead and call it ‘Disney Advertising Shoved in Your Face’ week. After viewers are tortured with the horror that is Miley Cyrus on Tuesday night, they’ll be slapped with groan-worthy performances from Joe Jonas and Demi Lovato on Wednesday’s elimination night.

Note to American Idol producers, it’s kind of lame to put on mentors and performers who suck worse than most of your contestants on the show.

On the other hand, if the American Idol powers-that-be want to show the contestants that you can have a mediocre at best voice, ‘accidentally’ leak semi-nude photos of your underage ass online and act like a nasty, whiny bitch – yet still be filthy rich and famous – we guess Miley Cyrus is just about the best mentor you could get.

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