Crystal Bowersox and Lee DeWyze will be facing off tomorrow night on the Final performance episode of American Idol 9.
They’ll sing 3 songs each.
One will likely be a coronation song–the puppies-rainbows-potsofgold song the winner releases at the end of the competition. It’s always fun to speculate on just how lame the song will be. Last year’s Kara DioGuardi-penned “No Boundaries” hit a new low of suckitude. It’s hard to imagine this year’s song will be worse…
The remaining two songs can be brand new songs, or a reprise of a song already sung on the show.
My favorite Crystal Bowersox performances are “People Get Ready”–powerful, full of emotion and one of Crystal’s Idol “moments” during the season. Also, I’m going to reach way back to the semi-finals to pick Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Long As I Can See the Light”. That’s the first time–for me anyway–that Crystal became a real contender. She took that song and completely “Crystalized” it.
For Lee DeWyze–I loved “The Boxer” but it was featured so prominently in his hometown package, it may be overkill to bring it back a week later.
Or, he could but out some Dave Matthews or Kings of Leon–two artists he covered during his hometown visit.
Both have a wonderful body of original songs. In a perfect world, they could add their own songs to the mix. But I don’t see that happening. Wouldn’t it be cool to hear Lee sing “So I’m Told” or Crystal perform “Holy Toledo”. Ah. Dream on.
What would you like Crystal and Lee to sing? What performances would you like to see again?