Crystal Bowersox Performs 'You Can't Always Get What You Want' on American Idol
Closing the show was this year's singer to beat, Crystal Bowersox, who couldn't miss with "You Can't Always Get What You Want." Strumming her beat-up acoustic, Bowersox strolled out and laid her bluesy pipes on a funky soul reworking of the legendary ode to yearning.
None of the judges thought it was her best performance, though Ellen started to see some personality for the first time in the competition as Crystal loosened up onstage. Despite coming out the clear favorite, Cowell said Magnus bested Crystal because her song had more of a dramatic flair.