Crystal Bowersox Performs 'Midnight Train to Georgia' on 'American Idol'

Usher thought that Crystal Bowersox had chosen the perfect R&B song for her American Idol performance this week.

Crystal chose ‘Midnight Train To Georgia’ by Gladys Knight and The Pips and he said:

“I think this song fits Crystal so perfectly, there’s a great story there for her.”

Crystal took Kara DioGuardi’s advice and left the guitar behind. Instead she opted to play piano but was worried as she felt she that her playing was a little rusty. Usher also told her to practice her piano playing and make it second nature so that she could concentrate on her vocal performance

Crystal started the rendition off nice and softly, then left the piano behind as the song built. We loved her hair and outfit and she gave a short, but very tight performance, excellent vocals as always.