Crystal Bowersox Performs 'Maybe I'm Amazed' on 'American Idol'

Ellen DeGeneres surprised Crystal Bowersox with a text message saying that she chose "Maybe I'm Amazed" by Paul McCartney for Crystal to sing.

Crystal took a risk by playing without an instrument, so she moved around the stage. Ellen was so pleased with this performance, and Kara and Simon loved hearing the soul in Crystal's voice.

Crystal Bowersox didn’t choose Maybe I’m Amazed for her performance on American Idol this week – the judges took care of that for her – but she’ll get to choose to how to arrange it. Paul McCartney’s original version of the song heavily featured him on piano, but Crystal’s performances this season have usually seen her with acoustic guitar in hand. That suggests three possibilities for her performance: she could sit down at the piano herself and show off her versatility (she’s done it before this season, for part of Midnight Train To Georgia), or she could have someone else play the piano while she sings sans instrument, or she could completely reinterpret the song and perform it as an acoustic guitar piece, with no piano involved at all.