Wednesday, March 10, 2010

AI: Crystal Bowersox Knocks My Socks Off!


Okay, folks. It's time to talk about American Idol 2010! This edition boasts the worst contestants overall that it's had in years, but it also includes one of the best ones ever.

Crystal Bowersox. I LOVE this girl, whose talent is immense and wide-ranging. Below is an original song of hers. I like another one she wrote even better, "Farmer's Daughter," but since it includes a word of profanity at the beginning, I won't post it. Suffice to say that she has emerged from an abusive childhood and writes autobiographically...and quite beautifully.

Her singer-songwriter lyricism and effortless versatility remind me of Jewel, but she can also channel Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Bonnie Raitt, and others. This girl can handle folk, blues, and rock with seamless ease. What's more, every time she opens her mouth to sing she will take you with her. Needless to say, I'm a fan. A BIG fan. (My other favorites are Siobhan Magnus, Lily Scott, and Lee Dewyze.)

You'll probably want to go to the right sidebar and click off my playlist before listening.

10 comments:

Cherie said...

I haven't watched Idol this year at all. And I have heard that the contestants were super bad so it IS nice to hear that there is a good one.
I'll have to start watching for this cute girl!

KC Mom said...

I love her too! I hope she wins. If nothing else, I'm sure she'll get a contract!

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

Oooooh! I haven't watched AI much for the past few seasons, but she definitely looks like someone to pay attention to.

jen said...

Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I watched the other song on youtube, and wow. Wow.
Still haven't watched last night's show, but I will. All I have to say is it's a good thing they have her this year. The rest of them are tepid at best.

karen said...

I'm another one who never watches this show. Not deliberately - I'm just not clued into it. I'll have to make an effort to check it (and this girl) out. Thanks -

Momza said...

She is a natural...and the best of all the girls, handsdown. She was born to sing.

Darlene said...

I agree with you, Crystal is great! I think she will go all the way. The only guy that I think has a chance is your pick (I can never remember how to spell his name) The only thing about Idol is that I think they should just go for the people instead of making it even among the sexes. It just isn't fair to the other girls that can sing so much better than than any of the guys. I think that Simon's new show should be a lot more interesting and I'm not surprised that he has had it with Idol. It still is one of my favorites though.

Sue said...

I agree that there should be no formula for having the number of women equal to the number of men after Hollywood week. The judges should just choose the top 24 based upon who has the best voices, regardless of gender.

This time, in particular, the guys are waaaay below the girls in ability.

=)

Karen said...

This year the girls are way stronger than the boys. I thought Lacey did a great job also and Didi - don't really like her but I thought she stood out. But I think Crystal could win it.

NBlake said...

Crystal is good and is the only one who doesn't bore me to tears.

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