“American Idol” finalist Crystal Bowersox is on a roll.
The 24-year-old musician and single mother of Toledo, Ohio, earned the judges’ highest praise on the Fox singing competition Tuesday for her traditional take on Janis Joplin’s “Me and Bobby McGee” – all from a homey carpet rolled out on the “Idol” stage.
Simon Cowell told her he wouldn’t have changed a thing, but the other judges wanted a bigger reaction.
“These people love you,” pleaded Ellen DeGeneres. “Take it all in and respond.”