UPDATE: Bowersox in top threeWritten by Vicki L. Kroll | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Crystal Bowersox officially made the top three on the May 12 “American Idol” episode, ensuring her hometown visit May 14.
Kenny Loggins didn’t see Crystal Bowersox sing his 1980 hit, “I’m Alright,” on “American Idol” last night.
“I meant to go online and check it out,” the singer-songwriter said during a call from a tour stop in Red Bank, N.J. “The texts that I got from my friends — I got a half dozen text messages — and they all said she was the best on the show.”
Bowersox selected the theme from “Caddyshack” to perform during movie week. Academy Award and Grammy Award winner Jamie Foxx served as a mentor for the contestants.
When she was done singing the upbeat, fun song, the judges agreed with Loggins’ friends.
“That performance I would say just got ‘Crystallized,’ ” Ellen DeGeneres said on the show. “I would say you took that song and made it better.”
“I’ve been saying this since day one: You are definitely an artist,” Randy Jackson said.
“I completely agree with Ellen; you took the song and made it better,” Kara DioGuardi said. “And I agree with Randy — artist, artist, artist.”
“I would say after that performance that you, Crystal, are back in the game,” Simon Cowell said.
Bowersox fans hope the singer makes it to the final three — and to Toledo for a hometown visit for the show May 14. The 24-year-old is scheduled to appear in a parade that will begin at 11:30 a.m. on the corner of Washington and Summit streets and proceed north on Summit to Madison before ending in Promenade Park.
A concert at 12:30 p.m., shortly after the parade, is scheduled in Levis Square.
And Bowersox will be at Fifth Third Field to sing the national anthem for the Toledo Mud Hens game against Indianapolis at 7 p.m.
Fans will find out the final three contestants on “American Idol” tonight at 9 p.m. on FOX.