The show closes with Crystal's would-be single: a cover of Patty Griffin's "Up to the Mountain." Note: Kelly Clarkson also covered this song.
Hands down, this is the best effort of the night. Crystal is in her element. This is amazing. She serves up tons of emotion in this folk tune and delivers the solid vocals that made her an early front-runner. I had early doubts, but after this I really want her to win.
Randy: "This is what this show is about: an amazing song by an amazing singer."
Ellen: "You are in a league of your own."
Kara: "You were completely emotionally invested in that song, unlike any other night."
Before Simon's comments, Crystal thanks him for all his help and wishes him good luck all his future endeavors.
Simon: "That was outstanding."
With that, the show closes -- but not before "Pop Idol" Will Young shows up and performs "Leave Right Now" against a montage of AI moments.