Los Angeles (AP) -- Crystal Bowersox still has a healthy shot at becoming the next "American Idol."
The 24-year-old single mother from Toledo (Ohio) performed Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Long As I Can See The Light" to rave reviews from the judges last night, a day after she was hospitalized for an undisclosed malady that prompted the show's producers to switch the semifinal performance order at the last minute.
She told "Idol" host Ryan Seacrest she felt good and that she was "a tough cookie."
Randy Jackson called Bowersox's soulful rendition "the truth," while Ellen Degeneres said the dreadlocked singer had "pure, raw, natural talent."
Kara Dioguardi told Bowersox she "hit a new level," and Simon Cowell described her as "a serious artist."
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