Crystal Bowersox is singing "No One Needs to Know," Shania Twain tells her to be more cheerful in your singing, Crystal says it's a message to her boyfriend, "dropping hints here and there -- he'll man up one of these days." 

Nothing like being called out on national TV!

Very odd song choice; doesn't really fit her as a perfomer, it's a bit too delicate or subtle or something, she's usually just a powerhouse. Don't like her tone, her orange outfit, anything about it really; just seems misguided. Song's kind of weak, too.

Randy says not my favorite performance, but liked that she's trying things. Ellen says not my favorite either; Kara says it was "believable," but not your best. Crystal says "it's not as big as my other performances -- but bigger isn't always better."

Simon's cracking up, says he won't make the obvious jokes. Then calls it "limp," says it's like being in a bad coffee shop, no conviction, calls the song itself "forgettable."

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They show Crystal's boyfriend, he's laughing. Not sure what else he can do.

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