Crystal Bowersox instrument on American Idol?

On season 9 of american idol, when Crystal Bowersox was performing one night, there was a man playing a very unique instrument. Does anyone know the name of that instrument!?

*I can't remember the episode, or the name of the song! Sorry, I know this is very vague.

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  • 10 years ago
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    The didjeridoo is the unique and ancient instrument of the Australian aborigine.

    Through its haunting, yet powerful, sounds, the didjeridu evokes reverence and oneness with nature. The deep drone of the didjeridoo allows us to relax and to reconnect with mother earth.

    The spiritual and healing power of the didj has been used for thousands of years in secret ceremonies of Australian aborigines.


    What's a didgeridoo? Crystal Bowersox showed one off during her "American Idol" Beatles week performance of "Come Together."

    A didgeridoo is defined as "a musical instrument of Australian Aborigines made from a long wooden tube that is blown into to create a low drone."

    Crystal Bowersox and Rickey Minor and the band managed to find a didgeridoo for Crystal's performance of "Come Together." You mean the band didn't just have a didgeridoo player on hand? What?!

    Turns out the didgeridoo player is a freelancer named Ernie.

    Source(s): 1. 2. I saw the Idol episode and I know the instrument. It has been used by jazz musicians
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