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Is Crystal Bowersox Bowing Out of American Idol???

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We don't know what's going on over there at the American Idol studios, but something is in the water!

First there was Ryan Seacrest's bizarre meltdown during this week's live show and now there are reports that Crystal Bowersox has been threatening to leave.

Sources say that the popular front-runner (and perhaps one of the only contestants who actually deserves to be there) has become completely overwhelmed with the show's hectic schedule and strenuous demands.

Even Ryan Seacrest confirmed that he just recently found an emotional and homesick Crystal having a breakdown in the parking lot after she asked to quit the show and go back home to her family in Ohio.

Luckily, the pint-sized host was there to talk her down from the ledge. He told the hippie songstress:

"The greatest thing I ever did was make enough money so I could buy my mom a house. You can buy your mom a house."

Apparently that was what she needed to hear because last we checked, she was still a member of the remaining seven contestants.

We're glad she's still in the competition!

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50 comments to “Is Crystal Bowersox Bowing Out of American Idol???”

  1. 1

    Ryan gave Crystal good advice. I wish I could help my family out financially. If you have a good talent that people will pay money for, then go for it!

  2. 2

    She will NEVER be a beauty like the classic Gene Tierney.

  3. 3

    I'm no big fan of Seacrest but look up what a meltdown is but look up what a "meltdown" is you ignorant hack.

  4. 4

    if Crystal leaves, this mean that another guy will win American Idol! Oh, the horror!

  5. 5

    aww Ryan Seacrest, I normally dont like you but thats a nice sentiment you told Crystal. Im 22 and I hope I can buy my mom a beautiful home one day =)

  6. 6

    This big LESBIAN could take it all!!!

  7. 7

    wish she would leave. she sucks.. she does the same thing over and over and the judges just eat it up. i don't get it..
    she's a quitter.. how will she make it in the industry if a little show like this is freaking her out?
    she'll be touring and away from her family. that's what musicians do.
    she should take her yellow teeth and head back to whatever subway station she crawled out of.
    there's not really any great talent on idol this year but she sure wouldn't be missed.
    on the other hand, from some things i've read.. sounds like she's this years winner. ugh!

  8. 8

    her scalp probably smells like bowersox. euw.

  9. 9

    she is the only good one on that show, if she leaves the winner will probably be that tim urban zacquisha wannabe or that screeching freak overrated siobhan

  10. 10

    is that show stilll on?

  11. 11

    She better not leave she is the only reason I watch! I absolutely love her!

  12. 12

    She better not leave she is the only reason I watch! I absolutely love her!

  13. 13

    She along with a few others is the only one who may have a shot at winning. I don't know if she is ready for it. You really have to have thick skin for this business and very few of them actually vecome selling stars. Kelly and Carrie and of course Daughtry are the only ones with any real success. Her kind of music does nothing for me and I don't think she would sell a lot of CD's even if she won. I wish her the best though. she really can sing

  14. 14

    SO SWEET. Crystal, you will win this! Not too much longer and you'll get everything you ever wanted in life. :)

  15. 15

    her mom died

  16. 16

    She is not overwhelmed. She was simply yanking her clit, craming a dildo up her butthole, and cumming when that asshole Seacrest walked in on her private, exotic, and highly erotic moment.

  17. 17

    Maybe it was just a case of PMS! I used to get like that…

  18. 18

    not even famous yet and already having a melt down? boohoo…so much hard work..let her quit..there will be plenty of others who will and can work hard to step in the spotlight. It's about how much you want it and work for it and apparently she doesn't want it enough.

  19. 19

    BS Mike is the best. Bowersox is overrated, no wonder she is falling apart.

  20. 20

    wow, if she didn't miss her son so much I wouldn't have any respect for her.

  21. 21

    Crystal, can you please sing "Come To My Window?" (Next Week) Thanks!

  22. 22

    She just wants attention.

  23. 23

    Maybe they need to treat these contestants a bit better. Help them handle the onslaught that goes with being on this show. Maybe keep them at a distance from the paps. They have some responsibility to make things as easy as possible. You'll get better performances as well. This girl is getting the pressure of being a star, she hasn't got the money yet.

  24. 24

    What a load of $hit! The show is fixed!

    We all know there is a media blackout on all contestants on the show. Any news that makes it out is pre-planned by the show!

    The show wants people to vote for Crystal so that she will win!!!
    Why are people even watching this show? It's rigged.

  25. 25

    Re: miss hot mess – Don't be so mean! This girl has diabetes and was really sick at the beginning of the season (remeber…hospital??) It must be very hard to regulate her insulin with the high energy demands, little sleep, stress etc. Take it easy "miss hot mess"…grow up and be kinder.

  26. 26

    Is she gonna be the next Susan Boyle or what?

  27. 27

    shes beautiful!!! i can understand the anxiety and crap that must go on behind the scenes but, if she wanted this a few weeks ago, im sure she still wants it.

    better to try then to look back and wonder what would have happened had you stayed.

    i have had so many opportunities that i didnt take advantage of and boy now i totally regret it. so many opportunities…and now…??? go for it girlie!!!

  28. 28

    i love her face!!! she is just so beautiful!!!! what a doll!

  29. 29

    love her.
    she should stay and rock the rest of this season!!!

  30. 30

    What a WHINER!! She looks like she's homesick for da mota!! (I certainly would be!)

  31. 31

    if she leaves, i will quit watching.

  32. 32

    a meltdown? what the hell, perez? i admit that ryan seacrest has been acting insanely obnoxious and annoying this season, but he didn't seem drunk to me and it certainly wasn't a meltdown, it wasn't even that bad. as for crystal, she should definitely stay because she's going to win.

  33. 33

    thats the best advice she could have heard. helping your family out financially is something most people wish they could accomplish. shes got the talent, she needs to put it to good use.

  34. Coqi says – reply to this


    She looks miserable every time she is on stage (except when performing). I've never seen someone look so miserable who is supposedly pursuing her dreams and having the chance of a lifetime.
    If she wants to leave, let her leave! Quit wasting peoples' times and give someone who wants to be there a chance to win. I for one will quit wasting my time voting for her if this story is true. Being homesick is one thing but threatening to walk away from an opportunity such as this is the blatant earmarks of a quitter. I don't support quitters.

  35. 35


  36. Bree says – reply to this


    Ryan gave good advice, but Crystal, quit yer whining. The show has been on for 10 seasons now…If you didn't know what you were getting into then you are completely oblivious to the outside world.

  37. 37

    i wouldnt quite call that a meltdown. she has a baby under the age of 3 at home and any mother would want to go home to be with their baby. this chick has RAW talent. no vocal coaches, guitar lessons, nothing. shes a true performer with talent that shoots thru the roof. shes what the music industry needs. not another sell out who wants money to buy herself fancy things and big houses all over the world. shes in it for the talent and to make a better life for her son. like simon said a few weeks ago, theres SO MANY of her sitting in subway stations, but because they dont have back up dancers and flat abs with tittays galore, we dont take a second look. THIS IS MUSIC! keisha? thats crap. do you honestly think we need another "hit maker" to flood the airwaves? shes a song writer, guitar & piano playin MUSICIAN! she doesnt need a synthizier to make her music sounds good. you people need a dictionary (& i need spell check) because hardly any of you know what music really is. BLAH! i hate what society has become to. KEEP ROCKIN GIRL! you're uh-maze-ing! :)

  38. 38

    Crystal is the only one in the top 7 that has been good EVERY week. She has had my vote since her first audition and has continued to be the front-runner. People can make fun of her hair or her missing her family (which they shouldn't), but the bottom line is she has shitloads of real talent and I for one would like her to share it with the rest of the world for many years to come.

  39. 39

    If you guys knew anything about 19 Entertainment, you would understand her response. They are nazi control freaks who are overbearing to say the least. I would look miserable too, if I had to participate in those crappy sing-alongs and shoot those assinine commercials! I don't watch the show, but catch her the next day on You-Tube!

  40. 40

    She needs to get her teeth fixed with all that money…damn!…My husband and I can't stand to watch her b/c of her yellow and orange teeth!

  41. 41

    I hope this isn't true. She might be not so good looking but she's more talanted than most contestants in the show. And that Tim Urban is really gettin' on my nervs…why people are voting for him? no talent there…

  42. 42

    She is the best they have on Idol, please don't leave.

  43. 43

    nooo i would be so sad if she leaves…. she's the only reason i watch idol! hope she wins!

  44. 44

    Thank god she's still gonna be in it! I'm such a big fan, and I really agree with you when you say she's one of the only ones that deserves to be there. She's awesome!

  45. 45

    Re: bigray – She has a loving husband and a kid you dumbass.

  46. 46

    I wish she would leave so she doesn't win and have to make one of those lame ass albums the winners are required to record. Get the hell off that show and make real music not the over produced shit the bosses want. She's way too good for this show.

  47. @v@ says – reply to this


    The Idol machine pushes these kids too hard if this is what happens. They can put out a great show and still ease up or slow down the schedule a little bit. Fill air time with more behind the scene footage or entertainers here and there.

  48. 48

    Lee is just as good if not better - Crystal sounds identical on every track.

  49. 49

    puh-leeeze. this was something she pursued. It's all PR - and AI needs it this year because they ALL suck donkey balls - each and everyone - posers, wanna bes - and just plain pathetic - is this really the best the country has to offer - because I watched my last episode - my ears will bleed if I listen to anymore bad singing - what a disappointment it has been - especially after a year with Adam lambert - and thankfully - he didn't win because he's better off!

  50. 50

    Crystal just hang in there! Just think its only temporary!! You are going to win!!!