Friday, April 16, 2010

American Idol Front-Runner Crystal Bowersox Almost Quit/Lulls Her Baby to Sleep

"TMZ has learned American Idol contestant Crystal Bowersox threw in the towel a little more than two weeks ago and was walking off the show, when Ryan Seacrest did some fast-talking and changed her mind.

It went down in a parking lot after an AI show. In front of several people, Crystal told Ryan she couldn't handle the competition.... she said she hated the attention and said to Seacrest, "What's the point?"

Crystal said she was going back to Ohio to be with her family, whom she missed terribly.

Ryan told Crystal that being on "Idol" was like starting a business, and if she won she'd get a recording contract and become a millionaire.

Seacrest sealed the deal by telling her, "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."

Seacrest out ... Crystal, not out."

Crystal sings "Mason" with songwriter Brian Walker. Crystal's beautiful little boy's middle name, Anthony Levi Mason Bowersox, was inspired by this song.


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Originally posted Apr. 16th 2010 1:00 AM PDT by TMZ Staff

16 comments:

  1. This beautiful baby boy should be the reason you go on to win AI! I have been rooting for you since auditions. Girl, you got it!! You are beautiful, awesome, and real! God gave you a beautiful gift. It would break my heart for you to quit so late in the game. Do this for your family. They are counting on you. Isn't that why you're here in the first place? You can do this, Crystal!!

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  2. Crystal, I'm ready to buy your music. You are a beautifully and magnificently talented young woman and will shine on whatever path you choose.

    Mom of a child w/type1diabetes

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  3. Life is about to unfold in many beautiful ways ... there is a beauty in your soul that touches many who hear you sing ... as you give that beauty out it will return to you many many times over ... we are all in this life together ... all leaves of the same tree ... peace

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  4. I can only imagine the enormous pressure she's under, but I do understand that uncertainties are a natural part of taking risks and as a person and parent, I understand her day of doubts. That said, Crystal is an *outstanding* singer/songwriter whose music makes a difference for the better and I hope she continues on AI (the only reason I'm watching), but even more, I wish her happiness and peace on whatever road she chooses.

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  5. Your awesome!!! I think you should go on, even if you don't win you will win millions and your son will be so proud of you :) He's lucky already...

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  6. ...and then you find out it was all a rumor started by Lyin Seacrest himself just to add some drama to the show. That it never happened and Mamasox had never seriously considered quitting and the parkinglot scene only happened in Seacrest's creepy little mind.

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  7. Crystal, hang in there Girl! I think you are great. Being a single Mom, I understand what you are going through. I am sure everytime you get on stage, you think of what you can give you son one day. I am praying for you and your family!

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  8. Just keep going Crystal! You deserve it When I was your age I always wanted to be a singer. My favorite was janis herself. Don't give up!!!!!!!!!!!1

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  9. Crystale, You have been number one from the beginning I vote for you every week. Your voice is beautiful and the world should hear it. Your beautiful baby deserves everything you can give him as I have no doubt that your going to be the next TOP AMERICAN IDOL, everyone loves you I can not wait to purchase your music. so hang in there girl, you look tought to me and I know you can do it. Love ya girl. Bobbie Smirl, Sacramento CA

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  10. YOU ARE THE BEST ON IDOL! I CANT WANT TO BUY YOUR MUSIC! IF YOU DONT WIN THE SHOW IM PROTESTING AMERICAN IDOL! I WILL NEVER EVER WATCH THE SHOW AGAIN! GOOOOOOOOOO CRYSTAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. Crystal, you have touched my heart every time you have sung on AI. You have such soul that it gives me "goosebumps". Keep on growing and reaching higher. You are already a winner!! By the way, I am old enough to be your granny!!!

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  12. the others pale in comparison. they don't get it. they don't feel it' it's in your blood and soul.
    it's part of you and so is the passion for it. grab the bull by the horns and run with it

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  13. You are truly an inspiration! Can't wait to see your career progress!
    Hope all your dreams come true!

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  14. You are awesome! I've voted for you since day one. Would love to hear you sing some more Janis Joplin. No mention of Mother or Stepmother...does that mean Dad is available??? Good Luck and stay true to yourself and you will go far.

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  15. Hi Crystal, I am a 56 year old mom. I have watched American Idol since Day One, but have never been so mesmorized by anyone like you. Are you aware of how talented, beautiful, down to earth and unique you are?
    When you sang your song when your dad was in the audience, you brought me and my daughter to tears! I have a store in my home and decorate unique children's clothes. I would love to surprise you and make your little boy a one-of-a-kind outfit. If you get this message, I know you are extremely busy, please let me know how old he is and what size he wears. My email address is boujieboob@aol.com. Fondly, Miriam

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  16. You babysat me and my friend when we were little. You are awesome.

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