Source: TV Examiner, Matt Carter, May 28
Crystal Bowersox was loved by both fans and the judges for much of "American Idol", but in the end she might have been too strong a performer for her own good. After absolutely killing it on Tuesday's performance show, her fans may not have felt a need to call in as badly and she therefore came up short of the title.
If you think that MamaSox was going to harp on something like that, though, think again -- on Friday, the Toledo native was nothing but positive and upbeat about her time on the show. During my chat, I had the opportunity to talk with Crystal about "Holy Toledo," her original song that actually started to hit the radio before the season was over.
Matt: So I want to talk about 'Holy Toledo' a bit. Amazing song, and I believe it's the first original to ever be played on 'American Idol.'
Crystal: That is a true statistic.
Matt: Take us a little into the songwriting process, and were you thrilled to see that the show actually played it during an episode?
Crystal: That song is very dear to my heart. I wrote it before I moved to Chicago when I was 17. I was sitting on my friend's front porch and just at a point in my life where I loved my hometown, but I always knew there was something bigger -- hence the line 'how do I get to heaven from here'.
Since the show it's become an anthem for my city and what kind of hope is needed there. I just feel so blessed and honored that the show even considered letting me play it at my hometown [visit] and using it on the show. I'm going to be allowed to play it in my hometown on tour -- they're going to allow me to play some original music in Toledo, so I'm very excited about that.
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