Crystal Sarah Bowersox (born August 4, 1985) is a singer and currently a finalist on the ninth season of American Idol
Bowersox auditioned for American Idol in Chicago, IL. She sang "Piece of My Heart".
On March 2, Bowersox was hospitalized because of diabetes, forcing a last minute switch, with the men competing that day instead of the women, to give her extra time to recuperate. She sang the next day and impressed all of the judges.
The following week, her strong performance prompted Simon Cowell
to state, "Right now, you are the one everyone has to beat".
Crystal's favorite quote
"Success ain't about the money, it's about doing what you love."
Crystal's Musical Influences
Janis Joplin, Tracy Chapman, Melissa Etheridge, Glen Hansard, Jewel
, Bobby May, Ron Rassberry, Brian Walker, Ray LaMontagne.