Crystal Bowersox tells E! News that she’s no quitter:
After all, no one wants to vote for a contestant who doesn’t wholeheartedly want to be there, and now Crystal is downplaying the whirlwind reports she was thisclose to quitting American Idol.
So what’s the real story behind her talk with Ryan Seacrest? Here’s what Crystal just told us:
“I never intended on quitting. None of that [was true], ” Crystal said of the reports claiming Ryan convinced her to stay on. “We had a conversation, but it definitely didn’t go down the way that it has been portrayed as. We had a simple, civil conversation. Ryan gave me great advice. And I highly respect him. I am not mad at Ryan Seacrest. He is a great man. We just bumped into each other and had a good talk.”
Is it just me, or is E! accusing Crystal of backpedaling? Crystal seemed to indicate in her tweets over the weekend that the story as told, was true. But on the other hand, she also hinted that the press blew the situation out of proportion. And of course, there’s the classic Betrayed by Seacrest! Which, as some peeps pointed out, would make an awesome t-shirt…
Crystal probably shared some doubts with Ryan, wondering out loud if she should just chuck it all and go back home to her kid, while never really seriously considering quitting… Haven’t we all been there at some point in our lives?
And those tears last night?
“I was just looking at my dad the whole time, and the judges were kind to me, [so] I was a bit emotional, ” she told us.
Crystal told Entertainment Weekly her dad hid his tears behind a pair of shades:
“My dad came out here. He hasn’t been able to see any of the show yet. He was wearing sunglasses because he was trying to hide the fact that he was crying. So when I looked up and saw the mirror sunglasses, I was like, ‘I know he’s crying!’”