Crystal Bowersox looks back on her time in ‘La-La Land’
She came. She conquered. She refused to compromise. And even if 24-year-old Crystal Bowersox didn’t win Season 9 of “American Idol, ” there’s no doubt she made an indelible mark on the competition and countless would-be contestants in the seasons to come. So now that it’s all over, what’s Crystal planning?
To stay put. It seems the Elliston, Ohio, native was so taken with our fair city that she’s decided to move to Los Angeles. Was it the proximity to the ocean that stole her heart? The mountains? The delicious Brazilian food at the farmers market? Read on for more Crystal insight in Idol Tracker’s “La-La Land” questionnaire, and check out her display of MamaSox flower power after the jump.
VIDEO: ‘Idol’ Top 10 reunion (minus one), jam session at ‘Dream’ house
Our last night with the Idols was a dizzying affair as nine Season 9-ers converged on the “If I Can Dream” house for a post-finale hang high up in the hills (runner-up Crystal Bowersox bowed out because she wasn’t feeling well). They had just wrapped “Larry King Live, ” and though all of them looked utterly exhausted upon arrival (especially just-declared winner Lee DeWyze), the group seemed to get a second wind once reunited around the piano.
*Posted more videos from Friday Night’s If I Can Dream party with the Top 10 HERE.
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American Idol‘s Top 10 Get Their Game On For the Summer Tour
While American Idol winner Lee DeWyze and runner-up Crystal Bowersox bask in Season Nine’s finale afterglow, the remaining Top Eight Idols are enjoying a breather before a 51-city American Idols Live! Tour, which kicks off in Auburn Hills, Mich, July 1.
At a celebratory dinner at Gordon Ramsay at the London in West Hollywood, PEOPLE joined Didi Benami, Andrew Garcia, Katie Stevens, Tim Urban, Siobhan Magnus, Aaron Kelly, Michael Lynche and Casey James to talk about the three-month road trip.
Idols pack Kirby
Opening acts for the “Glam Nation” tour include Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist Orianthi, best known as the would-be lead guitarist for Michael Jackson’s ill-fated “This Is It” comeback concerts and film, and Allison Iraheta, the now 18-year-old “Idol” fourth-place finisher.
“Yeah, this is the first tour on my own, ” said Iraheta, who played the Wachovia Arena in September along with Lambert as part of the “American Idols Live” tour, treating the crowd to hot versions of Pink’s “So What” and Heart’s “Barracuda” nightly. “This is the first time I will be doing my own thing.”
Books: David Archuleta draws back the curtains — a bit
David Archuleta is on his mission. “I guess in a way it is, ” the 19-year-old Murray native said about his book, Chords of Strength: A Memoir of Soul, Song, and The Power of Perseverance . “It’s very much like a missionary experience for me.”
It was God who told him that Archuleta “had a job to do.” But Archuleta hasn’t had time to embark on a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Carrie Underwood delights Everett crowd
EVERETT — From the moment country-pop sensation Carrie Underwood took the stage of Comcast Arena on Saturday, she won the hearts of the sold-out crowd.
Smartly dressed in black tie and tails, Underwood emerged from underneath the stage on a crimson chaise lounge.
From there, she jumped to her feet and strutted her high heels across the vast stage, flanked by floor-to-ceiling white drapes.
Celeb Q & A With Kris Allen
Video Q&A with Kris Allen. He addresses fan controversy over “The Truth.”
KRISTY LEE COOK “GOIN COUNTRY” WITH ARRON TIPPIN
Remember Kristy Lee Cook from American Idol season seven? Well, she’s heavily involved in Country Music now (which should surprise no one) and even paid a visit to Country superstar (and apparently avid hunter) Aaron Tippin.
Cook went turkey hunting with Tippin on his 400-plus acre farm – and bagged nothing. Except she did learn how to do an impressive turkey call (that’ll come in handy…or not). Then Tippin took her flying – in his classic 1941 Stearman biplane.
Full episode of Kris Allen’s “When I Was 17”
Clay Aiken’s Summer Plans: Touring and a New Album
Clay Aiken has a busy summer in front of him. The former American Idol has grown up a lot since he was the runner up on the second season of the show.
Two years ago, Clay’s whole world changed when he became a father for the first time. In June, he will launch his first tour since his son Parker’s August 2008 birth: a co-headlining jaunt with good friend (another former Idol) Ruben Studdard. His fifth album, “Tried and True”comprised of songs from the 50s and 60s that Aiken grew up listening to as a child comes out next week.