Crystal Bowersox Talks American Idol Changes

Crystal Bowersox

Last season’s American Idol runner-up, Crystal Bowersox, sat down with MTV News and had a few things to say about all the changes that Nigel Lythgoe is rolling out for the new season. Spoiler: She isn’t the biggest fan of everything they’re doing to shake things up. Don’t miss the video below.

When asked for her thoughts on the upcoming season of the show — which reportedly will have an increased focus on “reality TV” elements like the contestants making music videos and living in a house together, in addition to new judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler — Bowersox wasn’t shy about expressing some reservations.

“I think that ‘American Idol’ producers … were a little disappointed on how many rootsy, folksy people they got. And they’re really looking for a pop icon to come through. But, I don’t know, we’ll see what happens,” she said. “With Steven Tyler as a judge, you’d think you want to stay with that rootsy-rock thing, but then there’s J.Lo, and Randy’s still there. It’ll be interesting to see what happens next season.”

I think we’re all going to be interested in seeing how it turns out and luckily we’re down to just a month left until the big premiere!





  1. Would you please have Kara Dioguardi back to sing with Stevie Nick..You owe it to Kare to get a kick ass song on major tv….plussss the world LOVES Stevie Nick…this duo..GOLDEN….yes, worth watching and HAVING the GOLDEN TICKET if you did this song with the two of them…..AND, have the TWO of THEM help the young singers in Karas awesome Arthouse studio….tks:)…..Pleazzzze do this..

    Fleetwood Mac

    Gypsy lets sing and prey for PEACE TODAY! Take a moment…..think about this….

    So I'm back, to the velvet underground

    Back to the floor, that I love

    To a room with some lace and paper flowers

    Back to the gypsy, that I was

    To the gypsy, that I was

    And it all comes down to you

    Well, you know that it does

    Well, lightning strikes, maybe once, maybe twice

    Ah, and it lights up the night

    And you see your gypsy

    You see your gypsy

    To the gypsy that remains

    Faces freedom with a little fear

    I have no fear, I have only love

    And if I was a child

    And the child was enough

    Enough for me to love

    Enough to love

    She is dancing away from me now

    She was just a wish

    She was just a wish

    And a memory is all that is left for you now

    You see your gypsy

    You see your gypsy

    Lightning strikes, maybe once, maybe twice

    And it all comes down to you

    And it all comes down to you

    Lightning strikes, maybe once, maybe twice

    And it all comes down to you

    I still see your bright eyes, bright eyes

    And it all comes down to you

  2. The title of the article made it sound like she had something important to say,but the dumb hill billy hick said nothing interesting or important…..

  3. Lets just get this season started and forget all this hoopla crap. I've never seen a season with so much input before it even starts….Let the fans be the judges when the season begins…..

  4. Phyllis ,G (Las Vegas) You go girl! I am like you! All this BS. Lets get the show on the road! I mean the judges are sitting there collecting their money. LOL! Sherry K.

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