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Crystal Bowersox: Ryan Seacrest Betrayed Me

Although ‘American Idol’ contestant Crystal Bowersox admits she briefly considered quitting the show, she never thought host Ryan Seacrest would go public about her “moment of weakness,” the NY Post reports. Last week, TMZ reported that Bowersox contemplated leaving ‘Idol,’ but that Seacrest swooped in and saved the day. But after news broke, Bowersox sent a text message to Katelyn Epperly, a friend from the ‘Idol’ Top 24 tryouts, admitting she’d been “betrayed by Seacrest” and had never been seriously ready to quit. “She had a moment backstage and they made it into something it wasn’t … She’s still in the game,” Epperly said.

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Posted Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 at 10:10am
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Ryan Seacrest stops Crystal Bowersox from quitting American Idol

Overwhelmed by the stress and pressure of being on ‘American Idol,’ contestant Crystal Bowersox threatened to walk off the show. ‘Idol’ host Ryan Seacrest stepped in and had a quick heart-to-heart with her in the show’s parking lot, TMZ reports.

Sources claim Bowersox told him she couldn’t handle the competition and didn’t like all the media attention and threatened to move back to Ohio to be with her family.

Luckily, Seacrest convinced the ‘Idol’ hopeful to stick it out. He pushed the fact that if she won she’d get a recording contract and become a millionaire. Guess that was enough to make her stay.

According to TMZ, Seacrest told her, “The greatest thing I ever did was make enough money so I could buy my mom a house. You can buy your mom a house.”

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Posted Friday, April 16th, 2010 at 9:09am
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Is Paula Abdul heading back to American Idol?

It’s a huge secret, but America Idol producers might be trying to woo Paula Abdul back to the struggling show.

Although still immensely popular, ratings are way down this season compared to when Paula was on the panel, and executives fear the loss of even more viewers when Simon Cowell leaves after this season.

“They want Paula back,” the insider says. “They’re not sure if she’d be the fifth judge, but they are talking to her. People tuned in to see Paula’s wacky antics and her chemistry with Simon. The show is just not as much fun to watch without her.”

What do you think? Should Paula return to American Idol? (I’m not watching it this season, because I think it’s quite possibly the worst season to date!)

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Posted Thursday, April 15th, 2010 at 11:11am
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Did American Idol’s Judges Save the Right Guy?

You could almost hear America’s collective sigh of relief — or was that a sigh of frustration?

Wednesday’s results show was the most dramatic so far this season on American Idol. After Ryan Seacrest announced that lovable Michael Lynche received the lowest number of votes on Lennon-McCartney night and would face elimination, he sang for his life, reprising his performance of “This Woman’s Work” for the judges. Lucky for Big Mike he delivered (watch a clip), and the panel unanimously voted to bring him back next week, using up their one chance this season to save a contestant.

Now, a debate is raging on People.com about whether using the only judges’ save was a good idea or not. Check out these comments:

“I’m glad they saved Mike. He’s my choice for runner up.” – Jenny

“Any of the bottom 3 could have gone. Saving Lynch was a bad idea. Now the 1 save is gone and leaves no hope for a save for the really talented singers. Now we are stuck with the cute young contestants who are really weak, inconsistent singers, but who the teeny bopper crowd will love and vote for incessantly. Bad call on the part of the judges.” – Alice

“That was a huge shocker. That’s how you sing for your life Big Mike! I was so happy the judges used the save on him. He needs to pick a better song for next week.” – Julie

“Big Mike should have been gone. There should not be a judges save. The people voted and they voted him out. I can’t stand him or his signing. He acts like he thinks he’s great. Maybe this will knock him down a couple of notches…….but he still has got to go.” – Donna

“stop hating, mike deserved the save” – Dedia

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Posted Thursday, April 8th, 2010 at 2:14pm
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