As if "American Idol" fanatics aren't still reeling from the impending departure of judge Simon Cowell next season, now comes word that Season 9 front-runner Crystal Bowersox wanted to leave the show.
According to TMZ, homesick Bowersox was ready to motor from the FOX reality competition series just a little over two weeks ago. But apparently none other than "American Idol" master of ceremonies Ryan Seacrest came to the rescue and convinced the dread head rocker to stick with the show.
The "Idol Come-to-Jesus" reportedly went down in a parking lot just earshot of several witnesses. Bowersox -- or as fans affectionately call her "Mamasox" -- confided to Seacrest that she couldn't handle the high pressure competition or all of the attention, and she wanted to head home to Ohio to be with family.
Bowersox told Seacrest: "What's the point?," reports TMZ.
Seacrest then compared Bowersox's journey on "American Idol" to that of starting a business, saying that winning a recording contract would make her a millionaire. Additionally, Seacrest explained there was no better feeling then when the money he earned from his career afforded the opportunity to buy Mama Seacrest a house.
"You can buy your mom a house," he told Bowersox.
Apparently the Bowersox-Seacrest heart-to-heart prevailed because its been two weeks since Crystal threatened to quit, yet she's still competing on the show.
I don't watch religiously but I do look for Crystal's performances on the net on a regular basis as I adore her. I hope she sticks it out, she could win it all! You go Crystal!! I do have to say that Seacrest stills gives me the willies. Yeah, yeah he gave Crystal a pep talk but he is still a tool. Ugh.