Crystal Bowersox is one of the American Idol contestant for season 9, who has unique voice and it is considered a combo between gritty blues, folk and rock style. She was born and raised in Northwest Ohio, where she learned how to play guitar at the age of ten. Beside playing guitar and singing, this singer also has a gift for song writing because of her strong ability to creatively composed different notes easily.
Apparently, she is one of the strong contestants who want to preserve her identity by refusing to do makeover, unlike everyone else. Her reason are simply not wanting anyone to change her. She likes the way she is. She was compared to the Janis Joplin when she first appeared on American Idol’s preliminary auditions. Before entering the contest, she had toured around the country singing in smaller venues. Crystal Bowersocks admires Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Bonnie Raitt, Melissa Etheridge and Sista Otis as her inspiration for playing music.
Cystal is a single mom with one young son.