In a surprising piece of news stemming from the “American Idol” finale showdown that resulted in former paint salesman Lee DeWyze taking the crown, runner-up Crystal Bowersox revealed that she had split ways with her boyfriend the morning of the performance show.
“Big Tony…he went home. He wasn’t cool with the lifestyle,” explained Bowersox. “I didn’t break up with him…it was a mutual thing.”
The two parted ways on the morning of the performance show, with Tony traveling back to their hometown of Toledo, Ohio.
“It’s cool though, we’re both logical, grown adults,” said Bowersox. “He’s a small town guy and that’s fine, I’m a small town girl, but I want this. I want this more than anything, this career, this lifestyle. I didn’t think he was up for it…he didn’t think he was up for it.”
Though Bowersox came in second to DeWyze, the judges and many critics felt that she sang better than DeWyze in the performance show.
“I was a little sad that he did it on performance day, but then again it set that fire to my belly.”