On May 26, 2010, Crystal Bowersox finished as the runner-up on the ninth season of American Idol. Crystal Bowersox is an Ohio Native, but has been playing around the Chicago area since 2004. At the age of ten, her Mom would take her to bars, so she could hear the musicians play. Not long after she began performing around her hometown under the wings of her "gray haired rock stars.". At 17, Crystal packed up and moved to the big city.