'Idol' Shocker! Crystal Bowersox Not Only Lost 'American Idol,' She Split Up With Her Boyfriend This Week, Too!

Thu, May 27, 2010 1:09pm EDT by 4 Comments


Oh, no! We don’t know what’s worse — the heartbreak of losing the American Idol crown or losing the man you love!

The show must go on! Crystal Bowersox’s performance of ‘Up to the Mountain’ was so emotional and heartfelt May 25, we assumed she was just living in the moment. But perhaps the song had so much meaning to the dreadlocked singer because she was in the process of going through a major breakup!

Big Tony… he went home,” Crystal, 24, said on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show May 27, the day after placing second to Lee DeWyze on the American Idol, referring to now ex-boyfriend, Tony Kusian.

The reason for the split?

“He wasn’t cool with the lifestyle [of being a public personality],” the single mom said, admitting she was “a little sad he did it on performance day,” but “it set that fire in [her] belly” for the competition that night.

What a bittersweet week for Crystal! First she lost her boyfriend — and then she lost the Idol crown to Lee.

–Russell Weakland

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