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Crystal Bowersox headlining Centennial Olympic Park July 4th festivities


Crystal at the Voice at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta in January, 2011. CREDIT: Rodney Ho/

There are three dates where virtually any decent “Idol” performer can get a solid pay day: Thanksgiving, New Year’s and July 4th.

Thanksgiving lighting ceremonies like the one at Lenox Square Mall has hosted “Idol” contestants in the past, including George Huff and Katharine McPhee. New Year’s is probably the biggest one and anybody with a half-decent name should be able to get a decent paycheck that day.

Folks who host July 4th fireworks celebrations often like to spend a few extra bucks on big-name entertainment. This year features two “Idol” alums at two different fireworks events. Diana DeGarmo will be at Lenox Square, as reported a few days ago. I just heard on Q100 (a sponsor) that another “Idol” runner-up Crystal Bowersox will be headlining the Centennial Olympic Park festivities. (Last year, they had the Smithereens.) She begins performing at 8:30 p.m. before the fireworks.

And what’s best: it’s free!

- “The Voice” duets tomorrow: Dia Frampton and Miranda Lambert (Blake’s wife). Steve Nicks is paired with Javier Colon. Train’s Pat Monahan sings with Vicci Martinez. Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic lead singer who was on “Platinum Hit” last night) will duet with Beverly McClellan.

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Jandy Rackson

June 28th, 2011
2:32 pm

If Crystal Bowersox was performing on my front porch, I wouldn’t go outside.

Neg Haleysox

June 28th, 2011
2:32 pm

Mama! BTW, Crystal is sounding great these days. Check out this Youtube of her recent gig in Nahsville.


June 28th, 2011
2:40 pm

Agree, Neg. I like her better now than I did on Idol.

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June 28th, 2011
9:29 pm

So is Crystal doing better or worse than that Kris guy she lost to? Just curious ;)


June 29th, 2011
6:56 am

Crystal lost to Lee Who???


June 29th, 2011
7:11 am


Sending a huge congrats to Harriett and her Gamec0cks!

carla roqs

June 29th, 2011
7:43 am

hi all, i know i do not watch idol, but ive never heard you guys mention this crystal. do you like her?


June 29th, 2011
7:52 am

carla, Crystal has a really good voice. She is kind of a street/folk singer with a lot of talent. Many of us felt she should have won, especially in a season so devoid of talent. This past season may not have seen her in the top 3.

New thread up!

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June 29th, 2011
11:38 am

I agree that Crystal was the class of the competition last year and that the talent this year was much better. Part of that I think is due to the new judges who were much more supportive of the artists and less likely to “pimp” the contestent they felt needed help with the votes and trashing good performers in order to generate more viewers. America’s Got Talent now wins the “cheese” award for faking drama and suspense to spike viewer interest. Could explains why the Voice is such a surprise hit.


June 29th, 2011
11:57 am

I keep saying: Where’s the good music?

As long as ANYBODY keeps putting out forgettable JUNK .. oh nevermind!


June 29th, 2011
11:59 am


I’m STILL laughing!


kenny smith

June 29th, 2011
12:24 pm

she’s cool i’m going to see the opener The Regulars Band
they are local and really rock!!


June 29th, 2011
4:19 pm

@Janet Rackson: Thanks for giving me my laugh for the day You are straight comical and crazy lol
No that was funny!!

STEVE Nicks?

June 29th, 2011
4:42 pm

I’m glad to hear STEVE Nicks will be on The Voice tomorrow, he’s much better than that Stevie Nicks lady.


June 29th, 2011
4:43 pm

As an avid Stevie Nicks fan, I am distraught that this article says Javier Colon is performing with Steve Nicks. (Okay, so its not that serious, but come on…)


June 29th, 2011
6:00 pm

I like her music!


June 29th, 2011
7:49 pm

She is awesome…awesome…awesome..


June 30th, 2011
4:32 pm

Way cool !!!! Hearing that Crystal is coming to the park is some of the best news I’ve heard since learning that the doctrine of hell taught by most all churches is a lie …. Imagine that, God actually is love and I,Pamitchrus, assure you that the Golden Rule is gonna bite the false church,they who speak evil of our wonderful Father, well you know where….. Be not decieved little children mind your manners and you will recieve a ice cream cone which will last for a thousand years, however the bad kids will be put to bed with no treat.. and the next day they will be awakened,all shamefaced, to go and make things right with those whom they offended during our time of school here on good ole earth… oh yes the bullies will be bullied.. our Father will see to it … so be a good kid.. :0)..

We’ve a wonderful Heavenly Father, a great God, a Precious God, and apparently he’s kinda feed up with the state of music now days for he has called forth one who’s heart is close to his own.. One who speaks to our hearts firstly and our eyes secondly.

Therefore Crystal we wish for you much success and are looking forward to your visit down South.. Remembering always that you can’t take it with you, but you can send it ahead.. :0)..


July 3rd, 2011
8:27 pm

Bowersox can sing rings around some of the “winners on Idol” Stevie Nicks can’t sing. How in the world did she or Willie Nelson ever get into show biz?