EXCLUSIVE: Crystal Bowersox "Determined" To Win American Idol

Apr. 23 2010, Published 11:59 a.m. ET

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After a week of scrutiny surrounding American Idol favorite Crystal Bowersox's commitment to the reality competition, a close friend of the talented star has told that the singer is in it to win it!

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"Don’t worry about Crystal, she wants to win American Idol," the friend said. "She totally wants it. She is pumped!"

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Speculation has been rife that the performer was having doubts about the show, even allegedly confiding to Idol host Ryan Seacrest that she was "feeling emotional and drained." Seacrest claimed that he had managed to change her mind by quelling any self-doubt the single mom may have been feeling.

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    But the source, who was out with Crystal and her family at Swinger’s restaurant in Hollywood on Thursday night, says Crystal is actually in the right mindset and hungry to compete. According to her friend, Bowersox was only concerned about the time away from her family and the logistics of being on the show.

    “She has problems with the process at times and with the fact that she cannot spend as much time with her son Tony as she would like because of all her commitments right now," the friend explained.

    “It’s like losing weight. Nobody likes the process but it is the end results that matter and Crystal wants a better future for her family and son. That’s why she entered American Idol.

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    “Her fans need not worry. Crystal is doing great and very determined too.”

    Bowersox was spotted playing with her son at Swingers where she shared a private table with family and friends. Her party was in good form and was heard laughing at various stories Crystal was telling before they all left around 10pm.



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