April 4, 2016


15 Most Successful 'American Idol' Losers

#1Crystal Bowersox

Season 9, Runner-Up

Why She's Successful: Although she lost out to Lee DeWyze in the Idol finale, Crystal Bowersox established herself as a stronger songwriter with Farmer’s Daughter, her 2010 debut album. The Ohio native hasn’t released an album in three years, but Bowersox deserves the fierce following that she’s accrued over the past half-decade.—Jason Lipshutz

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