- Category : Entertain-Music-Vocalist-Pop,-Rock,-etc.
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Split - Small (25,48,57)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Refinement 1
American singer-songwriter and actress, who was the runner-up on the ninth season of American Idol in 2010. She was the first female finalist in three years.
She and her twin brother, Carl, attended Oak Harbor High School in Oak Harbor, Ohio, and she later attended the Toledo School for the Arts in Toledo, Ohio. She appeared at local bars in Toledo, most popularly Papa's Tavern, and The Village Idiot in Maumee, Ohio. At the age of 17, she moved to Chicago looking for opportunity. In 2007, Bowersox traveled internationally on an independent small cafe tour, including Memphis, Tennessee, Oaxaca, Mexico, and Ankara and Istanbul, Turkey.
Bowersox auditioned for American Idol in Chicago, Illinois. On 2 March 2010, Bowersox was hospitalized because of complications from type 1 diabetes, forcing a last minute switch in scheduling to give her extra time to recuperate. Bowersox confirmed the illness on 19 May 2010 show during an interview with host Ryan Seacrest. She sang the next day and impressed all of the judges. Bowersox was the first female contestant to make it to the finale since Jordin Sparks won the title in 2007. She was also the first contestant in American Idol history to have one of their original songs played on the show, or at least during their hometown package. On 26 May 2010, Bowersox was named runner-up to winner Lee DeWyze.