'American Idol': Crystal Bowersox officially signs with 19 Recordings

crystal-bowersox-official-w.jpg Crystal Bowersox, runner-up and season-long favorite on "American Idol" Season 9, has signed officially with 19 Recordings/Jive Records.

"I'm really grateful to be given this opportunity to make an album and let people hear my music," Crystal says, "and I'm looking forward to working with all of the folks at 19/Jive."

"Crystal is one of the most naturally gifted and talented singer songwriters to have ever come out of Idol," says Simon Fuller. "The breadth of her talent is inspiring."

"In addition to being a gifted singer, Crystal has demonstrated that she has a dynamic stage presence and fans really connect with her sincerity and straight-forwardness," states Barry Weiss, Chairman and CEO of RCA/JIVE Label Group. "Crystal is in a league of her own and we look forward to working with her."

Read the full press release here -- it was previously announced by Billboard that Crystal was going with Jive and winner Lee was going with RCA, which turns out to be true.  What do you think, "American Idol" fans? Excited for Mamasox's upcoming album?


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