One of the contestants on "American Idol" who is considered by many a favorite to win this year wanted to quit the show a few weeks ago, according to TMZ.
The contestant was Crystal Bowersox, who was homesick and wanted to quit . According to the report, Ryan Seacrest talked her out of leaving by telling her, “The greatest thing I ever did was make enough money so I could buy my mom a house. You can buy your mom a house.”
Reuter’s fanfare website said it was able to confirm the TMZ story.