Crystal Bowersox Moves Toledo During Her Homecoming

Crystal Bowersox had a more emotional homecoming than most when she touched ground in Toledo, Ohio as one of the final three contestants on American Idol this season.

The singer was a regular fixture around local bars and venues, and even has a song that’s a hit on the local airwaves called, “Holy Toledo.” Her number one priority for her visit, she said, was to move people. “That was my goal, and hopefully, mission accomplished,” the musician said.

Her trip included a number of interviews and a parade held in her honor where she performed some of her original songs, bringing audience members to tears.

“She’s really touched a chord with people here,” said Steve Fought, communications director for Rep. Marcy Kaptur. “Unemployment’s high and people need something to hold on to.”

At the end of her trip, she made a speech in front of 4,000 people, in which she thanked everyone for their support thus far. “It’s not up to me,” she told the crowd. “It’s
completely up to you. God bless you all for carrying me this far. I’m
just very thankful.”

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