This morning  “America Idol” runner-up Crystal Bowersox revealed to Ryan Seacrest that her boyfriend, Big Tony, the one who wore flag pants for her, broke up with her the morning of the first “AI” finale performance.

That night she sang “Up the Mountain” with what Kara DioGuardi calls “a fire in her belly.”

Crystal told Ryan on his KIIS FM radio show that Tony wasn’t “cool with the lifestyle” of her chosen career. “It’s cool though. We’re both grown, logical adults. He’s a small town boy and I’m a small town girl. But I want this more than anything.”

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Posted by:Elizabeth Snead