Crystal Bowersox Rocks Idolator’s Pray For Pop Party At SXSW

Robbie Daw | March 21, 2011 7:21 am

At this point, no one needs to refer to Crystal Bowersox as American Idol Season 9 runner-up any longer. She’s become a recognizable artist unto her own, and the 25-year-old singer-songwriter proved it when she offered up an impressive acoustic set at our Pray For Pop showcase at the annual South By Southwest music festival in Austin, TX (while husband Brian Walker, a fellow musician, stood proudly front and center in the audience). Mama Sox belted out stripped-down renditions of songs from her debut LP Farmer’s Daugher, which you can watch in our exclusive videos after the jump!

“Finally Got It Right”

Mine All Mine”

“Kiss Ya”

On stage, Crystal was an elegant pop force with her guitar. But backstage she was quite the “badass,” as you can see in these behind-the-scenes photos shot by our friends at PureVolume. And don’t forget to check out Eliza Doolittle’s performance, as well as all the artists who performed at our Pray For Pop party in this gallery.