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You can add "smart cookie" to the ever-growing list of talents for American Idol frontrunner Crystal Bowersox.
After all, no one wants to vote for a contestant who doesn't wholeheartedly want to be there, and now Crystal is downplaying the whirlwind reports she was thisclose to quitting American Idol.
So what's the real story behind her talk with Ryan Seacrest? Here's what Crystal just told us: