That’s the question on everyone’s mind as the 24-year-old single mom settles into her life, post-Idol. Just two days after placing second in this year’s contest, the 2010 American Idol runner-up signed a record deal last week. Bowersox will be appearing on 19 Recordings and Jive Records, while winner Lee DeWyze will be fronted by 19 Recordings and RCA.
Mama Sox now shares a label with Jordin Sparks, David Archueltta and Kris Allen. (As well as Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Usher!) Looking at past Idol runners-up, its anyone’s guess to how Bowersox will fare in her post-Idol career. Obviously, Clay Aiken and Adam Lambert have done very well for themselves, while others, like Katharine McPhee and Blake Lewis, have struggled. Time will tell. But so far, Bowersox is off to a good start!