While America may largely be celebrating the birthday of the man that came in first in 2008, let's take a moment and also acknowledge the woman that came in second in 2010.
She may not be the leader of the free world, but Crystal Bowersox still made millions of fans through her run on American Idol last season.
Bowersox turns 25 today and she has a lot to be thankful for. The singer signed a record deal in June and got her teeth fixed soon after. Look for a debut album to be released later this year.
In the meantime, enjoy the Crystal photo montage below and send in your birthday wishes to Bowersox right now...