American Idol alum Crystal Bowersox has described response to her coming out in December as “overwhelmingly positive.”

The 28-year-old Bowersox, the runner-up on the ninth season of American Idol, released Coming Out For Christmas, a Christmas single about coming home for the holidays and coming out, which prompted speculation about her sexuality.

“Let me set the record straight. I'm Bi. Pun intended,” she tweeted.

Reaction, Bowersox told, has been “overwhelmingly positive.”

“People are like no matter what, dreads or no dreads, whatever your orientation is, my fans are die hard and I love them for it. They take me as I am,” she said.

Bowersox added that she wasn't ready to be out while competing on American Idol.

“I as still kind of exploring myself and what I wanted out of life,” she said. “I was told from a young age that I was going to go to hell. So it's something I was working through at the time.”

Coming Out For Christmas can be purchased at New York Rock Exchange.