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May 20, 2010

'American Idol' finale set: It's Lee DeWyze Vs. Crystal Bowersox

Posted: 08:09 AM ET

via MTV

Nearly a year after their journey began, Lee DeWyze and Crystal Bowersox took one giant step closer to the promised land Wednesday night (May 19). The two singers, whose paths to next week's season-nine "American Idol" finale at times felt preordained, survived Tuesday night's 47 million votes as the sand ran out for Cool, Texas' Casey James.

The good ol' boy with the Guess model looks and the bluesy bar-band style was pegged early on as eye candy by judge Kara DioGuardi — who made him take his shirt off at his audition — even as the panel frequently praised his earthy sound and guitar skills. The focus on his sex appeal to the cougar set sometimes became annoying, but James never let it distract him from attempting to deliver solid, heartfelt performances week after week while trying to not seem annoyed by the constant jibes about his looks.

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Filed under: American Idol • Entertainment • Hollywood


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LU   May 31st, 2010 1:01 pm ET

MY GIRLS AND I STILL FEEL VERY STRONGLY THAT CASEY SHOULD HAVE WON..LEE WAS NICE BUT NOT AS NEARLY TALENTED IN PLAYING OR SINGING AS CASEY IS. CRYSTAL, WELL...SOUNDS GOOD AT TIMES BUT PLEASE TAKE THE HARMONICA FROM HER. THE MUSICIAN CLEARLY IS CASEY AND WE ARE SO SURPRISED THAT HE DIDN'T WIN. I THOUGHT THATS WAS AMERICAN IDOL WAS ALL ABOUT....TALENT. WE LOOK FORWARD TO WATCHING, LISTENING TO A FULL CAREER AHEAD OF HIM.. OUR BEST WISHES!


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