May 27, 2010
'American Idol' – Congrats to Lee, and adios to Simon
Posted: 07:54 AM ET
Lee DeWyze has been named the winner of the ninth season of American Idol, triumphing over judges’ favourite Crystal Bowersox, reported the Daily Mail.
The 24-year-old from Illinois stole the show by taking the recording contract prize in Idols finale that aired live on Tuesday, with millions of US people casting their votes in what was judge Simon Cowell’s last ever show.
But it turned out that that it was a closely call, when host Ryan Seacrest revealed that the pair entered the final show with just two per cent of votes dividing them.
Meanwhile, a lighthearted film package recounting highlights from the Cowell years was shown, and comedian Dane Cook came on stage to sing Simon Says, made up of the Brit’s barbed comments, and to crack a few jokes.
“You have the honesty of Abe Lincoln and the charm of the guy who shot him,” Cook told Cowell, who took the ribbing with a smile.
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