The winner of American Idol 2010 is: Lee Dewyze
Let me put this in perspective for you guys. At least Andrew Garcia didn't win! Crystal and Lee are both great singers, it's all a matter of what you like personally. Plus, history has shown that the "winner" usually doesn't do as good as those who came in 2nd and 3rd place. Only in a couple seasons has the winner actually outsold the runner-up. I don't know why people get so serious, it's not like any of you were in the competition. I do agree with one point though, covering U2 is musical blasphemy. Cheers! -Carly S.
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I am a male almost 55 years old. I understand that American Idol is a business. It is there not only to accomplish singer's dreams, but to get the most $$$'s from advertising. I KNOW Crystal is a much better singer. Curb appeal goes to Lee. Crystal will make it no matter what. At least she is not controlled by American Idol big media. She is true to herself and her music. She voiced durning past shows that she would like to spend more time with her son and tour like she had in the past in smaller venues around her town. She is REAL. She will make it no matter what the show or America wants. I am from New Orleans and we have so much raw talent here that our "greats" have to leave the city to make it. There are local singers that are outstanding. Bet no one has ever heard of Lenny McDaniel. I frequently followed where he played around N.O. and he is taken for granted. I have a brother-in-law (Randy Roberts) who is way too old to try out for American Idol. He has a fantastic voice. He sang in several local bands and then got "hooked" in the church circuit and got used and spit out. He could easily cover for Blood, Sweat, and Tears...he sounds identical to the lead singer David Clayton-Thomas! But American Idol doesn't want a cover, they want an original (at least that what is often said). Crystal was a unique original. Lee is cookie-cutter style. One last comment...I was surprised Taylor Hicks sang as well as what he did. I was expecting a lot less. He must have a very good voice trainer. Props to him.....
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One of the guest stars on the finale, Joe Cocker, once made a statement "Don't go on Idol, you'll spend the rest of your life trying to live it down". Looking back at past winners of the crown makes me think he is probably correct. I sure don't wish Lee any ill will but being a big time Crystal fan, it gives me a warm fuzzy to know that Crystal won't be burdened with that baggage. I will buy her first CD and I hope she enjoys tremendous success!
Introduce for each call a 25 cents charge (for charity) and the multiple call nonsense will stop.
Lee is a good singer, but up to now I haven't found a single person above 15 who thought he deserved to win. What crap is this? The same happened with Adam Lambert and the other guy last year. The show doesn't deserve to be called American Idol anymore. Either the system needs to be changed or the show needs to be canned.
On the plus side eventhough they didn't win the show did launch both Bowersox and Lambert - probably the two most original performers of all 9 seasons.
First, the judges set up results. Making Lee off as the shy young inexperienced singer/paint salesman that started the show with a great voice and little previous music experience and improved his singing/performance/stage presence each week. This is same inexperienced paint salesman who already had 2 produced albums and was selling them (not very well) on Amazon.Com as well as other sites. He also withdrew from his record Contract for 3rd Album to appear on American Idol. Nothing about this was mentioned on show. He was not what the American Idol marketed him to be. If it was not for this shameful misrepresentation and allowing the teeny boppers to vote 200 to 300 times for "cute" boy, we would have a different outcome. It should be one person/one vote. If this had occurred, then the rightful American Idol would have been Crystal. But American Idol wants to hide the true number of voters by allowing multiple votes. For those folks that think Lee is such a great singer, why don't purchase his 2 albums already available! Crystal was by far the best singer/performer. I believe she will do well still even if not chosen as the American Teeny Bopper Idol of 2010. She has talent. It is time in a true election/selection....one person/one vote.....American Idol needs to make this change!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Then, we might believe the Results.....vs. being Fixed/Rigged....Time for Change!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I agree with most of these comments and won't put my energy into watching a season of talent shows that ends with the less talented singer winning the contest. Americans are supposed to be a land of independent thinkers, but they've proven in the last three years that they won't be pulled out of their comfort zone of "cute white male." Crystal is not a comformist and that will make her break-out album great.
SORRY .. IT'S TRUE. As others have pointed out IDOL has been exposed for simply a money grubbing machine that wants two stars instead on THE REAL ONE that should be winning.
Fool me once .. Shame on you! Adam was by far the better singer last season. Fool me twice .. Shame on Me .. Idol did it again, this time robbing Crystal Bowersox of here rightful title as the American Idol champion.
If anyone with even a single brain cell watched the show, they'd know that Crysal was head and shoulders the better singer and it wasn't even close! It was blatanlty obvious when she absolutely destroyed Lee in the final.
Another thing that pissed me off was Lee's "first single" song ... 'Beautiful Day'. It's this a complete rip off of a U2 song ... lawsuit waiting to happen there.
That's 2 finales that have been completely bogus ... so as for this fan, that has watched every season ... i'm done with the show. Too much time vested in something that is a sham is a complete waste. The show sold it's soul for the color of money and they will sink like the titanic as a result. That's what greed gets em. I guees Simon saw the writing on the wall as well and decided to jump ship before the violins started playing.
Good luck Crystal .. at least you won't be hampered into making a BUBBLE-GUM PLASTIC-WRAPPED album by a bunch of greedy fools. Instead you can make a blockbuster indy-style free spirited album with all the fantastic songs you have already written. I've yet to buy any of the American Idol's albumbs, but your's will deffinitely be the first as you are truly an amazing and original talent. BTW.. i heard Ellen is going to have a Record Label ... sounds like a match to me.
Good luck Crystal .. you deserved to win .. but in the end, you will be very successful as a result of the exposure you got and will still be a huge star!
Glad she didn't win!!
Reason for this is that she will now be able to do any type of song/record she wants. She has had enough exposure that any record label will now pick her up in no time flat and she will be as popular as Adam Lambert has become. I have no doubt in that.
The judges had been saying it for weeks that "Lee has the most commercialized voice" and I beleive that to be true. They can mould him into one of their own. Crystal already has been doing this for years professionally and has a leg up on him in that regard.
I believe it was definitely fixed and so goes the REAL world of Reality television!
Both great singers and both will do well in the recording studio. Good luck to them both!
Ted is 58 same age as Simon, has been a full time musician, a top rated guitar player since he was a teenager. He has never drank booze or done drugs He can talk, is opinionated and he is spot on outrageous.
He had an early morning radio show in Detroit. Sometimes he'd call California live on the show and wake up an actress he knows out there.
Did you see Shania in the guest spots this season? She was made for three things. To look at. To sing. And to be on "The Idol" Judges Panel. She and Teddy together would have you forgetting about Paula and Simon together just that fast.
Find a drummer, do the power trio performance with Randy on bass Ted on guitar with Paula on vocals to open the season and raise the bar for the contestants. They then walk to the Panel, sit down. The new season and the changing of the guard now begins. Endless opportunities with this line up
The only way they can save the show next year is if they bring in the "Motor City Madman." Put Mr. Ted Nugent in Simon's chair sitting beside Shania Twain with Paula back in and sitting next to Randy.
He had an early morning radio show in Detroit. Sometimes he'd call California live on the show and wake up an actress he knows out there.
Remember the winner is chosen by the popular votes of the American public, whom by the way are the same people who buys the music. With that being said it should tell you that Lee is going to do very well and his style is what people want.
Idol is first and foremost a money making machine. The producers figured out long ago (after the first season) that having the better singer finish second now gives them two stars instead of one. Simple math, two stars = more money. With the exception of a few mistakes (Carrie Underwood & David Cook), the producers have rigged the show to have the better singer finish as a runner up. Simple as that.
That's an interesting view. I was wondering why the past few years had a sure winner that wound up as the second. Good point.
Two years in a row, totally disapointed with outcome. Adam Lambert and Chrystal Bowersock were hands down the best singers and performers. Adam may be the best ever to come from American Idol. Why would American Idol let this happen? American Idol was formed as a company to find the best singing talent, and it has turned into a young girls voting for popularity only. American Idol needs to change the voting to one vote per person, and what ever it takes to get best talent to win.
I agree wholeheartedly this whole theme has become nonsense, don't think I want to watch anymore
For me it was the redemptiom of the season, because there were so many bad things this season, so good people was going home and no "so good" people stayed in the competition,, but at the end the best singer wins and that was totally fair, i mean Crystal is a good singer but that is not enough she always did the same in the competition, she never took a risk ,she always did the safe performance and that's is boring at the begining she was the one but in a few week she became an Ok person with a nice voice and Lee always did something diferent and he took some risk and grew up as singer for that and if not always was a perfect performance but who is perfect in the world,,, and for me that's the reason why he won and i'm totally agree because he deserve it and i know he will have a great future and an amazing career,,, and for Crystal this not have to be the final, she's still good and she can make a career like some other who didn't win too...But Lee you are the Best and i'm a big fan of you , so the best for you
The show is called "American" idol, so get over yourselves.
Lee won because more people liked his singing.
Crystal lost because she talks too much.
Okay...seriously for all you Lee haters. Think about it. The majority of people that vote are young teenage girls between the ages of 14 and 18. Now...who do you think that they are going to vote for??? Lee is stinkin cute as can be!!! Although, I didn't vote, I am glad that he won because I like that raspy, rocker voice!! Just sayin.....
In my world, Crystal won easily. Fuck the so called world of reality tv.
Great show and season, but the final result destroyed ALL of the good feelings i had about American Idol last night. This really is just a popularity show at the end of the day. Disappointing because Crystal was so deserving. Although Katie could easily have replaced Lee, i suppose they at least got the top two right. But Crystal is so good, that there really isn't any comparison between her and Lee. It is a shame really. With all of the changes coming perhaps we need another one to select the overall winner. Shocking results just for the shock value isn't a good thing for a show like this. All i could say after the show was, "Darn it," because i thought the season was soo good. This probably won't happen for me again. No Paula, no Simon and a travesty in what should have been a no brainer result = no more of my time will i invest in American Idol.
Pull Your Pants Up!!! It was shameful and a poor example for our youth the way the dancers performed with their boxers showing; and then to drop their pants completely was obsurd. Our schools are constantly battling behavior that is started or perpetuated by shows such as this. I feel that airing that kind of performance turned the American Idol show from class to trash!
American Idol is not a singing competition anymore... it's more like a popularity contest... Crystal was the winner by FAR and i'm not sure what is going on.
She was the judges favourite from day one, singing week after week with either incredible or outstanding comments from the judges...
She nailed all her three songs in the finale, her last song was the best ever and she lost the competition.. what is really going onnnn... omg this is so unfair for this pretty young lady. People vote 59% for her final song compared to 41% for Lee... so tell me who was the clear winner.........
I think the judges were favoring Lee because they felt sorry for him since he was selling paint.... hey, Crystal is not a millionaire????
The judges always say round 1 goes to ?, round 2 goes to ? and the final round goes to ?... Because Crystal nailed all three of her songs and Lee murdered his three....... NOTHING WAS SAID BY THE JUDGES????????? WHY??? BECAUSE THEY LIKE LEE AND THEY WANTED HIM TO WIN..... BUT AMERICA, THIS IS A SINGING COMPETITION AND CRYSTAL .... YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE AND MY AMERICAN IDOL 2010... You have what is takes to win, you performed well and you were robbed the title.
I am sure you will sell millions of records and you will be just fine... take care of your little boy and take one day at a time.... remain true to yourself as almost all the bloggers out here said you should have won... I do hope you read this comment when you have some time... THE BEST SINGER NEVER WINS.... OMG WHY??
GO CRYSTAL....AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU.....
i completely disagree as well. if anything, the judges were biased towards Crystal on tuesday night. They really didn't have anything good to say about any of Lee's songs. Does that mean he didn't sing them good? NO. ITS THE JUDGES OPINION. JUST BECAUSE THEY SAY ITS BAD OR BORING DOESNT MEAN AMERICA THINKS SO. (see sanjaya, tim urban etc.) in addition, simon fuller didnt pick a great song for lee to sing, so his didn't turn out as good as Crystal's did.
I totally disagree. Yes, Crystal has a great voice, but Lee has the most up to date voice. Do you not listen to Shinedown, Three Days Grace or Saving Abel??? He has the perfect voice for that type of music and all three of those bands are very popular right now. It all comes down to a matter of opinion. I don't think it always goes to necessarily the best singer, but yet who will sell the most records. Think about it....Do you really think that Crystal would have sold the most albums. Her folky, bluezy voice doesn't appeal to everyone. Sure she was great, but I don't think her type of music would actually sell a lot of albums. Even if she had of won I would have bought Lee's album over hers just because that is the sound that I like!!! Apparently most of American does as well. AND.....I totally disagree with you saying that Lee wan't the best singer. If you want to talk about a season in which the WORST singer won, that would have been the year that Fantasia won. She is HORRIBLE!!!!
I was so embarrassed for Janet Jackson. Both of her songs performances were so sad. The first one seemed as if we were peeking in and wat
ching a 12 year old girl perform in front of her bedroom mirror. And Nasty Boys . . . so embarrassing. As if we were invited to watch her masturbating: She must have gotten some pleasure out of it but no one else did.
Well i think Lee and Cristal were both fantasic amazing voices it really doesnt matter who won in my books youz are both winners to cristal this is not the end of the road for you not with the amazing gift you have follow your dreams and dont give up hold your head up.
I think that both singers are very talented. I am pleased that they both have had the chance to perform.
I think that the people who have been criticial, should be ashamed of them selves.
They need to remember that it is the public that are voting. And the public have spoken.
I said it last week "Lee is gonna win because just like last year the person that needs the most help to succeed will get the title". FIXED!!! What a joke!
Yeah...Cuz this is what American Needs! We need another white guy who plays guitar and sounds like Bruce, Billy Joel, Joe Cocker, Eddie Vedder, John Cougar, and countless other 70's, 80's, and 90's white guys who "throat" sing! Umm...Crystal haters like to say she's a Janis knock off...umm well, Janis died like 30 years ago and there hasn't been anyone close since and definitely NOT now. Crystal got jipped...I'm done AI. I miss Paula and will miss Simon! Good luck! Mark my words...Crystal will have a bigger album then Lee's. Oh, and have fun with that U2 remake! Won't sound as good as Bono...maybe cuz Bono isn't a crappy "throat" singer!
Yeah if this isnt a Racict comment. If this was a white person making comments about a Coloerd singer then it would get turned around completely to be racial, but I guess this is what this world has turned into.
SIMON PLZZZZZZZZZZ DON'T GO !!!!!!! NOT NOWWWWWWWWWW
PLEASSSSSSSE LEE couldn't hold A Candle 2 Crystal, He Couldn't Even Carry A Tune If He Had A Tub Big Enough 2 Hold The ILLINOIS River
YOU ARE ALL A BUNCH OF SORE LOSER. DID YOU EVEN VOTE.
Ridiculous. This is the very last season I watch idol. Just like Adam outsang Kris, Crystal day in, day out, outsang Lee and got better and better as Lee just screwed up the last few weeks. Anyone even hear Lee with Joe Cocker? A total sham--because she has piercings? Tattoos? Honestly, I am over 40, I am in the entertainment business, and this has just become about commercial appeal NOT talent. And FOR SURE, i will not bother with the American Idol show coming to Anaheim (Honda Center).
Ryan Seacrest, I stop listening to your radio show too. Totally disappointing. Totally unreal. Someone needs to step in and fix this debacle.
Simon, how did you let this happen your last season? Where is the integrity?
Lee and Crystal are BOTH talented musicians and I think it REALLY takes away from both of them when people attack Lee. It's rude and disrespectful (especially considering the fact that they have become friends). Crystal will be JUST fine, but truth be told I think Lee winning is better as then Crystal won't be limited her first year at bat like Lee will be (the winner is under contract and has to do things a VERY certain way).
hehey! come on give Lee some support :D
Unbelieveable. Crystal out sang Lee 10 to 1. She is a natural and I can't waite for her cd to come out. As for Lee, who? Never again will I watch Idol. I am finished with it. This has to be a set up.
OMFG! Another Reality Show Sham. Joan beats Annie on Celebrity Apprentice, Russel losses on Survivor and now Crystal gets beat by a weak voiced paint saleman from Chicago. I am so friggin done with Realiity TV.
Go Crystal, you are the winner in my book!!!!!!!!!!
Are you Kidding me. Simon has this show rigged. There is NO way tha Lee is a better singer than Crystal. The local radio station stared declaring that Lee would win a month ago. They pointed back at several other winners, who were the least talent, who had won also.
Simon has the FINAL say who wins. American Idol SUCKS!!!!
The better talented singer/musician didn't win.
Lee's a nice guy and an ok singer. I wish him well. Crystal is a nice girl, can hold a tune better, and is an artist. Crystal dominated last night and did well all season. She should have won, but she's just a little left of center, and by sheer numbers, the populace tends to gravitate towards the traditional. That would be Lee. Just plain old, good-looking, paint-salesman guy Lee. It'll happen every time, America.
SHEER HIGHWAY ROBBERY. Not to take anything away from Lee. He was there to win it to. However Crystal is by far the most talented. She blew him away. 2 years in a row. What a sham. I for one am done with Idol. Crystal is going to be HUGE. You go girl. Unfortunately for Lee he will always be in Crystal's shadows and will probably be a 1 hit wonder. MAYBE.
Lee SUCKS !!!! There is no logical reason why this nerd should have won this competition. He's like a bad smell that simply will not go away. No worries. Crystal's CD sells will blow through the roof and Lee will not be remembered hardly at all. He's kinda like that other turd dude that won several seasons back ..... Taylor Hicks ..... who the hell buys his crap? Who the hell remembers him ..... I had to do research to find out his name ..... Lee ..... do the USA a favor and get the hell out ..... go far far away. You STINK !!!!!
What a joke!!! There was only one winner and it wasn't the paint salesmen. So glad it is over.
Crystal's loss is a travesty. For the second year in a row, Idol has proven to be a popularity contest rather than a talent contest. I will no longer watch the show.
American Idol has lost me as a viewer after witnessing last night's outcome!
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