May 19th, 2010
06:18 PM ET

Justin Bieber and the soon-to-be Top 2 on 'Idol'

If Casey James ends up in the Top 2 on “American Idol” Wednesday night, it will be a major upset.

I am hanging my hat on the finale show down being between Crystal “MamaSox” Bowersox and Lee DeWyze.

Watch a prediction of who is going home Tuesday night:

Casey is cute as all get out, but he practically slept walked his way through Tuesday night’s performance show.

I’m looking forward to Wednesday night’s results show, which should be pretty hot thanks to Justin Bieber fever. And as folks visiting this blog have pointed out, we probably should get to see the bulk of the home town visits.

Don’t forget to join CNN tonight as we live blog during the results show and then head over to iReport to upload videos of your questions for the contestant who gets booted off the show.


soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. Harryfourth

    Well we now know for certain who the producers want to win Idol! LEE
    They do it through the judges every season! After all if everyone knows who the best artist is then the final shows would not get the ratings! Pump up Lee! Just like they did last year's winner! What was his name? I know that he has a song on the radio now. But if I said Adam Lambert you would know who that was! He was only the runner-up last year!
    I like both Lee and Crystal. But Lee seems more like a
    Hmmmm!

    May 20, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  2. gse

    Who was that Justin kid on Idol? The kid jumped on the drums like he was auditioning for the Partridge Family remake.

    May 20, 2010 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  3. sloan

    million of em, that's a really interesting idea!

    May 20, 2010 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
  4. Diane

    I knew that Crystal and Lee would be the 2 fighting for the crown. I like Lee I think he is great and Crystal from the beginning thought she had this in the bag even Simon said so. I could hear both of them on the radio, but I could hear Lee's name being called out as the winner. GO LEE!!!!!!!!

    May 20, 2010 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
  5. redbird

    watching justin bieber on AI was actually painful. UGH

    May 19, 2010 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  6. white knuckles

    It's time to start... woo hoo

    May 19, 2010 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  7. michele

    same thing in my eyes pro....i know she is not allwed to come right out and say it......i still firmly beleive that its not the voters who count...i think all 4 judges make the decision behind close doors andryan reads the cards........we never see the real count or anything...........i will always beleive that...........look at susuan boyle vs diversity last yr......diversity won.......oh pullleze.....

    May 19, 2010 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Next American Idol

    I'm looking forward to tonight's show! Who's Justin Bieber?

    May 19, 2010 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Rob - Australia

    I have to wonder why Crystals performances over the last few weeks have been so lack lustre. Certainly seems to be getting the "Andrew" disease and dading. Lee, who's performances are solid, but who's not as good a singer, could come out of it on top.
    Casey can be a great head of a band, like Daughtry is.

    May 19, 2010 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  10. protogere

    Michele, thanks. What she said were her predictions, which is a lot different than saying firmly 'Casey's out'.

    May 19, 2010 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Got a million of em

    I thought of this last night... When they get down to the Top 2, they should bring back the previous season's runner up. So whoever wins tonight, will have to go against Adam Lambert. That way the old runner up gets another shot a being the American Idol. What do you think about that idea?

    May 19, 2010 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  12. old timer

    Idol – Popular celebrities are commonly known as idols, especially when "worshipped" by teenagers.

    May 19, 2010 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Sarah

    I would love it if Paula Abdul came back and Simon Cowell won't leave.
    I love Lee! He should win! He has the talent but not just that he has confidence. Now that he has gotton so far he has brought up his potential and smiles and just great performences.

    I have always wanted to be a judge on idol! It would be a dream come true for me! LOVE YOU PAULA AND SIMON YOU GUYS HAVE TO EITHER COME BACK OR DONT LEAVE WE ALL LOVE YOU.

    May 19, 2010 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  14. tanya

    If Lee will win – he will be just one more Idol with no personality

    May 19, 2010 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  15. moon627

    Justin Bieber – ugh – i'll be skipping thru this part of the show ! :(

    Congrats to whichever 2 make it tonight :)

    May 19, 2010 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  16. SmartA$$

    *oops* an Expert like me lol

    May 19, 2010 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  17. SmartA$$

    loved the video but wondering why ya didnt ask an Expert to join ya lol....

    It's no coincidence that Crystal chose "I'm Going Home" as her song last night lolllllllllll

    Long Live the Cougars *winks*

    May 19, 2010 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  18. michele

    i was hoping for a Lee and Casey finale

    May 19, 2010 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Josh M

    Crystal and Lee should be the final two imo.

    May 19, 2010 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  20. james

    Theres something Icky about her....Lee or Casey please.

    May 19, 2010 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  21. michele

    right here Pro.......

    http://edition.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/TV/05/19/kara.dioguardi.predicts.ppl/index.html

    May 19, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  22. michele

    somewhere on cnn page....lol

    May 19, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  23. protogere

    Where did she say that Michele? That's rather inappropriate if she did so publicly.

    May 19, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  24. michele

    Kara has already said Csaey is out and the finale 2 is Lee and Crystal

    May 19, 2010 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |

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