May 26th, 2010
10:10 PM ET

And the winner of 'American Idol' is...

SPOILER ALERT!!! Tonight's blog entry will reveal the winner of "American Idol." Don't read any further if you don't want to know the results.

Pop a cork Lee-vites!

Your man did it, and he is sooooo happy!

It is indeed a "Beautiful Day" for Lee, who can barely pull it together to sing his first single. The confetti is flying, and MamaSox looks like she is going to be just fine.

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  1. MusicLover

    "Current","relevant","commercial"... I am so very sick of hearing these words uttered to describe Lee and others like him. I don't give a rat's a$$ who won Idol. There are four decades of GOOD music out there just waiting to be discovered or rediscovered by intelligent people willing to break out of their tiny spheres of influence and stop trying to be cool by lapping up the current, relevant, commercial crap poisoning the industry these days. For those Lee fans, I feel sorry for you. You've missed your right to something much better. To those from my generation who grew up with good music but feel the need to be current, shame on you. Good music should move you... No matter how old it is. If you were genuinely moved by the music of Lee Dewyze, then please go borrow some of your parents' albums. The music industry does not deserve our money any more. Demand something better! As AI illustrated so brilliantly in the finale, the good artists aren't getting any younger, and the young artists aren't getting any better.

    May 28, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  2. valleyGRL

    Lee seems more appreciative of his fan's and more humbling to how far he's come, and where this is taking him.Crystal needs to be home with her child, like a single mother should be. Crystal can now make a better life for her and her son, without all the high demands that an Idol winner will in-tale, taking her away from him. And Lee will be able to do all the press, television appearances, talk shows, recordings, tours, ect. I say congratulations to them both! To ask the question of who "deserved" to win, implies that one of them may be "UN-deserving" of the win.....the placement does not matter, first or second place, they'll both go very far in their careers.

    May 28, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  3. dd

    I didn't care who won out of the Top 3 people. This morning I listened to the American Idol Top 10 CD... now I really understand why Lee won. His voice came over my sterio ten times better then Crystals did. She has a great live voice but it didnt translate on to a cd. It voters were listening to the tracks on Itunes throughout the weeks I can understand why Lee got the win!

    May 28, 2010 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  4. weezer

    I think if people would go to ITunes and download songs by each of the two Idol finalists, they would find that each singer is fabulous in their own right – they are just different. If you hear the songs without the little girlies screaming in the front, and the loud orchestra, I think you would hear two beautiful voices, both deserving to win. Even Casey James sounds good this way!! I had Lee picked from the start of the season, but I wouldn't have been disappointed if the results were the other way around. I think Lee needed more of an opportunity because he is a little shy and Idol will help him with that. Crystal will make it, no matter what.

    May 27, 2010 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  5. el bear

    Neither of the two finalists were worthy, as per usual with American Idol. Michael Lynch should have been the last person standing this year.

    May 27, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  6. The Best Critic

    It seems like the complainers came on here, while the Lee fans are out celebrating. Out of the top 12, Lee truly is the American Idol. Crystal is obviously vocally talented and is a great chick-rock singer. I think Lee will have more mainstream appeal. I hope he becomes more successful than Daughtry's generic rock music.

    May 27, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Dave 28

    Crystal whined too much about being a single mom , and I think people got tired of it . Just remember , for every single mom there is a single dad.

    May 27, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |

    TOLD YOU LEE WAS GOING WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    May 27, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  9. mags

    How terrible the majority of these comments are. I loved Crystal, but I think Lee deserved to win. He appears to be a really genuine guy who can sing. Crystal will do just fine.

    May 27, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Mich

    I'm very glad Lee won. While Crystal certainly does have talent, I felt she came off as extremely unlikeable. She was always extremely defensive when the judges didn't salivate over her performance and she never knew when to shut up (i.e.- last week's ep where she just had to pipe up and kiss Simon's ass). She knew that she'd have a good shot at winning if she went for the sympathy votes, which is what she was doing all season-long. Lee just did his thing, never once (himself) mentioned his "meager" paintstore beginnings, while Crystal used every opportunity possible to mention either her son or her health. Modesty is always rewarded....a lesson Crystal learned last night.

    May 27, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  11. sue

    Sarah: Are you talking about Lee having plastic surgery?

    May 27, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Karen

    Buy Crystal's Up to the Mountain single and listen to it – there's nothing left to be said after that. Her voice is the stuff of true greatness. Go get em' girl – live your dreams. I can't wait to follow your career.

    May 27, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Sarah

    There are way too many people commenting on this board about the contestants that either start or end their post with "I don't watch American Idol". If you are not watching the show, not voting then please spare us the complaining.

    May 27, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  14. sue

    I think if everyone were honest, they would admit that Crystal has by far the most talent. Who cares if she had a baby out of wedlock. We are too judgemental about a person's looks. She will change a lot now that she might get the money to fix her teeth etc. She obviously doesn't come from money, and I give her credit for perservering to accomplish her dream. It couldn't have been easy. Good luck to her – she's great.

    May 27, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  15. cowboy

    The infrastructure and computer power needed to ensure only a single vote is counted from a single cell number has been around for years. For those tweenies who spent 4 hours power texting multiple votes, I'm afraid they wasted 3 hours 59 minutes and 45 seconds.

    May 27, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  16. will

    In my opinion, when there are only 2 performers left they should let them sing and NOT let the judges make any comments. When it comes down to the final 2 all you need is for them to sing and then let the fans vote. Unfortunately, the judges comments sway the opinion of the general public and thus create a sham like we saw last night. Give me break people!!!! Crystal by far has the better voice, better stage presence, better tone and ultimately better star quality. Every song that Lee sings sounds the same and really does weird things with his face......I can just imagine him in a music video.......yeah RIGHT!!!!

    May 27, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Shan

    (YAWN) I can't believe won! America you got it wrong again!! I am DONE with Idol!! This show is a joke!!

    – I wonder if you people ever get tired of yourselves. I know I get tired of you. So won. Who cares. People liked and voted that way. Just be happy you got to see and hear your favorite. You wouldn't have had that pleasure if it wasn't for AI.

    May 27, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Bruce's Megan

    Just remember, guys, cream always rises to the top. Crystal will have a HUGE career, but Lee had better do a bunch of growing if he wants his to last more than about 3-5 years, because his supporters will grow up and say, "What was I thinking? Yeah, he's cute, but he just can't make the music exciting." He's a perfect teenybopper idol, and that's what he will remain until he really stretches himself, which he didn't do here (and he was SUPPOSED to!!!!) When his listerners develop more than eyesight, he'll find himself in the same category as O-town (remember them?).

    May 27, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  19. kopana

    oh well, we all know who was the real musican and talent in this year show......Lee is another nice guy next door, who will buy his cd must be a loser.....his single was so boring!!!!!Cystal is a very talented and innovative musican we will end up watching her long lived career....while it will be LEE who????...

    May 27, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  20. smee

    i had to fast forward through all lee's songs. he's so frickin terrible! I dont even get why people would vote for him. His voice isnt impressive at all. bowersox has an incredible voice and so much talent. Luckily she's got enough going for her that she'll probably have a great career, regardless of the outcome of the show.

    May 27, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Lance

    Lee's win was unsurprising. The judges had fawned over him for weeks. The voting sites all had him pegged easily over Crystal.

    The biggest moment of the final show for the contestants was probably Casey on the guitar. He was far better playing than singing. Stick to that, man. You'll go much farther as lead guitarist/backup vocal.

    I can't see Lee doing much more than Kris Allen has. Kris has more charisma (not saying much), but neither is really original or unique. The days of Idol creating superstars are probably over. The ratings are falling, and one of the two competant judges is now gone. If it continues like this, the talent pool could actually get worse (yikes!). Will Idol even sell out the summer tour? 5 months of this group should have been enough for anyone.

    May 27, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  22. angela

    Both were so good. I actually did think Crystal would win though. She is refreshing from todays norm, however, she will make records as well and her future will take off. I think American Idol has run it's course. Doubt I will watch next year without

    May 27, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
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    May 27, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • wella

      booooooo are you dea?f /those people can't understand of what i said well you don't have anything can say because you are deaf and blind hahahah your lee shouting like a monkey in the middle of the jungle im sure you can understand

      May 27, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Bicycle Man

    You forget who votes on American idol .. it is not true music fans, it is teeny boppers. Musical talent, sadly, is not the determining factor in American Idol. Crystal is better positioned for a successful career by virtue of getting second place: she's got the talent, visiblity etc without any record obligations to AI. Lee, like last year's "winner" (who seems to have been most successful making car commercials) will soon disappear.

    May 27, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Please illuminate us to your wisdom!

      How do you know it's the teens or cougers voting for Lee? You dont! Lee won, get over it, stop trying to place blame when you have no clue! AI has always been a popularity contest and loosly based on singing! That's why you get all the background, that's why all the interviews, so we the public can judge them on who they are as well as how well they sing not to mention if we want them as an Americam Idol!

      May 27, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Jill

    Let's stop bashing the "teenage girls" and "cougars" voting for "mediocrity"'s American Idol, not America's Most Talented Singer. To be an idol, you need people to buy tickets and albums, and the votes prove that's what Lee has. Crystal was very talented, and will probably go far, but America picked Lee. There's no reason to be bitter and nasty, although you would never know from these posts.

    May 27, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  26. cloudnine

    YES!!!! it's over. You will see they will all be forgotten. None of these contestants had any WOW factor. I could have cared less who won this year. This had to be the worst AI season ever! Me being a AI fan since day one was very disappointed with all of the contestants. The ratings of this season proves that I am right.

    May 27, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Russell Hammond

    I'm constantly amazed with this program where the second place performer is consistently better than the actual winner.

    May 27, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  28. jlo

    True, True, Lee can not hold a note, he always cuts it short so he wont mess up, and if he really had talent, why on Tuesday night when they got the choice to sing what they wanted to he sang AGAIN, "Beautiful Day" and Crystal sang her own song that she had written herself by the way was a beautiful touching song. Lee will not make it far, Crystal I cant wait til her album comes out. Crystal Bowersox all the way.

    May 27, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Mike

    Lee had brilliant moments here and there. But Crystal was always brilliant. Agree that Crystal's song choices the past few weeks were not the best. But unlike Lee, at least she sang them in tune, and with some personality. Lee is pretty boring, and he looks lost on stage, and he is often pitchy. We will all soon forget about Lee. Just like Kris Allen. Seriously, when Kris Allen came on stage last night, I thought "hmm, that guy looks familiar... oh yeah, he was on AI last year, did he win? Whats his name again?". It was not until this morning, when I read an article that I saw his name and put two and two together.

    Also, lets not forget Chicago is a huge city, and Crystal's home down is very tiny. I'm sure that also helped Lee get more votes, perhaps put him over the top.

    May 27, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |


    May 27, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  31. Lorraine

    Even Lee knew inside, that Mamasox deserve to win, anyone who knows body language could see that, it was written all over his face! Oh, she indeed is happy, now she can persue her new carreer and Lee will simply go away in time, poor guy, enjoy, look at the other winners, for the exception of a few

    May 27, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      How about the body language of the judges? They might have known the results before we did, but they didn't act too thrilled about the winner.

      May 27, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Lorraine

    Even Lee knew inside, that Mamasox deserve to win, anyone who knows body language could see that, it was written all over his face! Oh, she indeed is happy, now she can persue her new carreer and Lee will simply go away in time, poor guy, enjoy, look at the other winners, for the exception of a few, they have faded away

    May 27, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  33. MN Nice

    Common now...I think they need to record together. Their duet was awesome and they sound great together. Just remember their are more superstars from Idol that did not win than winners...Only Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood really made the big time as winners. Crystal will do just she's already been approached with a record deal.

    May 27, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  34. Luke

    For everyone that is mad at the teenage girls and Tweenies that voted for Lee, that's the Target audience of this show... they are the people who spend money on CD's, and go to Concerts. For the artists that have failed to do anything, that is their loss, but if he got more votes, he has the possibility of selling records, he just needs good marketing.

    For Crystal fans, stop crying, this is by far the best result for her, and her style of music. She needs the freedom to do what she wants, and this result is perfect. She can now sign where she wants. and make a deal that fits her. She could tour every trailer park in the Midwest and southern states if she so chooses.

    For those that think this show is rigged, it sure seemed to be rigged for Crystal to win, it seemed like no matter what she did all season, and especially the last few weeks, she survived, and remained a front runner. I thought if she won, it would have been Idol's first choice. I wouldn't be surprised if the producers are shocked that Lee won...

    Seriously though people, if you don't like the results, turn it off. This show is built on ratings, ratings are based on what channel you are watching, so to send a message, change the channel, then your voice will be heard.

    May 27, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      Don't forget the rising force of "Vote for the Worst". Those groups rock.

      May 27, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marina

      Lee is fantastic! I am not a teen and think he has a great voice. Crystal has a great voice as well and will be just fine. I think she will be more than capable of giving her baby all that he needs' , although you don't need millions to do that. She will go on to make millions and she will be famous.
      Wish she would re-do her hair. It looks unkept.

      May 27, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  35. rhonda

    wow, lots of haters out there. bottom line... both lee and crystal will do well. both have decent voices. lee seems to have opened up since his hometown visit. with some grooming by voice coaches etc (which both will get) all will be good. as for those who say lee is off key etc....... please listen to some of the very well known and well paid artists of your times. jimmy buffett, my personal fav is pretty off alot, brad paisley, another fav, not perfect. this is what makes them who they are. their tone, thier sound. perfect pitch is hard to attain. personally i think lee has a "daughtry like" rasp to his voice. NO I AM NOT SAYING HE SINGS LIKE DAUGHTRY so all of you just calm down, just that he has that quality in his voice. Give them both a shot. im sure if crystal had won the same tone would be heard on these blogs directed toward her.... ooo she sucks etc. jcant we all ust be happy for both of them?

    May 27, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  36. Dimitri

    Did anyone else savor the irony the Lee was given the line to sing, "WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF I SANG OUT OF TUNE?"

    May 27, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  37. Juliet

    My children begged me this year to watch this program & now I know why my sisters say they will never watch it again, waste of time, both were talented, but Mamasox should have won. in reality she will persue her carreer and become famous and Lee will indeed fade away, thats life.

    May 27, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  38. juliana so cute guys! watch this for some real and cute entertainment!! =) so cute especialy when it gets to 1:18 !! lol

    May 27, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  39. Gerry

    America VOTES and Lee wins????? Boring entertainer and will soon vanish into lala land. Who would pay to see him? Crystal is the real entertainer... Watch and see.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  40. jeb41

    another year of AI and a winner who cannot carry a tune in bucket but who cares. I am just bored with AI. Chris Allen put me to sleep so I will never to him on the radio while driving. Simon is the best and will be missed. Casey was the best musician but his voice was just okay. He was the overall good looking entertainer this year. Hope he gets some offers and becomes a star in the music world.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  41. Yvonne

    The winner should be picked halfway through the show. Lee hardly had any airtime after he won. Janet Jackson's airtime was way too long. Paula Abdul is still the village idiot. I did like seeing all of the previous winners...I thought that was a nice send-off for Simon.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  42. jrr1948

    I'm joining Simon next year – I won't be back to "American Idol". For the last two seasons – the "runner-up" clearly was the more talented! Like Simon – I'm frus -TRATED!

    May 27, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  43. Ralebol

    Lee is cool, but with not much personality. Crystal is real, and with a strong presence. They both deserved to be finalist. But Crystal is the real deal. Lee will fade away. "American Idol" needs to be renamed "American Tween Idol".

    May 27, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  44. Scalrett

    You are all ridiculous, this show is not and has never been about "THE BEST SINGER"! If that were the case, they'd hire a bunch of EXPERT judges and eliminate the audience's participation and just PICK the best singer. This is about what the people want, and the people have spoken. I honestly wanted Lee to win. I just liked HIM better than Crystal and the kid CAN sing!!! She's very talented, no disputing that at all, but not MY CHOICE. We had a choice and we picked....

    May 27, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  45. third eyes open

    Oh, yes, many of us knew Lee would win.... Many good singers like Crystal are complimented like crazy throughout the whole show. Toward the end, they start to "open their horizons" and start singing louder and SCREAMING.... Even Adam Lambert did that : ) Second thing Crystal did wrong was Compliment her Boyfriend on TV. Big no no. We dont care about the b/f and he had nothing to do with your success, Crystal. Third thing is: Just cuz someone can sing, doesnt mean we like what they TALK ABOUT when given the chance. Lee won fair and square. His singing improved greatly toward the end.... no screaming, bragging, or stupid chatter.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  46. mike

    this season absolutely sucked. no talent. no entertainment. no nothing. i'd rather spend me time looking for ipad wallpaper at

    May 27, 2010 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  47. LINDA

    I did not agree with who won american idol last year but I am happy for Lee. He will do just fine.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  48. jlo

    Thats it I am not going to watch no more american idol, this sh__ is rigged, there is no way Lee is better than Crystal, now I know it really is fixed. Its just like last year, There was no way Chris Allen was better then Adam Lambert, but I guess because they Crystal and Adam had it made already they felt sorry for the losers and let them win. I am done, this is crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 27, 2010 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
    • It's not about talent!

      it's never been about who was the better singer! To win you have to have the total package and fit the mold America has for their "American Idol". Adam was gay, and Crystal was not visually appealing to some and others did not like the fact she had a child out of wedlock. Whatever the reson they did not get the popular vote and lost! It's simple, not rigged!

      May 27, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  49. dawson1488

    I do not watch AI first off but I have developed a way to choose the winner. When it gets to the final two, choose the one with less talent because that is who usually wins. I also can't believe some of you saying Bowersox should have changed to win the vote, that is her beauty! She is an individual who doesn't need your opinion to be who she is. Also some of you express ignorance again and again about her hair, do any of you know how hard it is to have dreads that look that good? It takes a ton of time and effort especially for white people. Many of you see at as dirty because you are probably racist and see it as an African-American hairstyle first off (let's be honest). It shows what is wrong with America that people can't even get past the superficiality of her looks to hear the music. What does this have to do with music if all you do is focus on her looks? It's not a pageant (but in reality it actually is now). The zeitgest of today doesn't allow for good musicians. It is an act about image and money and has nothing to do with music anymore. The days of real musicians who play real instruments are fading very fast to be replaced by digital sounds and autotuners.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  50. Alicia the Frustrated

    I loved both of them, to start off. Both were ve3ry talented. HOWEVER- CRYSTAL WOULD HAVE NEVER MADE IT.
    Her style is for the generation of last, my parents (People from 30s-50s in age!)

    People who are sitting here and commenting are getting ridiculous about it. One, they were close, so be proud dearest Crystalites. Less than 2% People! That's enough to show how close it was.
    Lee simply was going to win, and I've known this for a good two months. When I first heard him sing, though not my first fave, I knew he would. He's got the look of current rockers (alternative) and has the sound of a rock singer who will be played on pop, rock, and even country stations alike. He appeals to the larger crowd.
    The more specialized a singer is, the more likely it is that they will lose. Why do you think Sioban Magnus wasn't in the top three? Screaming is a special kind of music on certain types of people can handle.

    So, please, be calmer about the winner. He deserved every bit as much as Crystal. And Crystal, we all know, will end up recording. Does anyone doubt it?

    May 27, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  51. MMA

    Comparing Lee Dewize to Kris Allen is bizarre as Lee D. has way more talent in his little finger than Kris. My choice came in second last year. He too was the stand-out. I hated that Kris Allen won......having said that I am thirlled for Lee. Say what you want but he's going to be big.....Crystal has talent, unbelieveable talent, but she plays to a small genre.....Alice cooper said it right last night! Crystal is bohemian and a maverick which will take her far, but not a wide fan base. Lee has a "Springstien" kind of voice and with direction and experience he's going to be around for a very long time
    What's amazing to me is these two are both very talented in their own way. It cracks me up that because a person's choice didn't make to the top all feel you need to bash the winner! I'm happy for both ot them....They will have amazing careers each!!!!!!!
    And that's all I've got to say about that!

    May 27, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  52. JMG

    Congrats to Lee!!!!! I geuss not many people watched every show this season but yes lee had his ups and downs but his voice is amazing and different. Crystal was also good, but she didnt have what lee did. lee was the most humble and real person on this season.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  53. Cathy

    Once again, America gets it wrong!! Like last year's finale wasn't bad enough (did you get a load of that song Kris Allen sang? it stank to the high heavens), we get a repeat performance of the "one with the least talent wins." I didn't watch this year's show (just the finale) and based on what I saw Lee would not have made it to the finals in any other year.

    Nat is right "vanilla boy" wins again. Oh, well. With Simon gone, I don't think AI will last beyond next year. It's had it's run, time to put it to rest.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  54. robb

    Lee with just be another Taylor Hicks – one of the endless number of no name male winners of Idol. Only Kelly and Carrie have had decent careers. In the meantime, some of those eliminated (Daughtry, Jennifer Hudson come to mind) are bigger than that year's winner. IDOL is a popularity contest where talent comes second. When it comes down to it, Lee was prettier than Crystal and the little teenie boppers voted accordingly.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  55. ckimba

    this is exactly why many stopped watching Idol. The young girls go by looks and not singing voice. adam last year was more talented. another winner this year that will fade into the sunset like alot of them have. when the voting is fixed amny people may start watching again. its been 5 years sicne woman even won. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. and Lee was crying before they announced the wnner, so he kenw

    May 27, 2010 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Get Real!

      Exactly how do you know how old or even if it was girls that voted and how many for that matter??? ANSWER – you don't know! No one does! The votes were counted and Crystal did not get enough!! End of Story! Was she better? To me yes she was better! But I did not vote – perhaps that's the problem; too many people like me that liked Crystal but did not vote! In the end, that's the only story – Crystal did not get enough votes!

      May 27, 2010 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  56. Bob

    Don't you guys get it? These results have nothing whatsoever to do with America voting. Lee was the conventional, wholesome, clean cut image that the producers wanted to win. I have nothing against the guy and think he did well. That said, I do feel that Crystal was better overall and will have more success like most Idol 2nd-placers. Lee wasn't voted the next American Idol as much as he was anointed by the record execs and show brass. Honestly, instead of debating between Lee and Crystal, we should be debating what the hell Paula was taking before her incoherent epic fail in front of everyone!

    May 27, 2010 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  57. nat545

    @ Cathy: there are plenty of us in middle America that would much rather have someone of Crystal's talent and individuality win than some plain vanilla boy that can't sing win this show. Just because we live in the middle of the country doesn't mean we can't handle a little flavor to our life. Get over your stereotypes.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  58. FRAN

    I really wanted Crystal to win but I thibnk she will do very well anyway and make a better life for herself and child. Lee was good but Crystal was just so natural I think as a Duo they were fantastic!
    DEAN: As far as your comment you should be who your kids look up to not a performer we have all seen how that goes ex: Tiger Woods, O.J., Jsse james, Elliot Spitzer??? I think parents should be the role models for their children not muscians,actors or sports figures.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  59. Tim

    What a let down. Crystal should have wonb for all the reasons. Simons gone, I'm gone. No more of this show for me.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  60. karma1959

    Pretty poor finale and, simlar to last year, the wrong person won. True, Crystal didn't shine the last couple weeks, however she blew away Lee this past Tuesdsay – the judges were raving about her performance, while issuing distant, polite comments to Lee (e.g. "You're such a nice guy", etc – but never said anything remotely positive about his performance). It'll be interesting to see whether Lee or Crystal stands the test of time – Lee is utterly forgettable, just like last year's winner. We haven't seen much of Kris Allen since last year, and yet we see Adam Lambert in the spotlight all year.
    The finale itself was pretty poor. They could have sent out Simon with more class and far less cheese. The performances were lackluster with the exception of Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation (although her first song was boring) and Carrie Underwood. Even Christina Aguiler's performance was a snoozefest. It was nice to see Brett Michaels onstage again, however some artist selections were strange – Hall and Oates, Chicago, Michael MacDonald, Alice Cooper? What have they done in the last 20 years? I'm a bit surprised they couldn't have signed bigger, more relevant artists for the grand finale – didn't compare at all to last year's finale show. Also surprised they didn't have Daughtry perform – he's the second most successful Idol alumni after Carrie Underwood.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
    • PHYl

      That would be Daughtery behind Carrie Underwood, who is behind Kelly Clarkson, the number one best selling American Idol. Nearly 23 million CDs sold world wide, with per Billboard reports, more plays then Underwoood. Carrie may have made more money last year, but don't forget, she had a TV special & toured with Brad Paisley & Keith Urban. Kelly Clarksaon is the Number One Idol Alum, in all ways.

      May 27, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  61. Steve-O

    Crystal is better off not winning the whole thing. I think she'll go further than Lee will. Also, who's idea was it to go with a cover song, U2 no less, as the first winner's single? He sounded awful singing it on both nights. Oh well, no more Idol for me since the only real judge is now done with the show.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  62. Pinstripes

    Not that I am a big Idol fan, but that version of Beautiful Day is exceptionally awful. My wife, a big Lee fan, is not wild about it either. I thought there was supposed to be a song writing contest in conjunction where the winning singer of Idol uses the winning song as the debut single?

    May 27, 2010 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  63. Dean

    Crystal is good but she does not appear to have the quality in her life that we wish to see in our youth. American Idol should be someone that others can look up to and wish to immitate. She has the talent to go far but I think that the voters got it right. I want my son's to be like Lee and work at a job while hoping to be discovered. Thanks America for voting Lee in as the American Idol.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeffrey

      So instead of "have baby out of wedlock", we're doing the "Use Condoms – They're your friend" approach?

      May 27, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  64. allanhowls

    Nice job, America...another dull, off-key doughy white boy wins AI over someone with actual talent and originality. We are drowning in a sea of mediocrity. Well, at least this was the final season.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  65. AO

    Well, I was shocked, but truly, how many of the runners up from past years have gone on to be more famous than the winner? It doesn't really matter for Crystal, she'll be more popular than Lee. I truly don't think he can sing!

    May 27, 2010 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  66. DOTT

    I am so glad that Lee won. He is what American Idol is all about. A hard working young man with good morals that would have never been discovered if it were not for AI. America got it right.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  67. Jeff

    I'm an East Coast good looking guy with not a lot of singing talent who can look pretty on the stage. Give me my idol prize please?

    May 27, 2010 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  68. Judi

    I agree with a few points on top. Lee (who was my choice from his 1st audition, and before anyone says anything, Crystal was my 1st female choice-with Kakie a close 2nd), has a great voice–this will help him and mature him into the singer he can be. But that gravely voice is hot. Crystal is terrific, and she will have a long career. That combination of Joplin and Raitt, doesn't get much better. I would not be suprised to hear that someone has already approached her to sign her on to a great contract. This has been the season of rock, and as a child of the 60's–we know rock rules the world.
    So stop all the bashing, both are great, both will do well. Be happy for both.

    May 27, 2010 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  69. wellla

    oh i say just ohhh wrong spelll again hahahahah goooooooooooooooooooooooooood for wrong spell and grammar for leeeeee you nothing say anything thats why you correct my grammar now you agree he is a monkey ....?????

    May 27, 2010 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  70. Lucy

    Crystal should've won - she's way better than Lee.

    However, this so-called cougar old lady really thought Tim Urban was the best - cute, built, confident and a clear voice.

    May 27, 2010 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  71. Marie

    #1 Lee fan

    at least lee did not have a kid with her BOYFRIEND

    Does that make her a bad person or something and What, she couldn't win because she's not the perception of some people's American Idol?........I can't say 100% for sure because I don't know her personally, but it doesn't seem to me that she's on welfare and asking for charity because she's a single mother so for all of those who are bashing her please stop, at least she is trying to do better for her child!

    May 27, 2010 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  72. wellla

    oh i say just ohhh wrong spelll again hahahahah goooooooooooooooooooooooooood for wrong spell adn grammar for leeeeee

    May 27, 2010 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  73. Jennifer

    They were both great! A lot better than anyone I know personally and definately better than anyone bashing them on these posts! I voted Lee, but would have been happy if Crystal won as well. Two different kinds of music so 2 CDs to look forward to. On another note, Adam L. sold out once tickets were offered to his fan clab and priority folks here, BEFORE they went to general public. Impressive!

    May 27, 2010 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  74. wellla

    lee for me he is not handsome he is jsut a monkey shouting in the middle of the jungle hahahaha pooor fans lee..

    May 27, 2010 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  75. Phyl

    Face it, Crystal would have been as obscure as Taylor Hicks if she had won. She may do alright in an alternative music way, but she was never going to be the big star. Lee didn't sound all that good last night, but after all the tension is drained I'm sure he was too. He'll probably never achive the success of say Kelly Clarkson, none have so far, but he'll do far better then Crystal would have.

    May 27, 2010 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  76. Jay

    Lee won because he is good looking, although Crystal is a much better singer. We will see both of them in the music industry in the future...

    May 27, 2010 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  77. beth

    When I stated that Lee sang out of the side of his mouth someone commented "Like Sylvester Stallone?" my knowledge Sylvester Stallone is an actor...not a singer. The voting process for AL is entirely wrong...there should be a panel of professional judges or if the public is to vote then only one vote per phone call.. Lee is not a great singer and will be forgotten quickly!

    May 27, 2010 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  78. Sybaris

    Not that winning matters THAT much (Daughtry) but the results again illustrate how the show is a popularity contest, not a talent contest.

    May 27, 2010 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  79. samesoundeveryweek

    Every song Crystal sang sounded the same. I really liked her at first, but eventually her voice began to grate on my nerves. I wouldn't buy her record! Lee has more diversity in the types of songs he sings and can create a record that every song won't sound like the one before it. I am positive that the right person won!!!! GO LEE!!!!

    May 27, 2010 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  80. neicy

    WOW, reading these post and all the hate....Lee was more commerical that is why he won. Sounds like the momasox fans should have voted more.

    May 27, 2010 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  81. Diane

    I can't believe all the negative comments today about Lee. He has a terrific voice........reminds me of a young Billy Joel. He was humble, took constructive criticisim without arguing and totally won over America. Crystal on the other hand always had what to say and her personality turned off lots of people .........obviously!! Her look didn't help either but whether we like it or not, the whole overall package is what wins. Lee has it all. Congrats to our newest American Idol!!

    May 27, 2010 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  82. wellla

    hahah you are concern about my grammar oh yeahbut im not deaf and blind hahahahahh.. to all the fans to lee are deaf and blind so what if she has deformity in her teeth she can sing well.

    May 27, 2010 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  83. dnice

    The reason Idol won't change to one vote is precisely for the same reason you want them to Farron (and others). The market IS the teenybopper girls. They will buy his stuff. He has some talent, but has trouble keeping on key. I loved Crystal, everything about her, her voice, her 60's look, but the teen girls are not turned on by this look. She has a very clear, strong, in tune voice and will have a career. We shall see what happens to Lee. Maybe he will be the next Kris Kristofferson. Great song writer, not a great voice.

    May 27, 2010 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  84. anglea

    YEAH LEE!!! All you Lee bashers are crazy. He has a wonderful raspy voice I could listen to anyday. All Crystal knew how to do was yell our words. She may get a tune out here or there but that was only pure luck. I would fast forward through half of her performances because I knew she was going to sound the same no matter what she sang. And guess what, America agreed!!! YEAH LEE

    May 27, 2010 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      Are you saying that the "Vote for the Worst" grouops had nothing to do with the outcome? I think they would be insulted if you didn't credit them.

      May 27, 2010 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  85. Julie

    Come on folks ... This is the best thing for Crystal! Not only is she the most talented contestant on A.I. that we've seen in – A WHILE, she will end up soaring above Lee! Look at your history (other than Kelly Clarkston and Carrie Underwood) - the runner-up has been doing better commercially since this "contest" began. And, you can thank the ridiculous American public for that!

    I applaud both of the finalists - they each have their own niche, but I predict that we will be hearing Crystal's name and music long after Lee. Congrats to both, and "thank you, Simon," for making a lot of people's dreams come true!

    May 27, 2010 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |


    CAN'T YOU SPELL? "( ovviosly)"


    May 27, 2010 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  87. slotman

    Did anyone else notice Crystal's fiancé missing from finale night?

    May 27, 2010 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
    • michele

      yup...............first thing i notice.....her dad is pretty dorky as well

      May 27, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Fred

    Watched last night show to see what mess Paula would do...So Lee is now in the same catagory as those other musical giants – Taylor Hicks & Kris Allen. The only thing that truly stunned me is that the audience still believe that this show is to be taken for real?

    May 27, 2010 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      The "Vote for the Worst" groups have been growing in number. It was obvious last night.

      May 27, 2010 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  89. Jeff

    Now that Simon is gone, they should rename the show "America's Favorite Karaoke Singer". That's what Lee sounded like the last two days, when you could hear his voice over the music.

    May 27, 2010 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  90. wellla

    i don't care what people say freedom of speech hahahahahahahhhh boooooooooooooooo hahahahahahahaha

    May 27, 2010 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  91. funkat

    dogs rule...... screecher? you mean like Janis Joplin? although her death wasnt pretty, she remains a legend.. people who can actually sing, its called talent.. Lee looks like a school boy karaoke and gets up and carrys a little tune.. Crystal on the other hand JAMS!!!! she sings for REAL!!! you got it all wrong.. the majority of bloggers here know Crystal was the real talent.. I suppose you would say you didnt vote for Adam Lambert too right? Was he in your book a screecher? You apparantly listen to The Carpenters, Abba, and other soft pop rock artists.. Crystal could kick it with any soul fused artist anywhere. Lee is nothing more than karaoke.. And by the way, I know of a few karaoke singers that could blow him out of the water but couldnt touch one dreadlock on Crystals head..

    May 27, 2010 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  92. Barbara Edwards

    Crystal was much better, he will sail off into mediocrity. She definitely needed to clean up her physical appearance though, someone should have helped her. This doomed her. It is a little talent and a whole lot of appearance. Seeing her in the company of Cristina A., Janet Jackson, Carrie U., just made it all the more worse. She looks so unpolished, but this can be helped, real talent (sorry Lee) cannot.

    May 27, 2010 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  93. wella

    hahahah poor girl who vote lee because you think cyrstal have child thats why you vote too lee... is lee virgin?hahahah boooooo.... then you want him hahahah what if lee have sone at the end then what you goonnna do gilrs ...nowi i believe almost teenagers in usa are flirt huuuhhuuuuh if you vote lee yeaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ya you are hahahahha...

    May 27, 2010 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  94. simonc

    Lee won only because most of the voters were young women.

    May 27, 2010 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  95. Frenchie

    Happy to see Lee win, don't worry you people Crystal is already a winner and she will make it on her own or someone is going to snap this little one up. Thank you Crystal for singing me and bobby mcgee. You are wonderful

    Frenchie from Halifax, Nova Scotia.

    May 27, 2010 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  96. Helga

    They both did very well. What is really sad is how many people attack someone for their "looks" or how they express themselves with piercings or tattoos – what possible difference can that make? We are all different and beautiful and all of us have special gifts. People – get over yourselves! Enjoy the fact that you have the ability to hear and just enjoy!

    May 27, 2010 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Wake up

      Because pop music is driven by good looking people. Do you think Ke$ha would have a record if she wasn't a cute blonde girl?

      May 27, 2010 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  97. Jeff

    I'm glad Lee won...I can't stand Crystal's teeth, her clothes, her weight. I want someone who looks like an idol and not a country hick....Lee all the way!

    Do you think that statement makes me sound like an idiot? Unfortunately, many of you Lee voters are sounding exactly like that. It's not all about who looks like an Idol, stupid. It's a talent show.

    May 27, 2010 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  98. dogs rule

    Who's this "wella"? Dude, before you post on american blogs, learn to speak/spell english! No one can understand anything you said!
    And as for class, Bowersox couldn't outclass a garbage can!

    And ERIKA: We are all 40-somethings in this social group and we ALL voted for Lee...over and over and over and over! Not 10-year olds, but people with TASTE and CLASS!!!! No one wants to hear the Screecher on the radio, either.

    May 27, 2010 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      Shouldn't be dogging the intelligence of the American Idol voters like that.... Others like her just voted for Lee.

      May 27, 2010 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
    • wellla

      those people can't understand of what i said well you don't have anything can say because you are deaf and blind hahahah your lee shouting like a monkey in the middle of the jungle im sure you can understand ...

      May 27, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
    • wellla

      those people can't understand of what i said well you don't have anything can say because you are deaf and blind hahahah your lee shouting like a monkey in the middle of the jungle im sure you can understand

      May 27, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
    • wellla

      did you heard lee sang together with chicago hahahaha shy to your idol ......hahahahah like the person difficul y to breath boooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

      May 27, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
    • wellla

      correction huuhhh difficulty hahahahahah to breath ...

      May 27, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
    • tese

      hey dogs rule or you are really a dog...did you heard joe cooker sang together with crystal and your lee hahahahah you can't hear the voice of lee hahahahha wella is correct all fans are deaf and blind..because lee not worth for american idol... for idiot fans are true loooooooooooooooser...

      May 27, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • mizzy

      hey dogs awawaw hahahah its better to have wrong "a grammar" rather than out of tune like your idol ..shameful your idol is out of tune...boooooooooUSA...

      May 27, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • mizzy

      the person idiolized to lee like you............... are no taste at alll.... you are CLASS "Z" HAHAHAH ...CLASS' A-Z" YOU ARE Z.......Z means ZOO YOUR are belong for that are hahahahah............

      May 27, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • tese

      you know its worth for lee for wrong grammar and wrong spelling for lee..because fans are as**hole

      May 27, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  99. wella

    booooooooooo hahahaha you are dreaming if songs of leee become top 40 i think its top 1,000,000 i think he can go in hahahahahahaha boooooooooooooooooo deaffffffffff gogo deaf and blind people...

    May 27, 2010 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  100. Tammie

    I didn't start watching AI until season 3, but with the exception of Carrie Underwood the second place finisher has always done more than the winner. Crystal is free to sign with who ever gives her the best offer after the tour. I have always thought that the second place finisher is the real winner.

    May 27, 2010 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Nope

      No she's not. The top 12 or so are under contractual control by American Idol short of some sort of buy out

      May 27, 2010 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Yes

      Yes, she can be signed by someone else now. The AI winner is the only one guaranteed a recording contract. That is one of the prizes of being the WINNER!

      May 27, 2010 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  101. Matt

    Why does anyone watch this garbage anymore? Honestly. I had the bad luck to catch the recap a few weeks ago and was horrified at the total lack of talent (short of the girl who came in 2nd I guess). It all sounds like bad kareoke. If you want to see real music, support your local artists, I promise you'll be asking yourself, " why isn't he/she on american idol!?". Want to know why? Because they have some form of dignity.

    May 27, 2010 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  102. MC

    Wow. Last year's Idol finale was full of great music and really talented artists. Last night was Alice Cooper who sounded awful, Dane Cook.....embarrassing, Chicago sounded terrible and even the Bee Gee's were off. Really, really sorry finale. Has American Idol just given up at this point?

    May 27, 2010 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  103. Idol Over

    This just confirms to me that this should be the last season of American Idol. It gets worst every season and this year was just a bust. I wish both finalists good luck.

    May 27, 2010 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  104. FUNKAT


    May 27, 2010 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
    • roshi98

      Her teeth are the result of her diabetes, not from being dirty, as is her weight. Sorry she doesn't conform to your small-minded image of a superstar, but Ella Fitzgerald was no looker, either, yet she's considered one of the all-time greats. I'm not comparing Crystal to Ella, but talent comes in all shapes and sizes. You need to grow up.

      May 27, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  105. paint

    JackoB, I think you are the minority.

    May 27, 2010 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
    • JackoB

      The minority of the country that isn't emotionally involved in this schlock? Yeah, that's me.

      May 27, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  106. Nat

    Wow. I can't believe all the sore losers I am seeing here. I voted for Lee (yes, actually voted unlike half of the boo-hooers on here) and am far from being a "teeny-bopper." I enjoy the rasp of his voice and could hear him on the radio/albums/etc when I closed my eyes. For the person who said that the Lee fan above was one of very few...REALLY? If he had very few fans, please explain to me how he won? Crystal was talented at well, and I wouldn't have thrown a cry-baby fit if she had won. She just wasn't my cup of tea- I found her voice to be too screechy and was irritated by both her voice and presence. That doesn't mean I think everyone who does like her was deaf, I just didn't prefer her musical style.

    May 27, 2010 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  107. JackoB

    It's too bad that so many irate Crystal fans are trying to scapegoat 'teenyboppers' for the reason Lee won. Apparently they forget that they're a minority? And don't rag on about how the show's rigged, either. If it were, you bought into it.

    May 27, 2010 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Tim from Toledo

      My problem with the voting is that people are not limited to one vote. I cast my vote for Crystal because I believe she deserved to win. To me, she blew Lee away Tuesday night – and I believe she will have a fanatastic career and he will fizzle away......
      Regardless – unlike a lot of the "younger generation" – I do not have time to sit on the phone for 4 hours casting vote after vote after vote for the same person. I think they should limit each person to a single vote. People that have more time on their hands can flood the phone lines with votes.....those people are generally younger people with more time on their hands. For this reason – I was not surprised Lee won – the teenage vote was clearly going to go to him.....Most of our youth think with their hormones and don't recognize true talent when they see it.
      I wish both contestants good luck – I think Lee is going to need it more than Crystal – her talent will carry her.

      May 27, 2010 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  108. paint

    Lee, you should go bk to sell paint. Shocking! I will never watch AI again. Crystal, you r much better than Lee. Sorry you were short-changed

    May 27, 2010 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  109. FUNKAT


    May 27, 2010 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  110. The wrong person

    It was a fitting end to such a horrible season. The wrong person won and that is such a shame. But we all know that more often than not the wrong person wins in these type of popularity contests. On Tuesday night, Lee was horrendous and Crystal blew him out of the water. Crystal's worst song was better than Lee's best. This is what you get when you have mindless sheep choosing the winner. Well, at least Crystal can sign a contract on her own and not worry about being an American Idol puppet.

    Disclaimer: I am not nor have I ever been an American Idol fan. I watched it on occasion this season since my wife watched it. My wife was pulling for Lee at the end but agreed with me that Crystal was a much better artist, singer, and performer who should've won and deserved to win.

    May 27, 2010 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  111. wella

    im proud to say and announce to whole world i will hang the poster to crytal very big bulletin board crystal wotht to be amercian idol. people who critize crytal are those the most ugly person in his world...ahhahahah and deaf...

    May 27, 2010 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  112. puzzle

    One has to be deaf and blind to have voted for Lee. Absurd and stupid results. I will never buy Lee's album. He is just so ordinary with no x-factor.

    May 27, 2010 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  113. Erika

    the ONLY reason why Kris Allen won last year and Lee this year is because you have 10 year old girls voting like 100 times for the pretty boy! they really need to LIMIT voting on the last day,
    i mean heck now it's just a contest on who LOOKS better,
    screw idol, i mean if carrie underwood were up against Lee last night, do you think she would've won? HECK NO!
    idol is offically stupid now.

    May 27, 2010 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  114. sammie

    Crystal may have a good voice, but let's face it she will never be commercial for top 40 radio. Lee is much more marketable for that.

    May 27, 2010 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  115. why

    Lee was terrible. Shame on him! Crystal was shortchanged!

    May 27, 2010 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  116. wella

    people who vote leee wishing for a miracle pooor people..... to my country tehy dotn like leeee haaaaahahahhaahhah only usa people who are deaf hahahahahaha..

    May 27, 2010 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  117. wella

    hahahaah adam lambert still top 20 i don't think so lee can be more popular whole world hahahahaha booooooo

    May 27, 2010 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  118. wella

    i don't think so lee can sing more like adammmmmmmm lambert hahaahhah are you deaf?

    May 27, 2010 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  119. S. Gecht

    I can see why Paula Abdul was axed from the show.....

    May 27, 2010 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  120. wella

    who boooooooooooooooooooo its personal about her life whats important she can sing welll...why american idol should sing ? better not to sing at all..girls are you perfect ? you are deaf then what is the puprose in singing ?to show off only?

    May 27, 2010 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  121. kat

    this year was no adam lambert year. with that said many of the finalists sang their hearts out.bunches of the girls sing high like celine dion and many of the guys fit right in with leading a band. viewers knew by watching this year was going to be different. different isnt wrong different isnt bad different just is not the same. lee worked hard, lee supporters are excited to see how he grows to into more of an artist. lee fans love you!!!!

    May 27, 2010 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  122. upset

    Crystal won the night Tuesday and through-out the season. There is no way Lee could have/should have won. No way!

    May 27, 2010 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  123. 1jimmyhoffa

    No LEE has never had a child, but then he has never seen a naked chick either.

    May 27, 2010 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  124. wella

    yeah me also im excited to hear new songs from cystall i hope she can make lot of songs and will have concert to my place surely i will buy ticket lee must have concert tooo alllllllllllllllllllllllll deaf in usa hhahahaha...

    May 27, 2010 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  125. 53Champ

    Lee's earning after 5 years in the business Oh I would say about $17

    May 27, 2010 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  126. RK

    Hey guys, remember what the show is called? AMERICAN IDOL. Not American Talent. It IS a popularity contest! The ido worshippers pick the live with it already.

    May 27, 2010 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  127. Notahater

    So did "winner" Fantasia... At the age of 19. This was not a contest of moral fiber. Again, as I am not a "fan" of either of them, logic has just dismantled that feeble argument.

    May 27, 2010 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  128. 53Champ

    HEY LEE FAN!!!! You are one of very very very few. I am pretty sure everyone that joins the LEE FAN CLUB will probably know each other by name.

    May 27, 2010 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  129. Notahater

    As an objective viewer who is not a fan of either finalist, I concur that the result was wrong yet again. Crystal was OK all season and deserved to win. I will stop short of conceding that Lee is a good singer, however. He is not a good singer. He can carry a tune. That is it! Every time he sang, I wanted to give him a glass of water. If that dry, scratchy voice is "commercial" then it's no wonder music is horrible these days. A testament to this is the fact that most of the non-idol performers on the finale were over the age of 40, some being senior citizens. Clearly this is all beside the point. The producers chose the winner they thought would be able to sell more Fords and cola. Neither are idols. There are few of those left. Crystal deserved to win, but I wouldn't hang a poster of either of them on my wall.

    May 27, 2010 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
    • #1 Lee fan

      Crystal did not desere to win!! She had a baby with her BOYFRIEND!!! Lee would NEVER do anything like that!

      May 27, 2010 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  130. #1 Lee fan

    This is for all you Crystal fans!!! SUCK IT UP Lee was WAY better than Crystal and most of America thinks that to ( ovviosly) So stop crying and saying bad things about Lee!! Cuz he was WAY better!! And 4 the person who said Lee is gonna be the next Kris Allen your wrong! Cuz he's gonna be the next BIG THING!!!

    May 27, 2010 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  131. Moscowjoe

    They both are fab singers and will be great on stage performers. "19" of course will sign them both and probably Casey as well. Either way, it would have been fine. The finale was the best and the headliners were outstanding; one of the best ME shows this spring. The good thing about both Lee and Crystal is they both are fine people as Simon kept pointing out and very well grounded. One thing Idol does best is guide them all in the roughest business around and launches the best ones with the experience to do well and stay centered.

    May 27, 2010 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  132. jakesmom

    Well, I didn't vote, so I can't complain.

    2 words for Simon's replacement? GENE SIMMONS.

    May 27, 2010 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  133. wella

    what is the used of singing if people choose in personality only its better not to sing at all....shameful for all the girls who voted they are deaf are you perfect girls??????/how pretty you are?critize about her teeth booooooooooooooooooooooooooo..why if she sing in radio we need to see her teeth to be heard nope ...of course not.........i will not buy cd to lee im sure his can't be top ten pooor fans.....too leedd

    May 27, 2010 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  134. tam

    All of Casey's tennie bopper votes went to Lee, that's how he won. Crystal is still the better performer and will have an incredible carer. But I think she is ok with that. She did what she set out to do and that was to get her talents known. Good Luck Crystal can't wait to but your music.

    May 27, 2010 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
    • kimberly

      crystal hurry up an make an album......i think you are going to do great!!!!!! i can't wait to buy an album of yours. lee should not have been the winner last night. you are certainly the strong performer. go girl.....make those dreams come true.

      May 27, 2010 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  135. TOM

    What was up with that Simon roast? Was that an unplanned setup on Simon when the victims of Idol came out and took over the mic????? That was the best part of the whole turd of a show. Lee you suck!!! Don't take it to hard since all the others sucked too...

    May 27, 2010 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  136. 53Champ

    That LEE tard had the look of I HOPE IT'S ME, I HOPE IT'S ME when the skinny dude was announcing the winner. LEE YOU ARE A JACK A$$.

    May 27, 2010 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  137. Bowersox

    I agree with the prev comment here. What was with the gal singers, janet, etc. They had some SERIOUS junk in the truck. Christina used to be so hot. YUCK!

    May 27, 2010 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  138. jim

    IT SUCKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 27, 2010 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  139. Bowersocks

    Also, at the end right after they annc'd the winner the camera panned the crowd including the JUDGES. Simons eyes rolled back in his head, his typical THAT IS BAD body lang was VERY PRESENT! That spoke loud and clear that LEE was a mistake. Lee was OUTCLASSED by MAMA this week!!!!

    May 27, 2010 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  140. wella

    usa people so shameful to voted to lee he can't sing ....booooooo for those don't have any comments to crystal to critize only her personality .....the person who voted to lee are deaf..need to use hearing aid so that can hear it properly ..hahahha.better no american idol at alll if not worth who will be win .its better in beauty contest then not in singing hahahahahha.

    May 27, 2010 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  141. Edward Jones

    America you got it wrong once again! How many male winners do you see now at the top of billboard charts? None!

    May 27, 2010 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  142. jimmyhoffa

    Was just my television or did all of the BIR STAR WOMEN have hugh asses last night? My god Janet signing "Oh You Nasty Butts" and Christina WTH was that thing you were wearing? Overall though the show really sucked and the top two WTH they both suck. Really could you see yourself dropping $50 to see them???? No wonder why Simon is leaving!!! I would too. It looked like Simon and Dopey Paula were going to screw one out on stage. I was hoping anyway. She is down right hot.

    May 27, 2010 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  143. wella

    so shameful usa people who vote to lee person who vote to Lee are other comments to her critize only her personality...hey people are you perfect? for me cyrstal is the real american idol ..those persoon who voted were losser no brain no ear...need to use hearing aid so that can hear it properly haaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaha...... people usa for lee are worth to be boooooooooooooooooooooooobo.

    May 27, 2010 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  144. Srivatsa

    Glad Lee Won, whatever people say American Idol show gone down, I totally disagree, This American idol was the best ever ,with great people in it, always feft a sense of hapiness with this group of Idol singers.

    May 27, 2010 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  145. jsttaylor

    what a joke. there is something wrong with the voting public. First Reuben, then Taylor, now Lee????? Crystal was so much better!!! I will buy 2 of here albums when it is released. I will never buy Lee's. Joke joke joke. I swear Idol is rigged.

    May 27, 2010 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  146. Spudgal

    Chrystal struck me as being a Shining, Standout, Unique Artist with the inherent WOW factor from the first night and continued to raise the bar and impress me with her every performance! She deserved to and should of won! But I know we'll be seeing and hearing much more of her and she'll soon be a Name In Lights!

    Having all America elect the Winner of American Idol is not fair. Like Dancing With the Stars it's the contestant with the most poplarity not talent that wins! DWTS isn't based on talent but American Idol is and after these contestants work their hearts out during weeks of performances a POPULARITY CONTEST shouldn't decide the Winner! If your airing a Talent Contest Judge it on TALENT by those who are qualified to make such Judgements! Otherwise the contestants are giving weeks of every thing they've got and more for Nothing!

    And a real Peeve I'd like to air! I went to the American Idol site to vote during the final two shows and Not even the Telephone Number could I find let alone the contestants four digit number!!!! We should have been able to vote online and all the details and numbers should have been provided to DO SO! Wake Up! The telephone lines are CONSTANTLY BUSY!!!! And not everyone texts or twitters! Definitely Not Impressed!

    SO LONG SIMON! I'll miss you. All The Best in your Future Endeavours! And I know what ever your involved in with be a Success! I also know beneath that opinionated exterior is a heart of compassion, good will, benevolance and love for all humanity! And you'd give the shirt off your back to someone in need! Loved the Oprah Interview! Keep On Keeping On !

    May 27, 2010 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Just A Thought

      Sorry to tell you Spudgal..but AI has always been a popularity contest! Singing is just what they do, in the end, America is looking for an Idol, an Americam Idol, and the contestants are judged accordingly!

      May 27, 2010 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  147. John

    This is the exact problem with Crystal, Crystal...this voice comes along once in "every many years"; I can only compare her whole "package" to Bonnie Raitt but this girl has such a talent breadth that you may think Sheryl Crow or Sara McLachlan or the other Bonnie, Tyler. She mimics. And dont even get me started on the nasty hair, tatoos, bad teeth, no wardrobe style. Just a real unattractive girl (package). Sorry Mamasox fans you lose.

    May 27, 2010 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Spudgal

      John your opinion isn't everyones'. And Chrystal's fans didn't loose and won't be losing. She will make the Big Times long before Lee ever produces a CD! And it will be her Personna that will stand out along with her Superior Talent that no one else among the contestants could even light a candle to! Don't Judge a Book by it's Cover. The Cover is Designed to Bring Attention to what is inside! I believe Chrystal's Cover did just that and when the book was opened it revealed a talent and a story that will become a Best Seller and have a Shelf Life that no other will ever surpass!

      May 27, 2010 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
  148. Danette

    Crystal definitely is the more talented of the two. But what won it for Lee is the teeny-boppers sending in their votes via texted 100's of times each. If I recall, when Idol first started voters were limited to no more then 10 votes per method. They need to go back to that "rule". Then it will be a more fair contest.

    May 27, 2010 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
    • It Aint the Texting!

      The texting has got nothing to do with it! Exactly how did you conclude it's the teens texting poweress??? Just you ASSuming something. Sorry to tell ya, but most teens have way more important things to do than text to these people! And since we do not know any stats on the ages of the voters, you obviously have no basis for your ASSumptions!

      May 27, 2010 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Danette

      To "It Ain't the Texting". Apparently you are doing more ASSuming than I am. And apparently YOU didn't see all the teeny-boppers in the audience. I'd be willing to bet if a breakdown of how the votes came in and the age groups, it would show an overwhelming majority were done via text from ages 18 and under.

      May 27, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Sorry, Still just ASSumptions

      Your still just making ASSumptions! There is no way to know who voted, how old they were or how many times they voted, or how they voted! It's really irrelavant! Crystal, although IMO was a better singer, did not get the votes! She lost – move on and stop trying to lay blame just because your apparant favorite did not win!

      May 28, 2010 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  149. Tiff

    it was an interesting season, Congrats Lee, but i did want Crystal to win

    May 27, 2010 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
  150. CW

    Lee will end up like what's is name from last year. Crystal was much better .

    May 27, 2010 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
  151. Cassandra

    I, for one, am thrilled that Lee one. Did Crystal outshine him last night? Honestly, yes. And that's coming from someone whose been devoted to Lee since the first day. Crystal is mediocre at best. Her voice is wild and screechy and you most definitely need an acquired taste for her. I was never impressed with her singing. She'll do fine for a while, but I don't see her being too successful. I think she's a great girl, but I definitely won't be buying her album. Lee, on the other hand, really does have a commercial voice, and he just gets nervous on stage. If you listen to the studio versions, you can really pick up on the fact that he has an incredible voice – he's just shy.

    I'm thrilled with the winner, personally.

    May 27, 2010 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
  152. dogs rule

    DedTV: She doesn't have an ounce of grace in her. What did you EXPECT her to do, have a meltdown on national TV?? In private, I am sure she is using every epithet that exists on HER side of the railroad tracks! PUHleeeze
    And you, too, Loris! I called it; I have been saying all season the American Idol tag would never be conferred upon someone that rough around the edges, who'd been 'round the block a few too many times. Ugh.

    May 27, 2010 at 6:55 am | Report abuse |
  153. dogs rule

    For Eric: Uh, because she was not the BEST! ha ha ha ha LOL LMAO. Smug toothless cretin thought all season she had it wrapped!!! ha ha ha ha haha Screeching never wins!!!!! Don't you DARE compare this classless slime with Adam Lambert!

    May 27, 2010 at 6:49 am | Report abuse |
  154. dogs rule

    for "STUNNED" You MUST be; you don't even know what day it is, do you!!!!

    May 27, 2010 at 6:46 am | Report abuse |
  155. Eric

    Well – two years in a row – I just got cured from the allure of Idol – next year I would rather watch reruns of Bonanza – HOW COULD THE ABSOLUTE BEST LOSE 2 YEARS IN A ROW??????

    May 27, 2010 at 6:44 am | Report abuse |
  156. lauratj

    I think Crystal will have a great future - she has many fans. America voted. Lee is good but seemed really unsure how to act–will he be able to handle all the pressure ? The show was fantastic last night– May everyone continue to sing with joy. Simon will be missed. Peace

    May 27, 2010 at 6:30 am | Report abuse |
  157. Loris

    I am not a young girl and have been a fan of Lee all year. Crystal is so talented that I really didn't care who won last night. Both musicians have grown immensely this season and both deserved to win. I agree with Ded that she was very graceful when Lee won. I think she said at one time that Lee was her music crush. They've loved to harmonize together since they met. I love music of all types and am happy American Idol gives exposure to talented young musicians. I've bought Lee's 2 albums and hope Idol does not overproduce him. I will be buying his music. Crystal will be just fine and I'll be waiting for her album. Glad "Up to the Mountain" is already on iTunes. It brought tears to my eyes on the finale. What a powerful rendition of Patty Griffin's excellent song. See you all next year.

    May 27, 2010 at 6:29 am | Report abuse |
  158. Cozmot

    Looking at these comments I get the sense that, once again, a clear favorite somehow "lost." I quit watching American Idol after über talented Adam Lambert "lost" to...what's-his-name? That convinced me that American Idol was rigged, although the evidence was there before that. I need say no more than "Taylor Hicks." Best of all, in eschewing American Idol this season, besides not feeling cheated and like a fool at the end, I was able to avoid Ryan Seacrest for a whole season! (Someone please explain THAT "talent: to me!)

    May 27, 2010 at 5:46 am | Report abuse |
  159. DedTV

    It's sad that after 9 years of this people still sit around and rant and whine when their favorite doesn't win the show. Crystal handled not winning with grace and composure and was genuinely happy for Lee. It's a shame her fans don't seem capable of the same grace and strength of character she has.
    Those of you lashing out at Lee and his fans are only doing a disservice to Crystal by making it look like her fans are classless whiners with self esteem issues that can't handle the fact that people who voted on a reality show didn't agree with them. If you want to support Crystal, show the same amount of class she did. Congratulate Lee and his fans on their American Idol victory, and then look ahead to buying Crystals albums and concert tickets.

    May 27, 2010 at 5:22 am | Report abuse |
  160. Ed

    The "talent" pool was pretty shallow this year but I really liked both, Lee and Crystal and think they both belonged in the final. I usually don't care too much for the American Idol winners or losers as artists once they are on their own, and I have never bought a CD of any of them... I do however love the show, (that will probably change next year, but we'll see.) I also will probably have CD's of both Crystal and Lee as they both have the "raspy", "bluesey" type voices that I enjoy. I wish both of them well. If you go to youtube and type in Crystal or Lee's names and "singles", there are some good examples of the type of artist's they may both become.

    May 27, 2010 at 5:17 am | Report abuse |
  161. atti

    The number of idiots on this board who think Crystal should have won is astounding. American voted smartly for first time in a long time. Lee deserved to win. The whiners sound like s e xists. Enough. Please stop.

    May 27, 2010 at 5:15 am | Report abuse |
  162. Hi Honey

    Crystal is an immitation of Janis Joplin. To say there is no one out there like her is true– Janis is Dead and so is the hippy dippy music of her drug dazed "Meow is the time" day. I find Crystal sooo annoying!! She can sing. Lots of people can sing, but what she is always saying is so over, so 60's, so in the past. I never saw one original thought in her brain! I voted every 9 seconds for 4 hours last night just to make sure Crystal wouldn't win. Oh, and I'm not a tween I'm 60 years old and I can kick! I have a discerning ear for music and Lee was much more consistent over all the weeks. He's Great!

    May 27, 2010 at 5:06 am | Report abuse |
    • wellla

      oh i see you are 60's maybe there is something wrong of your hearing thats why you are favor to lee..when lee sang together with chicago so shameful he sang so bad ....his voice gone at the end...

      May 27, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  163. isa

    Love Lee! Love Crystal! They both deserve to win and whoever would have won, I am equally happy. Stop fighting, they aren't, so why are you guys fighting. I hope they'll be friends for life, they just have such chemistry. Looks like Crystal looks out for Lee, so I am sure she couldn't be happier for him. I just hope I'll see them on stage together again. I am was bummed they didn't so a full duet in the show tonight . . . much like Jordin and Blake did. Simon stole most of the show. Unfair to Lee and Crystal. They shoulld have dedicated a full, uninterrupted 30 minutes for Simon first, then dedicated the rest of the 1/2 hour to Lee and Crystal.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 27, 2010 at 4:44 am | Report abuse |
  164. Connie

    Crystal will be very successful with the adults; Lee will attract the "tweens" How many times can a person say "Amazing" in one night. He is so immature and his voice shows it.

    May 27, 2010 at 3:42 am | Report abuse |
  165. NoDrama Chiller

    When they got it down to 12, I thought it would be Crystal vs Big Mike in the finals, but there's no doubt that she was the most talented artist on the show this year, and blew away Lee on monday. She IS the American Idol.

    May 27, 2010 at 3:42 am | Report abuse |
  166. UInsight4U - Responding to You guys are wow

    I agree, Lee is probably a better singer that Kris. However how can you criticise Crystal's looks?? She has a unique and beautiful voice as well as a beautiful face. She will gradually change her hippy image as she associates herself with her new environment. Crystal came from a poor family and her life with be one of going from rags to riches. She is a beautiful and talented young woman inside and out. She will blossom soon just like the others have. There is
    nobody like Crystal on the streets...just like Ellen said. She has her own style and can't be compared to any other
    artist. She also has the looks....but not the image. There is a difference. You can easily change the image and
    that will change once she gains more experience, independence and confidence. I hate her hair!! She doesn't
    know how to dress her body type yet. She needs to be current but that will happen.

    May 27, 2010 at 3:08 am | Report abuse |
  167. Insight4U

    In response to the person who said that Adam isn't a big star and that Chris is a high money earner. ADAM
    isn't a huge start right now because he ruined his career by his performance on AMA! The only time I've seen
    or heard from Chris was on New Years. I can't even remember if he was performing as a gues on AI this year.
    The recent Idols have all been forgettable. Everything is based on AI Execs. Whomever makes there
    decisions should be fired. All of them should be fired. Close down AI and have a completely new show with
    new execs running it.

    May 27, 2010 at 2:54 am | Report abuse |
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    May 27, 2010 at 2:48 am | Report abuse |
  169. You guys are wow

    well wow. i think LEE deserved to win
    thats okay if you dont agree. everyone has there own opinion. but as a matter of fact Lee is must more talented then Kris Allen and he will not end up on ford commercial.
    yes whatever her name is, was good. but really there are so many people like her on the streets of New York. she would end up just like them.
    she had a great voice. but these days even a great voice dosent matter. LOOKS do. kuz you can fix voices but not looks

    May 27, 2010 at 2:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Could it be more obvious...

      ...that little tweeny girls like you are the reason for tonight's debacle. I fear the future. Amanda was right with the Idiocracy comment.."it's got electrolytes!"

      May 27, 2010 at 6:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Sarah

      Actually looks are easily changed with plastic surgery. I would think it is harder to change ones voice.

      May 27, 2010 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
    • wella

      sarah you are correct beauty can change but the voice its hard to change hahhaha.

      May 27, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  170. Insight4U

    Yes, I called it. Because the tactics by AI were the same as they have been the past few years that I've been watching.
    The writing was on the wall. They did the same thing to Crystal that they did to Adam. There is plenty of discrimination going on at AI. The winner isn't based on votes, at least not any that are reliable. AI pick's the winner and their behavior is the same year after year. Another disappointment. I could hardly bring myself to watch this year after what they did to Adam, Paula and others. Now with Crystal's loss, it will be really hard to watch. I have little respect for how Idol is run. It's sure not based on talent. Not even on the popular vote. You can tell a few weeks prior to the finale that they are about to throw the favored one under the bus. I could give you plenty of examples but I've already noted them in previous blogs & I'm tired. So this is it.

    May 27, 2010 at 2:37 am | Report abuse |
  171. SwissPaul

    Well Lee just proved you don't have to be the best singer to be the "American Idol". Commercially Lee will most likely will be a flop.

    May 27, 2010 at 2:23 am | Report abuse |
  172. Razz

    I'm glad Lee won because with all the grooming and training he's going to get – I think he will go far. He needs a little more than Crystal (who is ready to take off already) but I really like them both. And by the way – this is American Idol – so people should be voting for who they enjoy the most.

    May 27, 2010 at 2:04 am | Report abuse |
  173. Mama Liz

    Quelle surpris! For the no-nothings in the crowd (and those who voted for Lee) that means "what a surprise!" Too many votes comes from screamey, giggley 13 somethings who wouldn't know a voice and talent if it slapped them in the face. Lee will pass into the sunset like so many of his "winner predecessors" whereas Crystal will have a stellar career. She has talent and presence and self-composure to burn. Lee showed tonight how ill-prepared he is for a music career on so many fronts (including lack of composure) compared to Crystal's response. Simon knew the writing was on the wall and that is why he is leaving. Did you not watch his demeanor tonight at the announcement? His body and facial language was sreaming "let me out of here, the idiots did it again!"

    May 27, 2010 at 1:56 am | Report abuse |
    • It aint the Teens

      Sorry to tell you Mama Liz, but it aint the Teens! Unless you have some inside source or Psycic ability, you have no idea of who voted and how old they were! Plain and simple – Crystal was not the favorite of the people that voted! I think she was great, and even better than Lee that night! But, in the end she lost.

      May 27, 2010 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  174. Teresa

    Give Lee the credit he deserves.

    May 27, 2010 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
  175. teresa

    WOO HOO I was for Lee from day one. He was awesome. Crsytal will also go far. They are both winners really. Lee deserved this. I think he will soar! Lee is the man

    May 27, 2010 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
    • wellla

      noooooooooooooooooooooo boooooooooooo he is shouting like a monkey in the middle of the jungle haahah oink oink oink oink hahhahaha

      May 27, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  176. Polite_Canuck

    In my humble oppinion Chrystal's voice is in the top 10 if not 5 nationwide as far as feemale vocalists are concerned. Way better then Janet Jackson for sure. Chrystal will do great!!! Lee was not as good as Chrystal but a good singer in his own right. He sure looked more stunned then happy when he heard his name, I think he knew as well that wrong name got called.

    May 27, 2010 at 1:47 am | Report abuse |
  177. Tired

    FOX may as well broadcast American Idol without sound next year.

    May 27, 2010 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
  178. Dana

    Stunning. Crystal was clearly the more talented and entertaining music artist. She will dwarf Lee in the albums to come. America once again proved it cannot vote for actual talent anymore.

    May 27, 2010 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |
  179. Tim

    Both have talent and I am glad to see they were the top two. I am still amazed how Tim Burton managed to get into the top 10.......he has absolutely no talent, no appeal and no business being in the top 10

    May 27, 2010 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |
  180. Delicio

    I have watched AI all season with little enthusiasm compared to the past. I have to hand this one to Simon~
    Lee outshined Crystal in regards to developing the 'star' personality and promotional singing. She is great but grew little within the season.
    My hat is off to everyone for tonights production of Simon's finale and final results.

    May 27, 2010 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
  181. Tod

    Must have been the

    May 27, 2010 at 1:19 am | Report abuse |
  182. VB

    Am not from US , but religiously watched and followed thru' bcos of Mamasox ... Power if texting being abused here ...
    How can Lee / allen of the worlds win when there is not much talent ... Crystal and Adam are the real stars !!!!
    anyways Idol will lose its charm without Simon and now one viewer less !!!!!!!!!

    May 27, 2010 at 1:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Get over it

      It aint the texting! Noone knows how many votes were cast by text or any other source for that matter! Simple fact is, Crystal lost, get over it! Crystal is an awesome singer, but simply did not get the votes to win as American Idol!

      May 27, 2010 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  183. Bemused

    This show is so over.

    May 27, 2010 at 1:14 am | Report abuse |
  184. amanda

    I have to say this was a let down. He can't sing, he sucks so bad....which ever..this is what happens when you let 14 year olds votes thousands of times...I am never watching again.. point blank...

    May 27, 2010 at 1:05 am | Report abuse |
    • The well informed

      another all knowing insider! That has no idea of who voted or how old they are! Just trying to find a place for blame!! Get real! Crystal lost – great singer she is, but she did not get the votes, plain and simple!

      May 27, 2010 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  185. Jennifer

    Can't believe that Lee won! OMG, i still think Crystal has the voice of an angel. Glad I caught this using my connection or I would have missed it, being at work...... Anyway congrats Lee 🙂

    May 27, 2010 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
  186. Jennifer

    Can't believe that Lee won! OMG, i still think Crystal has the voice of an angel. Glad I caught this using my seetvpc [dot] com connection or I would have missed it, being at work...... Anyway congrats Lee 🙂

    May 27, 2010 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |
  187. bluesguy

    As a musician I can appreciate all of the talent that is presented on this program however, I cannot accept that for more than once the person who truly has the talent and the gift of true talent, heart and soul, is once again overlooked by a public who hears with their eyes and not with their ears, who judges by what they want to look at other than what they hear, truly close their eyes and hear! I hate that this is a beauty contest and not a contest of what it was meant to be, a singing contest! Close your eyes america and listen,truly listen with your ears and then your heart and soul, if you would have you would have voted for the true american idol, the one with the voice and the soul that so few have, CRYSTAL BOWERSOX!!! You suck america!!

    May 27, 2010 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |
    • wellla

      yeah you are correct crystal awesome....has better are 100percent...

      May 27, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  188. mushymushroom

    Why so much hating in here...spread the love instead...!♥♥♥

    May 27, 2010 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
    • DedTV

      ♥♥♥ Lee 7 Crystal. Listening to their Duet of Falling Slowly right now.

      May 27, 2010 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  189. Houston

    Everyone on here seems to state their opinion (how they hear Crystal) as if that's how everyone should hear Crystal ... and if someone disagrees, then they must be tone deaf or something. I think that's absurd. I can see how people would be Crystal fans, but to my ear – for the most part, and I've watched every performance this season – her voice sounds strained and grating mostly, and her style is like coffee house style – not that there's anything wrong with that, but certainly not a current major recording artist style – and she's far from original or unique. Lee – he's not exactly unique either, but I think more unique in voice than Crystal. His singing is certainly not one of the best I've ever heard but maybe he has some potential as a recording artist – we'll see. Anyways, I think the right person won given the choices (although I think all the contestants this year were mediocre at best).

    May 27, 2010 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Amanda

      again, pleae watch Idiocracy. You need to know what your grandchildren will be like.

      May 27, 2010 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
    • sfb


      May 27, 2010 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      Boring, mediocre pretty boy who butchered his "big single". Crystal was by far the better talent.

      May 27, 2010 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      Boring, mediocre, medium talent who butchered his "big single". Crystal was by far the better talent.

      May 27, 2010 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
  190. Joan OBrien

    Congrats Lee, You deserve it! You have done great from start to finish! I will be waiting to buy your CD!
    Lee is Dewise choice for the win!!!!!

    May 27, 2010 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Amanda

      have you seen that movie Idiocracy with Luke Wilson? They were referring to people like you,

      May 27, 2010 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Katryce

      @Amanda – wow, self-righteous and pompous much? You don't agree with someone's opinion and therefore see fit to insult them?

      May 27, 2010 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Amanda

      its true. all of the people that were going for Lee are either friends, family or people that have no taste. and it works this way EVERY year on the show. And all i am saying is that the movie was completely describing the way people act about anything anymore. They are blind followers of their own friends, which is going to lead to even more idiots. Most of the music out is crap now anymore. There isn't one new band in any genre that actually had to fight for what they were given. They had the image and the studio had the voice modulators. And you can't say that they are artist because they NONE OF THEM ARE ANYMORE!! They write about bubblegum and twizzers and everyone goes along with it because they are ignoring the truth in their own lives too. its BS!!

      May 27, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  191. sfb

    Wow. How did he win? America, can't you hear him sing? He is out of tune at some point in every song he sings. Crystal was amzazing every time. There are too many people that don't like her dreads and I think that did her in. We'll see who has the more productive career. Chris Allen is way better than Lee and he isn't doing well. I really like Lee, but he needs a voice coach. Crystal is a lot better and should have won.

    May 27, 2010 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  192. Shanise

    Crystal should've won based on last night’s performance. She was amazing and all of her performances yesterday were memorable. Lee has been my favorite since the beginning, but last night just wasn't his night. And I actually didn't want Lee to win because of all the restrictions and control the label will have on what type of CD he'll release. But I feel that way with most major labels anyway. Crystal can now find a label she likes and that will give her the creative freedom she wants. I just hope Lee will find a sound that’s right for him and doesn’t fade away like some past winners. The same goes to Crystal as well.

    May 27, 2010 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
  193. daleok

    Sorry, but the dude simply cannot sing. His vocal range does not even get close to Bowersox. She will be much more successful in her career. Better stage presence and just a plain better voice than Lee.

    May 27, 2010 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  194. gazirps

    Three words...Oh my God!!! Crystal will go far. She has more talent and knows how to work the crowd and the stage. She was the winner from the start. With Simon leaving, and the way this season went, I'm sure the ratings will drop. I will not watch after this season. Lee won, good luck to him. Crystal, you rock and you will have a big career ahead of you.

    May 27, 2010 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
  195. Josh M

    Anyone that doesn't know the demographics of the show would be surprised by the outcome. You have mostly young female voters who can text and talk more than anyone else with a cell phone placing as many votes as they can for their next male crush. The only way a girl will win is if the guy was ugly. This society has become that superficial and materialistic. I wish them both the best, but the outcome was obvious.

    May 27, 2010 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
  196. Amanda

    None of the American Idol winners have deserved it since Carrie. No one but little Justin Beiber fans are even going to buy that college campus karaoke crap singers album (well, them or the people that have kept Nickelback and Creed around.. My rage at these people exceeds the furthest reaches of the galaxy.) But truly I think the show is O-V-E-R . No more Paula, no more Simon. And yes, Ellen is awesome but it's just not the same. I WILL NOT watch Idol anymore after this season. But I may just buy 10 copies of Crystal's albums; one for myself and the rest for the members of the fore-mentioned bands. The world knows they could use some talent in their speakers. 😛

    May 27, 2010 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  197. michele


    May 27, 2010 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  198. Steve

    Bunch of cry babies on here ... it's just a show and none of you control the concept ... if it doesn't meet your expectations, perhaps you have the wrong expectations! Get over it already. None of my favorite music artists "made it" by way of American Idol anyway, but I still watch because I enjoy AI for what it is – it's an interactive reality show losely based on music/singing – that's all.

    May 27, 2010 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Well said, dude! Well Said!

      At last someone who speaks with some intelligence!

      May 27, 2010 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
    • tese

      boooooo american idol...USA boooooooo people who vote wrongly.... no more american idol no moooooooooooooore.

      May 27, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  199. Katryce

    I couldn't be happier! Congratulations, Lee!!!!

    May 27, 2010 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  200. ellus jayus

    Billy Joel wannabes come in droves every evening to open mike america. It's a common voice but Billy was the pacesetter lyricist and storytelling crooner. But there is still only one Billy and Lee will soon disappear under the radar along with the hundreds of others. Crystal...this voice comes along once in "every many years"; I can only compare her whole "package" to Bonnie Raitt but this girl has such a talent breadth that you may think Sheryl Crow or Sara McLachlan or the other Bonnie, Tyler. Or picture her recreating Crystal Gayle country magic. Look for big things from this lady...companies will compete for her contract. Lee, nice guy, will be one and done.

    BTW- i believe this is one of the reasons Simon is leaving the show. As crude as he can be at times, he is an honest judge of talent and on at least two occasions that I can recall, he has been clearly frustated at the voters' choices.

    May 27, 2010 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  201. mstwist

    ...what a mistake, i will never watch idol again.

    May 27, 2010 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  202. mstwist

    that a mistake. i will never watch idol again

    May 27, 2010 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  203. Nate

    To all the people who are complaining about the result...did you actually vote?

    May 27, 2010 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
    • shiloh

      Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I voted 4 crystal. the true winner of idol

      May 27, 2010 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
    • wellla

      yes of course we did i love crystal voice im looking forward to her album soon..lee no value...

      May 27, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  204. shiloh

    how the heck could lee win??? I swear, this show isnt about talent, its about sympathy and "looks." for the past three years the better artist got second. on the bright side, the winner always fades away after one or two songs. On the other hand the runner-up always is better and more popular. for example david artuletta, adam lambert, and now crystal bowersox.

    May 27, 2010 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
  205. ghrtt3

    Yuck, he can't sing, has the personality of a door mat and is unattractive. The final nail in AI's coffin. At least no one can complain about Taylor Hicks anymore.

    May 27, 2010 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
  206. Mark

    What total f#$king bullsh it Bowersox was so totally more professional and way beyond anyone else's talent. Won't watch this crap show again

    May 27, 2010 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  207. jonathan cornell

    Crystal has the talent and the ability to draw you into her music, and it didn't bother me that Lee won. Mamasox will go a long way and now that her face and talent was seen national television, she will be household name and an inspiration to young up and coming artists who want to get into the music industry. Lee good luck!!!!! Mamasox, can not wait for your first album.

    May 26, 2010 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  208. Lee's Agent

    Everyone who wanted Crystal to win are nothing but common trailer trash just like she is! She should go back to busking. That's all she's good for!

    May 26, 2010 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • f*** you lee's agent

      that is not true. u really should go hump a tree and relize crystal has the talent and profession to go a long way in the music industry. so follow my advice, and GO HUMP A TREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      May 27, 2010 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
    • daleok

      Busking? What the hell is that?

      May 27, 2010 at 12:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      You are truly a friggin moron. Go back to your POS trailer in FKville USA.

      May 27, 2010 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
    • DedTV

      FKville USA doesn't want him back.

      May 27, 2010 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  209. Shannon

    I can't believe the show's audience made the same freaking mistake two years in a row, voting for the shy "All American" boy over the true artist. I have no ill will towards Lee, and wish him all the best. But Crystal is by far the better singer, in both artistry and originality. Seriously, who are these people voting in mass for the likes of Kris Allen and Lee Dewyze? Has the audience become a bunch of 30 and 40 somethings falling for the shy, boyish charm? After being a loyal viewer for 9 years, I'm done with this show... I hope X-Factor is set up to get it right!

    May 26, 2010 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  210. Jen

    WOW!!! I have never in my life seen such poor loser and haters. Congratulations Lee!!!! I knew you'd win from the beginning. Bets of luck to ya, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE your voice. With your style, professionialism, and humility you will go far. Good job, Crystal. You were my second favorite. Best of luck to you too. There sure are a lot of keyboard critics on here, bet none of them ever sang in public or could carry a tune. I enjoyed this season Lee and Crystal!!! Thanks so much. Love ya.

    May 26, 2010 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  211. fanofcasey

    Casey should have won. He was more marketable, something different and way better than Lee. I think Casey's voters jumped on Lee's bandwagon and so he beat Crystal. Lee was my second choice but I still think Casey should have won!

    May 26, 2010 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Casey???? really?

      I'd rather have lee win than casey. Casey has no voice or personality. he could never have gone far in the music industry.

      May 27, 2010 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Betty

      Totally agree, Casey should have won. He has a great bluesy voice and is absolutely the best guitar player ever on idol. Much more diverse in his talents than Lee or Crystal. I think Lee and Crystal are both talented and will have great careers,but I definately don't think we've heard the last of Casey.

      May 27, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  212. Jeanie

    What a waste of time watching Idol! Crystal should have won! She is by far more talented, consistent and sincere... Too bad that looks is what counts on Idol! I will by her album!

    May 26, 2010 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  213. Fed Up

    I can no longer watch this show. Tonight is a reflection of our society's superficial mindset regarding what is valued in an Idol contestant, and in American celebrities in general. No wonder most of North American kids don't try as hard as they can/should. In the end, if people don't care about quality, and all they do care for is popularity, born from a"cute factor", if your not one of the cute popular ones, YOU'RE SH&T OUTTA LUCK. This is a bitter pill to swallow. I'm starting to realise just how much I will need to monitor and limit the type/amount of television my child should be allowed to watch.

    May 26, 2010 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  214. Chuck

    So....we have Lee, who's a half a**ed David Cook...who was a half a**ed Chris Doughtry....I hope Sanjaya returns next year and takes it all!!! Bwah haa haa!!!!!!!!!

    May 26, 2010 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  215. Martin Bouma

    What just happened? What a joke. It was so obvious that the true talent by far was Crystal.

    May 26, 2010 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  216. sunnybchlover

    are u serious.. Mama socks had way more heart and soul in her music and a sweet personality to match..Lee never hardly changed his facial expressions when he sand......wrong choice from where im sitting.... he has no soul!

    May 26, 2010 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  217. Steve

    America gets it wong again – surprise surpriase – the last 3-4 winners all suck. Carry Underewood is by far the best winner ever. Chris D should have won and last year should have been Adam.

    May 26, 2010 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  218. Beth

    WHAT A JOKE...people voited for a guy (Lee) with absolutely no personality, sings out of the side of his mouth and really can't sing an entire song in tune!! All of the performers this season were so average but Crystal was the best of the group. Lee will only be remembered this evening and then he'll be lost in the crowd just like Taylor Hicks and Chris "Who"! I hope that this is the last year of Idol because it has become a really crappy show. I usually would watch hoping that someone would surprise me with a good song but I'd end up muting the sound half way thru the song!

    May 26, 2010 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Huh?

      "Sings out of the side of his mouth?" – you mean like the unsuccessful Sylvester Stallone?

      May 26, 2010 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jenn

      Hate much, Beth, or just a poor loser? Congrats to Lee and Crystal both!

      May 26, 2010 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
  219. Brenda

    Lee completely ruined "It's a Beautiful Day"! I would not buy any of Lee's music – he is just not that good! AI continues to go down hill with so many Americans I find it hard to believe that is the best we can do for talent!

    May 26, 2010 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  220. Rosalie

    Yes, Bravehart. Let's continue to reward mediocrity in the name of compassion. Whatever happened to rewarding true talent, poise and professionalism in music? This was a travesty and just plain wrong.

    May 26, 2010 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • angel eyes

      I totally agree with you...anyone with a hard luck story is wrong.

      May 26, 2010 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  221. DeiselDaddy

    proven yet again that the American people don't know how to vote. I've realized more and more over the last 20 years.. I need to move somewhere else.. maybe an uninhabited dessert isle. The checmicals in our food has made us imbeciles.. and apparently tone deaf as well. If you don't think Crystal was by far the better musician .. I'm not sure there's much hope for you. Was it Simon's plea that the show was made for someone like Lee ? So... then I guess single moms should rely on welfare...

    May 26, 2010 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  222. Ashley

    To be honest, I thought Crystal was going to win.

    But congrats to Lee for winning American Idol!

    May 26, 2010 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  223. mushymushroom

    After 9 seasons you still kind of don't get how things go on IDOL.

    The TALENT search ends on Hollywood week, and then after that it's a POPULARITY contest that's why it's called IDOL, meaning it's the preference of the public that matters that's why it doesn't matter if one is more talented than the other, what matters is who got the MOST VOTES.

    If you want the best singer to win, maybe you should search for a singing contest that doesn't give the public a chance to vote and strictly the judges will decide on who wins or not.

    May 26, 2010 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  224. Russ

    Many of the real world Idols do not have great voices. What they do have is originality. Sometimes that is a husky voice like Lee's. Other times it is the songs that they wrote. If Lee can build on this, he will last. If he doesn't have anything else, he will be gone. I think Crystal was too much of a clone of Janis Joplin and some others. She had them down pat, but who wants a copy of anyone? If I want Janis, I will buy the original. Lee has more potential because of his unique voice. That said, I wasn't impressed by any of this year's contestants. Also, it doesn't matter who won. What counts is how many times you are on the show and how much media exposure you get. Adam got that last year and he was controversial. That kept him in the media. He also has an amazing voice.

    May 26, 2010 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  225. Mr. Wonderful

    yea Lee

    May 26, 2010 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  226. Lynette

    Thrilling news.... He deserves this opportunity and it's been fun to watch him grow, learn and listen to the judges.
    While Crystal certainly has a phenomenal voice, appears more confident, she has simply stayed the same throughout the season. Lee, on the other hand, has made progress each week. He has listened to the healthy advice of the judges. He will gain confidence with this win and will continue to improve, The Summer Tour will be awesome and I look forward to seeing and hearing all ten of the finalists. Lee's style of music will appeal to the world of rock and roll. Crystal's style of music will ensure her a lifetime of club/lounge performances as in Las Vegas or
    Atlanta, etc. The hair thing is a bit much, braces, icky piercing below the lip, etc.... Perhaps she just needs someone to pick out her wardrobe to flatter her figure for she is beautiful, just does not know how to bring out the best of her features and it distracts from her performance. I am sure she will never be without a gig somewhere. Lee has potential, alot of it in fact and will surprise all of us.... He has that David Cook type personality which is flat adorable. Bring it on Lee and congratulations... His parents must be proud and they did a great job of nurturing him..
    He is a gentleman and a kind heart which will appeal to his audiences. The judges stroked him for a reason for he has a ton of potential. Amen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 26, 2010 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Russ

      I agree 100%. Only so much you can do with Crystal. Lee has more potential. Crystal boxed herself in with her song choices. Some say that is being true to yourself, I say it got boring and wasn't current. Crystal is a throwback to the 60's and that era is long gone.

      May 26, 2010 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Peggy

      Lee has a good voice but sang all of his songs with the same style. Crystal on the other hand, has a wonderful voice, personality and made every song different and interesting.

      May 27, 2010 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
  227. jo-jo

    YES, this is just the worst, Lee is totally mediocre and I agree the judges did EVERYTHING to boost him over Crystal the last several weeks. I have watched from day 1 but this may be it for me. Adam was truly the best last year and now Crystal didn't win. SUCKS. Just downright seething within,

    May 26, 2010 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  228. promote

    WTG......LEE!!! the top 10 get record deals so don't be crying.....they all win....& if Howard Stern shows up in the hot seat next year, you can just say a girl will win! It will be judged on looks not voice.....and goodbye Ellen.....

    May 26, 2010 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  229. mushymushroom

    For pete's sake give Lee a break. Yeah he won on Idol but the real test here is how he will perform ont he charts and with all honesty, Lee is way commercial than Crystal. My bet is that he will be successful.

    Crystal is talented and stuff but if she'll not make marketable materials she will be one of the numerous talented underground artists out there.

    Anyhow, just support Crystal once she drops her first album and look forward for a grammy because that will be her true measure of (commercial) success.

    May 26, 2010 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  230. Bill

    Another American Idol Travesty. A middle of the road, mediocre, white bread pretty boy wins American Idol again. Like Annie on Celebrity Apprentice and Russel on Survivor, Crystal gets the big shaftola and without even a kiss.
    I am so friggin done with Reality TV.

    May 26, 2010 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  231. oat

    this will be the last american idol. I am very disapointed, Crystal, by far, was the winner from the beginning. GOOD LUCK, Crystal. I will be looking forward to buying all your albums. The show has been turned inti a popularity contest, not about the best VOCALS.

    May 26, 2010 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  232. Marie Smith

    Yea! Lee won. I am so happy., He is great with a great voice and I am 65 years old. I think Crystal did very well too. They were my top 2 but Lee was soooooo very good

    May 26, 2010 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  233. Happy

    Congrats to Lee! Yay! The show is called American Idol. Lee is that. Crystal had a good voice and style but – she is an unwed mother, pierced lip, whole back tatoo'd, did not work but sang in subways for money, etc. Could this spell welfare recipient? This is not what should be "idolized" in my opinion and obviously not in the opinion of many others. The same was true with Adam Lambert. Best voice but not to be idolized.

    May 26, 2010 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      Are you friggin kidding me? You right wing, closed minded moron. My daughters have tats and are probably harder working then your burger flipping ass. Get real pal.

      May 26, 2010 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Peggy

      It is a singing competion. Not a judgement of life styles.

      May 27, 2010 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Just A Thought

      Sorry to tell you both, but singing is what they do; but it is the whole package that America judges them on. Like it or not, Adam came out and he lost, Mamasox, didn't uphold values held dear to many Americans and may have been why she lost. Who knows! In the end America voted for who they felt best fit the role of American Idol! – A role that consists of much more than just singing!

      May 27, 2010 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  234. Rigs

    Lee was the best this year hands down. Congrats to Lee, America's Idol

    May 26, 2010 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  235. janet oates

    And thanks for blowing it for a lot of us on your promo for tomorrow's show. We were just watching a few minutes of CNN while waiting for American Idol to start Alaska time and you announced winner Lee would be on Larry King. Unfair!!! You have spoiled our evening.

    May 26, 2010 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lisa

      Same thing happened to us in CA. This happened last year as well. CNN Larry King – check your promo's before airing. You basically spoiled it for millions... oh ok.. .maybe the handful that were watching CNN before going over to Idol...

      janet wrote: And thanks for blowing it for a lot of us on your promo for tomorrow's show. We were just watching a few minutes of CNN while waiting for American Idol to start Alaska time and you announced winner Lee would be on Larry King. Unfair!!! You have spoiled our evening.

      May 27, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  236. Paige

    America is tone deaf if they voted for Lee. This show is Dead with a capital D.

    May 26, 2010 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |

    TOLD YOU LEE WAS GOING WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!



    May 26, 2010 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  238. carol

    Definatly the wrong winner--Mammasox has true talent and was always calm and natural--but anyway she will probably go further the Lee. Goooooooooooo are the best

    May 26, 2010 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  239. Karen

    We all have different tastes or we'd just need one radio station! They'll both get contracts and songs that show their style. Yes I voted for Lee, I'm far from a teenager ... in fact my adult children ... who are also not teenagers voted for Lee. It's business ... who watches the show ... and who cares enough to vote, etc. There are no losers here. Neither of these two (or the others for that matter) had a venue to get them the visibility to launch their careers without Idol. Only time will tell how far they take it. Chris Daughtry and Jennifer Hudson are examples that you don't have to win to have amazing careers. Some of the winners have actually had amazing success. So in my book – Idol has done exactly what it set out to do.

    May 26, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  240. millie

    The person who needed to win did- just like last year. Crystal will have a great career without Idol and maybe an easier time, too. I think she absolutely knows that. I will say she was a class act and always genuinely nice to Lee. She will be rewarded. Congratulations to Lee! Make the most of it.

    May 26, 2010 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  241. Toi

    Congratulation Lee! I'm happy for a good guy and I like Crystal too but American voted, so Lee is a winner! Crstal will be just fine just like Adam Lambert!

    May 26, 2010 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  242. Yuna

    Gee, no surprise here considering Simon went on Ellen's show 2 days ago and announced that Lee was going to win. I am done with Idol; it is obvious the show is rigged. Simon got what he wanted; his last request, before leaving the show. Crystal should have won, hands down. She has more talent than Lee.

    May 26, 2010 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Russ

      If that is true, which it could be, I will go with Simon's opinion. He knows how to pick winners. Last year, I came to the conclusion that both Britain's Got Talent and Idol were fixed when the overwhelming favorites didn't win. Doesn't matter. The second place finishers may do better than the winners.

      May 26, 2010 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Peggy

      She is a star by far...

      May 27, 2010 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Just A Thought

      Yup, obviously rigged! AI must have sent out thier agents to evryones house and forced them to vote for Lee!! Gimme a Break!

      May 27, 2010 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
  243. bravehart

    I've said this before on here...they are BOTH talented. Perhaps this year we chose the guy who can benefit the most from the "break" Simon kept mentioning. It's clear Crystal will be fine for she oozes confidence. Lee will continue to improve and, I believe, will make great music. He has clearly stated he wants to do this with his life. I wish others would not generalize all of the Lee supporters as "tone deaf embicils" and the like. Some of us do know a bit about music. I am happy for him and proud of him, as I know Lee's mother is of him!

    May 26, 2010 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Peggy

      Lee's good but am sick of the same old,same old....

      May 27, 2010 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Tina

      Right, both singers are talented but Lee really needed to win more than Crystal. As we've seen, you don't have to win AI to be a successful musician. I was disappointed for Crystal though, because I do believe she is a better singer and performer. She has stage presence and doesn't have to be model thin or have perfect hair and teeth. Her look sets her apart. I've never liked dreadlocks, but a person's hairstyle has nothing to do with their level of talent. Best wishes to both Lee and Crystal!

      May 27, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  244. Tim Wright

    I've read all the remarks and what it comes down to is ratings–someone thinks making Lee or Kris or the grey-haired guy the champ is good for AI ratings. And that's it. Greed. Will I buy 'A Beautiful Day'? No way. Will I buy anything Crystal cuts? You bet. Her third song in the finals was possibly the best performance in the history of AI.

    May 26, 2010 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  245. Joey

    It had everything to do with appearance. People are shallow. If i had to hear one more time that he worked in a paint shop I was going to vomit. He had a job(which someone has to do) , not like he was homeless or something. He has no story and no soul for singing sorry.

    May 26, 2010 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  246. LtinAZ

    Dull, dull, dull.

    May 26, 2010 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  247. the real krubby

    wooooooooooooooooooopppppppppppppeeeeeeeeeeeeee Lee is our AI im so glad now i can go whacked it

    May 26, 2010 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • wellla

      ahahahah now people in usa can hear the monkey singing in the middle of the jungle....he is not handsome.....

      May 27, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
    • wellla

      people vote for lee because for them he is handsome for me he shouting like monkey in the middle of the jungle .....who cares cyrstal life if she is like that ...what is important she got the talent...and beauty for me he is not handsome...correct my grammar whatever.........freedom of speech hahahahha boooooooooooo!!!!monkey monkey oink oink!!!!!

      May 27, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  248. JackoB

    I am 100% satisfied. So what if he's not the best singer in the country? He had a dream, and now he has a chance. That's what this show is really about. And most of the voters seem to agree. Crystal would have made it no matter what, and she'll do fine. Go Lee!

    May 26, 2010 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • angel eyes

      for those of you who are wondering why Crystal didn't win, it because of people like JackoB....and they get to vote...scary

      May 26, 2010 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • JackB

      Wow, hate much? And yes, 'we' get to vote, because this isn't Dictator Idol. If you don't believe that people voting influences the show, then maybe you should watch something else. Voters have spoken, get over it.

      May 27, 2010 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  249. AdamLamby

    Adam Lambert is not a STAR? hahaha...he was the performer in MMA. Where is Kris? He is in every paper and every single gossip website you can find. Not a Star, maybe, however, he is a Celebrity.

    May 26, 2010 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • tsk-tsk

      Well you got that right! Adam is certainly in every single gossip column! Not all good gossip though, huh?

      May 26, 2010 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  250. brian

    Crystal was the better singer, but Lee probably has more appeal to a wider group. He's a good singer in his own right. If it is any comfort to Mamasox fans, 19 million people watched Crystal kick his ass last night, and I am sure Lee would be the first one to admit it. Best of luck to both of them.

    Look at Kris Allen. Nice kid. It hurt to listen to him, though. Poor Adam Lambert. Can someone please get Chicago to the nursing home.

    May 26, 2010 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jerry

      Got that right, crystal was the best and the voter got it wrong again...I think it time for me
      to find another show.......Lee was a good singer and I like Lee, but crystal was the best
      and should have won... two seasons in a role were the wrong person won...
      But good luck to crystal, I thinks she sell more records than Lee.

      May 27, 2010 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  251. Michelle

    Lee DeWyze is absolutely the best choice for the winner of American Idol. It has nothing to do with appearance or sob stories. It all comes down to pure talent and he has it. Haters will be haters but all I know is that Amaerica absolutely made the right choice!

    May 26, 2010 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Renee

      I agree with you Michelle!!! I watched Lee come out of his shell and when he feels what he is singing he is INCREDIBLE!!!!! Go LEE!!!!!!!!!

      May 27, 2010 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
    • chrisd bear.

      Well, to be honest, it's not about talent, it's about appealing to the audience. I won't say that either of them DESERVED to win AI, and I'm not surprised at all that Lee won. It is what it is. Strictly speaking, though, Crystal has more talent in every way, and anybody who denies that is flat-out wrong or delusional. Sorry, but it's true.

      May 27, 2010 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
    • JimS

      I think chrisd has it almost right – the show is about appealing to the largest portion of the audience. That's why it is called American Idol, not Country Idol, Heavy Metal Idol, Boy Band Idol, etc. As a result – especially given the predominately female audience – it's not surprising that a bland, middle of the road nice looking guy who can really sing wins over Crystal (my favorite) who is neither bland nor middle of the road but is a much more dynamic performer and probably will have the better career.

      May 27, 2010 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  252. Emily

    Terrible mistake. Chrystal should have won!

    May 26, 2010 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  253. Kim

    Popularity vote gets it again!! I pretty much decided this would be my last season with Simon leaving, and yes, Lee is cute and nice. Did not deserve to win. Crystal has had it since the day she auditioned.

    May 26, 2010 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  254. Jeff

    I am now officially an American Idol hater. I encourage everyone else to quit watcing and let the show be cancelled.

    May 26, 2010 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robyn

      Awww...sore loser Jeff??? Lee deserved to win and I'm thrilled for him!! Don't like it, better vote for your favorite. Oh, that's right, you won't be watching anymore. See ya!

      May 26, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      We'll meet again Robyn when you dump American Idol for X Factor.

      May 26, 2010 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • let's be real

      Why do you think I never watch this show? Sad that it took you this long to stop watching. I stopped watching... oh wait... I never really did watch the show.

      May 27, 2010 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  255. mainehunter

    The American Idol show is corrupt and a joke. The voting system is a complete farce. Simon sucks. Kara is confused and insecure.When they "steered their chosen few it became a significant loss and the AI strategy backfired.

    May 26, 2010 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  256. Myrta

    Last time I see American Idol.......I can't believe it, really sucks!!!!!MamaSox is the real winner.

    May 26, 2010 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  257. Kit Klhoe

    Has anyone checked out Lee's other music. He has been writing songs and has 2 albums. He has a couple of excellent ballads out there.! Either could have won tonight but I always like to see the underdog pull ahead. Lee is genuine and earthy. My kinda music!

    May 26, 2010 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Peggy

      Cr;ystal has written beautiful songs as well and also has a personality.

      May 26, 2010 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • DedTV

      Lee's original music is awesome. I've been a fan of Lee ever since his originals started popping up on Youtube. I didn't really like him on the show at first because he was just so timid and shy. But by the top 10 I was a full on Lee fan. He came out of that shell just in time.

      And I was not a fan of Crystal on the show for the most part; there were a couple songs I liked but for the most part I just don't like the style of music she did on the show. But some of her original music is actually pretty good. It's not something I'd buy, but she's definitely a talented artist.

      May 27, 2010 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  258. Dana

    Just to break the stereotype. I'd qualify as the cougar, and I have a 15-year-old daughter. We voted for Crystal.

    May 26, 2010 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  259. katiedid

    Could this be the judge's fault. They totally gave Lee props for the last 3 weeks and kind of shot down Crystal, which was just baffling to me each time. I think the judges and AI producers feared that this was not going to be a contest and so the judges had to give one of the best last 5 contestants a boost to keep the audience watching. Then on the last night of judging, they realize that the true winner is about to loose and so they totally give Crystal props and are less than happy with Lee, he's just pitchy in all 3 performances. Well, where were your ears the last 3 weeks. I voted using redial repeatedly last night and when I kept getting right through on my vote for Crystal, I knew my girl was on the ropes. I am so disappointed. Crystal is the real winner in my mind and I cannot wait to hear her on the radio.

    May 26, 2010 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  260. Ashley

    Wrong winner. The best part about the show tonight was Bret Michaels singing "Every Rose Has It's Thorn"... at least a real American Idol was on there tonight.

    May 26, 2010 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  261. CJSJBJ

    You've got to be kidding. Janet Jackson getting to perform 2 songs too many. Then they cut off Lee during his celebration song and no interview with runner up Crystal. Terrible planning by Idol producers.

    May 26, 2010 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • jean

      I agree

      May 27, 2010 at 2:24 am | Report abuse |
    • gso-chris

      Poor planning doesn't EVEN begin to describe this fiasco. They had two hours to do one thing - announce a winner and get him to sing a song. And they STILL ran long! What a bunch of buffoons. The show was rigged, Lee and C. knew beforehand (notice how Lee was beside himself before he even heard the vote?). With five duds in a row as winners, clear talent getting bumped (Daughtry, Sox), and with Simon and Paula gone, this show is on its last leg. Short of a MAJOR shake-up, I give it one, maybe two more seasons.

      May 27, 2010 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  262. Erin

    Another teeny bopper and Cougar Town choice wins American Idol. What a joke! Simon is gone so this farce will end soon.

    May 26, 2010 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • DedTV

      If that was how the winner was chosen Casey would have won, hands down. Every girl I know drools like an idiot when they see that guy :p

      May 27, 2010 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
  263. michelle

    Unbelievable! How can Americans be so stupid and tone deaf? Wow.

    May 26, 2010 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  264. TESS

    They were both awesome-Either way it doesnt matter they will both get record deals!

    May 26, 2010 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  265. SummerLoveWinsAgain

    Will Lee's commercial appeal last until the release of next year's model? Maybe. Crystal is in it for the long haul. Looking forward to her first album.

    May 26, 2010 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  266. JT

    Oh lookee the naysayers are out and blaming it all on the teenage girls. Again. Don't you have anything else to do? That's what's wrong with this place. We can't be happy for people. We just have to spend so much time letting people know we didn't get what we want and how much it sucks. Blahblahblah...

    May 26, 2010 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  267. mb

    What sore losers you Crystal fans are. Boooo Whooo she didn't win, go cry a river. LEE ROCKS !!!!

    May 26, 2010 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • wela

      hahaha lee rock? rock hard like a stone? wonder he almost can't breath while sang together with joe cooker and crystal... it was realy hard for him.

      May 27, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  268. Dusty

    This was my last season giving two seconds to a worthless show where tone-deaf voters elect the winner.

    May 26, 2010 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  269. Joey

    Lee Hicks LOL

    May 26, 2010 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  270. The right person

    This is excellent. He will go far! I disagree that Lambert should have won last year. I can't stand his voice, he can sing, but I don't like his voice. I prefer Lees musical style to Crystals cause I like rock/pop music. However I would have been fine if Crystal won, she too was great. I think Lee over all will sell more albums, because he has a more commercial sound. Crystal wont be far behind though, and older folk are more likely to buy her stuff. There's more money in younger generation music industry, there for it's clear how lee won. Just my 2 cents. Lee is also, dynamically, a better singer than Crystal.

    May 26, 2010 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      Sorry, but you are wrong on all counts. Crystal will be bigger, sell Tons more and has a much more dynamic voice.

      May 27, 2010 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Sharon

      I totally agree. Crystal was good,,,but when she sings loud and high her voice has an irritating harshness. Her low range was much easier to tolerate. I don't think either one of them will go far. Lee and Crystal both always looked like they were not happy being on stage,,and never smiled or made eye contact with audience.

      May 27, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  271. exactaman

    I think I owe american idol a big apology. I have continued to make critical remarks about the quality of this years contestants and the quality of the show itself. Crystal was one of the most talented contestants to ever be on this show.....not the best...but certainly....a great performer. Yes.....america got it wrong 2 years in a row......without a doubt......crystal should have been crowned......i almost demand a re count......but when they played that song by Will Young last night and showed the various... contestants....hey this was a great year from AI. Good by Simon...

    May 26, 2010 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • mrskool


      Its all my fault Crystal didnt win – it was so close and i didnt vote for her enough times 🙁


      May 27, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  272. Susie

    I didn't think it would bother me so much, but I am really bummed that Crystal didn't win. Lee showed a lot of improvement over the weeks, but Crystal was so totally unique that she really deserved the win. Tha American public got it wrong this time.....however, I still think Crystal will have a bright future ahead of her, and will end up actually more successful in the long run......

    May 26, 2010 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Peggy

      Crystal is the star that outshined everybody from the start to the finish...

      May 26, 2010 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kal

      She very well might be unique, but that doesn't mean that people want to listen to her. People voted for who they want to hear, and I voted for Lee because I will never listen to Crystal's music. Stop being sore losers. She will make music and if you like it, then you can buy it.

      May 27, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  273. Nat J

    Totally absurd. Don't want to take anything away from Lee, but Crystal was head and shoulders above him in talent, control and stage presence. This call-in popular vote thing is so unregulated, it looks like a Chicago election where even the dead can vote - multiple times. I'm done with "Idol." With Simon gone, it's pretty much not worth watching anyway. I think even Simon knows the show's getting tired. I think Crystal will go on to make a ton of records and Lee, like a few of Idol's past dubious winners, will fade quietly away.

    May 26, 2010 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  274. Dan in Boston

    Great kid, good voice but Crystal should have won. The show groomed him to win for the last few weeks but you can't honestly say he out preformed her last night. A shame.

    May 26, 2010 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  275. clw

    I didn't think Lee should have been in the top 12

    May 26, 2010 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |


    May 26, 2010 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  277. ginny

    Well like last year she will have the career, he will fade away. I don't see him as being a big star he just doesn't do the big songs its almost like he is too lazy to go to the extreme with every performance. Mamasox Rocks and will end up the one we all remember. I know the album I will be buying with be Christal's not sleepy Lee.
    How many of the winners have faded away and the other performers have made it. There just needs to be a better way to pick these winners than letting 13 yr old female libido to pick the one who makes them tingle not the best performer. Maybe a panel of performing artists something that isn't a personality contest but it a talent contest.

    May 26, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • ksoze

      So, who are you? Mary or Ginny?

      May 27, 2010 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
    • welshwind

      Just like last year ... the person who best fit the demographics of the voting audience won and not the best vocalist/musician.

      May 27, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  278. mary

    Well like last year she will have the career, he will fade away. I don't see him as being a big star he just doesn't do the big songs its almost like he is too lazy to go to the extreme with every performance. Mamasox Rocks and will end up the one we all remember. I know the album I will be buying with be Christal's not sleepy Lee.
    How many of the winners have faded away and the other performers have made it. There just needs to be a better way to pick these winners than letting 13 yr old female libido to pick the one who makes them tingle not the best performer. Maybe a panel of performing artists something that isn't a personality contest but it a talent contest.

    May 26, 2010 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • tnhunny

      But Adam Lambert is still not a star. One song does not a star make.

      May 26, 2010 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tim

      I completely agree that I'd like to see the voting performed by a panel of professional artists or music industry executives. I only started watching AI the year Taylor Hicks won (and we see how successful he's become!) and have always said the voting is flawed. While most adults might vote for their favorite once or twice, it can't overcome what I call the "power texting" of a 13-year old girl during the allotted two-hour voting window. So there you have it. One single young girl with a crush on the cute Kris Allen or Lee DeWyze will equal the voting of dozens, if not hundreds, of normal people. If there was only a way to restrict the voting to one per person. By the way, I did like Lee...a lot! But, MamaSox was head and shoulders above that kid in talent.

      May 27, 2010 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  279. AceLooker

    Another Taylor Hicks just won AI. The only talent this year came in 2nd. You will hear more from her.

    May 26, 2010 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lubiana

      Calling Lee "Taylor Hicks" is a compliment, because Taylor is far more talented.

      May 27, 2010 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      Don't you mean another Kris Allen won AI? I noticed someone singing on AI and I was like "who is that guy?" and it didn't occur to me until after his song was almost completed that "Oh yeah, that's Kris", and then I was like "What song is that?" That's what Lee gets to look forward to next year.

      May 27, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  280. AdamLamby

    Sucks, Mamasox should have a 3rd round technical knock-out win.

    May 26, 2010 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • cathy smithson

      I am from Toledo and Crystal should have known she would have needed to clean her self up to win middle America. But no she stuck with the body studs, weird hair, bad teeth and strange outfits week after week. This is what she gets, she deserves it. Wise up Girl!

      May 26, 2010 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Greg

      Yep Cathy hit the nail on the head here

      May 27, 2010 at 3:29 am | Report abuse |
    • james

      wow. Sad that you expected her to naturally assume she'd fail, because she isn't shallow, and superficial.

      May 27, 2010 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Stephanie

      I completely agree with cathy smithson re: the reason many middle Americans were reluctant to vote for Crystal. However, Crystal certainly isn't the one who needs to wise up! Shallow middle America got the cookie-cutter, mediocre winner they deserve.

      May 27, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  281. Jeff

    The American Voters – fools, half-wits, imbeciles, dolts, dunces, numskulsl

    May 26, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  282. sharron

    I will never watch idol again.

    May 26, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cal

      Wanna bet?

      May 26, 2010 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jason

      Well, since season 5's finale had 34 million viewers, and Tuesday nights only had 19 million, I'd say the show is more than likely to lose a few million viewers this year. Keep in mind, the show has been on for nearly 10 years now, and people actually do stop watching shows because it stops being what it was when it first aired. I went from watching every single episode, to watching maybe 7 weeks of the top 12 this year, and 1 of the results shows (finale). Interest fades, especially when the top 12 just isn't as impressive as seasons past. Oh well, congrats to Lee, but even he knows it isn't based on talent.

      May 27, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Kal

      That works for me, please stop watching and posting and I will be happy

      May 27, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  283. GalinGA

    This is my last Idol!!

    May 26, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |

      TOLD YOU LEE WAS GOING WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!


      May 27, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • moon627

      Not happy with the results ?? Wont watch AI anymore ?? Good Riddance ! ! Its not like anyone will you !

      I will miss Simon tho 🙁 ... i will try and watch it without him on next season and hope for the best

      But he and Paula really need to get a room ! 🙂

      May 27, 2010 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      Actually, the people who look stupid are the Lee supporters....everything in the news is about Crystal. Crystal this, Crystal that.... why aren't they writing about the current American Idol? Maybe he isn't one after all.

      May 28, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  284. freshairjohn

    just like last season the cream never rises to the top. just goes to show you, young girls of america
    have no taste in music.

    May 26, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  285. Joey

    Lee sucked last night, and will be hawking cars like last years winner.

    May 26, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • cathy smithson

      Just to let you know last years winner is one of the five top $$ earners of all IDOL alums according to Forbes.
      So not washing cars..

      May 26, 2010 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • summer baby

      Kris only does the Ford commercial oduring Amercan Idol time slots b/c Ford is their biggest sponsor. Every year they do something with Ford involving the contestants, that's nothing new. So yes, in a year Lee will be hawking cars just like in the past.

      May 26, 2010 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • karma1959

      Cathy: Not sure which Forbes article you're reading, but Kris Allen wasn't in the top 5. Actually, he was #10

      May 27, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
    • LT

      Lee was off key the whole way thru Beautiful Day......Bono must have been cringing somewhere

      May 27, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      Well, I mean, he asked what we'd do if he sang out of tune..... Apparently, being in tune doesn't matter to voters.

      May 28, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  286. Mary

    West Coast, Wrong winner, at least won't have to stay up and watch it, Crystal is by far the best artist.

    May 26, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  287. Dana

    Really, really screwed up

    May 26, 2010 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  288. Bill, in Vancouver

    Congrats, but the wrong winner!

    May 26, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
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      May 27, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      Regarding "Smart-"....the typical IQ of Lee voters .

      May 28, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  289. huh?

    why say 'My Man did it"? he wasn't my man. he was my choice for like 6th place.

    May 26, 2010 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mr. Wonderful



      May 27, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  290. wrong person AGAIN

    wow – 2 years running with the apparently tone deaf teen girls and narrow minded folk voting the pretty boy over someone with substance and style.

    last year it was fear of lifestyle. this year the person that fit the mold.

    2nd place may end up being the best news once again

    May 26, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jorja

      Agreed .. similar to the year when Taylor Hicks won ... where in the world is he now? Yes, he was on tonight but, other than that, haven't heard a whisper ... Goooooo Crystal!!!!!

      May 26, 2010 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Deb

      I liked Lee but who's CD would/will I buy? Crystal's.....again – another shocking finale.....

      May 27, 2010 at 4:49 am | Report abuse |
    • DedTV

      Taykor Hicks did Grease on Broadway and is currently traveling with the show across the country.

      May 27, 2010 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
    • #1 Lee fan

      at least lee did not have a kid with her BOYFRIEND!!!!!!

      May 27, 2010 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Lubiana

      Hey, don't bash Taylor because you are angry about Crystal not winning! That's dumb

      May 27, 2010 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
    • excuseyou!

      # 1 Lee fan: Why does it matter whether or not she had a kid with her BOYFRIEND? Who are you to judge somebody on their lifestyle? Are people not allowed to make bad decisions? Yes, and we learn from them and do our best to make something good come from them. Guarantee her illegitimate child will see more money in his lifetime than Lee EVER will! Lee was good, but not better than Crystal. Your words are foolish and have no business here. Take your simple mind somewhere with other 12 year olds that you can actually have a conversation with. Oh and it's OBVIOUSLY, not OVVIOUSLY.

      May 27, 2010 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
    • JGR

      @ Jorja, Taylor Hicks has had a very successful run on Broadway, as has Fantasia Barrino. Just b/c an Idol winner doesn't go the mainstream, commercial music route, does not equate to, "where in the world is he now". You obviously aren't worldly enough to comprehend that performing on Broadway is a huge accomplishment. Even famous Academy Award winning actors and actresses perform on Broadway. Keeping company like that is an honor. Broaden your horizons a little...your local FM pop radio station isn't the end all and be all of the music industry.

      May 27, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • gone fishing

      Lee won, There is balance in the universe, Cyrstal is hard to look at, hairy arm pits, missing teeth, Tatoo tramp stamps all over, dirty hair nest certainly not an idol......

      May 27, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • *sigh*

      Well, @ #1 Lee Fan, I'm going to have to agree with @ excuseyou! on this point. Regardless of your point of view it's not anyone's place to judge. I'm also interested to hear your explanation as to how it would have been biologically possible for Lee to have conceived a child with anyone's boyfriend...

      And I'm happy to agree with you, @ wrong person AGAIN. Heaven forbid a show like Idol present a person with substance and talent who breaks stereotypes and can actually make a substantial musical contribution, not just the pop music conveyor belt.

      May 27, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |

      TOLD YOU LEE WAS GOING WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!


      May 27, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  291. Kenny

    This really sucks.

    May 26, 2010 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • stunned

      Well that was just a HUGE waste of my Mondays and Tuesdays.
      What in the world just happened?

      May 26, 2010 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |

      TOLD YOU LEE WAS GOING WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!



      May 26, 2010 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Soccerdog

      Kenny, you are so right – this is ridiculous. I won't buy Lee's record (unless he gets a lot better). Bring it Crystal – you are the real star!

      May 26, 2010 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sally

      I knew Lee would get it when the announcer said that Lee had a "commercial" voice. Go figure... MamaSox should have won. She'll do fine on her own without the fake hype. (Sounds like a rigged show to me.)

      May 26, 2010 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • mstwist

      i completely agree.

      May 27, 2010 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
    • whynot

      Well Lee won, I could have gone for either Crystal or Lee,, they're both talented,, the best part about beeing runner up, is it gives you more options, look at Daughtry,, a wise choice to move out early and go do his own thing,
      Also for all you nay sayer's,, if Crystal had won, all the Lee fans would be bashing her,, so go figure,, they both are good, and so give them a chance to live their life and music career,, – one evening doesn't a life make,
      thx,, beingone

      May 27, 2010 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      Wow, AI voters get it wrong again. Lee is weak sauce. Seems a nice fellow but the uniqueness is not there and he seems to have to really work to get his voice interesting and in tune... Crystal will be successful of course, she has clear talent, perhaps the only one in the final 20 or so worth listening to. Go Crystal Go !!

      May 27, 2010 at 3:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Farran

      This is just another year's proof that their voting needs to be one person, one vote. Crystal Sox was the most consistent performer, with the most solid talent. However, kudos to her for not being tied down by the Idol machinery once the tour is over.

      May 27, 2010 at 4:22 am | Report abuse |
    • KeithSt

      I wasn't impressed this year with the overall talent this year except for Crystal, Siobhan, and Michael Lynche.
      Again, the "teeny-boppers" and the likes (no matter what their age) voted on Lee and not for his talent.
      He has no real stage presence and will have to really work on dropping his guard and creating some theatrical
      physicality to his performances.
      The only Idol that has really done well and consistently is Carrie Underwood. Talented, focused, and has her
      head on straight.
      I was hoping Jordin Sparks would have done more by now.
      Ah, now for Simon's new show! If it's a US version of the "X-Factor" at least the age range of the contestants
      will be expanded.

      May 27, 2010 at 4:53 am | Report abuse |
    • KeithSt

      In regard to "Cathy Smithson" comment that last year's Idol, which was Kris Allen" was one of the top 5 $$ earners, sorry but you are mistaken. According to the Forbes Site and an article dated May25, 2010, Kris Allen is in 10th
      place for gross sales at $748,000. Adam Lambert has already out-sold him with Adam's first CD.
      Kris is touring some and opening for Keith Urban. Wonder why? He can't sell a show out.

      May 27, 2010 at 5:02 am | Report abuse |
    • DJS

      That's it! I am DONE with American Idol. Lee will follow Kris Allen into obscurity. You will definately hear from Crystal. The issue is all the cougar old ladies and pubescent daughters voting for the cutest guy instead of the best singer. Soibhan and Crystal should have been the last 2. Mike was the best male singer. This show has problems now. It is becoming insiginificant.

      May 27, 2010 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Vatsa

      Who said it sucks, this american Idol was the best

      May 27, 2010 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Kellie

      All I can say is the judges really screwed Crystal. They crowned her before the votes came in which just made Lee's fans rally more. Monday night they acted like he wasn't even in it and got a few 'poor baby' votes too.

      May 27, 2010 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
    • natasdiablo

      well, i supposed now we know the reason simon is leaving.
      this is the second time "the son of the milkman" type of singer takes the idol award. I mean, the way this diminutive fellow was singing all night long would have been enough to kick him out during audition!
      What a fricken sham and joke of a show this has turned out to be!

      May 27, 2010 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Wepeel

      Once again, Americans chose dull, cheap, and palatable over someone that will actually matter. Lee is disposable – people like him because he sounds like other crap out there. What a vapid, no-personality, waste of space. Enjoy America – you can listen to Lee Dewyze while eating your McDonalds and Applebees early-bird specials.

      May 27, 2010 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Virginia

      I agree. I wish people would vote on how good a singer the person is. Big Mike was a better singer than Casey or Lee and Crystal should have won.

      May 27, 2010 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Dawn

      I'm happy that Lee won. Crystal was originally my favorite but I think she got a little over confident and made poor song choices in recent weeks. There is something very appealing about Lee...and I do not think he is another Taylor Hicks or Kris Allen.

      May 27, 2010 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
    • SmartA$$






      May 27, 2010 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
    • idol fan

      Idol ws on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Where do you live that you saw it on Monday night?

      May 27, 2010 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Jason

      fitting end to a so-so season. Makes sense that the least talented would win, since the season only had one great performer, and 11 so-so singers. I guess, even though I cannot stand him, this makes 2 seasons in a row where the clear winner got robbed. Adam Lambert, even though I'm no fan of his, probably should have won that season. Crystal deserved the win, as she was just all-around better than Lee in every way. Oh well, can't fight the power of mindless teenaged girls, and their willingness to vote for mediocrity.

      May 27, 2010 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      The only people who would have voted for Lee is people who are tone deaf. He will be forgotten soon as Taylor Hicks was and Crystal will be around for years. You can thank the tweenies for Lee winning. American Idol is now dead. Why do you think Simon is leaving. This show is not about the best talent anymore. Just who the tone deaf adults and tweenies think is cute. Too bad.

      May 27, 2010 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Rey

      AMERICA DID WRONG PICKING THE GUY OVER THE LADY,IT IS TOO FREAKING LATE AMERICA YOU DID US WRONG AND I MEAN WRONG.HOPE YOU PEOPLE THAT PICK THE GUY OVER THE LADY WILL REGRET VERY MUCH.I WILL NOT SEE THE SHOW NEXT TIME NEXT YEAR I AM GLAD IT IS OVER.HOPE YOU ALL HAVE THE GUTS TO DISPLAY THIS STATEMENT AND I KNOW YOU WILL NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      May 27, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Carolyn

      Yep, Crystal got the shaft. If there was ever true talent on American Idol – it was Crystal. Let's just hope the big guy gives her what she truly deserves!!

      May 27, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Ruben Ley

      Just a quick note on second place finishers on these type of shows. A few years back Duffy finished second in a Welsh version of Idol. Her first album has outsold the likes of Beyonce, Pink, Lil Wayne, Madonna, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, Kanye West, and Celine Dion. Her first world tour was sold out. Duffy has also won a Grammy and three Brit awards. Crystal may or may not reach these heights – I hope so – but finishing second will not be a factor.

      May 27, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Pat

      I stopped watching AM idol when they let Jennifer Hudson go I knew then the show was about ratings!!!

      May 27, 2010 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Jim

      Crystal will be bigger than Lee, mark my word.J

      May 27, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
    • SmartA$$






      May 27, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • ch

      Yep, I'm done with Idol as well. Also feel like I wasted my time watching this season for it to end up again with the groupies winning it for the cute guy. Lee is a nice guy and has talent but Crystal was by far the best talent this year. She rocked all 3 songs on Tuesday, while Lee was 1 for 3. I look forward to buying Crystal's music some day.

      May 27, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • shannon

      wow everyone has mental problems and or is def haha crystal had it all along

      May 27, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Peggy, TX

      I was really hoping that Chrystal would win! She is a breath of fresh air. Lee is good and has certainly come a long way since the beginning. I wish him luck as well as Chrystal.

      May 27, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |

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