June 1st, 2010
11:05 AM ET

Best 'Idol' reaction videos

During the seasons when “American Idol” isn’t all that entertaining to watch, the reactions to the results of the finale almost always provide a chuckle.

Buzzfeed has rounded up 10 of the best reaction videos courtesy of YouTube where fans of the show lose it over the announcement of who is the winner of “Idol.”

The videos range from a little kid who laments “I didn’t win” and gets teary over Adam Lambert's loss to Kris Allen last season to a group of tweens (some wearing David Archuleta t-shirts) going ballistic when Ryan Seacrest announced David Cooke had won season seven.

The round-up was most likely inspired by a recent video uploaded by a YouTube user of his mother’s response to this season’s triumph of Lee DeWyze over Crystal “MamaSox” Bowersox.

The unidentified woman can't bear to watch and shields her eyes before shrieking at the television when the announcement is made that DeWyze has won.

“My life is ruined," she cried.

Wow. Even MamaSox didn’t get that upset.

soundoff (39 Responses)
  1. kevin & rick

    Crystal will be famous regardless. Like Simon said she ALWAYS stayed TRUE to herself. That right there is a WINNER

    July 8, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. ashley

    HEY! he is great! just be happy he won. Jeez, you guys are acting so immature. He won fair and square just be happy for him!

    June 7, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. fan of LEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    June 3, 2010 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Penny Baer

    Crystal was the favorite to win by 63% for her to 30% for Lee on the IDOL Poll the DAY of the final show. What happened was BS. Just like last year when mediocre singer Chris won over dynamic singer Adam. This show is FIXED!!!!

    June 2, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  5. jadey

    Who cares, the show is over.The talent gets worse every year, next year Secrest can host and win the show

    June 2, 2010 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  6. Just Don

    Anyone else see a pattern here? David Cook, Kris Allen, Lee DeWyze... 20 something white males that sing and play guitar. Is America saying it wants a change and is tired of mindless dance music? Don't get me wrong, I write dance music too...just saying, that ship might be sailing into the sunset.

    June 2, 2010 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  7. DLJ

    Does it really matter at this point who wins this train wreck of a show?

    June 2, 2010 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  8. Sonia

    The usual real winners never win- Carrie and Kelly was the exceptions. Girl I went to school with won Nashville Star and got the contract and all but the label stalled and kept her bound, only came out with what they were required to. She had her career put on holdwhile the ones the show wanted to win were successes with top 10 songs some had #1's from her season. Its all up to the shows and labels whos careers proceed. So real winners just made top 10 and get contracts with less restriction. 😉

    June 2, 2010 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  9. Fan of Casey James!

    Casey James is still the one for me. Sorry, Lee won with no tone that so ever. Crystal was pierce under her lips, dreadlocks, and a tattoo now telling "My ex-boyfriend splits." LOSER, TOTAL LOSER! Who care Crystal?

    On the other hand, I adore Casey James. Why I ask? Casey had a motorcycle accident, almost died. He was in the hospital and doctors said "Casey will never plated guitar again." WRONG! Caey James sang with "Every rose has it's Thorn" with Bret Michaels. I hope Casey James will have a CDs Music; I buy their tapes. I hope Casey James probably will model. I never heard or see American Idols, but I adore Casey James: He is my hero!

    June 2, 2010 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
  10. Fan Of Crystal

    From an overall musical talent Crystal was it . AI is not all about Musical talent . I am happy that AI brought Crytsal to us . She will do just fine in the BIZ . Lee will fade away like other winners before him . He is a good singer as long as someone is holding his hand . The true musical talent will shine soon and its "Crystal" clear

    June 2, 2010 at 6:58 am | Report abuse |
  11. Kent

    You all realize, the real "winner" of Idol is really loosing. 3 yrs of contractual obligations, doing what THEY say. Which usually isn't much. Point-in-case – Daughtry would not be on the charts if he was busy being a AI puppet. J. Hudson could not have even accepted an acting role that landed her an Academy Award. More often than not, winning AI is a path to obscurity, unless you have a presence and talent to remain remembered (Clarkson, Underwood).
    Best case – be 1st runner up, soak up the fame, land a real contract.

    June 2, 2010 at 4:17 am | Report abuse |
  12. isa

    Voted for Lee and I am not a TWEEN! I just like him better period, voice and all. Love them both, I just love Lee more so I voted for him. His acoustic version of A Beautiful Day at Regis and Kelly this morning validated my voting for him. But I am a good American – – downloaded 4 of Lee's song and 2 of Crystal because they are both good - just love Lee more, period!

    June 2, 2010 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
  13. Sency

    idol videos are awesome, people are always talking them up


    June 2, 2010 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
  14. Liked Crystal but..

    I find it interesting that Lee was hyped as the "paint salesman" but had a previous recording contract and two released CDs. Crystal was the one with less experience, although she was by far the more polished performer. (Lee had very little stage presence, IMO.) However, as a musician I can assure you the most important thing about Idol is not winning but the exposure- both Crystal and Adam Lambert benefitted from the insane amount of TV exposure, and winning or not winning really won't make a difference in their long-term careers (as they both appeared in all episodes.) Obviously the people who are voted out early suffer, but #2? Hardly matters. Which is why both Crystal and Adam were less upset than many fans who were outraged at the results. The true prize was the recording contract.

    June 1, 2010 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mary

    My! my! all the complaints. Remember America made the choice. They both were outstanding. My wishes for each are nothing but the best.

    June 1, 2010 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  16. nickster

    the problem i have with it is that Crystal actually was a musician before the show, so she should've won, because then the show would be doing what it was created for: helping out singers/musicians. Lee is just a paint salesman who's voice is as overhyped as Avatar.

    June 1, 2010 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Sherri

    Yeah, Yeah, Yeah. Lee can sing circles around Crystal ONLY if you like his sound. Crystal can sing circles around Lee ONLY if you like her sound. It's just that simple, and it's a matter of opinion. Apparently, America liked Lee's sound just a little bit better, myself included. Oh, and I am far from a 'tween' at the age of 44.

    June 1, 2010 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Trebor

    What a bunch of sore losers. You say Tweens are responsible for Lee winning, but funny, they were no help to Adam against Kris. You claim the girls only vote for the good looking guys but they were no help to Archie against Cook. So maybe, just maybe, the winner is always just the person with the most votes in the end.

    June 1, 2010 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  19. BigRigDriver229

    Crystal was 100% the winner, only good that came out of her not winning this was the same deal of Chris Doughtry not winning, American Idol does not reap as much rewards from her as they do now have with Lee Dwyze, she will go on to do great all on her own. American Idol was her platform as it was for several other IDOL's who did not win and are now on the top of the charts with great hits. suck as Kelly Pickler,Danny Gokey,David Archuleta,Blake lewis, bucky covington,elliot yamin, BO bice... and a few others...as someone already said its gone to be more of a popularity contest such as when you were in highschool... you either fit in or you dont....

    June 1, 2010 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Harley Man

    I'm DONE with AI. Crystal was the better singer and she didn't win. AI is nothing more than a glorified popularity contest. It isn't about who is the best singer. It's about who the little girls think is the cutest. So long American Idol, ta ta, adios, bub eye, don't slam the door. Rock on Crystal, dig a hole and jump in Lee.

    June 1, 2010 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
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  21. Awsomist Person Ever

    lee is totally awsome and i do think tht crystal was better but lee's style is more popular now a days

    June 1, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  22. exactaman

    Lee is a very weak singer. He got hyped up by the judges so that it would be contest......crystal is the american idol...
    Lee couldnt carry her jock strap

    June 1, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • db

      Crystal has a jockstrap? For what, she has the other kind of equipment, nice equipment too.

      June 1, 2010 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Karen Megray

      maybe you should be the next judge, since you obviously have it all together.

      June 1, 2010 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  23. D-Man

    @jem – Shorten the sentence to very likeable, very marketable, and very easily molded by a record company. I like Lee myself, but he is not extremely talented. He is easily the weakest vocalist to win A.I. ever.

    June 1, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • David

      Hes not the weakest to win. Ruben Studard, Jordan Sparks, and the grey haired guy. I havent heard anything from them since they won. Hes much better then all of them. They were both good and I didnt care who won. I think they were equally good singers.

      June 2, 2010 at 4:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Lisa

      Jordin Sparks has been very succesful so far...where have you been?

      June 2, 2010 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Sara

      David, Jordin's had three top 10 singles – "Tattoo", "No Air" with Chris Brown, and "Battlefield". I'm not sure how you missed them, but just because you haven't heard of them doesn't mean she's doing poorly.

      June 2, 2010 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
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    June 1, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sherri

      hahahaha...keep telling yourself that if it makes you feel better. THIS 44 year old 'teenybopper' knows better! Please, get over it!

      June 2, 2010 at 5:51 am | Report abuse |
  25. jem

    Lee won, deal with it. He's extremely talented, very likeable and has a more marketable style. Crystal is very, very good and will do OK for herself.

    June 1, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • janet

      actually lee is not particularly talented, cant string a sentence together (never coherent) and his cd sales will reflect this. They'll be worse than Taylor Hicks...but he was the voter's choice but its just a tv show...

      June 2, 2010 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
    • kb

      Actually, it's not about talent. It's about who can they mold into the pop garbage they spew out. Since Crystal has natural talent, she didn't win. If you think the show isn't rigged, you need to stop smoking whatever it is you are smoking.

      June 2, 2010 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      Lee aint talented, cant play an instrument very well and has absolutely no personality. Will release a album, it will bomb and he will disappear along with many other "IDOL" winners. Chrystal is so generic that I dont see much coming from her either. My money is on Casey to have some success in the music industry.

      June 2, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  26. sylvi

    he never sould win,

    June 1, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |

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