May 25, 2010 09:00 AM by Nancy Floyd
The ninthÂ American Idol will be named this week and longtime judgeÂ Simon Cowell thinks he knows who it will be. The Brit chatted withÂ Ellen DeGeneres on her daytime talk show about the top two finalists,Â Lee Dewyze andÂ Crystal Bowersox. He also discussed his feelings about filming his last episode ofÂ American Idol ever. Keep reading for Cowell’s prediction of who will be crowned champion and his mixed feelings about the finale…
Tomorrow night, the newest winner ofÂ American Idol will be crowned. EitherÂ Lee Dewyze orÂ Crystal Bowersox will be named the season 9 victor and longtime judgeÂ Simon Cowell weighs in on who he thinks the champ will be.Â â€œIf youâ€™d asked me five or six weeks ago, 100 percent I would have saidÂ Crystal [Bowersox]. But now Iâ€™ve changed my mind. I thinkÂ Lee [Dewyze] is going to win,â€ Cowell toldÂ Ellen DeGeneres today.
Simon Cowell is really rooting forÂ Lee Dewyze to win the singing competition because of his lack of opportunity in the past.Â â€œHeâ€™s worked in a paint shop,â€ Cowell says. â€œHeâ€™s talented. He hasnâ€™t had any real breaks in life, and this has given him a shot, and I like that.â€
Not only will a winner be crowned on Wednesday night’s episode ofÂ American Idol,Â Simon Cowell will also bid farewell to the show that he’s worked on for nine seasons.Â â€œI am feeling a bit sad because weâ€™re nearly there. But at the same time, do you remember that last three weeks when you were leaving school, and you kind of couldnâ€™t wait to get out? Itâ€™s a little bit like that,â€ he says. â€œIâ€™m not being ungrateful. Iâ€™ve had a fantastic time, and the show changed my life, but I just kind of knew it was time to do something different.â€
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