May 27, 2010 06:05 AM by Nancy Floyd
It was a close race this season onÂ American Idol, but ultimately the dark horse,Â Lee Dewyze, won the competition! From the beginning of season nine,Â Crystal Bowersox seemed like a shoo-in for the victory, but Dewyze managed to earn America’s vote. Did America make the right choice? Should Bowersox have won it all? Keep reading for more…
All season long,Â Crystal Bowersox seemed to be a fan favorite and judges’ choice for the winner ofÂ American Idol, but last night’s finale proved that it was still anybody’s game. After Bowersox gave three amazing performances onTuesday night,Â Lee Dewyze ended up being named the winner of season 9 ofÂ American Idol.
On Tuesday night’s episode ofÂ American Idol,Â Crystal Bowersox wowed the judges with her performances of Bobby McGee, Black Velvet, and Up to the Mountain. She received high praise from all four judges for her songs. At one point in the evening,Â Kara DioGuardi noticed Bowersox’s desire to win saying,Â â€œYou have fire in your belly tonight.â€Â Randy Jackson agreed, saying, â€œMama Sox is in it to win it.â€ And perhaps the highest compliment of all came fromÂ Simon Cowell who told Bowersox after her final performance,Â â€œBy far, the best performance and the song of the night.â€
Despite the growing support thatÂ Lee Dewyze has been getting from the judges throughout the season–Kara DioGuardi honored him as the contestant who’d grown the most–it seemed that going into Wednesday night’s finale, either singer could take home the prize. AndÂ Lee Dewyze managed to do just that, becoming the ninthÂ American Idol.
Ultimately, the decision came down to America’s votes.Â Simon Cowell put it best when, during his final bow as judge, he addressed the audience, sayingÂ â€œYou guys are the judge of this show and youâ€™ve done an incredible job.â€
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