Although Crystal was more favored by the judges to win this season based on her performance yesterday during the finale’s performance night, Lee received 2% more votes. Lee became the fifth male American Idol after Ruben Studdard, Taylor Hicks, David Cook and Kris Allen. He will release a single entitled “Beautiful Day.”
Wednesday’s finale also marked the departure of judge Simon Cowell, a tribute through film clips of his 9 years on the show, a parody song by Dane Cook and the heartwarming return of ex-judge Paula Abdul on the American Idol stage.
Other guest performers during the finale are Alice Cooper, The Bee Gees, Michael McDonald, Christina Aguilera, Hall and Oats, Alanis Morisette, Carrie Underwood, Bret Michaels, Chicago, Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino, Jordin Sparks, Taylor Hicks, Kris Allen, Joe Cocker and Janet Jackson.
In our fun poll yesterday, 61% voted for Lee Dewyze while 39% voted for Crystal Bowersox.
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