American Idol runner-up Crystal Bowersox still feels like she won.
American Idol finale: And the winner is ...
"I feel like I've won because Lee [DeWyze] won, and I have such respect for him as an artist and a human being," Bowersox said backstage after the finale. "Both of us are going to have very successful careers and...
American Idol's Season 9 finale delivered its weakest numbers ever for a season-ending show — though it was still strong enough to lead Fox to a Wednesday night ratings win.
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The finale, which saw Lee DeWyze defeat Crystal Bowersox for the title and marked...
Crystal Bowersox and Lee DeWyze sang, America voted, and American Idol crowned its ninth champion. After 14 weeks of competition and more then 500 million votes, another season came to a close with an impressive performance lineup, a few "surprise" guests, and of course, a farewell to departing crankypants Simon Cowell. But the real reason we're here is to give someone a confetti shower, right? So let's get to it...
Crystal Bowersox, Lee DeWyze
[WARNING: The following story reveals the winner of American Idol's ninth season. Read at your own risk.]
American Idol's Season 9 winner has been crowned.
Millions of votes were cast for finalists Crystal Bowersox and Lee DeWyze. Bowersox was the season's early favorite (57 percent of more than 4,500 voters in a TVGuide.com poll picked her to win), while DeWyze came into the finale with newfound momentum...
After countless auditions, weeks of voting, some show-stopping performances and some pretty awful ones, Season 9 of American Idol culminates in the Nokia Theatre for the final showdown between hopefuls Lee DeWyze and Crystal Bowersox. So who brought the best fight to the finale and more importantly, who is going to win this thing?
Aaron Kelley, Katie Stevens
Offering a backstage look at the American Idol experience, Season 9 rolled on as the top 10 singers perform soul and R&B songs. There to guide the contestants was Usher, who despite sounding like a broken record, seemed genuinely committed to helping every singer squeeze the most out of his or her songs. In the end, one contestant finally stood out, one reclaimed former glory and one stumbled right out of the gate. Who impressed and who fell flat? Let's find out...