Lee DeWyze

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We Chose the Wrong Idol—Again

For the second year running, America votes for boring

(Newser) - "Those damn texting tweens did it again," writes Mary T. Kelly. They chose the safe, vanilla Lee DeWyze over unconventional—and more talented—Crystal Bowersox. Kelly, who attended the finale, sat near DeWyze’s family and “didn’t want to be rude,” she writes. “But... More »

Your New American Idol: Lee DeWyze

Simon Cowell's last show features Bret Michaels singing

(Newser) - American Idol crowned its new champion tonight: 24-year-old Lee DeWyze, a shy paint clerk from Mount Prospect, Illinois. He beat Crystal Bowersox in the finale, which featured a surprise performance by recovering rocker Bret Michaels. (He joined Idol finalist Casey James on the Poison hit "Every Rose Has Its... More »

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