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Who Won American Idol? Find Out!

Who Won American Idol? Find Out!

Lee Dewyze or Crystal Bowersox?

Throughout the season and going into tonight, there was less than a 2% difference in the votes that separated the finalists!

Click inside to find out who won American Idol 9

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  • Helena

    C’mon…Crystal deserved to win!

  • http://@maygiran May

    TOTALLY AGREE! He totally deserved it <3

  • Hugo

    I didn’t like it, Crystal should have won. Lee is definitely not better than her, you can tell by her amazing performances and by the judges’ comments. So unfair.

  • http://none mariana

    YES! I wanted lee to win since i knew who the top 2 were! I LOVE HIM! GO LEE! can’t wait for an album:)

  • sv

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • lilmiss

    YES!!!!!!!!! i knew it!

  • LiLi

    Lee yay!

  • nicci

    LEE WON !!! YEAH

  • Kickass girl

    YAY I’m so HAPPY , Congratulation LEE DEWYZE :D

  • Gaby

    Who is he? :s

    Duh..doesn’t matter,he’ll have less luck than Kris allon…

  • Rai

    both are great !

  • Nika

    I’M SOOOOO HAPPY FOR HIM ! \o/ Congrats,Lee,I Love you *-*

  • gaby

    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!
    I’ve loved Lee since the auditions! AHHHHH I’M SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW!
    I SCREAMED!

  • Rachel

    Very Happy he won he’s great and I think Crystal will do just fine on her own as well

  • busted

    I think this is the best thing to happen Crystal..

    she won’t be stuck in that title OF American Idol Winner..

    LOOK at the track record.. most of the winners are MIA and the 2nd and 3rd place winners (some even lower) have gone on to have amazing careers.

    so good luck Lee.. you are going to need it. That title can be a ball and chain

    Crystal now has the option of doing a lot more with her career.. she is amazing and just so unique..

    don’t cry for Crystal.. she is a star in the making

  • Lynn

    This is so disappointing! This is the worst AI season to date

  • Rachel

    Yes very Happy he won and I think Crystal will do just fine she’s got a great career ahead of her to

  • Sarah

    YES!!! I TOTALLY LOVE LEE DEWYZE!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

  • Ali

    YES!!! BEST AMERICAN IDOL EVER!

  • Peg

    2% coming into tonight, that does not include tonights votes. It was 2% throughout the season up UNTIL this past vote. Please correct your article.

  • Peg

    @busted:

    The contact for winner and runner up in almost identical except runner up gets 50k less per cd, she is still tied into Idol for 3 years

  • XY

    BOOO!

  • Phie

    I liked Lee from the beginning for some reason. Sure, Crystal is a much better performer, with an amazing voice.. but she seemed kinda cold, no?

  • I n F a m o u s l y C o o l

    …c’mon, we all know Crytal’s more talented, she’s just not as marketable. i mean, look at her.. she’s fugly. LOL.. but she’s really talented and she was my pick to win. since her audition i knew she’s be top 2. Lee might have won (because he’s slightly more marketable), but he has the personality of wet paper. seriously, i didn’t even know he was on the show until the top 10. hahahahahahaaa..
    ~
    congrats to the winner. i don’t expect to hear much from him.

  • anon

    I think Crystal will still get a contract and be very successful and she wouldnt be the first. She’s a natural talent but they ALL could take some notes on what a real entertainer is by watching Ms. Jackson! LOVE the new hair!

  • just wow

    As much as I like Lee as a person (from what they’ve shown), he can’t sing that well, not that it matters anyway. Crystal will get her record deal. Possibly Ellen would die to have her on her new label but fat chance on that. I see Lee as a middle of the road adult contemporary singer who will do well in live gigs but will not sell too many singles. Who knows?

  • Shelly

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Crystal should of won!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mike

    She deserved to win since the beginning, but it really does not matter. They will both release albums, and she will do much better. He will not sell any albums, just like Kris Allen. He was not even a good singer. This show is really going downhill fast..

  • Ana

    Crystal sings much better than him…but he sings cute

  • I n F a m o u s l y C o o l

    @Ali: are you smoking crack and sniffing roach spray?!? best season of what?!? ..i bet you’re a Sanjaya fan. ahahahahahahaa

  • Giovanna

    What a HUGE disappointment!! Crystal is SO MUCH better… Can not believe it..

  • taylor

    i dont know who won yet did lee really win and i really hope he did but he said that he doesnt want to win becaus he doesnt want a contract with americn idol??????

  • congrats

    There’s no one like Crystal right now in a sea of Beyonce’s, Lady Gaga, Rhianna, Xtina, Carrie Underwood, Juliann Hough, Britney, Kesha, Taylor Swifts, etc, etc… The industry is in dire need of a vocal artist like her. I hope 19E really works with her let her do what she does best.

    I think Lee needed the win the most to help him start in the industry. Out of everyone in this year’s group, these will be the only two to get contracts worth anything. I don’t even see any Broadway bound babies, it’s been that weak a year.

  • mirror

    Our Chinese lee fan will always behind him! Congs!!

  • Amanda

    I’m happy. He’s amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • glee

    Lee!!!!! what a show. it was like a mish mash. Janet & paul looked amazing. I will miss Simon. Really he was one not willing to lie just to make someone feel better. It was great seeing all the other idols from the Simon years. Crystal will do as well as she puts into it. You see how hard Adam Lambert is working just to be seen and heard? This is not the end, this is the beginning of a grind and hustle that they have no idea exists. Good luck.

  • johnnie lover

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!been supporting lee since the top 24,and i’m just soo happy!!

  • Kelly

    Yay Lee!!!! I’m so happy he won! And also, it’s not like Crystal won’t get a recording contract, too. We’ve seen past runner-up contestant go far, look at Adam Lambert.

  • Derek

    It makes sense why Lee won. He fits the whole American Idol niche better, and fits into what the typical American Idol viewer wants: a commercially accessible male singer who can release an album of power ballads. You know it’s true…

    However, Crystal was the more talented of the two, and is going to have an incredible career ahead of her. I’d really like to hear what the music she says she’s written sounds like. Maybe we’re going to get a true singer-songwriter out of American Idol…

  • ryan

    lee is so much better than cystal….hahaha…he deserved it although the finale of the season is not that good

  • ryan

    booo!!!!

  • well

    I’ve seen stranger things happen in the music business.

  • MARIA FROM TEXAS

    GO, LEE. GOOD FOR YOU. THE UNDERDOG WON. HOW FANTASTIC. AMERICAN IDOL ROCKS. NOW, IF ONLY THE SAME THING HAD HAPPENED LAST NIGHT WITH DANCING WITH THE STARS, I WOULD BE SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW. . ERIN AND MAX SHOULD HAVE WON, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL COUPLE. NICOLE DID NOT DESERVE TO WIN. SHE IS A PROFFESIONAL DANCER. GIVE ME A BREAK. AGAIN, LEE YOU ROCK, AND YOU ARE VVERY TALENTED AND ALSO VERY HANDSOME. I AM GOING TO BUY ALL OF YOU RECORDS..

  • trt

    yes!!!! totally agree that Lee should win. He’ll grow and improve as the days go.

  • claire

    Sorry guys, Crystal deserved to win. I just think there are too many teen girls and their hormones guiding their quick texting fingers to vote for someone they’ll be embarassed to admit they even LIKED when his actual album comes out. I am disappointed and no disrespect to the winner, who seems like a nice guy but this is definitely unfair and kids need a reality check pronto!

  • Raquel

    I always knew he would win this Idol! Lee has a incredible voice and deserved the title!

    Crystal is great as well and will have a great career ahead.

    Good finale!

  • BEV

    BIGGEST JOKE IN HISTORY!!! NOW! go make all those number 1 hits crystal and show them how wrong they were. One of the most talented idols ever.

  • joe

    Boring & a liar! Trying to come off as the lonely paint sales man. Oh really then how come you had 2 CDs realsed before idol? Bullshit at least Crystal was always straight up- a musican and a mom. I think I’ll stick to U2′s beautiful day…so much for your “ORIGINAL” recording.

  • Cain

    the thing about the american idol is, a forerunner never wins, no matter he/she is good (like dauhgtry and doolittle) or bad (like Lambert). so it’s predictable. congrats to lee, he’s good at least, though crystal is way better.

  • Ash

    What’s the big deal about Lee? He’s not spectacular or memorable at all. And I definitely don’t buy his “Gosh, gee, aw shucks, me?” shtick.

    Oh well. Crystal will be the latest example of how the runner-up usually outshines the winner anyway.

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