The Rise of 'American Idol' Winner Le...

The Rise of 'American Idol' Winner Lee DeWyze

There are 10 comments on the WJW Fox 8 Cleveland story from May 27, 2010, titled The Rise of 'American Idol' Winner Lee DeWyze. In it, WJW Fox 8 Cleveland reports that:

Simon Cowell was granted his final wish on "American Idol." Lee DeWyze, the bashful paint sales clerk championed early by the biting British judge on the Fox singing contest, was crowned "Idol" on Wednesday over single mother Crystal Bowersox.

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AI Viewer

Cleveland, OH

#1 May 27, 2010
Lee was definitely the more versatile performer, and deservedly won.

Crystal was nice, cute, and talented in her own style of music, but ultimately she was just another Taylor Hicks...had she won, her albums would have generated no public interest, and she would have just ended up singing alongside Taylor in a "Grease" musical tour...
kathie

Wadsworth, OH

#2 May 27, 2010
Crystal is the clear winner. Her uniqueness and her incredible voice and range will make her a very successful artist. I CAN'T wait for her first release. This was a shocker to most people--sort of like the Clay Aiken/Ruben Studdard finale when the better singer lost.

Voting should change to five or ten votes PER PHONE...if you have enough friends who will SIT on the phone for you, you win.... Time will tell who is the more successful.
Kendall

Cleveland, OH

#3 May 27, 2010
I was really surprised Crystal didn't win. I really think she's a great singer. I think Lee just won because all the teenage girls thought he was hot.

“Baby, it's cold outside! ”

Since: Apr 10

BLOCKHEADS!

#4 May 27, 2010
Lee won because the teeny boppers needed an "idol". Crystal is by far a more accomplished singer and will surpass Lee by a mile in record sales.
You'll see. Most of the runnerups have been more successful than the winners.
MDC Cleveland

Taunton, MA

#5 May 27, 2010
Kendall wrote:
I was really surprised Crystal didn't win. I really think she's a great singer. I think Lee just won because all the teenage girls thought he was hot.
I really think President Oboma had alot to do with Lee winning because it was a
Chicago person. The President spoke about Labron coming to Chicago Bulls, so yes
I do think the President put Lee to win Idol.
zero

Sterling Heights, MI

#6 May 27, 2010
Lee won because he knows how to groom himself.
Trisha

New Philadelphia, OH

#7 May 27, 2010
There is no doubt that both contestants on Americal Idol are talented. Even though I am from Ohio, I do not feel that Crystal was robbed last night, and it is definetly not a popularity contest. Lee seems like a great guy and deserved it more than anybody. With his successful career ahead of him, he will prove that him winning the contest was not a mistake.

Since: Dec 09

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#8 May 27, 2010
BizzyBee wrote:
Lee won because the teeny boppers needed an "idol". Crystal is by far a more accomplished singer and will surpass Lee by a mile in record sales.
You'll see. Most of the runnerups have been more successful than the winners.
He had to win get real he worked in a paint store, how far would that get him with only that on his resume. Crystal has a music history and now proved how good she is and will be around for a long long time. She realistically should have won, with a little Hollywood make over and weight management by the time the Idol tour is over she will be coming out bigger and better than ever. Lee will get his 4-5 yrs of fame, hope he puts his money away for after that. Maybe he might open up his own paint store.
Poppa Jivebones

Ruckersville, VA

#9 May 27, 2010
AI Viewer wrote:
Lee was definitely the more versatile performer, and deservedly won.
Crystal was nice, cute, and talented in her own style of music, but ultimately she was just another Taylor Hicks...had she won, her albums would have generated no public interest, and she would have just ended up singing alongside Taylor in a "Grease" musical tour...
Greese em up boys the tour is about to start and they need more greesy singers since Sha Na Na is retired.Maybe Little Richard will help those greasers.
Poppa Jivebones

Ruckersville, VA

#10 May 27, 2010
zero wrote:
Lee won because he knows how to groom himself.
Yea it's all about being well groomed and slick so not too greasy or sleezy.

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