SHOCKER! Simon Cowell Says Lee Dewyze Should Be The Next 'American Idol!'

Tue, May 25, 2010 7:01pm EDT by Add first Comment

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Simon dropped a bomb on Ellen’s show today — he’d rather Lee win than Crystal! Do YOU agree with him?

We’re all going to find out soon enough — but if Simon Cowell had to predict the winner of Fox’s American Idol, he’d put his money on rocker Lee Dewyze over the other finalist, crooner Crystal Bowersox.

“If you’d asked me five or six weeks ago, 100 percent I would have said Crystal [Bowersox],” the 50-year-old judge told fellow judge Ellen Degeneres on her talk show May 25, “but now I’ve changed my mind. I think Lee [DeWyze] is going to win.”

Lee and Crystal, both 24, will give their final performances tonight, America will vote and the results will be broadcast live tomorrow, May 26 — which will also be Simon’s last day on the hit reality show.

“I am feeling a bit sad because we’re nearly there. But at the same time, do you remember that last three weeks when you were leaving school, and you kind of couldn’t wait to get out? It’s a little bit like that,” he said. “I’m not being ungrateful. I’ve had a fantastic time, and the show changed my life, but I just kind of knew it was time to do something different.”

We’re totally bummed to see Simon go, but we’re stoked to see who finally takes home the prize.

–Kirstin Benson

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