In tonight’s season finale battle, our very own Idol judge thinks Lee will best Crystal Bowersox. Who do YOU think will win?
Blake Lewis hasn’t always been the biggest fan of Lee DeWyze but, regardless, thinks the 24-year-old Illinois native is going to take home the top prize on Idol tonight!
“I think Lee will [win],” the 28-year-old season six runner-up tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively, despite admitting that Crystal Bowersox, also 24, had the best performance of the night May 25.
What else did our very own American Idol judge think of the season 9 finale show? Take it away, Blake!
Highlight One: Lee vs. Crystal, head to head in ultimate combat. Hehehe. This is the American Idol finale and it was a good one. I really enjoyed being in the audience and watching these two go at it.
Highlight Two: Seeing all my favorite Idols from seasons past. There were a ton of alumni in the seats in the Nokia Theatre tonight and the audience was high energy.
Highlight Three: Lee singing “Everybody Hurts.” I really enjoyed this performance from Lee. He has a great tone for this song and he nailed it. Simon Fuller did a really good job picking songs for these contestants to sing and this one was perfect for Lee.
Highlight Four: Crystal Bowersox closing the show with “Up To The Mountain”. This was such a beautiful performance. She started out very soft vocally – just sitting on a stool – and by the end of the song, she used her full range and the crowd went nuts over it. This was my favorite performance of the night and it really showed Crystal as a true artist.
Lowlight: Simon Cowell is leaving American Idol and tonight was one of his last days. Tomorrow will be the end of an era in television (that is until he starts his new show next year, hehehe). I wish him much success with X-Factor and a happy marriage.
Who do you think will win Season 9 of American Idol?? Lee or Crystal? I think Lee will.