Lee DeWyze Wins 'American Idol'
May 26, 2010 at 7:17 PM (PT)
LEE DEWYZE has won this year's "AMERICAN IDOL" competiton. DEWYZE won the ninth "IDOL" competition over CRYSTAL BOWERSOX in a vote revealed on WEDNESDAY's season finale.
DEWYZE, 24, a paint clerk from MOUNT PROSPECT, IL, is scheduled to release a single, a cover of U2's "Beautiful Day." He edged BOWERSOX by a 2% margin in the vote.
WEDNESDAY's show was also the final "IDOL" judging appearance for SIMON COWELL, who is leaving to launch a U.S. version of his U.K. hit "THE X FACTOR" on FOX.