Crystal Bowersox on Lee DeWyze as American Idol: We Both Win

Crystal Bowersox said she knew she wasn’t going to win long before Ryan Seacrest announced Lee DeWyze as the winner of American Idol 2010. For Bowersox, however, there really is no loser on American Idol this season.

Crystal Bowersox on 'American Idol' (FOX)
Crystal Bowersox on 'American Idol' (FOX)

“I knew Lee was going to win,” Crystal Bowersox said backstage during a press conference after the American Idol finale. “People seem surprised by that. But I had a feeling. I couldn’t be happier for him. He deserves every minute of this.”

Bowersox said she didn’t feel nervous going into the American Idol finale. “Before the show… I had this strange sense of peace and calm. I’ve been that way through the whole season,” Bowersox said. “If you haven’t noticed, I’m just mellow. I was ready and willing… for the outcome.”

As for losing out to Lee DeWyze, Bowersox doesn’t feel bad about it. “We both win. It’s not win or lose; it’s winner and non-winner,” Bowersox said. “Both of us are going to have very successful careers, and we’re going to be friends for a long time.”

Even though she came in second on American Idol, Crystal Bowersox feels she has learned many valuable things from the journey of being on the show. “I can walk in heels — downstairs, nonetheless,” Bowersox joked. “I’ve learned a lot about myself and I’ve learned a lot about the business… My life is never going to be the same, and I’m ready for all of it.”

Next up for Bowersox? Going home to “hug my baby boy and get back to living.” She’ll also be heading out soon on the American Idol Live Tour and starting work on her album.

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8 thoughts on “Crystal Bowersox on Lee DeWyze as American Idol: We Both Win”

  1. First, Lee was sold to us as a paint store employee with a great voice and little singing experience (shy Lee). What American Idol didn’t tell us was about his two already produced albums (2007 & 2009) and contract for 3rd album that he had get a release from to appear on American Idol. Yes, his albums had went no where, but he was not the shy, inexperience, newly discovered singer/paint store employee that American Idol sold him as. If American Idol restricted voting to one person, one vote rule, then we have a different outcome. With the 10 to 15 year young girls voting 200 to 300 times for the guy that they think is cute makes the American Idol results more or less a Teeny Bopper Award not a true American Idol Award. American Idol needs to restrict voting to one person/one vote! It will substantially lower the vote count, but might make the American Idol Contest more fair and with better outcomes.

  2. I watched every show this year and I will have to say I am done. With last years results and then this years results why waste my time. I wish Crystal all the best. What a singer. And then with Simon leaving next year and Paula leaving last year. American Idol is no fun anymore.

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