By a 2 percent margin of votes Lee DeWyze beat out Crystal Bowersox on American Idol last night and we weren’t the only ones who were surprised. Lee was practically shaking when the announcement was made and sputtered “I don’t know,”when Ryan Seacrest asked how he was feeling. Runner up Crystal, who most would agree had the better finale performance, was smiling and the pair hugged as Lee gave her a heartfelt “I love you.” Whatever, it’s not like Crystal needed to win to secure her future record deal and seeing past winners and finalists come on stage for a group song…well, let’s just say it was a reminder that sometimes being a runner up is better.
Paula Abdul came to say goodbye to Simon Cowell on his last night with her usual “say what?” delivery. I can’t wait for her new show to start , although I’m really wondering how relevant these talent shows, including Idol will become in the future of
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Outside of Dane Cook there were several crowd pleasing performances including a healthy looking Bret Michaels who wasn’t kidding about getting back to rocking as soon as possible.
Check out clips from the finale after the jump!.