American Idol 2010 Top 2 Perform Tonight – Season Finale Part 1

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Update: The two contestants will sing 3 songs each with Crystal getting the pimp spot since she won the coin toss.  They will sing a winner’s song, contestant choice and producer’s pick.

Update 2: Will Young will perform the boot song “Leave Right Now” tonight during the performance show.

This is it, the final night for American Idol performances as Lee DeWyze and Crystal Bowersox face each other for the last time this season. Tonight will be Part 1 of the Season Finale after a long four-month journey that took us from the goofy auditions to Hollywood and then down to this week.

After all this, did your favorite make it? A showdown between Crystal and Lee didn’t surprise me at all. Despite Simon’s call for a woman to win the show this year I called it for Lee months ago. Not to say one is more deserving than the other, but comparing the past few seasons’ winner you’ll see a trend that more closely leans towards Lee than Crystal. Could that streak be broken this week? We’re going to find out very soon!

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  1. LEE DEWYZE is the best
    so Americans, don’t waste your vote,
    Vote a million times for LEE

  2. I’m not living in the US so my friends and I can’t vote. But LEE DEWYZE is our IDOL this season. He deserves it. So America, VOTE FOR LEE!!!

  3. ohhh God, this is a girls`year…. CRYSTAL BOWERSOX all the way…., love from Africa -Uganda

  4. ohhh God, this is a girls`year…. CRYSTAL BOWERSOX all the way…., love from Africa -Uganda

  5. Crystal should win because she truly deserves it. Crystal has proven herself every week. Remember, it’s a singing compeition and she has the voice. I like Lee, and he certainly has improved, but no matter what he sings, somewhere in the song are flat notes, limited range, etc. If you look at the entire season, Crstal is the pro and deserves to be crowned American Idol! (Plus she saved the season…people watched each week to see HER!)

  6. I had thought all along Crystal was, by far, the most talented and best performer, but Lee has grown before all our eyes. His presence on stage is fantastic and his comfort level has moved him into a great position to overtake the once favorite.

  7. AMERICA, VOTE 4 LEE!!!
    LEE IS DE BEST SINGER ARTIST {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}
    HE HAS MAGNETIC VOCAL & YOUR IDEAL AMERICAN IDOL!
    LOVE HIS SKILLS & TALENT IN MAKING EVERY SONG HIS OWN AND MAKING IT CURRENT AND RELEVANT!

    GO LEE, GIVE US ANOTHER INCREDIBLE MOMENT OF THE NIGHT IN THIS FINALE FOR YOUR SEA OF FANS AROUND THE WORLD!!! ENJOY YOUR MOMENT.

    HOPE TO HAVE A CHANCE TO SEE YOUR CONCERT IN MALAYSIA. GOOD LUCK.

  8. Unless Lee disappoints us tonight, which is unlikely, he is a sure bet for AI this season. What is more important, he deserves it. He has been getting better week after week. This year the favorite will make it.

  9. Go Lee… I agree with #7 – Crystal was one of my favorites in the beginning, but she has not gone above and beyond – same old stuff – and she has been by-passed by Lee. She’s become too screamy for me – VOTE FOR LEE… hope all of those Casey fans go over to Lee’s side.

  10. I agree with #7 – Crystal was one of my favorites in the beginning, but she has not gone above and beyond – same old stuff – and she has been by-passed by Lee. She’s become too screamy for me – VOTE FOR LEE… hope all of those Casey fans go over to Lee’s side.

  11. YOU PEOPLE ARE BLINDED BY THE1 SONG LEE DID WELL. GO TO CRYSTALS WEB SITE AND SEE A TRUE ARTIST PERFORM SHE IS A SINGER, SONGWRITER, PERFORMER WAY BEYOND HER YOUNG YEARS LISTEN TO HER ORIGINALS LIKE “HOLY TOLEDO” AND “FARMERS DAUGHTER” LEE COULDNT HOLD A NOTE TO HER,VOTE FOR CRYSTAL SHES THE BEST A MILLION TIMES OVER LEE

  12. Lee did more than 1 song well… you have to admit that. Crystal seems like she is trying to bring back the Joplin stuff, which cannot be replicated. She’s good, but not good enough.

  13. American Idol website says that Crystal is singing in the pimp spot… does anyone know what that means?

  14. This should really be a good finale because both singers are very good but I do feel that LEE has the edge, at least in my book he does.
    GO LEE!!!!!!!!

    SAM…I think the pimp spot is the last one to sing…..I THINK!!!!!

  15. For those that are so impressed with “Mrs. Doubtfire,” Lee Dewyze, you might want to think if you’re insightful or manipulated. About the only thing that has changed with his performances is the judges critique and we all know that they always tell the truth! With an honest critique and a mind of your own, Leroy Paints would have been long gone!!!!!!!!
    Thank you Crystal for your genius! You carried the show, AI9

  16. LEE is my IDOL and your Idol too.

    I can tell that Lee is a very special person. He is genuinely special. And he got talents in singing, song-writing and creating his own music with God-gifted magical voice and charms.
    He is De Wyze Choice for American Idol.

    Lee, be in your moment and we will join you in your moment in the finale. A big thank you for entertaining us. You have already won so many hearts of your fan with your vocal. You deserved to be crowned the American Idol this Season.

    “Do your best and leave the rest”.

    Wish your lucky stars shine upon you tonight. Lots of love from your fans.

  17. Lee,

    Give your best in the finale and enjoy every moment of it. If you were meant to be No. 1, it would happen for you. You only had to beLEEive that you could do it and own it. We beLEEive in you.

    Happy Singing in your Finale.

  18. LEE IS MY IDOL, IS THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LEE LEE LEE LEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  19. I think that they will do a U-Turn and Tim will win…… lol…

    Crystal all the way baby……. Talent, charisma, class, personality…. enough said

  20. I think Crystal is very good, as well as a singer, and as for Lee, I think he’s not good at all!He doesn’t react to the audience and still shy somewhat! so I hope it’s crytal? and Simon, already has put Lee on a pedalal to win!

  21. Crystal has ALWAYS been the one to beat – she’s not a “come lately” singer like Lee – she’s been out there working it for 10 years to get there! She’s the American Dream – she Never Gave Up!

  22. lee must win. i used to like crystal until i saw her home visit. lee was noble and appreciated every moment of it whereas crystal seemed to have expected it. LEE FOR IDOLS WINNER 2010

  23. Lee will sing his heart and soul for everyone he loves (that means EVERYONE…) and he shall win, end of story.

  24. Crystal is surely distinguished singar. However, I can`t remember what name of song she was singging becuse she is allways the same tone.

    But I think Lee is always in dirrerent .

  25. I have noticed that the two singers that the female singers tend to stay away from are Aretha Franklin and Janis Joplin. Both are distinctive and intense, and singers that can’t meet their level of intensity look pale in comparison. Crystal has had great success singing songs by both Aretha and Janis. She is the real deal.

    I don’t understand Lee’s appeal. He can’t sing a strong, clear integrated tone so he resorts to artifice.

    That being said, Lee will probably pick up a lot of Casey’s votes, so will probably “win”.

    So now that we know how it will end, let’s just sit back and enjoy the show!

  26. Both are really good,and i do think this year’s american idole both crystal and lee are by far better then the season’s before.They both deserve it……….but i have to say lee is the one.
    america vote…………LEE XXX

  27. I have 2 say……..it’s really a shame that simon’s not gonna be in the following season’s.
    He created it so he started the trend with the most tough and straight forward judge.
    cheers simon 🙂

  28. It seems that they are both very talented. For some reason or reasons, Crystal seems to have lost some supporters. About 6 weeks ago, sample polls showed her with about %30% of the votes. I think Lee has been steadily gaining (sample poll shows 65%. He has been picking up the votes from the ones voted off, while Crystal is staying the same or losing some. But, you know, what makes this so exciting is that both Lee and Crystal are true artists and it is a real competition. Lee could have a bad night and Crystal could have the best night of her life–I think they have a basic fan base, but there is a segment of voters that really vote based on the best performance of the night.

    If Lee has another night like last week, I think he will win. And he is my favorite, although Crystal is also very good and I will be happy for her if she wins too.

  29. I heard Simmon is suppose to perform. If he does we need to give him back some of the same comments he made to the idol contestants!

  30. it’s meant to be that mamasox will be right there to give Lee a huge congrat hug and to soothe him on his big win tonight 🙂

  31. i think someone is scheming malicious to steal lee’s female votes but, fat chance Keeli, it’s just sick & vulgar what you said

  32. Hi guys i am bilal from africa sorry because i can’t vote but i think the both of them are great artist ….. lee and crystal you are the best but one of you will be the Américan idol that one is lee .

  33. @ #45 Ronnie…I totally agree…that is lower than low.Uncalled for and malicious fabrication. For shame…keeli…
    Vote for Lee…he is awesome…:-)

  34. IF LEE BECOMES THE NEXT IDOL IT WILL BE THE SAME AS LAST YEAR THE MOST TALENTED,DYNAMIC PERSON COMES IN SECOND, AND LEE WILL BE SEEN AS OFTEN AS KRIS ALLEN IS ON FORD COMMERCIALS! HE WILL BE FORGOTTEN ABOUT BY THIS TIME NEXT YEAR!

  35. PEOPLE, VOTE YOUR BUTT OFF FOR CRYSTAL BOWERSOX TONIGHT. THE RIGHT PERSON JUST HAS TO WIN THIS YEAR. I’M SPEECHLESS ABOUT ALL THE TALK ABOUT LEE. SIMON DID A GOOD BRAINWASHING JOB. WHAT A JOKE. GOD BE WITH CRYSTAL TONIGHT TO GIVE THE BEST PERFORMANCES OF HER LIFE.

  36. gp@48 –
    I assume from what you’ve said you’re a Crystal fan and wish her success in 2nd place? Absolutely no problem there with us Lee fans.

  37. So either Lee Dewyze DO-IT-WISELY or cyrstal to be CRYSTAL-CLEAR-TO-STAND-TALL to win..the mania is now oonnnnn..
    frankly i want crystal to win during the top 12 show, but now 10 weeks later , i think lee will snatch the title, i want lee to win..

  38. Both are talented without a doubt. Lee has definately grown since the beginning, but Crystal has been strong from the first audition. She has been working the stage for years and she deserves and GOT her break, IDOL or not she got what she needed to take the next step in her career.

    Crystal has so much emotion in her heart when she sings, and she knows how to pull the audience inside her and make them feel that emotion. Then she feeds off of our energy and pours it all out in the form of raw passion when she performs. I feel like the more I love her singing, the better she gets…is that possible?

    Thanks for “Bobby McGee” and the new song was incredible, I think Randy was actually emotional after hearing it! I loved all 3 of her songs tonight…as for Lee meh, he was good, but I can hear him on any radio station any time under about a dozen different names. Crystal is unique and demands your attention when she sings, that’s what I want, to be captivated!

    ‘Nuff said, Crystal is the IDOL regardless of who the 13 year old girls vote for…can’t wait for her albumn to come out.

  39. Have to be honest here…I felt that Crystal “showcases” herself last night – meaning that she finally did what she should have sone all along..(I guess in golf one would call that sand bagging or in pool – hustling)…she chose to go 2nd for a reason…at the end she would be able to make her little comment to Simon – are we talking being staged or what-…In any event, I still voted for Lee because he stayed true to himself although I felt he was holding back. We will see what happens tonight. Either way, I feel Lee will in the long run, be morfe successful than Crystal. 🙂

  40. ROSE…..Don’t give up on LEE just yet…..If you watched Idol in the past its never the one that wins the 1st night of the finale…..They told David A. that he won the night and the same to Adam last year and they both lost the title….DON’T GIVE UP YET!!!!!!!

  41. ROSE……Sorry to hear about your eye problems, good luck with your surgery!

  42. @ # 60, 61 Phyllis G. Oh, I haven’t given up…still want Lee to win and I think he just may do it. You are right…too much hype over Crystal…may just backfire.
    Lee to win…:-)
    Thank you too about the eye surgery… 🙂
    It is still a beautiful day in the neighborhood !!

  43. I think Simon favor’s Lee from the beginning, and not fair to the other contestants, again, I hope crystal wins overall!!

  44. Go Lee you rock – From us here in Auckland, New Zealand. Looking forward to watching on TVNZ tonight. Jo and Ash.

  45. crystal and lee deserve to be in the finals. both work hard from start to finish. congratulations!!! for the record, i voted for crystal. also i am a casey fan.

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