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See larger Simon Cowell arrives at the 'American Idol' finale on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Simon Cowell arrives at the "American Idol" finale on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

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  • In this publicity image released by Fox, Crystal Bowersox, left, and Lee DeWyze, center await the announcement of the 'American Idol' season nine winner during the 'American Idol' finale at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, Wednesday, May 26, 2010. (AP Photo/FOX, Vince Bucci) NO SALES
  • In this photo provided by PictureGroup, from left, contestant Lee DeWyze performs at the American Idol Season 9 Top 2 Performance Show at the Nokia Theatre on May 25, 2010 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Becker/FOX/PictureGroup)
  • In this photo provided by PictureGroup, from left, contestant Crystal Bowersox performs at the American Idol Season 9 Top 2 Performance Show at the Nokia Theatre on May 25, 2010 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Becker/FOX/PictureGroup)
  • In this photo provided by PictureGroup, from left, contestant Lee DeWyze performs at the American Idol Season 9 Top 2 Performance Show at the Nokia Theatre on May 25, 2010 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Becker/FOX/PictureGroup)
  • In this photo provided by PictureGroup, contestant Crystal Bowersox performs at the American Idol Season 9 Top 2 Performance Show at the Nokia Theatre on May 25, 2010 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Becker/FOX/PictureGroup)
  • In this publicity image released by Fox, season nine winner Lee DeWyze performs during the 'American Idol' finale at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, Wednesday, May 26, 2010. (AP Photo/FOX, Vince Bucci) NO SALES
  • Paula Abdul poses backstage during the 'American Idol' finale on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
  • Simon Cowell arrives at the 'American Idol' finale on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
  •  In this publicity image released by Fox, Top 12 season eight winner Kris Allen performs during the 'American Idol' finale at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, Wednesday, May 26, 2010. (AP Photo/FOX, Vince Bucci)
  • Michael McDonald poses backstage during the 'American Idol' finale on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
  • Janice Dickinson arrives at the 'American Idol' finale on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
  • Daryl Hall, left, and and John Oates arrive at the 'American Idol' finale on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
  • Lee DeWyze, winner of Season 9 of American Idol, poses backstage after the finale on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
  • Lee DeWyze, winner of Season 9 of American Idol, poses backstage after the finale on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
  • From left, Didi Benami, Casey James, and  Siobhan Magnus arrive at the 'American Idol' finale on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
  • In a photo provided by the Walt Disney Company Lee DeWyze, right, tapes  a television commercial for Disney Parks at the Nokia Theater Wednesday May 26, 2010 after being crowned the newest "American Idol" in Los Angeles.  DeWyze's appearance in the Disney spot celebrates the 'American Idol Experience' theme park attraction at Walt Disney World in Florida.  (AP Photo/Paul Hiffmeyer/Disney)
  • Crystal Bowersox poses backstage after the 'American Idol' finale on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
  • Crystal Bowersox poses backstage after the 'American Idol' finale on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
  • Ellen DeGeneres arrives at the 'American Idol' finale on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
  • Kara DioGuardi poses backstage during the 'American Idol' finale on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
  • Musical group 'Chicago' pose backstage during the 'American Idol' finale on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
  • Bret Michaels poses backstage during the 'American Idol' finale on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
  • Lacey Brown arrives at the 'American Idol' finale on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
  • In this publicity image released by Fox, Top 12 contestants Siobhan Magnus, left, and Aaron Kelly, right, perform with Bary Gibb, second left, and Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees during the 'American Idol' finale at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, Wednesday, May 26, 2010. (AP Photo/FOX, Vince Bucci) NO SALES
  • In this publicity image released by Fox, Alice Cooper, center, performs with the 12 finalists during the 'American Idol' finale at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, Wednesday, May 26, 2010. (AP Photo/FOX, Vince Bucci) NO SALES
  • In this publicity image released by Fox, Alanis Morissette, right, and Idol finalist Crystal Bowersox perform during the 'American Idol' finale at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, Wednesday, May 26, 2010. (AP Photo/FOX, Vince Bucci) NO SALES
  • In this publicity image released by Fox, Janet Jackson performs during the 'American Idol' finale at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, Wednesday, May 26, 2010. (AP Photo/FOX, Vince Bucci) NO SALES
  • In this publicity image released by Fox, Gen. Larry Platt performs 'Pants On The Ground' during the 'American Idol' finale at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, Wednesday, May 26, 2010. (AP Photo/FOX, Vince Bucci) NO SALES
  • In this publicity image released by Fox, Idol contestants William Hung and Gen. Larry Platt perform 'Pants On The Ground' during the 'American Idol' finale at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, Wednesday, May 26, 2010. (AP Photo/FOX, Vince Bucci) NO SALES
  • In this publicity image released by Fox, former Idol judge Paula Abdul returns to say goodbye to Simon Cowell during the 'American Idol' finale at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, Wednesday, May 26, 2010. (AP Photo/FOX, Vince Bucci) NO SALES
  • In this publicity image released by Fox, Brett Michaels and Idol finalist Casey James perform perform during the 'American Idol' finale at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, Wednesday, May 26, 2010. (AP Photo/FOX, Vince Bucci) NO SALES
  • In this publicity image released by Fox, Season four American Idol Carrie Underwood performs during the 'American Idol' finale at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, Wednesday, May 26, 2010. (AP Photo/FOX, Vince Bucci) NO SALES
  • Julia Backes, left, Stephanie Kies, center, and Miriam Gavin, celebrate Lee DeWyze's victory at the Village of Mount Prospect viewing party for hometown boy DeWyze, one of the two 'American Idol' finalists, Wednesday, May 26, 2010 for the show's season finale in Mount Prospect, Ill.  (AP Photo/David Banks)
  • Alice Cooper arrives at the 'American Idol' finale on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
  • Raquel Welch arrives at the 'American Idol' finale on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Lee DeWyze triumphed Wednesday, May 26 over Crystal Bowersox in the contest's ninth season.

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