Lee Dewyze beat out runner up Crystal Bowersox in an emotional Idol finale. Click MORE for details…
(CBS) It was a “Beautiful Day” for Lee DeWyze on Wednesday night when he beat out Crystal Bowersox to become the newest “American Idol.”
“Thank you guys so much, everybody,” a visibly shocked DeWyze told “Idol” host Ryan Seacrest after he had been announced the winner. “I can’t believe this. I love you guys.”
The newly-appointed winner then sang the U2 song “Beautiful Day” as confetti flew through the air and fans in his hometown of Mt. Prospect, Ill., showed their admiration via satellite.
The announcement came at the end of a two-hour finale event that brought back past “Idol” winners and notable recording artists.