Lee DeWyze announced winner of American Idol Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 9:00 p.m. After performing with Chicago Does Anyone Really Know What Time It Is, If You Leave Me Now, 25-or-6-to-4 Lee DeWyze won a tight contest. Almost all former American Idol winners were on hand for the performance.
Congratulations! Lee DeWyze wins! The first time that anyone from the Chicago area has made it all the way.
Video showing Lee DeWyze announced as winner with a panning live shot of Village Green crowd in Mount Prospect. Segway to Lee DeWyze ‘Beautiful Day.’
Ryan Seacrest: How does it feel to be the new American Idol?
Lee DeWyze: I don’t know. This is amazing. Thank you guys so much for everything.
May 26, 2010 — Lee DeWyze & Chicago performing at the American Idol 2010 Finale. Chicago – Lee DeWyze Does Anyone Really Know What Time It Is, Lee DeWyze – Chicago – Lee DeWyze If You Leave Me Now, Chicago – Lee DeWyze 25-or-6-to-4
Lee DeWyze, Crystal Bowersox and Joe Cocker: “With a Little Help from My Friends.”
American Idol Finale Watch Party ‘Lee on the Green’ Huge party with jumbotron television for outdoor presentation of American Idol.
‘Lee on the Green’ — huge turnout for outdoor party with JumboTron TV to watch American Idol at Village on the Green in downtown Mount Prospect near Village Hall.
VIDEO: Lee DeWyze leaving American Idol after party (wrap party): “I set to do a goal, and I did it … so, I’m happy … Thank you so much for everything … it’s been amazing, and I appreciate it.”