or


[05/26/10 - 10:04 PM]
American Idol Winner Revealed!
FOX details this year's winner of "American Idol."

[via press release from FOX]

AMERICAN IDOL Winner Revealed!

LEE DEWYZE IS CROWNED THE "AMERICAN IDOL"

Two-Hour Spectacular Season Finale Featured Appearances by Alice Cooper, The Bee Gees, Michael McDonald, Dane Cook, Christina Aguilera, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Alanis Morissette, Bret Michaels, Chicago, Janet Jackson and Joe Cocker

Former IDOL Judge Paula Abdul and Past IDOL Winners Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks and Kris Allen Returned for Special Farewell Tribute to Simon Cowell

Auditions for Season 10 Will Be Held This Summer in Jersey City, NJ; Nashville, TN; New Orleans, LA; and San Francisco, CA, Among Other Cities

Hopefuls Will Also Have Opportunity to Submit Video Auditions Online at www.myspace.com/americanidol

The ninth season of AMERICAN IDOL came to a sensational conclusion tonight as Lee DeWyze was crowned the winner during the live two-hour season finale on FOX. DeWyze, 24, from Mt. Prospect, IL, emerged as America's choice in a competition that began with more than 100,000 hopefuls who auditioned in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles and Orlando.

DeWyze capped his coronation on Wednesday's finale by singing "Beautiful Day," which is available for download exclusively on americanidol.com and iTunes.

The broadcast from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles featured appearances by Alice Cooper, the Bee Gees, Michael McDonald, Dane Cook, Christina Aguilera, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Alanis Morissette, Bret Michaels, Chicago, Janet Jackson and Joe Cocker.

In addition, former IDOL winners Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks and Kris Allen performed "Together We Are One" as part of a special tribute to Simon Cowell. Former IDOL judge Paula Abdul also returned to bid farewell to Cowell.

The evening was highlighted with performances by the Top 12 finalists and special musical guests. DeWyze took the stage with Chicago to sing "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" and "If You Leave Me Now"; and Bowersox rocked the house with Alanis Morissette on "Ironic" and "You Oughta Know." Casey James performed "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" with Bret Michaels, and Michael Lynche sang "Takin' It To The Streets" with Michael McDonald. Aaron Kelly and Siobhan Magnus joined the Bee Gees for "How Deep Is Your Love," and the Top 12 finalists performed a medley of "Again," "Nothing" and "Nasty" with Janet Jackson. To cap off the night, DeWyze and Bowersox joined Joe Cocker on "With A Little Help From My Friends."

Additionally, last season's winner, Kris Allen, performed his latest song, "The Truth," and comedian Dane Cook joined former IDOL contestants for "Simon Said." Season Four winner Carrie Underwood wowed audiences with her hit "Undo It." Reunited for the first time this season, the Top 12 joined Alice Cooper for "School's Out." The Top 6 girls joined pop superstar Christina Aguilera on the chart-topping songs "Beautiful," "Fighter" and "You Lost Me," while the Top 6 guys performed "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)," "Maneater" and "You Make My Dreams" with legendary duo Daryl Hall & John Oates.

On Tuesday night's final performance show, Bowersox and DeWyze each sang three songs. Bowersox performed "Me and Bobby McGee," "Black Velvet" and "Up To The Mountain (MLK Song)"; and DeWyze sang "The Boxer," "Everybody Hurts" and "Beautiful Day."

DeWyze is the ninth finalist to win the coveted AMERICAN IDOL title and a record contract with 19 Recordings. He joins past winners Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks, David Cook and Kris Allen.

Auditions for Season 10 of AMERICAN IDOL will be held this summer in Jersey City, NJ; Nashville, TN; New Orleans, LA; and San Francisco, CA. Other audition cities and more information to be announced.

Additionally, AMERICAN IDOL will revolutionize its audition process by adding an online component via MySpace to the auditions for the first time ever. Hopefuls from across the country will have the opportunity to submit video auditions. Sign up now at www.myspace.com/americanidol to stay apprised of details as they are announced.

AMERICAN IDOL is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, founder of 19 Entertainment; and executive-produced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America; and Ken Warwick, executive producer, FremantleMedia North America.

Visit americanidol.com for exclusive videos, interviews and photos of the finalists as well as special behind-the-scenes information and all of your AMERICAN IDOL news. For photos and interviews with the finalists, please visit foxflash.com/idol.





  [may 2010]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· AMERICAN IDOL (ABC)





[05/23/18 - 12:14 PM]
ESPN and ESPN+ to Become Exclusive Media Home of UFC in the U.S.
Starting in January 2019, ESPN+ and ESPN become the exclusive digital and linear distributors in the United States for UFC, showcasing 42 live events, 30 of which will feature a full card of 12 UFC bouts.

[05/23/18 - 12:08 PM]
Commit to Real Love Every Tuesday Night on Lifetime with New Seasons of "Married at First Sight" and "Seven Year Switch"
Joining the schedule on Wednesday nights is the new docuseries "Seatbelt Psychic," following renowned psychic medium Thomas John as he brings his gift of communicating with the dead to the masses, one car ride at a time.

[05/23/18 - 12:00 PM]
Idris Elba Set to Star, Direct and Produce a Modern Retelling of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" for Netflix
The feature film will be a sonic and musical experience for which Elba will also produce the music.

[05/23/18 - 12:00 PM]
The Bold, Brilliant and Badass Babes Are Back in the Two-Hour Premiere of "The Bold Type," on Tuesday, June 12
Additionally, the first episode will be available one week early to Hulu subscribers, beginning Tuesday, June 5.

[05/23/18 - 11:38 AM]
Emmy(R) Award-Winning "Good Morning America" Expands to Three Hours
After seven seasons, 1454 episodes, multiple Emmy nominations and two Emmy Awards, "The Chew" will cease production at the end of this season but will continue to air as planned until September with all-new episodes airing in June.

[05/23/18 - 11:04 AM]
Spidey Returns in a One-Hour "Marvel's Spider-Man" Season Two Premiere, Monday, June 18, on Disney XD
Following the premiere weekend, new episodes will debut every Monday through August.

[05/23/18 - 11:01 AM]
Nickelodeon to Develop Norman Lear Animated Project, "Man of the House"
The project follows 11-year-old José as he helps his mother Maria watch over his two younger siblings, Maria Juliana (Maju) and Diego, while trying to form a hip-hop group with his quirky classmate and neighbor, Wilbur, that lives downstairs.

[05/23/18 - 11:00 AM]
Video: Official Trailer Revealed for Season Two of TNT's "Claws"
As previously announced, the series returns Sunday, June 10 at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/23/18 - 11:00 AM]
"The 2019 Miss America Competition" to Air Sunday, Sept. 9, on The ABC Television Network
This year's show will highlight women from all walks of life who are advancing the message of female empowerment through their efforts in the areas of scholarship, talent and social impact.

[05/23/18 - 10:55 AM]
Food Network Celebrates Wedding Season with a Night Full of Top-Tier Cakes on Monday, June 25th
Highlights include the all-new competition series, "Wedding Cake Championship," hosted by Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir.

[05/23/18 - 10:36 AM]
Viceland Announces Nine Summer Series
New programs premiering on the network include: "Hollywood Love Story," a dive into the world of the wannabe Insta-famous presided over by one of the pioneers of 'famous-for-being-yourself' culture: Paris Hilton.

[05/23/18 - 10:06 AM]
Robert Simonds' STX Uglydolls Franchise Gets Animated as New Kids Series for Hulu
The agreement includes a 26-episode series order of "Uglydolls" to be developed and produced as an animated kids series for Hulu, as well as the exclusive SVOD rights to the upcoming animated feature film following its theatrical run.

[05/23/18 - 10:02 AM]
Video: CBS All Access Reveals Official Trailer and Additional Key Art for "Strange Angel"
Based on George Pendle's book of the same name, the series is inspired by the real life story of Jack Parsons and explores the dramatic intersection between genius and madness, science and science fiction.

[05/23/18 - 09:45 AM]
"Shark Week" Brings Shark N' Awe for the 30th Anniversary Premiering Sunday, July 22 on Discovery
Highlights include "Shark Tank Meets Shark Week," featuring Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Daymond John, and Kevin O'Leary.

[05/23/18 - 09:15 AM]
Kim Cattrall Joins CBS All Access' Upcoming Psychological Thriller, "Tell Me a Story"
Earlier this month, it was announced that Billy Magnussen will star in the series as Nick, a young high school teacher who is handsome, seductive, and quite possibly a wolf in sheep's clothing.