Lee DeWyze Wins American Idol
As the US TV show bids farewell to Simon Cowell...
American Idolhas crowned it's latest winner in the shape of 24-year old Simon Cowelland Kara DioGuardi praised Lee for having one of the 'most commercial voices of the season' and for being what Idol is all about.
After crowning DeWyze as it's new winner, the hit US TV show also said goodbye to Cowell with a moving tribute following his announcement of his departure in January.
Cowell said: "I didn't think I would be this emotional but I genuinely am... I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the support, the fun and your sense of humour. That has been the best part. Seeing these contestants back, that's what made the show."
"When anyone asks who will replace me, the truth is you guys are the judges of this show and you've done an incredible job over the years."
Cowell added that he would miss everybody on the programme saying: "Thank you very much indeed. It's been a blast."