Lee DeWyze’s performances on ‘American Idol’ didn’t impress TMZ’s Harvey Levin, who said the man who the next night won ‘Idol’ had “choked” on Tuesday. Harvey said Lee literally choked because there was too much saliva in his mouth. The video report from TMZ at MySpace has since been removed.
Lee DeWyze Wins ‘American Idol’ Season 9
May 27, 2010 – As expected by anyone who paid attention to Intrade or DialIdol this week, Lee DeWyze won the ninth season of ‘American Idol’ last night. The 24-year-old former paint salesman told EW.com afterward:
I didn’t know what to do when I won, man. It was a surreal experience. What do you do when you win American Idol? I don’t know — I’ve never done it before, you know? It’s just, it’s like something I can’t even explain to you right now. It’s amazing.
Urban Talks About His ‘American Idol’ Experience
May 2, 2010 – Recently ousted ‘American Idol’ finalist Tim Urban talked about being sent home packing and more at the “If I Can Dream” house in what appeared to be an online chat where he was reading questions off a big screen TV. “I wasn’t like really surprised,” Urban said of his exit. “I was kind of prepared for whatever [Ryan Seacrest] was going to say, so when he said my name I was like, ‘Oh, alright. Well, I guess I’ll be leaving now. I wonder what they put in my [compilation] package’.” Tim added that Ellen DeGeneres was probably his favorite judge since he got a hug from the comedian. Watch Popstar! magazine footage via YouTube below.