Simon Cowell Predicts Lee DeWyze Will Win 'American Idol'

by Gabrielle Dunn, posted May 25th 2010 11:15AM
Simon CowellSimon Cowell loves a good dark horse, and this season is clearly no exception.

In a taped segment airing today on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show,' Cowell predicted that Lee DeWyze will win 'Idol' season 9.

"If you'd asked me five or six weeks ago, 100 percent I would have said Crystal [Bowersox]. But now I've changed my mind. I think Lee is going to win," Cowell said.

The reason for Cowell's change of heart, he said, is because of the former paint salesman's captivating personal story.

"He's worked in a paint shop," Cowell said of DeWyze. "He's talented. He hasn't had any real breaks in life, and this has given him a shot, and I like that."Simon CowellSimon Cowell loves a good dark horse, and this season is clearly no exception.

In a taped segment airing today on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show,' Cowell predicted that Lee DeWyze will win 'Idol' season 9.

"If you'd asked me five or six weeks ago, 100 percent I would have said Crystal [Bowersox]. But now I've changed my mind. I think Lee is going to win," Cowell said.

The reason for Cowell's change of heart, he said, is because of the former paint salesman's captivating personal story.

"He's worked in a paint shop," Cowell said of DeWyze. "He's talented. He hasn't had any real breaks in life, and this has given him a shot, and I like that."

Fear not, though, Bowersox-ers!

Though Cowell is a respected judge, his predictions for who will win have been off in the last few seasons. For season 8, Cowell did not even call Kris Allen being in the finale, let alone taking the title.

"I would put my money on Adam [Lambert] and Danny [Gokey]," Cowell said last year. He later predicted Lambert would win 'Idol,' but the glam rocker ultimately came in second.

In season 7, Cowell predicted David Archuleta would win due to the tween power voters. Archuleta was runner-up to winner David Cook. In fact, the last time Cowell was 100 percent correct in his prediction was in season 4 when he called the crown for Carrie Underwood.

Tonight's 'Idol' performance finale marks Cowell's penultimate episode of the series. Do you think his final prediction will be on the money?

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