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Lee DeWyze Performs 'Beast of Burden' on 'American Idol'
Former paint-store clerk Lee Dewyze took on "Beast of Burden," transforming the sultry rock tune into a clap-along bro-down acoustic ditty with... Read more
Crystal Bowersox Performs 'You Can't Always Get What You Want' on American Idol
Closing the show was this year's singer to beat, Crystal Bowersox, who couldn't miss with "You Can't Always Get What You Want." Strumming her... Read more
Crystal Bowersox Performs 'Me and Bobby McGee' on American Idol'
Though Joplin's version remains definitive, "Me and Bobby McGee" has been covered by a number of artists, including country greats Kenny Rogers and... Read more
Lee DeWyze Performs 'The Letter' on 'American Idol'
Lee DeWyze gets big points this week for choosing the Box Tops' The Letter -- I'm assuming it's a tribute to Box Tops frontman Alex Chilton, who... Read more
Lee DeWyze Performs 'Treat Her LIke A Lady' on 'American Idol'
Looking for his moment, Lee Dewyze went obscure with the Cornelius Brothers' 1971 song "Treat Her Like a Lady," rubbing his outlaw-rocker grit onto... Read more
Crystal Bowersox Performs 'Midnight Train to Georgia' on 'American Idol'
Usher thought that Crystal Bowersox had chosen the perfect R&B song for her American Idol performance this week. Crystal chose ‘Midnight Train To... Read more
Crystal Bowersox Performs 'Come Together' on 'American Idol'
Tuesday night's slightly surreal episode of "American Idol" featured a handful of eyebrow-raising moments. As the top nine contestants dipped into... Read more
Lee DeWyze Performs 'Hey Jude' on 'American Idol'
Question! What does it say that the only contestants gifted with an outside-the-box instrument were Dewyze and MamaSox? Were they the only two... Read more
Crystal Bowersox Performs 'Saved' on 'American Idol'
The best performance of the week on 'American idol' came, not surprisingly, from Crystal Bowersox, who Randy Jackson hailed as "the second coming... Read more
Lee DeWyze Performs 'The Boxer' on 'American Idol'
Simon & Garfunkel's "The Boxer" was personal for Lee Dewyze, who said he remembered it from his childhood, when it inspired him to play guitar.... Read more
Crystal Bowersox Performs 'People Get Ready' on 'American Idol'
Bowersox's emotion-packed cover of Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions' 1965 hit "People Get Ready" was like a greatest hits of past "Idol"... Read more
Lee DeWyze Performs 'You're Still the One' on 'American Idol'
One of the hardest things to do on "Idol" is sustain momentum, to follow up one killer performance with another and keep the judges' praise — those... Read more
Crystal Bowersox Performs 'No One Needs to Know' on 'American Idol'
Crystal's picked No One Needs to Know, a No. 1 country hit from 1996, that she's singing as a message to her boyfriend. "He'll man up one of these... Read more
Lee DeWyze Performs 'That's Life' on 'American Idol'
When Frank Sinatra sang "That's Life," the song became a masterpiece, a devil-may-care case study in the art of cool, careless crooning about... Read more
Crystal Bowersox Performs 'Summer Wind' on 'American Idol'
Summer Wind is likely the most obscure tune we'll hear tonight, and Crystal just might be turning it into a new Idol favorite. She gives it a... Read more
Lee DeWyze Performs 'Kiss from a Rose' on 'American Idol'
Dewyze got the night started with "Kiss From a Rose," a nod back to season eight contestant Danny Gokey, thanks to mentor Jamie Foxx. During the... Read more
Crystal Bowersox and Lee DeWyze Perform 'Falling Slowly' on 'American Idol'
The judges agreed that the evening's two duets, "Falling Slowly" by Crystal Bowersox and Lee Dewyze and "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman" by... Read more
Crystal Bowersox Performs 'I'm Alright' on 'American Idol'
It was Hollywood week again on "American Idol" Tuesday night with the remaining contestants singing tunes from the big screen. In the end, the... Read more
Mount Prospect Holds Homecoming Parade for Lee DeWyze
It's so hard to say goodbye," Lee DeWyze told more than 41,000 screaming fans after he finished the ninth song in what was to have been a... Read more
Toledo Holds Homecoming Parade for Crystal Bowersox
The city of Toledo will kick off the festivities at 11:30 a.m. Friday in downtown in front of Owens Corning, with a parade to run down Summit... Read more
Crystal Bowersox Sings the National Anthem at Toledo Mud Hens Game
(Toledo, OH) - The Toledo Mud Hens are pleased to announce that American Idol finalist Crystal Bowersox will be singing the National Anthem prior... Read more
Lee DeWyze Throws First Pitch at Wrigley Field
During his visit home to Chicago, American Idol finalist, Lee DeWyze, threw out the first pitch at a Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates game at... Read more
Lee Dewyze Performs 'Hallelujah' on 'American Idol'
Going back to a song that has been pay dirt for several former "Idol" contestants, Cowell chose Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," which the judge said... Read more
Lee DeWyze Performs 'Simple Man' on American Idol
Also slinging his acoustic guitar was Mt. Prospect, Illinois' Lee DeWyze, who said the lyrics to Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Simple Man" — a tune he has... Read more
Crystal Bowersox Performs 'Come To My Window' on 'American Idol'
Crystal Bowersox has -- little surprise -- picked a Melissa Etheridge song, Come to My Window. "It's a song about, like, passion and love and... Read more
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