American Idol 2010: Lee DeWyze thanks fans for votes

American Idol winner Lee DeWyze has thanked his loyal fans for all their millions of votes.

The 24 year old singer from Mount Prospect, Illinois, wowed the audience and judges alike on Tuesday night with his renditions of “The Boxer“, “Everybody Hurts” and his eventual winners single “Beautiful Day“. On his final performance of the U2 song Simon Cowell said:

I think you made the most of it. I felt a lot more effort. Look, this is my final time I’m ever gonna judge this show. I just want to say about you is that this is what this competition was designed for. Somebody who needs a break, having a normal job, working in a paint shop. You’ve worked hard and remained a nice person throughout, and I genuinely wish the best for you. You’re a great guy.

Lee beat Ohio singer Crystal Bowersox on last night’s final show and taking to his Facebook page today he gushed:

WWWWOOOOOWWWWW! This is amazing!!!!! Thank you all soo much, I wouldn’t have been able to do it without you, and the people on this side doing their best to make this show a success! I cant believe this is happening! You are so amazing, I couldn’t be happier to set a goal, and follow through, I have to go theyre pulling me away, but ill be able to update asap. Crystal is amazing, I know she’ll do amazing things and I wouldn’t have wanted to go through this with anyone else. Love you guys….we did it now lets make some music!!!!! P.S I LOVE YOU GUYS WOOT WOOT!

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Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!