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American Idol Viewers Say the Winner is: Crystal Bowersox

Study results indicate that Lee Dewyze should be eliminated tonight

Flemington, NJ, May 26, 2010 – A new national study among 3,901 American Idol viewers revealed that viewers selected Crystal Bowersox as the contestant who should win American Idol Season 9 competition based on her performances last night.

The study was conducted during May 25-26, by HCD Research using its website, to obtain American Idol viewers’ perceptions of which contestant should be eliminated on tonight’s finale show. HCD Research has conducted a series of studies among a nationally representative sample of Americans, which paralleled the American Idol voting to determine the weekly winners based on a democratic, “one person, one vote” methodology.

The studies were conducted in response to the controversy over the validity of the voting process that is currently used to select the weekly winners. The study results were compared to the actual results of the show each week. To view detailed results visit:

Crystal Bowersox received 66.2% of the votes, indicating that viewers believe she should win the competition this season. In contrast, Lee Dewyze received 33.8% of the votes. Based on the results of the study, Dewyze is the contestant who should be eliminated on tonight’s show.

Among the findings:

Respondents were asked to pick the one contestant that they thought should advance to the next round of the competition:


% that voted for contestant to move on

Crystal Bowersox


Lee Dewyze


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HCD Research is a marketing and communications research company headquartered in Flemington, NJ.  The company's services include traditional and web-based research.  For additional information on HCD Research, access the company’s web site at or call HCD Research at 908-788-9393.® ( is a media measurement website that provides the media and general public with a venue to view Americans’ perceptions of popular and controversial media events and advertisements.

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RE: AmericanIdol 5-25-10
by hawk (Anonymous User) on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 @ 4:09:24 PM (#5858)
Crystal is the bomb and clear winner! Consistent and on key all season. If she doesn't win the voting Idol needs to rethink the voting system
RE: AmericanIdol 5-25-10
by deekee (Anonymous User) on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 @ 5:41:27 PM (#5859)
Crystal spent most of the season in a bad mood with bad attitude. For one consistently screeching performance everyone starts to fawn over her. America is sick and tired of her pulling the sympathy MOM card. Going for Lee's consistency and decency. He wasn't out there last night to change personality overnight. [Crystal talked to much, she doesn't own the show!] Lee got a raw deal from the Judges yesterday too. Let's hope that America isn't so near-sighted that they give up their favorite in a minute. Pay attention to all you've heard through the season. LEE IS CLEARLY THE WINNER!!!!!
RE: AmericanIdol 5-25-10
by LEE THE AI2010 (Anonymous User) on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 @ 5:56:55 PM (#5860)
My sentiments exactly.
RE: AmericanIdol 5-25-10
by Natalie (Anonymous User) on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 @ 6:13:04 PM (#5861)
this is so not true, on dial idol it says lee is going to win....all these things cant tell us what is going to happen....the final decision is from american idol producers...due to the fact that they stop sometimes and make all lines busy so that you cant vote for your favorite idol...its all rigged....but my opinion..........LEE IS GOING TO WIN!!!!!!!!!! ALL YOU GOT TO DO IS BE-LEE-VIE
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by (Anonymous User) on Thursday, May 27, 2010 @ 3:24:53 AM (#5862)
RE: AmericanIdol 5-25-10
by Wordpoet (Anonymous User) on Thursday, June 3, 2010 @ 10:49:39 AM (#5983)
In my opinion the same thing happened this year that happens every year. The popular contestant won and the contestant with the most talent and potential did not. Also as usual, time will tell whose career will blossom and whose will fade away.

Personally I'm looking forward to Crystals first album. Think what you like but in my opinion she should have won.
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