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'American Idol' -- Nerves Frayed During Rehearsal

5/25/2010 8:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Our spies at the "American Idol" rehearsal today say Crystal Bowersox was so nervous she forgot the words to the song she'll release if she wins tomorrow night.  And Lee DeWyze got ticked off after he got hit with a violin bow.

'American Idol
Both Crystal and Lee will each sing 3 songs.  The first song is their choice, the second was chosen by Simon Fuller and the third song is the one that will be released by the winner.

Crystal chose "Me and Bobby McGee" for her first song.  Fuller had her sing "Black Velvet."  As for the song she'll release ... it's called "Up to the Mountain." Crystal stopped dead in her tracks in the middle of the song and started over.

As for Lee, he chose, "The Boxer," and Fuller selected "Everybody Hurts." As for the song he'll release if he wins ... it's called, "Beautiful Day." 

As Lee finished "Beautiful Day," a violinist accidentally hit him in the body with his bow.  Lee was upset and walked off the stage .... even before the pretend judges could weigh in.

Should be interesting.


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Sucks, Sucks, Sucks, American Idol Sucks!

1548 days ago


Lee you rock! And I really hope you win tonight. But come on walking off stage cause a bow came your way, suck it up big got a lot more things to worry about then a freaken bow hitting you in the fantastic body you have

1548 days ago


I was no impressed by the final big show of the season for this series. I have been pulling for Crystal, but she's being weak. Lee is just a wanna be Dave Matthews. Both don't have what it shall take to make it last. They will get their little summer tour and make some cash, put out a cd that tons of tweens and soccer moms shall by. Then that will be about it. Other idols with more talent have packed up and headed home as they didn't have the success that they and others hoped for and frankly they had more talent than this duo. Also, if Lee is going to release a U2 song it should be as good if not better than the original. I'm sorry it wasn't. I wish them both the best.

1548 days ago


I think Crystal should fill in some missing teeth and U2 should hire Lee Dweezel to fetch bottled water for them... this is a high school talent show and Simon's laughing all the way to the bank... and then back to his Bentley.

1548 days ago


Crystal is very low class. She does not have the image of an American Idol. She looks like a rabid oppossum when she sings. Not to personality!! Can't stand to watch her!!! Lee is really good and exhibits some class. He deserves the title. But I'm afraid there are too many Wal-Mart shoppers that will relate to Crystal and vote her in as the next AI.

1548 days ago


It amazes me how the judges applaud Lee as if he is something new on the lame US music scene these days. There are a million crappy rock type guys that sing like him already. Nothing new.

1548 days ago


Turns out it doesn't matter much if you forget the lyrics on "American Idol," at least not last night. They utilize a TelePrompTer.

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1547 days ago


They both have great voices, but Crystal can sing anything. She is brilliant. Obviously you people are very shallow. Judging people because of the way they look. I wonder what your god would think of you.

1547 days ago


Lee sounds like a BITCH

1547 days ago


Sorry I just can't stand looking at Crystal, or do I like her singing. It is too Hill Billy for me. I always mute the TV when she is about to sing. Ugh!
Now Lee is something else again. Love him.
My favourite all round singer was BIG MIKE, he is so Professional, and should of been in the final, he is far more Commercial than Crystal.

1547 days ago


A national study conducted by among 3,901 American Idol viewers found that Crystal Bowersox was selected as the contestant who should win American Idol Season 9 during the show finale tonight. Crystal received nearly twice as many votes as Lee (66.2% vs. 33.8%, respectively). More results can be seen at

1547 days ago


I think lee should win... and today tmz said that lee droped the ball blah blah blah... and they thought that his rubber bands from his braces were saliva..... they are obviously rubber bands watch closely...

1547 days ago


i really really wanted crystal to win , she is so cool calm and collected when she sings and plays, she might have got jittery at rehearsal because she has so many fans no matter where she plays, like here at popas, in TOLEDO,OHIO So to the dumb voters[who supposed to have voted her out} did they have ears? wait and see who comes out on top in the end. horray for crystal b.

1546 days ago


Lee better hold onto his humility for a while longer. He has not paid his dues yet...

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