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Idol's Bowersox Outsells Winner Lee DeWyze


Another American Idol runner-up outsells the first place winner!

Despite coming in second place during AI's ninth season, Crystal Bowersox's debut album Farmer's Daughter posted higher sales during its first week than first place winner Lee Dewyze's debut, which hit stores in November.

Farmer's Daughter outsold almost 19,000 more units than DeWyze's Live It Up in its first week, selling 58,000 copies.

While the album did better than her fellow contestant's debut, sales were still weak compared to previous season's winners and runner-up contestants. Her album only ranked higher than first-season runner-up Justin Guaurini, which sold 57,000 copies and third-season runner-up, Diana Degarmo, which sold 47,000 copies.


Compared to runner-ups like Adam Lambert, who wold 198,000 copies of his album For Your Entertainment and second-season runner-up, Clay Aiken, who sold 613,000 copies of his album, Measure Of A Man, in its first week, Bowersox barely made a dent on the Billboard charts.

It doesn't seem like AI is really producing music idols anymore. Can the 10th season bring in another successful singer? What do U think?

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Idol Winner Is Loser On The Charts!

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Welcome to the decline of American Idol!

Lee Dewyze was crowned the new American Idol last week. Like all the Idols before him, his debut single was rushed released into the world, but unlike the other Idols, his single is TANKING!

In its first week of sales, Lee has only sold 95,000 of his debut single, Beautiful Day. It has come in at #10 on the sales charts, but its lack of airplay means it will come in much lower on the Billboard Hot 100.

But lets put this into perspective:

Last year, winner Kris Allen was able to peddle 134,000 downloads of the original tune No Boundaries in its first week. The year before David Cook moved 236,000 of The Time of My Life and came in to the charts at #1.

Need we say more?

They better pray whoever replaces Simon Cowell gives this show a boost! Otherwise, this looks like the end of an era to us!

Here's a thought - PICK PEREZ!!!

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Lee DeWyze AND Crystal Bowersox Signed Record Deals

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It's only been two days after the American Idol finale, but winner Lee DeWyze and runner-up Crystal Bowersox have both landed record deals.

Lee is signed to 19 Recordings and RCA Records, while Crystal is also with 19 Recordings and Jive Records.

It's well deserved! Can't wait to hear the results!

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American Idol Runner-Up And Her Boyfriend Split!

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When it rains, it pours!

Not only does Crystal Bowersox have to recover from losing out to Lee DeWyze as this season's American Idol, but now she has to recover from heartbreak!

The runner-up revealed this morning that she and her boyfriend, Tony Kusian, have broken up!

She says:

“[My boyfriend] Tony, he went home. He wasn’t cool with the lifestyle. We’re both logical, grown adults. He’s a small town guy and it’s fine. But I’m a small town girl but I want this. I want this more than anything — this career, this lifestyle. I didn’t think he was up for it. He didn’t think he was up for it. It’s kind of tough at times but you get used to it and we’re all happy. Some days are more fun than others. But it’s been hard to find friends out there. I want to keep it low key. I don’t need the attention. He’s been amazing. He stuck it out through this whole thing.”

Sucks to go through the entire ordeal and then decide it's not working!

We're sure she'll bounce back, though! The ladies from the competition tend to be more successful than the boys!


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American Idol's Minor Drama! Bandleader Furious About Finale Snub!


Wow! That's a serious burn!

Although Simon Cowell has been receiving quite a bit of press regarding his exit from American Idol, he's not the only member of the team to say good-bye!

We've reported that Rickey Minor, the show's bandleader for six seasons, is departing the competition to take over the band on The Tonight Show, and we're hearing that he was majorly PISSED OFF that he wasn't even acknowledged during last night's season finale!

Sources claim that after the crowning of Mr. Lee DeWyze as the next American Idol, Minor unleashed on the show's producers and refused to go the after party until Randy Jackson took it upon himself to try and patch things up!

Minor then begrudgingly showed up, said a few words, but "you could cut the bitterness with a knife."

Understandable! The show wouldn't go on without him and they couldn't even say a few words on air regarding his departure?!

That's not how you should treat your employees! Especially after six years!

So unfortunate! We hope the Idol producers are ashamed of themselves!

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