Lee DeWyze is new `American Idol'

In this publicity image released by Fox, season nine winner Lee DeWyze performs during the "American Idol" finale at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, Wednesday, May 26, 2010. (AP Photo/FOX, Vince Bucci) NO SALES

May 26, 2010 8:42:44 PM PDT
Lee DeWyze, a paint store clerk who overcame his shyness to impress "American Idol" judges and viewers with his spirit and soulful voice, triumphed Wednesday over bluesy musician Crystal Bowersox in the contest's ninth season.