May 27, 2017

Crystal Bowersox outperforms Lee DeWyze but is it enough?

By Greg Hernandez Whoever does not win American Idol tonight will join such distinguished company as Adam Lambert, Clay Aiken, Jennifer Hudson and Chris Daughtry who managed to do all right for themselves without the crown.

It must be awfully nice to win but both Crystal Bowersox and Lee DeWyze have an excellent opportunity to become big stars.

Based on last night’s performances, Crystal deserves to win, hands down. She soared when she needed to the most and really stepped up – especially on that glorious final number Up to the Mountain. God, I just loved that! Also wonderful was her opening Me and Bobby McGee the second song, Black Velvet.

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About Greg Hernandez

Greg Hernandez has written about the entertainment world for more than a decade. He is a veteran of covering many Academy Awards shows (plus Emmys, Grammys and Golden Globes) as well as film festivals, movie premieres and philanthropic events. Hernandez founded the popular Out In Hollywood blog while a writer and columnist for the "Los Angeles Daily News." He’s also a former staff writer at the "Los Angeles Times" and "The Hollywood Reporter" and has been a contributing writer to "The Advocate." Greg is the founder and editor of

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