Lee Dewyze is singing "The Boxer" on "American Idol." Alicia Keys tells him to stay with the message of the song.

Wow, his tone is perfect for the song. It's plaintive, emotional and really good. This is the best we've seen Lee sing this season. It totally solidifies his status as a front-runner, maybe the front-runner.

Randy liked it, but isn't wowed. Same with Ellen. Kara, however, says "I think you had your moment tonight." Likes how he was connected to it.

Simon says way better than Casey, sincere and emotional and very current. "Absolutely brilliant."

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