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Lee DeWyze vs. Crystal Bowersox makes for titanic 'American Idol' finals

The final three American Idol contestants: from left,

The final three American Idol contestants: from left, Lee DeWyze, Crystal Bowersox and Casey James. (May 12, 2010) Photo Credit: Fox

Lee DeWyze, Crystal Bowersox and Casey James are about to find out if they made the 'American Idol' finals.

First one in is... Lee! Crowd goes nuts, judges are beaming, as are Crystal and Casey. Unlike past years, it really feels like these guys are a family, they openly root for each other.

And second one in -- it's Crystal! Just like that, no wasting time, she seems a bit unsure, like that's it?

Casey is sincere and classy, says thank you. Sings "Daughters," picks up a girl with a huge pink and blue bow out of the audience as he's singing, it's gotta be a relative.

He looks totally happy and relaxed. Voice is still not great; but he's super-likeable, good guy.

Well, after a season full of underachievements, the right two people made the finals. I think Crystal has a shot at winning; if she picks the right songs, and Lee's nerves get to him....

One thing for sure: This final has the potential to be great. Both are electric when they're on; and unlike past years, it really could go either way -- Lee's the favorite, but Crystal's definitely had huge support all year, and her likeability's probably at an all-time high right now.

This was one of the best episodes of the year; the segments where they went home were all great, everyone was relaxed and happy -- and we've set the stage for a true heavyweight showdown next week.

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