'American Idol' News Roundup: All Dewyze, All the Time
Abbey Simmons
Abbey Simmons
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
In a week's time, we'll know whether Crystal Bowersox or Lee Dewyze will be this season's American Idol, but right now it's all Dewyze all the time in terms of Idol news.

Lee Dewyze: Season 9's First Billboard Charter

Not only is Lee Dewyze your preeminent pick to be crowned American Idol next week, he's also the first contestant from season 9 to appear on a Billboard Chart ... and it's not even for his rendition of "Hallelujah." Thanks to idolsnow on Twitter we learn that Lee's pre-Idol cd Slumberland, which was released in January, just debuted at #32 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. The Heatseekers chart tracks breaking artists who've never charted in the Billboard 100. Lee is the 48th Idol contestant to appear on a Billboard chart and mjsbigblog has the complete list of Idol chart makers.

And the New Vote for the Worst Is ...

 Not only is he on the Billboard charts, he's also the new pick for Vote for the Worst. Here's what VFTW has to say about their new choice, and be prepared, Lee lovers: it is not kind.

Last Night's Results Were So Obvious, America Forgot to Tune In

Despite being only a week away from the finale, when Idol should be pulling in their biggest numbers of the season, the ratings are still down ... way down. According to TV By the Numbers, viewership was down by 10% in comparison to last week's results show. But that drop is nothing when you compare to it to the number of people who tuned in to the same results show last year according to mjsbigblog. Last night 47 million people tuned in to see who would be making the Idol finale in comparison to the 88 million who tune in last year.

The Soundtracks of their Lives

Lastly, in a story that isn't all Dewyze all the time, the LA Times met up with the Top 3 and asked them to share the three albums that have influenced them most.

Crystal picked albums by Melissa Ethridge, Jewel and Ray LaMontagne.

Lee picked albums
by Cat Stevens, Simon & Garfunkel and Pink Floyd.

Casey picked albums by  Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pearl Jam and Stevie Ray Vaughn.

Which contestant has the best record collection? And why oh why didn't Casey perform something from Ten instead of that Eric Hutchinson tune?

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