:: Casey James says he’s perfectly fine landing third place, and that if/when he records an album, it will be (surprise!) country/blues/rock. Really? We thought he was definitely going to go polka. [People]
:: Did Casey throw the competition? Were the producers gunning for a Lee/Crystal showdown all along? Is Hanson performing with Siobhan Magnus during the finale? Find out if these rumors are fact or fiction. [Idol Tracker]
:: Crystal won the coin toss, and chose to sing second during the Top 2 performance night. Smart cookie, since her inevitably amazing performance will be the most fresh in voters’ minds. [Idol Chatter]
:: After the jump, check out an incredible performance from a bleached-blonde, dread-less, 13-year old Crystal Bowersox, who sounds almost exactly like she could be Jewel’s little sister (not to be confused with Jewel’s song “Little Sister”). [via EW]
Incredible. Are you guys as impressed as we are, or are you still Team DeWyze? Let’s level the playing field a tiny bit by highlighting Lee’s acoustic cover of Kings of Leon’s “Use Somebody” during his homecoming show.