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Lee Dewyze, 24-year-old former paint-store employee was crowned as this season’s winner of American Idol, beating out Crystal Bowersox, the favorite to win.

Incase you missed finale, the show was a two-hour dedication to host Simon Cowell who had announced earlier this season that he would be leaving, as well as a showcase of performances from former Idol winners and major names like Janet Jackson, Christina Aguilera, Chicago, Hall & Oats, Joe Cocker, Michael McDonald, Alice Cooper and the recently recovered, Brett Michaels.

Flip the lid for more on the finale!

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The show featured more than enough to make a fan of any genre happy.

It’s Highlights:

1. Janet Jackson debuting her new single, ‘Nothing’ and performing her classic, ‘Nasty Boy.’

2. The return of Paula Abdul, looking sexier than ever in a hot pink mini dress.

3. Larry Platts performing his hit, ‘Pants on the Ground’ with former Idol star, William Hung.

The moments that fell flat:

1. Paula’s awkward dedication to Simon Cowell.

2. Comedian Dane Cook attempting to roast Simon in a song.

Janet Jackson On American Idol performance

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‘Pants on the Ground’

Former Idol contestants perform for Simon

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Christina Aguilera’s Performance

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