I watched American Idol almost religiously. Frankly, I thought the group this year was the closest to actual 'artists', what with all the singer/songwriter/musician combos they had.
And I have to say, although I think it's great that Lee won (he really is a lot better than even HE gave himself credit for), I'm still kinda disappointed that Crystal Bowersox didn't win. She was by far my favourite...mostly because of the type of person she seems to be.
And that's my 2 cents.