London: Lee Dewyze has been crowned the winner of the ninth season of popular music reality show `American Idol`.
The 24-year-old singer-songwriter said he couldn`t believe his luck after hearing that he had beaten his fellow contestant Crystal Bowersox by a mere margin of two percent votes, reports a news website.
"This is amazing. Thank you guys so much for everything. I can`t believe this. I love you guys. I`ve never been happier in my life. There are no words to describe it. This is amazing and I appreciate everything everybody here has done," he said.
Judge Simon Cowell, who quits "American Idol" after this season, said: "He`s worked in a paint shop. He`s talented. He hasn`t had any real breaks in life, and this has given him a shot, and I like that."