American Idol winner has ABC 7 connection

May 27, 2010 8:30:05 AM PDT
Mount Prospect's Lee Dewyze won the American Idol title Wednesday night beating out bluesy musician Crystal Bowersox.

Just 2 percent separated the two candidates.

Before his run on the singing contest, Dewyze worked as a clerk at a paint store in Mount Prospect. He also has a connection to ABC 7: He was part of the house band for "The Chicago Huddle" show last season.