Glad Lee won. in the end though, he won't be that popular and I doubt he will make any significant impact on the music industry. Carrie Underwood has been the most commercially successful AI winner and it's because she is in a genre that has a much stronger and loyal fan base than pop or rock. It's just the way it is. And for the record, this was the worst season of AI that I can remember but the final was pretty good. I mean, Alice Cooper and Joe Cocker? Great way to end the season. For that alone I give them big time kuddos.