'American Idol': And the Winner Is...

Lee DeWyze takes his throne as the next American Idol! See the contestants who gave him a run for his money this season (11 Photos)

Jennifer Graham Kizer on May 26, 2010 at 11:08PM

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'American Idol': And the Winner Is...


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Aaron Kelly
ELIMINATED (5th Place)

Age: 16
Hometown: Sonestown, Pa. 

Remember David Archuleta, the season 7 standout whose admirers sent the 16-year-old all the way to second place (bested only by champ David Cook)? That same tween and teen fan base is rallying around this 16-year-old cutie -- who lacks Archuleta's big pipes, but has an impressive vocal range. "I love…the tender moments in your voice," Randy Jackson once told him. "You could hear almost hear a little Justin Timberlake thing."

Why He Could Win: Did someone say Justin Timberlake? Kelly's nowhere near the best singer in this competition, but never underestimate the power of speed-dialing 12-year-olds girls.

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