American Idol‘s Top 2 have already signed their expected record deals just one day after Season 9′s finale. Winner Lee DeWyze has signed with 19 Recordings Limited and RCA Records, while runner-up Crystal Bowersox has signed with 19 Recordings Limited and Jive Records. It’s anyone’s guess how well either album will sell upon release, but for the moment, both Idols seem to be doing well—Lee holds the #3 and #10 spots on iTunes with his studio versions of “Beautiful Day” and “Hallelujah”, while Crystal is at #7 with “Up To The Mountain.” (Their “Falling Slowly” duet is holding strong at #16.)
After the jump, Lee and Crystal (can we have some sort of hybrid name for them? DeBowersox? Leestal?) visit The Ellen Show and perform their singles.
Lee talks about being exhausted while up on cloud 9, and performs “Hallelujah”:
Crystal joins Lee on the couch to discuss her recent break-up, and to sing “Up To The Mountain”: