The countdown has begun to the May 26 “American Idol” Season 9 finale in which Lee DeWyze and Crystal Bowersox will find out who gets the title. Though they’ll go head-to-head on Tuesday in a last attempt to attract those votes, on Saturday (May 22), the Idols put the rivalry aside to sing a special duet for baseball fans.
In the middle of preparing for the big finale, the competitors stopped by Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles for an acoustic performance of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.” They arranged their own folk-rock version of the song and played it together, with their guitars in hand, as the ever-present cameras looked on.
The duo’s performance could be seen during four different televised baseball games on Saturday, May 22. It aired during the Yankees/Mets game, the Red Sox/Phillies game, the Cubs/Rangers game, and of course, the Dodgers/Tigers game. “American Idol” has never done this before, but if future duets are as great as Lee’s and Crystal’s, we’re hoping it becomes a new tradition.
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