'American Idol's' Kimberly Caldwell: Crystal Bowersox is her Season 9 winner

kimberly-caldwell-idol-finale.jpgZap2it recently caught up with Kimberly Caldwell, the adorable husky-voiced "American Idol" Season 2 finalist, at AT&T's U-verse Lounge in the W Hollywood. We just had to get the dirt on this year's Idol finalists.

"I of course, like everybody else on the planet, love Crystal Bowersox," Kimberly tells us. "I love the fact that she's so raw and she's real and she's a bad-ass."

But what about Lee DeWyze? "I love Lee's voice, he's unbelievable. Undeniable talent right there. He's taken all the critiques week after week and grown into this super artist."

"Other than that ... I loved Michael Lynche," she continues. "I love the fact that he was saved because I think he deserved it and he definitely has star power."

So she likes Crystal, Lee and Big Mike. But we had to press Kimberly for her choice as the winner. "If I had to pick who's gonna win ... see, that's the worst, ugliest question ever! And normally I can answer it! ... I guess I would say Crystal. There hasn't been a 'Crystal' that has won."

"But I think both of them are going to be ridiculously successful after this."

Look for more Kimberly goodies coming soon -- dish on her new album "Without Regret" and what she's looking forward to this summer (hint: It involves four women and their love lives).

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