David Archuleta, Blake Lewis, Matt Giraud, Kris Allen, Jordin Sparks, Justin Guarini, David Cook and Adam Lambert all chimed in with tweets — Lambert specifically to address rumors about why he didn’t perform on Simon Cowell’s goodbye episode.
David Archuleta had two comments: “Had an amazing time at the finale tonight! Congrats and much success to the winner!! Wish the best to all the contestants!”
“Wow, still can’t get over how great last night was. So neat having all the past Idols together. A gloomy day today.”
Blake Lewis: “Congrats to Lee for winning American Idol! Super nice guy and he pulled through to the finish line. Have a blast on tour!!”
Matt Giraud: “Did anyone see me on the Idol stage again?!?! 🙂 it was good times. Just performed for the KISS FM party. Watching @AllisonIraheta now!”
Kris Allen: “Congrats Lee! Have fun.”
Jordin Sparks: “I had a blast on Idol 2night. I loved being reunited w so many. Bittersweet bcs of Simon leaving. Love you Simon, were gonna miss you! :)”
Justin Guarini: “Can’t put into words what being on Idol was like 4me. Truly a good sign of the things 2 come in my life & career.”
David Cook: “Congrats to Lee Dewyze! So sorry I could not be there to see all my fellow Idols. I’m there in spirit!”
Adam Lambert chimed in: “Would have loved 2 have been at the Idol Finale to wish Simon farewell and support the finalists, but this tour for my fans is my priority.”
And finally, runner-up Crystal Bowersox graciously tweeted her thanks and congrats: “Thank you all for the positive tweets. I may not be your American Idol, but im the happiest ive ever been & i owe it to each & every 1 of u.”
“So happy for my good friend Lee. Hes an amazing artist but an even more amazing person. Congrats Lee! You rock.”
Bowersox continued, “The stress is all over! Now.. who’s coming out to see the American Idol Season 9 tour?!!!! I’m soooooo excited to play for you all!”
As for Lee DeWyze, his official Twitter page is protected. Expect that to change soon when Twitter verifies his account and it becomes a marketing tool.