May 26, 2010 / Pop Culture

American Idol finalist has come a long way from yearbook photo

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

American Idol will crown its latest winner tonight in the season finale showdown between finalists Lee DeWyze and Crystal Bowersox.

DeWyze, the 24-year old from Chicago, has become a star on this year’s edition of the popular talent show. Which is all probably fun to watch for those who remember this clean-cut dude from the yearbook photos at Prospect High School in Mount Prospect, Ill.

Looks like there has been quite a bit of growing up since DeWyze’s sophomore years at Prospect High.

Evan Blackwell, CJE
Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Marketing Automation Specialist for Walsworth. He's been a writer, editor and web content specialist for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 14 years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.