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Published: Tuesday, 5/12/2009

Simon Cowell: Adam Lambert will win 'Idol'

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This image provided by the US Marine Corps shows Adam Lambert, one of the three finalists for American Idol and a San Diego native, sings the national anthem,  The Star Spangled Banner  during his visit to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar s Bob Hope Theater, Friday May 8, 2009. He showed his appreciation for the service members and their families and thought it fitting to sing it for them. 

This image provided by the US Marine Corps shows Adam Lambert, one of the three finalists for American Idol and a San Diego native, sings the national anthem, The Star Spangled Banner during his visit to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar s Bob Hope Theater, Friday May 8, 2009. He showed his appreciation for the service members and their families and thought it fitting to sing it for them.
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CHICAGO "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell says he thinks Adam Lambert will win this season of the popular Fox singing competition show.

Cowell told Oprah Winfrey on Monday's episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" that his money is on Lambert because the contestant is fearless, unique and "he's got swagger."

Winfrey also featured Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle, who is competing on "Britain's Got Talent." Boyle told Winfrey she's "loving every second" of her newfound fame.

The 47-year-old Boyle became famous after she shocked judges and the audience with her version of "I Dreamed a Dream" from the musical "Les Miserables."

One of those judges was Cowell, who congratulated Boyle and wished her "best of luck" on the rest of the competition.



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