The Top 4 "American Idol" contestants said on Friday they felt they were all winners in the TV singing show, whichever one of them is crowned with the coveted title in three weeks time.
Dreadlocked mom Crystal Bowersox, personal trainer Michael "Big Mike" Lynche, Texan guitarist Casey James and Lee DeWyze, who worked in a paint shop before auditioning for the show, told reporters at a rare "Idol" news conference they were all hoping to clinch record contracts, come what may.
"No matter what happens, we are all winners at this point," said Bowersox, seen as a favorite for the finale. "It is surreal. I never expected to come this far."