AMERICAN IDOL: SEASON NINE.
From tens of thousands of hopefuls, they auditioned, they competed, they were chosen. and they were shown the door. Now it's down to Season Nine's final two, Crystal Bowersox and Lee DeWyze. Both are already winners, but tonight will seal their fate. Be part of the action and cheer for your favorite at the following local celebrations. The two-hour finale begins at 7p.m.
Mt. Prospect's Finale Party.
The Village Green.
Mt. Prospect officials are celebrating their hometown hero, Lee DeWyze with a five hour blow out finale party dubbed, "Lee on the Green." in hopes that he will be the next Idol. (After last night's Idol, maybe not the shoe-in everyone was thinking). The watch party will start with a montage of DeWyze's past performances followed by the telecast of the American Idol finale on a jumbotron TV. Local vendors will be on hand with food, beer and baked goods. The party kicks off at 5p.m. in the Village Green next to Village Hall. 50 S. Emerson St. Parking will be available in the parking deck adjacent to Village Hall. If you are coming from the city, Metra may be the best choice. The Village Green is just one block north of the Mount Prospect Metra stop.
Chen's Chinese and Sushi.
Vote for the winner and if you vote correctly you will receive a $20 gift certificate for your next visit. Even the losers are winners with a $10 gift certificates.
Chen's Chinese and Sushi is pulling out all the stops to celebrate tonight's American Idol finale. They are offering a slew of specials including $3 Sapporo Drafts, $3 Sake Bombs and half-price martinis ($4). If you are hungry, you can fill up on $3 appetizers in the bar area. Offerings include: Edamame, Chicken Wings, Maki Flight, Satay Specials, Crab Meat Won Ton and Spring Rolls. The show will be aired on 42" flatscreens. 3506 N. Clark, St. 773 549 9100.
Chicago Mart Plaza.
Watch the American Idol finale and indulge in $7 "themed martini's" in the spirit of tonight's viewing party at Chicago's Mart Plaza. 350 W. Mart Center Dr. 312 836 5000.
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