During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show yesterday, Simon Cowell talked to fellow judge Ellen about who he thinks will win American Idol tonight. “If you’d asked me five or six weeks ago, 100 percent I would have said Crystal [Bowersox]. But now I’ve changed my mind. I think Lee [DeWyze] is going to win,” he said. Cowell, whose last appearance on the show is tonight, said he’s captivated by Lee’s story. “He’s worked in a paint shop. He’s talented. He hasn’t had any real breaks in life, and this has given him a shot, and I like that.” Cowell told Oprah on her show last week that after nine seasons with the show, he’s become bored and wants to move on. He told Ellen: “I am feeling a bit sad because we’re nearly there. But at the same time, do you remember that last three weeks when you were leaving school, and you kind of couldn’t wait to get out? It’s a little bit like that. I’m not being ungrateful. I’ve had a fantastic time, and the show changed my life, but I just kind of knew it was time to do something different.” 74% of Tribute.ca users also think Lee will win. To vote, click here.