A year ago Lee DeWyze was named American Idol on the very stage he performed his latest single just a few weeks ago. He found the experience a “good time” and much less stressful as a performer than a contestant.
It was DeWyze’s first time back on the Idol stage and he felt the performance went well. He told OK! Magazine, “I want to show people that what I did on the show isn’t what I am doing as an artist.”
Following his performance DeWyze even hung out with the new judges, getting a personal serenade from Steven Tyler. “He sang me a couple of notes of his new single coming out, which was cool,“ he said. “It was pretty awesome. It was surreal.”
As a former contestant it’s not surprising that the current Idol hopefuls had endless questions for the performer. “I know what they are going through and it was cool to give them a little advice,“ he admitted. “Me and Casey Abrams got to talk for a minute. He’s a really cool guy, I liked him a lot. He is definitely the kind of guy I would jam with.”
He also thinks Haley Reinhard has “a lot of potential.”
Check out DeWyze’s debut album Live it Up on iTunes.
Idol’s season 9 winnerLee DeWyze took over the Idol stage to perform his new single titled “Beautiful Like You” at the American Idol Season 10 live results show on Thursday (March 17)- watch video below.
Lee did incredible. The song is beautiful, but Lee still hasn’t been able to establish himself as a successful recording artist yet. We are crossing fingers for Lee! Love him. I cannot imagine how uncomfortable it must be to perform in front of the new judges – it’s like he is being judged again!
(Review) Lee DeWyze Debuts his second single “Beautiful Like You” on the Idol Stage. Yep,DeWyze is here to stay.
Tonight Lee DeWyze was back on the American Idol stage. This time it was not as a contestant for a critique by the judges but rather as a recording artist debuting his second single from his post Idol CD Live It Up and the judges are you, America. So what did you think?
Take a listen:
As a Lee DeWyze fan I could not have been more proud. I thought Lee was spot on and he looked relaxed and at home on his return to American Idol.
Much speculation had been made in the last few weeks about what DeWyze would release as his second single. Many people thought maybe it would be “Me and My Jealousy” while other’s leaned towards a few of the faster tempo tracks such as “Dear Isabelle”.
I thought perhaps it would be “A Song About Love” which could easily translate to the country charts. As you heard all of the speculation was off and the song was “Beautiful Like You” and I believe it was the perfect song choice.
“Beautiful Like You” showcases DeWyze’s range while highlighting his understated soulful raspy tones. It is like the perfect pair of shoes, a comfortable fit. Written by Thomas Salter and Andy Stochansky and produced by Chris “Rockwell” DeStefano the track is tailor made to fit Lee’s more classic soft rock style.
After the stellar performance on the Idol Stage Lee DeWyze began trending worldwide on Twitter:
His “Live It Up” album began climbing the Itunes charts and at this writing it is #4 on the Itunes Pop Charts with the single “Beautiful Like You” edging it’s way into the top 100.
All in all this was a big night for Lee DeWyze and his fans who have stood behind him from as far back as Hollywood week during American idol Season 9. They knew then what others are finding out now and that is that Lee DeWyze has what it takes to be a marketable songwriter with a memorable voice.
Fo anyone who doubted him I think tonight he answered you with a classy performance of a beautiful ballad with the undertone of a message that simply states….. Lee DeWyze will be around for a long while.