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Old 03-16-2011, 07:43 PM
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Lee DeWyze Appreciation Thread #3: He's got a brand new single that's as beautiful as he is!


Welcome to the 3rd Lee DeWyze Appreciation Thread



Biography
Leon James "Lee" DeWyze, Jr. (born April 2, 1986) is an American singer-songwriter from Mount Prospect, Illinois, and the winner of the ninth season of American Idol. Prior to Idol, DeWyze had a solo career and formed the Lee DeWyze Band. He had also released two independent albums called So I'm Told in 2007 and Slumberland in 2010, both on WuLi Records. His post-Idol album will be released on October 26, 2010 through 19 Entertainment and RCA Records.

DeWyze was born in Mount Prospect, Illinois. His was raised by his father, Lee DeWyze, Sr., who worked as a postal carrier in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, and his mother, Kathleen DeWyze (née Donahue). He has two older sisters, Sarah and Shannon, and a younger brother, Mike. His musical influences include, Cat Stevens, Eric Clapton, Ben Harper, and Simon & Garfunkel.

DeWyze attended Saint James Catholic Elementary School in Arlington Heights, Illinois and Prospect High School up until his senior year. After leaving Prospect High, he attended Forest View Alternative School in Arlington Heights, having been inspired both by his teachers and his interest in music to return to his studies. While he never graduated from either high school, he eventually got his GED.

After leaving school, DeWyze worked as a paint salesman. At the time of applying to American Idol and until the Hollywood rounds of the show, he had been selling paint for six years at the "Mount Prospect Paint" store.

DeWyze stated on his blog that he owns a bulldog named Capone, is afraid of heights, and loves playing Scrabble.

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DeWyze has some of the lyrics to "Father and Son", a classic Cat Stevens song, tattooed on his arm. He has three other tattoos, including a silhouette of the Chicago flag and tree of life on his right arm and a Shel Silverstein on his left arm.
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"This whole thing has been amazing, from the very beginning to right now ...
I want to be doing this for a long time ...
I will be doing this for the rest of my life, one way or another."



"When I'm up there playing, I don't care about anything. I'm there and it's me and it's them and my music, and it's just perfect."
"It felt amazing man, seeing the crowd, the fans cheering us on, just being up there on stage ... It's what I love to do."
"I just get up there and let my emotions flow and I just start singing my ass off."
"To perform in front of crowds of people, ya know, that's what I wanna do, that's what I've always wanted to do."
"A lot of what I do is just emotion, getting into the music with the band, feeding off the audience."
"I'll do this for the rest of my life -- this is what it's about for me."



American Idol Performances


Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers


Get Ready - The Temptations


You Found Me - The Fray


Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol


Lips of an Angel - Hinder


Fireflies - Owl City


Beast of Burden - Rolling Stones
Studio Version



The Letter - Box Tops
Studio Version



Treat Her Like A Lady - Cornelius Brothers
Studio Version



Hey Jude - Lennon/McCartney Song Book
Studio Version



A Little Less Conversation - Elvis
Studio Version



The Boxer - Simon And Garfunkel
Studio Version



You're Still The One - Shania Twain
Studio Version



That's Life - Frank Sinatra
Studio Version



Kiss From a Rose - Seal
Studio Version


Falling Slowly - Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova
{Duet with Crystal}
Studio Version



Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Studio Version


Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Studio Version



The Boxer - Simon And Garfunkel
{Contestant's Favourite}

Everybody Hurts
{Creator's Choice}
Studio Version

Beautiful Day - U2
{Winner's Single}
Studio Version



Lee's Winning moment





"I'm not trying to make the next big hit. Essentially I just want to make music that I love and that people will love."
"My goal isn't to throw a bunch of things against the wall and hope something sticks ... It's about, I know what I like, I know what kind of music I wanna do ... So I'm happy with it."
"We're all in this together and I couldn't be more ready to put in everything I got."
"Winning ‘Idol’ is great, but at the same time people think, ‘Now you’ve made it,’ ... I think, ‘No, now it’s time for me to make it.’ There’s always something better to strive for."




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Animation of the Moment




American Idol 2010 Tour


American Idol Lee DeWyze has been touring the country with his fellow Top 10 Season 9 finalists.
"The best part of being on tour is getting to play live; really live! There are no judges and no cameras. It’s just me doing my thing and getting to play for the fans." ~Lee
"I get to open up and be myself. Not that I wasn't on the show. I am a quieter guy sometimes. When it comes to my music, I'm like that. At the same time, now we're performing. Now we're playing a concert. We're in an arena, playing for thousands of people. If anything, you'll see a little more energy, and a little more of me." ~Lee

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Old 03-19-2011, 01:18 PM
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Thanks for getting the new thread!

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When season nine winner Lee DeWyze started preparing for his performance of "Beautiful Like You," both Randy Jackson and Ryan Seacrest ambushed him to give him a bro hug and chat for awhile. Do you think they all still keep in touch? Maybe via Twitter.
From an article mentioning some BTS stuff. Hee, so cute Lee did awesome with BLY
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Old 03-22-2011, 05:33 PM
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he did great last week so happy to see him back on that stage!
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I don't know if anyone's posted this anywhere yet, but one can never have enough of it



And the AI performance

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Old 03-23-2011, 01:55 PM
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MAMJ was the most amazing thing ever! I've listened to it many times already, he sounds so good singing it live and I hope we hear it more often now.

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IKR?! It actually make me wanna rewatch some of his own AI performances again

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Old 03-23-2011, 07:22 PM
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I can't embed this, but it's absolutely stunning And the way he looks at the camera

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It just makes you melt



So many new videos to enjoy
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Old 03-25-2011, 03:10 AM
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TFTNT!

The OP is pretty awesome!
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Old 03-25-2011, 10:12 AM
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Sure, no problem. And glad your like the OP!


^ OMG, 1:40 of this ... WIN! And I love Lee's reaction
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Old 03-25-2011, 12:42 PM
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That whole video is win XD First the girl filming is randomly like: Oh my god, I want him.
Then the dude and Lee's reaction

I am absolutely in love with this cover

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That cover was so amazingly beautiful, especialy the chorus I can't take it, he sounds so awesome!

And he broke a string! Brings back memories of his awesome GMA performance! Hee.


Another beautiful cover
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Old 03-26-2011, 06:43 PM
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New song, new song, lalalala

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Old 03-28-2011, 01:35 PM
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Love the lyrics, love the melody, love his voice on it, love everything about it And now I need a recorded version that can play on repeat

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I lurve it tooooo Even if it is about a certain someone >> But, ya know, good for him being happy and all that...
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Yes, that is one good thing about it And the fact that he got inspiration to come up with a beaauuutiful song like that

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