May 19, 2010 11:00 AM by Nancy Floyd
Blake Lewis, runner-up in season six ofÂ American Idol, has been paying close attention to this season of theÂ FOX singing competitionÂ and he thinks there’s a set-up happening. The beatboxer suggests that Idol has arranged forÂ Lee Dewyze to make it to the finale. Keep reading for more details on why Lewis thinks this season of Idol is set up…
Blake Lewis, second place finisher in season six ofÂ American Idol, has been watching this season of theÂ FOX singing competition closely and he thinks a set-up is happening. After watching last night’s episode in which the top three finalists–Crystal Bowersox,Â Casey James, andÂ Lee Dewyze–performed two songs each, Lewis was frustrated in the final minutes and shut off his television. His reason? He thinksÂ American Idol is setting upÂ Lee Dewyze to make it to the finals.
The first thing that upset Lewis during last night’s episode ofÂ American Idol was the video package ofÂ Lee Dewyze‘s hometown visit. “I was mad when they showed Lee’s going home package, with him in a private jet and a text message from Simon [Cowell] saying his song choice wasÂ Hallelujah. To me, it came across as presumptuous to show celebrity stardom before he had even taken the stage, as if he’d already won it,” Lewis says.
That presumptuous attitude wasn’t the only thing that peeved Lewis though.Â Lee Dewyze‘s final performance onÂ American Idol last night sent Lewis over the edge. “The start of the song was shaky vocally and then it happened â€¦ the biggestÂ Idol set-up ever, if you ask me: A gospel choir came out to back him up. I threw my hands up and turned the TV off,” Lewis says.
To Lewis, the performance seemed unfair to the other contestants and was reminiscent of last season’sÂ American Idol finale. “This reminds me of the over-hyping ofÂ Adam Lambert last year. I’m not mad at Lee, mind you, just the fact thatÂ Idol has practically arranged for him to get into the finale,”Â Lewis says. “It’s not fair to Crystal and Casey to give Lee a production that big at the end of the show.Â Booo!”
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