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American Idol: Blake Lewis Thinks Lee Dewyze Is Being ‘Set Up’ To Win

May 19, 2010 11:00 AM by Nancy Floyd


Blake Lewis, runner-up in season six of American Idol, has been paying close attention to this season of the FOX singing competition and he thinks there’s a set-up happening. The beatboxer suggests that Idol has arranged for 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 of American Idol, has been watching this season of the 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, Casey James, and Lee Dewyze–performed two songs each, Lewis was frustrated in the final minutes and shut off his television. His reason? He thinks American Idol is setting up Lee Dewyze to make it to the finals.

The first thing that upset Lewis during last night’s episode of American Idol was the video package of 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 was 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. Lee Dewyze‘s final performance on American Idol last night sent Lewis over the edge. “The start of the song was shaky vocally and then it happened … the biggest 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’s American Idol finale. “This reminds me of the over-hyping of Adam Lambert last year. I’m not mad at Lee, mind you, just the fact that Idol has practically arranged for him to get into the finale,” Lewis says. “It’s not fair to Crystal and Casey to give Lee a production that big at the end of the show. Booo!”

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5 Responses to “American Idol: Blake Lewis Thinks Lee Dewyze Is Being ‘Set Up’ To Win”

  1. gypsy Says:
    May 19th, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Set up to win? Are you crazy? This boy is going to win based on the public appeal. Crystal is extremely talented and so is Casey but Lee blows us away every week. If he beats out Crystal, and I believe she still has a chance to win, it will not be because of some percieved “set-up”.

  2. BHawksFan Says:
    May 19th, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Um, Where here is Blake Lewis now? He was one of the worst Idols ever! Lee performed well. The others didn’t. Enough said. Crystal had always been my favorite until recently. And his Lambert comment? Lambert was one of the most talented Idols ever. So Blake, mind your own business and go back under the rock to which your unsuccessful “career” threw at you.

  3. baggyjeans Says:
    May 19th, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    I love Lee..he, to me, is the best of all that are left. sounds likes Lewis is a little jealous.

  4. nkemn Says:
    May 19th, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    I completely disagree with Blake’s rationale. First, Michael Lynche had plenty of gospel choir back-up singers and mini orchestras and no one felt slighted. Second, FOX probably showed Lee in the plane because they didn’t want viewers to see that his hometown crowds were so much bigger than Crystal and Casey’s. Besides, all the contestants flew on private planes. Sounds like Blake is just jealous!

  5. jalimes84 Says:
    May 19th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Lee set himself up to win by making great song choices all season long. He played his guitar for most of his songs, but it wasn’t over played. He was the first of the “guitar players” to put it down during “Lips of an Angel.”
    Simon gave Lee the song, Lee made the most of it, as Simon said he expected him to. If Casey or Crystal would have wanted anything like that they could have asked for it.


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