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American Idol: Lee DeWyze’s Thoughts On This Season’s Contestants

March 24, 2011 10:30 AM by Lisa Princ

Last week on American Idol on FOX we got to see a performance by season nine winner Lee DeWyze and before the show Lee DeWyze had the chance to meet and chat with this season’s contestants. So what did our reigning champ think of everyone? Keep reading for more details!

American Idol’s reigning champion, Lee DeWyze spoke very highly of the season ten contestants when he was interviewed by OK! Magazine this week. Of the contestants, Lee said “I got to go upstairs before they went out there and they had a lot of questions. I was in their position and one day, they will be in my position. I know what they are going through and it was cool to give them a little advice. 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. And I think that Pia Toscano is great. There are some great contestants this year. I think any of them could be successful, but I think right now those two have really stood out to me. And Haley Reinhart has a lot of potential. She’s young but she has a really great blues sound going.”

Lee DeWyze also told the magazine that he had the chance to work with some past Idol winners as he went on “I played a show with David Cook in Napa. I played a show with Kris Allen. I got to really hang with both of them. They are great guys. David is a cool dude. I think Kris is a talented songwriter and he is a good singer. He’s done great for himself. I really respect those guys.But we’re all different. We’ve all got different sounds and different vibes. It’s easy to compare when we all have dark hair and we all play the guitar. But we’re not the only three guys in the world that have dark hair and play the guitar. If anyone really took the time to listen to our music, they’d see that we are completely different artists with completely different sound. They’re both talented guys, they’re great, but I am just doing my thing.” For Lee’s full interview, check out Lee DeWyze Interview.

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  1. Kammie Says:
    March 24th, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    I just bet Lee is extremely happy he was on AI last year and not this year. If he had been on this year, he would never have made the top 36. I bet in a year you will never hear of him again. Nice guy, poor singer.

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