Lee Dewyze has to follow Siobhan Magnus on "American Idol." He's from Mount Prospect, outside Chicago, where the town motto is "Where friendliness is a way of life." Singing "Beast of Burden," he's wearing a gray jacket and jeans.
Hmm, he's made it seem totally contemporary. I like it. Nice drive to it, pleasant, neither a rehash nor crazy different. And he seems to be having a great time up there with his guitar. His great tone's coming through, too. Nobody's standing up and screaming, but it's good.
Randy thought it was "dope," Ellen expected a bit more, "like a hospital gown -- it was almost there, little less than I expected." Kara says you're getting better every week, "tremendous growth."
Simon likes his story, but says his "personality" doesn't shine and that he picked a safe, forgettable song, even though you have an incredibly good voice. Wants him to have a moment next week.
TALK: Was Lee Dewyze just safe and pleasant, or great? Click on "Add a comment" at the bottom of this post, or e-mail me and I'll post it for you.