Lee Dewyze is to American Idol, what Joe McElderry was to The X factor.
The former paint store worker won the US TV talent show in 2010, but already his label has dropped him and ruled out any chance of him releasing another record with them..
RCA Records boss Peter Edge confirmed the news and put the blame for Lee’s poor album sales on bad songs, saying that realistically that is all that sets him apart from more successful winners such as Kelly Clarkson.
American Idol star Lee DeWyze has announced his engagement.
The 25 year old singer – who shot to fame when he won last year’s season of the hit talent show – revealed this evening that he proposed to his long term girlfriend Joanna Walsh last week, on the 16th July.
He popped the question as fireworks were going off overhead, and they sipped champagne on a private yacht at Disney World in Orlando.
AmericanIdol.com reports that the ceremony is being planned for autumn 2012.
Former American Idol winner Lee DeWyze returned to US TV screens this week, when he gave a live performance on a show in his hometown titled ‘Windy City Live’.
The 25 year old singer made the appearance to showcase his latest single ‘Beautiful Like You’ and he gave a bonus performance of the song ‘Earth Stood Still.’
Speaking about his time on Idol, Lee admitted that while he struggled with the long hours on the reality TV show, the hard work actually started after the season ended and he had to start touring, then recording and trying to sell music.
Lee DeWyze has spoken out against Nigel Lythgoe’s claims that he refused to appear on the recent American Idol finale.
The 25 year old singer won last year’s season of the hit reality TV series but the executive producer claimed that he turned down an offer to present his successor Scotty McCreery with his trophy on Wednesday.
American Idol winner Lee DeWyze has said that his fans will be ‘surprised’ by his debut album.
The 24 year old Illinois singer is planning the release of his record in October and told On The Red Carpet that he has been allowed an amazing amount of creative control over the album. Adding that it will be a mixture of rock and folk tracks, Lee said Read more & comment »
American idol winner Lee DeWyze was finally allowed to set up his own Twitter account and he joined the social networking site last Tuesday.
While the show was on air, Lee and his fellow hopefuls were forced to use a communal Facebook, MySpace and Twitter account. They took turns to speak to their fans on the official accounts, however Lee has now taken to his own individual Twitter page, which you can find here.
American Idol winner Lee Dewyze has failed to score a top ten hit with his debut single. In fact the 24 year old singer from Illinois failed to even get a top twenty hit with his release.
Lee did score the highest new entry in the Billboard Hot 100 with his cover of U2′s Beautiful Day, however it charted in the disappointing 24th position and if it fails to move up next week, he will be responsible for the lowest charting debut single of any Idol winner EVER.