American Idol 2010: Lee Dewye not a fan of theme weeks

Lee DeWyze has admitted that he found the theme weeks on American Idol ‘frustrating’ and added that most of the songs he sang, he wouldn’t have chosen ‘ in a million years.’

In an interview with MTV, the Idol winner explained that being willing to go out of your comfort zone is a big part of the show’s experience. He said:

“I think a big part about American Idol that scares people and has, I’m sure, stopped people from trying out is the fact that you do have to do things that aren’t necessarily your genre.”

“You’re given a song, and you do have some say in it, but you go with whatever song you have to go with. You take that song, and the judges always say, ‘Make it your own! Make it your own!’ And sometimes it sounds repetitive when they say that… I just wanted to take every song and make it sound like a song that Lee sang.”

“That’s what American Idol is – It’s ‘Go up on the stage, play a cover song, and do the best you can your way and make them original’. I think that I was able to do that. It was frustrating at times, I won’t lie. It was. Because there’s some songs I never would have sang in a million years, but I signed up for it, and that’s the rules. You play by ’em, and you get by as best you can.”

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!