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Lee DeWyze Gets 'Hallelujah' Moment on IDOL

Lee DeWyze Gets 'Hallelujah' Moment on IDOL

American Idol finalist Lee DeWyze rocked the house last night with his own rendition of Leonard Cohen‘s “Hallelujah”.

Randy Jackson had high praise for the 24-year-old, saying it was his “biggest moment at the biggest time.” Simon Cowell hand-picked the song for Lee as part of judges’ choice week!

Last week, the top three contestants headed home to greet their new fans – Lee visited Good Day Chicago, threw out the first pitch at Wrigley Field and performed in Skokie, Ill.

FYI: Lee is wearing a pair of Levi’s Slim Straight 514′s in finish Tumbled Black. According to American Idol wardrobe stylist Miles Siggins, “Lee lives in his Levi’s!”

Watch tonight to see who will go home – Casey James, Crystal Bowersox or Lee!

Lee DeWyze – Hallelujah
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  • Alaia

    Yawn. People need to stop overPLAYING this song.

  • Donovan

    This song is so over played!

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  • ok

    nice, but all covers of this song should have been disallowed after Jeff Buckley did it a few years back.

  • Yawn

    He’s the chosen on apparantly. Crystal and the other guy are so comatose. This year was one of the worse ever on idol.

  • snooozefst

    This Season went by and I didn’t even notice

  • nice..

    He’s lovely but does anyone even care about the show this yr

  • Opal

    I thought he murdered the song. URRR. The trumpets, the backup choir, the screeching at the top of his voice? He obviously didn’t understand the sentiment of the song and the power of it lies in its crafted lyrics and subtle melody.

    The best performance of the night was Crystal Bowersox’ “Maybe I’m Amazed.” Completely caught you off-guard and resurrected a song that was barely memorable in the first place.

    Casey what’s his name? Now that’s a YAWN. He’s good but I’ve heard him and guys like him a million times. Cheers on the John Mayer “Daughters” cover. He could’ve done better but I think the song choice made him relevant again.

    Lee, however, got a bit too big for his britches.

    Doesn’t matter anyhow – it’s the teenage girls who vote and they’ll vote for looks and convention over talent and innovation most any day, which is why Kris Allen won last year instead of Adam Lambert. I mean, the Jonas Brothers? Barf. When is that media conspiracy going to end?

    Video killed the radio star!

  • Derreck

    Good luck to the 3 left; all decent singers yet lacking everything else. Enjoy the opportunities while you can because they will be gone before you know it.

  • Emily

    @Opal: I voted for Casey bcos he’s gorgeous!!! :D

  • whatever

    @Opal: You didn’t have to bring Kris and Adam into this. Leave them out of it lol.

  • ellĂ©

    @Opal: Why do people keep telling Lambo he should have won, every interview he does in every country they laugh at America for voting Kris. Well if Adam had won, he would be stuck in the Idol bubble, doing Disney Land and Idol promos and singing songs like No Boundaries. The Idol thing suits Kris, the superstar thing suits Adam. They both got what they wanted; to make an album. As for this Season, it’s just….so bland man.

  • Sarah

    I hope he wins, Casey and Crystal were my 2 favourites but their voices got boring after a while.

  • Anderson

    YAWN. This year’s Idol was plain lackluster. No drama or excitement, nothing. They got rid off the slightly more authentic and interesting ones at the start, what’s the point.

  • iamAWESOME

    he does the same and sounds the same every effin week!

    as long as casey and chrystal make it to the top 2 im fine..

  • SC

    Lee did NOT have a moment…. maybe in the fake, contrived way that the judges try to brainwash the masses in. Lee was only so-so, and with the gospel singers behind him it actually drowned him out at times and was kind of corny.

  • forever56

    I like Lee, but season 8 blows season 9 out of the water.

  • meh

    They bigged his performance up and I saw his name trending on Twitter………when I finally watched his performance, it was just blah! Hype over nothing? Hallelujah is a moment song but he didn’t even have a moment, none of them did. All 3 are so meh. This show is dead.

  • T-bag

    i don’t think he sang it that well
    this season sucks… those contestants only makes me miss David Cook,
    whatever the song he takes, it would turn to be amazing version


    @nice..: no, don’t care. and this song is a slam dunk for anyone with a half decent set of pipes. one of the most beautiful songs ever….

  • Carla

    I absolutely love lee!

  • emmaa

    I am sick to death of this song being covered on every reality talent show!! Justin Timberlake’s performance of the song was great on Hope for Haiti, but I hate seeing it overplayed by amateurs in a talent programme! The best rendition ended with Buckley.

  • Ashlee

    He is a good singer