Lee DeWyze, the dark horse rocker, is predicted by bookies to win American Idol. The Dave Matthews sound-alike and his raspy soulful voice has captured fans hearts around the world.
In his hometown, they are packing bars to watch him on American Idol every Tuesday and Wednesday night. His buddy says, “When you see [Lee] live, whether it’s at a karaoke bar or in the corner of a bar downtown, he’s just got this thing about him, he just lights up the whole room,” said Brian Friedopfer, 27, about the unique allure of his friend Dewyze, who would start fighting for a spot in the top three just moments later. “We’ve literally gone to places where we don’t know anybody, and the second he touches a microphone, everybody is just silent and watching him.”
Though Dewyze is the dude in the bunch who has made it big, Friedopfer says, “Whether he wins or not, I don’t think it matters. I think the kid’s got it made for the rest of his life,” said Brian, who is confident his pal is going to win it all. “If he got voted off tomorrow, God forbid, I think he’d get signed the next day.”
His sister showed him some love as well, she says, “He always said that music was his life and that this was his dream, so I knew something would come of that,” said Dewyze-Salas of her pride in how far her brother has come on “Idol.”
Lee DeWyze, an Aries dude, definitely has his own unique music style. Not afraid to be different, he still has a mainstream appeal. He has the kind of voice that fans will still be paying to see ten years from now. Plus, he’s a cutie. Personally, I think it will be between Lee and Crystal. One of American Idol’s best seasons yet.