Lee DeWyze performs “O Holy Night” on the Ricki Lake show. The American Idol season 9 winner sang an acoustic version of the Christmas favorite, adding his own little twist!

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  • artemis112

    I love Lee’s acoustic version of “O Holy Night”-so beautiful and tender. I wish he’d record a Christmas album.

  • http://twitter.com/YoyoSassy YoyoSassy

    I agree… I just love Lee’s raw acoustic sound no matter what song he’s singing. This rendition of “O Holy Nihgt” is indeed beautiful. His voice is so soothing. I almost like this Christmas song as much as I liked his version of “Little Drummer Boy” at Disney’s World Christmas Day Parade 2010. Check it out if you missed it! http://youtu.be/C3DHKsRDbck

  • wycheb

    This was really pretty. Iwish they had turned the lights low on the show so it would have looked more “Christmassy”. I can’t wait to hear his new album.

  • AprilfoolIsh

    Very nice Mr DeWyze. He sang this at Elvis Graceland Christmas lighting show. I do really like the Little Drummer Boy he did at Disney.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Geez. Way to massacre one of the most beautiful Christmas songs ever.

  • AprilfoolIsh

    Ok, just watched the show, (rls comes on at 4 here) and it sounded really good. It was cool seeing Lee on TV again.

  • durbesque

    Lee can’t sing this huge song, so he was wyze to change it up.  Would any unknowing person listen to this attempt and believe that he won a singing contest? much less the world-famous American Idol?  I can hardly believe it!

  • Axxxel

    At least it was on pitch so it still somehwat enjoyable to me…even though this rendition is way different that the original classic song. 

  • YankeeFan08

    I don’t care for Lee’s version of O Holy Night at all.  I’ll never forget the version Stefano did last December at the Trevor benefit.  That performance was amazing … exactly how O Holy Night should be sung.  The audience was on their feet before he even finished.    
     
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=239JmI4pt5U

  • jennyl2

    That was lovely. :) I miss seeing Lee on TV. 

  • gatorgirl5028

    That’s your opinion. In my opinion; Lee sounded great and I liked the way he changed it up. The great thing about opinions is one is no better or worse than another. Merry Christmas :)

  • artemis112

    Actually Lee can sing the traditional version and recorded it after he won Idol. He also sang it at Graceland:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIQ7wXckWaU

  • Haventsleptyet

    I thought Lee’s performance today was beautiful! Yes he changed it up a bit but he made it more his style. That’s exactly what he did on Idol, sang all those covers his way and I like all his covers better than the originals! Have you heard Lee’s cover of Ben Harper’s Walk Away? Lee told the story at a recent show of how he met Ben and Ben told Lee that LEE sings it better than he does!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=V4dyLLERh5Y ! That’s a pretty cool complement – when the songwriter likes someone else’s cover better than his own :))) 

  • princesslovelee

    This performance of O’ Holy Night was just beautiful. Lee always makes everything he sings his own and today’s performance of this timeless Christmas classic was no different. He always puts his heart and soul into everything he does and that is just one reason why i am a fan of his and always will be.

  • http://twitter.com/KarenWNewYork Karen W.

    Lee’s voice sounds crystal clear……..I really enjoyed this version so much!

  • wycheb

    I saw a Christian band called Jars of Clay performing on tv last night. They sand Oh Little Town of Bethlehem and,like Lee, they put a different spin on it. It too was pretty. I think we get so used to hearing something the same way for so long that when someone else changes it up a little bit it can sound a bit odd to our ears, but not in a bad way. The whole time I was listening to Jars of Clay I was thinking of Lee’s rendition of Oh Holy Night. It was sung with a reverence, grace and beauty that the song deserves.