I’m back from Manchester, and I have so much to tell you guys! But first, I’ll start with something I know many of you have been waiting for…
During the final Idol show last night, Blake Lewis broke out his Kaoss pad and surprised the audience with an original song! Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think this is the first time an Idol has performed an original tune on the Idol tour. He performed “She Loves The Way” and I’ve got it on video! Check it out. The bass is a little overbearing (more to do with the limitations of my camera), but other than that, it’s pretty awesome. You can check out a version of the tune on Blakes MySpace as well. Enjoy!
Sarah (from Team Plaid) and I were at the meet and great backstage (Yay!) and I’ve got all kinds of good stuff to tell ya, but first a little Blake news.
Oh, Blake’s dad, Dallas Lewis sought out all the bloggers last night, just to say Hi and thanks for the support. Sarah and I really appreciated the gesture since he didn’t have to do that. It was really a pleasure meeting and talking to him–a totally cool guy. He’s obviously so proud of Blake–he told us that he’s heard 13 songs from Blake’s upcoming album, but isn’t sure which ones will make the cut for the album.
Dallas also mentioned that Blake was in New York over the weekend, where he got the cool new Ashton Michaels threads he was wearing during his mini-set.
We also met Blake’s Aunt Linda, and she was equally cool and really, really funny. She reads ALL the blogs, and tells her brother Dallas what he should and shouldn’t read. Heh.
Some deets on the upcoming album:
Chris Richardson co-wrote the single, …What You Got To Lose, which is being released on October 31.
Chris Rich not only co-wrote the song, but sings background vocals on the record. Blake has got 16 songs almost completely finished. Seven of those are ready for radio NOW, with the rest only needing a few finishing touches. He’s worked on a total of 25 to 30 songs. He says that Clive, “loves them all.” Blake would like to get some DJs to guest on the album–to maybe add intros or interludes between songs.
I mentioned to Blake that he might be the first Idol to ever sing an original song on the Idol stage, and he intimated that the performance was a last-minute deal–unplanned, perhaps. He said on stage that he didn’t know if the song would make the album or not.
I’m not done. More posts to come!