Lee Dewyze posted a shoutout to his fans today on twitter. Five years ago, the singer/songwriter won Season 9 of American Idol. Wow! And no matter what anybody says about his post-Idol success, Lee is grateful for the journey and excited for the future.
Well, five years ago today I won @AmericanIdol. I just want to thank all of you for your continued support, love, and for helping spread my music over the years. I truly see where I’m at now in my career, as the tip of the iceberg if you will, just the beginning. And I have so much more musically to give and am so incredibly dedicated to making the music that I know I’m capable of making that I can’t ever have imagined 5 years ago…that I would be here, and only God knows where I will be in 5 years from now. However one thing will always remain the same. My love for music, performing, writing, and of course my incredible fans. Thanks for the past 5 years. And here’s to the next. Thank you guys! #FamiLee. Oh, & thanks @AmericanIdol,without you? I probably would have never met the love of my life. Good looking out! @jonnawalsh #SweetSerendipity
To help celebrate, here are a few of Lee’s best American Idol performances.
Lee sang the Joe Cocker version of The Letter for Top 11 Billboard #1 Hits week.
For Lennon/McCartney week, Top 9, Lee performed an UNFORGETTABLE rendition of Hey Jude. I mean. Who could forget the bagpipes. THE BAGPIPES PEOPLE.
Lee performed “The Boxer” for inspirational week and Idol Gives Back. Alicia Keys was the mentor that week.
Remember when Idol judge, Harry Connick Jr mentored the season 9 contestants? Lee performed Frank Sinatra’s “That’s Life” to raves from the judges.
Lee Wins American Idol and performs his winner’s single, U2’s “Beautiful Day.”