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Lee DeWyze – Simple Man and Hallelujah – Video MP3 American Idol Top 3

Lee Dewyze

Lee DeWyze sings “Simple Man” and “Hallelujah” on the American Idol Top 3.

Download: Hallelujah

Download: Simple Man

“Simple Man”

Rickey: Go Dark Horse! This was amazing!

Randy Jackson: Brilliant song choice.

Ellen DeGeneres: You took this thing seriously.

Kara DioGuardi: You gave it everything you’ve got.

Simon Cowell: That song was on the money.

“Hallelujah”

Rickey: YES! FTW! GO LEE!

Randy Jackson: That was unbelievable.

Ellen DeGeneres: That was stunning.

Kara DioGuardi: You are what this show is all about. You are the heart of this show.

Simon Cowell: You are a fantasic person.

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Becky
Becky

i think Lee is the best, and i hope he will win, but i love crystal to she is a good sing to, and i hope the best for her to..... good luck to both of them.................

Christy
Christy

Excuse my horrible spelling from here on out..... haha
So, first off, I'm 16 and I'm not only diggin' Lee because he's a dude. I watched this season for Aaron originally (I went to a camp with him so I was excited to see him on tv, he was wicked talented at camp) but I ended up watching week after week for Lee.
I think the appeal with Lee is the honesty in his voice, I've been a fan from the beginning and there's just something about his voice that I really love. I can hear in places that he goes flat and out of pitch, but there's just something about him that I can't pinpoint that makes me look forward to hearing him sing each week. He seems to get better week after week and from the beginning of the season to now I can see a huge difference in his confidence and vocals.
But back to what I was saying originally, there's just something honest and pure about his voice that I really think is rad. He has a unique tone. That's just how I see it though.

Brandy
Brandy

You people kill me! One night they pimp Lee...one freaking night and everyone goes crazy. UMM HEELLLOO they've been pimpin Crystal ever since day 1. I'm not a huge Crystal fan, actually I cant stand her but I'm not on her page posting ridiculous stuff about her!

I repeat Lee will win and he deserves it!!!

Jack Ace
Jack Ace

It seems like the judges are up to their old tricks again. This was average at best.

b1dev
b1dev

Its CRAZY awesome to see the support Lee has now.. he has like 70 comments while crystal has like.... what? 30? good job Crystal... really.. good job.. inspiring... heh

RenaB
RenaB

"Simple Man" and "Hallelujah" were Lee's best performances to date. I think he realized after his homecoming that he is now a big star. I have never seen that much confidence in him. Tuesday was Lee's night, no doubt about it. However, it's obvious Crystal and Lee will both get recording contracts from 19 Entertainment. I like Crystal and Lee both, so next week I don't really care who wins, I just want the season to be over.

pretzel
pretzel

Actually lee was pitchy in hallelujah esp toward the end. Casey sang very well but his songs were boring. Wonder if it was done on purpose esp by the judges. it is obvious Randy does not like Casey. strange that he and kara would choose a boring and lazy song for him. Crystal ..... she sings well but she does not have idol persona.
I like all 3 so i am being objective here.

Chris Goes
Chris Goes

I was so concerned about Halellujah - I even thought this song choice will prejudice him.
But I must confess: Simon is very smart, he really knows the music business !
Simon's song choice gave Lee the chance to SHINE at the stage and I'm quite sure will lead him to the victory (*thanks Simon :) )

Lee was IncredibLEE !!! Amazing !!!
After David Cook, I thought no other AI contestant would make me get chills and goosebumps - LEE DID IT LAST NIGTH !! <3

anchupeta
anchupeta

oh my god. this confirms everything. this season of american idol is so dull and boring that even a speck of goodness is translated to pure greatness. lee's performance is not that great. it's just the show is so stupid that they will take anything to make it look "awesome". casey should win!

yes, i'm ruining the party because siobhan isn't in it!

Ruby
Ruby

AMAZING!!!! Love Him!!! The best idol contestant next to David Cook!!!

Joanne
Joanne

god this show has went down the drain, Tims hallelujah was much more listenable than this frogs! :D

Susan
Susan

Just because "Your" idol didn't make it to tonite, don't be haters on Lee
He worked hard and earned his way to where he is. If you don't like him, don't write, but to be haters is to be so immature. So much "hatin" on here. Everyone has there own way of singing a song, Lee's way was great, I thought, as so did so many others. So don't "hate" "appreciate"!

BENJ
BENJ

FOR YOU GUYS… WHICH SEASON HAS THE BEST TOP 3 AND WHY? EXPLAIN FOR EACH OF THE FINALIST…

FOR ME… SEASON 4 WAS THE BEST BATCH OF TOP 3 IN THE WHOLE IDOL HISTORY…

CARRIE – A GREAT COUNTRY SINGER
BO – ORIGINAL AND 1ST GREAT ROCKER IN IDOL
VONZELL – BEST AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALE RNB SINGER

SEASON 1

KELLY – JUSTIN – NIKKI

SEASON 2

RUBEN – CLAY – KIMBERLY

SEASON 3

FANTASIA – DIANA – JASMINE

SEASON 4

CARRIE – BO – VONZELL

SEASON 5

TAYLOR – KATHERINE – ELLIOT

SEASON 6

JORDIN – BLAKE – MELINDA

SEASON 7

DAVID COOK – DAVID ARCHIE – SYESHA

SEASON 8

KRIS – ADAM – DANNY

SEASON 9

CRYSTAL – LEE – CASEY

AxeDenim
AxeDenim

It was just ok, It did absolutely NOTHING for me....... I can't believe it but I agree with votefortheworst that this guy has very very little vocal talent, comparing this guy to Crystal's vocals and artistry is laughable.... the pimping is way too much for this guy...

I'm giving my constructive criticism unlike most 12 year olds here commenting he is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!! he is amazing OMG.... pathetic.

jeffreychrist
jeffreychrist

Simon was correct. HALLELUJAH was a moment for Lee. A diarrhea moment. For the rest of us? Sacreligious. Shame on the judges. Shame on America.

Jonathan K
Jonathan K

Okay I am sorry, but whoever keeps saying Casey deserves to be in the final, I'm sorry but it's not true. Casey has been struggling for weeks, and I've seen him be able to sing one kind of music and that's it, he's been the same tone, and everything seems so the same for him with me. I don't feel any newness from him, I'm never excited to see his performances, and Big Mike should still be here and Casey in the audience. Not trying to offend anyone, but that's the truth. It should of been Crystal, Mike, and Lee this week, and I would not care which of those 3 would win, because they've all got amazing voices and talent.

Stef
Stef

Being the one who absolutely dislikes him and thinks he is simply not good enough....I was quite impressed with him tonight. Like, really impressed....I still think the fantards who were like "omg i cried" really need to get hit in the head with something hard....but thats with anyone, even Crystal. XD

Anyway for moral reasons, I hope he goes home. Sorry, too little too late. But he was very, VERY good.

b1dev
b1dev

Lee for the win.. those that say Casey and Crystal will sell more are smokin somethin.. Casey adn Crystal would be successful like 30 years ago!! Lee is current

chrys714
chrys714

The judges' standard has gone way down this season. The performances they raved about tonight were ok but they don't compare to the most memorable performances from previous seasons (e.g. Adam's Mad World, Kris's Heartless, David's Billie Jean, Carrie's Alone...just to name a few).

Polly
Polly

I love him so much. Watching again!

Connie
Connie

The arrangement of Hallelujah completely contradicts the song's meaning....It's supposed to be a haunting, somber funeral dirge-ish song speaking of the pains & tribulations of love. He made it sound like an uplifting-gospel-tinged revival composition....Even though Leonard Cohen also used a choir, it was to accent the "Hallelujah"s, not destroying the meaning of the song. Sorry, but I HATED that!!!!

Edna
Edna

Why does everyone have to compare Lee to David Cook and Kris Allen. They are three COMPLETELY different artists. I'm a fan of all of them and Daughtry too. This season is about the contestants that are performing THIS SEASON.

Lee owned the stage tonight. He was not off-key. He was very confident. And he outsang the other two. Contrary to what some believe Crystal's vocals are far from perfect. When she goes big it gets entirely too shrieky. Some people like it. That's their opinion and they're more than welcome to it. But the fact is she is not a better singer than Lee. Deal with it.

EileenMP
EileenMP

I loved Lee's performances tonight. He and Crystal should be in the finals. Sorry, but Casey bored me to death tonight.

WhoDat
WhoDat

His song choice was best by far, that alone earned him the finale spot. Simons choice was better then i expected, but its still a song that is easily sung(tim urban).

The fact that casey didnt even show up and crystal was off, made Lee's good performances seem epic. Overall very dissapointing night

lin
lin

Love that song but he went badly flat right after the chorus came out on the last note before the second verse. KD Lang, Brandi Carlisle, Jeff Buckley, Jason Castro, all have much much better versions. The song was too "big" for his range. Like the first song well enough though.

Ana
Ana

I agree with Violet. Simo totally picked that song because he knows the effect. Like he said to TIm is a song that reacts.
FWIW I really prefer Tim and Jason´s versions compared to Lee´s. They are way more sweet and heartfelt. But to each their own.
Listen Lee will win, he will sell tons of records and AI will have their third straight male guitar winner. Heh.
Talk about variety.
Just to clarify Daughtry, Cook and Kris Allen totally own Lee.

Rickey
Rickey

MP3 fixed! Sorry it took so long.

KRo
KRo

I have LOVED this kid since "Chasing Cars." Something in his eyes....I'm so super happy for him right now. He is the "ONE."

Violet
Violet

I like Lee, but he has a tendency to go a little flat... and Hallelujah was not a good song choice for him. He pulled it off, though... but sounded much better on Simple Man. Simon Cowell owns the rights to this song... so it's not surprising why he picked it. He makes royalties off the itunes downloads. Plus, I much prefer Jason Castro's version... he has a new album out with Hallelujah on it, and it's hauntingly beautiful. I don't think this song was meant to be belted with a brass behind it. Lee does remind me of Bruce Springsteen, however, and I think he's a good singer... but of all songs to pick... I really think Simon Cowell picked this from a financial perspective. Even if Lee had totally screwed it up, which he didn't.. he was ok... people would go to download someone's version of the song.. and Cowell makes money. Check out Jason Castro's version from his new album.. much better.

Merryrdh
Merryrdh

Rickey- on the first song I keep getting an error message, is it possible to fix it?
thanks in advance

bruno
bruno

vote for Lee...........our young Bruce Springsteen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SSH
SSH

WOWWWWWWWWW LEE! You have changed the whole song every time you sing and some idiots cannot understand it. YOU ARE THE MAN!

Judyne
Judyne

Wow! I don't get it, Hallelujah was a so-so perfromance for me but the judges seem to be wetting themselves, This is absurd, maybe I just don't really like his voice, reminds me too much of Danny Gokey's

Ved
Ved

aahh...Lee will definately win

Steph
Steph

Completely out of tune all over the place...and yet, still strangely compelling. I think he has a Bruce Springsteen kind of appeal.

karen
karen

The show is a complete and utter FAILURE.
There is no hope left for a GIRL TO WIN IDOL EVER. PERIOD. No hope what so ever. It's just done. The show is a waste. If a girl wasnt going to win this year, I would be done watching american idol for good. I'm serious this time.
Allison iraheta left and I was crushed. I decided to watch again and I fell in love with Crystals voice and if she doesn't win I'M DONE FOR GOOD.

s
s

well to be honest with you, it looks like lee had a moment...
i mean with himself....
what made this good, is that you can see lee suddenly realized he is somebody...
its like he suddenly realized he was breaking thru the finish line first...
you can see he's having a moment...

Kevin C.
Kevin C.

Curious that so many people I've seen elsewhere seem surprised by seeing a choir with this song.

I know that Jeff Buckley and Jason Castro didn't use one, but Leonard Cohen sure did, and Lee seemed to be aiming much closer to Cohen than Buckley.

Kevin C.
Kevin C.

Not necessarily "support" so much as "controversy"...Lee is already one of the most polarizing contestants, and having him do a song like "Hallelujah" (not to mention the comments afterwards by the judges) can only add to the flames.

Ruby
Ruby

I agreed with you there, no other contestants get me chills much as these two. I found it interesting that I didn't even take notice on both of them at the beginning until I heard them on top 24. Thats when I fell in love with them and voted like crazy. I love them both and wishes the the best! Lee FTW!!

supershopper
supershopper

I liked David Cook and especially liked David Archuleta. I actually like Lee better than both. Can't believe that I just typed that! I have liked Lee since the beginning when many were posting that he should be kicked off the show. His voice is so unique and so is his style. I think that he really started to gain confidence after Usher told him how talented he truly is. It didn't hurt that Jill, Harry Connick's wife, likes Lee the best and thinks that he is cute! :)

Casey will do well as a frontman for a band. However, we feel that both Crystal and Lee are better solo artists. I would be okay with either winning; however, I hope that Lee wins. (Of course, I am a watcher not a voter...)

jonas
jonas

just finale, season 7 is best. David A and David C are so diffirent each other (yes season 4 was good, too) best top3? i don't know. there were someone who didn't necessary everytime.

Kevin C.
Kevin C.

If "this guy has very very little vocal talent, comparing this guy to Crystal’s vocals and artistry is laughable…. the pimping is way too much for this guy… " is "constructive criticism", I'd hate to see your non-constructive criticism!

Aimz
Aimz

Well Lee did say the song take everything out of you.

gravityroger
gravityroger

no need to compare,it's about which version you like better , all of these version are excellent .
just because i looove that song .i like everybody sing that ,and do their own version
i will check jason castro's version haha

gravityroger
gravityroger

i looove bruce springsteen
and i beleeve lee;)

j
j

are u ****ing stupid...
fantasia, kelly clarkson, jordan sparks, and carrie underwood won.

feminist *****

gravityroger
gravityroger

looooooove lee's version

looooove live leeeeeee!!!