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Lee Dewyze – The Letter – Video MP3 American Idol Top 11

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Lee Dewyze sings The Letter on the American Idol Top 11

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Rickey: Lee sounded really great! Go Dark Horse!

Randy Jackson: It’s cool you chose the bluesy version of this song.

Ellen DeGeneres: My favorite pen is back. That was fantastic.

Kara DioGuardi: You’ve raised the bar for yourself.

Simon Cowell: That to me was not a recording performance.

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Jazz
Jazz

IMO nothing special AT ALL - average in every way

Victoria
Victoria

what is wrong with simon! that was lees best! for sure!
and my second favorite of the night!

Monjie
Monjie

I'm caught between yes and no here...

Leah
Leah

I hope it's no coincidence that he decided to do the Joe Cocker version of a Box Tops song, since Alex Chilton (the original singer of The Letter) died last Wednesday. I would HOPE that Lee is cool enough to remember Alex Chilton, that someone on AI would have made tribute. Or, it could just be a coincidence.

Mindy
Mindy

Love him!! always!!

bok
bok

i want him to win the ai9

Eric
Eric

Oh lee was so great!!
But I have a problem here. .
I can't watch any video or listen mp3. .
You have to fix it. .

Gem
Gem

Hi rickey! thanks for posting this. By the way, there's something wrong with mp3 performance of Lee. The track does not finish, and it immediately becomes cut. Even the playback is not finished.

I hope you can fix this Rickey. Thanks and more power! :)

dwip
dwip

Love Lee so much..!!
His voice sounds like Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam vocalist) a lot..!!!
Love his looks, love his voice..
Hope he grows and grows every week!!!

laff
laff

Hmm, I don't think he sounds like Vedder. He's more Springsteen to me.

Stefan
Stefan

I love the texture of his voice....I just wish he chose a better song.

amber
amber

mmm, yes, the TEXTURE. love it.

wadergrader
wadergrader

the arrangement will qualify for bigband night... hmmm was ok...

amber
amber

i would love to see him just singing in a t-shirt and jeans again (a la lips), enough of this rock star jacket crap the stylists always whip up. (like wtc was aaron wearing?)

amber
amber

omg, rickey, i got auto-edited for c-r-a-p???

amber
amber

can we just talk about how hot he is instead?

easy
easy

no video of the judges comments? :(

JohnnieWalker
JohnnieWalker

I kept thinking, man I've heard this song before, and then it hit me. Chris Daughtry did this during his <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbyOmM1fZ_s" rel="nofollow">audition</a>. I thought he did well though. Liked Chris's rendition a bit more though. :)

Carol
Carol

Michael Johns and Carly Smithson have done a duet of this song. I know they came back in Season 8 and performed it, anyway. Really liked Lee's version and it appeared he tried to "break out" and be more confident as the judges (Simon) requested.

Fan # 1
Fan # 1

It was pretty good but it wasn't the best performance of the night.

Kevin
Kevin

Lee was great tonight :) Love hearing these songs I've never heard of!

Jenna
Jenna

Not my favorite performance from Lee, but still love his voice and it's cool he picked a more energetic song and actually tried to perform it. And in another sucky night, this performance remains one of the strongest.

Gwen
Gwen

Liked it. Liked last week's performance better.

Patty
Patty

Lee's my favorite guy and I love the tone of his voice. I don't think this was his best performance but I don't think Simon should keep telling him to have a moment... you can't really go into a week saying "I'll have a moment", it just kind of happens.

laff
laff

Ugh, I couldn't agree more. There are very few "moments" during a season, and I could probably count on one hand how many "moments" I've witnessed since starting to watch the show in season 4. What is Simon thinking?! He's usually much smarter than that.

ron
ron

its ok... but i really dont like his voice o.o

destiny
destiny

i like the fact that he tried something different this time. he definitely has one of the best voices among the AI male finalists.

Rebecca
Rebecca

I agree. The judges want him to work the stage more and he did. I THOROUGHLY enjoyed this or maybe I'm biased cuz I like him sooooo much! I love his throaty raspy voice. It wasn't the absolute best song choice for him but it was great.

KRo
KRo

The arrangement was a little weird for me at first, but Lee looked and sounded great!!!!! He actually reminded me a little bit of one of my very favorite Idols EVER, Elliot Yamin, during this performance.

Bravo L-Boogie! Excellent job!!

laff
laff

Yeah, I've been saying he reminds me of Elliott since top 24. They have different styles, but similar 'presence'. I actually thought Lee looked awkward tonight trying to let loose, but loved the singing. If the audience ends up adoring him like they did Elliott, he might make it really far.

amber
amber

ugh, i love lee, but this was not a good song choice. this week's theme was a freebie. he went too far out of his comfort zone, and i think this was the most awkward he's looked all season. "letter" is what you sing on a week where you have no other choice. it's a hollywood week song for chrissakes. thank god he sang well. i can appreciate him wanting to show off some more vocal chops, but he's better off being, as simon would say, "current".

i've been salivating over his top 12 studio recording all week, more about his tone than the song. i'm probably not buying this one. go back to what you know, baby!

lurve the screencap though rickey, thanks.

amber
amber

i don't know about vocally, but lee was moving on stage a little like elliot.

destiny
destiny

i agree! they both have that raspy voice but of course elliot is waaaaaay better! :D

druzilla
druzilla

He was over pimped for the performance he gave. Wasn't all that. Far from worst of the night.

Kevin C.
Kevin C.

The judges probably knew what was coming after it.

Gloria
Gloria

Loved it. My guy is breakin' out! I have not heard that song in years--and I love how he did it. Worked the stage, too.

bwatt27
bwatt27

I love that song so much. And, for the first time all season, I really enjoyed Lee's performance. This was really good!

gstarluv
gstarluv

LOVED IT!!! THANKS FOR GETTING IT ON HERE SO QUICK RICKEY...YOU ARE AWESOME!