Lee DeWyze Pictures and Bio

2010
"American Idol" season 9 winner singer Lee Dewyze performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park on July 9, 2010 in New York City. (Getty Images)more pics »Lee DeWyze (Getty Images)Lee DeWyze is our new American Idol, but what else do you need to know about him? Keep reading to find out.

DeWyze grew up in Mount Prospect, Illinois, and listened to artists like Cat Stevens, Simon & Garfunkel and Eric Clapton throughout his childhood. He attended two high schools but never graduated from either, though he did get his GED later.

DeWyze worked as a paint salesman in Mount Prospect for six years before going on American Idol. He'd previously sung with the Lee DeWyze Band, with whom he recorded two albums. They gained some popularity with the local crowd.

In his Idol audition, DeWyze sang the song "Ain't No Sunshine." Upon being named the contestant with the most votes from the public, he landed a recording contract and will release his first album in October.

More pictures of Lee DeWyze (click any photo):
  • Lee DeWyze in 2010 "American Idol" Top 10 Perform On ABC&squot;s "Good Morning America"
  • Lee DeWyze in 2010 "American Idol" Top 10 Perform On ABC&squot;s "Good Morning America"
  • Lee DeWyze in 2010 "American Idol" Top 10 Perform On ABC&squot;s "Good Morning America"
  • Lee DeWyze in 2010 "American Idol" Top 10 Perform On ABC&squot;s "Good Morning America"
  • Lee DeWyze in 2010 "American Idol" Top 10 Perform On ABC&squot;s "Good Morning America"
  • Lee DeWyze in 2010 "American Idol" Top 10 Perform On ABC&squot;s "Good Morning America"
  • Lee DeWyze in 2010 "American Idol" Top 10 Perform On ABC&squot;s "Good Morning America"
  • Lee DeWyze in 2010 "American Idol" Top 10 Perform On ABC&squot;s "Good Morning America"


Lee DeWyze -  'American Idol' Season 9 - Top 12
'American Idol' Season 9 - Top 12
Lee DeWyze is a guitar-slinging rocker with a set of pipes that has consistently kept him safe from elimination. The... more »
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