He came into the competition a bashful paint boy with big dreams, sang his heart out for four months straight and emerged as the American Idol. The next title to precede Lee DeWyze's name? Artist.
So what did the 24-year-old Mount Prospect, Ill., native with the booming rock radio-ready voice learn during his extended stay in Los Angeles? That the people are nicer than he expected, the traffic's worse and the weather is just right. As for regrets? Perhaps that he didn't take more pictures (and there's always the design he created for his Ford Fiesta). Read on for more of Lee's answers in this final Season 9 edition of "La-La Land," and check out his hilarious stick figure self-portrait...
-- Shirley Halperin
Photo credit: Nino Munoz / Fox / PictureGroup
Have you gotten Lee's amazing pre-Idol album "Slumberland" yet? "Slumberland" is currently #17 on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums Chart, up from #32 last week - the biggest gain of any album on this chart!
Come on Fans, how big of a jump can we give "Slumberland" this week?
'Heatseekers' are the week's top-selling albums by new or developing acts, a precursor to the Billboard 200 Chart.
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