Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Lee DeWyze Debuts his NEW Single "Beautiful Like You" LIVE on American Idol

American Idol Season 9 champion Lee DeWyze debuts his latest single "Beautiful Like You" on the Idol Top 12 Results Show. This is the second single from Lee's chart-topping album Live It Up. The first single, "Sweet Serendipity," premiered on On Air with Ryan Seacrest on October 13, 2010.

After winning Season 9 of American Idol on May 27, 2010, DeWyze signed a recording contract with 19 Entertainment and RCA Records. He started recording soon after and continued during the American Idols LIVE! Tour and completed in early October 2010, releasing the album November 16, 2010. He worked with Toby Gad, John Shanks, Espionage, and other producers. Lee DeWyze co-wrote ten of the eleven songs on Live It Up. He explained about the album and work:

"To see my name listed in the credits on each song was really important to me because I’m a songwriter. I also loved working with such talented writers. They all brought so much to the table and really helped me flesh out my sound. I grew up listening to Simon and Garfunkel, The Mamas & The Papas, Cat Stevens, and Kris Kristofferson. I love hard-edged vocals over pretty melodies — that’s what I’m about.″