I was asked one time if I had or would ever vote for an American Idol contestant. Even though, I have rooted and cheered for some of them, I said that I would when Hell freezes over. Don’t get me wrong. I loved Chris Daughtry, and was a Cougar for Cook (David Cook), I just never wanted to spend my time or money on voting. I guess like so many other people, I figured if they win..well, they win.
Last night changed all of that. Lee Dewyze completely blew me away with his performance. I have been following the show this season and really thought that Crystal Bowersox had it in the bag. She is an amazing talent and I’m sure will have a great music career ahead of her. And, Casey James has a nice husky voice plus he is easy on the eyes. But, Lee blew them both out of the water last night with his performance of “Hallelujah”. I like that song anyway and this was by far the best rendition of it that I’ve ever heard.
Lee was a paint salesman in Chicago. And, all season, he seemed to lack confidence or belief in himself. He could sing but he wouldn’t really push it. Something has changed in Lee because he was in a league of his own on Tuesday’s show. He actually brought tears to my eyes while singing this song. And, he made me believe once again that you must believe in yourself and your dream or no one else will.
Lee Dewyze….I believe in you and your dream. Congrats…you actually made me want to vote for someone! And, I did. I voted for you!