The guy who Ryan Seacrest calls one of the nicest contestants ever, Lee DeWyze, returned to the “Amercian Idol” stage on Thursday’s (March 17) elimination show to sing his brand new single, “Beautiful Like You.”
DeWyze, who narrowly defeated Crystal Bowersox (what’s she up to, anyway?) to take last season’s title, came off calm, cool and collected — lessons the initially shy and stiff singer learned over the course of last year’s “Idol” journey. Performing with a full band and wielding his own guitar, Lee’s song — from his first major label debut — was a hit with the audience.
Why not? It was totally in DeWyze’s sweet spot — John Mayer-reminiscent soft rock. Non-threatening, sensitive and a perfect showcase for his understated voice.
A sampling of the potentially swoon-inducing lyrics:
“If you could only just stop, stop, stop running / If you could only take a second to breathe it in / Everything that you know would be beautiful, like you.”
What do you say? Was Lee’s performance beautiful?