Lee DeWyze Celebrity Watchlist

Fast Facts

  • Began singing and playing guitar as a teenager.
  • A self-taught guitarist, he released his first album, So I'm Told, in 2008, and a follow-up album, Slumberland, in 2010.
  • Landed a spot on American Idol when accompanying a friend - who wasn't picked - to the auditions in Chicago.
  • Winner of season 9 of American Idol; runner-up was Crystal Bowersox.
  • Has the lyrics to a Cat Stevens song tattooed on his arm.


  • Kathleen DeWyze — Mother
  • Lee DeWyze Sr. — Father
  • Jonna Walsh — Wife


  • Birth Name: Leon DeWyze
  • Birth Place: Mount Prospect, IL
  • Profession: Reality cast member, Singer

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