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Lee DeWyze Biography

Birth Name:
Leon DeWyze
Birth Place:
Mount Prospect, Illinois, United States
Profession
Reality cast member, singer

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

Relationships