Fresh off the announcement that A.I. season 5 winner Taylor Hicks will bring his silver-haired soulman shtick to downtown Akron's cozy concert club, Musica has announced that season 9 winner Lee DeWyze will be bringing his headlining tour to the club on June 27.
DeWyze's appearance will bring the club's former American Idol winner tally to three as David Cook played an emotional show at the club a few days after his brother lost his decade long battle with brain cancer.
So far, DeWyze has earned the dubious distinction of being the worst selling American Idol winner as fans who picked them as their "favorite castmember" quickly forgot him after the season ended and his debut album Live It Up, tanked it up on the charts.
Just as with season 8 winner Kris Allen who beat out the more talented and interesting Adam Lambert only to have his album (and arguably career) tank, DeWyze was the safe boring pick chosen by voters, many of whom found runner-up Crystal Bowersox to "weird" with her dreadlocks (YIKES!) and bad teeth.
Also, the voting body which contains a lot of young girls and their grandmas might be a little sexist as the last female winner was season 6's Jordin Sparks who herself was a teenager at the time.
Having listened to a few tracks on Live It Up, all but one co-written by DeWyze, I gotta say it's as boring and polite as DeWyze was on the show.
Nevertheless, information is our business so here the lead single from Live It Up :
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