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Lee DeWyze Lives It Up In Manila
American Idol Season 9 winner Lee DeWyze drops by Manila to sing songs from his latest album Live It Up.
photo courtesy of Sony Music

We watched him shine all throughout American Idol Season 9 and were thrilled as we witnessed his victory being hailed the winner. Yes, It’s Lee DeWyze!

This charming artist comes to Manila for the first time this May and it was tons of fun getting to know him a little better during his press conference. He absolutely loves his Filipino fans and says, “Everyone’s been extremely generous and just awesome. It’s been an incredible experience.”

Lee has indeed come a long way since his American Idol days and from working as a paint salesman just before that. Now, he’s created his very own album, entitled Live It Up with songs that can touch everyone’s hearts as they tell stories of relationships along with all the ups and downs that come with them. You must listen to “Beautiful Like You” and “Weightless” and his fun and cheerful hit single “Sweet Serendipity” will have you singing all day.

Talented as he is, Lee can not only sing, play instruments (he plays the guitar, piano, and drums), but is a very good songwriter as well! When asked about how he writes songs and the music he creates, Lee says, “I’m always going to write whatever I’m feeling. I’m going to keep making music that I love and that my fans love.”

No doubt, Lee has now become a superstar but he stays down-to-earth and humble always. According to him, he is deeply inspired by musicians like Dave Matthews, Ben Harper and Cat Stevens. When asked about which artists he wants to collaborate and work with, Lee shares “I’m open to working with anybody. Music can bring everyone together.” He also has nothing but praise to give to other fellow Idol winners like Kris Allen and David Cook.

Lee Dewyze performed at the Venice Piazza last May 7 and at Eastwood City, Open Park  last May 8. And if you weren’t able to catch him make sure you get your own copies of his album Live It Up available in all leading music stores nationwide.

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