About Blake Lewis
Thanks to his unique mash-ups and energetic electro-pop beats, Lewis stood out amongst a sea of typical R&B powerhouses such as Melinda Doolittle and LaKisha Jones, as well as the saccharine pop belter, Jordin Sparks. The audience and the "Idol" judges praised Lewis for taking riskier song choices than his counterparts, and for rearranging familiar rock songs such as Bon Jovi's "You Give Love a Bad Name" (1986) to give them his own contemporary vibe. Yet, in the end, "Idol" fanatics gave the majority of their votes to Sparks, leaving Lewis in second place. After the show wrapped, he performed with the rest of the season finalists on "American Idols Live! Tour" (2007) and appeared on a number of talk shows such as "Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show" (NBC, 2003- ) and on "Larry King Live" (CNN, 1985-2010). Since his stint on "Idol," Lewis released a number of albums, including A.D.D. (Audio Day Dream) (2007), which, in spite of having received mixed reviews, charted at No. 10 on the Billboard 200, and the hip-hop inspired techno album, Heartbreak on Vinyl (2009), featuring the title track that was Lewis' most successful single to date.