Lee DeWyze Performs 'Chasing Cars' on 'American Idol'

Some mocked Dewyze's coffeehouse-style version of "Chasing Cars" by Snow Patrol, but we promise you there's some potential.

He'd be wise to take the judges' suggestion to embrace his rock side in a similar fashion to David Cook. Why not Daughtry's "No Surprise"?

At least the goateed guitarist introduced a measure of energy into this drowsy evening. Dewyze was pitchy at times and screamy at others while singing Snow Patrol's "Chasing Cars," and he'd be wise to embrace the judges' urging to stake out a David Cook-esque raspy rocker vibe. He'll absolutely have a chance. Dewyze is safe.