Lee DeWyze Performs 'Lips of an Angel' on 'American Idol'
Paint salesman Lee Dewyze was revealed as a juvenile-delinquent-gone-good, and he continued his winning ways with Hinder's "Lips of an Angel." Giving the hard-rock ballad a Black Crowes-style soul/rock makeover and wrapping his gritty vocals all over the tune, he emerged as a force to be reckoned with after a second straight solid performance.
Pitch problems aside, Randy and Ellen liked it, even though Dewyze just stood there, which came across as passionate and engaged for the newest judge. Kara said she could hear him on the radio right now and praised his commercial sound and look, with Cowell again telling Lee he's "head and shoulders" above the rest of the guys, if only he'd stop looking so terrified. "You may be the one to beat," he said.