Lee DeWyze Performs 'Kiss from a Rose' on 'American Idol'
Dewyze got the night started with "Kiss From a Rose," a nod back to season eight contestant Danny Gokey, thanks to mentor Jamie Foxx.
During the pre-performance video, the Oscar-winning actor got up in Dewyze's face as he did with Gokey last year, giving the singer what Foxx called the Michael Mann treatment (a reference to the famously intense director of "Miami Vice" and "Collateral"). "Yeah, it's different," said a visibly uncomfortable Dewyze of his mentor's approach.
Dewyze brought that unease to the stage during his straightforward take on Seal's hit from "Batman Forever." His higher register was simply not up to the song's requirements.