Lee DeWyze Makes The Ladies Of ‘The View’ Go “Hallelujah”!

Lee DeWyze took a pit stop from the Idols Live! tour to swing by The View this morning to chit-chat with the ladies and perform an acoustic version of “Hallelujah.” Lee originally sang this Leonard Cohen classic during the Top 3 performance week, and his inspired rendition pretty much paved the way for him to win. Believe it or not, Lee has outdone himself this morning with an even more impressive performance of the song. Watch the Idol champ give it his all below.

Lee, whose debut album drops this October, is really showing the world why deserved to win American Idol, and it’s baffling to us why we’re just now discovering how good a singer he is. During the competition, Lee’s vocals were all over the place, but almost all of his live performances since have been spot on. We hated his coronation song “Beautiful Day” on the finale—but we adored his live version of the U2 hit, switching up the melody and making the song his own.

And we already loved “Hallelujah” when we first heard it during the Top 3 week, but this simple, subtle version is even better without the band and the backup choir overpowering him. Well done, DeWyze!

Who we are not praising is Elisabeth Hasselbeck, whose first question to Lee is if it’s sunk in yet that he won American Idol. Um, he won like, two months ago and has since appeared on dozens of TV shows and made hundreds of interviews, all talking about him winning Idol. We think it’s sunk in by now, Elisabeth.

[MJs Big Blog]

  • KW

    Lee sounded amazing, I love this acoustic version!

  • K.j

    Beautiful version, love, love, loved it!!… He surprises me daily with how good he really is, loved him on idol, voted for him, love him even more now!!!
    Can’t wait for his new album!!!

  • Jack

    I am not buying any of his crappy music!!!!! This man bores me to death. He’s even worst than Kris Allen!

  • Jane

    Lee sounded beautiful.!! I cannot wait until his album comes out. He’s been getting better and better!! Love him!!

  • Me

    Well – it’s clear to me – you just don’t know real talent. Lee is a fabulous singer/ songwriter/musician/entertainer. He connects with his audience. Without a doubt the most humble and sincere AI contestant ever. He so deserved to win AI – hands down. He has such an awesome voice and great stage presence. He just keeps getting better and better. Go Lee – You Rock the House!! Cannot wait for his album in the Fall.

  • http://facebook.com Susie

    Lee sounded so sincere. Love, love his voice!!

  • KW

    Me, totally agree with you. I couldn’t have said it any better. I have watched idol for the last 9 seasons, and Lee is the first contestant that I really connected with as a singer. He’s a talented and emotional singer and I love his raspy voice. He makes even an old song sound current. I have not been able to stop listening to his music. I have about 40 of his idol and pre-idol songs on my ipod. I think he’s going to have a great future!

  • http://www.BestManApp.com U2Keane

    U2 songs are notoriously difficult songs to do cover versions of, their have many week attempts with perhaps Frank Sinatra’s cover of the U2 classic being the only credible one of recent years. That said Lee’s version of Beautiful Day is actually quite good for an untrained singer.