Blake Lewis

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Blake Lewis in 2009

Blake Colin Lewis (born July 21, 1981) is an American singer and beatboxer. He was the runner-up on the sixth season of American Idol.



On music


In interviews

  • I get scared because I regard women as the most beautiful creatures in the world.
  • Now I'm 'Blake Lewis' to the world, but I will always still be Bshorty from Bothell...I've never looked at it like a competition so I think I've won regardless. I won when I got to the top ten; I've already reached my goal.


Lewis: Oh, man. I bite my tongue a lot and I never really listen to him [Simon Cowell].
Larry King: You didn't listen to him?
Lewis: Yeah. Well, I think him and I are a lot alike. I think we are both shameless and tactless.
King: You've got a clean-cut image. Why the tattoos?
Lewis: I love art. I love good art. I'm getting my whole...
King: Why not put it on canvas?
Lewis: Because I can't draw.



On American Idol

  • The song's about coming together as one in an ideal world. And we might not be able to accomplish that, but tonight we can start by making it a better place.
    • Commenting on his take of Imagine by John Lennon in the Inspirational week in his pre-performance clip on April 24, 2007.
  • If you don't take risks in life, you'll never see anything new.


Lewis: I represent Seattle, the Emerald City.
Simon Cowell: So, why don't you think you've been discovered then?
Lewis: 'Cause I live in Seattle. I don't live in L.A..
  • Responding to Simon Cowell, one of the judges of American Idol, in his audition in Seattle on September 19, 2006.
Ryan Seacrest: If they were to make a movie about your life, what would the title be? Who would play your part?
Lewis: That's tough! But, it has to be Jim Carrey. And I...
Seacrest: 'Cause you're tall?
Lewis: (sarcastically) Yes, 'cause I'm tall and gangly...and it'd be called "Organized Chaos".
  • Responding to a viewer question before performing This Love by Maroon 5 on May 15, 2007.
Seacrest: Do you really like big butts?
Lewis: I can't lie.
  • Responding with the reference of the lyrics of the song "Baby Got Back" to Ryan Seacrest, the host of American Idol on May 15, 2007, after the showing of a clip of Lewis performing with Sir Mix-a-Lot in the home-visiting concert in Seattle and shaking his hips on-stage. "Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-a-Lot". Songfacts. Retrieved on 2007-06-24..
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