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Blake Lewis: More Than Just a Human Beatbox

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Don't get us wrong. We love the beatboxing. But it's not as though Blake Lewis can't carry a tune, as well.

Blake Lewis Originally from Bothell, Washington, Blake was passed through to Hollywood at the Seattle America Idol auditions. For someone who started singing at the age of five, it was a long time coming.

When asked who his favorite male pop stars are, Lewis had an interesting answer. Sure, he's a fan of the usual: Sting, Duncan Sheik and Jason Mraz. But he also gave credit to a pair of fellow American Idol contestants:

  • Blake named the band Half Past Forever as an influence. That group's lead singer? Chris Sligh.
  • He also pointed to M-Pact, the band fronted by Rudy Cardenas.

It's nice to see the hopefuls giving credit to one another, even as they compete to move on. And it's obvious Lewis will be among the front-runners as American Idol continues.

We can't wait.

Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.

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    i wish i could beat box like blake

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    OMGOMG
    YOU GUYS HAVE SHORT TERM MEMORY LOSS U CANT REMEMBER A SINGLE SONG THIS (AWESOME) DUDE SINGS! GOSH IF U LOVE HIM SO MUCH THEN REMEMBER THE SONGS. GOSH!
    AND MY FRIEND IS NOT-TOO-DISTANTLY RELATEDE TO HIM.
    SO HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    ~blaker girls 1 (my friend) and 2 (me)

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    I l0ove blake. He's sexy. and he has a great voice. I hope he wins. He's so sweet. And the beat boxing is amazing lol. VOTE FOR HIM PLEASE!!

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    blake is my pick for sure. gotta love the human beatbox - he's a breath of fresh air. i like his style too, esp. the t-shirt he wore when singing the jamiroquai song. it looked like a t shirt with someone playing guitar. pretty cool.

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    I love him! this one has to win!

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    OMG!!!! i found it!

    it's by Jamiroquai and its called Virtual Insanity....look it up on iTunes~! =)))
    amazing I LOOOOVVVEEE HIMMMM!

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    it was _________ insanity
    and by some RELE unknown artist

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    What song did he sing tonight?

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    I like Blake the beat boxer because he not only can sing well he can beat box and on top of that he is cute!! I really think he can publish lots of alblums!!And win American Idol!!

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    I'm so glad all of you feel the same way. I never cared about the contestants of American Idol. But when I heard Blake sing that song, something touched my soul and I actually cried. I have it recorded on DISH and have not erased it. My husband thinks I'm weird because I listen to it every day. I heard Randy say he was surprised to hear a Keane song, so I figured out it was called Somewhere Only We know, because he kept singing that line at the end, I found it on line, downloaded the lyrics and sing it all the time. I bought the CD through Amazon used (for only $7.49 or something). It's now my favorite song. The day after I heard him sing it I woke up at 2 a.m. and couldn't get it out of my head. I turned on the TV and watched the recording of it about 5 times and cried again (weird for me. I don't cry over songs). I am sort of loving this kid (not in a romantic way, because after all, I'm married and I love my husband, and also, I'm old enough to be his mother. But he's so adorable and he touched my soul, as I said. I thought he looked kind of weird when he first auditioned with his weird hairdo and his beatboxing. But that song is just so wonderful and he was so sweet while he was singing it. He seems like such a sweet guy, no arrogance, and very humble. His parents in the audience singing the lyrics to that song while he was singing it touched me too. They are so proud. He's definitely my favorite contestant and I'm watching it now just to see what else he sings.




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