In 2022, “American Idol” celebrated the show’s 20th overall season and the 20th anniversary of the episode’s original airing.
in a (n Interview with Insiders In celebration of the show’s 20th anniversary, season 6 runner-up Blake Lewis said he knew he would not win the show until the finale.
Lewis says he knew he was “fucked”.
Lewis elaborates on the finale, saying he knew he was “fucked” about the last song, thinking it was “written for Jordin Sparks,” who went on to win the show.
He also said that the producers told him before the finale, “You can’t arrange it this time,” an insider said.
The singer said it was extremely upsetting for him to be told he wasn’t allowed to arrange the music.
“I gave them all the fingers,” he shared. “I said, ‘F*** you all’ and left the room. It immediately soured the whole experience.”
He shared that he thought Sparks deserved the title of American Idol, but that didn’t make the past week any less “agonizing” for him.
“This was going to be the dumbest week of my life but I know I’ll get second place,” he told the outlet. “I had the greatest time of my life and then it got bitter.”
Even songwriter Jeff Peabody and his co-writer Scott Krippayne found Lewis to be awkward to sing the song. insider reports.
“We were a little embarrassed that the song was so clearly a better fit for her,” Peabody told the outlet, adding that he and his cowriter apologized to Lewis at the finale.
“We can say it was uncomfortable, so we felt bad,” he said. “I mean, the main thing we really wanted him to know was that we wrote the best song we could. It wasn’t like we knew what they were going to do with it.”
Lewis still releases music
Lewis still makes music. In February 2022, he shared a review of a song he had written on Instagram.
“Happy valentines to all the lovers out there,” he wrote alongside the video of him performing his song. “Here’s a little throwback to the time I was writing Lost in Heaven. I hope you are having a wonderful start to your week and celebrating those you love.”
In early February 2022 he released his own piece of music with his band The Private Language.
“It is a poem for this amazing planet we call home,” he wrote the Instagram post. “We celebrate them with this song and hope that we can make a difference in other ways to save our beautiful planet. How are you celebrating Mother Earth?”
Lewis was ‘mad’ at the show’s portrayal of him
In another part of the interview with Insider, Lewis said he was “forced” into beatboxing and wasn’t happy with how the show portrayed him.
Lewis was a beatboxing champion before auditioning for “American Idol,” according to Insiders.
During the interview, Lewis shared that he had said several times that he didn’t want to beatbox during his audition. The judges in season six were Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson and Simon Cowell.
Before contestants ever appear before the American Idol judges, they go through auditions with producers where they showcase their talent.
In Lewis’ case, he said he felt the judges were “mocking” him during his audition.
“I had all these awards and when I got to Paula, Simon and Rany they were like, ‘Oh, Mr. Bigshot,'” he said. according to the point of sale.
He added, “Randy said, ‘Come on man. It says you are a beatbox champion. Just give us a little something.”
Lewis shared that he told the judges “three times” but then felt he had to do it since they kept asking him.
“They made me do it,” he told the outlet. “And then how they cut it, they made it look like I was cocky.”
“American Idol” is expected to return in spring 2023 for the show’s 21st season. It is expected that each of the three judges and host Ryan Seacrest will return.
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