Lee DeWyze’s Favorite Idol Contenders

March 17, 2011 11:53 am

Ryan welcomed back to “On Air With Ryan Seacrest” last season’s “American Idol” winner Lee DeWyze to discuss his return to the Idol stage tonight, and playing his new music off his debut album, Live It Up.

“I’m really excited to get back up there, and play music off my album. Its gonna be a little different this time so I’m excited for that.” He went on to state, “I’m really happy with this single, it’s one of my favorite songs off the album, we put a lot of time into it.”

When asked if he still watches American Idol,” It’s definitely been different. It’s weird watching the show after being through that.” Lee also offers his opinion on the best contestants, “I’m definitely a fan of Casey, Haley and Pia.”

Both Lee and famous rapper, 50 Cent,  found themselves at the same event, and began “It was just surreal, the guy’s been more than successful at what he’s done. The last person I thought would be giving me any kind of advice is 50 Cent.”

And what was the best piece of advice that the famous rapper gave to last season American Idol winner? “Next time you’re in the studio and you’re making a hit, and you’re really excited about it, and it feels really good, and you got it just the way you want it. Just remember, you gotta do it again.”

Listen to the entire interview below, and make sure to see Lee on tonight’s American Idol on Fox 8/7c.