Lee DeWyze sings Elvis Presley’s ‘A Little Less Conversation’ on ‘American Idol’ – Contestant, Lee DeWyze, the guy with the voice but less confidence on stage than he needs to have according to the judges, sang “A Little Less Conversation” Tuesday night as part of American Idol’s Elvis Presley night. The singer received positive reviews from the judges and seemed to benefit from guest mentor, Adam Lambert’s, advice perhaps more than any other singer on that night’s show.
Mr. DeWyze has continually impressed the judges with his vocals; however, his stage presence has been lacking all season. Adam Lambert advised him to smile, to remember that he is not in the studio; he’s performing live, and people want to have something to watch.
Here’s how the judges responded to Lee DeWyze’s efforts Tuesday night:
Randy Jackson: “Yo, yo. Yo, man. Check it out, baby. Check it out. You know what I’m really loving right now? The thing that’s really in my mind right now is, dude, you are definitely in the zone, dude. Another great, amazing performance. I love the guitar copy, and the rhythm stuff. I love where your voice is. Very good, dude, very good.”
Ellen DeGeneres: “You made that so current. That really sounded like a brand new song, and I like that you’re engaging with the audience more. There’s more confidence. Every single time you show more confidence and own that stage, you get better and better and better.”
Kara DioGuardi: “I’ve never seen you ever go for it vocally like you did tonight. You really went for it, and I loved it. I mean, just rasp, hitting those notes, changing it up, an intensity that I haven’t seen from you. Only thing that I wish is just a little bit lighter, playful, that’s the only thing; you get very serious. But the vocal was fire; it really was.”
And Simon Cowell: “In my opinion, that’s what it’s all about. It was about nailing the song, right on the money, full stop.”
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