Former American Idol runner-up stated the present humiliated him

Blake Lewis from American Idol. Pic credit score: ©

There are occasions that American Idol heads into the finals and the winner might be anybody’s sport.

When David Cook dinner beat David Archuleta in Season 7 on American Idol, it was a detailed name with probably the most votes ever for the present at the moment.

There was an identical sense of anticipation this previous season when HunterGirl was a favourite heading via the competitors after which misplaced to Noah Thompson within the finale.

In relation to the sixth season of the present, Blake Lewis doesn’t have superb recollections of his second-place end.

Blake Lewis stated the finale was agony for him

Blake Lewis advised Insider in an interview that he knew he would lose the finale on American Idol, and it had little to do together with his personal expertise.

Blake stated that he knew going into the finale that he was “screwed” due to the selection of his last tune. He stated he thought the tune was written for Jordin Sparks heading into the finale.

Blake claims the producers advised him he couldn’t organize it, which upset him heading into the finale.

“I gave all of them the fingers,” Blake stated. “I stated, ‘F*** you all,’ and I walked out of the room. It instantly turned the entire complete expertise bitter.”

Blake stated that he believes Jordin Sparks did should win American Idol, however the expertise was nonetheless a nasty one due to the best way the ultimate tune went down.

The songwriter, Jeff Peabody, stated he felt dangerous for Blake.

“It made it a bit of awkward for us to really feel just like the tune was so clearly a greater match for her,” Jeff stated. “We are able to inform it was awkward, so we felt dangerous. I imply we actually principally simply wished him to know we wrote one of the best tune we may. It wasn’t like we knew what they’d do with it.”

Blake Lewis stated American Idol humiliated him

Blake additionally identified to Insider that American Idol humiliated him.

Earlier than he auditioned for American Idol, Blake was a beatboxing champion. Nonetheless, he didn’t need that to have any a part of his audition course of.

The issue was that the judges – Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson – knew about it. Blake felt they had been making enjoyable of him about it.

“I had all these accolades and by the point I bought to Paula, Simon, and Randy, they’re like, ‘Oh, Mr. Bigshot,’” Blake advised Insider.

“Randy was like, ‘Come on, man. It says you’re a beatbox champion. Simply give us a bit of one thing,” Blake stated.

He reveals that he stated no thrice, however they compelled him to do it after which made him look “cocky” by the best way they edited it collectively.

Simon then stated he wasn’t nearly as good as he had thought.

“I used to be like, ‘Oh nice, now I’m going to get hate from my beatbox group, this area of interest artwork kind, as a result of they’re turning me right into a gimmick,” Blake stated. “It by no means goes down the best way they present it.”

American Idol is on hiatus. The singing actuality competitors sequence will return to ABC in 2023.