Name: Lee DeWyze
Where to see him: This blue-eyed cutie took home the American Idol gold this week! His record of amazing performances proves a promising musical career for the small-town cutie. Now we just have to patiently wait for his album to drop... sigh.
Why we love him: The AI season champion isn't new to the music scene -- he released two independent albums entitled "Slumberland" and "So I'm Told." He even got his career started when he was only 16! But it's his breakout through Idol that skyrocketed the crooner to fame.
He talks about...relating this his audience: "I want a connection with my audience in the sense that any song I do reminds them of a specific moment in their lives. I want listeners to say, 'Wow, he was there when that happened to me.'"
Now we want to hear from YOU, J-14ers! Do you think Lee is HOT or NOT? Let us know in the comments below!
Photo: Michael Becker/FOX
By: Kara Fresca