EXCLUSIVE VIDEO! Final ‘Idol’ Thoughts From Blake Lewis: ‘I Want To Work With Didi Benami!’

Thu, May 27, 2010 9:45pm EST by 2 Comments
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Our very own American Idol judge tells us who he hopes to meet in the recording studio — and why, although his favorites didn’t win, he’s pleased with this season!

Blake Lewis has weighed in with his expert American Idol opinion on HollywoodLife.com all season long, and now that it’s over, our own personal Idol judge confides that’s although he’s upset his favorite contestants didn’t win, overall he’s pleased by this season’s outcome!

“My favorite people didn’t win, but they did a good job. I picked Michael Lynche and Didi Benami and Crystal Bowersox for my top three and one of them made it to the finals, so I’m happy” the 28-year-old season six runner-up told HollywoodLife.com exclusively at KIIS FM’s Idol viewing party May 27 in LA. He added, “There was a lot of criticism about this season, which I thought at first, but then I was like, ‘Well, if I was in my shoes and people would be saying stuff about me, then all I wanna do is do the job.”

Of which Idol he’d most like to work with, Blake picked golden-locked Didi Benami. “Definitely Didi,” he told us. “She’s got a really cool voice, like, Feist-y. I like Lilly Scott a lot because I like really jazzy vocalists.”

Blake, whose new single “Heartbreak on Vinyl” just went to #1 on Billboard’s Pop-Dance Radio play chart added, “I’d also love to see Crystal sing with my mom, because my mom’s a folk singer as well — and that’s why she was in my top three!”

Cheers, Blake! Your mom clearly has good taste. Until next season…

– Laura Schreffler

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Posted at 6:45 AM on May 28, 2010  

I picked Casey, Didi and Crystal for top 3… probably because they were my favorites =). I’m still upset Didi was booted out so early =(.

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Posted at 11:50 PM on May 27, 2010  

Man is he cute! Love that you gave us a video of his final thoughts on the season. I really enjoyed reading his blog each week. I appreciated his honesty and insight.

I would love to see Blake work with Didi and Lilly. They were my two favorite girls this season, along with Crystal. Oh and I think he said that Didi’s voice reminds him of the artist Feist, not that it is feisty :) Hope they collaborate someday!

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