Lee DeWyze Is Going To Be The Worst ‘Idol’ Winner In History To Sing The National Anthem At The NBA Finals!

Fri, June 4, 2010 7:27pm EST by 33 Comments
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I’m already cringing. How can Lee possibly compare to Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood or David Cook?

Singing the national anthem at the NBA Finals is a long-running American Idol tradition — and one that I’ve loved to watch. But how can this year’s winner, Lee DeWyze, top fellow #1’s Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, David Cook or even Kris Allen?

I keep expecting Lee to grow on me, but he hasn’t. His cover of U2’s “Beautiful Day” is just plain bad. And yes, I expect you Lee Lovers to attack me on that statement — go right ahead.

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So when the 24-year-old Mount Prospect, Illinois native warbles the Star-Spangled Banner prior to Game 2 of the NBA Finals at the Staples Center in LA June 6, I’m sure I’ll be less than enchanted — but at least I won’t be disappointed. I already know what to expect.


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Posted at 3:24 AM on June 11, 2010  

Lee did a good job with the anthem. David Cook (and I like him) was terrible. Why can’t Lee ever get credit due-I hope he let’s all this negativity go in one ear and out the other

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Posted at 4:01 PM on June 8, 2010  

Everyone is entitled to their own opinions (DUH)! And the reality, whether it’s cherry coated or not is that Kelly and Carrie are power houses that really are IDOLS. I love Lee and I wish him the best, who knows maybe he will rise to the occasion.

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Posted at 1:50 PM on June 8, 2010  

You’re entitled to your thoughts and opinions, but I think Lee proved you wrong about his performance of the National Anthem at the NBA finals game. He got great applause. David Cook and Kris Allen both got booed, which was rude. Lee didn’t.

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