WATCH: Lee DeWyze Returns To ‘American Idol’ And Performs “Weeds”

Lee DeWyze returned to American Idol on Monday, March 28, as celebrity mentor for Hollywood Week. DeWyze, who won Season 9 of Idol in 2010, not only offered words of wisdom and advice to Idol contestants who earned a golden…

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Posted on March 28, 2022

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Lee DeWyze returned to American Idol on Monday, March 28, as celebrity mentor for Hollywood Week.

DeWyze, who won Season 9 of Idol in 2010, not only offered words of wisdom and advice to Idol contestants who earned a golden ticket to Hollywood, but he also performed a song for them.

“I’d love to play a song of mine for you, I just released it. I put out a new record called ‘Ghost Stories,’” DeWyze said in the clip.

The 35-year-old singer then performed “Weeds,” a track from his latest album, Ghost Stories.

Wearing a denim jacket and strumming his acoustic guitar, DeWyze sang the vulnerable tune while Idol hopefuls surrounding him watched.

“Faces painted red / With words we’d never said / Somehow you found me through the weeds / You found me through the weeds,” DeWyze sings on the song’s chorus.

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DeWyze previously opened up about his song “Weeds,” which he explained “explores the nature of love and relationships and how that parallels the cycle of life.”

He continued, “How some things can be found when you don’t even know you’re looking for them. It’s about growing and learning to be vulnerable. How a time, place, and moment can play such a crucial part in where we end up and how we got there. Weeds is about finding beauty in the most unsuspecting places. It was recorded early in the year right before the pandemic at my personal studio here in Los Angeles, California.”

The Illinois native will be lending a hand to Idol hopefuls, mentoring the indie/folk genre during Hollywood Week on Idol.

DeWyze recently shared a brand-new single called “Bridges,” which is available everywhere now.

American Idol airs every week on Sunday and Monday at 8/7c on ABC.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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