Blake Lewis: Glad That This Isn’t His ‘Now’
First Published: May 30, 2007 10:43 AM EDT Credit: AP, FOX
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Did you hear the song “This Is My Now” on “American Idol” and think it was perfect for Jordin Sparks and wrong for Blake Lewis? They did, too.
The song will be Sparks’ first single, since she was the winner. Lewis admits it’s a song that he would never sing if he didn’t have to.
Lewis says he would prefer something bluesy or jazzy, or, in his words, “an uplifting song that’s not so linear.”
Sparks says when she first heard the song, she couldn’t believe how perfect it was for her. She says it relates to what she’s been dreaming about and she feels it spoke to her.
Lewis really doesn’t mind that he didn’t win “American Idol.” He says one reason he’s glad he didn’t win is because of some of the things he’d be required to do for contractual reasons.
He didn’t go into specifics, but he says he might have had to come back for three years and “do stuff.”
What about those who knew Lewis as a struggling musician who say he sold out? He doesn’t think he sold out because he stayed true to himself the whole time.
He says he never had a fan base before “American Idol,” so he couldn’t sell out until he had fans. As Lewis puts it, “As soon as you hear me start singingmore songs like ‘This Is My Now,’ then you can say I sold out.”
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