Their CEO Peter Edge confirmed that the Season 9winner of American Idol winner is no longer working with the company.
A rep for American Idole winner DeWyze seems in ebullient mood, despite the blow of being dropped by his record label.
DeWyze is “in a good place right now,” he said, and is looking forward to a number of exciting projects in the future.
Edge says that the trouble with the patchy success of previous American Idol winners and other contestants is a matter of the songs that they get. If they get great songs they will succeed. If they don’t, they won’t. It’s as simple as that, despite the amazing platform that the TV show gives contestants, with massive exposure.
“We’ve seen American Idol winners come and go in a heartbeat, and we’ve seen them have great records, like Kelly Clarkson, starting with Since U Been Gone. He also made reference to The X Factor UK winner, Leona Lewis, well known Stateside anf in her native country, since Bleeding Love gave her a double-platinum debut album.
“If she didn’t have those songs, her notoriety would have probably gone away,” said The Edge.
So is Lee DeWyze in a good place to get further success with another record company? On a personal level, his life looks happy. He announced in July that he and girlfriend Jonna Walsh are engaged to be married, revealing that he proposed during a trip to Disney World.
Earlier this year, the singer embarked on his first US headlining tour, which wrapped in late July.
Can Lee DeWyze get it together again and have more success with some great songs?