We're one week away from American Idol taking its show to Hollywood.
Next Tuesday, Ellen DeGeneres debuts as a permanent judge and we already know of at least one singer she'll be critiquing: Lee DeWyze.
This soulful singer auditioned in Chicago and hauls from Mount Prospect, Illinois. DeWyze has enjoyed a moderately successful career so far, fronting The Lee DeWyze Band and specializing in acousting guitar.
He released a rock album titled "Slumberland" last year.
The smooth crooner once said his goal is to relate to fans:
"I want a connection with my audience in the sense that any song I do reminds them of a specific moment in their lives - not mine."
How selfless! So far, DeWyze and Andrew Garcia represent our favorite male semifinlists on the show. Below, you can listen to a single by the former and judge his chances on American Idol.