Posts in category "American Idol"

American Idol Winner and Mount Prospect Native, Lee DeWyze Married

All the local ladies out there hoping that they still had a chance with former paint salesman and previous “Idol” winner Lee DeWyze, you better start looking elsewhere, as he wed model/actress Jonna Walsh Saturday in California, according to People magazine. Lee also wrote a new song that will be on an upcoming album just for... Read more »

New Holiday Music From American Idol (and Wheeling Native) Haley Reinhart

It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from American Idol and local resident Haley Reinhart, but for those fans of her, near and far, she has a new song out for the holidays. It’s her and AI Season 10 Alum Casey Abrams singing “Baby It’s Cold Outside”. Good to see she’s taking her time to... Read more »

All Good Things Must Come To An End...Haley's Song

May means it’s finally starting to warm up, the winter (and hopefully a majority of the rainy Spring) is completely gone for another year, flowers and the sun are coming out again…and sadly Haley Reinhart was eliminated from the 10th season of American Idol last night. Haley’s ride to the top stopped at number three,... Read more »

Neither Rain, Nor Snow, Nor Sleet, Nor Hail Shall Keep Haley From Making Her American Idol Hometown Appearance...

Wheeling’s very own Haley Reinhart still made her American Idol “Hometown Visit” last Saturday, amist a dreary, rainy, and gloomy day in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. It wasn’t going to stop her from visiting the area that just a few months ago she called home without all the cameras and lights. Starting her day... Read more »

Is There Something Special In The Water??? Another American Idol Finalist

It must be the water, air, or basic geologic location that’s enabled the Northwest suburbs of Chicago to have another top three finalist on American Idol. Last years inspirational story of everyone’s favorite local paint salesman Lee DeWyze was much more publicized than current finalist Haley Reinhart, but that’s not going to stop Haley from... Read more »

One Step Closer to "Idol" Glory...

Thursday night was a good night for local Harper College student Haley Reinhart from Wheeling as she was voted into the shows final 13 contestants. Haley, selected by America to be part of the show’s final 10 in voting results, was lucky enough not have to sing again for one of the final three judges... Read more »

Can The NW Burbs Go 2 for 2 on American Idol?

With the 10th season of FOX’s popular show American Idol in full swing with brand new hosts Steven Tyler (of Aerosmith) and Jennifer Lopez joining Randy “Yea Dawg” Jackson, it’s looking like the NW suburbs of Chicago are becoming a hot bed of singing superstars. This past Wednesday, Wheeling native Haley Reinhart made it to... Read more »

From Paint Salesman to...Singing the National Anthem???

According to a story I saw earlier today in the Chicago Tribune, Lee DeWyze has hinted on his Twitter that he may be singing the National Anthem at this Sunday’s Bears/Packers game at Soldier Field. “National Anthem at home, yes. Go Bears,” Tweeted DeWyze, a Mount Prospect native who won “American Idol” last year. If... Read more »

Lee DeWyze's "Live It Up", In-Stores Next Tuesday, November 16th

Being from the Arlington Heights/Mount Prospect area and an alum of Prospect High School, it almost is a requirement to follow our favorite paint salesman and 2010 American Idol winner Lee DeWyze. Lee’s next career step is probably the most important in dictating whether or not he’s going to stick around in the lime light... Read more »

Mr. DeWyze Was Here

Lee's favorite karaoke bar in Glenview, they still currently host karaoke on Tuesday nights.
In honor of Lee DeWyze’s hometown show at Arlington Park last night, it would be a perfect time to share some of the places Lee spent his time at during his younger pre-Idol years. It’s funny to think back as I too attended Prospect High School, had basketball camp at Forest View High School, and... Read more »