HitFix caught up with the 'Idol' singers on the blue carpet and asked the not-so-tough questions
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Interview: Lee Dewyze of 'American Idol'
HitFix: This week, you seemed much more comfortable on stage. You were at ease and you smiled at the end. Are you feeling out there?
Lee Dewyze: I'm definitely feeling better out there. At some point I have to accept that I'm here for a reason. At some point, right, you have to. I'm just trying to take a little bit of the good and a little bit of the bad and try to find a nice medium to focus on. "Idol" has helped so many good musicals and artists get to where they want to be, which is performing on the big stage as a career. That's hopefully what I can accomplish.
HitFix: With the judges admitting that sometimes they're giving contradictory advice this season, how do you decide what to listen to and what not to listen to?
LD: I think everyone has to know themselves. Part of you, a huge part of you, has to just stay true to yourself. So when the judges say something to you and you get that feeling like, "Well maybe they're right," that's the one you listen to. When something comes to you and it bounces off of you like, "What the heck are you talking about?" those are the ones that you try to ignore. But like I said, there's good, there's bad and there's the middle.
HitFix: So what's your dream theme?
LD: Anything, really. I haven't thought about it yet. I've just been so focused on getting to this point and now that we're in the theme weeks, I have no idea what they're going to throw at us. But whatever it is, I'll be ready for it.
HitFix: So there's nothing you'd be afraid of either?
LD: I'd be willing to try anything with the theme weeks. It'll be fun.