Sunday, January 10, 2010

Idol of the week for 1/10 to 1/16 - Jon Peter Lewis

Every week in 2010 I will feature one contestant to highlight their work and why I love them so much. With 9 seasons, I can't feature everyone so don't be upset if I can't feature your favorite Idol!

This week's Idol is...

Jon Peter Lewis!

Jon placed 8th on the 3rd season of American Idol. This 30 year old from Lincoln, Nebraska was best known for his quirky dance moves and for Simon calling him a "pen salesman". In my opinion his best performance on the show was "She Believes In Me"

In 2006 he released an album of original music titled "Stories from Hollywood".

His 2nd album dropped in July of 2008 and was called "Break the Silence"

Jon continues to tour and sing both original music, and covers.

He is also a standout American Idol blogger with his show "American Nobody" which includes interviews and his comedy short "American Idol In Crappy Pictures" in which he recaps American Idol episodes with hand drawn sketches and plays every part in the voiceovers.

Jon shows us what it really mean to be an American Idol. While not taking himself TOO seriously he managed to win over America, release 2 awesome albums on his own without the help of 19 mgmt, AND write, film, and produce his own comedy show.

Follow JPL on twitter @JonPeterLewis!