Full Name: Blake Lewis
Hometown: Redmond, WA
A Washington state native, Lewis became a household name after competing on the sixth season of Fox's reality hit, American Idol. Known on the show for his innovative beatboxing skills, Lewis wowed the nation with his unique takes on the Bon Jovi classic "You Give Love a Bad Name" and Keane's "Somewhere Only We Know," Lewis debuted his first album, Audio Day Dream, in 2007. Lewis is also schooled on the guitar, piano and drums.
In addition to his vocal talents, Lewis is also a philanthropist and has translated his fame into charitable donations, encouraging fans to donate to Seattle's Children's Hospital on his behalf for cancer research initiatives.