Mostly Credited As: Blake Lewis
Birth Name: Blake Colin Lewis
Date Of Birth: July 21, 1981 (Age 35)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Redmond, Washington
Height: 5' 7" (1.7 m)
Blake Colin Lewis was born July 21, 1981. He is the only child of Dallas and Dinah Lewis, a contractor and a musician, respectively. Blake grew up in Bothell, WA and was a member of a youth choir that traveled throughout Europe until his voice changed. He began beat boxing during his senior year of high school. He was a member of the a capella singing group Kickshaw before becoming the solo performer known in the Seattle underground hip-hop scene as Bshorty. He auditioned for season 6 of American Idol on a whim, when a friend called him and said that he should do it. When the AI competition was over, he had earned second place.
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Trivia He is the runner-up of American Idol, Season 6.
Blake used to be a member of the a cappella singing group Kickshaw.
Blake is known on the Seattle music scene as Bshorty.
He grew up in Bothell, Washington.
Blake is known for his beat boxing, which he's been doing since the age of 17.
Blake started singing at the age of 5.
Blake's official fanclub is known as the Blaker Girls, which is a reference to American Idol judge Paula Abdul's former career as a Laker Girl. Alternately, Blake fans are referred to as Blaker Girls, Blaker Boys, or just Blakers.
On the American Idol website, Blake's "other talents" are listed as "photography, songwriting, producing, characters kisser". When asked what a characters kisser was, Blake said that there was supposed to be a comma between "characters" and "kisser" and that he was joking around but they put it in there anyway.
Blake's hair is "sort of a medium blond/brown" but he changes the color often.
Blake's favorite colors are dark blue and green
Blake Lewis Quotes
Blake Lewis: (when presented with they keys to his new Mustang he won for making Top 2) I like-a that!
Blake Lewis: (When asked about the fact that a lot of his fans are also Clay Aiken fans) I think Clay Aiken has a great voice and he makes losing American Idol look good!
Blake Lewis: (When asked "How did Blake get ta be so hot" in an exclusive Blaker Girls interview) Years of practice and a lot of hair gel. Just kidding. For the record, I don't use a lot of hair gel; it's just the way my head is shaped – I swear!
Blake Lewis: Some say silence is golden, I choose noise.
Blake Lewis: People think I have some style because I don't wear jeans. I like to wear my grandpa pants, as I call them, or the grandpa slacks with the cool patterns. I just like to have fun with whatever I wear, depending on what mood I'm in.
Blake Lewis: (When asked about learning to beat box) I'd been doing it subconsciously my whole life. As soon as I actually saw someone do it, it became conscious and I could do it after that, and I haven't stopped making noise since.
Blake Lewis: I've never looked at it as a competition, so I think I've won, regardless. I won when I got into the top 10, so I've already reached my goal. So regardless of win or lose, I think I'm a winner on this show already.
Blake Lewis: (About Jordin Sparks) She's 17 and she's already a woman. She performs. She's good-looking. She's got a fantastic personality, and it reads really well on camera. I love Jordin Sparks, so regardless of the finale, I think she already won it in my mind. She was my pick in the beginning.
PopEater: If you HAD to date lindsay lohan, paris or britney, who would you date?
Blake Lewis: Ouch.
Blake Lewis: (About getting clearance to perform Maroon 5's "This Love" on American Idol) I called them the night before we had to pick our songs, and they said I could sing anything I wanted to. It was really a solid from them.