Blake Lewis

Mostly Credited As: Blake Lewis
Birth Name: Blake Colin Lewis
Date Of Birth: July 21, 1981 (Age 34)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Redmond, Washington
Height: 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Blake Lewis

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.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
American Idol (2002)As: Himself (S06, 2nd Place)
Episode Cast Credits 

Generator Rex (2010) 
  Alliance 02x04: (Mar/04/2011) Voiced  Thump 

American Idol (2002) 
  Season 9 Finale 09x43: (May/26/2010) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  4 Voted Off Live 07x19: (Mar/06/2008) As Himself, [Musical Guests]

Good Morning America (1975) 
  Blake Lewis 33x148: (Apr/02/2008) As Himself 

The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet (2007) 
  How To Look Ten Years Younger; Blake Lewis 02x99: (Jan/17/2008) As Himself 
  Melinda Doolittle, Gloria Gaynor, Lakisha Jones, Blake Lewis, Sanjaya Malakar, Chris Sligh, Jordin Sparks 02x82: (Dec/25/2007) As Himself 
  Blake Lewis 02x77: (Dec/18/2007) As Himself 
  Blake Lewis, Melinda Doolittle, LaKisha Jones, Sanjaya Malakar, Chris Sligh, Jordin Sparks, Phil Stacey, 02x01: (Sep/03/2007) As Himself 

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  James McAvoy, Jon Cryer, Blake Lewis 04x11: (Jan/16/2008) As Himself 

The View (1997) 
  Blake Lewis 11x94: (Jan/15/2008) As Himself 
  Blake Lewis, Michael Smerconish, Jordin Sparks, guest co-host Kim Coles 10x192: (Jun/14/2007) As Himself 

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Jay Thomas, Ivana Trump, Blake Lewis 06x05: (Jan/08/2008) As Himself 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Animals With Jarod Miller, John Caparulo, Blake Lewis 16x33: (Jan/04/2008) As Himself 
  Dominic Monaghan, "American Idol" finalists Melinda Doolittle, Blake Lewis & Jordin Sparks, Taylor Hicks 15x155: (May/14/2007) As Himself 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  Padma Lakshmi, Blake Lewis 05x67: (Dec/11/2007) As Himself 

Live with Kelly (1983) 
  High Tech Gift Week: Portable Devices; Holly Hunter, Blake Lewis, Ted McGinley, Omar Wasow 26x70: (Dec/07/2007) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Season 19, Episode 40 25x255: (Aug/24/2007) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
Featured Songs

American Idol Songs:
Top 2 Finalists Perform + She Will Be Loved
+ This Is My Now
+ You Give Love a Bad Name 
3 Finalists Compete + Roxanne
+ This Love
+ When I get You Alone 
Top 4 Finalists Perform + This Is Where I Came I
+ You Should Be Dancing 
6 Finalists Compete + You Give Love a Bad Name 
6 Finalists Compete + Imagine 
Top 7 Finalists Perform + When the Stars Go Blue 
Top 8 Finalists Perform + I Need to Know 
Top 9 Finalists Perform + Mack The Knife 
Top 10 Finalists Perform + Love Song 
Top 11 Finalists Perform + Time of the Season 
Top 12 Finalists Perform + You Keep Me Hanging On 
Top 8 Boys Compete + All Mixed Up 
Top 10 Boys Compete + Virtual Insanity 
Top 12 Boys Compete + Somewhere Only We Know 
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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.

He is an only child.

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.

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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: I will forever be B-Shorty from Bothell. But when I came home, it was amazing to see all the support from everybody. Now I guess, I'm Blake Lewis to the world, but will always still be B-Shorty from Bothell.

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.

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