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All three judges acknowledged the huge risk of Lewis' arrangement, but also praised him for his originality including beatboxing.
Randy Jackson believed that it was the most original performance ever on the show.
He made connections with various musicians by performing regularly in many venues in Seattle such as Nectar Lounge in Fremont, Sea Monster Lounge, Lo-Fi Performance Gallery, Jet Deck in Everett (now in Mill Creek) and hosted shows like The Digital Lounge shows at To ST.
Lewis told the interviewers that he is very excited to premiere his new songs, and he has learned some lessons from his "A. - a dance/hip hop/electronic label whose catalog includes albums by Africa Bambaataa, Biz Markie and De La Soul.Lewis' first performance on-stage, "Somewhere Only We Know" by Keane, re-entered the chart at number 26 (number 19 on Hot Digital Tracks chart); On May 11, 2007, Lewis visited his hometown, Seattle, Washington for the traditional Idol Top 3 hometown visits.He made numerous appearances at radio stations and then played a concert in Seattle at Westlake Center, including a performance of "Baby Got Back" with Sir Mix-a-Lot. Fans followed him to Bothell for a parade and concert at the Sammamish River Park.On March 6, 2008, he performed "How Many Words", from his album A. On the release of his second single, Blake Lewis spent much of his time promoting the single "How Many Words" at various radio stations. (Audio Day Dream), Lewis' "electro-funk-soul-pop" first studio album, was released on December 4, 2007. On June 25, 2008 Entertainment Weekly officially announced that Lewis was dropped by his label, Arista, but will remain on Idol creator Simon Fuller's 19 Recordings roster. Half the year's over, and it's only going to keep going." According to MTV News, the album is expected to have the electronica genre like the first album, and "he is experimenting with his own music" by implementing blue-eyed soul, pop music, rock, jazz, emo, indie and some metal genre. I haven’t been able to produce in a year and half, besides a couple songs on ‘A. D.’ and from what I have learned in the last year, it sure has paid off. " Blake says who is currently producing his record with his drummer, KJ Sawka.While Blake Lewis parted with his label, Arista Records, in June 2008, Upon his record deal with Arista Records/19 Recordings which was announced officially on August 24, 2007, A. Blake's second single, "How Many Words" was released on March 10, 2008. Lewis has said he's already written four songs for his second album, which he's working on with his band's drummer, KJ "Quantize" Sawka, the pair will be co-producing the effort, which Lewis describes as "Massive Attack meets Zero 7 — drum-and-bass with a little pop influence." Lewis said he may release the disc through his own label, which he's in the process of getting off the ground. It was also reported on KIIS-FM that Lewis will collaborate with Chris Richardson, KJ Sawka and Ryan "Alias" Tedder. Orchestral Drive-By: KJ and I are about 5 songs deep now. Blake also recorded a track at 311 frontman Nick Hexum’s house for the next album.