‘American Idol’ notes: Lee DeWyze, Jessica Sanchez, Skylar Laine

Do you feel a need to relax a little bit on this Friday afternoon? Then we have some music from Lee DeWyze that will hopefully give you an opportunity to do just that in our new edition of “American Idol” notes.

The song that Lee is performing here is the Mumford & Sons hit “Awake My Soul,” and to no one’s surprise he really sounds rather great on it. This song has the same sort of folksy sensibility to it that Lee has been angling for with quite a bit of his original music as of late, and we also appreciate how he recorded and did his own harmonies here for just that added touch. Really, it’s just a nice way to spend a few minutes of your day.

The latest Jessica Sanchez rumor – We’ve been duped before by claims of the reigning runner-up performing concert gigs in the Philippines, so remember here that it is best to read this with a little bit of skepticism. For now, though, the Philippine Daily Inquirer reports that she is in talks to hold some sort of solo gig in the country this coming February.

While this is far from confirmed, we do understand it making sense from one standpoint: it will be after her debut album premieres here in December, so her promotional tour will be over; plus, she would at least have a setlist long enough for a concert at this point, and she has some endorsement deals now in the Philippines that make her a good deal of money.

Now, let’s just sit back and wait to see if anything actually comes out of this at all.

Some silliness – There’s nothing of great significance here, but we just have a fun video to share of Skylar Laine goin’ a little bit country with Joshua Ledet and Deandre Brackensick from when the season 11 tour was in Nashville. There’s bull-riding, “Toy Story” jokes, and Joahua’s  hilarious cowboy accent. The more of these we see, the happier we are that these people all seem to genuinelt get along.

If you want to check out some more of the latest news when it comes to Phillip Phillips and Carrie Underwood, you can do so by visiting the story over here.

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