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'Idol' Champ Lee DeWyze

Dropped By Record Label

10/6/2011 10:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The honeymoon is over for "American Idol" alum Lee DeWyze -- the season 9 champ has been dumped by his record label ... just a year-and-a-half after winning the title.

DeWyze was signed with RCA Records -- whose artist roster includes former Idol stars Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson and Jordin Sparks.

As for Lee -- he's taking the whole thing in stride -- according to his rep, who says DeWyze is "in a good place right now" and working on "several exciting projects".

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TheHOLETruth    

He's working on a couple project alright, once you're dropped you're toast... Whatever the reasons were-will be communicated throughout the recording community and he'll be lucky to get a to the men's room.

1092 days ago
2.

L    

Idol died after Carrie Underwood.

1092 days ago
3.

mel     

one of th

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1092 days ago
4.

mel     

one of the more forgettable idol winners

1092 days ago
5.

Phreaky    

He can sing, but he is really hard to look at. Ick.

1092 days ago
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Fallopia Lopez    

Lee who? Did what now? He and that large African American man who won should maybe get together and go splitsies on a publicist. Maybe Fantasia Burrito would contribute, too.

1092 days ago
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karlew    

The only project this guy is working on is deciding which corner he's gonna play on for loose change.

1092 days ago
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Chrama    

This is actually shocking. We have quite a few of the AI star albums, and as far as a first album goes, I think his was the best. Sorry to hear he was dropped

1092 days ago
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stephanielwillis89    

this is sad..........shame on rca

1092 days ago
10.

AntiSocialForum.com    

This whole American Idol thing is so played out. No wonder the X-Factor is a huge bust. Same old boring crap!

1092 days ago
11.

longagain    

Maybe he can create a cool jingle lead in for X Factor? They seem to have forgotten to steal that one piece of American Idol. Something always seems to be missing when they leave/come back to commercial break and they just show that silent X Factor logo. We need the avatar dude putting his hands in the air while the music pumps duh, duh, duh, duh, duh, duh, duh, nnnnnnnnnnnnrrrrrrwwwww! Yep, that's it, ratings will remain low until they fix that one piece.

1092 days ago
12.

Jan    

Lee sucked as a performer, singer, and had bad attitude. Simon praised at the end and fools voted for him. NOT ME.

1092 days ago
13.

lalaland    

Earth-****tering.

1092 days ago
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soulofanangel    

Just when you think it will be smooth sailing...the typhoon hits...wait for it.....at least you are young enough to redirect your energies. Oh, and by the way, all the people on unemployment are working on "several exciting projects" too.

1092 days ago
15.

moe l.    

Maybe he can hook up with Taylor Hicks???

1092 days ago
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