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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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31.

Raejean    

Unfortunately, all this show has done is raise false expectations of stardom in a number of talented young people. Vocal talent isn't enough, or isn't necessarily the key ingredient (Britney, Madonna, most rappers).

1078 days ago
32.

Lisa    

Should we be surprised?

1075 days ago
33.

ScottMcM    

sux

1061 days ago
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