Born: July 21, 1981
Birthplace: Redmond, Washington
Best Known as: Singer and beatboxer on American Idol, season 6 (2007)
When Blake Lewis was in junior high, he toured Europe with the Columbia Boys Choir, an experience that served him well years later when he had to perform in front of millions on American Idol. Blake wowed the judges in season 6 with his skills as an entertainer, though he ultimately lost the singing competition to Jordin Sparks in the final round. Blake’s other musical talents include (most notably) beatboxing, playing guitar, piano and drums.