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Encyclopedia > Jon Peter Lewis
Jon Peter Lewis and his trademark green velvet jacket. 2004.
Jon Peter Lewis and his trademark green velvet jacket. 2004.
Jon Peter Lewis on American Idol, dancing wildly. 2003.
Jon Peter Lewis on American Idol, dancing wildly. 2003.

Jon Peter Lewis is an American singer and songwriter, and was one of the finalists on the third season of the reality/talent-search television series American Idol. He would frequently be referred to by the judges and Ryan Seacrest as simply JPL. Image File history File linksMetadata JPL_finale04. ... Image File history File linksMetadata JPL_finale04. ... John Peter Lewis on American Idols audition rounds, dressed as if a pen salesman, screenshot, deemed fair use This work is copyrighted. ... John Peter Lewis on American Idols audition rounds, dressed as if a pen salesman, screenshot, deemed fair use This work is copyrighted. ... The third season of American Idol premiered on January 19, 2004 and continued until May 26, 2004. ... American Idol, formerly known as American Idol: The Search for a Superstar, is an American television series. ... Ryan John Seacrest (born December 24, 1974) is an American radio and television personality, most famous as the host of the reality-television talent-search series American Idol. ...

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Biography

Lewis was born in Lincoln, Nebraska on November 7, 1979, but lived in various cities across the United States with his roving family, before leaving home at the age of 18. Nickname: Star City Location in Nebraska Coordinates: Country   State     County United States   Nebraska     Lancaster Founded[1]   Renamed   Incorporated 1856   July 29, 1867   April 1, 1869 Mayor Coleen Seng Area    - City 195. ... November 7 is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 54 days remaining. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ...


At the age of 23, Lewis cashed in his college loans to audition for the third season of American Idol in Honolulu, Hawaii where he sang '"Crazy Love" by Van Morrison. Judge Simon Cowell told Lewis "You have a good voice, you look like a pen salesman, and you have the personality of a mouse." Despite Cowell's initial description, Lewis went on to display an uninhibited stage personality that inspired comparisons with a similarly uninhibited finalist, Taylor Hicks, during the fifth season of American Idol. Nickname: The Gathering Place Location within the island of Oahu in the state of Hawaii Coordinates: Country United States State Hawaii County City and County of Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann Area    - City 105 mi² / 272. ... Van Morrison OBE (born August 31, 1945 as George Ivan Morrison) is a singer and songwriter from Belfast, Northern Ireland. ... Simon Philip Cowell (born October 7, 1959 in Brighton, England) is an artist and repertoire (A&R) executive for BMG in the UK, but is best known as a judge on the television programmes Pop Idol, American Idol, and The X Factor, where he is notorious for his unsparingly blunt... Taylor Reuben Hicks (born October 7, 1976) is an American soul singer, songwriter, and musician. ...


Lewis was a member of the third group of semifinalists and performed Elton John's "Tiny Dancer", but was not voted through to the final round, having placed third in his group. Lewis was instead brought back for the wildcard round and after performing the Elvis Presley number "A Little Less Conversation" was put through as a finalist by audience vote, receiving 22% of all votes cast. Sir Elton Hercules[1] John, CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is an English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), often known simply as Elvis and also called The King of Rock n Roll or simply The King, was an American singer, musician and actor. ... A Little Less Conversation is a song written by Mac Davis and Billy Strange and was originally recorded by Elvis Presley for the movie Live a Little, Love a Little in 1968. ...


On April 15, 2004 Lewis was voted off in eighth place after a flashy rendition of Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock" during movie songs week. During the competition, he had displayed a three-octave vocal range and developed a strong fan following. As part of the Top 10, Lewis participated in the 50-city American Idols Live tour in the summer of 2004. April 15 is the 105th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (106th in leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), often known simply as Elvis and also called The King of Rock n Roll or simply The King, was an American singer, musician and actor. ...


Rather than accepting business offers to use his Idol fame to release a quick pop album, Lewis decided to work on his own musical style and create original music. After leaving the American Idol competition, and over the course of the subsequent tour, Lewis taught himself to write songs. "Turn to Grey" was among his first written. In 2005, he collaborated with independent music producer James Collins to write and record "It's Christmas," which was released in Canada as part of the "Now Christmas 2" album, and went to #13 on the Canadian radio charts. The song also appears on Wave 94.7's (CIWV FM) "A Canadian Smooth Jazz Christmas" CD which is a fundraiser for Camp Kirk, in Kirkfield, Ontario, Canada. Similarly, JPL's song, "California Christmas" is on the 2006 album "Breaking for the Holidays" by Breaking Records. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


From late 2004 to 2006, Lewis spent the majority of his time in composing original music, some of which is slated to be released as an EP album. He has worked closely with music producer Alex Gibson and Henson Recording Studios, among other notable entities in Hollywood. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Extended play (EP) is the name typically given to vinyl records or CDs which contain more than one single, but are too short to qualify as albums. ... The Jim Henson Company is a company founded in 1958 by puppeteer Jim Henson, creator of The Muppets. ...


In September 2006, JPL released his second single containing the songs "If I Go Away" and "Man Like Me" through his independent company, Cockaroo Entertainment. His debut album, "Stories from Hollywood," is set to be released on his 27th birthday, November 7, 2006. Look up September in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 7 is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 54 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Lewis currently resides in Los Angeles, California. Nickname: City of Angels Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Area    - City 1,290. ...


Discography

"If I Go Away/ Man Like Me". 2006.
"If I Go Away/ Man Like Me". 2006.

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Singles

  • "Turn to Grey" download single. Blues-funk. (2004)
  • "Stories From Hollywood" download single. Alternative rock. (2005)
  • "If I Go Away/ Man Like Me" double-sided single. Alternative rock and pop. (Cockaroo Entertainment) (2006)
Flyer art template done for JPL. 2005.
Flyer art template done for JPL. 2005.

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Albums

  • "American Idol Season 3: Greatest Soul Classics". JPL covers "My Girl" and joins in the Season 3 American Idol Finalists' ensemble cover of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough". (2004)
  • "Now Christmas 2" compilation album. JPL contributed the pop song, "It's Christmas," which went up to No. 13 on Canadian radio charts. Album released in Canada. (EMI) (2005)
  • "Breaking for the Holidays" compilation album. JPL contributed the harmonic pop song, "California Christmas." (Breaking Records) (2006)

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  • Stories from Hollywood album of original music slated for release November 7, 2006. Alternative rock, soul, and pop.

November 7 is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 54 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Website of Singer/Songwriter Jon Peter Lewis at jplewismusic.com.
  • myspace.com/jonpeterlewis JPL's MySpace.
  • Current Jon Peter Lewis News
  • Breaking For the Holidays Breaking Records site page.
  • Reviews of JPL's 2006 single at Amazon
  • American Idol Alumni music releases Including samples of JPL's 2006 single.
  • jonnythecockaroo.com Jon Peter Lewis Fansite archive of NEW and AI media.
  • WHAT Radio Internet Radio featuring music by and various playlists selected by Jon Peter Lewis.

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Jon Peter Lewis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (298 words)
Jon Peter Lewis is an American singer and songwriter, and was one of the finalists on the third season of the reality/talent-search television series American Idol.
Lewis was born in Lincoln, Nebraska on November 7, 1979.
Lewis was a member of the third group of semifinalists and performed Elton John's "Tiny Dancer", but was not voted through to the final round, having placed third in his group.
Encyclopedia: Jon Peter Lewis (351 words)
Jon Peter Lewis is an American singer, one of the finalists on the third season of the reality/talent-search television series American Idol.
Lewis was a member of the third group of semifinalists and performed Elton John 's "Tiny Dancer", but was not voted through to the final round, having placed third in his group.
Lewis was instead brought back for the wildcard round and after performing Elvis Presley 's "A Little Less Conversation" was put through as a finalist by audience vote, receiving 22% of all votes cast.
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