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OTRC: Blake Lewis talks 'American Idol', Reality Rocks Expo

'American Idol' season 6 runner-up Blake Lewis talks 'Idol's' new season, Reality Rocks Expo.

"American Idol" fans remember Blake Lewis as the beat-boxing, chance-taking, charismatic, out of this world character who finished runner-up to Jordin Sparks on season six of the competition.

But these days, Blake is lending his skills to the internet, starring in a stream of viral videos.

"I'm just trying to think out of the box, and the internet videos are kinda killin' it right now," Lewis told Rachel Smith of OnTheRedCarpet.com "So I started my own channel, and it's doing well, and I'm just having fun with it, trying to make really really creative videos."

Lewis also dished on the new season of "American Idol," saying: "I think this season, they're doing a great job. They're bringing in like the best in the industry, the main producers. Jimmy Iovine is doing a great job."

"Now they've warmed up, they've gotten to a point where the show is really good," Lewis added. "Jennifer Lopez is just bangin' hot, and is on point. Like everything she says is awesome, and I'm just like I just watch the Jennifer Lopez show now."

He laughed, "No, the contestants are amazing this year. They're really talented, they have amazing vocals."

Lewis will be joining other "American Idol" alums at the Reality Rocks Expo April 9th and 10th in Downtown L.A.

"I will be having a panel with some fellow "American Idol" alumni. Andrew Garcia, Michael Johns, and a bunch of others," he said. "Fans should come out and see me, because I'm easy to talk to and I talk to everyone. And I'll perform. I'll perform my sweet little cheeks off."

To see all of Blake's videos, check out his YouTube Channel.

Don't forget, OnTheRedCarpet.com has complete coverage of Reality Rocks, the first fan expo devoted exclusively to reality TV, which is set to feature appearances by Audrina Patridge from "The Hills," Tom Bergeron of "Dancing With the Stars" and "America's Funniest Home Videos," "American Idol" alums and more. The inaugural event, dubbed the "Comic Con of reality TV," is set to take place between April 9 and April 10 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

For more information on the Reality Rocks Expo, visit realityrocks.net, "Like" it on Facebook and follow it on Twitter: @RealityRocks.

OnTheRedCarpet.com is offering fans the chance to score discounted tickets to the Reality Rocks Expo. Tickets are $35 for a one-day pass or $65 for a two-day pass and can be purchased at realityrocks.net. You can get 15 percent off your order if you enter the code "OTRC."

Reporting by Rachel Smith, co-host of KABC Television's entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).

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