A low-key singer-songwriter with a gravely voice, DeWyze has self-released two albums while supporting himself as a paint-store clerk. Whether he's singing mellow or rocking out, he exudes a vulnerability that comes off as sweet -- or just plain nervous. "I really like you as a person," Simon told him. "What’s always held you back, I think, is your personality. Because you don’t shine at the moment…The frustrating thing is that you have got an incredible voice."
Why He Won:He was the underdog from the beginning, but as the numbers dwindled DeWyze came out of his shell and really let his personality shine along with his radio-ready voice. Plus, his sweet smile and endearing modesty no doubt encouraged his young, female fans.