Lee DeWyze Hometown Parade in Mount Prospect, Illinois — the Energy

Video of Lee DeWyze motorcade arriving at Mount Prospect Paint, Inc. on Northwest Highway.

The parade — here’s where the energy came that took Lee DeWyze to the next level for his stunning performance last night.

Lee DeWyze singing ‘Simple Man’ on American Idol on Tuesday, May 18, 2010.

RYAN SEACREST: That wave has meaning doesn’t it?

LEE DEWYZE: That wave DOES have meaning.

RYAN SEACREST: You promised people …

LEE DEWYZE: I told everybody in my hometown that I would wave to them today, so taht was for you guys … thank you for everything.