Now I'm 'Blake Lewis' to the world, but I will always still be Bshorty from Bothell...I've never looked at it like a competition so I think I've won regardless. I won when I got to the top ten; I've already reached my goal.
Simon Cowell: So, why don't you think you've been discovered then?
Lewis: 'Cause I live in Seattle. I don't live in L.A..
Responding to Simon Cowell, one of the judges of American Idol, in his audition in Seattle on September 19, 2006.
Ryan Seacrest: If they were to make a movie about your life, what would the title be? Who would play your part?
Lewis: That's tough! But, it has to be Jim Carrey. And I...
Seacrest: 'Cause you're tall?
Lewis: (sarcastically) Yes, 'cause I'm tall and gangly...and it'd be called "Organized Chaos".
Responding to a viewer question before performing This Love by Maroon 5 on May 15, 2007.
Seacrest: Do you really like big butts?
Lewis: I can't lie.
Responding with the reference of the lyrics of the song "Baby Got Back" to Ryan Seacrest, the host of American Idol on May 15, 2007, after the showing of a clip of Lewis performing with Sir Mix-a-Lot in the home-visiting concert in Seattle and shaking his hips on-stage. . "Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-a-Lot". Songfacts. Retrieved on 2007-06-24..