Lee DeWyze Vs. Nigel Lythgoe on Twitter

If you watched the finale of American Idol season 10 last Thursday, you would have noticed that it was Jennifer Lopez who presented the trophy to the new winner--Scotty McCreery--instead of last year's champion Lee Dewyze.

American Idol executive Nigel Lythgoe (@dizzyfeet) explained the incident on Twitter that DeWyze allegedly declined to do his last job as the outgoing champ:

I was so upset Lee DeWyze wouldn’t present the winners trophy to Scotty. Especially as he’d been on the show this Season. I guess he was shy.

Lee DeWyze (@LeeDewyze), on the other hand, responded to Lythgoe’s tweet about him refusing to present the winner’s trophy to the new Idol:

Hey everyone, first off I want to say congrats to Scotty & Lauren, awesome job. Well done Scotty! Secondly, just for the record… I was not asked to be involved in the Finale. It wasn’t until about 2 minutes before they announced that Nigel had approached me and asked if he could “borrow” me for a second. I didn’t feel a last second jump on stage was appropriate. It was Scotty’s moment. I appreciate American Idol, and the opportunity it has given me. And the people who have made that show possible. I am not angry, or bitter etc. It was an amazing Finale, and I would have loved to be a part of it. I just wasnt asked. Good luck to all the Contestants and stay true to yourself. Thanks everyone for your support, tour coming up… Good times I’ll talk to you all soon. Love ya!

Did Lythgoe take DeWyze involvement for granted? What do you think?

12 Comments on Lee DeWyze Vs. Nigel Lythgoe on Twitter

  1. PGT , tatapatan ng GMA, phil. edition ng X-FACTOR, FLOP na naman ang GMA nito! // May 30, 2011 at 3:08 am //

    mawawala na AI paGlumabas na ang X-FACTOR US ni SIMON COWELL! sa pinas gma daw nakabili, SURE FLOP! bwahahah!

  2. kelly & carrie still the best!!!

    hai nku im so dissapointed at AI

  3. Anonymous // May 28, 2011 at 4:27 pm //

    arte nyo! kala nyo naman nanonood kayo ng AI.. ewan ko sa inyo! mga feeling

  4. Thats y i switched to The Voice rather than watching AI. Adam Levine is soooo cute!

  5. Grabe naman ginawa nila kay LEE! sa totoo lang kung wala naman online votes hindi naman aabot ng ganon kadami ang votes nila.

  6. best season yet.

  7. rampadorang_tisoy // May 28, 2011 at 10:25 am //

    gusto ko lang si nigel sa “so you think you can dance” masyado syang kwela

  8. Anonymous // May 28, 2011 at 8:47 am //

    i dont like AI anymore, it doesnt have the magic anymore. lets all admit it, it’s paula and simon who makes the show interesting. And contestants, ummm… I don’t know.

    i can’t wait for XFactor US though. AI will be cancelled soon.

  9. TFC-KUWAIT // May 28, 2011 at 7:17 am //


  10. hayyy naku... // May 28, 2011 at 6:28 am //

    that’s showbiz folks!

  11. 2010 AI champ

  12. AI has done a lot of crap this season that made me like the show less and less.. But what they did this time was so rude.. Lee may not be as successful as the other idols, but he deserved to be in the finale. He earned that, he was the 2009 AI champ after all. What they did was so inconsiderate and even heartless.

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