In the wake of Scotty McCreery's American Idol triumph, the country is asking multiple questions today?
- Did he deserve to win? It's debatable.
- Are Lauren and Scotty dating? No.
- Did Lee DeWyze snub the show last night? Sort of.
Typically, the previous winner ends up on the stage to congratulate the new champ and hand him/her a trophy. But DeWyze was seated in the fifth row at the finale, and Ryan Seacrest never even mentioned his name.
According to producer Nigel Lythgoe, DeWyze refused to be a good sport. The producer Tweeted today: "I was so upset Lee DeWyze wouldn't present the winners trophy to Scotty. Especially as he's been on the show this Season. I guess he was shy."But the season nine title holder says it's the opposite: he was never asked to participate!
"I was not asked to be involved in the Finale," Lee wrote in response. "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 didnt feel a last second jump on stage was appropriate. It was Scotty's moment."
True. But it's Lythgoe's show.
What do you think, readers? Is there a real beef here? Or was it simply a case of misunderstanding?