As the world shows love to this year’s second place finisher on American Idol, Blake Lewis, the runner-up from last season is feeling awfully lonely.
We don’t know why. Katharine McPhee is quite gorgeous and talented.
While scores of American Idol alums turned out to partake in this year’s season finale, McPhee was as absent from the festivities as Britney Spears is from any semblance of normalcy.
Although fellow Season 5 competitors Elliot Yamin, Kellie Pickler, Taylor Hicks and Chris Daughtry all returned for guest spots this season, McPhee was missing from the rundown — and it was not by choice.
“Katharine called them herself, trying to get on the [finale],” a source close to the singer tells Us Magazine. “She’s really hurt.”
Not as hurt as Aubrey O’Day probably is that we compared her to an Oompa Loompa. But still.
Of course, Kat wasn’t the only former Idol who got dissed. When Sony/BMG president Clive Davis addressed the TV audience, he made sure to plug Hicks’ new single, but failed to mention Kelly Clarkson‘s latest single or her forthcoming CD, My December, over which the two have reportedly butted heads.
McPhee’s rep could not be reached and Fox had no comment, but we want McPhee to know that she’s welcome to perform on any concert sponsored by The Hollywood Gossip.
The next one scheduled is the Lindsay Lohan Rehab Rock ‘n Roll Fest.