Was Lee DeWyze Snubbed at American Idol finale?

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What’s up with all the Lee DeWyze drama at American idol. there are two very different stories here. Lee started off by tweeted that he was not invited to perform (although we saw him in the audience ( what happened to his music?), Nigel Lythgoe said he was shy and the  the back and forth continued!

According to PopEater,

Last year’s ‘American Idol’ winner, Lee DeWyze, was absent from the stage during the season finale episode this week, and although he appeared on the series earlier this spring, he played no part in crowning new Idol Scotty McCreery.

Eagle-eyed viewers could spot DeWyze sitting in the audience at the Nokia Theater. But Ryan Seacrest never singled him out to let fans know the most recent ‘Idol’ was even in the house.

Why the snub? In years past, the champ from the previous cycle passed the torch with a performance, but this season seems to have ended in a feud.

Prior to the live broadcast, DeWyze hinted at trouble in this tweet: “Hey guys, no I’m not performing at the Finale. I wasn’t asked to.”

But ‘Idol’ producer Nigel Lythgoe soon gave the night’s events a slightly different spin, casting DeWyze as an unwilling participant.

“I was so upset Lee DeWyze wouldn’t present the winners trophy to Scotty,” Lythgoe tweeted after the episode aired. “Especially as he’d been on the show this Season. I guess he was shy.”

In his defense, the 25-year-old posted this comeback: “First off I want to say congrats to Scotty & Lauren…. 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 [a winner] that Nigel had approached me and asked if he could ‘borrow’ me for a second.”

DeWyze continued, “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…. 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 wasn’t asked. Good luck to all the contestants and stay true to yourself.”

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