Watch out, Nigel Lythgoe. It’s on.
Earlier today, the “American Idol” executive producer made headlines after he tweeted that Season 9 winner Lee DeWyze refused to present the winner’s trophy to Season 10 champ Scotty McCreery at the grand finale on Wednesday, May 26.
Now, DeWyze has taken to his personal Twitter to respond to Lythgoe’s allegations that he snubbed “Idol” and McCreery.
DeWyze explained that he originally was not asked to be involved in the finale at all and was asked at the last minute to get on stage and present McCreery with the trophy, something he did not feel comfortable doing.
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,” DeWyze tweeted. “I didnt feel a last second jump on
stage was appropriate. It was Scotty’s moment.”
He continued, “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
DeWyze also congratulated McCreery and runner-up Lauren Alaina, saying, “Awesome job. Well done Scotty!”
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