And the Lee DeWyze vs. Nigel Lythgoe battle continues.
“American Idol’s” Season 9 winner and executive producer made headlines Thursday, May 26, when Lythgoe tweeted that DeWyze declined to present Scotty McCreery with the winner’s trophy at the grand finale.
DeWyze then responded that he was not asked to be a part of the finale and Lythgoe asked two minutes before Scotty’s coronation if he would do it. “I didnt feel a last second jump on
stage was appropriate,” DeWyze tweeted. “It was Scotty’s moment.”
Now, Lythgoe has responded to DeWyze’s “two minute” allegation. On Friday, May 27, Lythgoe tweeted, “I don’t wish to continue the @leedewyze story. True, he wasn’t asked to sing but Lee knows he was asked to present the trophy a week before.”
So basically, Nigel just continued the story right after he said he didn’t want to continue it.
Soon after Lythgoe posted his tweet, DeWyze jumped on his Twitter account to say, “I have no hard feelings towards Nigel, Idol, or anyone else. I love
music, and that’s what I’m going to focus on. I support American Idol and all it has done for me. I respect the decisions made for the Finale, and hope alls well that ends well.”
Will the “Idol” finale drama ever end? Not if Lythgoe can help it, we’re guessing.