Skylar Laine and Colton Dixon‘s chemistry-filled duet of “Islands in the Stream” on Top 8’s ’80s-themed performance night didn’t do much to dispel rumors that the “American Idol” finalists are dating, despite the fact that they tried to shoot down the gossip in a backstage interview.
Ryan Seacrest hinting at a little something something didn’t help either. After the show, both Laine and Dixon reiterate to Zap2it that there is nothing going on between them.
“Twitter, Twitter, Twitter. You’re sooooo funny,” says Laine. “I’ve been getting Tweets that say, like, ‘Are you and Colton Dixon dating?’ and I just kind of blow them off, but then Ryan comes on the stage and is like ‘Oh, well that was really believable.'”
Hence the little backstage clip. “We just cleared it up backstage,” Laine continues. “It would be kind of weird. I love him, he’s one of my best friends, and — nah.”
Dixon agrees. “Yeah, I’m just gonna stick with nah.”
“Not that he isn’t a cutie,” Laine clarifies.
Dixon responds with the only appropriate answer, an oh-so-sweet “Aw, shucks.”