'American Idol' Top 7 interviews: Are Amber Holcomb and Burnell Taylor dating?

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One of the biggest things to come out of the Top 7 performances of "American Idol" Season 12 had nothing to do with the singing. During a production package, Burnell Taylor confessed to having a crush on his fellow contestant, Amber Holcomb. We had a chance ask to the two singers -- and some of their fellow Top 7 competitors -- about their relationship after the show.

So are Burnell and Amber dating?

Alas, no one was quite ready to spill the beans on this one -- not directly anyway. Most of the answers we got from the singers came in the form of vague statements and a lot of giggling. Neither Amber nor Burnell would say anything definite about their relationship, but both did hint that there were at least some feelings there.

"I had an idea. I had a little idea," Amber said when asked if she expected to hear about Burnell's crush. "He's a nice guy. I like Burnell a lot, so I guess... Yeah, he's cool. The feeling is mutual, I guess. I don't know -- everyone's been asking me about that!"

This does seem to indicate that Amber at least likes Burnell a little bit. What about the boy who started the rumors? "I knew it was going to come out one day," Burnell answered when we asked why he mentioned his romantic interest in Amber. "Let's just say this: I don't want people to think it's a crush. Because I feel like a crush only involves one person."

Asking some of the other singers about what was going on didn't help clarify things too much, unfortunately. "Honestly, we don't even really know," Angie Miller said of the relationship between Burnell and Amber. "It's hilarious. They're hilarious."

Lazaro Arbos may have given away a little more information. "I love the fact that they are going out," he said. But wait -- Lazaro may not have meant for that to sound so strong. "I love the fact that they kind of like each other," he clarified. "I'm not sure what's going on. I'm just not sure."

Apparently, we will all have to wait and see what happens next between Amber and Burnell.

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