You guys remember Lee DeWyze, right? Tall, handsome, won American Idol last year. In truth, he hasn't been much of a story since this time last year when he won, but today, he's making headlines again for allegedly snubbing the franchise that made him a
Apparently, producers had wanted DeWyze to hand off the official American Idol trophy to Scotty when he won. You know, like a passing of the baton type situation. However, Lee reportedly refused to go on, claiming that he wasn't asked to participate until “about two minutes” beforehand.
Producer Nigel Lythgoe remembers the situation a little bit differently and took to his Twitter to comment. He posted to his:
“True, he wasn’t asked to sing, but Lee knows he was asked to present the trophy [to the new Idol] a week before.”
Seems to be a difference of opinion. Personally, the fact that they ask Lee to be involved was a pretty sweet gig, even if it was only two minutes before. Like, it would've been so hard to walk ten feet? C'mon!
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