TVLine’s team of accountants has just reported in and it’s official: Lee DeWyze has officially made more headlines in the past 36 hours than in the preceding year since he was crowned American Idol, now that series boss Nigel Lythgoe has continued his Twitter feud with the seemingly (?) snubbed singer.
Addressing DeWyze’s claim that he was not asked to appear on-stage at Wednesday’s Season 10 finale until “about two minutes” beforehand — and that is why he declined the invite — Lythgoe on Friday morning tweeted, “True, he wasn’t asked to sing, but Lee knows he was asked to present the trophy [to the new Idol] a week before.”
DeWyze took the high road with his latest response to Lythgoe’s account, stating that he has “no hard feelings towards Nigel, Idol, or anyone else.” Continues the former champ, “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 all’s well that ends well”
The Idol boss himself indicates he has said all he wants to on the matter, saying: “I don’t wish to continue the @leedewyze story.”
Lythgoe started the war of tweets the morning after Idol‘s Season 10 capper, saying he was “so upset Lee DeWyze wouldn’t present the winners trophy to Scotty [McCreery].” DeWyze claimed that although he was there in the audience, Lythgoe didn’t ask him to participate in the baton-passing until the last minute.
“I didn’t feel a last-second jump on stage was appropriate,” the singer said. “It was Scotty’s moment.”