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Lee DeWyze snubs 'American Idol,' or is he just shy?

May 26, 2011 |  5:08 pm

Leedewyzestory Lee DeWyze is in a bit of hot water with "American Idol" producer Nigel Lythgoe. Apparently the Season 9 winner refused to present the top prize to Scotty McCreery at the live finale Wednesday night.

"I was so upset Lee DeWyze wouldn't present the winners trophy to Scotty," Lythgoe tweeted. "Especially as he'd been on the show this Season. I guess he was shy."

The perceived snub may have created a little feud between the two, as DeWyze was noticeably left out of the finale episode, despite being in the audience. DeWyze, who was seated in the fifth row, got no love from Ryan Seacrest, and it was only on a commercial break that the show announcer pointed him out to the crowd, reports Zap2it.

Just a few days ago, DeWyze tweeted to curious fans, "Hey guys, no I'm not performing at the Finale. I wasn't asked to . A lot of questions so I thought I'd fill you in. Talk to you soon :)" Is that how it all started? Or is DeWyze just shy?


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Photo left: Lee DeWyze. Credit: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images. Photo right: Nigel Lythgoe. Credit: Dan Steinberg / Associated Press.