Lee DeWyze shrugs off flap over 'American Idol' finale appearance
UPI News Service, 05/28/2011
Lee DeWyze said he was simply responding to his fans when the former "American Idol" winner told them he had not been invited to the finale of the current season.
The Hollywood Reporter said Saturday that social-media circles were abuzz this week after "Idol" tradition was broken with a seeming snub of DeWyze, who had expected to sing his latest single on the episode that crowned Scotty McCreery the winner of Season 10.
His failure to appear stirred up a storm of Twitter chatter between followers of DeWyze, the winner of Season 9, and executive producer Nigel Lythgoe.