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Lee DeWyze Sets Record Straight on 'American Idol' Finale Absence, Roseanne Eyes TV Role and More

by Chris Harnick, posted May 27th 2011 12:00PM
Lee DeWyzeSo, did Lee DeWyze refuse to participate in the 'American Idol' finale or was he never asked?

According to Zap2It, 'American Idol' executive producer Nigel Lythgoe said DeWyze, winner of season 9, refused to participate in the finale.

But, DeWyze hit back on Twitter saying he was not asked to be involved ... until the last second. Producers asked him to present 'American Idol' season 10 winner Scotty McCreery with the trophy.

"I was not asked to be involved in the Finale. It wasn't until about 2 minutes before they announced that Nigel had approached me and asked if he could 'borrow' me for a second," DeWyze said on Twitter.

"I didn't feel a last second jump on stage was appropriate. It was Scotty's moment."

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hello

Lee Who?

May 31 2011 at 7:46 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
cheryl

I don't blame you Lee. I would not have wanted to be a last minute thought either. You did the right thing by refusing to go on stage!

May 31 2011 at 5:38 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Blessings!

AND by way - no shouting needed -- UNlock the caps lock!

May 31 2011 at 4:36 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Blessings!

well jaadra - I gave that comment a minus, because one has no right to bash anyone at AI when they have no idea what goes on behind the scenes there, and one like that hello Lori tries to sound like they know everything that goes on there and thinks that she can do so much better. It's called vanity and one of the 7 deadlys for a reason. She has NO idea who has talent and who doesn't unless she has a degree in music and the arts and by her grammar, it's a gimmie that she's clueless. As she said I say to her: You're fired. Lee showed how great a performer he was last season and he earned the title according to America who voted. Also, he has sold a million and a half copies of his first album, when Crystal Bowersox only barely sold a million. (Google it) so he certainly IS talented. He's also working on a second album. Google is really easy to use, try it. If you don't care for the judges, don't watch, but you have no right to critisize them when they're doing the job they're paid for. Name calling is TOTALLY wrong, and by doing so, your comment holds absolutely no merit. People need to quit hating, and be sure they know what they speak of before blowing off a 1000 word essay comment degrading people.

May 31 2011 at 4:35 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
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hello

You Must have brown eyes you are so full of it. I JUST googled it, De-who-ze has sold 102,000, albums, the LOWEST of any idol winner ever. Bowersox`s album has surpassed Lee`s with 106,000. And the judges did SUCK this year, and we have every right to say it. Typical AI judgement> Steven>``You gave me goosebumps, I love everything you do``Jaylo>``I agree steven.I`ve loved him/her all along``>Randy``You rock DUDE(even if female) You are in it to win it!``Every contestant the last 10 weeks. All we heard. Mighty fine judging--NOT!

May 31 2011 at 5:47 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Kenny

Lee was on THIS season........

May 31 2011 at 3:34 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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Kenny

oops no he wasn't

May 31 2011 at 3:38 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dakota

Who the hell is Lee Dwyze? I've watched American Idol for 10 seasons. I don't remember him. So he won? Must have been pretty forgettable. Was that the year of Crystal Bowersox? Now, she was good.

May 31 2011 at 1:49 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
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Mark

Bowersox....... has she been taught to brush her hair yet?

May 31 2011 at 5:42 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
Hello Lori

THIS ONLY PROVES, WHAT I HAVE BEEN TELLING EVERYONE ALL ALONG..THAT THE PRODUCERS OF AMERICAN IDOL DOES NOT ALWAYS BACK THE MOST TALENTED, BUT THEIR FAVORITES..LAST YEARS FINALS DEWIZE AND BOWERSOX, OUT OF THE 2 BOWERSOX WAS THE MOST TALENTED FROM THE BEGINNING YET , SHE DID NOT WIN..BETTER FOR HER, BECAUSE DEWIZE HAS NOT HAD A HIT, NOR BEING SUCCESSFUL, UNLIKE CRISTAL BOWERSOX..SHE IS DOING VERY WELL. AND THAT IS WHY I KEEP SAYING, THAT HALEY AND THE REST OF THE REAL TALENTED ELIMINATED, ARE BETTER OFF WITHOUT IDOL, BECAUSE IDOLS RECORD LABEL DOES NOT PROMOTE THEM, NOR HELP THEM BECOME SUPERSTARS..THEY WILL GET RECORD DEALS OUTSIDE OF IDOL AND THEIR RECORD COMPANIES WILL PROMOTE THEM AND HELP THEM TO GET TO SUPER STARDOM..SO CONSIDER YOURSELFS LUCKY ALL THE ELIMINATED CONTESTANTS. LAUREN AND SCOTTY WILL NEVER MAKE IT TO STARDON. THAT'S A FACT.THEY WONT MAKE IT WITH IDOL'S LABEL..BESIDES, THEY ARE NOT THE TALENTED ONES ON THIS YEARS CONTESTANTS.RANDY AND JLO ARE THE WORST JUDGES IDOL WILL EVER HAVE. JLO CAN'T SING FOR NOTHING,. SHE CAN ONLY LIP SING CAUSE SHE HAS NO VOICE, AND SHE THINKS SHE CAN JUDGE REAL TALENTED SINGERS? GIVE ME A BREAK..RANDY IS A HAS BEEN AND HAS BEEN A FOOL ALL ALONG THIS YEAR. IT WAS SO OBVIOUS, JLO AND RANDY FAVORED LAUREN AND SCOTTY, BECAUSE THEY WERE THE YOUNG ONES, BUT NOT THE TALENTED ONES. LIKE IN THE LAST CLIP OF THE CONTESTANTS REMARKS REGARDING IDOLS ELIMINATIONS, I QUOTE CASEY ABRAMS, "AMERICA SHOULD BE ASHAMMED"..CANCEL IDOL, IS NOT WORTH WATCHING ANYMORE. THEY HAVE BECOME AMERICAN UNTALENTED IDOL FOR CHILDREN TO VOTE..NIGEL, RANDY, JLO, "YOU ARE FIRED"..THE 3 STOOGES..

May 31 2011 at 1:35 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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jaandre101

I gave this comment a plus and it automatically made it a minus, conspiracy

May 31 2011 at 2:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Kenny

it's ok I did the opposite.... it comes out even

May 31 2011 at 3:35 AM Report abuse rate up rate down
woodstockguy845

GOOD for HIM!!!.... Glad he stood his ground NOT to be a call-boy for them to forever pull out whenever they snap their fingers. The worst part of this and several other seasons, is the producers are always manipulating the show to steer their viewers towards their own picks to win the show. So transparent that they were pushing to have lauren and scotty in the finals,and it worked this year and the more truly talented singers were passed up.

May 31 2011 at 1:14 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Welcome Jim!

Seems only fair that American Idol would leave out it's most forgettable winner. Hey Lee:Burger King could use a cashier. Interested?

May 31 2011 at 1:10 AM Report abuse -5 rate up rate down Reply
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Blessings!

Jim, Lee sold a million and a half copies of his first album (CD). How many have YOU sold? Burger King awaits you......

May 31 2011 at 4:38 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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hello

Lee SOLD 102,000, you added an extra zero plus a few--I JUST googled it

May 31 2011 at 7:29 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down
Robin

Lee who?

May 31 2011 at 12:25 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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