American Idol Season 9 winner Lee DeWyze has lost his record label – RCA Records. Extremely sad considering it’s only been a year and a half since he took the Idol title.
RCA is home to other Idol winners like Kelly Clarkson, Jordin Sparks and Carrie Underwood.
We can only assume DeWyze has been dropped due to poor sales.
DeWyze representative said he’s “in a good place right now” and working on “several exciting projects”.
Do you think Lee should have won Season 9 of Idol?
Tradition for the show generally includes the last year’s winner presenting the winner’s trophy to this year’s winner. However that did not occur. You could only see DeWyze tucked away behind Ryan Seacrest’s shoulder.
Nigel Lythgoe took to Twitter to make clear that he had, in fact, asked DeWyze to join in the fun. “I was so upset Lee DeWyze wouldn’t present the winner’s trophy to Scotty,” he wrote. “Especially as he’d been on the show this season. I guess he was shy.”
DeWzye quickly shot back via Twitter.
“Hey everyone, first off I want to say congrats to Scotty & Lauren, awesome job,” Lee began. “Well done, Scotty! Secondly, just for the record… 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.
“I didn’t feel a last second jump onstage was appropriate,” he continued. “It was Scotty’s moment. I appreciate ‘American Idol,’ and the opportunity it has given me. And the people who have made that show possible. I am not angry, or bitter etc. It was an amazing finale, and I would have loved to be a part of it. I just wasn’t asked.”
DeWyze concluded his tweet, “Good luck to all the contestants and stay true to yourself. Thanks everyone for your support, tour coming up… Good times I’ll talk to you all soon. Love ya!”