Chris Medina not invited to 'American Idol' finale, tweets disappointment
On Tuesday, May 17, the singer tweeted, "Just found out I will not be at the finale for #AmericanIdol sad and disappointed."
When a fan asked why he would not be attending, he explained, "Not asked. Then I asked for tickets and I told they can't. No harsh feelings."
Medina was featured prominently in the early rounds of the competition due to his back story -- he was trying to make a better life for his fiance who suffered a brain injury in a car accident. Fans were shocked when the judges didn't send Medina through to the Top 24, a decision that nearly made Jennifer Lopez quit the show.
After the media picked up his tweets about not being invited to the finale, Medina tweeted: "Just want to let everyone know including #americanidol that I truly do not have bad feelings toward the show. They have helped me more than anyone will ever know! They created the opportunity to do what I love to help the person I love. I was simply ...disappointed. I never felt nor will I feel cheated. Love everyone."