March 06, 2007 11:13 PM by Joe Reality
In an article entitled “Ryan Seacrest More Touchy Feely With American
Idol Male Contestants, But Rubs Lakisha The Most,” Reality TV Magazine
analyzed how often Ryan Seacrest put his hands on the American Idol
semi-finalists after they performed.
During the first American Idol guys semi-finalist performance show, Reality TV Magazine observed that Ryan Seacrest put his arm around, patted the back of, or shook hands with all of the male contestants except for Chris Sligh. Well, it looks like Chris Sligh himself noticed the lack of physical contact from Ryan Seacrest (or maybe he’s been checking out www.realitytvmagazine.com).
After singing “Wanna Be Loved,” Chris Sligh looked into Ryan Seacrest’s eyes and said “It’s one of my favorite songs, and I feel like,you know it’s not a well-known song,but I feel like the sentiment of we all wanna be loved is a very universal sentiment, people can identify with it, and I apologize that I didn’t bring it, like I should have.”
However, Ryan Seacrest evidently didn’t catch the hint and attempted to merely shake Chris Sligh’s hand and wish him luck. Chris protested “Now hold on, well you’ve got to give me a hug dog, you give everybody else a hug. What’s going on?” As Chris Sligh leaned forward with open arms, the two men embraced. While Chris Sligh smiled brightly, Ryan Seacrest kept a solemn face and seemed distant, as if he was somewhat reluctantly complying.
Perhaps, the reason for Seacrest’s reluctance, became apparent when the camera panned to Simon Cowell. Simon Cowell smiled and swallowed nervously, before making a disapproving hand motion to Chris Sligh. Chris Sligh said “Sorry, I apologize” Ryan Seacrest then told Chris, “He gets excited.” Could there be a love triangle brewing on American Idol?