Didi Benami spoke with USA Today after being voted off Wednesday night’s ‘American Idol’, where the singer discussed that moment with Ryan Seacrest after her performance of ‘What Becomes of the Brokenhearted’. Asked about the ‘Idol’ host pressing her on why she was getting choked up singing the song, Diddi said, “I was trying to convey a message through the song, not through somebody asking me why I was singing it. It was an uncomfortable question.”
While Didi didn’t mention her name, she thought most people who watch the show probably knew she was singing about Rebecca Lear, Didi’s roommate at Nashville’s Belmont University, who died in a car wreck on her way home for Christmas break after their first semester there. Read more.
Update: Didi told EW.com about the incident:
It was tough, and it was uncomfortable Tuesday night. I think that I reacted in a way that I should have. I didn’t want to talk about it. Bottom line. I wanted to get it over with and go, you know? It was tough. It was hard and there was nothing I could do to change what he said. So, it sucked.