'American Idol': Alleged rivals Colton Dixon and Phillip Phillips weigh in on their so-called feud


In Jimmy Iovine's mind, both Colton Dixon and Phillip Phillips can't make it to the "American Idol" final in May. So the Interscope Records chairman and "Idol" mentor made sure to encourage a little friendly competition between the two finalists when he helped them with their Top 7 songs. Dixon and Phillips aren't buying it, however.Both guys tell Zap2it backstage after their performances that there's no rivalry there, and Iovine was simply stirring up drama for drama's sake. "I think that 'American Idol' is a TV show, and I think that Jimmy was trying to start something," Dixon explains. "I hope that he didn't. I hope that America sees past what Jimmy was trying to do."Iovine tried to fire up the boys by pitting them against each other, as evidenced on the Top 7 performance show. "It's you against Phillip, let's cut the [expletive]," he tells Dixon during the mentoring session with Akon. "I think...



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