By Amy Ryan
August 02, 2006 at 02:00 PM EDT

Seems like everybody on American Idol season 5, from Kellie Pickler on up, has a record deal, so where’s the label love for PopWatch’s fave, Elliott Yamin? A spokesperson for the crooner tells the New  York Post that E-dub is fielding at least two offers, but it’s hard for him to entertain those offers when he’s busy touring with the other Idols and doing charity work for juvenile diabetes patients. I’m not sure I buy the spin that Elliott, unlike the other finalists, is too busy to look after his own recording career, but I hope he really is getting some offers. On the plus side, a delayed signing could mean he won’t have to worry about releasing his record amid this fall’s pile-up of Idol CDs. When you’re good and ready to drop that disc, Elliott, the Yaminiacs will line up to buy it.

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Slezak spoke to Elliott yesterday — look for his Q&A on the site a little bit later today.]