April 22, 2010 at 09:46 AM EDT

American Idol contestant Crystal Bowersox has dismissed rumors that she has a conflict with the show’s host Ryan Seacrest, People reports. After Bowersox broke down in tears following her performance on Tuesday night’s show, Seacrest quickly handed her his handkerchief, and Bowersox confirms that there is “no beef with me and Ryan. We were never angry with each other. We had a conversation. He gave me good advice and I highly respect him.”

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