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Michael Lynche Eliminated from 'American Idol'

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Michael Lynche has charmed the judges for the last time. The American Idol contestant with the big R&B voice was eliminated in fourth place Wednesday during Idol's soundtrack week in which contestants chose songs made popular by movie soundtracks. Michael was consistently praised by the show's four judges, even when audiences voted him off the show. Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi, Ellen DeGeneres and Randy Jackson used their one save of the season after Lynche was eliminated from...Read Full Story

'American Idol' Judges Save Big Mike from Elimination

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(Getty Images)Michael "Big Mike" Lynche was saved from elimination on American Idol Wednesday night after belting out his take on Maxwell's "This Woman's Work" for the panel of judges. Big Mike was up for elimination after his performance of the Beatles hit "Eleanor Rigby," which failed to impress Simon Cowell. While all three of the other Idol judges love his version of the song, Simon complained that it sounded like it belonged in a musical instead of on the radio. Audience voting...Read Full Story

Who Got Kicked Off American Idol April 7? Nobody

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(Getty Images)No one was kicked off American Idol on April 7th as judges saved Michael Lynche from elimination after Tuesday's performance of the Beatles hit "Eleanor Rigby." Lynche, better known as "Big Mike" sang Maxwell's "This Woman's Work" to save himself after landing in last place according to voting. After his brief performance, audience members began changing "Michael, Michael" before Ryan Seacrest had to quiet the crowd so that Simon Cowell could deliver the verdict. Simon...Read Full Story

Michael Lynche Reportedly Cut from 'Idol' After Dad Slips Up

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Michael "Big Mike" Lynche was a promising American Idol hopeful sent to Hollywood after showing off his big voice and big biceps to the judges at the show's Orlando auditions. But it looks like his Idol bid has come to an end after his father slipped up and told the St. Petersburg Times that his son had made the Top 24. The dad's slip-up is a major no-no for the famously tight-lipped show. Lynche's name had been included in leaked lists of the Top 24 while the show is still broadcasting...Read Full Story