American Idol Contestant Michael Lynche Cut for Top 24 Leak?

American Idol contestant Michael Lynche was allegedly cut from the competition after it was revealed he had made it to the Top 24. No official announcement about Lynche being disqualified has been released from Fox, however, so we’re still taking this rumor with a hefty load of salt.

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Michael Lynche (aka Big Mike) was reportedly dropped from American Idol after his father told the St. Petersburg Times that his son had made the finals. That’s a big no-no according to American Idol rules, which state contestants and their families cannot reveal Hollywood week results until after the shows are broadcast. Lynch was allegedly replaced in the Top 24 after news he had made it through hit the press. Fox has not commented on the story so far.

Even if this rumor does turn out to be true, all does not seem to be lost for Michael Lynch. The former football player reportedly signed a recording contract with Hood Famous Music and has a page up on their website featuring some of his audio clips.

* Update: Still no official word from Fox that Micheal Lynche has actually been disqualified from the competition, although the network did announce another contestant – Chris Golightly – was dropped from the Top 24 over a contract issue. Lynche was prominently featured during the last few nights of Hollywood week, so it may turn out this whole rumor may turn out to be a comple wash.

>> Related:  Chris Golightly Disqualified from American Idol Top 24

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22 thoughts on “American Idol Contestant Michael Lynche Cut for Top 24 Leak?”

  1. Why would you do that to your son fool.Some black people just can not be quiet. Already not many blacks on this year. Angela should of made it instead of country black girl.

  2. are u serious y does everything have to do w color?????????? black white who cares my lord. race doesnt have to come into everthing peolpe

  3. Obviously nurse38 you cant either. I cant believe that this person said that. You didnt have to take it there. BLACK people, whats that suppose to mean? If the person was white, mexican, indian, spanish or any other nationality other than black would you have said that? it seems to me that you have a problem with Afro americans. Next time be more careful on what you say, because someone can say the same thing to you! How would you like that nurse38?!

  4. Too bad he wasn’t disqualified. This over-pimped, family-deserting, cocky piece of crap is one of the most unbearable contestants in this show’s history.

  5. That is so lame!! Mike is amazing and I think could have one the hole contest. Hopefully someone will sighn him so we can buy his cd. Your dad sucks he ruined your chances of winning for what a couple hundred dollars for telling the newspaper.

  6. i believe the nurse38 is black You Racist….and for all who don’t know, that gorgeous Michael Lynch is still on Idol. Who made this s**t up anyway?

  7. Seriously- couldn’t you have just said, “Some people can’t keep quiet”? Anyway, Mike has some good weeks but not my favorite… There have been a few times when he wsas really nasal. And now he’s getting fat because he probly can’t work out enough, so all his muscles are going away.

  8. big mike stinks..sings like a girl half the song and then has a mans voice the other half. he talked about his biceps…to me he only muscle is in his lips…he does some weird things with his lips and he licks them alot. I wish the idiot judges would have let him go..i can’t stand looking at him.

  9. What ever jerk you are jellybean I guess you re stupid ,idiot and irresponsible for taking care of your own business ,I m sure people critic you at school with your damn mouth ,If you don’t Know what respects means then go look on your dictionary

  10. milleana, look in your own back yard. I did not name call and act immature like you, furthermore your comments didn’t even make sense. irresponsible for taking care of what business??? I don’t like big mike, simple as that… watched him again tonight..yuk yuk and double yuk…I hope he goes bye bye….

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