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Michael Lynche Eliminated, Then Saved on 'American Idol'

by AOL TV Staff, posted Apr 7th 2010 11:52PM
After delivering weeks of solid performances, Michael Lynche surprisingly found himself facing elimination on 'American Idol.' But the contestant best known as Big Mike was saved at the last moment when the judges decided to overrule the elimination and keep him for another week.

Watch Michael's elimination after the jump.After delivering weeks of solid performances, Michael Lynche surprisingly found himself facing elimination on 'American Idol.' But the contestant best known as Big Mike was saved at the last moment when the judges decided to overrule the elimination and keep him for another week.

He was in the bottom two with Andrew Garcia (no surprise there), but when Lynche was revealed as the eliminated contestant his wife to burst into tears. He performed a passionate rendition of 'This Woman's Work' by Maxwell for the judges' save, and Cowell slyly revealed the unanimous decision to spare him. "We only have one save in the competition," said Cowell. "This is unanimous, Michael, if there's any comfort, and we have decided we're going to see you next week."


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