Fallen Idol


People reports that American Idol golden-ticket winner Michael "Big Mike" Lynche has been cut from the competition after his father told The St. Petersburg Times that he'd advanced to the Top 24. Ouch. Last season a similar cut occurred (for less evident reasons) with contestant Joanna Pacitti. God, I just wish Lynche had a different, but very similar talent competition where he could redeem himself. Come on, Simon, hook this gentleman up with a Robert Pattinson duet -- for real. [People]