Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Michael Lynche, Lee DeWyze & Finalists Talk SUPER POWERS, FIRST KISSES & TOILET PAPER!

The Seattle Insider interviews American Idol winner Lee DeWyze, and Season 9 Finalists Siobhan Magnus, Michael Lynche (aka Big Mike), Andrew Garcia and Katie Stevens before the Idols LIVE Tour in Seattle, Washington. One of the best interviews I've seen ~ great off-beat questions, funny answers, all Idols in very relaxed, charming moods ~ and believe me, I've seen them all!

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

American Idol's Michael Lynche & Andrew Garcia Get "Straight Up"!!

American Idol Season 9 finalists Michael Lynche and Andrew Garcia perform Paula Abdul's "Straight Up" at Studio Square in Astoria, New York during Big Mike's special performance in his adopted hometown.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Michael Lynche and Tim Urban interview each other (video)

During a break from rehearsals for the upcoming American Idol Live summer tour (Get Tickets Now - Order Here!) beginning July 1, and after running through their group number - a cover of Kelly Clarkson’s “My Life Would Suck Without You” more than a dozen times - the Top 10 Idols paired up to grill each other. While some Idols did their interviews completely unscripted, others had the help of index cards. All offered plenty of laughs!

American Idol's Michael Lynche and Tim Urban interview each other:

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Crystal & Lee duet, Big Mike & Casey duet and the Top 10 sing at M&Ms Concert

*For those fans who missed our live streaming video of the Top 10 American Idol finalists performing inside a giant M&M yesterday, we are posting the video for you.

Crystal Bowersox sings a duet of "Falling Slowly" from the movie Once with American Idol winner Lee DeWyze. The 3rd and 4th place finalists, Casey James and 'Big Mike' Lynche perform a duet of "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman" by Bryan Adams. Lee DeWyze finishes off the show with Simon and Garfunkel's "The Boxer" - and the remainder of the Top 10 join him onstage to provide harmony.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Michael Lynche Visits the "If I Can Dream House"

Eliminated American Idol Season 9 Top 4 contestant Michael Lynche drops by the "If I Can Dream" house. They sit down for a spaghetti dinner. Is this all they eat there? They have served it to almost all the Idol cast-offs... Big Mike talks about what it felt like standing on the stage on results night. Then Mike sits down with the other 'Dreamers' for a twitter session.

Big Mike won't tell who he thinks is going to win, but says it up to the voters "and America's a fickle creature." Big Mike benches 505 pounds, then proves his strength by curling Alex Lambert! The two past Idols do a quick duet of Alex's "Let Me Love You."

Then Mike talks about dreams...and how you have to try.

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American Idol Live! Tour 2010 Tickets are NOW on Sale!!! Get them HERE!

The Top 10 finalists Aaron Kelly, Andrew Garcia, Casey James, Crystal Bowersox, Didi Benami, Katie Stevens, Lee DeWyze, Michael Lynche, Siobhan Magnus, and Tim Urban will hit the road this summer on the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2010.

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America’s #1 show will make 49 stops this summer at a mix of top arenas and amphitheaters across North America giving fans a chance once again to catch their favorite “Idols” performing live in a town near them. The Live Nation promoted tour begins on July 1st at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit and runs through September 14th in Pittsburgh at the Consol Energy Center. The complete list of dates is below.

Simon Fuller, creator and executive producer of American Idol stated, “We are all looking forward to this year’s American Idol Live! Tour. This is always one of the highlights of the year. Each of the Idols have the chance to meet the people that voted for them and perform at incredible venues all over America, another special moment in their developing careers.”

A limited number of 4-Pack ticket packages will be offered for $75 that includes 4 lawn tickets to participating amphitheaters, while supplies last. Quantities are limited and additional fees may apply.

To purchase tickets and for complete tour information, just click HERE. Event times and dates are subject to change.

Here is the complete set of dates for the 2010 Tour:

7/1 Auburn Hills, MI Palace of Auburn Hills 5/15 10am
7/2 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest 5/15 10am
7/3 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena 5/15 10am
7/5 Hamilton, ON Copps Coliseum 5/15 11am
7/7 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach 5/15 10am
7/10 Atlantic City, NJ Mark G. Etess Arena 5/15 10am
7/11 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center 5/15 10am
7/13 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena 5/15 10am
7/14 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena 5/15 10am
7/15 Hershey, PA Giant Center 5/15 10am
7/17 Albany, NY Times Union Center 5/15 10am
7/18 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center 5/15 10am
7/20 Newark, NJ Prudential Center 5/15 10am
7/23 Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live 5/15 10am
7/24 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena 5/15 10am
7/25 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 5/15 10am
7/27 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena 5/15 10am
7/28 Knoxville, TN Thompson-Boling Arena 5/15 10am
7/29 Virginia Beach, VA Virginia Beach Amphitheater 5/15 10am
7/31 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena 5/15 10am
8/1 Duluth, GA Arena at Gwinnett Center 5/15 10am
8/3 Sunrise, FL BankAtlantic Center 5/15 10am
8/4 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum 5/15 10am
8/7 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion 5/15 11am
8/8 Tulsa, OK BOK Center 5/15 10am
8/9 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center 5/15 noon
8/12 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center 5/15 noon
8/13 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center 5/15 10am
8/14 Mountainview, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountainview 5/15 10am
8/16 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena 5/15 10am
8/17 Anaheim, CA Honda Center 5/15 10am
8/18 Sacramento, CA ARCO Arena 5/15 10am
8/20 Seattle, WA Key Arena 5/15 10am
8/21 Portland, OR Rose Garden 5/15 10am
8/23 Denver, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheatre 5/15 10am
8/25 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center 5/15 10am
8/26 Omaha, NE Qwest Center 5/14 11am
8/27 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center 5/15 10am
8/29 Minneapolis, MN Target Center 5/15 10am
8/30 Chicago, IL United Center 5/15 noon
8/31 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena 5/15 noon
9/2 Toledo, OH The Huntington Center 5/14 10am
9/3 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center 5/15 10am
9/4 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Fieldhouse 5/15 noon
9/7 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre 5/15 10am
9/10 Buffalo, NY HSBC Arena 5/15 10am
9/11 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena 5/15 10am
9/13 Bridgeport, CT Arena at Harbor Yard 5/15 10am
9/14 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center 5/15 10am


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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

"The Day After:" Michael Lynche Speaks About Elimination

Following Wednesday night's elimination, Michael Lynche made his rounds talking to FOX affiliates and media outlets from all across the country today.

Below, you will find a transcript from today's press teleconference, which AI Now was a part of.

On his experience as a whole:
Hollywood Week for me is really when this got real. It wasn't hoping that you do well anymore, I had to do well. Because of the sacrifice I was making at that time, it was very important for me to do well. My wife always supports me no matter what and it's nice that I get to be the family man and I'm not anybody else but that. It was nice that that was my story.

Did the pressure get to him?
I live for pressure. If you're going to be something great, you have to be able to deal with a pressure situation. I did well ... and felt good about what I did and it just didn't happen for me to be in the Top 3. But I'm where I'm supposed to be and God definitely has a plan for my life. I really feel that I'm where I'm supposed to be ... I don't feel like I let anyone down. I came out and did what I do and the people just didn't vote that way.

Do contestants always need to work on making a song their own?
I feel like you should always do something original. Everybody should always make the song their own. I think you get into the karaoke zone when you just do a good version, so I always wanted to have the song feel like I wrote it.

On his experience moving from football to back to music:
My mom had failing health for a long time. She was diagnosed with cancer and my heart really was missing home and missing my mom and being with her. Then my mom ended up passing away and it just really kind of threw me for a loop for a bit. I lost my way and I started working with kids at a middle school, special ed kids, and it really was just the best thing for my heart at the time. Really was the best work I've ever done in my life.

At the same time, I bought a guitar again -- I hadn't had a guitar for awhile because my plan was to play professional football. But that [music] side started growing again, I just really hadn't explored it because of athletics. When I left [the University of Central Florida], it was a really confusing time in a young guy's life, just really trying to find my way. But I got to spend some great last time ... at home with her in that last little bit of time here on earth.

On the save situation:
I like that concept of "sing for your life" because for me, every week is sing for your life. Your time [on the show] isn't guaranteed at all, I never wanted to take anything for granted. When I got to that point and it was literally sing for your life, I felt that I could do that ... When it got down to Andrew and I, I wanted it to be me in the moment, I didn't want him to have to go through that, he's a good buddy of mine. I felt strong enough to take that on. I wasn't surprised that they saved me, just extremely grateful to be around.

And is the save is a good thing for the show to have?
It's two-sided. As far as the voting goes, it's really one of my favorite parts of the show, that people get to pick their champions. But I think as far as the save goes, it really speaks to your work ethic and your professionalism and what they see of you ... on set and around the crew. It just speaks to who you are as a professional, to take a chance to say to America, "Think about this again because this person really has shown us to be somebody worth taking another look at."

And on missing the birth of his daughter for "Idol." Was it worth it?
I don't think you can say anything is worth missing the birth of your child. Only time will let those wounds heal, but I think it definitely gives my family a good chance in the future and gives my daughter a better chance that I did it and took that sacrifice. But me personally, of course I didn't want to miss it and of course I would choose that over ["American Idol"], but it wasn't a choice. This was what I needed to do for the family. I'm definitely looking forward to spending more time, but my schedule ... hasn't really thinned out yet. And it's the time to keep sprinting and charging ahead so you use this opportunity that you've been seen on TV to an advantage.

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