The new season of American Idol is still young, but we already have some controversy to drool over.
An Idol contestant, Michael Lynche aka Big Mike, was reportedly given the boot by show producers after his father revealed in an interview with the St. Petersburg Times that he had made the Top 24. Speaking about a contestant’s status before an episode airs in a violation of Idol’s confidentiality rules. Reports state that the father also told the news who the other finalists were.
According to The New York Post, via American Idol-related blog Joe’s Place, Lynche has already been replaced.
This would be the second year in a row we’ve lost a contestant in the semi-finals stage. Last year, Joanna Pacitti was disqualified after it was discovered she had a “close relationship” with two 19 Entertainment — the studio which produces Idol