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American Idol: Randy Jackson Defends Decision To Save Michael Lynche

April 10, 2010 07:12 AM by Nancy Floyd

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American Idol judges used their one and only save this week to spare Michael Lynche from being eliminated from the competition. As fans and critics wonder if the move was wise so early in the season, judge Randy Jackson defends the decision. Keep reading for more info on why Randy thought it was the right decision and why Michael deserved to stay…

It’s a new rule in recent years of American Idol: the four judges are given a get-out-of-elimination-free card that they can use to spare any contestant on the show. The save can only be used one time in the season and the following week, two contestants are given the boot. It’s only four weeks into the FOX singing competition, but the judges decided to use the power to spare contestant, Michael Lynche. When Lynche received the lowest number of votes this week, the judges deliberated and granted him the opportunity to stay in the competition.

“He sung his brains out,” Randy Jackson says. “It was the right thing to do. I’m happy we did it.” The four judges carefully considered the decision, but ultimately couldn’t let Michael Lynche go. “We get one save in the season. He was so good [Wednesday] night, and this is a singing competition. He was the best singer in the whole show,” the American Idol says.

After Tuesday’s performances, Michael Lynche received the lowest number of votes from America, but on Wednesday night he blew Randy Jackson and the other Idol judges away when he sang This Woman’s Work. The second performance is what kept him going. “We started out discussions and were saying, ‘My God, well, he’s singing amazing tonight,’ even though he’s had up and down weeks,” says Jackson. “I think he would have been safe, and I think they forgot to vote for him, thinking, ‘Ah, he’s going to be there [next week].’”

Hopefully fans will begin voting for Michael Lynche again next week or the save will have been pointless.

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3 Responses to “American Idol: Randy Jackson Defends Decision To Save Michael Lynche”

  1. JESSIKA.RABBIT Says:
    April 10th, 2010 at 8:00 am

    I think Randy, Kara and Elen had it all wrong.
    Michael messed up the song and was rightously voted off for a good reason.
    To save Michael was the wrong choice.
    He sings the same style of songs over and over and has yet to show growth.
    Simon did not complement him at all.
    Kara was stupid to comment “you were on fire, you hit the notes, that’s what can be played on the radio”. I tell you what you play that crap I’m turing it off!

    American Idol is about marketing and you cannot market obeseity. Look at Ruben Studdard who and what is following him. Yes, I give him credit for singing gospel and its a good thing. Simon isn’t making money on him. He is not a money maker nor will Michael be a money maker.

    Fat does not sell and he does not have the pipes to back it up. Michael and Tim are on the same boat. Row them off together!

  2. MELVIN TUNSTALL Says:
    April 20th, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    PEOPLE SAY THAT I,MELVIN TUNSTALL,RESEMBLE RANDY JACKSON ON AMERICAN IDOL.IS THERE ANY MONEY TO BE MADE ON MY BEHALF?

  3. MELVIN TUNSTALL Says:
    April 20th, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    PEOPLE SAY THAT I,MELVIN TUNSTALL,RESEMBLE RANDY JACKSON ON AMERICAN IDOL.IS THERE ANY MONEY TO BE MADE ON MY BEHALF? CONTACT:MELVIN TUNSTALL
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