April 10, 2010 07:12 AM by Nancy Floyd
American Idol judges used their one and only save this week to spareÂ Michael Lynche from being eliminated from the competition. As fans and critics wonder if the move was wise so early in the season, judgeÂ 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 ofÂ 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 theÂ FOX singing competition,Â but the judges decided to use the power to spare contestant,Â 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,”Â Randy Jackson says. “It was the right thing to do. Iâ€™m happy we did it.â€ The four judges carefully considered the decision, but ultimately couldn’t letÂ Michael Lynche go.Â â€œWe 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,â€ theÂ American Idol says.
After Tuesday’s performances,Â Michael Lynche received the lowest number of votes from America, but on Wednesday night he blewÂ 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, â€˜My God, well, heâ€™s singing amazing tonight,â€™ even though heâ€™s had up and down weeks,â€ says Jackson. â€œI think he would have been safe, and I think they forgot to vote for him, thinking, â€˜Ah, heâ€™s going to be there [next week].’”
Hopefully fans will begin voting forÂ Michael Lynche again next week or the save will have been pointless.
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