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Idol Adieu – Bye Bye, Benami & One Close Call for ‘Big Mike!’

8 Apr

The American Idol eliminations the past two weeks have been quite interesting. Didi Benami last week surprised me, Big Mike (a.k.a. Michael Lynch) this week, absolutely shocked me! He was the contestant with the lowest scores – and was in danger of being sent home – until the judges unanimously decided to use their ‘save’ on him.

Didi was one of my personal favorites, and so I was sad to see her go. Mike, however, is a definite favorite of the judges, and, many fans…..but, I guess his performance Tuesday  night on the Lennon/McCartney themed show was not enough to rally his voters or create any new fans for himself.

I wish Didi the best of luck, but, it was only a matter of time. I‘m picking Crystal to win it all, but, I’m ROOTING for Lee Dewyze, *my* personal favorite!

Who are you all rooting for?

And were you all as absolutely surprised as me to see Big Mike nearly eliminated last night?

Do you think the judges made the right call using their only “save” on him?

I don’t know that it was the right move; but, I definitely “called it” that he’d be the one they’d save….so that part of it did not surprise me!  I want to hear all of your opinions!

American Idol’s Aaron Kelly – a Pennsylvania kid!

31 Mar

Did you know….

American Idol hopeful Aaron Kelly, 16, is from Sonestown, Pennyslvnania.

Sonestown is about 4 hours from Pittsburgh, and, in fact, Kelly has, in the past, performed in “Da’ Burgh” in his pre-Idol days.

You can see his face on billboards in and around Pittsburgh for PA Cyber Schools.

Aaron is one of the younger contestants from American Idol, and has steadily impressed the judges with his country twang and mature – yet current – vocal stylings.

Kelly has performed with Pittsburgh country band, Steeltown, and has been featured on Pittsburgh’s “See and Be Seen” website.

His  home base is closer to Scranton than Pittsburgh, but surely many Pittsburghers are rooting for this fan favorite to be the next American Idol.