‘American Idol': Does Big Mike Have An Unfair Advantage? He Had A Song In A Tyler Perry Movie!

Thu, March 11, 2010 1:10pm EST by 17 Comments
‘American Idol': Does Big Mike Have An Unfair Advantage?  He Had A Song In A Tyler Perry Movie!

Big Mike totally killed it last night. But he’s been working professionally for years! Do you think that’s a turn off, or a sure sign he’s meant to be a working artist?

I know that American Idols don’t actually fall off the turnip truck and jump into super-stardom. Adam Lambert was on Broadway and Kelly Clarkson had shopped around records for years before she hit the big time. Really, the best ‘Idols’ have been groomed their entire lives to suddenly be discovered. Nevertheless, it kind of takes the fun out of it for me when I realize someone like Big Mike has not only worked professionally, but also has an album and wrote a song for the Tyler Perry movie, Madea Goes To Jail.

Talk about a buzz kill. It’s no wonder than the 26-year-old St. Petersburg, Fla. native Michael “Big Mike” Lynche wowed us and made us cry with his rendition of “This Woman’s Work” last night. He should have with all of his experience!

Honestly, I’m not trying to be a Debbie Downer here. I love Big Mike! He was my favorite of all the top eight guys. There’s just something that doesn’t sit right with me feeling like we (America) “discovered” this guy, when in actuality, he was “discovered” long ago. I’d almost rather someone like little newbie Katie Stevens (who totally bombed, by the way) to take the prize. Isn’t that what American Idol is supposed to be about, discovering raw, untapped talent?

Does it matter where our next American Idol comes from as long as he/she is the best we can find?


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