Last week, I wrote a piece on "How Not To Keep Your American Idol Semi-Final Spot a Secret
." Unfortunately, purported top 24 member
Michael Lynche didn't read it. In a big shake up of the pre-season
, it was reported that Lynche (who we've yet to see) was
disqualified from the Top 24 for violating the show's confidentiality
clause. Though the story should really read, "disqualified for his
father violating the show's confidentiality clause." Lynche should have
paid closer attention to number two on my how to spoil your Idol spot piece: tell the gossipy member of your family.
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According to the NY Post
Lynche was disqualified from the coveted Top
24 after his father confirmed his son's spot
to a local St. Petersburg,
Florida newspaper. Reports surfaced this weekend on Idol
spoiler sites Joe's
and Vote for the Worst
that Lynche had been replaced in
the Top 24 for his father's transgression. That's going to make family
dinners very awkward. And, Lynche's father should have known better. One his older sons, Marque Lynche Jr., made the Idol
FOX has declined to comment on the incident, which is no surprise, as I'm sure commenting would also violate their confidentiality clause. But be sure to keep your eyes peeled to see how Idol
deals with this story-line as Hollywood week arrives and auditions continue.