American Idol Axes Season Nine Finalist Michael Lynche

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It's not on the level of Antonella Barba blow job pictures getting leaked online, but we have our first American Idol controversy of the season.

One of the 24 finalists already chosen has been given the boot - due to his moronic father.

Indeed, Michael Lynche will no longer appear on the show because his father reportedly confirmed to The St. Petersburg Times that his son had made the semifinals. Sharing information on finalists before those episodes air is against Fox policy.

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Along with contestants such as John Park and Katelyn Epperly, Lynche was rumored to have moved on to the final 24. Those selections have already been made in Hollywood, though the announcement won't be made on air until February 24.

Lynche has already been replaced, sources say.

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American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]