Michael Lynche - "Big Mike" part of the American Idol LIVE! tour - Season 9 Top 4 finalist

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Michael Lynche’s life has been defined by two things: love and second chances. The Florida native and devoted family man’s rise from obscurity was well documented through his riveting appearance on American Idol. Known to America as “Big Mike,” he was famously “saved” by the judges, giving him a second chance to continue through the prized competition.

After wowing millions of fans on American Idol with his comforting and powerful voice and performing throughout the United States as part of the American Idol LIVE! tour, Michael has created his sonically rich and lyrically inviting debut album. The first single, “Who’s Gonna Love You More” has been rising steadily on the Urban Adult Contemporary charts. The second single, “Today” has impacted Adult Contemporary and Smooth Jazz radio since last summer.

Mike’s heartfelt music has been virtually a lifetime in the making. He got his first guitar when he was three and would take “Ole Bessie” to church, where he would mimic the moves of the band’s guitar player. Beyond church, Michael’s mother shared her love of music with Mike and introduced him to a wide range of artistic sounds and styles, including 2Pac, The Notorious B.I.G., Michael Jackson, Earth, Wind & Fire, Bonnie Rait and Jimi Hendrix.

None of Michael’s remarkable journey would have been possible without the love of his family and the second chances he has enjoyed throughout his life. Now an accomplished band leader and performer based out of New York, Michael leads his new band ‘The Black Saints’ on a journey of musical exploration all over the country on the “Minister of Love Tour”.