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Michael Lynche – In The Ghetto – Video MP3 American Idol Top 9

Michael Lynche

Michael Lynche sings In The Ghetto on the American Idol Top 9

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Rickey: This was a great performance. Big Mike delivered.

Randy Jackson: Those were hot vocals.

Ellen DeGeneres: I’m glad we saved you.

Kara DioGuardi: You sang it well.

Simon Cowell: One of my favorite performances you’ve done.

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Dwight
Dwight

It wasn't pitchy, it was fantastic. Great interpretation; this is what vocals are about.

RC
RC

A good performance but not the best. Seemed a little too pitchy but pluses for hanging in there.

Vivi
Vivi

Mindy, you've posted 3/4 times about your disdain for Michael Lynche. We hear ya, sweetie. Now, run along.

Anywho, back to the subject at hand. Michael did a great job. But I believe he needs to step up his game in the genre department. He should try some upbeat R&B. His voice is suited for it, as well. If he changes from the same tired ol' ballad, I think he will be a HUGE contender alongside Crystal and maybe, Lee.

Hayden
Hayden

I think Michael is the Anoop Desai of this season. They've both got this "cool, likeable guy" style, they were both spared elimination (Anoop with getting into the top 13), and they both did ballad after ballad after sleepy ballad. I see a similar finish for Michael.

Mindy
Mindy

he is so arrogant cocky person!! I hate Him!!!!!!!!!

Ewolfgirl
Ewolfgirl

Just beautiful!!! My fav Big Mike performance. He stood out by NOT doing a bluesy rock song like most of the rest.

Mindy
Mindy

Same boring music!!! The judges says he was good because they saved him last week and didn't want to feel dumb!!!!

Love doctor
Love doctor

BIG MIKE did his thing on last night. His vocals were awesome, as they are every week. Putting aside personal feeling you may have about him, he is one of the better singers in a singing competition. Unfortunately American Idol isn't looking for the best singer, because if they were Big Mike and Crystal would be the final two standing. After last year's disaster with Chris Allen winning, you would think they would try and get it right this year. I'm glad that Big Mike was saved last week and I would love to see him go up against Crystal and battle it out as the final two singers, but BIG Mike, this is the end of the road for you. I like your voice and you have a BIG personality, but you don't have a big fan base. Best wishes and Good Luck!

dru
dru

I like Michael and was glad he was saved last week. That said, this wasn't my favorite performance from him.

I too grimaced and rolled my eyes that he picked the song about "the ghetto." It's too obvious and a bit pandering. He's better than all that.

bfashion58
bfashion58

Blacks aren't the only ones living in the Ghetto! Damn people gets some damn education especially when you say stupid things like this! The "Ghetto" is just a term! Damn I hate ignorance!

Brian
Brian

Decent, but still the most boring part of the show. Should have been gone weeks ago. I can't believe the judges "corrected" America last week when we totally got it right.

Mindy
Mindy

I know ! I just know that we will be stuck on another week or two of torture with him!! Why is america keep voting for this guy! His singing and attitude stinks!!!!!

PJ
PJ

Big Mike is so versatile! He can perform well with or without the guitar...you really can't say that about most of the contestants this season. I think he has more mainstream potential than most of the other contestants except for maybe Crystal and Lee. I mean, this guy can do the soulful, R&B songs but he also can do some pop and even some rock or funk, like Gnarls Barkley. I would really enjoy listening to his album because of this versatility and that's what separates him from past "R&B-labeled" contestants. Ruben could only do R&B and that's what kept him from being an overall success on Hot 100 radio stations.

Zach
Zach

Wow, why so short? This one seemed shorter than most. I hated him before and was excited to see him exit last week, but he honestly was better on this than he's probably ever been. In tune and a good song (granted he never got to the freaking chorus, which is the best part). Stripped down. I'm OK with him after this week.

Lola
Lola

I thought this was a beautiful performance from Mike. However, I felt like it just ENDED. Like it was too short. I was JUST getting really into it, and then BAM its over. I really like it though. Maybe it works because he really left me wanting more.

purelove
purelove

Mike's best performance! Honest and great vocals. I loved it!

Jose
Jose

Agree with Fabian, the judges overrated him !
It was not a bad performance, though

Fan #!
Fan #!

I thought it was a good performance. But, I still think he is a very arrogant cocky person.

Lola
Lola

I totally don't see this arrogance thing that people are talking about. I don't see it AT ALL. I see nothing but a kind, caring, confident person who sings his heart out every week. Who WANTS to win.

Spriggzoid
Spriggzoid

Big Mike annoys me at times but he is a really really good singer. He has such a polished style and wonderful control and I like the things he chooses to do and the places he goes off the melody. Some singers (on Idol and elsewhere) just do way too much riffing but Mike has good taste and instincts.
He and Crystal are in the same league as to the vocal control and what they bring to their music and what they give to their audience.

anoni
anoni

hmmmm... I liked Taylor Hicks' version better. but that was an OK performance.

Marie Ruffin
Marie Ruffin

Stop comparing this is Season 9, not 4 or 5 or 6.

Fabian
Fabian

enough already......I wish his time was up but the excessive overpimping of this greatly overrated contestant may force us to sit through him another week but if there is a god the audience at home will send him packing!

Quinton
Quinton

SAVE THE BLACK DIVA!!

Quinton
Quinton

Awesome performance BIG MIKE!!

Mike Mc
Mike Mc

It was a great performance, but it seemed it could have been a little longer.

purelove
purelove

He chose this song. . . And he was fantastic.

John
John

You do realize that the ghetto wasn't a term that started in "black communities". It was to used to describe Jews living together in a small community, mainly in Poland. So technically, it isn't ironic (which I would argue as more coincidence) because if anyone else would have sung it... you can argue it's because he/she is Polish or Jewish. In fact, the word ghetto is defined as an area where a large minority of individuals living together... so it is not ironic.

Bishavagna Tampson
Bishavagna Tampson

<b>Ironic that the only black contestant gets the song about living in the ghetto. </b>