Best Known For
Michael Lynche was a contestant on the ninth season of American Idol. He was the second finalist to receive the "judge's save."
Think you know about Biography?
Answer questions and see how you rank against other players.Play Now
Michael Lynche was born on May 31, 1983, in St. Petersburg, Florida. His parents were pastors and Michael began his career singing gospel. He left college to care for his mother who was diagnosed with cancer. Lynche competed on the ninth season of American Idol and the judges used their only save of the season to preserve him after he was nearly voted off. He ended up as the fourth place finalist.
Singer Michael Lynche was born on May 31, 1983, in St. Petersburg, Florida, to Marque and Michele Lynche. Lynche's parents were both pastors. Michael began his singing career as a child, performing gospel at church with his brother, Marque, Jr.
After high school, Lynche attended the University of Central Florida on a full academic and athletic scholarship. He played for two seasons before dropping out in 2003 to care for his mother, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She died a year later from complications of the disease.
Lynche began working as a personal trainer after his mother's death. Inspired by his brother Marque, Jr., who was a finalist on season three of American Idol, Lynche decided to audition for the ninth season of reality-singing competition in 2009. After he was nearly voted off the show on April 7, 2010, the judges used their only save of the season to preserve Lynche—making him only the second finalist to compete on the show to receive a save by the judges. He went on to place fourth in the competition, and Lee DeWyze was named season 9's winner.
Lynche is married to his high school sweetheart, Christa Angelelli. The couple welcomed their first child, Layla Rose, during taping for American Idol's "Hollywood Week" competition.
© 2014 A+E Networks. All rights reserved.
profile name: Michael Lynche profile occupation:
Sign in with Facebook to see how you and your friends are connected to famous icons.
Your Friends' Connections
Included In These Groups
In the early days of the music industry, only a combination of hard work and luck could get musicians a recording contract—and even then, success was limited by the scope of a radio or record distribution deal. But thanks to the reality TV phenomenon, even an appearance on the American Idol competition can make you an instant superstar. Here are some of the show's most famous competitors and judges.
American Idol 29 people in this group
Famous Geminis 556 people in this group
Reality TV Stars 102 people in this group