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Michael Johns

A collection of news and information related to Michael Johns published by Tribune Company sources.

Sample songs by Michael Johns with iTunes here.
A collection of news and information related to Michael Johns published by Tribune Company sources.

Sample songs by Michael Johns with iTunes here.
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  • Fantasy 'Idol': Big Star night

     
    Like many longtime music journalists, I mourned the death of power pop pioneer Alex Chilton last week. He was the frontman of Big Star, one of the most underappreciated bands of the 1970s whose musical legacy far outlasted their album-making years. Anyone...
  • 'Idol' results show minute-by-minute: Say goodbye to Didi

     
    Most of our "Idol" pundits called it correctly, but you didn't have to be an expert to figure out that Knoxville's Didi Benami was likely going home on Wednesday night. After a mediocre performance of the '60s soul classic "What Becomes of the Broken...
  • 'Idol' rehearsals: a view from the inside

     
    Well, weren’t we just tickled pink to be invited into the secret lair that is Monday’s “American Idol” rehearsal. That’s right, just the Top 9, executive producer Ken Warwick, stage manager Debbie Williams, Rickey Minor and the “Idol” band,...
  • 'Idol' alumni join forces with Feeding America for 'Idol Gives Back'

     
    Former "American Idol" finalists are banding together to help feed America. As part of "Idol Gives Back's" initiative with Feeding America, some 11 "Idol" alumni -- including Kimberley Locke, Didi Benami, David Hernandez, Amy Adams, Chikezie, Mikalah...
  • 'Idol' alumni give back at L.A. food bank

     
    Ten former "American Idol" finalists, including Season 5's Elliott Yamin, Season 2's Kimberley Locke, Season 6's Brandon Rogers, Season 3's Latoya London and Season 9's Didi Benami, came together in downtown L.A. on Tuesday to help fill backpacks with...
  • American Idol: Former UCF football player `Big Mike’ Lynche advances to top seven one week after save

     
    American Idol judges used their sole save vote of the season to spare former UCF football player Michael Lynche last week. Voters apparently agreed with the decision, sending “Big Mike” to Idol's final top seven singers. Lynche, a St....
  • Michael Johns sees Lee and Crystal in a David vs. David final showdown

     
    Last Wednesday night, most of the Top 12 attended an "Idol Gives Back" after-party at the Mondrian Hotel's Sky Bar (our invite must've gotten lost in the mail) that, according to former finalist Michael Johns, who was in attendance along with Season 5's...
  • VIDEO: Idol Confessions with Michael Johns

     
    Always affable Aussie Michael Johns is the latest "American Idol" alumnus to pop by the L.A. Times video studio, providing plenty of laughs and a little season 7 insight. The eighth-place finisher talks about meeting Dolly Parton as a little kid (and...
  • Guest blogger Brooke White explains the Sinatra 'sweet spot,' offers fifth-place wisdom

     
    Brooke White doesn’t have a lot of time to watch “Idol” these days, what with her recent travels to Europe, gigs at the Hotel Café and beyond (like her upcoming show with fellow Season 7 finalist Michael Johns in Saratoga, Calif.), as well as...
  • Catching up with Carly Smithson

     
    As contestants go, few females in “American Idol” history were as bombastic as Carly Smithson. The Season 7 rocker, one of three in that year’s Top 12 if you include David Cook and Michael Johns, brought all the grit she could muster into the...
  • Guest blogger Michael Johns on 'Idol's' movie night, the Top 4 and who's finale-bound

     
    Some can still hear the collective gasp echoing from the night Season 7's Michael Johns was eliminated. An eighth-place finish seemed downright unfair then, as it does now, but the Australian-born rocker took the early dismissal in stride, much like his...
  • Is Lee DeWyze's advance to the Final 3 payback for Chris Daughtry's early dismissal?

     
    When it comes to "American Idol," practically every die-hard fan of the show has a favorite contestant who went home too soon -- personally speaking, Michael Johns, Alexis Grace and Siobhan Magnus come to mind, not to mention universal choice Jennifer...