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With Michael Lynche off 'American Idol,' Gibbs full of pride, disappointment

Lynche3 American Idol still had a few minutes to go when Briana Sanders turned the TV off. The Gibbs High student lost interest as soon as Michael Lynche was voted out.

"I don't even want to watch'' the show any more, said Sanders, a Gibbs High School ninth-grader.

The school's most famous graduate had planned a visit and brief concert Friday if he survived. But his supporters couldn't muster enough votes to move him into the show's Top Three on Wednesday night.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 11:01am]


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