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St. Petersburg native and American Idol alum Michael Lynche welcomes new son in New York City



bigmike.jpgHis voice already sounds a bit weary over the telephone, but American Idol alum and St. Petersburg native Michael Lynche was also excited while recounting the birth of his second child Tuesday in New York City.

Kingston Michael Lynche was born at 9:18 p.m. in New York Presbyterian Hospital, weighing 7 pounds and 2.5 ounces, just days before mother Christa Lynche's due date.

Michael Lynche, who placed fourth on American Idol in 2010, saw his daughter, Laila Rose, born in New York while he was auditioning for the show. She just turned two years old in January.

"Last night, was the first night we had him home," Lynche said of his new son. "And there was no sleeping in the house that night."

Lynche is also preparing for the August release of his first post-Idol record, to be called Lover's Symphony, on St. Petersburg-based Big3 Records. The singer said the material is R&B-oriented, a good collection of love songs developed for local mogul Bill Edwards' Big3 label, allowing Lynche lots of creative control.

And though he hasn't had time to watch the current edition of American Idol, he was heartened to hear that two Tampa Bay area residents were just named to the show's Top 24 roster of semi-finalists.

"I'd just tell them don't take anything for granted," Lynche added when asked if he had any advice. "It's that one shot which can change your life."

[Last modified: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 7:30pm]


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