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Artist of the day: Michael Lynche




To American Idol fans, he’s the guy who brought Kara DioGuardi to tears with his version of Kate Bush’s This Woman’s Work.

To locals, he’s Big Mike from St. Petersburg who graduated from Gibbs High School and found fame.

Michael Lynche, 27, returns to his hometown to perform at First Night, St. Pete’s annual New Year’s Eve party. It's familiar turf for Lynche, who used to go to First Night all the time growing up.

"My family used to perform there all the time. We were the Lynche Mob," he said recently. "First Night was one the places we performed at year after year after year. One of the songs that my family used to do was Eleanor Rigby, which was also a song I did on (Idol) this year. I’m going to do it at First Night as well, so it’s going to be cool."

For more with Michael Lynche, and First Night, click here to read Susan Thurston's interview.

[Last modified: Wednesday, December 29, 2010 11:37am]


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