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.
"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.