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Michael John Lee, known professionally as Michael Johns (born October 20th, 1978 - August 1st, 2014) was a contestant on Season 7 of American Idol.

Audition[]

Michael auditioned in San Diego. He sang "I've Been Loving You Too Long" by Otis Redding. All three judges voted "yes", sending him to the next round.

Hollywood Round[]

Michael was shown during the second day of Hollywood Week singing "Light My Fire" by The Doors. All three judges voted "yes", giving him a free ride to the final day of Hollywood Week. On the fourth day, he sang "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen. All three judges voted "yes", sending him through to the final fifty. It was revealed during the final deliberation that Michael did enough to make the Top 24.

Top 24[]

Michael sang "Light My Fire" by The Doors. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for that week.

Top 20[]

Michael sang "Go Your Own Way" by Fleetwood Mac. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for that week.

Top 16[]

Michael sang "Don't You (Forget About Me)" by Simple Minds. He received enough votes to become a Top 12 finalist.

Top 12[]

Michael sang "Across the Universe" by The Beatles. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 11[]

Michael sang "A Day in the Life" by The Beatles. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 10[]

Michael sang a "We Are the Champions"/"We Will Rock You" by Queen. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 9[]

Michael sang "It's All Wrong, But It's All Right" by Dolly Parton. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 8[]

Michael sang "Dream On" by Aerosmith. He received the lowest number of votes for that week, eliminating him from the competition.

Trivia[]

  • Michael passed away on August 1st 2014 at the age of 35 due to dilated cardiomyopathy, making him the first American Idol finalist to die.
  • Michael is originally from Perth, Australia.
Season 7
Finalists
David Cook · David Archuleta · Syesha Mercado  · Jason Castro · Brooke White · Carly Smithson · Kristy Lee Cook · Michael Johns · Ramiele Malubay · Chikezie · Amanda Overmyer · David Hernandez
Finalists
Danny Noriega · Asia'h Epperson · Luke Menard · Kady Malloy · Robbie Carrico · Alaina Whitaker · Alexandréa Lushington · Jason Yeager · Colton Berry · Joanne Borgella · Amy Davis · Garrett Haley
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