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According to the New York Post, Michael "Big Mike" Lynche's dad reportedly confirmed to the St. Petersburg Times that his son had made the season 9 semifinal round on the Fox talent competition.
The leaking of any inside information before the show airs violates a confidentiality agreement all contestants are required to sign. The Post says Lynche -- a high school football star whose mom also works at the St. Petersburg Times -- has already been replaced by another singer from the top 50.
Fox has declined to comment.
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