michael lynche ellen degene 'American Idol's' Michael Lynche thanks Ellen DeGeneres for her supportThe most recent eliminated “American Idol” contestant Michael Lynche drops by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Friday, May 14 to talk about his experience on “Idol” and perform his Elvis week song “In the Ghetto.”

Ellen shares that when she first met Mike, he almost broke her back when he picked her up. Mike laughs, “It’s just fun that way” and Ellen responds, “If I was your size, I’d pick everybody up too.”  Amen, sister.

When asked about the save, Mike tells Ellen, “I just really tried to stay focused on my game plan … it definitely messes with you to be the lowest vote-getter, but I felt like if there was an opportunity to sing for my life … I felt like I could do that.”

He then gives another lovely performance of his “In the Ghetto” from Elvis Presley week. Michael also records a message for Ellen, thanking her for letting all the Idols come back on her show after they are eliminated and telling her that she’s perfect for the show. Awww.

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