03/27/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Michael Lynche Disqualified From 'American Idol' After Dad Talks To Paper

Michael Lynche (a.k.a. Big Mike) was reportedly told to pack his bags after his father revealed to his local Florida paper, The St. Petersburg Times, that Michael had made the top 24 -- a violation of Idol rules requiring the singers and their families to keep the Hollywood week results quiet until they're broadcast.

Read more on PEOPLE TV Watch