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Big Mike Eliminated, 'American Idol' Reveals Top 3

May 13, 2010 (2:50 am) GMT
The ninth season final will be a battle between Crystal Bowersox, Lee Dwyze and Casey James who will be paraded in their respective hometowns soon.

"" reveals a shocking result this week as Casey James advances to the Top 3 and Michael Lynche goes home. said almost 37 million votes came through in movie songs week but Big Mike who sang "Will You Be There" by doesn't get enough to get him in the final.

Casey was in fact the first to be announced safe, followed by Lee Dwyze. Viewers were then left dreading at the thought of going home, especially since the judges loved her rendition of ' "I'm Alright". But it was Mike who eventually has to end his journey.

On the performance night said about Mike, "I think that you could have chosen - there's thousands and thousands of songs... I'm more confused here now. Look, at least - at least - you gave it a 100% and I kind of felt that you meant it."

The Top 3 are now set to take a trip home to campaign for themselves. Casey is coming back to Fort Worth, TX, Crystal to Elliston, OH and Lee to Mount Prospect, Ill. Next Tuesday, they would sing two songs each, one which they pick themselves and another which is judge's selection.


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