Randy Jackson Defends Saving Michael Lynche

American Idol judge Randy Jackson defended their decision to save contestant Michael Lynche during the last elimination night.randy-jackson

Speaking in an interview during the finals of America’s Best Dance Crew Thursday, April 8, the judge said that it was “the right thing to do.”

The judges’ save can only be used once every season. It has to be unanimous and can only be dished out until the top five. It would also mean that there would be two contenders exiting the following week.

Some are asking if the judges have saved the right guy, as it is a little bit early in the game to be using the special power. The competition is only on its top 9.

Last year, Matt Giraud captured the very first judges save when he was voted off during the top 7 week. It gave him two additional weeks before bowing out as fifth placer.

The save is a little bit crucial because if another contestant gets voted out early that is more deserving, the judges won’t be able to rescue him or her anymore.

Jackson said that the reason they saved him was first, because he sang very well last Wednesday and second they believed that Lynche does not lack the fans but that many did not vote for him thinking that he is safe.

Lynche does not have a consistent review from the judges during the duration of the top twelve.