VIDEO: Remembering AMERICAN IDOL's Michael Johns; Watch Performance Highlights
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November 03, 2016
Today, The Hollywood Reporter shared the sad news that singer-songwriter and AMERICAN IDOL fan favorite, Michael Johns has passed away at age 35. Multiple sources have confirmed to THR that the season seven contestant died on Friday, August 1st due to a blood clot in his ankle.
His elimination in eighth place on AMERICAN IDOL was considered one of the biggest upsets in the history of the FOX singing competition. Below, watch highlights from John's appearances during the 2008 season, including:
Johns rendition of the Queen classic, "Bohemian Rhapsody" which blew the judges away during Hollywood week.
The Top 9 perform songs of Dolly Parton. Check out Johns' cover of "It's All Wrong, But It's All Right."
During a Beatles-themed week, Top 12 finalist Johns delivers a stirring take on "Across The Universe"
David Foster guest mentored for the episode in which Johns performed "She's a Besuty/Man In Motion"
Johns and Season 7 finalist Carly Smithson duet on "The Letter."
Bonus: Michael Johns performs his debut single "Heart On My Sleeve" from his album Hold Back My Heart, released in 2009