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Michael Johns

Michael Johns (born 20 October 1978 as Michael John Lee) is an Australian singer-songwriter who finished in eighth place on the seventh season of a United States television series, American Idol, in 2008. Johns was born Michael John Lee in Perth, Western Australia. He attended Newman College. As a teenager, Michael John Lee appeared as The Coachman in Pinocchio at the Regal Theatre and was a choir singer in Anything Goes at His Majesty’s Theatre. He moved to the United States in 1998 on a tennis scholarship and majored in drama at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton before dropping out after two quarters. He then lived in Atlanta, Georgia for six years, performing at local venues. He also played Australian rules football for the USAFL club Atlanta Kookaburras. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California with his Texan wife, Stacey Vuduris, who is an interior designer. After traveling to Los Angeles to showcase for a number of labels in 2001, he formed a rock band called The Rising, where he met his longtime girlfriend Jill Stephens, and performed on several television shows. and at the opening of a Los Angeles Apple Store in 2003. The Rising produced an iTunes album

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"A.I." Johns to Ladies: What's Your Sign, Baby?

"A.I." Johns to Ladies: What's Your Sign, Baby?

He may have a great voice, but there are still some things coming out of "American Idol" wannabe Michael Johns' mouth that will make you cringe -- his cheesy pickup lines!Sources close to the… READ MORE >

"Idol" Wannabes Play TMZ Dodgeball

"Idol" Wannabes Play TMZ Dodgeball

TMZ got in the Top 12's faces and didn't hold back -- asking David Hernandez about his stripper past, Brooke White on porn and David Archuleta on his unwavering… READ MORE >

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"Idol" Johns Ditched College, Last Name

"Idol" Johns Ditched College, Last Name

Michael Johns used to go by the name Michael Lee ... and Lee was one young, hottie of a tennis player.In 1998, Michael was a student on a tennis scholarship at the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural… READ MORE >

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"Idol" Michael Johns: Big Ballin'

"Idol" Michael Johns: Big Ballin'

Before the Aussie hottie was on "American Idol," Michael Johns used to get sweaty with a group of burly men -- his Australian rules football team!In 2001-2002, Johns played centre half-forward for… READ MORE >

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