Michael Lynche or Aaron Kelly are about to leave "American Idol." It's about time for both; would rather it be Aaron, but no biggie either way. Aaron looks wide-awake, Michael just chilling.

And -- Aaron is out! I really like him, as a person. But he didn't have the vocal chops of Lee or Crystal or even Michael (he was better than Casey James; then again pretty much so were all the other finalists as well).

They run his clips, including Big Mike calling him a "Jedi Master" (his nickname on the show is Yoda, apparently on account of his stature, his voice, and his preternatural calm).

He sings "Fly Me to the Moon" as his farewell; we'll miss him, but his time had definitely come.

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