Monday, April 14, 2008

‘Idol’ Cast-Off Michael Johns Wins Over Dolly Parton

BUCKHEAD, Ga. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – American Idol cast- off Michael Johns is striking a chord with his own American idol, Dolly Parton.

The Australian heartthrob was voted off Idol this past Thursday (Apr. 10), but country queen Dolly Parton is still a fan of his music.

Parton – who mentored the idols earlier this month – has already called Johns to console him and tell him how much she loves him, and may even be his future “9 To 5” employer.

He explains, “Dolly said she wants to write a song for me. We may sing a duet together someday. The fact that she’s even a fan of mine is so surreal!”

Johns recently showed his dedication to Parton on the Idol stage when he sported a shirt with the cute crooner’s mug on it, despite reservations from the Idol wardrobe department.

He says, “They hung up the shirt in the dressing room as a gag, and I was like ‘Can I wear this?’ They told me it was just a joke and I was like, ‘Oh, no, I’m wearing this on TV!’”

American Idol airs Tuesdays and Wednesdays on FOX.

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