Michael Johns (born Michael John Lee October 20, 1978) is an Australian-born rock/soul singer-songwriter who finished in eighth place in 2008 on the seventh season of the television series American Idol.
He was born as Michael John Lee in Perth, Western Australia to William (Bill) Lee and Janet Burke. He is of English descent and the youngest of three and has half and step-siblings. He attended Newman College, a K–12 co-educational Roman Catholic school in suburban Perth. As a teenager, he 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 from Australia in 1998 and lived in Atlanta, Georgia, for six years, performing at local venues. He now lives in Los Angeles, California, with his Texan wife, Stacey Vuduris.