Michael Sarver got a crude awakening Thursday night from his “American Idol” life.
The 27-year-old oil rig worker from Jasper, Texas, made his final plea by belting out “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” but it just wasn’t slick enough for the judges to overrule the votes of viewers.
Sarver was also in the bottom two last week, and put on a consensus weak performance in Wednesday night’s performance round. Even sugary-sweet Paula Abdul chimed in, comparing the 27-year-old oil rig worker from Jasper, Texas, to an old-school Vegas lounge act.
His unrefined reprisal of the Temptations classic didn’t appear to tempt the judges to spend their one-time save of a low-vote getter. The four got their heads together for a moment, then Simon Cowell told the married father of two children: “Michael, you’re going home. Sorry.”
First to get called was Adam Lambert and Ryan announced that he is safe.
Next up is Matt Giraud and Ryan says that he’s at the bottom 3. Yup, no typo there. I think everybody didn’t see this one coming just like what happened to Allison last week.
Matt Giraud, 23, of Kalamazoo, Mich., was the other bottom vote-getter, despite the judges’ positive appraisal of his “Let’s Get it On” by Marvin Gaye.
Moving on. Kris Allen is up next and the kid is safe. Lil Rounds and Michael Sarver were called next. Even though the judges weren’t that impressed with Lil, she is safe but Sarver is not.
Scott Macintyre and Megan Corkrey were the last to be called. Among the two, Megan’s performance was the poorest but Ryan announced that she is safe and Scott is at the bottom 3.
Stevie Wonder kept the Motown mojo of this week’s show going by singing a medley of his songs, energizing both the contestants — who were dancing and grooving along — and audience.
The nine contestants who remain on the Fox network’s singing competition are Allison Iraheta, Adam Lambert, Anoop Desai, Danny Gokey, Kris Allen, Lil Rounds, Matt Giraud, Megan Corkrey and Scott MacIntyre.
Fox pushed this week’s “American Idol” broadcasts back a day to steer clear of President Obama’s prime-time news conference on Tuesday night.
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