American Idol bid good bye to Michael Sarver last week in what has been the highest turnout of votes in American Idol for the Top 10. Yet, with all of 36 million votes comprising that week’s total, it seems the viewers skimped out on giving Sarver any love.
Last week, the show paid tribute to the music of Motown by having the Top 10 perform songs from it’s 50 years in the music industry. The legendary studio has produced such great and talented artists like Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson 5, and Smokey Robinson. Robinson was also last week’s mentor.
The show opened with a video tribute to Hitsville USA where the Top 10 performed popular songs from Motown. Photographs of the studio’s stars were shown interspersed with videos of the Top 10 performing in a pre-taped video segment.
Season 2 American Idol Ruben Studdard graced the Idol stage once again, performing his latest single ” Together”. After Studdard’s performance, host Ryan Seacrest started to announce the results. He started with crowd favorite Adam Lambert who performed “The Track of My Tears”. The judges praised hi originality the night before. America agreed. He is safe. Next up was Matt Giraud, who sang “Let’s Get It On”. Ryan Seacrest asked him to step over to the the stools on the other side of the stage as he is in the bottom 3. Kris Allen, whom judge Simon Cowell expressed need more self-confidence, was also voted safe. Ep next was Li’l Rounds and Michael Sarver. Lil Rounds was safe, and Sarver was sent to sit with Giraud.
The show took a break, and when it returned,Motown legend Smokey Robinson performed a duet with Joss Stone. They sang “You’re The One For Me.”
Seacrrest resumed the announcement with Allison Iraeta. The 16-year old performed “Papa Was A Rolling Stone” and was voted safe. And so was Anoop Desai who performed “Ooh Baby Baby.” Danny Gokey was next. He performed ” Get Ready” by the Temptations. He was also safe. Rounding it up were Scott Mcintyre and Megan Joy Corkerey. Corkerey’s performance was called a “horrible trainwreck” by the judges, but the viewers voted her safe. Scott Mcintyre was sent of tho round up the bottom 3.
Ryan Seacrest asked judge Randy Jackson who he thought didn’t belong in the the bottom 3. Jackson said that based on his performance the night before, Matt Giraud didn’t belong in the bottom 3. Before the show cued for another commercial break, Seacrest declared Mcintyre safe.
After the break, Motown legend Stevie Wonder performed a medley of Motown hits that included My Cherie Amour, Superstition, and Overjoyed.
Back to the results, Seacrest declares Matt Giraud safe. Micheal Sarver was asked to sing once more to ask for the Judges’ save. The judges were still debating, when Seacrest asked Simon what the verdict was. Cowell replied ” Michael you’re going home. Sorry.” The show closed with Sarver saying “Daddy’s coming home.”