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AI 3/26: Megan Safe, Sarver Gone

In a surprising reveal tonight, Megan Joy was not sent packing. Even more surprising considering the criticism she received was that she wasn’t even in the bottom three. Scott MacIntyre, Michael Sarver and Matt Giraud ended up with the lowest votes after their Motown performances yesterday on Idol.

A shock to both the judges and viewers was how Matt Giraud ended up there. His interpretation of Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” had the judges approval and the crowd on their feet. Scott and Michael on the other hand were much less of a shock. Both of them received lukewarm reception from the Idol judges, both being told to pick better songs. After Sarver was revealed to be the one going home the judges took their time deliberating whether to keep him back for another round. With the new rule in place they can do this until the top five contestants, however two will be voted out the following week. With the time of the broadcast running out they were still seemingly undecided. Ryan pressed them on their decision to which Simon chose and gave the rejection.

Michael Sarver

Michael Sarver

The show is now down to its final nine contestants. Out of everybody who sang last night it was expected that twenty three year old Megan Joy, known for her quirky vocals, would be sent home. Her unusual and screechy version of Stevie Wonder’s “For Once in My Life” got the worst reaction from the judges yet she continues. As an aside, she’s my favorite contestant, so its sweet relief that in yesterday’s prediction I got it wrong. She’s already outlasted one of the judges favorites “Alexix Grace” and now country crooner “Michael Sarver”.

Next week Idol coverage will continue, results and all. It should be interesting to see where it goes from here.

Kyle Bulai/Posted on 26/’09

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