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3/26: American Idol results show recap: Michael Sarver out

After 36 million votes, Michael Sarver is gone. Dialidol.com got it right again.

No reason for him to have been saved. And he wasn’t. Again, they took too long and the DVR cut off the results — unless you also taped “Hell’s Kitchen.”

So was Michael Sarver the right person to leave now?

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The bottom three had one surprise with Matt Giraud inexplicably there, like Allison the week earlier. (How surprising? Out of 581 votes in yesterday’s ajc.com poll, only two people felt Matt should go home.) It appears performing early does NOT help. Scott MacIntyre also earned a spot in the bottom three but was saved quickly. We thought Megan Joy Corkrey would make the bottom three but she survived. (Vote for the Worst takes some credit. Maybe they should! Then again, I threw a few votes in for her myself.)

(By the way, anybody imitating other bloggers gets an automatic boot. That means you London/Leah Lyons. It may be funny to you but it’s just juvenile. And I know you’re a teen-ager so that’s life.)

The oil rigger Sarver didn’t make it any further for a simple reason: he had a good back story, a nice-guy attitude and a passable voice but not a terribly distinctive singing persona. He lacked, as Kara said, artistry. He will be quickly forgotten for those reasons.

Plenty of musical performances tonight to fill time, which isn’t a bad thing. I wasn’t overblown by Ruben’s song “Together,” but he sounded great as always. I was dealing with a rogue blogger here while Joss Stone and Smokey Robinson were on so I didn’t pay close attention. Stevie Wonder did a lovely job as always.

420 comments Add your comment

JTesla

March 26th, 2009
6:12 pm

No tears and no saves for Michael, Megan, or Scott.

Mike S

March 26th, 2009
6:37 pm

agree- any one of the three can leave – BUH BYE.

Cadre

March 26th, 2009
6:40 pm

I posted this on the other blog and then realized this one was here…

I know tomorrow is OSF but I just read that Dan Seals (England Dan) died of cancer. I wanted to post some of his lyrics.

England Dan & John Ford Coley

I’d Really Love To See You Tonight

Hello, yeah, it’s been a while.
Not much, how about you?
I’m not sure why I called.
I guess I really just wanted to talk to you.

And I was thinking maybe later on.
We could get together for a while.
It’s been such a long time.
And I really do miss your smile.

*I’m not talking about moving in.
And I don’t want to change your life.
But there’s a warm wind blowing the stars around.
And I’d really love to see you tonight.

We could go walking through a windy park.
Or take a drive along the beach.
Or stay at home and watch TV.
You see it really doesn’t matter much to me.

I won’t ask for promises.
So you don’t have to lie.
We’ve both played that game before.
Say I love you and say goodbye.

Mike S

March 26th, 2009
6:46 pm

Sad news Cadre. One of the groups of my childhood. :-(

Cadre

March 26th, 2009
6:47 pm

He had a great Country career as well. I loved “Bop”. I forgot the year but it was the #1 song for that year.

Mike S

March 26th, 2009
7:00 pm

He had a couple of country hits. Bop was a great song.

Is his brother still alive? Seals and Croft was another great group from the 70’s

Harm

March 26th, 2009
7:07 pm

I finally made it to the blog! I’m so happy that dialidol agrees with us for once. Allison is finally getting some well deserved reconigtion. I have to say I liked the toned downed Adam more. I can’t choose between Allison and Adam for best performance. I have no problem with Megan,Scott or Michael leaving.

Mike S

March 26th, 2009
7:12 pm

IN memory of Dan Seals – 1948-2009

BOP

Pack up your old blue jeans.
There’s a band playing down at the armory
That knows what rock and roll music means.
I want to ride in your fifty- five T-bird
Back to those old memories
I ain’t after your body, baby,
I just want you to dance with me.

Chorus:
I want to BOP with you baby, all night long
I wanna bebop with ya baby ’til the break of dawn
I wanna make it a night like it used to be
When our hearts were young and free

I want to BOP with you baby, all night long
I wanna bebop with ya baby ’til the break of dawn
I want to BOP with you baby, all night long

I got an old photograph in my pocket
We were still in our teens
Lord knows I look a lot older now,
But you still look the same to me.
Honey you don’t ever laugh like you used to
And I don’t want to see you blue
If you ain’t busy tonight and you think it’s all right
This is what I want to do.

(Chorus)

Let’s twist and shout,
Just like in the good old days
Baby, watch out, you know I just can’t stand it
When you look at me that way

Cadre

March 26th, 2009
7:36 pm

One more from England Dan & John:

England Dan & John Ford Coley —
Love Is The Answer

Name your price
A ticket to paradise
I can’t stay here any more
And I’ve looked high and low
I’ve been from shore to shore to shore
If there’s a short cut I’d have found it
But there ain’t no easy way around it

Light of the world, shine on me
Love is the answer
Shine on us all
Set us free
Love is the answer

Who knows why
Someday we all must die
We’re all homeless boys and girls
And we are never heard
It’s such a lonely world
People turn their heads
And walk on by
Tell me is it worth just another try

Are we alive
Or just a dying planet
What are the chances
Ask the man in your heart for the answers
And when you feel afraid

Love one another
When you’ve lost your way
Love one another
And when you’re all alone
Love one another
And when you’re far from home
Love one another
And when you’re down and out
Love one another
And when your hopes run out
Love one another
And when you need a friend
Love one another
We got to love one another

Cadre

March 26th, 2009
7:43 pm

Mike, I just saw your post asking about his brother. I read that he and his brother were recording an album together as Seals & Seals but did not get to finish since he got sick.

I wonder if they may release any of the songs that they have recorded since his death.

Nana

March 26th, 2009
7:55 pm

Here’s another great song from Dan Seals:

“Meet Me In Montana”

Wrote my whole life down in an old book
Songs about you and me
Been singing to every soul in Tennessee

Nobody seems to listen
No one ever smiles the way that you do
So, I guess you’ll never hear me on the radio
I’d give up this crazy dream of mine to hold you once more

Won’t you meet me in Montana?
I wanna see the mountains in your eyes
Woah, woah, I’ve had all of this life I can handle
Meet me underneath that big Montana sky

I left home for Hollywood
Lookin’ for a part to play
Well, you always said I had such a pretty face

But I guess I’m not that pretty
‘Cause no one looks at me the way that you do
Well, you’ll always be a movie star to me
And darlin’, now, I guess it’s time that I let go of that dream

Won’t you meet me in Montana
I wanna see the mountain in your eyes
Woah, woah, I’ve had all of this life I can handle
Meet me underneath that big Montana sky

Well, we’re stuck here in these hills that they call mountains
Darlin’ back home in your arms is right where I want to be

Won’t you meet me in Montana
I wanna see the mountains in your eyes
Woah, woah, I’ve had all of this life I can handle
Meet me underneath that big Montana sky

In Montana
I wanna see the mountains in your eyes
Woah, waoh, I’ve had all of this life I can handle
Meet me underneath that big Montana sky

Deirdre

March 26th, 2009
8:00 pm

RIP Dan Seals!

Nana

March 26th, 2009
8:01 pm

Here we go!! On to the results…….

Exit Now

March 26th, 2009
8:02 pm

Love Is The Answer & I’d really Love to See You Tonight = 2 of my all time favorite. Sad news : (

Deirdre

March 26th, 2009
8:04 pm

Why is Simon wearing an undershirt on camera…did he forget his black tee?

Eclecticdiva

March 26th, 2009
8:04 pm

Hey everyone let’s see what happens!

Nana

March 26th, 2009
8:05 pm

Maybe all his black ones need to be washed.

Lar

March 26th, 2009
8:06 pm

Good evening all

Katy

March 26th, 2009
8:07 pm

Good evening! :)

Eclecticdiva

March 26th, 2009
8:08 pm

That looks like lip synching. I thought the individual portions aren’t lip synch????

Exit Now

March 26th, 2009
8:08 pm

I hate the group lipsync….I mean group sing.

tnecvolfan2001

March 26th, 2009
8:08 pm

Cadre-thanks for those great lyrics. i heard this morning that dan seals had died. boy, that sure brought back some memories

Nana

March 26th, 2009
8:10 pm

Not a bad start. Enjoyed the group sing.

Deirdre

March 26th, 2009
8:10 pm

Absolutely terrific group sing tonight, JT…You’re going to enjoy it.

War Eagle

March 26th, 2009
8:10 pm

I always hate the group sing but i almost enjoyed that one.

tnecvolfan2001

March 26th, 2009
8:11 pm

im a sucker for all those light rock songs of the 70s/80s, with bread, ambrosia, seals and crofts. and i loved that song ‘bluer than blue’ by michael johnson. songs back then were so pretty

Katy

March 26th, 2009
8:11 pm

I liked it too!

Nana

March 26th, 2009
8:12 pm

fan2001 – songs in that era and before had a message and you opuld actually understand the words!!!!!

tnecvolfan2001

March 26th, 2009
8:13 pm

by the way, two themes i’d love to see idol bring back is 70’s night, and ‘rat pack night’, with songs from the crooner era of the 40s and 50s

Deirdre

March 26th, 2009
8:13 pm

They had melodies, t-volfan….something that is somewhat lacking in some of today’s music…I’ll be glad when we get back to melodies.

Nana

March 26th, 2009
8:13 pm

Darn it – meant to say “and you (could) actually

Andi

March 26th, 2009
8:14 pm

Pretty good group sing tonight.

Cadre – thanks for “Love is the Answer” lyrics – love that song. All these years didn’t realize it was England Dan and John Ford Coley. Sad to hear the news.

tnecvolfan2001

March 26th, 2009
8:14 pm

oh nana, so true. i remember earth wind and fire – every one of their songs had a positive message. every ONE

Cadre

March 26th, 2009
8:14 pm

I like the older songs too. The music industry was more about how well a person could sing not how they looked. The music was real and not so much synthesizors.

Don’t get me wrong, there is good music today but it just does not compare.

Nana

March 26th, 2009
8:15 pm

Liked that commerical

Deirdre

March 26th, 2009
8:15 pm

Good Ford commercial, too.

Exit Now

March 26th, 2009
8:15 pm

A lot of today’s country really is akin to 70 southern/lite rock. Tunes, lyrics, melody. Holy cow!

tnecvolfan2001

March 26th, 2009
8:15 pm

i like reuben

Eclecticdiva

March 26th, 2009
8:15 pm

I liked the commercial too. Look like Reuben kept off some of his weight.

Deirdre

March 26th, 2009
8:15 pm

Ruuuuuuuuuuuben!

Andi

March 26th, 2009
8:15 pm

Looks like a Randy jacket.

Katy

March 26th, 2009
8:15 pm

The Ford commercials are really good this year!

Nana

March 26th, 2009
8:17 pm

Has Ruben lost weight? He looks great.

tnecvolfan2001

March 26th, 2009
8:17 pm

all those days after school in memphis, my friends and i would hang out down at pop tunes on summer avenue listening to the latest singles and albums we heard on AM radio. man, those were the days

Exit Now

March 26th, 2009
8:17 pm

“The Ford commercials are really good this year!”

As long as we the tax payers aren’t paying for them or this sponsorship.

Katy

March 26th, 2009
8:17 pm

He’s so sweaty!!!

Deirdre

March 26th, 2009
8:18 pm

Not that crazy about Ruben’s song but he’s still our teddy bear!

Lar

March 26th, 2009
8:18 pm

I grew up enjoying the Eagles and 38 Special. I guess that is why I like country music now

tnecvolfan2001

March 26th, 2009
8:18 pm

yea reuben does look good. i thought he went out of idol on that whole mr. big, ronald isley thing. they should have let him get more on the luther/teddy pendergrass vibe he is so good at.

harriett

March 26th, 2009
8:18 pm

Hi, everyone. A bit late, but I’m here!

Nana

March 26th, 2009
8:18 pm

Married life must agree with him.

Andi

March 26th, 2009
8:18 pm

LOL Katy! I was thinking he was awfully shiny.

Cadre

March 26th, 2009
8:19 pm

all that sweat from one song, he would be wringing wet with an entire concert.

Nana

March 26th, 2009
8:19 pm

Hey harriett

harriett

March 26th, 2009
8:19 pm

Agree, volfan. Rueben has never recorded a song, IMO, that was as good as any of his Idol appearances.

Eclecticdiva

March 26th, 2009
8:20 pm

Exit Now

March 26th, 2009
8:20 pm

Matt?! What???

Eclecticdiva

March 26th, 2009
8:20 pm

Hey Harriett

Andi

March 26th, 2009
8:20 pm

Cadre

March 26th, 2009
8:21 pm

Deirdre

March 26th, 2009
8:21 pm

WHAT???? Matt’s in the bottom three?????? What?????

Katy

March 26th, 2009
8:21 pm

NOOOO!!! I am shocked that Matt is in the bottom 3!

harriett

March 26th, 2009
8:21 pm

Oh, no! We may see the save tonight if it’s Matt.

tnecvolfan2001

March 26th, 2009
8:21 pm

i’m glad little kris is safe

Eclecticdiva

March 26th, 2009
8:22 pm

WTF? I can’t believe Matt is in the bottom 3.

Lar

March 26th, 2009
8:22 pm

tnecvolfan2001

March 26th, 2009
8:22 pm

oh ryan you tease, you

Nana

March 26th, 2009
8:22 pm

No surprise that Adam is safe.

WHAT???? Matt is in the bottom 3 and Kris is safe? Michael bottom 3 and Lil is safe.

Deirdre

March 26th, 2009
8:22 pm

Michael…is definitely not a shock!

IdolWatcher80

March 26th, 2009
8:22 pm

Exit Now

March 26th, 2009
8:22 pm

We appear to have two Exit Nows

GAgirl

March 26th, 2009
8:22 pm

Are they freaking kidding me??????

Katy

March 26th, 2009
8:22 pm

Yay for Kris!

tnecvolfan2001

March 26th, 2009
8:22 pm

WTF? I can’t believe Matt is in the bottom 3.

me neither

Deirdre

March 26th, 2009
8:23 pm

Enter your comments here

Andi

March 26th, 2009
8:23 pm

Gotta be Megan. Scott’s gonna slide again.

Exit Now

March 26th, 2009
8:23 pm

Because I did not post those last two posts.

IdolWatcher80

March 26th, 2009
8:23 pm

Well, we know Meg’s in the bottom three right? So that would be Scott would probably be safe.

Exit Now

March 26th, 2009
8:24 pm

Or that one.

Deirdre

March 26th, 2009
8:24 pm

oops…again :-)

Exit Now

March 26th, 2009
8:24 pm

IdolWatcher80

March 26th, 2009
8:24 pm

I think Michael wants to go home, like Chikeeze last year wanted to. Just a thought. BTW, Hi :)

Nana

March 26th, 2009
8:24 pm

Well, two in the bottom already. Meagan just has to be the third.

Exit Now

March 26th, 2009
8:25 pm

I did not post the one about Scott. Although I agree.

harriett

March 26th, 2009
8:25 pm

EN, report the comment

IdolWatcher80

March 26th, 2009
8:25 pm

Ok, let’s say Matt has the lowest. Will they use their save?

Deirdre

March 26th, 2009
8:26 pm

Matt is safe…I’m not sure he’s actually the third lowest vote getter…I think there just putting a bottom 3 up that keeps our attention. I think the only way we can be sure that all 3 people received the lowest number of votes is if Ryan says it directly.

BUT…Matt DID sing first and that is often the kiss of death.

Exit Now

March 26th, 2009
8:26 pm

Does the blog allow duplicate names?

tnecvolfan2001

March 26th, 2009
8:26 pm

We appear to have two Exit Nows

well, two exits are better than one, mainly in case of fire

harriett

March 26th, 2009
8:26 pm

Is our friend from last night using an alias?

Nana

March 26th, 2009
8:27 pm

Matt certainly should not have been in the bottom three

IdolWatcher80

March 26th, 2009
8:27 pm

For the record, I just want to say I don’t like either Joss Stone or Ruben Studdard.

harriett

March 26th, 2009
8:28 pm

We have a sabateur tonight. D, that is not me.

IdolWatcher80

March 26th, 2009
8:28 pm

Why would they put two in the bottom so early? They did that last week too.

Cadre

March 26th, 2009
8:29 pm

He did say “the bottom three based on your votes”

Nana

March 26th, 2009
8:29 pm

Don’t care for the duet, although I like both performers.

Exit Now

March 26th, 2009
8:29 pm

tnvol – yes in theaters and airplanes but not on the Idol blog : )

Eclecticdiva

March 26th, 2009
8:29 pm

Humph, I don’t know if I like this duet.

IdolWatcher80

March 26th, 2009
8:30 pm

I’m just glad Kris and Adam are safe. :)

Eclecticdiva

March 26th, 2009
8:30 pm

I didn’t think that was you Harriett…