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.”
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.