Michael Sarver provided not a lot of insight in his exit interview with the press b phone today but did say he really missed his family. Aww…
“I learned how much I love my family,” he said. “My number one priority is my family.” But he still plans to pursue a music career (of course).
He’d like to make an R&B pop soul album. “I’m not as country as some people thought. There’s a lot of soul in me.”
Otherwise, the most interesting thing he said was how he played basketball at the mansion with Danny and Anoop this week. He’s not good but Anoop actually has some skills.
He also knew Simon wasn’t going to save him but he was happy with his performance the second time around when he wasn’t as sick as he was on Wednesday. He also knew he was a goner as soon as he heard Matt Giraud was the other person in the bottom two.
He wasn’t necessarily insulted by Simon telling him he had no chance of winning (even if it was true.). “We didn’t get there by mistake,” he said. “We’re all talented. I believe in myself and what I have to offer to the music world. I’m proud of what I brought to the table.”
For the second week in a row, I couldn’t wrangle the eliminated contestant to say what he/she was going to sing next week if he had survived. Why so gunshy? Who knows.
-Ratings update. “Idol” pulled in about 22.4 million viewers in its early prelim numbers Thursday night. That is down from 25.74 million for the top 10 results show a year ago, which aired on a Wednesday night. Usually, the early numbers go up so I’d say the dropoff is about 10 to 11 percent year over year.
-Jennifer Hudson told Ryan Seacrest during the taping Wednesday for a future results episode that a wedding date is forthcoming with her beau, People reported.