| Feb 12, 2009
| 3:10 PM
23-year-old Matt Giraud from Kalamazoo, Mich. auditioned in Louisville, Ky. for Season 8 of "American Idol" with Gavin DeGraw's "I Don't Wanna Be". He got a smitten "definitely yes" smile out of Kara, but Simon told him he had a problem--not believing...
| Oct 8, 2009
Last season's American Idol top five finalist Matt Giraud is coming to West Michigan!
The Kalamazoo native be performing at Cornerstone Church in Gaines Township on Saturday, November 21, 2009. Performances are scheduled at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m....
| Nov 22, 2009
"American Idol" finalist Matt Giraud of Kalamazoo was back home in West Michigan on Saturday, performing for hundreds of fans.
Matt performed two sold-out shows at the Cornerstone Church in Caledonia.
The "idol" tour wrapped up a couple of months ago...
| Nov 25, 2009
| 9:33 AM
West Michigan started off the year 2009 by cheering for Matt Giraud of Kalamazoo during the new season of "American Idol."
As the weeks went on, Matt kept his place in the talent line-up, until one night he was eliminated. But like a singing phoenix...
| Jun 30, 2009
Could the next American Idol come from West Michigan??
We're looking for the best singer to represent our area in Season Nine!
Tim Doty and I will be hosting this year's 'West Michigan Idol Contest', Wednesday at 6:00pm at East Kentwood High school....
| Jul 6, 2009
The "American Idol" tour bus is coming to town and the singers are already talking about how they're going to rock the Northwest.
On Tuesday, the show's top ten finalists from last season play the second date of a 50-city tour at the Tacoma Dome.
| Aug 7, 2009
| 11:37 AM
How would you like a chance to meet Adam Lambert? What about Kris Allen? Or maybe even West Michigan's own Matt Giraud?
Well here is your chance! FOX 17 Morning News will send one lucky winner and a guest to meet some of the 2009 American Idol...
| Aug 26, 2009
The top ten finalists from American Idol rolled into Michigan today for a performance at the Palace of Auburn Hills, bringing Kalamazoo singer Matt Giraud back to his home state.
FOX 17's Michele DeSelms was there to catch the show and ask Matt how the...
| Mar 5, 2009
The blue carpet was bustling Thursday night outside the West Hollywood night club Area, where the American Idol Season 8 Top 13 were feted. Fresh from the show which took place a hop, skip and a jump away on the CBS lot, Kara, Paula, bikini girl Katrina...