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Michael Sarver

Michael Sarver
Michael Sarver, an oil rig worker from Texas, is a Top 12 finalist on "American Idol" Season 8. He has said on the show that he hopes "Idol" is his ticket to a safer career. Sarver's likeable personality has impressed the judges.

For 'American Idol' news and episode recaps, click here.

To see photos of Michael Sarver, click here.
Michael Sarver, an oil rig worker from Texas, is a Top 12 finalist on "American Idol" Season 8. He has said on the show that he hopes "Idol" is his ticket to a safer career. Sarver's likeable personality has impressed the judges.

For 'American Idol' news and episode recaps, click here.

To see photos of Michael Sarver, click here.
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  • Catching up with Season 8's Alexis Grace

     
    One of the funniest moments on the Grammy Awards red carpet was when a feisty Alexis Grace walked up to the TV Guide Network cameras and essentially insisted they interview her! Pretty presumptuous for someone who didn't make the Top 10 last season,...
  • Did Crystal visit a Vegas wedding chapel? What was up with Ryan's wacky antics? Your burning 'Idol' questions answered!

     
    And we're back with another round of "Idol" burning questions -- the Elvis edition. What was up with Ryan's erratic behavior? Did Crystal get married in Vegas? Who was Aaron Kelly imagining when he got up in Kara's face? Read on for our post-performance...
  • Ann Powers: Adam Lambert and Elvis give the Idols a little kick

     
    "American Idol" has its problems right now -- slipping ratings, an iffy Top 10, and Ryan Seacrest's mounting manic streak, which this week had him slow-dancing with Michael Sarver (off-camera, but he announced it afterward) and extolling the wonders of...
  • Seacrest speaks! Ryan on 'Idol's' past, present and Simon-less future: 'It'll be like losing my oxygen' [Updated]

     
    Even the most casual “American Idol” viewer would agree that host Ryan Seacrest was in rare form on Tuesday. Sure, there’s always a certain degree of improvisation with every episode of “Idol,” usually involving a verbal spat between Simon and...
  • Michael Sarver offers his 2 cents on Seacrest

     
    Last week's impromptu mid-episode waltz by Ryan Seacrest and a burly guy he claimed was Michael Sarver certainly came as a surprise to "American Idol" viewers and the studio audience, as well as to Tim Urban who was trying his best to concentrate on...
  • 'Idol' live chat with special guest: Wednesday at 1 p.m.

     
    Don't forget to join us for our weekly post-show chat Wednesday at 1 p.m. PDT when we will be joined by special guest Mike Sarver! We will discuss all things "American Idol" and look back on Tuesday night's episode. Did Siobhan do Shania Twain justice?...
  • Guest blogger Michael Sarver throws his weight behind Big Mike, posits a potential post-Shania shocker

     
    For Shania Twain night, we enlisted Season 8's resident country boy, Michael Sarver, to be our guest blogger and shed a little light on the popular "Idol" theme. The Jasper, Texas, native and Twitterholic (4,200-plus tweets at last check) just made his...
  • Idols past offer their ideas for 'Idol's' future

     
    Much of the talk during and after this week's finale wasn't just about looking back on the season, but forging ahead to a new, hopefully improved "Idol" in the years to come. From the recent survey conducted on americanidol.com, which probed viewer...
  • The ultimate 'American Idol' power ranking: 120 contestants on, Kelly Clarkson still reigns supreme

     
    It's often been said that "American Idol" is really just a popularity contest. Sure, singing and showmanship is important, as is a contestant's back-story and TV persona, but when it comes to advancing in the competition, many an inferior vocalist have...
  • 'American Idol' Upset As Kris Allen Defeats Adam Lambert

    'American Idol' Upset As Kris Allen Defeats Adam Lambert
    Minutes before Kris Allen was announced as the new American Idol, he and Adam Lambert sang "We Are the Champions," the 1977 smash by the rock band Queen. As the pyrotechnics sizzled and a large choir (including this year's other "Idol" finalists) backed...
  • American Idol Top 36: Matt Breitzke

    American Idol Top 36: Matt Breitzke
    American Idol Season 8 contestant Matt Breitzke (pronounced bright-ski), welder and proud papa of a three-year-old son, hails from Bixby, Okla. and auditioned in Kansas City, Mo. The friendly looking bear of a man performed Bill Withers' "Ain't No...
  • American Idol Top 36: Michael Sarver

    American Idol Top 36: Michael Sarver
    American Idol" Season 8 contestant Jeremy Michael Sarver (who sometimes goes by just Michael Sarver) has the fifth most dangerous job in the world. He's a roughneck on an oil rig. He's a married father of two little ones who Simon called "the complete...