In case you missed that sterling, shiver-inducing performance of Adam Lambert's last night, singing Smokey Robinson's Tracks of My Tears, take a look at this stunning version of an old Motown classic...
Now, for the elimination...who's going home tonight?
Tonight's bottom three is:
Matt - big surprise!
Michael - no surprise.
Scott - no surprise.
I'd bet on Michael Sarver going home, not because I don't like his voice.
I think he has a great voice, and he needs a little more stage presence...maybe, a little more Simon-ego to make him more memorable.
He's a very nice guy.
He has the right attitude, he says he's blessed just to be in the Top 10, and he's right.
He'll be on tour with the others later this year, so it's a winner for him, either way!
Matt is a fantastic vocalist and should be in the top three at the end of the day, so send him back to safety.
If he's the one voted off, wanna bet the judges will use their free save and keep him in the competition?
I'd bet cold, hard cash on that.
Scott could be sent home next week or the week after. I think he's got enough skills to stay for a couple more weeks.
Now, for the waiting, while Stevie Wonder takes the contestants for a musical ride...
this show really draws in the bigtime stars, doesn't it? I'm half expecting Diana Ross to wander out and sing a few!
...later in the evening...
So, it's goodbye, Michael Sarver.
It's been a pleasure to have watched his path from the initial audition to the Top 10.
I'm sorry to see him go. I hope he enjoyed himself and had a great time on this show. He's a true gentleman and his family is blessed to have him as a father and a husband. Now they get to have him back.
I love what Michael said about his little girl's thoughts about his being on Idol. He told Ryan that she knelt down beside him and whispered, "Daddy, why don't you want to be with me any more?"
Guess she'll have him home with her, again.
She'll be a happy little girl!
"I have been in public places and been noticed. They either know my name or call me the roughneck guy, so whatever works! I love it." ~ Michael Sarver