American Idol

Season 8 Episode 24

Find Out Who Stays And Who Goes Home

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Mar 26, 2009 on FOX
Find Out Who Stays And Who Goes Home
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Episode Summary

The contestants find out who is safe and who will be sent home on the American Idol results show.

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  • Some expected results and one huge shocker!

    The elimination was as I had expected,Michael was asked to leave and he did, very gracefully I might add, with a warm smile. The shocker for me was Matt being in the bottom three. It clearly shock him up as it should have. What happened here, did people just forget to call in because I have to say his performance was one of the best of the night. I'm sure if he was voted off the judges would have used their option to save someone, And if they didn't they would have been morons, in any case he was saved. *sigh* Ruben's performance was weak as it always is. How did this guy win? But Smokey, you still got it baby -- man-o-man!!moreless
  • Review for the American Idol results show.

    This is my first review for an American Idol episode in a while, and I still can't get past why they have their result shows as an hour long when it could be just as good (if not better) in just half an hour. I didn't like Rueben Studdard's performance, and I wasn't feeling Stevie Wonder's either. But anyway, onto the results. The bottom three were Michael Sarver, Matt Giraud, and Scott Macintyre. Okay obviously Michael was going to be in the bottom three with his mediocre to horrible performance the night before. Matt did okay with his singing, but his performance wasn't that strong either. I had to admit I was a bit shocked that Megan didn't end up in the bottom three after her screechy song, but then again maybe people are realizing that although Scott has suffered enormous personal hardship, he isn't the best singer there is. Moving on the bottom two ended up to be Michael and Matt, with Michael Sarver getting eliminated. If they weren't going to use their save on Alexis, who would think that they would use it on Michael? And thus, Michael Sarver is eliminated from American Idol.moreless
  • Great perfomances by Motown originals and the same ol' elimination round expected weekly.

    So it was another elimination round and guess what... nothing new.

    On one hand we did get to see wonderful performances by Ruben, Smokey/Joss Stone, and Stevie Wonder.

    On the other hand we had to sit through an hour of American Idol and aaallll their comercials, for a show that could have lasted less than a half an hour.

    So when it came down to the bottom three it was no surprise to see Michael Sarver (again), Matt Giraud,

    and Scott MacIntyre. Ryan of course told one of the contestents (Scott MacIntyre) that he was safe and Michael Sarver and Matt Giraud were stuck in the bottom two.

    Of course after last nights performance (from Michael Sarver) of "Ain't To Proud To Beg" by the Temptations there is no doubt he was the one who would be going home.

    There was still a chance for the judges save, and after performing again...a bit better than the night was still not enough to save him...he just wasn't good enough.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (8)

    • After his performance before the final verdict the judges said they still hadn't decided whether they were going to save Michael or not.

    • The Group Number was a Motown Medley:"You Keep Me Hangin' On" byThe Supremes,"You're All I Need to Get By" byMarvin GayeandTammi Terrell and"Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. It seemed to be prerecorded as it looked edited, and except for once, looked to be purposely avoiding showing the audience. It also had some footage of the Hitsville USA studio. If it was prerecorded it would be the first time a group number was since the very first one in Top 8 week of Season 1.

    • The Ford Music Video was "Pocket Full of Sunshine" by Natasha Bedingfield. The Idols put together a puzzle which turns out to be a nature scene which they drive through.

    • There were 36 million votes. Ryan said it was the most ever for a Top 10 week.

    • Bottom 3:
      3. Scott MacIntyre
      2. Matt Giraud
      1. Michael Sarver

    • Eliminated Tonight:
      Michael Sarver

    • Bones is pre-empted tonight.

    • This is a special Thursday night episode airing at 8:00 pm eastern.

  • QUOTES (0)

  • NOTES (1)

    • Ruben Studdard performed "Together", Joss Stone and Smokey Robinson performed"You're the One for Me" and Stevie Wonder performed a medley of his songs:"My Chérie Amour", "Superstition","Overjoyed" and "All About the Love Again".