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[03/26/09 - 09:01 PM]
Michael Sarver Is Eliminated from the "American Idol" Competition
FOX details the latest "American Idol" elimination.

[via press release from FOX]

MICHAEL SARVER IS ELIMINATED FROM THE "AMERICAN IDOL" COMPETITION

TOP 9 FINALISTS PERFORM LIVE TUESDAY, MARCH 31, ON FOX

David Cook and Lady Gaga to Perform Wednesday, April 1

Finalist Michael Sarver was eliminated tonight from AMERICAN IDOL after he received the fewest of the record-setting more than 36 million votes. On Wednesday's show, finalists performed songs celebrating 50 Years of Motown, and Sarver, 27, from Jasper, TX, sang "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" by The Temptations.

Next week, the Top 9 finalists � Kris Allen, Anoop Desai, Matt Giraud, Danny Gokey, Allison Iraheta, Megan Joy, Adam Lambert, Scott MacIntyre and Lil Rounds � will return to the IDOL stage to perform Tuesday, March 31 (8:00-9:20 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.

Tune in the following night Wednesday, March 26 (9:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) to find out if the judges use their save or if America sends another finalist home. Also, David Cook returns to the IDOL stage to perform his new single "Come Back to Me," and pop sensation Lady Gaga takes the stage to sing her hit "Poker Face."

David Cook's self-titled debut album was released in November 2008 and has already been certified platinum. The album, for which Cook collaborated with an illustrious group of songwriters, including Chris Cornell, Johnny Rzeznik, Zac Maloy and Raine Maida, entered the Billboard charts at No. 3 and the digital album charts at No. 1, marking the best debut from an AMERICAN IDOL winner since 2006. "Light On," the first single from the album, premiered online, received more than 1 million plays in less than a week and dominated the AOL Top 40 radio chart with eight (non-consecutive) weeks at No. 1. His latest single, "Come Back To Me," goes to radio on April 6. Cook kicked off his first headline tour, "The Declaration Tour 2009", on February 13 and is still going strong with sold-out dates.

Lady Gaga is a multitalented singer and songwriter from New York who learned to play the piano by ear at age 4. She wrote her first piano ballad at age 13 and shortly afterwards began playing in clubs around New York City. She attended Tisch School of the Arts at NYU and was signed by her 20th birthday by Interscope Records. Gaga wrote songs for other pop acts, including The Pussycat Dolls and New Kids on the Block, before her debut album, "The Fame," was released in 2008. The album's first single, "Just Dance," hit No. 1 around the world and earned Lady Gaga her first Grammy nomination for Best Dance Recording. She will embark on a worldwide tour this year in support of her album.

AMERICAN IDOL is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, founder of 19 Entertainment; and executive-produced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America; and Ken Warwick, executive producer, FremantleMedia North America.

Visit americanidol.com for exclusive videos, interviews and photos of the finalists as well as special behind-the-scenes information and all of your AMERICAN IDOL news. For all photo requests, please go to foxflash.com.





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[04/28/15 - 10:09 AM]
Video: Starz Releases First Look Trailer for Limited Series "Flesh and Bone"
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[04/28/15 - 09:15 AM]
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[04/28/15 - 09:00 AM]
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[04/28/15 - 08:35 AM]
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[04/28/15 - 08:10 AM]
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[04/28/15 - 08:10 AM]
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[04/28/15 - 08:03 AM]
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[04/28/15 - 07:36 AM]
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[04/28/15 - 07:22 AM]
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[04/28/15 - 07:02 AM]
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[04/28/15 - 06:31 AM]
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[04/27/15 - 02:06 PM]
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[04/27/15 - 02:00 PM]
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[04/27/15 - 01:50 PM]
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[04/27/15 - 01:10 PM]
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