Michael Sarver (born March 28, 1981) is an American singer from Jasper, Texas, who was the tenth place finalist on the eighth season of American Idol. Early life: Sarver was born in Sulphur, Louisiana, and graduated from Sulphur High School. He is married to Tiffany Sarver, and has two children, McKenna and Grayson. He has written over 1100 songs for himself a& others since the age of 14, and has also been singing since he was an adolescent. Prior to American Idol, Sarver worked as a roughneck on an oil rig. American Idol: Overview: Sarver auditioned for the eighth season of American Idol in Phoenix, Arizona. During the first semi-finals week, he was able to garner enough votes to allow him to continue, beating fellow contestant Anoop Desai for the third spot by just over 20,000 votes. He was eliminated on March 26, 2009, after the panel of judges were unable to unanimously agree to save him. As Sarver was in the top 10, he was able to perform on the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2009. Performances/Results: Week # Theme Song choice Original artist Order # Result Audition N/A "Thank You" Boyz II Men N/A Advanced Hollywood First Solo "More Than Anyone" Gavin DeGraw N/A Advanced Hollywood Group Performance "Some Kind of Wonderful" Soul Brothers Six N/A Advanced Hollywood Second Solo "All or Nothing" O-Town N/A Advanced Top 36/Semi-Final 1 Billboard Hot 100 Hits to Date "I Don't Want to Be" Gavin DeGraw 8 Advanced Top 13 Michael Jackson "You Are Not Alone" Michael Jackson 4 Safe Top 11 Grand Ole Opry "Ain't Goin' Down ('Til the Sun Comes Up)" Garth Brooks 1 Bottom 2 Top 10 Motown "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" The Temptations 6 Eliminated ^Note 1 When Ryan Seacrest announced the results in the particular night, Sarver was in the bottom three, but declared safe second when Alexis Grace was eliminated., Post-Idol: Sarver signed with Dream Records/Universal Music Group in December 2009. That same month, he joined "Idol" alums Gina Glocksen, David Hernandez and Alexis Grace on the American Stars In Concert Tour. He released a self-titled debut album in July 2010, and three songs - "You Are", "Cinderella Girl", and "Ferris Wheel" - were released as singles. His Myspace page later revealed he signed to Dream Records/Fontana Distribution. He has also become the official spokesperson for Credit Power Educational Foundation, Inc. In June 2010, Sarver launched his official web site In 2012, Sarver was dropped from Dream Records due to low album sales.

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