Matt Giraud, the 23-year-old piano player from Michigan, was supposed to go home tonight but the judges decided to use their one-time power to save him from elimination.
Matt, who sang Bryan Adam’s “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman” for his movie-themed performance Tuesday, received the fewest number of viewer votes. He was in the Bottom 3 along with Anoop Desai and Lil Rounds. Next week, two will be kicked off.
“It’s good news,” said Simon, hesitantly, as he informed Matt that the panel had voted to preserve the 23-year-old finalist. The audience, which had chanted “Save, save, save!” cheered wildly.
What do you think? Does he deserve the save? With the exception of Danny Gokey, I think all of them do. But if Allison Iraheta gets eliminated next week, then the use of this save will mean kind of impulsive. I think it’s Allison–who has been in the Bottom 3 twice–who deserves this privilege the most.
Next week’s theme: Disco!
VIDEO: Judges save Matt Giraud from elimination
HOORAY !!! MATT way to go love it and you sang your heart out so glad also, great comment from Seacrest when he said to Simon great buzz-kill
He deserved the save, and if nothing else he goes down in Idol history as the only one ever to receive it. And by my reckoning, by the furor it kicked up to start with, he may be the only one as I do not see it being repeated in future seasons.
I don’t think Matt can win the competition, nor do I feel he deserves to win. However, there are 2 other contestants that should be eliminated before he is, so yes, he deserved the ‘save’.
He was saved but I think he’s one of the 2 who will be going home next week.
I still really don’t feel he will be going home before Lil or Anoop. Obviously, the judges figured that out and used it on Matt because now they cannot use it on either of them next week. I really don’t think they would have used it on either of them this week but at least it’s out of the way. But I TRULY believe Matt deserved it. The awesome talented singer he is. Lil is probably pissed they did. And sometimes Anoop seems arrogant when the others get more attention them him. But if you saw Kara’s interview on American Extra she said she would have saved him without even hearing him sing. And Randy and Paula would have too. Simon (who knows). But it would have been 3 to 1. YAHOO Kris