Thursday, April 16, 2009
Matt Giraud Saved from Elimination by the Judges on Tonight's "American Idol"
Earlier tonight, the judges on "American Idol" finally used their coveted save and 23 year old piano player Matt Giraud was the lucky recipient. Yesterday, the remaining seven finalists performed songs of the cinema and were mentored by Quentin Tarantino. To save time only two judges commented after each finalist sang their song. Alison Iraheta, Kris Allen and Danny Gokey were the episode's standouts. After the viewers voted, Matt landed in the bottom three along with Lil Rounds and Anoop Desai. Ultimately it was revealed that Matt had received the lowest number of votes and had to sing one final time to save himself. After some heated discussion among the judges and roars of support from the audience, Simon revealed that Matt would be given a second chance and saved him from elimination. He ended the show by reminding everyone that two people would be sent home next week and revealing that the next theme would be disco. Which contestants have what it takes to make it to the Top 5? Who do you think should be sent home next week? Leave a comment and share your thoughts!