Michael Sarver
Michael Sarver
Birth Name
Jeremy Michael Sarver
March 28, 1981
Audition City
Phoenix, Arizona

Jeremy Michael Sarver (born March 28, 1981) is an oil rig worker from Jasper, Texas and was a finalist on the eighth season of American Idol.

Personal LifeEdit

He was born in Sulphur, Louisiana and graduated from Sulphur High School. He is married to Tiffany Sarver, and has two children.

Sarver has written over 890 songs for himself since the age of 14.

He also has been singing since he was 12-13.

American IdolEdit

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 will be performing on the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2009. Reflecting on his experience on Idol, Sarver said his family thought Cowell behaved "like a jerk" but was entitled to his own opinion.


Week # Song choice Result
Audition "Thank You" Advanced
Hollywood "More Than Anyone" Advanced
Hollywood "Some Kind of Wonderful" Advanced
Hollywood "All or Nothing" Advanced
Top 36/Semi-Final 1 "I Don't Want to Be" Advanced
Top 13 "You Are Not Alone" Safe
Top 11 "Ain't Goin' Down ('Til the Sun Comes Up)" Bottom 2
Top 10 "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" Eliminated

Season 8
Kris Allen · Adam Lambert · Danny Gokey  · Allison Iraheta · Matt Giraud · Anoop Desai · Lil Rounds · Scott MacIntyre · Megan Joy · Michael Sarver · Alexis Grace · Jorge Núñez · Jasmine Murray