Michael Sarver

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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 890 songs for himself 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


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. Reflecting on his experience on Idol, Sarver said his family thought Cowell behaved "like a jerk" but was entitled to his own opinion.


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


On October 31 Sarver revealed he has been signed to Dream Records/Universal Music Group. Sarver said he will be releasing a country album in 2010. He will also be joining "Idol" alums Gina Glocksen, David Hernandez and Alexis Grace on the American Stars In Concert Tour this winter. Sarver also sung his first single "You Are" at the Dream Center. His Myspace page later revealed he signed to Dream Records/Fontana Distribution Michael has also become the official spokesperson for Credit Power Educational Foundation, Inc Sarver has since released a new official single titled "Ferris Wheel" and shot a music video for it as well, and will be Sarver's first real single being pushed to country radio. In June 2010, Sarver launched his official web site MichaelSarverSite.com. In 2012, Sarver was dropped from Dream Records due to low album sales.


Studio albums

Title Album details Peak chart
US Country US
Michael Sarver
  • Release date: July 27, 2010
  • Label: Dream Records/Fontana
58 45
  • Release date: November 30, 2010
  • Label: Independently released
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""?" denotes releases that did not chart


Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country
2009 "You Are" "? Michael Sarver
"Cinderella Girl" "?
2010 "Ferris Wheel" "?
""?" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos

Year Video Director
2010 "Ferris Wheel" Bender/Jarboe

Awards and nominations

Year Presenter Award Result
2009 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer Tour (shared with American Idol Top 10)

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