American idol results season 8 top 3 are Danny Gokey, Alexis Grace and Michael Sarver.

Danny Gokey 28 years old Home: Milwaukee, WI Audition: Kansas City, MO
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Alexis Grace 21 years old Home: Memphis, TN Audition: Louisville, KY Photo Video

Michael Sarver 27 years old Home: Jasper, TX Audition: Phoenix, AZ Photo Video
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American Idol (season 8)

The eighth season of American Idol began on January 13, 2009. Auditions began July 17. It has been revealed that this season will feature fewer drawn-out audition episodes and more half-hour result shows

he winners of Group 1 were, Danny Gokey, Alexis Grace, and Michael Sarver. Group 1 consisted of Jackie Tohn, Ricky Braddy, Alexis Grace, Brent Keith, Stevie Wright, Anoop Desai, Casey Carlson, Michael Sarver, Anne Marie Boskovich, Stephen Fowler, Tatiana Del Toro, and Danny Gokey.
Group 2 consisted of Megan Corkrey, Nick Mitchell, Adam Lambert, Jasmine Murray, Kai Kalama, Mishavonna Henson, Jesse Langseth, Matt Giraud, Matt Breitzke, Allison Iraheta, Kris Allen, and Jeanine Vailes.
Group 3 consisted of Kendall Beard, Taylor Vaifanua, Ju'Not Joyner, Scott MacIntyre, Nathaniel Marshall, Kristen McNamara, Jorge Nunez, Felicia Barton, Lil Rounds, Von Smith, Arianna Afsar, and Alex Wagner.

How Does The American Idol Wildcard Round Work?
Here’s what Ken Warwick, American Idol executive producer, says about the process:

“The fourth from those three shows will go through and then the judges can add to it, anybody they like that they thought maybe they knew was better and was just off form. Maybe they picked the wrong song. Whatever reason they choose, they can make that fourth show up to probably about nine or ten people, I haven’t quite decided yet. And then, they will decide who the final three will be.”