Michael Sarver's American Idol 2009 journey came to an end following a subpar tribute to Motown last night. Honor went to Adam Lambert, who was the first to be called safe after showing "The Tracks of My Tears" who was boss last night. Michael Sarver, the oil rig roughneck that went through the Top 36 together with also-eliminated Alexis Grace, Sarver was in the bottom three along with two other guys, Matt Giraud and Scott McIntyre. While 36 million votes were cast on the Motown night when he belted out "Ain't Too Proud to Beg", he received the lowest of the three.

Golden boy Scott MacIntyre spent a few minutes knowing what being in the bottom three feels like before being spirited off to safety ahead of Stevie Wonder's performance, which filled the time before Seacrest lowered the guillotine on Michael's Idol run.

If Matt had gone, it would have been quite a shock—at least to the betting types out there. The odds of the dueling piano player from Kalamazoo, Mich., being dismissed were 15 to 1, as opposed to Michael, who was practically already out the door at 6 to 5 (courtesy of America's Line oddsmaker Benjamin Eckstein).

Reigning Idol champ David Cook and Lady Gaga are scheduled to perform on next week's results show. American Idol: Michael Sarver www.americanidol.com The 27-year-old oil rig worker received the lowest vote on the Motown night of 'American Idol' and did not receive the Judges' Save. american idol, american idol michael, michael sarver, american idol results, american idol 3 26 09 american idol, american idol march 26 2009, american idol results march 26, american idol march 24, american idol march 25