Oil rig worker and family man Michael Sarver wasn't too proud to beg for viewers' votes on Motown week -- but he still got eliminated from "American Idol" Thursday night.
Sarver was joined in the bottom three by Matt Giraud and Scott MacIntyre, the second- and third-lowest vote-getters, respectively.
Sarver's elimination, predicted on the Ledger's "Idol" blog before the show, wasn't a surprise to many viewers. After Sarver performed "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" Wednesday, judge Simon Cowell said he had no shot at winning the competition.
"Idol" is now down to nine singers.
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Get a full recap of the results show at the Ledger's "Idol" blog.