American Idol Season 8 Update: Paula’s Favs, Plus Fox Cameras Visit Michael Sarver’s Hometown

ETA: Listen to one of Paula Abdul’s fav’s Ricky Braddy sing on the demo “Love Me Like LA” for Nashville songwriter Seth Jones, right HERE.

Ricky Braddy – Love Me Like LA

According to a Michael Sarver fan blog, FOX was filming a segment at Michael’s hometown church in Texas.   Right now, Michael is in Hollywood–maybe getting ready for the semi finals?

We’re told services at Harvest Church today were filled with a nervous energy, as reporters and TV crew watched from behind the scenes. Michael wasn’t there, as expected. Michael’s in-laws were in the service, but were tight lipped about him, as were most church members. But we did confirm that he’s in Hollywood right now.

Anyway, we can see how such a musical talent feels at home here. One reporter remarked that the darkened lights, live band and loud music made her feel like she was in a night club .. and isn’t that really the kind of church we’d all like to be in?

It turns out the cameras were from Fox 26 in Houston. Either that or a ploy by Idol to fake us out .. not that any of us would believe the producers would do such a thing…

And, according to Joesplace, Paula Abdul told the folks at TV Guide that her Top 3 contestants are Adam Lambert, Danny Gokey and Ricky Braddy.

Adam and Danny have been featured prominently in the auditions and Hollywood so far.   Ricky Braddy hasn’t been seen at all. (Here’s his Hollywood Week AI Video)   Maybe that will change this week…

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