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Matt Giraud is a 23-year old contestant on the eighth season of American Idol. He hails from Ypsilanti, MI

Giraud is a life-long resident of Michigan. He graduated from Western Michigan University in 2007 and has made a living as a dueling piano player that sings and plays in local clubs and hotels.

Following a stellar Wild Card performance, the singer moved on to the finals. All four judges agreed that he deserves a spot there.

He was the beneficiary of the first-ever "judges' save," after he received the lowest number of viewer votes during movie song week, but was spared from elimination by Simon and company.