American Idol Judges Save Matt Giraud

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Matt Giraud is now the answer to a trivia question:

Which American Idol contestant benefited from the first-ever use of the judges' save?

Despite an encore performance of "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman" that didn't seem much more impressive than his original rendition, Giraud was informed by Simon Cowell last night that he would not actually be sent home.

Matt Giraud Audition

Of course, the snarky judge couldn't let the singer enjoy the moment for too long.

"I wouldn't be so quick to congratulate him," Cowell said when Matt's fellow contestants swarmed him for a group hug. "Two people are going home next week now. And, next week is disco week."


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