American Idol

Meet American Idol's Top 13

These contestants can rest easy – for now! – after they've earned their spot in the next round. By Serena Kappes and Aaron Parsley

MICHAEL SARVER

Age: 27
Hometown: Jasper, Texas
He's an oil-rig roughneck with a voice – and a 3-year-old daughter. Of his all-American appeal, Sarver says, "Real life people can relate to me, especially in the economy and the day that we live. It’s very difficult for a lot of people, and I see it as a chance to see someone rise from the ashes."