Oil rig worker Michael Sarver, who's performance of “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” was panned by Simon Cowell on Wednesday night's American Idol, was voted off the show by viewers on Thursday night.

The other bottom dweller, Matt Giraud, who had previously been an audience favorite, was spared elimination. The show also featured performances by former Idol contestant Ruben Studdard, who introduced a new song called “Together,” a duet by Joss Stone and Smokey Robinson, and Stevie Wonder performing a medley of his songs. (Photo: WENN)