Q&A with American Idol's Matt Giraud
SR: Have you heard from the folks in Kalamazoo?
MG: Yeah, I went home a few days ago, and they had a big homecoming celebration for me. I didn't really know how it was going to turn out, and there was over 6,000 people there. Unbelievable. I've never experienced anything like that, and it was really cool because they weren't there to be on TV and I couldn't sing or anything; they were just there to, you know, see me and show some love, and it was a really nice thing to do.