Q&A with American Idol's Michael Sarver
MS: I take more pride in what I write than even what I sing. Singing is the biggest thing for me in my life, but over the years, it has turned into writing and I have written 898 [songs] to date. I am a very serious writer, and I do believe—other people may have different opinions—[that] I have some very credible music to offer.
BD: So do you find it easier to sing the songs you have written or easier to sing a well-known song?
MS: It is easier, for me, to sing the stuff that I write. It doesn't mean that I am necessarily a crappy singer, it just simply means that I can't be any more real than singing what I have to say.