Bradford Dworak: What has this whole American Idol experience meant to you?
Michael Sarver: It [has] meant growth in my life. Not only do I feel like a better musician and singer, but I feel like a better person.
BD: Before Idol, you worked on an oil rig in your home state of Texas. What's more stressful: the oil field or American Idol?
MS: Being on the oil rig is more stressful. Although American Idol and the business of being in the music business is stressful in some [cases], nothing is [worse] than wondering if you're going to make it home alive every week to see your family.