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He made the most of his second chance, but Matt Giraud wasn't destined for the finish line.
The 23-year-old piano player from Kalamazoo, Mich., whom the judges saved from voter indifference two weeks ago, was eliminated from the competition Wednesday after a split-decision performance on Rat Pack night.
"I'll definitely remember being the cat with nine lives up there," Giraud, fedora-topped as always, said before launching into "My Funny Valentine" one more time. "It's definitely not the last time you'll see me. I want to thank Kalamazoo and Michigan for supporting me, and the judges for seeing something in me. I love you all, so I can't wait."
But this is where it gets interesting.