Matt Giraud is a singer/songwriter from Kalamazoo, Michigan who achieved national recognition and acclaim for his performances on the hit Fox TV show, American Idol. As a favorite of the judges, he was the first ever recipient of the judges’ save, Matt went on to finish 5th on Season 8 of American Idol (2008-2009).

Since then, Matt has appeared on various media outlets and talk shows (i.e. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Live with Regis & Kelly). He was personally requested by Priscilla Presley to perform at an event for her foundation, The Dream Foundation, He was also asked by the creator of American Idol, Simon Fuller, to perform at his winery for people such as David and Victoria Beckham, and hit songwriter Monty Powell who brought him to Nashville. He continues to tour all over the world and most recently has played with some of the biggest symphonies in the US. He has performed on stages such as The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, The Phoenix Symphony Hall in Phoenix and for a crowd of over 9000 for the Taste of Kalamazoo in Michigan.

Matt has also had major successes on iTunes by working with seasoned songwriters and artists. He recorded a cover of the song "You Don't Know Me" with Anna Wilson, which can be found on her album titled Countrypolitan Duets. The song went on to be #1 on the iTunes Jazz chart in 2010. He also recorded the song “Thank You” with Jim Brickman in 2010, which reached #16 on the Hot AC charts.

Matt continues to perform and write new music. He lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan and is a proud new dad. On the weekends, he performs as a dueling piano player all around the eastern side of the U.S. He most recently released his single “Faded” with Nashville based artists KELLR and July 3-0 and has plans to release more music soon!