She auditioned for Season 8 of American Idol in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she impressed the judges with her rendition of "Can't Help Lovin' That Man of Mine." She sailed through Hollywood Week and performed in Group 2 of the Top 36 with "Put Your Records On" by Corinne Bailey Rae. She was initially eliminated, but was chosen as one of the Wild Card contenders and was soon placed in the Top 13. Joy was initially known as Megan Corkrey, but added her middle name Joy in the semi-finals and later on dropped the name Corkrey, saying it was her ex-husband's name. Megan Joy has appeared on several talk shows since her elimination from the Top 9 on April 1, 2009 and will be one of the performers on the American Idol 8 tour. She has been rumored to be one of the top choices to play Stevie Nicks' role in the upcoming Fleetwood Mac biopic and has stated that she's willing to dabble in the music or showbiz industry.
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