Megan Joy (born Megan Joy Knudsen on September 18, 1985 in Sandy, Utah, United States), formerly known as Megan Joy Corkrey, is an American singer-songwriter and actress, who was the ninth place finalist on the eighth season of American Idol 2009. Joy made her acting debut with a small role in the 2011 film Hall Pass. Her currently untitled debut album will be released in the summer of 2011. Joy attended Taylorsville High School in Taylorsville, Utah. She had tried out for most of the programs available at her school, but ended up not making anything. 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. Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.