After narrowly escaping elimination, Haley Reinhart and Stefano Langone, were safe — leaving Paul McDonald to sing his swan song. Were YOU disappointed?
He was the leader of the pack and the oldest contestant remaining on Season 10 of American Idol, but Paul McDonald received the lowest number of votes from America and was eliminated from the show April 14 — and it didn’t seem like anyone was too surprised.
The 26-year-old Rod Stewart-esque character didn’t win over the crowd with his rendition of “Old Time Rock and Roll” the night before. Even though the judges failed to point it out, his performance was pitchy and weak compared to the rest, who barely missed a note.
I doubt this is the last we’ll see of Paul. His band back home — The Grand Magnolias — has shot up the iTunes charts since he’s been on Idol. Plus, singing his own songs (versus covers) is his passion, so he’ll be stoked to be on his own for a bit…at least until the tour starts!
Now only seven remain on Idol. Who do YOU think will be the next to go? Sound off below!