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Paul McDonald on ‘American Idol’: Top 13

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Video: Paul McDonald performs “Come Pick Me Up”
by Ryan Adams.

Paul McDonald, American Idol

Paul McDonald performs in the Top 13 on “American Idol.”

Play time is over. The Top 13 on “American Idol” are heading into weekly combat with tonight’s theme, “Songs by Your Musical Idol,” including Huntsville’s Paul McDonald.

American IdolSong: “Come Pick Me Up,” by Ryan Adams

[buy album | “Come Pick Me Up” — aff. links]

Judges say: Steven: “I love the character and rasp in your voice. I love your voice.” J. Lo: “I hope America gets it.” Randy: “I love who Paul is. I love you for this show.”

We say: It was certainly a bubbly rendition. Perhaps, too bubbly. As a fan of the song, it’s a little jarring to see McDonald go lounge on it.

Paul McDonald, American Idol

Paul McDonald, American Idol

Paul McDonald, American Idol

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Audio: “Come Pick Me Up,” Paul McDonald

Voting closes at 11 tonight.

Update March 10: Ashthon Jones of Goodlettsville, Tenn., was eliminated.

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Next: Top 12 — Songs from Your Birth Year

Video: “Come Pick Me Up,” by Ryan Adams
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