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Paul McDonald on ‘American Idol’: Top 12

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Video: Paul McDonald sings “I Guess That’s Why They
Call It the Blues,” a song from his birth year, 1984.
[buy it on iTunes — aff. link]

The Top 12 are on deck on “American Idol,” with a retro theme this week, “Songs From Your Birth Year.” Will a cold slow down Huntsville’s Paul McDonald?

American IdolSong: “I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues,” by Elton John

[buy Elton John’s “I Guess That’s Why They
Call It the Blues” on iTunes, Amazon; buy Paul’s version — aff. links]

Paul McDonald, American Idol

Judges say: J. Lo: “I feel you. I know you felt like you were struggling, You have so much soul and star quality that it overcame that. You made it happen.” Randy: “I’m not gonna give you a pass because you have a cold. The first half was pitchy. The thing I like: You’re the ingenue, you find a way to make it your own. You put the Paul spin on it. But get the notes right.” Steven: “You define a cool dude and loose mood. Your swagger is way cool. It’s a very distinctive voice — that’s what you’re turning into.”

We say: We’re still not feeling it, but maybe he’ll grow on us over time. Overall, a weak performance. And is he too Paul for America?

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Audio: “I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues,” Paul McDonald

“American Idol” airs at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays on Fox 6.

Voting closes at 11 tonight.

Previous: Top 13 — Songs By Your Musical Idol
Next: Top 11

Video: “I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues,” by Elton John
[buy this song on
iTunes, Amazon— aff. links]

Paul McDonald, American Idol

Paul McDonald, American Idol

Paul McDonald, American Idol

Paul McDonald, American Idol

Paul McDonald, American Idol

Jennifer Lopez, American Idol

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Update March 17: Karen Rodriguez of New York was eliminated.

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