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Paul McDonald on ‘American Idol’: Top Nine

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Video: Paul McDonald sings “Folsom Prison Blues”
for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame night.

Are you ready to rock?

American IdolWe said, are you ready to rock?

No? OK. Well, these nine “American Idol” contestants are ready, including Huntsville’s Paul McDonald. The quirky singer faced a close call last week as part of the Bottom Three in which two others were sent home.

This time, the man onstage took on the Man in Black, Johnny Cash.

Song: “Folsom Prison Blues,” by Johnny Cash

[buy Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues
on iTunes, Amazon
; buy Paul’s version aff. links]

Judges say: Randy: “I got three words for you: I loved it!” Steven: “You’re such a crazy character. You rocked the house.” J. Lo: “A perfect way to end the show. Good job.” 

We say: High energy, maybe not our favorite version of the song, but should be enough to keep him out of the Bottom Three again.

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Audio: “Folsom Prison Blues,” Paul McDonald

Paul McDonald, American Idol

Paul McDonald, American Idol

Paul McDonald, American Idol

Paul McDonald, American Idol

Paul McDonald, American Idol

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

Voting closes at 10:30 tonight.

Update April 7: Pia Toscano was sent home in ninth place.

Previous: Top 11 again — Elton John songs
Next: Top Eight — movie songs

Video: “Folsom Prison Blues,” by Johnny Cash

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More “American Idol” at idol.wadeonbirmingham.com.

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