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Paul McDonald on ‘American Idol’: Top Eight

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Video: Paul McDonald sings “Old Time Rock and Roll”
from “Risky Business” for movie night.

Lights. Camera. Action.

American Idol“American Idol” returns to one of its favorite recurring themes, movie songs. Huntsville’s Paul McDonald engages in some risky business.

“Help me, Jesus! Help me, Jewish God! Help me, Allah! Help me, Tom Cruise!”

Song: “Old Time Rock and Roll,” by Bob Seger

[buy Bob Seger’s “Old Time Rock and Roll
on iTunes, Amazon; buy Paul’s version
aff. links]

Judges say: Steven: “I love your crazy, wild abandon. What you got back from (the audience), that says it all.” J. Lo: “Every time you come out here, it’s like you’re going a little bit further in your performance, in just letting go. You killed it. Good job.” Randy: “America, you just witnessed the first number in the Paul McDonald concert. I love that you are just not a typical singer — you’re definitely an artist.” 

We say: Paul is becoming the good time guy, but can he really stir people, or will he always just be the party rock guy? And will it take him much further in the competition?

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Audio: “Old Time Rock and Roll,” Paul McDonald

Paul McDonald, American Idol

Paul McDonald, American Idol

Really rosy.

Paul McDonald, American Idol

Paul McDonald, American Idol

Paul McDonald, American Idol

Sax with Paul.

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 14: After his second trip to the Bottom Three, Paul McDonald was eliminated in eighth place, making him the first male contestant gone from the Top 13.

Previous: Top Nine — Rock and Roll Hall of Fame songs
Next: Top Seven

Video: “Old Time Rock and Roll,” by Bob Seger

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