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American Idol 10 Says Goodbye to Paul McDonald

Paul McDonald’s dreams of becoming a rock star has been cut short after America voted him out of the competition. He is the first male finalists who have been kicked out from the top 13.

The 25-year old rocker sand Maggie May for the last time on the Idol stage as requested by Jennifer Lopez. J-Lo, one of the most emotional judges in the history of the show, was close to tears while McDonald sang his final song.

After McDonald’s performance – his rendition of Old Time Rock and Roll – Wednesday, he landed on the bottom three spots with Stefano Langone and Haley Reinhart. Stefano was praised by the judges for pushing the envelope with his performance and they were all in shock when his was not sent back to the safety of the couch.

McDonald really put on a show Wednesday and Randy Jackson even said that he wanted to borrow his suite – a vibrant, sequenced red suite.  However, Steven Tyler was not very impressed and thought that his saxophonist out staged him.

One of the most successful Idol winners Kelly Clarkson also graced the show with her song “Don’t You Want to Stay?” She sang the song with Jason Aldean. Show host Ryan Seacrest took a beating from Clarkson after teasing her about her tweets saying that “Casey is delicious.”

Seven hopefuls remain in the game: Scotty Mccreery, Haley Reinhart, Jacob Lusk, James Durbin, Stefano Langone, and the youngest in the bunch Lauren Alaina. Meanwhile, Pia Toscano who was ousted last week supported her friends from the crowd.

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2 American Idol Finalists Head Home

Thia Megia and Naima Adedapo, American Idol contenders, were sent home after getting the lowest text votes this week.

Naima, 26, is a dance instructor from Milwaukee while Thia, 16, the youngest finalist in the group, is a freshmen high school student from Mountain House, California. Both were booted out of the competition after garnering the lowest text votes from viewers. This happened after their rendition of Elten John’s “Daniel” and “I’m Still Standing.”

The two were joined in the bottom three by Paul McDOnald. He is a 26-year-old singer-songwriter and sang “Rocket Man”, Wednesday.

Naima, did not originally make it to the final 12, but was given a second-chance as a wild card after her feisty performance. She also made the crowd go wild after giving strong song-and-dance number of Rihanna’s Umbrella.

Thia, on the other hand, is the youngest American Idol finalist in the history of the competition at the age of 15. She started as a strong competitor and a crowd-favorite. Her past few performances, however, disappointed the judges as they all seemed monotonous. Jennifer Lopez even said, Wednesday, that it seemed like they have seen her performance before and they want to see her doing something else.

On a lighter note, Casey Abrams, the quirky camp counselor got the highest votes. Ryan Seacrest, American Idol host, even said that if Adams knew how much votes he got, he would be very pleased. Abrams, 20, sang “Your Song” still by Elton John, Wednesday.

There are eight remaining contestants in American Idol 10, and viewers can expect one American Idol hopeful will be eliminated next week.

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